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Powerful Peep Show: ‘Naked Amibition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry’ on DVD
At one point in Michael Grecco’s documentary on the world of porn, actress and director Joanna Angel says, “Nobody feels lukewarm about pornography. They either love it or they hate it.” And though Grecco’s film, “Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry,” certainly sympathizes with the members of that world, it’s not just fluff. Instead, Grecco tries to get to the bottom of a subculture churning out $12 billion a year, and in doing so, he creates a relatable narrative and exposes personal stories that make the industry, its participants and supporters seem far less superficial than you would expect. Grecco, a photojournalist who worked for The Boston Herald and the Associated Press before transitioning into celebrity portrait work, started with the idea of creating a coffee-table book about the porn industry that “people would actually put on their coffee table.”

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An entertaining, adeptly crafted documentary that treats its provocative subject matter with refreshing respect.

- Los Angeles Times

This beautifully printed hard cover book offers an unabashed peek under the silken covers of one of the few remaining concealed idiosyncrasies of pop culture, the multi-billion dollar porn industry. The book features full color portraits of your favorite adult stars with forewords by Larry Flynt and Dave Navarro. All books are signed by Michael Grecco. HARDCOVER: 224 pages, 13 x 10 inches, $39.95. Free delivery within the USA.

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Join celebrity photographer Michael Grecco as he presents a humorous, sometimes introspective, always unexpected behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars of the Porn Industry. See your favorite adult stars and meet some new ones in this unprecedented and uncensored examination of the Adult film industry awards. Featuring: Jesse Jane, Ron Jeremy, Jenna Jameson, Larry Flynt and Sunny Lane. DVD Street Date: April 20, 2010
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