Pornography: A Thriller

2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Pornography: A Thriller may have a few interesting things to say about porn. But thrills? Not so much. What begins as an ambitious, segmented meditation on a missing gay-porn star (Grey) and the journey of one writer (Montgomery) into a violent, voyeuristic heart of darkness eventually devolves into a routine Lynchian head trip. The long, strange trip of another stud-for-hire (Scherer) experiencing haunted dreams completes the narrative three-way. Taken independently, these chapters probe the thorny porn star--viewer exchange, but Kittredge can’t connect the dots into a worthy climax. In other words: all foreplay, no full release.—S. James Snyder

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