That there is machinery in place that would have you believe that “Joey Buttafuoco: Caught on Tape was not staged is one thing, but that Buttafuoco and his wife, Evanka, told me to my face that it was not staged left me sad.
The story goes that the couple was filmed by robot webcams without their knowledge and then the tape was “discovered” and released to the fanfare of lawsuits, when in fact it was all planned and there was a cameraman there.
This is distinct from the Amy Fisher tape, in which both participants play for the camera. Why people united by the same incident 16 years ago chose to acknowledge their tapes so differently is interesting.
But the Buttafuocos were very nice and the tape itself is filled with tender moments between a married couple who think enough of their parts to film them. Whether or not you feel the same way, whether or not you think “celebrity” makes people worth watching having sex, and whether or not a good backstory justifies watching a but-for-the-”I love you”s unremarkable porn tape is the context behind porn’s unhealthy obsession with D-list celebs.
Go watch The Texas Vibrator Massacre. I mean it, go right now. It’s Rob Rotten’s best movie yet, and you won’t see a better acting performance this year than the one by Roxy DeVille, either. She manages to be, by turns, bitchy, terrified, sullen, devious, wounded and desperate, all with only a couple of dozen lines of dialogue. One of the best movies of the year so far.
It is a noble cause to make a porn movie about something other than having sex. In the case of Adam and Eve’s upcoming “Rollerdollz”, that something is skating. And director James Avalon recruited actual skaters like Sunny Lane to flesh out the cast, which also includes Adam & Eve contract stars Ava Rose, Bree Olson, and Kayden Kross.
See? I said “flesh” and it meant something.
Ron Jeremy has once again been cast in an elder statesman role. People who say that porn has no place for the aged just don’t watch enough of it.