There should be a word for for a movie title that doubles as a review (Jennifer Lopez’ “Enough” comes to mind). But NPO’s “A Really Cheap Porn Movie!” is refreshingly self-deprecating if one starts with the premise that all porn is overhyped. It’s wonderful when one starts with low expectations and finishes (literally) with the idea that “this has successfully appealed to my need for low expectations.”
Director Craig Valentine makes no bones about not having the money or the interest in making something “good,” so he just films Ron Jeremy and a bunch of Florida-based nymphettes, some bonehead named Jimmy (he wears his swimming goggles through his scene and you know he thinks he looks cool in them), Brianna Beach, and Summer Haze canoodling.
The plot is that there is no plot. The bad camerawork is instantly explained away by the title. We are left with the type of movie that is the perfect thing to watch if you have never, ever seen a porn movie before, because once you’ve seen a second porn movie, something like this looks, by comparison, like it just didn’t try hard enough, which it didn’t. But it’s a good movie nonetheless – it’s just a little disconcerting because it doesn’t pretend to be anything else.