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Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy

Title: Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
Year: 2001
Director: Scott J. Gill
Rated: R

No Face Rating: 3 1/2 reels

No, it’s not quite what you think.

This isn’t a porno.

It’s a documentary.

Of the life of Ron Jeremy.

For the sheltered few who don’t know, Ron Jeremy is a porn actor. Yeah, I know- he doesn’t quite seem the type, does he? I mean, look at him. Hell, his nickname is the Hedgehog. He’s fact, sweaty and greasy looking, and hairy. How in the hell did he ever get hired? Well for one thing, he didn’t always look like this. If you watch the documentary, you’ll be surprised to find that he used to be a not-so-hairy, slender, relatively good-looking guy back in the 70s. With a huge dick. And he still has a huge dick. Which is why he still has a job.

The documentary covers Ron’s whole life, starting from childhood. There are interviews with family members, which surprised me since I didn’t think family would approve of his profession. Along the way you find little interesting tidbits about Ron’s life. For example, did you know that Ron actually was a teacher for a while? He received a Master’s degree in Education? Well, now you do.

The documentary quickly gets to Ron’s entry into the porn industry. How did this mild mannered, sensitive teacher end up in this business? You’ll just have to watch the movie to find out. It continues on with interviews from some of Ron’s friends, some in the industry and some from the real world.

Obviously there is some nudity in the documentary. There are many clips from Ron’s movies, so expect a lot of boobie shots and of Ron’s best asset. There are also boobie shots from female fans who ask Ron to sign their cleavage.

The documentary itself is a lot of fun to watch. It’s mostly lighthearted, though there are a couple of serious moments.

If you want a laugh and don’t mind seeing naked bodies, then check out this movie. If you have no idea who Ron Jeremy is or could care less about him, then go rent something else for the yuks.


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November 14, 2005 - Posted by | Comedy, Documentary

2 Comments »

  1. Oh my! I rented this movie about a year ago. I loved it.

    I found Ron Jeremy to be a sympathetic character. Nice, down-to-earth, sincere, a bit sad.

    Great review, Toni.

    Comment by bugsbutt | November 18, 2005 | Reply

  2. I agree, Bug. I did feel sorry for him a few times. He seems like a private guy who has this whole other public, larger than life persona. It’s especially touching when he was talking about old girlfriends.

    Comment by Toni | November 21, 2005 | Reply


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