Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry
- 1 hr 21 min
Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry is not a simple movie. It is the 2009 film adaptation of the celebrity portrait photography book by Michael Grecco, who has published other works about adult film stars in America. Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look at an X-Rated Industry is an unusually open-minded attempt to document the adult industry in the motion picture medium. Nothing about Naked Ambition falls into the average or stereotypical views about pornography; in fact most of the film is refreshingly new information. The movie introduces the viewing audience to the annual AVN awards ceremonies in Las Vegas, Nevada. This yearly celebration of the adult film industry is the place where actors, actresses, directors, photographers, and adult stars come to network or be recognized for their achievements. As a director and photographer, Michael Grecco lets the public in on a private arena of the modern film and movie world, as it exists today. It must be understood that Naked Ambition is a film with many issues being examined. There are many different impressions that the film gives to viewers, some direct, some subtle, and others leaving feelings mixed about what is portrayed. There are also many cameos with real-life individuals such as Ron Jeremy, Larry Flynt, and other major names in the X-rated movie business. It is odd how the film seems to jump from moments that are comedic to ones that are unsettling, all being displayed honestly, as an attempt to portray the adult film world with a frank, yet liberal amount of truth.