Jim Powers – Porn’s Most Outrageous Outtakes (2006)
Studio: JM Productions
Director: Jim Powers
Cast: Jim Powers, Kate Frost, Keegan Skye, Genesis Skye, Ashley Blue, Katie Gold, Cindy Crawford, Lucy Liu, Sabrina Jade, Aspen Brock, Erica Lockette, dozens of others
As narrator/director Jim Powers tells us in this selection of bloopers from ten movies he has shot for the morality-challenged JM Productions, “We’re all fuckups in porno.”
The idea of a porn gag reel is both redundant and very necessary in an industry that takes itself so seriously.
People who want the porn industry to go away need look no further than this collection for validation. A casual misanthropy permeates each of the scenes, from Powers’ description (and then our viewing of) a sequence in which actresses storm off the set after being cajoled into being gagged (the titles were called “Gag Factor”, after all) to the aggressive way the performers choose to resist the non-physical, but very real pressure to continue performing for their $300.
As we watch Behind the Scenes footage from series like Attention Whores and Girlvert, we become aware that Powers and crew are guilty of not explicity spelling out the fact that a creepy photographer is going to be present at every moment, even when the actresses are not performing. The most oft-repeated line in the whole movie is “Would you get the fuck out of here?”
The JM movies’ behind the scenes footage has always provided the best snapshot of porn performer loopiness, but Porn’s Most Outrageous Outtakes seems to cast more light on the people who are shooting it. Powers is right: they do seem like fuckups.
Once you get past that, the rest of this movie is like the best reality show ever. It is like a bukkake at a car crash. Fights, drugs, drunkenness, fear of police, misplaced pathos, and the horrifying California town of Acton all vie for primacy at the top of the monkey pile.
If properly attuned to the glory of the world around one, one could masturbate to anything. Except this. This should be watched in horror.