Boogie Nights

A young man searching for his place in the world falls into the porn film industry. He soon rises to the top and changes his screen name to Dirk.

The fast-paced, drinking and drugging lifestyle of his new found career causes problems at home, but he is smitten with the intensity of fame and attention he receives as the current 'golden boy' of porn.

He gets hooked on cocaine which is very prevalent in the porn film industry and finds his star status slipping away. In a drug induced state he decides to get involved with a dangerously volatile durg lord who nearly kills him when the deal goes sour. His drug-ridden detour results in being pushed aside and out of the spotlight to make room for the next naughty and naked Adonis, despite Dirk's incredible phallic endowment (which we get to see at the very end!).

Having paid his dues, Dirk resurfaces in the porn world and takes his place not as a 'has been', but as a seasoned veteran who still has what it takes. And does he ever!

Revealing mistake: In Dirk's first sex scene with Amber they are both supposed to be naked except for their shoes. At the end of the scene Amber sits up on the table on which they had sex as a female stage hand wraps her in a robe, and you can see she is wearing black panties.

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Dirk Diggler: I'm Dirk Diggler! I'm the star! It's my big dick and I say when we roll!

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Trivia: Loosely based on the events of porn legend John Holmes' (died from AIDS-related liver failure in 1988) life.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: Why was Little Bill so casual about seeing his wife cheat on him? I know he was furious, but he was still unusually calm, he just acted like he caught her holding hands with someone else, not like she was having sex with someone else. And why was his wife so casual about it too? She acted like she did nothing wrong.

MikeH

Chosen answer: SPOILER ALERT: It was the 1970's. Loose morals. The era of free love. Little Bill and his wife were active in the porn industry. It's likely that his wife presumed, but never discussed with her husband, an "open relationship." Bill, stunned by his discovery (but, perhaps, suspecting it all along), was simply trying to maintain his composure and not seem pathetically unhip by what would be perceived as an absurd overreaction. Clearly, however, he was suppressing a great deal of internalized rage. Ultimately, but very calmly as always, he eventually shoots and kills his wife and her gentleman caller mid-coitus, and then eats his own gun, at Jack's New Year's Eve Party, 1980.

Michael Albert

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