What To Watch: 5 Porn Stars Who Made The Leap To Commercial Movies – CINEMABLEND

Not only Simon Rex has changed adult cinema for more ‘serious’ cinema with ‘Scary Movie’ or ‘Red Rocket. These other actors tried their luck in a series of interesting movies that we can enjoy on streaming platforms.

On billboards we can now enjoy Red Rocket, a great independent film with the signature of Sean Baker where the protagonist is a former porn star who returns to his hometown after spending his best moment. The funny thing is that the actor who plays him is Simon Rex, a former adult film star also far from his peak and wanting to experiment as a “serious” actor, although years ago he left behind the darkest cinematographic universe he arrived at. hand in hand with his girlfriend, film actress x, in exchange for accommodation.

But following in the footsteps of Simon Rex, we find a good collection of porn movie actors who tried their luck in commercial productions with more or less success. Today we review the movie stories of 5 actors who also made the leap to Hollywood and ended up starring in more interesting movies than you might thinkall available on the different platforms of streaming. They did not come out badly, and in some cases they were part of a classic.

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Fred J. Lincoln in ‘The Last House on the Left’ (1972)

Frederick Piantadosi, better known as Fred J. Lincoln, had a prolific career as an adult film director, making 64 films as an actor, 310 as a director and 42 as a producer, even winning specialized awards in this kind of adult film. But He also played the pedophile in a group of criminal savages who cause the most traumatic event in The last house on the left from Wes Craven.

In this exploitation and revenge horror film, inspired by The spring of the maiden of Ingmar Bergman, a couple of young people go to the big city for a concert, but they end up being attacked by criminals. They carry out a series of horrible crimes on them, leaving their parents completely devastated and thirsty for revenge.

You can see it on Filmin.

Robert Kerman in ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ (1980)

Under the alias of R. Bolla, the New Yorker Robert Kerman He made 100 pornographic films during what is considered the golden age of the industry, at the end of the seventies. He also took a surprising turn as the lead in an Italian exploitation horror film, Ruggero Deodato’s controversial cult play Cannibal Holocaust.

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Kerman plays a university professor who teaches Anthropology, who ends up leading an expedition into the Amazon jungle to find a group of lost journalists who were there shooting a documentary. Unfortunately, they only find his mutilated remains and footage, which will detail the horrific events leading up to his death.

You can see it on FlixOlé.

Traci Lords in ‘Cry-Baby (The Tear)’ (1990)

Nora Louise Kuzma took on the name Traci Lords upon entering the adult film industry. She became one of the most requested actresses, everything was cut short when the FBI carried out an investigation that showed that she used a false ID to make her first films even though she was a minor. Almost all of her movies were banned, and she decided to study acting to become a commercial actress. He had his chance soon Cry-Baby (The Tear).

John Waters makes his own Grease here, musically satirizing the 1950s with an intense romance between a charismatic rebel and a demure young woman who have an instant crush. Bizarre and irreverent, as only a John Waters film can be, with a very young Johnny Depp wasting charisma like the high school delinquent. Lords plays one of the high school girls closest to the badass gang.

You can see it on Filmin.

Belladonna in ‘Pure vice’ (2014)

Michelle Anne Sinclair appeared in 300 adult films under the pseudonym Belladonna before retiring from the industry in 2008. Since then she has sought to appear on screen in other kinds of films that did not require her to appear nude. He had a great opportunity in a film by the respected Paul Thomas Andersonwho initially made a mockumentary about a porn star and later made boogie nightsfocused on that industry.

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In this Pure Vice, Joaquin Phoenix plays a peculiar private detective from Los Angeles, who searches for his missing lover. Soon he will be involved in a dark network that will uncover corruption and perversion in the upper echelons of the city. A peculiar mix of film noir and stoner film with which Anderson once again shows his unique personality.

You can see it in hbo max.

Sasha Gray in ‘Open Windows’ (2014)

Probably Sasha Gray be the actress who needs the least introduction. At a certain point he decided to explore beyond the porn industry and had opportunities both in Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience and in this peculiar international production by Nacho Vigalondo. Gray plays one of the main roles in Open Windows.

In this thriller psychological a simple man (Elijah Wood), fan of the actress of the moment (Sasha Grey), gets a dinner with her in a contest. But he receives a message saying that the actress has canceled the date, although this message also offers him the possibility of spying on her throughout the night on her laptop. From here a dangerous game will begin both for her and for him.

You can see it on Amazon Prime Video and on HBO Max.

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