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Old 10-28-2014, 08:23 AM
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I'm not done yet with the documentaries. :smug:

After Porn Ends

is a documentary of former porn stars and how their life evolved after they left the industry. They basically chose 12 former porn actors (female and male) and let them talk about their lives.

When talking about how they found their way into the industry the difference between male and female actors is the most striking:

Female: most were abused as kids or were addicts or had serious financial problems (single mom for example)
Male: Wait, what? You pay me to have sex?? I can have sex with Nina Hartley and i get paid for it? Let me think about that loool

Also, they really, really shouldn't have concentrated solely on white actors. That's a huge missed opportunity.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:42 PM
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I'd also be interested in the stories of the gay for pay male actors. I wonder if their stories skew more toward those of the ladies.
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I watched some porn documentary series once when I had a pay channel, Showtime I think. They talked to a gay for pay actor who said he did it because it pays much, much more than straight porn. I think his exact words were "I don't take my socks off for (whatever figure they cited)." I remember him because it was the first time I looked at someone and knew they'd had a ton of botox. Now I find it easier to recognize at even lower levels.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:29 PM
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they'd had a ton of botox. Now I find it easier to recognize at even lower levels.
What level exactly?

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The Salt of the Earth - by Wim Wenders

A documentary about the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Wenders uses an interesting technique: he projects Salgado's photos on a semi-transparent mirror so that you can see botht he photo and the photographer.

Very, very beautiful!
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The Return to Homs

The documentary follows the Syrian national football goalie Abdul Baset Al-Sarout and his activist friend Ossama in their daily lives in the birthplayce of the Syrian revolution Homs. They turn from initially peaceful protest to armed insurgency. From hopefulness that they can topple Assad to utter despair.

It's not for the faint of heart as you will see people getting shot right in front of the camera. A lot.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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The E-Team

The E-Team is the Emergencies team of Human Rights Watch. The documentary follows four of its members while they document human rights abuses (here it was mostly Syria).

Excellent documentary!
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Dear Albania by Eliza Dushku

I backed this one on Kickstarter years ago and finally received the DVD. It's a documentary about ... Albania, where E. Dushku's grand-parents emigrated from.

Not bad. A little rough around the edges and a little too focused on Ms. Dushku, but on the whole worth a watch.
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Tricked

A documentary about forced prostitution in the US. You know, in general as a gender we are shit. Absolute garbage.
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I watched "first position" with my ballet-crazy ten year old. It is a bit... bathsalts, despite some very impressive festival wins. A bunch of kids have to work WAY too hard to get noticed at a prestigious ballet grand prix. Nothing ground-breakingly new here, though made with proper craftsmanship.

But I still enjoyed it because of the expert commentary delivered by our newest Ballerina (with all of one lesson under her belt) and also because it features the worlds most lovely ballet mum, who has learned how to home-die leotard straps from pink to brown on her stovetop because you can never get good ones that match brown skin, and uses a brown sharpie to do the little pink triangle in the back of some ballet-outfits.
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Cartel Land

Documentary about the Mexican drug war and more specifically about the "Autodefensas" vigilante group under Dr. José Mireles in Michoacán and on the US side the "Arizona Border Recon" under Tim Foley. Excellent documentary even if it can be really brutal.

At times you almost forget that you're watching a documentary and that the agonizing screams of torture victims are real. Jesus. :(

9/10
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Mos Stellarium

A Luxembourgish documentary. Six young refugees from Syria and the Balkans talk about their journey to Luxembourg.

Excellent!
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Amanda Knox

Pretty damn good documentary about the investigations into the Meredith Kercher murder. Whatever you think of the case and how badly it was handled, there is one thing clear: I have never seen a bigger sleaze ball than "journalist" Nick Pisa who reported for the Daily Mail. God, that guy is fucking repulsive. :shudder:

Anyway, it's on Netflix and well worth a watch.
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Here's a free documentary for you! I recommend you watch this.

Japan A Story of Love and Hate - YouTube
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This thread, seems relevant.

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I am not your Negro

If you're white you have to watch this. Seriously, there is no excuse.
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