Just when you think you’ve seen it all….I mean, how many twists could there be to the formulaic romcom? We can all usually tell what’s coming next even if it is sinfully fun to be sucked into. But this one slaps on a new frontier. Good girl meets bad boy…wait for it…in a porn studio. OK, juicy enough to work with and possibly be a fresh twist.
Award winning NYU film student, Jody (Lee Lee Sobieski), moves to LA where the only job she can get near a studio is directing cars into the parking lot. She’s hardworking, smart, morally sound….and desperate. So, when a position opens as an editor at adult entertainment company, ‘Grind Productions’, she hesitantly accepts. She is soon working with a clan of outwardly beautiful, yet cranially challenged, young talent and an inappropriately honest co-worker. Enter the charming, yet scummy, director/boss, Jeff, (Matt Davis) who takes extra special care of Jody by bringing her coffee and sending her a gift basket full of sex toys. Hmmm…he’s a head-scratcher. Where could this go? More after the jump:
Finally an entertaining romantic comedy about the adult film industry told from a woman’s point of view. Move over Kevin Smith. Julie Davis’s new movie, Finding Bliss, has an intriguing storyline and more heart and soul than Smith’s big studio Zack & Miri Make a Porno and it was made on one tenth of the budget. The irony is amusing because back in 1998, Davis was one of several up-and-coming film directors including Smith that sat down together for a famous portrait by photographer Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue on promising New Wave directors.
Written and directed by Davis, Finding Bliss is a hilarious exploration of the adult film industry through the eyes of an idealistic 25-year-old award-winning film school grad, Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), who’s faced with the hard decision of taking the only well-paying industry job she has yet been offered – editing porn at Grind Productions. The film also stars Kristen Johnston, Matt Davis, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy and features fun cameos by Ron Jeremy and Garry Marshall. More after the jump:
Ron Jeremy has been the hardest working man in Hollywood for over three decades, but he’s putting some distance between himself and the world of porn these days as he contemplates retirement and moves more and more into mainstream film. In his latest outing, the multi-faceted actor/writer/producer/director turns in a highly entertaining cameo in Julie Davis’ cutting edge romantic comedy, Finding Bliss.
Jeremy talked to us about how his new movie compared to Zack and Miri Make a Porno, what he sees as the uncertain future of the adult entertainment industry, and why he absolutely despises the internet. He also discussed his involvement in The Great Porn Debates and updated us on his latest work including an appearance on the Travel Channel, a hilarious documentary entitled Midgets Vs. Mascots, and a starring role opposite Billy Zane in Guido, a dramatic feature film which has just begun shooting in Los Angeles. Hit the jump fro the interview.