I have to admit, my expectations weren’t high for Hardcore: Bare Naked Talent. A British mockumentary with an inexperienced cast, first time director and which was made in 2005 but only coming to DVD now; it didn’t exact fill me with confidence. Even the fact it’s about the making of a porn movie suggests lowest common denominator trash, but I’m very pleased to report the film is a lot better than you’d expect.
The reason for that is that Hardcore takes the time to surround its tit and bum gags with a plot and characters you can actually empathise with. The core of the film is the journey of ‘Jack Innov’ (Alex Constantine), the pseudonym that a young wannabe filmmaker comes up with when he decides to direct a porn epic called Assanova, in the hope it will allow him to eventually make proper movies [Read more…]