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Fast Forward: Confessions of a Porn Screenwriter
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • May.15.2006
  • 9781933149059
  • Manic D Press

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With dreams of becoming a highly respected screenwriter, Eric Spitznagel moves to Los Angeles. When Hollywood fails to notice him, he settles for the next best thing: writing scripts for adult films. Determined to make the most of his bad luck, he sets out to make a movie that will be celebrated more for its witty dialogue and gripping plot than its raw depictions of hardcore sex. As Spitznagel discovers, making the Great American Porn is far from easy, especially when you've been hired to write a sequel to Butt Crazy. Spitznagel struggles to be taken seriously as an artist, a seeming impossibility in an industry averse to "complicated words." Along the way, he meets a director with delusions of being the porn Kurosawa, an actress with a scholarly knowledge of medical maladies, and an NBA star who might just make the biggest mistake of his life. In an...
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With dreams of becoming a highly respected screenwriter, Eric Spitznagel moves to Los Angeles. When Hollywood fails to notice him, he settles for the next best thing: writing scripts for adult films. Determined to make the most of his bad luck, he sets out to make a movie that will be celebrated more for its witty dialogue and gripping plot than its raw depictions of hardcore sex. As Spitznagel discovers, making the Great American Porn is far from easy, especially when you've been hired to write a sequel to Butt Crazy.

Spitznagel struggles to be taken seriously as an artist, a seeming impossibility in an industry averse to "complicated words." Along the way, he meets a director with delusions of being the porn Kurosawa, an actress with a scholarly knowledge of medical maladies, and an NBA star who might just make the biggest mistake of his life. In an industry devoted to churning out disposable erotica, can one lowly writer make an adult film that compels viewers to admire the plot without hovering a thumb over the fast forward button?

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Eric Spitznagel writes for magazines like Playboy and Vanity Fair.

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Published Reviews

Dec.14.2007

In a post-James Frey world, it’s wise for humor author Spitznagel (Planet Baywatch) and his publisher to include a disclaimer stating that “some elements have been exaggerated,...

Author's Publishing Notes

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">&quot;Like most pornography, I found <em>Fast Forward</em> to be a relentless and indecent assault on the traditional family values that Americans find most sacred. Makes a great stocking stuffer.&quot;</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">-Amy Sedaris</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">&quot;Spitznagel is porn-tastic! He's hilarious in a clear-eyed, Midwestern, straightforward kind of way. His personal journey into the flames of XXX hell perfectly articulates America's moral hand-wringing about porn and money.&quot;</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">-Jack Boulware, author of <em>Sex, American Style</em></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">&quot;Despite his protests, Spitznagel may very well be porn's answer to Kurosawa. And not unlike Rashomon, you probably shouldn't believe a word he says. <em>Fast Foward</em> isn't the most flattering portrait of the adult film industry, but it's hands-down the funniest.&quot;</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman">-Asia Carrera, star of such adult films as <em>Nympho Newlywed</em> and <em>Thunder Pussy</em></span></p>