LUCKY BASTARD – an NC-17 rated thriller set in the world of porn opens today in LA!

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Official poster art for the NC-rated porno thriller / mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

Official poster art for the NC-rated porno thriller / mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

The adult film industry is a provocative backdrop for Lucky Bastard, a “found-footage” thriller opening March 7th at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in North Hollywood. The Los Angeles Times calls it a “bold little thriller” with a “kicky, highly involving narrative,” while the Hollywood Reporter notes it is “less exploitative and a bit smarter than its seedy adult-film setting would suggest.”

Betsy Rue and Jay Paulson star in the NC-rated porno thriller / mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

Betsy Rue and Jay Paulson star in the NC-rated porno thriller / mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

Lucky Bastard may seem to be criticizing the porn industry, but its real target is the “humiliation” entertainment widespread to reality television, in which average joes are made to look ridiculous for the amusement of the public. In Lucky Bastard—based on actual adult websites—ordinary fans are given a chance to have a romantic encounter with a porn star. When one unbalanced fan proves sexually inept, he is driven by shame and humiliation to enact bloody revenge on his tormentors—all while the cameras are still rolling.

Lucky Bastard is the first film directed by Robert Nathan, a veteran of some of the most esteemed television shows (Law & Order, ER) of the last twenty years. Nathan saw the story as a way to challenge commonly held assumptions, such as that of porn performers as damaged, depraved individuals—they are, in fact, normal working people trying to improve their lives and provide for their families.

Jay Paulson stars in the NC-17 rated porno thriller/ mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

Jay Paulson stars in the NC-17 rated porno thriller/ mockumentary LUCKY BASTARD

The film is rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content, though numerous reviews have noted the rating is unfair—there is nudity, crude language, violence and sexual situations, but no more so than might be found on HBO after hours.

Lucky Bastard is a true “indie”—made outside the Hollywood system, albeit with an experienced crew and acclaimed ensemble cast, led by Don McManus (Grand Piano), Jay Paulson (Mad Men) and Betsy Rue (My Bloody Valentine). The film was made precisely for those moviegoers who like new and different experiences—food for thought as well as thrills and chills.

For more info go to: www.LuckyBastardMovie.com

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