Naked Fame

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Naked Fame
Naked Fame.jpg
Directed by Christopher Long
Starring Colton Ford
Blake Harper
Chi Chi La Rue
Pepper Mashay
Bruce Vilanch
Distributed by Regent Releasing
TLA Releasing
Release dates February 18, 2005 (limited)
Running time 85 minutes
Language English
Box office $213,621 (USA)

Naked Fame a documentary that follows Colton Ford's transition from the world of gay porn to that of a mainstream singer.[1] It opened on February 18, 2005 in the United States to mixed critical reviews.

Synopsis[edit]

At the age of 40, porn star Colton Ford decides to leave the industry and pursue his true calling — a singing career. He feels he has the voice, but his "overexposed" past could be the hook that gets him noticed or the hook that yanks him off stage. Naked Fame follows Colton and his former life-partner, porn star Blake Harper, as they try to ease their way back into the mainstream.

The film examines the inner-workings of music industry and documents the emotional struggles involved in the pursuit of one's dreams. It contains footage and interviews from Chi Chi LaRue, Bruce Vilanch, Pepper Mashay and Lonnie Gordon, and Ford's parents.

Reaction[edit]

Naked Fame received mixed reviews from leading movie critics, getting a 50% fresh score on the Tomatometer.[2] LA Times film critic Kevin Thomas called it "an engaging and forthright documentary"[3] and New York Post critic Russell Smith found it to be "a sunny movie full of likable characters"[4] In contrast, Peter L'Official of Village Voice said "there are many dreadful elements in this chronicle"[5] and David Noh of Film Journal International thought the director was "scrambling" with "flimsy material."[6]

Naked Fame grossed $213,621 in the United States.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naked Fame "About" page". Naked Fame official webpage. Regent Releasing. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Naked Fame". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ Swed, Mark. "Entertainment- latimes.com". Calendarlive.com. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  4. ^ "NY Post article". New York Post. 
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  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ Naked Fame (2004) - Box office/business

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