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Review: 'Aroused' rarely goes beyond surface in profiling porn stars
For a film that purports to go beyond the surface and uncover the "true essence" of adult film stars, "Aroused" spends a lot of time admiring the surface. Photographer Deborah Anderson, whose art books of erotica include "Paperthin" and the star-studded "Room 23," used the occasion of a photo shoot with 16 leading ladies of porn to conduct interviews about their lives and work. Completist fans of such performers as Alexis Texas, Katsuni and Misty Stone are the only likely viewers liable to find the documentary satisfying.
By Sheri Linden
May 1, 2013