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Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)

Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

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Credited cast:
Linda Adrain ...
Herself
Bill Amerson ...
Himself
Denise Amerson ...
Herself
Sean 'Duke' Amerson ...
Himself
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Herself (as Aunt Peg)
...
Himself
Tom Blake ...
Himself (as Det. Tom Blake)
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Herself
Paul Cambria ...
Himself
...
Himself
David Clark ...
Himself
Ron Coen ...
Himself (as Hon. Ron Coen)
Misty Dawn ...
Herself (as Laurie Holmes)
Mitchell Egers ...
Himself
Don Fernando ...
Himself
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Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content | See all certifications »
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12 January 2001 (USA)  »

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WADD: La vida y la época de John C. Holmes  »

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In a 1999 interview with GettingIt webzine, when asked why there any shots of the fully erect penis of John Holmes in the theatrical documentary, director Wesley Emerson said, "I didn't think it was needed, and I basically cut it with a cable version in mind - like for HBO or something." See more »

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Bill Amerson: John and I started HIV testing for all the adult film performers starting in 1985. We were the very first to insist that all porn actors and actress take an AIDS test. So... to show the industry that we weren't afraid of the test, both John and I went to a clinic and took the AIDS test together. We both came back negative. So, about four or five months later, we went back to take another test because we were going to do it every six months to show the industry that we weren't afraid of the test...
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Fascinating look at a human tri-pod
13 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely fascinating biography/ documentary about John Holmes featuring entertaining interviews with such notable people as Paul Thomas Anderson, Al Goldstien, Ron Coen, and leading actresses of the Golden Age of pornography. The best interviews in my opinion would be Al Goldstein and Bill Amerson who both seems honest and say some hilarious stuff. Also seeing clips of Holmes movies is always fun. Pretty much every aspect of his life is covered here and every facet of them is endlessly intriguing.both And it helps to separate some of the facts from some of the BS.

My Grade: A


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