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Jose Maria Ponce in Skin for Sale

Skin for Sale

2004 NR

If, as academic Ramon Gubern says in this film, "Conventional cinema is life without sex, and porn is sex without life," then this documentary goes a long way toward reconciling the two. Focusing on the adult film industry in Barcelona, Spain, the film puts a human face on skin flicks by interviewing participants such as producer Jose Maria Ponce ("the granddaddy of Spanish porn") and actors Nacho Vidal and Anastassia, as well as intellectuals.