ly, via the evidence of what was on-screen, able to give numerous pretty girls a very good time. Ron is back this
month in a straight-to-video movie titled ONE-EYED MONSTER that earlier this year appeared at film fests in Glasgow, Scotland, and Brussels, Belgium. The biggest difference I could ascertain between Jeremy then and Jeremy now is that his mat of chest hair has gone gray. Oh -- and this time the movie is not even soft-core, let alone hard.
|The credits inform us that the film "introduces" Ron Jeremy, which usually means that this is the performer's first film outing. Perhaps the joke here is that this is Mr. Jeremy's first non-porno outing, since the fellow boasts perhaps the longest (no, not that) list of credits on the entire IMDB site. Click on his name above and be utterly amazed at his 1,156 acting appearances. (Editor's note: In the nearly five years since this article was posted, the number has reached 1,391!) This man has directed more films -- 181 of them -- than most actors have appeared in. He's even written 38 movies. Granted these are mostly porn, but still: The fact that Mr. Jeremy remains alive and kicking (and screwing) -- not to mention acting, directing and writing -- is testament to some kind of heavy-duty endurance.|
|In One-Eyed Monster, Jeremy co-stars with another aging porn star, Veronica Hart (left), and both of them do a bang-up job, so to speak, as does the rest of the ensemble cast. Performances are vitally important here because the movie is a spoof -- played straight -- of thriller and sci-fi flicks. This is not an easy task, in the writing, directing or acting department (for a recent failed example, see Alien Trespass), so the fact that One-Eyed Monster works well is probably the most shocking thing about it. Certainly, it's tame so far as its visuals are concerned: the Wayans Brothers' movies offer more sexual gross-outs and shocks.|
|What this movie is after is fun and frolic regarding the porn industry, moviemaking, sex, aliens trespassing and the male/directorial prerogative -- among other topics. Amazingly, it achieves much of these aims via its direction and performances (the screenplay is serviceable and occasionally clever). Adam Fields is credited as director, co-writer (with his twin brother Jordan and another Fields -- first name, Scott -- who is the third brother), producer and composer. That's a lot to take on, but damned if the Fields don't pull it off (so to speak).|