SEED MONEY, the new documentary from Michael Stabile, tracks the career of one man, Chuck Holmes, and the company, Falcon Studios, that he and some very young and hunky porn actors created. Written and directed by Mr. Stabile, shown below, the movie is informative, fun, sexy and rather honest in its assessment of Holmes and the industry he helped take from home movie loops into the digital age -- making millions of dollars in the process.
At some point along the way -- someone suggests that this was Holmes' attempt to keep his memory alive -- the man became a noted philanthropist, hobnobbing with movie stars and the cultural and political elite of the day. Yet mainstream attitudes toward sex (particularly the gay variety) and pornography, money and respectability appears to have made Holmes feel, probably with good reason, that he was never quite "in the loop."
Breaking Glass Pictures and running a swift, wont-wear-out-its-welcome 71 minutes, Seed Money (a nicely double entendre title, that!) hits DVD and VOD this Tuesday, October 4 -- for purchase and/or rental.