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Review: 'Lucky Bastard' is a clever thriller set in the world of porn
Review: 'Lucky Bastard' is a clever thriller set in the world of porn

"Lucky Bastard" is a bold little thriller — and deft cautionary tale — involving a website (called Lucky Bastard) that awards average Joes the chance to have sex with a porn star. The caveat: These trysts will be filmed for the site's subscribers, so the more awkward or humiliating the contestant's experience, the better — at least for the viewer. At the core of this particular circus is the website's tough but equitable impresario, Mike (a terrific Don McManus), who oversees a mini-stable of talent including performers Ashley (Betsy Rue), Casey (Catherine Annette) and Josh (Lee Kholafai) plus cameramen Kris (Chris Wylde) and Nico (Lanny Joon). For these game folks, all of whom are...

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