While the acting is quite good, it's about empty and pathetic people, who really aren't interesting at all. This movie is for people who stop in traffic to see the accident on the side of the road. Porn is about exploitation, and this movie doesn't transcend that.
Just re-watched this gem, which is one of my favourite PTA films. Every role seems to have been perfectly cast, and Marky Mark showed great promise. The soundtrack is sick and the whole 70s vibe so perfectly captured. The early 80s weren't so groovy... in the second half the film takes a dark turn, showing how damaged these characters are and how porn is a business that you can't just simply escape when you want to.