As he did during the production of Clerks II, director Kevin Smith has been putting together a bunch of fan-friendly behind the scenes webisodes for his upcoming film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, which will be unleashed onto the web over the next few weeks leading up to the film’s October 31 release. The first of the clips, entitled “Money Shots,” features an introduction from the film’s star Seth Rogen as well as a portly gentleman known as Kevin Smith. Within the clips from behind the production we see a little bit of friend of site Katie Morgan as well as a little bit more of Jason Mewes than we’d like to see during the daytime. Have a look for yourself below.
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One of the things that I love about the marketing behind this film is the sense of irony surrounding the film’s somewhat controversial title (hint: it includes the word ‘porno’). As you have seen from ads both on this site and others, they are playing up the ‘so filthy, we can’t even show it to you’ message, which would lead someone who doesn’t know any better to believe that this movie is going to set a new standard of depravity. And while it certainly will have its share of dirty moments, those of us who have been around the block and on the street corners know that Kevin Smith’s film won’t just be a demented comedy about adult entertainment permeated by language that would make your grandmother seize up in a state of post-traumatic shock — it will also have plenty of heart to go around. From where I sit, there are few, if any other comedies on the upcoming release schedule that are more interesting than Zack and Miri Make a Porno.
For more webisodes, be sure to hook up with the fine folks over at Quick Stop Entertainment. Zack and Miri Make a Porno stars Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Katie Morgan, Traci Lords, Jason Mewes and Ricky Mabe. It hits theaters on October 31st.
Also, did anyone else catch a little glimpse of Kenny Hotz, of Kenny vs. Spenny fame, in the webisode? In a word, awesome.