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'Lucky Bastard' Rated NC-17 And Sticking With It

Lucky Bastard, a found-footage flick set in the porn industry has been rated NC-17 and, if their press release is any indicator, they’re over the moon about it. When life gives you lemons, I suppose. The film was directed by Robert Nathan, produced by horror veteran Jim Wynorski (Return of the Swamp Thing, Chopping Mall) and edited by Hellraiser II director Tony Randel.

The story centers on Mike (Don McManus), who runs the Lucky Bastard website; Dave (Jay Paulson), a young fan given a chance to have sex with a porn actress; and Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue), the porn star who reluctantly agrees to participate in the website’s “have sex with a porn star” contest. In the end, everyone gets more than they bargained for when the seemingly mild-mannered Dave is irrevocably transformed by his experience. When, as Ashley predicted, Dave becomes humiliated, his personality is transformed and he seeks revenge on his tormentors. In this world, where everyone is safe within its borders, an outsider poses the ultimate danger.

Check out the trailer inside. Lucky Bastard opens April 5, 2013, at Vintage Cinemas’ Los Feliz 3 Cinemas, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

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