Did the Hollywood blockbuster define movie-making in the first decade of the 21st century? We thinks not. Porn
did. Seriously, will the ’00s be better remembered for “It’s Complicated” or “1 Night in Paris”? I think we all know the answer to that question, and it does not involve Meryl Streep. Surely, the ’00s were the decade in which, like Joe Francis’ female friends, America went wild, pop-culture became increasingly more extreme, and starring in an adult movie became the new American dream. The Other Hollywood churned out movies that revealed what the people really wanted: perverted revisions of “Star Trek,” secret peeks inside the bedrooms of celebrities who made the mistake of videotaping their most intimate moments, and mainstream features that dared crossover into the taboo realm of hardcore sex. For those involved, some went to jail and some scored their 15 minutes, but with the internet delivering adult content 24/7 into every home with an internet connection, it was porno that defined the ’00s.