Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Al Pacino’s Director Daughter Makes a Comedic Short Film Called “Hard Work” for PornHub, of All Places


Julie Pacino is a nice girl and a good director. I’ve known her a long time. So she’s made an eleven minute film that’s more uncomfortable than pornographic, but she’s partnered with PornHub to show it.

Yes, Julie is Al Pacino’s daughter, and no, she’s not trying to embarrass anyone. Her film, called “Hard Work,” can be found on the PornHub site, which I can’t link to, and no, I cannot embed the film here. You can find it on your own.

It’s sort of a comedy about a porn actor who needs an injection from a production assistant so they can, ahem, get things going. Her collaborator is Max Meisel. Party promoter Noel Ashman is a producer on the film. Julie Pacino’s made a bunch of interesting short films. I’m looking forward to seeing a feature from her.

“Hard Work” is being released on Pornhub as part of the platform’s effort to expand and diversify into mainstream content.
According to a press release, Pornhub has huge numbers – 42 billion visitors last year, about a third of them women.  Given the challenges, especially now, of releasing  an indie or a short, Pornhub could be a viable option for struggling filmmakers.  Pornhub started last March with a documentary, “Shakedown,” about lesbian nightclubs in LA.  Although that doc had some graphic content,  it wasn’t a porn film.  In fact it was screened at MoMA.
PS Cindy Adams talked to Julie yesterday.Cindy: How’s Daddy feel about daughter making a film about the porn industry?

Julie: “He thinks it offers comic relief during this pandemic.”

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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