‘Middle Men’ is About the Rise of Porn

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Writer-director George Gallo (Bad Boys, Midnight Run) has signed on to direct Oxymoron Entertainment’s first feature film, an Internet porn comedy titled Middle Men. Given the extent to which pornography, especially Internet pornography, has and continues to influence our daily lives–whether through the industry’s contributions to the development of the Internet itself (that’s right, the Internet started out as a data-sharing vehicle made for and by the U.S. military and scientists across the country and was quickly fueled by the contributions of the porno industry) or its role in developing the type of safe and easy Internet checkout used today by hundreds of thousands of different retail Web sites, or even based simply on the way in which its images of the male and female body have shaped our society for years–it’s about freaking time that the Internet porn industry got its own major motion picture (whether Seth Rogen’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno will do the industry justice, we’ll have to wait and see… assuming that the film’s production team and the MPAA reach an agreement regarding the film’s rating any time soon).

According to Variety, Middle Men centers on a straight-and-narrow businessman brought into a world that would eventually turn into a multimillion-dollar industry. Co-written by Gallo and Punk’d writer-producer Andy Weiss, Oxymoron Entertainment entrepreneur Christopher Mallick and Blue Star Entertainment’s William Sherak and Jason Shuman (Bangkok Dangerous, The Messengers) are set to produce. No announcements have been made as to the film’s casting, but with the recent trend of porno-queens-turned-actresses (Jenna Jameson in Zombie Strippers and Sasha Grey in Lee Demarbre’s Smash Cut) we’re definitely hopefull. Keep checking back for more updates about Middle Men, which is set to begin filming in Los Angeles this September.