Not to be mistaken with The Girl Next Door, this is a documentary which is far more unreal then it's fictional namesake, but, first, a full disclosure on how I came to know and watch this film. I've been fascinated with Stacy Valentine for sometime now, but not for the same reasons other people have become obsessed with her. In high school, I dated a very cute goth girl with the exact same name. Years later, I got curious about where she ended up so I searched her name on the internet, but only came up with Stacy Valentine, porn star. This wasn't my ex-girlfriend, but I did want to know more about her. And then I found this documentary.
So here's a little known secret of Julianne Moore's character Amber Waves in Boogie Nights. Her cadence & mannerisms are all very carefully crafted from the very real Stacy Valentine. And there is footage in TGND which looks and feels like the real life Boogie Nights and that whole San Franando Valley lifestyle.
So putting all the duality of this post aside, watch this slightly sad, but very upfront view of the life and times of a homegrown, all American porn star.