Will Ryder announces Innocent: Not Traci Lords XXX porn parody
No, Traci Lords is not actually returning to porn. However, she will be portrayed in an upcoming porn parody from director Will Ryder. Innocent: Not Traci Lords XXX has been announced by Ryder and will focus on the 1980’s era adult film industry. Considering the fact that Traci Lords was underage when she made most of her porn films, Not Traci Lords XXX is more than just a little controversial.
In addition to Traci Lords, Will Ryder has announced that other 1980’s pornstars will also be portrayed in the film. Those would include such names as Christy Canyon, Ginger Lynn, Bunny Bleu, Amber Lynn, Nina Hartley, Kristara Barrington, and Nina DePonca. No word yet on who will playing the parts of these legendary porn starlets, though Amber Lynn has come out in full support of the movie. In comments appearing over at XBIZ, Lynn said it was “an honor” to be one of the subjects of Will Ryder’s latest porn parody.
For those that aren’t familiar with the story, Traci Lords began starring in porn movies in 1984 at the age of 16. A runaway and high school dropout, she used a fake ID and the help of her mother’s ex-boyfriend to land pornographic acting gigs. She quickly became one of the biggest names in porn. However, in 1988 (just after she turned 18), authorities learned that she was underage in all but one of the 100+ porn films that she appeared in.
As a result, the porn industry had to spend millions of dollars scrambling to remove all the copies of all her movies from store shelves (this was before the Internet, remember) as every one of these films were considered child pornography. The producers and directors who had been responsible for making the underage Traci Lords movies were all arrested and faced a mountain of legal problems.
So the fact that Will Ryder is preparing to make a porn parody that will focus on 1984-era Traci Lords (when she was still only 16 years old) and even putting her name in the title of the film will be sure to cause a stir. Which, honestly, is probably what Will Ryder is hoping for. Because in the porn business especially, any kind of publicity is good publicity.
For Will Ryder and his production company, Innocent: Not Traci Lords XXX is the second controversial porn project announced just this week. You may recall that Ryder has also unveiled plans to make a Charles Manson themed porn movie, titled Manson Family XXX.
As of right now, no plot or casting information has been released for Innocent: Not Traci Lords XXX. Once more details become available, I’ll be sure to pass them along.
What are your thoughts on all of this? Is a Traci Lords porn parody going too far or is this just the porn industry just having some fun with its past? Let us know in the comments below.