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1[[quoteright:214:]]²[[caption-width-right:214:DeathBySex]]²²A 2013 [[FoundFootageFilms found-footage horror movie]] about a [[TheInternetIsForPorn "Bang Bus"-style porn website]] called "[[TitleDrop Lucky Bastard]]", where a random subscriber gets to have on-camera sex with a porn star. A seemingly innocuous fan named "Dave" (Jay Paulson) gets the call, but at his initial meeting with the film crew, he thoroughly creeps out his reluctant co-star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue). Mike, the producer (Don [=McManus=]), manages to smooth things over, and the cast and crew set up in a rented Van Nuys mansion loaded with security cameras to shoot Dave's big scene.²²The film had a minimal theatrical release in early 2014 before debuting on Video On Demand services.²----²!! This film provides examples of:²* AssholeVictim: Mike. He is sarcastic, demanding, and impatient with ''everyone'' around him. Even when Dave's behavior is setting off numerous red flags from the get-go, he does everything in his power to not cancel the shoot.²* AvoidTheDreadedGRating: The filmmakers reluctantly accepted an [=NC-17=] rating from the MPAA; they lacked the budget to shoot alternate footage - and refused to edit any of the scenes they ''did'' shoot - to qualify for an R. They also posted [[ this article]] explaining why the [=NC-17=] rating needed to be taken down.²* BatterUp: How [[spoiler:location wrangler Suzanne meets her demise]].²* BerserkButton:²** Ashley has an entire ''control panel'' of Berserk Buttons: Don't ask her out after the shoot's done. Don't address her by her real name. Don't mention her kids by ''their'' real names. And whatever you do, [[spoiler:do ''NOT'' bring up her past [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney as a Las Vegas hooker]]]].²** Dave does not like to be ridiculed, especially on camera.²* BondageIsBad: [[spoiler:Ashley convinces Dave to untie her before she'll have sex with him ("If you keep me tied up, it's rape").]]²* CameraAbuse: [[spoiler:When Dave brains Nico with a rock, the SUV's dashboard camera is spattered with blood.]]²* ChekhovsGun: Mike's pistol. This trope actually occurs twice with the same gun. First, when Mike tries unsuccessfully to get the drop on Dave with it, then [[spoiler:when Dave places it on the nightstand before allowing himself to be seduced by Ashley]].²* ClusterFBomb²* CreditsGag: ²** "Ashley Saint" is listed in the film credits as an executive producer. Doubles as a MythologyGag.²** "No person associated with this motion picture will be [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton running for president one day]]." It's also a CallBack to Dave's first meeting with Ashley, who tosses off the quip after seeing that he's visibly aroused.²* ADateWithRosiePalms:²** Mike advises Dave to rub one out before filming starts, so he does not pop prematurely. [[spoiler:[[JizzedInMyPants It doesn't help.]]]]²** [[spoiler:Before beating him to death, Dave forces Josh to masturbate.]]²* DeadpanSnarker: Kris the cameraman.²* DeathBySex: Porn filmmakers meet psycho killer. You do the math.²* EthicalSlut: Ashley, like most porn starlets, has a non-negotiable list of on-set "do's" and "don'ts." Unfortunately, Mike convinces her to waive her "no amateurs" rule ''just this one time...''²* {{Expy}}: In her "Ashley Saint" personna, Betsy Rue is a dead ringer for TheEighties porn queen Ginger Lynn.²* {{Fanservice}}: [[SarcasmMode Naked women on the set of a porn video? What a surprise.]]²* HeroicSeductress: [[spoiler:Ashley. She ultimately survives by offering to fuck Dave, only to disable him with a GroinAttack, then kill him with a BoomHeadshot from ChekhovsGun.]]²* HollywoodHacking: Kris trys to convince Dave not to take all the hard drives containing the video footage, on account of everything they've shot has already been backed up to the office servers via Wi-Fi. An incredulous Dave doesn't buy it.²* HowWeGotHere[=/=]ForegoneConclusion: The film begins with police video footage of the crime scene, then rewinds several days.²* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Ashley's response to Dave as to why she got into porn ("I like sex, and I like money").²* TheImmodestOrgasm: The movie's about porn. What did you expect? Subverted when Josh is called in as Ashley's "Plan B" partner after Dave is sent packing. Ashley - already spooked by the day's events - makes no attempt to hide her [[ThousandYardStare lack of enthusiasm]] when she and Josh get to it.²* InstantDeathBullet: [[spoiler: Everyone who gets shot dies instantly. Except, strangely, Dave who, despite being shot multiple times ''in the head'' is visibly alive for at least a few moments afterwards.]]²* TheInternetIsForPorn²* IShallTauntYou: Dave, as part of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.²* LargeHam:²** Mike, whenever he plays directly to the camera.²** Lampshaded with Josh.²* LeaveTheCameraRunning: InUniverse example. Mike insists that EVERYTHING be taped, even when a number of people ''repeatedly'' demand that he turn the camera off.²* MagicalSecurityCam: A mansion full of them, to Mike's delight. He explains to the camera that it was previously the site of a Series/BigBrother-type reality show.²* MaleFrontalNudity: Briefly, from Josh. (However his genitals are [[{{Pixelation}} digitally blurred]].)²* ManipulativeBastard: Mike. Justified (in his mind, arguably) in that he will literally do anything not to lose money on the shoot ''and'' have no usable footage, to boot.²* {{Pixelation}}: Used in a handful of sex scenes. Justified in that [[spoiler:the entire film is a police assembly of the footage]]. See also AvoidTheDreadedGRating.²** (It should be noted that the pixelation of the sex scenes does ''not'' mean the scenes were unsimulated.) ²** Also, when Dave first shows up, he's wearing a T-shirt with a (blurred out) Dodgers logo - after getting explicit instructions NOT to wear anything with a copyrighted design.²* NoSocialSkills: Dave.²* PornNames: Seriously, even the most casual of porn connoisseurs can name at least one performer with "Ashley" and/or "Saint" as part of their ''[[StageName nom du smut]].''²* RapeAsDrama: The film begins with Ashley walking in on Mike and crew filming Josh and Casey in a [[BondageIsBad rough bondage sex scene]]. When she intervenes and tries to get both Casey and herself to safety, she in turn is [[AttemptedRape attacked]]. It's only revealed to be AllPartOfTheShow after Josh accidentally tries to go "[[DoubleSpeak in through the out door]]" and Ashley cracks up laughing.²** [[spoiler:Dave punishes/humiliates Mike on-camera by sodomizing him with a dildo he found on the set, then shoots him dead.]]²** [[spoiler:Ashley finally turns the tables on Dave when she offers to fuck him. When he insist he's not a rapist, she coos "It's not rape if I let you."]]²* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: The female maitre d' who refuses to let the crew film some introductory scenes at her restaurant. Mike even attempts to bribe her, to no avail.²** Ashley as well; see EthicalSlut. Subverted in that, unlike the maitre d', she eventually yields to Mike's offer of a bigger payday.²* ShoutOut: At one point, Nico teases the agitated Dave by joking [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead "Settle down, Beavis."]]²* ShowerScene: Ashley. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] InUniverse by Nico, who stages a ''Film/{{Psycho}}''-style prank on her - using a dildo instead of a knife. After her initial shock, Ashley grudgingly admits it was ActuallyPrettyFunny.²* ShownTheirWork: The filmmakers labored [[IncrediblyLamePun long and hard]] to accurately depict what happens on a porn shoot, both in front of and behind the camera: production snafus, rampant piracy, and the blasé attitudes of all involved.²* SingleMomStripper: Ashley.²* SlutShaming: [[spoiler:Dave attempts this on Ashley, asking what her kids will think when they find out about her porn past. Ashley bravely retorts that they'll think they had a mother who loved them.]]²* SmugSnake: Mike essentially bribes/browbeats Ashley into appearing in the Lucky Bastard scene with Dave; when it starts to look like she'll change her mind for the right payday, he turns to the camera and purrs "''There's'' my little stripper that I turned into a porn star!"²* StalkerWithACrush: Dave insists he's not one after triggering Ashley's multiple {{Berserk Button}}s. [[spoiler:He's lying.]]²* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The poster admits "This Will Not End Well". ²* ThousandYardStare: Kris notices this in Casey as she reviews one of her scenes.²** Ashley [[spoiler: at the very end of the film just before she turns off the camera]].²* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: DVD cases, too. No surprises about Dave if you look at the box.²* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Dave.²* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:Dave angrily shoves Ashley to the ground after her attempts at foreplay make him [[JizzedInMyPants ejaculate too soon]]. A furious Ashley - who already has one {{Domestic Abuse}}r (her ex) in her past - storms off the set, triggering Dave's murderous rampage.]]²** [[spoiler: Suzanne's BatterUp death.]]²----


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