You're not the boss of me, Jack. You're not the king of Dirk. I'm the boss of me. I'm the king of me. I'm Dirk Diggler.”
Set in the seedy adult film industry in 1970s LA, Mark Wahlberg stars as a teenage busboy who gets discovered by an aging porn director (Burt Reynolds) and transformed into a adult-film icon, Dirk Diggler.
Heavy on the Italian nylon and full frontal nudity, this indie comedy did for Burt Reynolds what Pulp Fiction did for John Travolta and features an excellent supporting cast including Julianne Moore, John C Reilly, Don Cheadle and Heather Graham.
US 1997 Dir Paul Thomas Anderson 155 min 35mm presentation
Part of Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression