We gathered around the dinner table one night on the patio at Maxine’s, a South Beach mainstay for late eats. We prepared to break bread with an eclectic group of industry stars including HotMovies spokesperson Ron Jeremy and the incomparable Sunny Lane.
As drinks were served, we took the opportunity to speak with Mr. Jeremy about the legendary Cecil Howard and the making of Scoundrels, Howard’s AVN Award-winning epic about to be released for the first time in 25 years on HotMovies.com and Ron Jeremy’s Video Theater.
HM: Ron, it’s great to see you, as always. Please talk a little about your experience working with Cecil Howard on Scoundrels.
RJ: I was always doing comedy. All the Chuck Vincent comedies, I was known for that. Sizzle, Fascination, you know…. And then Cecil Howard has me do this movie where he goes, “No jokes, no cracking jokes, no typical Ron Jeremy laughing…” and I went along with it. It was a very, very serious psychodrama…. People are gonna see this film and say, damn, they made movies as good as Pirates back in those days.
Howard is actually the Burt Reynolds character from Boogie Nights. He refused to jump on that shooting videos format. He wanted to make motion pictures on FILM, not video. Babylon Pink, with Ron Sullivan (AKA Henri Pachard) directing and Cecil Howard producing, won so many awards in that era. Read the rest of this entry »