Aroused (film)

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Directed byDeborah Anderson
Produced byDeborah Anderson, Christopher Gallo, Mike Moz, Trina Venit
Music byDamion Anderson
CinematographyChristopher Gallo
Edited byDavid Schenk
Release date
  • February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)
Running time
66 min.
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 000 (estimated)

Aroused is a 2013 feature-length documentary film directed by the photographer Deborah Anderson, in her directorial debut. It focuses on the lives and careers of several pornographic actresses.


The film profiles the lives of 16 notable adult film actresses.


The film was generally poorly received by critics; it was referred by the Village Voice as "a tack better suited to Anderson's famed photo collections than a narrative medium" in which the interviews "are cut into such narrow snippets it's impossible to piece together anyone here into a coherent personality".[1]

The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the film "lacks the depth to be much more than a glossily sexy curiosity".[2] According to the Washington Post film critic Michael O'Sullivan, despite being in some moments "surprisingly moving" the film "arouses curiosity without really satisfying it".[3]



  1. ^ Inkoo Kang (May 2, 2013). "Porn Doc Aroused Is Deep as Tube of Lipstick". The Village Voice. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ Frank Scheck (May 2, 2013). "Aroused: Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  3. ^ Michael O'Sullivan (May 2, 2013). "'Aroused' movie review". Washington Post. Retrieved 12 June 2013.

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