“Insertz,” Porn Loops, And Richard Dreyfuss

“Insertz,” Porn Loops, And Richard Dreyfuss

The story of “Insertz,” 25 years in the making, by Roy Karch

My friendship with Richard Dreyfuss and my love of cinema was the inspiration for making “Insertz” in 2007.

I met Richard in Los Angeles in 1978. We were both at a gas station on Sunset Blvd. filling up our Volvos. We began to chat. He had been a hero of mine since I first saw him on the big screen. I let him know what an honor it was to actually meet him; see him in person. After a bit, he asked what my favorite film of his was. As I was thinking he said, “Jaws.”

“Not that one,” I said.

Immediately he shot back, “Close Encounters.”

With a proud smile, I replied, “Uh uh.”

He was intrigued and came back quickly with, “Well, which one is it?”

“Inserts!”

As his smile grew bigger he said, “Oh, so you’re the one who saw it.”

The original “Inserts,” released in 1975, starred Dreyfuss as “The Boy Wonder,” a young rebellious Hollywood filmmaker who was thriving in the City of Angels during the early 1930S. His eye for the women and taste for the bourbon was only surpassed by his love of shooting film. The Boy Wonder shot “inserts” — porn loops for stag films — because Hollywood had not been kind.

291623My “Insertz,” lensed more than a quarter century later, takes us into a realm where sex and the cinema explode. It’s the story of our alcoholic genius and the women that make him tick. This no-holes-barred, multi-AVN-nominated feature stars Voodoo as The Boy Wonder and Aurora Snow as his blisteringly seductive co-star. The array of top quality adult talent includes Emily Evermoore as the play-for-pay escort ready for an extra payday. Paulina James, spread-eagled atop a pool table and Mika Tan who, as we were setting up lights for her scene, gets choked out by Lee Stone.

The incredible scene that follows is crazy hot. Leave it to Mika to create, as always, outrageous erotic fantasy before your eyes. This original scripted dramatic parody also features Nicole Sheridan as Ms. Cake, the girlfriend of the moneyman backer played by Herschel Savage, who comes by the set curious to see how the money is being spent. So curious is Ms. Cake she queries The Boy Wonder.

Ms. Cake
So, what are these inserts you shoot? I mean exactly.

Boy Wonder
Exactly, Ms Cake?

Ms. Cake

Yes, Exactly.

Boy Wonder

Insertz, my dear lady, are close-ups; garish interludes in the progress of the whole. Keeping the whole in perspective is quite a taxing little horror. Is that exact enough for you, Ms. Cake?

Ms. Cake
Well, for now, yes.

When I first saw the original “Inserts” I was studying film and the Millennium Film Workshop in Greenwich Village. Since 1974 I had been co-producing/directing cable television’s first XXX public access show, “The Underground Tonight Show.” Marilyn Chambers guested taking live phone calls, Betty Dodson and a dozen women were masturbating live, and Darby Lloyd Rains opened Screaming Jay Hawkins’ coffin for him on the show. Cut to Dreyfuss as The Boy Wonder being courted by the likes of Paramount and MGM with Clark Gable knocking at his door. He wanted none of it. Those knocks were not to be answered; he wanted it his way or not at all. I saw myself in that character; my way or no way at all, thank you very much.

I screened the original to Aurora Snow, Voodoo and his wife Nicole Sheridan. We all watched with my script in hand, went through each of the scenes with Aurora doing her best Jean Harlow. Several meetings with the entire cast were held as I let them know that we were making the first movie which I owned outright, out of several hundred I’d made for other people.

With “Insertz,” not only was my name on it, but my money and my heart were in it!

And for now, do yourself a favor, watch “Inserts” with Richard Dreyfuss.

Then, find “Insertz” here on Gamelink.

About Roy Karch

Roy Karch
Straddling the eras of stag loops, Times Square theatrical porn, the Golden Age, the Freeman Age, and digital, director Roy Karch has made a living in adult entertainment since the early 1970s and has seen it all. Find his movies here.
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