He was the first male superstar of porn, and at first glance an unlikely one:
John C. Holmes was pale and scrawny, with a scraggly moustache and an unruly
shock of wiry hair. But none of that mattered, because Holmes also had a
13½-inch penis, and that was his ticket to stardom. Inspired by P.T.
Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS, which drew heavily on Holmes' story but
fictionalized many aspects of it, director Cass Paley decided to tease apart
the facts and the legend in a documentary. Having worked in the adult film
industry, Paley had the contacts; he'd even met Holmes briefly in the early
'70s (the title refers to Johnny Wa...