Friday Night ‘Fro: Boogie Nights


Boogie Nights is one of those movies. It’s personally not in my “Top Movies” list, but it leaves an impression. Think about it: The personal lives of porn stars is an interesting subject. Set in Southern California in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the movies focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes the popular star of adult films and finds himself slowly descending into a nightmare of drug abuse when his fame draws him into a crowd of users and abusers. The movie came out in 1997 and even received some Oscar nods for acting and screenplay.

So what’s the Hip-Hop connecting? None. I mean, Marky Mark Mark Wahlberg is in the movie but I dare wouldn’t use that. If you’ve seen the movie, it’s not a bad second watch. If you’ve never seen Boogie Nights, get ready to meet Dirk Diggler, Jack Horner, Amver Waves, Chest Rockwell, and of course Rollergirl. And I’m not gonna even talk about the final scene. Fake.