Porn has had its fair share of superstars but none were bigger in every sense than John Holmes. He was in Los Angeles in 1969 when the censorship walls fell and he brought an irresistible asset to the burgeoning field of porn. The inspiration for the character Dirk Diggler from Boogie Nights, Holmes' charms were similarly discovered in a men's room. From there it was a quick fight to the top of the porn heap, courtesy of a series of kitschily amusing sex spy films, where he played the infamous detective Johnny Wadd. Wadd is a documentary that explores the many facets of the life and world of this pop-culture icon. From his childhood in rural Ohio to his death from AIDS, this film unravels the myths surrounding Holmes and lays bare the darker side of his persona.
John Holmes, Linda Adrain, Bill Amerson, Denise Amerson, Sean 'Duke' Amerson, Juliet Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Tom Blake, Bunny Bleu, Paul Cambria, Bob Chinn, David Clark, Ron Coen, Misty Dawn, Mitchell Egers, Don Fernando