“Going Down in LA-LA Land” is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Casper Andreas and based on the novel of the same name by Andy Zeffer. The film stars Matthew Ludwinski as Adam, a young man who moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
As he struggles to find work, Adam takes a job as an assistant to a gay porn producer named Nick (played by Allison Lane). Despite his reservations, Adam soon becomes involved in the adult film industry and begins to question his own sexuality.
Along the way, Adam meets a variety of characters, including a successful actress named Candy (played by Judy Tenuta) who takes him under her wing, and a closeted casting director named John (played by Bruce Vilanch) who becomes his confidante and friend.
The film explores themes of identity, sexuality, and the pursuit of fame in Hollywood. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its frank and funny approach to the subject matter and others criticizing its lack of subtlety and character development. However, the performances, particularly Ludwinski’s, were widely praised.
Original name: Going Down in La-La Land
Duration: 104 min.