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Cherry Trailer: Porn Again

The phrase "James Franco porn drama" contains multitudes: It at once possesses the glittering possibility of a second coming — ho, ho — of Boogie Nights, but also the trashy stench of a comically self-serious Xtube reject. Such is the trailer for Cherry, the story of tender sweet young thing (Ashley Hinshaw) who finds her way into the porn industry thanks to a skeazy dude (Franco) and the tutelage of an ex-star turned director (Heather Graham, of course). The porn aspect seems like pretty standard schoolgirl-glam stuff, but Franco muttering "I exist!" is its own brand of terrible perfection.