You’re Not the King of Dirk: 13 Massive Behind-the-Scenes Facts From Boogie Nights
The 1997 classic Boogie Nights is known for its engaging and entertaining story and a behind the scenes look into one of the world’s most well known industries. But what many people don't know is that the film is very loosely based on real life.
Paul Thomas Anderson's entire filmography is a list of masterpieces or near masterpieces. Boogie Nights is no exception to that rule, and it is probably the film most people think of first when hearing his name (the other, of course, is There Will Be Blood. Maybe Magnolia. Or The Master. The man really can't miss is what we're saying). The film gave us Mark Wahlburg's breakout role, and featured many consistent collaborators for Anderson's future career, like Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and John C. Reilly. In short, we just really like this film.
In 1977, sex was safe, pleasure was a business, and business was booming. Go behind the scenes with these 13 highly gratifying facts about Boogie Nights.