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Showtime, May 13, 9 p.m. E.T.

The Mitchell brothers did a remarkable thing: they mainstreamed skin flicks with Behind the Green Door. The brothers Emilio Estevez (who directs here) and Charlie Sheen have done a remarkable thing too: they've rendered sex and drugs drop-dead boring. This interminable biopic follows the smuteurs through a rote spiral of success, addiction and doom, with porn-quality dialogue and laughably trippy camera work. We've seen all that before, and it's a good thing. If we had seen this first, it might have ruined porn for us forever.

--By James Poniewozik


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