Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon' Tackles Porn Addiction - But It's Funny [Trailer]
The first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon is here.
Joseph Gordon Levitt [L] and Scarlett Johansson [R] In Don Jon
If you'd taken time to read any of the articles about Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut Don Jon, you would have been forgiven for assuming it was an expose of the dark side of porn addiction. It is that, but it's also a comedy and from the looks of the first trailer, a funny one at that.
As well as serving as writer-director, Gordon-Levitt also plays the movie's lead Jon Martello, a young guy who enjoys his swish apartment, working out, driving his car, going to church, socializing and...watching porn. Watching a lot of porn. His subsequent expectations of sexual relationships mean he is unable to build a long-lasting relationship with anyone, despite his friends dubbing him Don Jon for his ability to land any woman.
Jon eventually meets a stunning blonde girl (Scarlett Johansson) at a club and arranges to meet her for a string of dates, rather than his usual one night stands. Things are going pretty well - until she catching him watching porn that is.
Don Jon - previously titled Don Jon's Addiction - appears to be exactly what we expected from Gordon-Levitt's debut feature. Its slick, stylized and most evidently, funny. When Johansson's character makes the distinction between porn and movies - saying movies win awards - Jon's response is predictable but no less hilarious. This one could be very, very good.
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