Found footage feature Lucky Bastard was released in theaters earlier this year and received some positive remarks from genre critics. The film sets itself apart from most horror films in its class with its subject matter, which also resulted in an NC-17 rating, and its unique reality TV presentation. For those who may have missed its theatrical release, Lucky Bastard will be available in different formats later this week, staring with Cable on Demand on May 15, and then on various iVoD platforms, like YouTube, Google Play, PlayStation Network, and XBox Live on May 16.
LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house / set location, his every move is captured on the numerous reality television-style wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.
At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.
The “Lucky Bastard” employees treat their work matter-of-factly. Mike once clearly had more serious artistic ambitions, but now he runs the company and directs all of the “Lucky Bastard” website’s content. Ashley, the website’s most popular performer, initially refuses to participate because she knows the winner will be humiliated by the experience, but ultimately gives in when offered extra money. And the contest winner, Dave, an unassuming and shy young man, finds himself driven by shame and humiliation into committing the most horrifying acts imaginable.