Okay, it has come up elsewhere so I thought I’d clarify something:
Yes, I was an extra in the movie Linda Lovelace For President.
Okay, I’ll just leave that there for a moment…
…before I add that I was an uncredited, fully-clothed extra. Part of the movie was filmed on the University Of Kansas campus in Lawrence, Kansas and my participation was completely accidental.
I came out of a class to find the main road through the centre of campus lined with cheering students holding signs that said U.R.P.
Spotting a grad student friend from the theatre department, I asked him what was going on.
“They’re filming part of Linda Lovelace for President here and we’re all going to be in it!” he said, waving his sign.
“And what’s U.R.P.?” I asked.
“Upright Party, honey!”
Never wanting to be seen as less than upright myself, I immediately joined the party and cheered myself hoarse as a convertible cruised past with a beautiful woman waving to the crowds. The director did several takes while the light was still good.
Later I found out we had all been cheering Linda Lovelace’s stand-in and I felt a bit cheated.
The film came out the following year. I don’t know how it did over-all but in Lawrence, Kansas, it was a blockbuster, with all shows sold out every night. And of course, I went to see it. I couldn’t find myself but I know I was there, fully-clothed and uncredited. However, I did spot Micky Dolenz in a bit part as a bus driver. His (very brief) scene was out-of-focus. At the time we blamed the projectionist but later I wondered if that wasn’t by his request.
And that’s the true account of the (soft-core) porno I did as an undergrad.