The Ins and Outs of Shooting Smut

News Askew has scored scans of an Empire Magazine feature on Zack and Miri Make a Porno that is chock full of interesting info on the upcoming flick. The sub-headline reads, “Kevin Smith explains the ins and outs of shooting smut,” and its his comments on the first sex scene they shot that were most amusing to me:

...Smith was eased into his first sex scene with a little help from a seasoned veteran and the director’s best buddy.

“I got really lucky, as the first two people we shot were Katie Morgan, who is an adult film star in her day job, and (Jason) Mewes, who was actually born to play this role.

“You’ll never find two people who are less inhibited than those two. Katie was like, ‘Anything we do here is gonna be tame compared to what I normally do,’ and Mewes is just a guy who spends most of his days air-fucking anyway. If I had two serious actors I’m sure it would have been uncomfortable, but with these two it was just like, ‘Okay, can you do this in this position?’ and they’re like, ‘Alright.’ And boy, did they make it seem believable.”

Mewes gets to have (simulated) sex with an actual porn star? Is this something that Kev promised Mewes (in addition to Clerks II) when he was trying to get the boy to kick his heroin habit? Because, if so: brilliant move, sir.