Here is, without a doubt, the most boring possible film made about the porn industry. Sure, Inserts is rated NC-17 (from the original X) and there will be some looking for a bit of titillation, however, it won't be found here. In fact, it's hard to figure out exactly what audience this movie was made for.
The whole play-like film takes place during one day in the mansion of Richard Dreyfuss, known as Boy Wonder, a once great silent-era movie director now reduced to making porn films. The only other characters are Veronica Cartwright and Stephen Davies as the porn actors, Bob Hoskins as the producer and Jessica Harper as his girlfriend.
There isn't really a plot to speak of, characters just enter, blather a bit, and then exit, all while Dreyfuss drinks himself into a stupor and occasionally shoots up heroin. Dreyfuss is supposed to be making his movie but is having issues with his tempermental actors; Cartwright and Davies can't stand each other. Davies takes off and Cartwright O.Ds in the bathroom, so how will Dreyfuss finish his movie?
In Inserts, the above all happens in its first third. The whole rest of the movie involves Harper, curious about porn movies and intrigued by Dreyfuss, wanting to be used as the body double for some inserts, which are closeup, anonymous, nude body shots. So the movie is just an endless drone between Dreyfuss and Harper who talk talk talk but say nothing of interest.
There's just not a whole lot else to say about Inserts. The acting is perfectly adequate and the art direction of the mansion is interesting to look at, but beyond that, the whole movie is a weird kind of dead zone. There is nothing appealing enough to draw any viewer in and nothing stimulating to keep them invested. It's a flaky, one-of-a-kind oddity.