Joseph Gordon-Levitt (also inset) and Tony Danza at this year's Sundance Film Festival (Photo: Everett/Getty)
Now screening at the Sundance Film Festival where it was bought by Relativity Media for $4 million, "Don Jon's Addiction" was written and directed by the "Looper" and "Dark Knight Rises" actor. And oh yeah, Gordon-Levitt also stars in his own film as Jon Martello, an iron-pumping city guy who must overcome his sex-crazed ways to find true love.
For his first feature-length film, it is impressively star-studded: Scarlett Johansson plays Jon's love interest, Julianne Moore plays a woman Jon strikes up a relationship with (and from whom he learns a lot), Channing Tatum and Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway even make cameos.
Gordon-Levitt, left, and Danza in 1994's 'Angels in the Outfield' (Photo: Everett)
"Don Jon's Addiction" explores how Jon's affinity toward porn warps his perception of women and sabotages his relationships. It's the key hurdle he must overcome in what Gordon-Levitt intended as a love story. "In my observation, what gets in the way of love is people objectifying each other," the 31-year-old said. "People put labels on each other and have a checklist of expectations. Rather than seeing what makes them a unique human being, it’s like well, what are her t--- like, what is her a-- like?"
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