"From the time I was 18, directing was pretty much all I talked about. I created this scenario of how to build an empire based on one porno movie. 'Deep Throat' had come out, and I read how it was made for $8,000 or something, and it made $30 million.
"And I thought, 'Hmm, that would buy a lot of autonomy.' Then I began to imagine the marquee: Opie Gets Laid. I'd be kicked out of the business, but I'd have all this money to make independent films."