Out of the Darkness

DVD Release: September 24, 2013
Out of the Darkness


A true life story of Shelley Lubben and her journey from a life in the pornography industry to a life in Christ. Commentary from Dr. Judith Reisman and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons

Dove Review

Here is a riveting documentary which clearly demonstrates the life changing power of Christ and God’s word. Shelley Lubben forgives her parents but states she was ignored as a child. When she was eighteen years old she grew tired of being ignored and rebelled. The result was being forced to leave home by her father. She was sitting on a curb lonely, hungry and crushed in spirit, when a man came by who spoke with her. He let her know that a man would be willing to pay $35 to have sex with her and thus she soon found herself living as a prostitute. After several years of that lifestyle she wound up in the porn industry, making movies and bringing in pretty good money. There was one problem. She felt shame and deep inside she had a hunger for a life with a deeper meaning.

This fascinating documentary features commentary from Dr. Judith Reisman, who candidly points out the problems with the famous Mr. Kinsey’s book on sexuality. And also Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons who shows that only through God’s word and moral living can one find true and lasting fulfillment. Also featured is a gentleman who talks about the first time he saw a porn magazine at the local store and how later he became addicted to internet porn but how he is free today and living a Christian life with a loyal wife.

There are a few mentions of Hugh Hefner and how Kinsey influenced him. This movie is definitely recommended for those twelve and above and gladly award it our Dove Seal. This one clearly shows that there is hope for those who are bound by porn or in the porn industry. Some fifty people, men and women, have left the porn industry since January 2008 due to Shelley’s Pink Cross Foundation. Although this film is candid it is not graphic or shocking in any way. It does mention a ten year old girl who was raped by a teen boy. Interestingly, Shelley Lubben had been paid $35 for her first act of prostitution. When she married a Christian man years later, her marriage license cost $35. She says to her it was a statement of a new life. The hope this DVD gives is fantastic.

Content Description

Sex: Several comments about Kinsey's book on sexuality and how he stated that even children have orgasms but much of his book does not include his research history; comments from a man who had been addicted to porn and a woman who had been both a prostitute and porn star; comments about filming sex scenes but nothing graphic.
Language: G/OMG-2; A-1; Crap-1; Sucks-1
Violence: The mention of a rape of a girl.
Drugs: Archive footage of pills and a man with a cigarette in his hand; talk of drug use by a former prostitute who was set free by God; a comment about a person drinking and driving.
Nudity: Painting of Adam includes his bare chest.
Other: The porn industry and its influence is looked at; the mention of bad parenting and parents ignoring their kids.


Company: JaxDistribution
Director: Sean Finnegan
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 80 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Shelly Lubben
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter