While the man who financed the anti-Islamic video which incited protests in several countries remains in hiding, it was revealed Friday that both the film's director and some of the performers were part of the adult film industry.
According to The Atlantic, casting-call documents link the film to director Alan Roberts, who got his start making softcore porn films like Young Lady Chatterly and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood in the 1970s.
And L.A. Weekly also reported that both self-described "Playboy TV model, chef & actress" Amina Noir and gay porn performer Tim Dax appear in the film. Noir plays the wife of a doctor, while Dax said he played a character called "Sampson," though he told blogger Joe.My.God that he was not prejudiced toward Muslims, and was deceived by Roberts.
"We never saw a full script or any lines after the day we shot them," Dax said. "Many questions were asked regarding absurdity of lines and situations."
The film's cast and crew had previously released a statement also saying they were tricked while working on the film, which was called Desert Warriors at the time it was filmed.
"It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," actor Cindy Lee Garcia said Wednesday. "It wasn’t based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything."
Los Angeles police are currently protecting Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the 55-year-old Coptic Christian man revealed as the person who produced the 14-minute video using the name "Sam Bacile."