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Greek Pete (2009)

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Pete arrives in London with the hope of increasing his business as an escort, always up for it and always horny, a fantasy for those willing to pay. Not only is the money better in the big city, there are more opportunities to be had and Pete has goals and ambitions. He wants a flat in central London, a decent laptop and some good promotional photos to help with trade. If he works hard and becomes the best escort that he can be, perhaps a nomination at the 'World Escort Awards' in Los Angeles could be more than just a vague dream. His plans get complicated when he meets Londonboy Kai, a fellow escort on the scene, and starts a relationship. While Pete can easily separate his job from his love life, Kai has a harder time sharing his boyfriend with clients. Both are searching for very different things in life. Greek Pete was using guys working within and around the sex industry, and the story is a fictional representation of their world. The process blurs the boundary between fiction and documentary, giving an authentic and intimate insight into the boys' lives, their friends, relationships and clients. Honest, non-judgemental and sometimes explicit, the film aims to create a portrait of a sub-culture hidden from view.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
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On DVD: May 4, 2010
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Elmbourne Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Greek Pete

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Sometimes funny but more often sad, what emerges is the emptiness of these boys' lives.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
Time Out
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If the film truly were a documentary, we would at least know we were getting a picture of real life, albeit a not very enlightening one. Instead, we're stuck with an undramatic drama.

Full Review… | September 7, 2009
Sunday Times (UK)

The sex is tumescently explicit, the life dull and sad.

Full Review… | September 7, 2009
Observer [UK]

The trouble is, we'll never really know whether this is truly an authentic window into the rent boys' world, or rather, a window into how they want you to view it.

Full Review… | September 6, 2009
Eye for Film

The overriding image we're left with is that of a rather shallow young man, operating in a depressingly dreary, soulless and risky environment about which we glean no real insights. And that probably wasn't what Haigh was trying to achieve.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009

It's basically a porn movie, though with slightly more developed characters than normal. It should do well on DVD in the video emporia of Old Compton Street, but don't expect it to light up the multiplexes in Romford.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
Times [UK]

Audience Reviews for Greek Pete

A well made, riveting (somewhat graphic) look at the life of a British "rent boy".

It is anything but glamorous, too spite the way Pete talks it up in a very light heated, matter of fact kind "business like" of way.

Pete's interactions with his "friends" are far more depressing then the bleak interactions with his "clients". Each friend provides an even more perverse take on the life of a "rent boy".

And poor Pete has been selling his affections for so long, that he can;t quite seem to grasp the idea of a REAL (non paying) relationship. Which (considering his collection of friends) is probably for the best.

Pete's one dream is to win the "International Escort Of The Year" award, to help promote his business. I mean what John wouldn't pay extra to sleep with someone who's sexual escapades are "Internationaly known"?

The climax is Pete achieving that goal and the bleak depressing reality of returning home to find no one seems to know or care about his new title.

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