That Man: Peter Berlin (2006)
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As the hedonism of the '70s reached a fever-pitch, few gay porn stars achieved the stratospheric level of success as Night in Black Leather and That Boy star Peter Berlin. In filmmaker Jim Tushinski's insightful documentary tracing the career of the boyish gay icon, interviews with famous friends combine with personal reflection by Berlin himself to tell the fascinating tale of how an average wartime baby from Berlin grew up to become a bastion of '70s debauchery. In addition to being
Jan 1, 2006 Wide
Jun 13, 2006
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Tushinski does a nice job of setting up Berlin as a symbol -- remembered by most as a cartoonish character -- and then slowly revealing the man.
Sexy and informative documentary.
A workable, if slightly reticent docu portrait of the titular '70s pin-up and porn star.
Fortunately, Tushinski strikes the right balance throughout, interspersing old erotic photos and stills from Berlin's adult films with entertaining, current-day sound bites.
One of the enduring icons of gay male eroticism, the phenomenon known as Peter Berlin, is explored, explained, ogled and interviewed in this minor classic of demimonde hagiography.
As an interview subject, [Berlin] is by turns arrogant, silly and rather touching.
Taking a subject this self-obsessed, Tushinksi still manages to portray Mr. Berlin in a flattering light.
It should come as little surprise that a guy known for his looks doesn't get too philosophically deep
An affectionate, respectful film that's never less than engaging, no matter what your knowledge of '70s porn.
For him, art was the strangest thing: a studied pose of personal expression and sexual abstinence.
This should provide some retro fun for those who recall the gay scene from the early 1970s.
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