The Fluffer (2003)
Critic Consensus: Though it begins promisingly enough, The Fluffer eventually descends into melodrama.
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The gay adult film industry is the backdrop for this drama focusing on Sean (Michael Cunio), a young gay man who is looking for a job in the movie business. While trying to rent a video of Citizen Kane, Sean accidentally brings home a video from Men of Janus Productions, an outfit that churns out hardcore porn movies with exclusively male casts, finding himself infatuated with Johnny Rebel (Scott Gurney), the film's hunky leading man. Sean lands a job with Men of Janus helping out the camera crew, but he soon finds himself serving a different function on the set -- he becomes the "fluffer," who helps the actors "warm up" for their sex scenes. Sean is more than happy to be working with Johnny, but he soon makes the surprising discovery that Johnny is straight and only appears in gay porn because he can make more money than in heterosexual sex films. What's more, Sean learns Johnny has a girlfriend, Babylon (Roxanne Day), who works as an exotic dancer and is not enthusiastic about her lover's current career. The Fluffer was written and co-directed by Wash West, who previously shot and directed several hardcore gay films himself. … More
|Rating:||R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)|
|Genre:||Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Adina Porter, Chad Donovan, Chi Chi La Rue, Cole Tucker, David Pevsner, Deborah Harry, Derek Cameron, Guinevere Turner, Heather Shannon Ryan, Jim Steel, Josh Holland, Richard Glatzer, Karen Dior, Wash Westmoreland, Michael Cunio, Mickey Cottrell, Richard Glaster|
|Written By:||Wash West, Wash Westmoreland|
|In Theaters:||Dec 1, 2003 Wide|
|On DVD:||Aug 20, 2002|
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Critic Reviews for The Fluffer
Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.
Those in search of a film about gay men disillusioned in Hollywood with a better script and more dramatic heft should rent Gods And Monsters or Thom Fitzgerald's Beefcake.
More tasteful, sensitive and original than you might imagine.
Glatzer and Wash try to explore the nature of obsession and the ambiguity of sexual categories in The Fluffer, but it's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters.
A witty, sad, informed view of obsession, submission and the sex industry.
Audience Reviews for The Fluffer
What on earth did I just watched?? Money and Sex don't go well together, it's the sad truth. None of the characters were likeable and it wasn't graphical enough to be an exploitational film or artistic enough to be an art house. It's one of the worst film since Orgazmo.
It has been awhile since I have seen this movie. I remember it quite well though, which speaks pretty highly of the movie I assume. Money is so seductive. I have always wondered about the whole gay for pay thing. I just don't get it. Anyway the characters here are real and complex, even if the writing isn't the greatest, I think the actors bring all of their angst to each character. As the "FLUFFED" spirals out of control I did feel a sense of empathy for him. It was just enough to make me care about the rest of the characters.
Kinda painful to watch at times. Puppy love gone awry. Tragic movie where you wonder how people can be so pathetic.
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