Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2003)

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Long a staple of Italian theater and vocal music, Marco Filiberti makes an auspicious debut as a feature-film writer/director in this melodrama set against the decadent backdrop of the porn industry. Filiberti plays the tanned, toned, and egotistical Riki, whose name is well-known to the country's gay adult-film connoisseurs. After the death of his aristocratic father, Riki is brought back into contact with his estranged brother Federico (Urbano Barberini), who views his brother's chosen profession with a combination of disdain and curiosity. As the two reconcile their differences, Riki has to come to terms with growing up and taking responsibility, which for him includes the desire to become a father by adopting an orphan.
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Drama
Directed By: Marco Filiberti
Written By: Marco Filiberti
In Theaters: wide
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Cast

Marco Filiberti
as Riki Kandinsky/Riccardo Soldani
Urbano Barberini
as Federico Soldani
Erica Blanc
as Angela Valle
Claudio Vanni
as Claudio Alatri
Luigi Diberti
as Rod Lariani
Cosimo Cinieri
as Silvio Valle
Giuliana Calandra
as Franca Soldani
Franco Oppini
as Gigi Ralli
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Full Review… | June 10, 2008
Variety
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August 19, 2004
AV Club
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This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past.

Full Review… | July 2, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Offers a few surprisingly sweet moments but never overcomes the narcissism it's ostensibly deconstructing.

June 1, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There is little for an American audience to adore about the film's star- writer-director Marco Filiberti, a breathtakingly self-idolatrous artist who makes Roberto Benigni look like an avatar of humility.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
Newsday
Top Critic

Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.

Full Review… | May 28, 2004
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Adored: Diary of a Porn Star

This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

dored: Diary of a Porn Star (2004) Poco pi di un anno fa. you've got to have some major cojones in order to write, direct, and then put yourself in the lead role of a film about a fictional gay porn actor popular enough to garner a standing ovation for kicking a soccer ball at the Gay Olympics and a live breaking news report upon his suicide. Lousy title Good film. I don't watch a lot of gay movies and am not sure how I ended up with this one at the top of my queue. howwever its not a bad filme. In fact its much better than most of the professional critics rate it. Its not a family film and people who might be offended by Rikki's manner of earning a living should avoid this one. The film is well shot an produced great cinematography. Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all for a few days work a week. By pure chance, Fredrico gets his hands on a gay porn magazine and sees his brother in it. According to Riki, he's had more than six hundred men and only four women. The brothers who grew up apart will have to get to know another again but both their lives change drastically when they witness a woman's death in a car crash. In 2014, a film crew contacts Federico Soldani, asking help telling the story of his younger brother, 1990's gay porn star Riki Kandinski. Riki's diary takes the story back to 1999, when their father died and Federico, knowing nothing, determines to learn about Riki's life in Rome. Over 18 months, Federico faces Riki's sexual orientation and his work, meets Riki's friends, explores their world, and reconnects with his own young son and the boy's mother. Riki, too, grows through friendship with Federico, reaching out more as an older brother than as a father to a young boy whose mother dies in an accident they witness. That way lies heartache, and 14 years' later, a resolution. this film is 100% better than all the gay films I have seen (and that is not many) 3 or 4 stars

ld pierce
ld pierce

Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2004) Poco pi di un anno fa. you've got to have some major cojones in order to write, direct, and then put yourself in the lead role of a film about a fictional gay porn actor popular enough to garner a standing ovation for kicking a soccer ball at the Gay Olympics and a live breaking news report upon his suicide. Lousy title Good film. I don't watch a lot of gay movies and am not sure how I ended up with this one at the top of my queue. howwever its not a bad filme. In fact its much better than most of the professional critics rate it. Its not a family film and people who might be offended by Rikki's manner of earning a living should avoid this one. The film is well shot an produced great cinematography. Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all for a few days work a week. By pure chance, Fredrico gets his hands on a gay porn magazine and sees his brother in it. According to Riki, he's had more than six hundred men and only four women. The brothers who grew up apart will have to get to know another again but both their lives change drastically when they witness a woman's death in a car crash. In 2014, a film crew contacts Federico Soldani, asking help telling the story of his younger brother, 1990's gay porn star Riki Kandinski. Riki's diary takes the story back to 1999, when their father died and Federico, knowing nothing, determines to learn about Riki's life in Rome. Over 18 months, Federico faces Riki's sexual orientation and his work, meets Riki's friends, explores their world, and reconnects with his own young son and the boy's mother. Riki, too, grows through friendship with Federico, reaching out more as an older brother than as a father to a young boy whose mother dies in an accident they witness. That way lies heartache, and 14 years' later, a resolution. this film is 100% better than all the gay films I have seen (and that is not many) 3 or 4 stars

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