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The Fluffer (2001)

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A young man employed as a fluffer in the adult entertainment industry finds himself falling for a gay-for-pay porn star whose hedonistic lifestyle may lead them both to destruction.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikey Racini (aka Johnny Rebel)
Michael Cunio ...
Sean McGinnis
Julie Desponsio (aka Babylon)
Tony Brooks
Sam Martins
Alan Dieser
Ruben Madera ...
Hector Flores
Aunty at Bar / Ralph Shifflett
Video Store Clerk
Herman Lasky (aka Chad Cox)
Heather Shannon Ryan ...
L.A. Actress
Casting Man


The story, set in the world of adult entertainment, centers around three characters: Johnny Rebel, a straight man who has become a star in the world of gay porn; Johnny's stripper girlfriend Babylon; and Sean, a naive young man in love with Johnny, who ends up becoming Johnny's "fluffer". Written by Mike Konczewski

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »


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1 February 2002 (UK)  »

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Fluffer  »

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$31,873 (USA) (25 January 2002)


$563,373 (USA) (30 August 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The gay adult video which Sean rents and watches by mistake at the beginning of the film is "Citizen Cum," not an actual produced adult film. The lead actor in that adult film was the character "Johnny Rebel," played by Scott Gurney, the first billed actor in The Fluffer (2001), while the second billed actor in "Citizen Cum" was someone named "Blake Harper," who was a real gay adult video performer/actor. See more »


Aunty: What are you drinking?
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A Well Made Film
23 May 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I am surprised at how many people have given 'The Fluffer' a poor rating. I found the film to be very entertaining. The acting was excellent, the writing was excellent, and the sexual tension is incredibly well portrayed. I would say it is not as good as My Own Private Idaho, but it was certainly up there with it in quality.

The main character, Sean McGinnis (played by Michael Cunio) was very believable and I would like to see him in more films. The porn star was played very well by Scott Gurney who has since gone on to become the host of a reality TV program (what a shame).

This is a definite surprise film – I expected b-grade and definitely got a-grade.

See it; you will not regret it.

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