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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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Mikey Racini (aka Johnny Rebel)
Michael Cunio ...
Sean McGinnis
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Julie Desponsio (aka Babylon)
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Tony Brooks
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Sam Martins
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Alan Dieser
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Silver
Ruben Madera ...
Hector Flores
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Brian
Mickey Cottrell ...
Aunty at Bar / Ralph Shifflett
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Video Store Clerk
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Herman Lasky (aka Chad Cox)
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Marcella
Heather Shannon Ryan ...
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Casting Man
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Storyline

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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porn | fluffer | gay | gay for pay | stripper | See more »

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The Bowling Green, the artist who provided some of the music for this film, is better known as Micko Westmoreland, the brother of the writer/director of this film, Wash Westmoreland. See more »

Quotes

Sean: It's like I got this knotted piece of string running down the middle of me, and I try to untie it, I try, but I can't.
Silver: There's no such thing as a knot you can't untie.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by The Johnny Depp Clones featuring Chi Chi La Rue
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the writer needs "fluffing"
23 August 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

I just recently saw "the Fluffer" this weekend. I'd read many positive reviews of the film but came to gather a different feeling from watching it. Most movies with the words "coming of age story" on the back are usually hints that the lead character will go through many situations and we'll see them develope into their "new self" by the end. However, by the end of this movie i didn't feel like i knew anything more about the main character Sean. The movie starts off well, as we see Sean become more and more obsessed with gay-for-pay porn star Johnny Rebel, but somewhere in the near middle it begins to spiral into too many directions. I had a hard time figuring out who was the main character after a while, Johnny or Sean?

Writer Wash West(moreland), better known for adult titles, begins to lose track also. It's not a bad debut for an adult writer and those of us who have been through the same situation as Sean will see a good portrayal of how it feels to love someone who doesn't love you back. The main problem is that Sean is as ambiguous of a character as Rebel, and it soon seems that his whole problem is in him and not his situation with Johnny. If this film was about that, it would be great...but it's not. The character depth and film direction is lacking, just as how commonly it lacks in adult films,which is a kind of an ironic trait to the film.

Bottom line: performances are very good, the movie is entertaining but the writing lacks some direction. If it were an actual adult film, it would be the most dramatic one i've ever seen.


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