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David Paul Scott
He slept with Sal Mineo, was photographed by Andy Warhol, and he was lusted after by millions of men around the world. Model, photographer, filmmaker, clothing designer, and porn icon Peter Berlin is his own greatest creation. Berlin is front and center in this bio documentary from director Jim Tushinski, and featuring interviews with director John Waters, novelist Armistead Maupin, 70s porn Director Wakefield Poole and more, all with Berlin as the subject. This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut. Written by
During one of the shots of Peter Berlin walking the streets of San Francisco, his voiceover describes himself as sixty years old. At the time of filming in 2003 and 2004, he was 59 and 60 years old, when the film was released gradually in 2005 and 2006, he was 61 and 62 years old. See more »
During what is ostensibly one contemporary scene in Peter's San Francisco bedroom, talking about his mementos, alternately Peter has a thin mustache, and then is clean shaven. See more »
Beautiful, passionate and honest doco of a fine artist
This feature length documentary gives us an honest and privileged look at the life and times of the large-as-life unrestrainedly gay character, the perpetually beautiful "Peter Berlin". We meet the very attractive man (now in his sixties) who lived that character nearly 24/7 in the early 70's. He is a very talented photographic artist (and his own model) who cared much less for money than he did for enjoying life and artistic expression. He is also just as proudly gay in private life.
Instead of feeling like mere voyeurs (and there's plenty of pleasing imagery on offer) we really do gain a valuable insight into a life lived to the max - including enduring love and the grief of loss. We hear testimonies on how Peter Berlin's persona affected his contemporaries, including gay icons John Waters and Armistead Maupin.
This is a wonderful and unique film.
P.S. It's warming to know that some beautiful people are also genuinely nice guys.
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