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That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 28 April 2005 (USA)
This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Berlin ...
Himself
...
Himself - Author
...
Himself - FIlmmaker
Jack Wrangler ...
Himself - Adult Film Actor
Daniel Nicoletta ...
Himself - Photographer (as Dan Nicoletta)
Wakefield Poole ...
Himself - Filmmaker
Robert W. Richards ...
Himself - Artist
John F. Karr ...
Himself - Porn Reviewer
Rick Castro ...
Himself - Filmmaker / Photographer
Guy Clark ...
Himself - 'The Flower Man' of San Francisco
Lawrence Helman ...
Himself - Producer / Publicist
Robert Boulanger ...
Himself - Neighbor and Building Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Majors ...
Himself - James (Peter's longtime friend) (archive footage)
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Storyline

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 TrivWhiz

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Artist Model Porn Star Legend / He Was His Own Work of Art See more »


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Release Date:

28 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,895 (USA) (20 January 2006)

Gross:

$55,398 (USA) (24 February 2006)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The footage of Sal Mineo is taken from Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

Excerpts From Nights in Black Leather (1973), That Boy (1974), Blueboys, Ciro and Peter Courtesy Peter Berlin See more »

Connections

References Plushies & Furries (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Captain Groovy and His Bubble Gum Army
Published by Super Bubble Music Corp.
A Product of Kasenetz-Katz
Used by permission
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a peek behind the mask reveals another mask
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What I liked most about Jim Tushinski's film was that he avoided "commenting" on his subject. In the true spirit of the documentary he leaves it up to the audience to draw their own conclusions concerning Peter Berlin, his motivations, and his inner life. Peter remains an enigma through much of this documentary and is dubbed the "Greta Garbo of porn". I found the film very thought provoking. "That Man: Peter Berlin" joins the pantheon of gay culture and the interviews by such gay luminaries as John Waters and Armistead Maupin are an added treat. If you liked this film check out Jim's "Jan Michael Vincent Is My Muse". It's touching and humorous.


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