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The Fluffer (2001)

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.

Directors:

Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland (as Wash West)

Writer:

Wash Westmoreland (as Wash West)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Gurney ... Mikey Racini (aka Johnny Rebel)
Michael Cunio Michael Cunio ... Sean McGinnis
Roxanne Day ... Julie Desponsio (aka Babylon)
Taylor Negron ... Tony Brooks
Richard Riehle ... Sam Martins
Tim Bagley ... Alan Dieser
Adina Porter ... Silver
Ruben Madera ... Hector Flores
Josh Holland ... Brian
Mickey Cottrell ... Aunty at Bar / Ralph Shifflett
Guinevere Turner ... Video Store Clerk
Robert Walden ... Herman Lasky (aka Chad Cox)
Debbie Harry ... Marcella (as Deborah Harry)
Heather Shannon Ryan Heather Shannon Ryan ... L.A. Actress
David Pevsner ... 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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Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Sites:

The Fluffer

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fluffer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,873, 25 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$563,373, 1 September 2002
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fluff and Fold LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Silver: I've been watching you with him.
Sean: And?
Silver: There's nothing to tell you that you don't already know. A: he's a porn star, B: he's straight.
Sean: No he isn't.
Silver: Sean, just because someone does gay sex doesn't mean they're gay.
Sean: What does it mean then?
Silver: Absolutely nothing. You just go through with it. Women understand that from the get-go.
Sean: Well, he's different with me.
Silver: What, because of this fluffing thing?
Sean: Well, if he's so straight, then why does he need a boy to get him hard?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The R-rated version removes some explicit dialogue bits and a brief glimpse of Johhny's penis. See more »

Connections

References Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by Chi Chi LaRue
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Engaging Plot
1 June 2008 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young man being captivated by a gay porn star. He seeks employment in the studio of this star to be close to him. Things get out of control when their feelings get increasingly enmeshed.

"The Fluffer" is story based, with a engaging plot. Though it can be seen it has a somewhat (but not very) low budget, it is still visually attractive and presented. I like the way how Johnny Rebel becomes unsure of himself, and the tension between him and Sean. The relationship between the two changes throughout the film, and it is well presented. The ending is satisfying yet empty at the same time. I would have loved it to end happier.


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