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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.


Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland (as Wash West)


Wash Westmoreland (as Wash West)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Gurney ... Mikey Racini (aka Johnny Rebel)
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


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »


Silver: You know, when I was with Sondra, when everything was great at first.
Silver: but I kept on getting this feeling like she was so into herself. Even when we were having sex, I couldn't get any closer.
Sean: Well, some people are born distant.
Silver: It's the *distance* that gets you *hooked.* After a while, it takes its *toll.*
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Alternate Versions

In the R-rated rental version, some dialogue between Sean and Johnny is actually dubbed and modified in the scene where Sean "fluffs" Johnny in the back room. Johnny's question "You like my cock?" is changed to "You like me?" Sean's response "It's beautiful" is changed to "I love you." Next, Johnny says "Tell me how much you like my cock," which is changed to "Tell me how much you like me." The rest is the same. Other things missing from the R-rated version include a scene between Sean and Hector discussing Johnny as well as Hector's taste in men; and a quick shot of Johnny's penis before he explains his "fly" tattoo to Sean. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


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Great Acting Overcomes Mediocre Film
19 September 2002 | by kent-36See all my reviews

The Fluffer was a great story with some terrific performances. Roxanne Day as "Babylon" and Michael Cunio as "Sean" were both outstanding in their character portrayals of two people obsessed with something they couldn't have. What makes them even more impressive was the fact that the object of their passion was the one major flaw in the film. "Rebel" was as lifeless and uninteresting a character as I've ever seen on film.

So, while Cunio and Day were working so convincingly at wrestling with their pain, Scott Gurney's "Rebel" made their job nearly impossible. It also made it nearly impossible for the audience to care. But somehow, Cunio and Day did make us care, and that is the art of acting at its best. The supporting cast was very good, the script was very good, the direction just so-so.

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Release Date:

1 February 2002 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,280, 18 November 2001

Gross USA:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fluff and Fold LLC See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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