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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 ... 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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Did You Know?

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

Sam Martins: Look, kid, we're not talking about sex here. This is pornography.
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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 »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by Chi Chi LaRue
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User Reviews

provoked and frustrated - it's like porn that way
13 March 2003 | by dintySee all my reviews

What is The Fluffer? Beats me...part naughty gay comedy, part bizarre love triangle, part down & dirty noir and ultimately, kind of a mess. The filmmakers can't seem to make up their own mind about the fascination and repulsion of the porn industry, and so tease and titillate the viewer while telegraphing despair, destruction, death. It's frustrating not only because there is (at least) a provocative story to tell but also because the acting is pretty consistently on a high level, with strong leads and good supporting players. Overall, definitely a notch above most routine gay-indie-product out there, and I'd definitely take a chance on the next project from these filmmakers.


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Official Sites:

The Fluffer

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,280, 18 November 2001

Gross USA:

$563,373

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$599,523
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fluff and Fold LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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