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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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Trivia

Last feature film appearance for Scott Gurney. See more »

Quotes

Sean: Silver, isn't it weird for you working here? I mean, you like girls, right?
Silver: I'm into gay porn.
Sean: You are?
Silver: [affirmatively] Mmm.
Sean: How come?
Silver: I like watching penises. Besides, lesbian porn sucks! With all those long red fingernails? *Please.*
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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 Wild Reeds (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by Chi Chi LaRue
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the writer needs "fluffing"
23 August 2002 | by tim_yellowSee all my reviews

I just recently saw "the Fluffer" this weekend. I'd read many positive reviews of the film but came to gather a different feeling from watching it. Most movies with the words "coming of age story" on the back are usually hints that the lead character will go through many situations and we'll see them develope into their "new self" by the end. However, by the end of this movie i didn't feel like i knew anything more about the main character Sean. The movie starts off well, as we see Sean become more and more obsessed with gay-for-pay porn star Johnny Rebel, but somewhere in the near middle it begins to spiral into too many directions. I had a hard time figuring out who was the main character after a while, Johnny or Sean?

Writer Wash West(moreland), better known for adult titles, begins to lose track also. It's not a bad debut for an adult writer and those of us who have been through the same situation as Sean will see a good portrayal of how it feels to love someone who doesn't love you back. The main problem is that Sean is as ambiguous of a character as Rebel, and it soon seems that his whole problem is in him and not his situation with Johnny. If this film was about that, it would be great...but it's not. The character depth and film direction is lacking, just as how commonly it lacks in adult films,which is a kind of an ironic trait to the film.

Bottom line: performances are very good, the movie is entertaining but the writing lacks some direction. If it were an actual adult film, it would be the most dramatic one i've ever seen.


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