The outrageous story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler, and how he rose to the top of the gay, and then straight, adult film industry.


Jeffrey Schwarz
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Credited cast:
Jack Wrangler Jack Wrangler ... Self
Margaret Whiting ... Self - Songbird
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Alvarez Robert Alvarez ... Self - Filmmaker / Co-Founder, Hand in Hand Films
Brooks Ashmanskas ... Self - Friend / Co-Star, Dream
Michael Bronski Michael Bronski ... Self - Author & Historian
Spring Byington ... Actress (archive footage)
Gino Colbert Gino Colbert ... Self - Adult Actor & Director / Asst. to Chuck Vincent
Durk Dehner Durk Dehner ... Self - Tom of Finland Foundation
Samuel R. Delany Samuel R. Delany ... Self - Author (as Samuel Delaney)
Michael Denneny Michael Denneny ... Self - Friend
Jack Deveau Jack Deveau ... Self - Founder, Hand in Hand Films (archive footage)
Andy Devine ... Self (archive footage)
Casey Donovan Casey Donovan ... (archive footage)
Jerry Douglas Jerry Douglas ... Self - Gay Adult Film Director
Kevin Duda ... Self - Co-Star, Dream


From the dawn of the sexual revolution comes the outrageous and true story of 1970s gay porn icon Jack Wrangler. Jack rose to become a major brand name in adult entertainment, as well as a hero to the newly liberated gay population, only to cross over to straight movies and fall in love with famous vocalist Margaret Whiting. Written by Automat Pictures

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At the dawn of the sexual revolution, we needed a hero. He needed an audience. See more »


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The marriage between Jack Wrangler and Margaret Whiting, was the longest marriage, by far, of Margaret Whiting's four marriages, lasting 15 years, and they were a couple, living together, for more than ten years before the actual wedding ceremony. See more »


Jack Wrangler: I said 'Margaret, I'm a fucking faggot!'
Margaret Whiting: I said 'Jack, you're only gay around the edges.'
Jack Wrangler: [Big belly laugh] ... I'll never forget that!
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Features Wanted (1980) See more »


A Cockeyed Optimist
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Courtesy of Williamson Music
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Extraordinary, Delightful Person's Extraordinary, Delightful Life
15 August 2008 | by rbrtptrckSee all my reviews

Jack Wrangler was a spoiled Beverly Hills brat, an insecure homosexual, and an unsuccessful actor who became the self-made top-echelon icon of gay pride in porn movies. Having reached the peak of the gay porn-star profession (a profession he virtually created as he created himself), he then made just as big a name in straight porn, married a famous woman, and started several new careers. This detailed, crystal-clear documentary takes you through Jack's mind and life with copious footage of him, his work, his times, and a great many people who were around him. As a co-worker of Jack's and a participant in this movie, I assure you that director Schwarz has caught Jack's quiet, charming, and above all strong essence perfectly. This is the Jack I know.

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7 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WRANGLER - Das Leben einer Legende See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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