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Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (2013)

A look at the extraordinary world of Penthouse founder, visionary and provocateur Bob Guccione.

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Barry Avrich
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Patrice Adcroft Patrice Adcroft ... Self
Audrey Arnold Audrey Arnold ... Self
Peter Bloch Peter Bloch ... Self
Joe Brooks Joe Brooks ... Self
Len Carney Len Carney ... Self
Divina Celleste Divina Celleste ... Self
Richard Crouse Richard Crouse ... Self
Dana DeArmond ... Self
Alan M. Dershowitz ... Self
Al Goldstein ... Self
Leslie Jay Gould Leslie Jay Gould ... Self
Bob Guccione Jr. ... Self
Bob Guccione ... Archival
Nick Guccione Nick Guccione ... Self
Anthony Haden-Guest Anthony Haden-Guest ... Self
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This is the extraordinary story of a visionary, public-relations master, recluse and self-destructive optimist who went from the pinnacle of power, worth hundreds of millions of dollars to personal debt in the tens of millions of dollars. Whatever he may have been called, his story is nothing short of spectacular. Written by Anonymous

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21 February 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A look at the extraordinary world of Penthouse founder, visionary and provocateur Bob Guccione.

I love that right off the bat they identify Guccione as a "mama's boy", the last thing you would expect from a man who is known for pushing the envelope on pornography and the First Amendment. Indeed, he pushed the envelope more than Hefner and challenged both Playboy and other magazines on what could and could not be done. (Today, ironically, there is possibly too much sex!)

The film shows how he delighted in exposing the Christian Right, his attempts to invest in a casino and fusion technology. And some aspects of his downfall, including how he was bothered by the FBI. Personally, I did not know he was involved in Spin magazine, and that is quite a big deal in itself.


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