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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.

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Mikey Racini (aka Johnny Rebel)
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Julie Desponsio (aka Babylon)
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Tony Brooks
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Alan Dieser
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Hector Flores
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Brian
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Video Store Clerk
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Herman Lasky (aka Chad Cox)
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Marcella (as Deborah Harry)
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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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Rated R for strong sexual content, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Silver: You know, when I was with Sondra, when everything was great at first.
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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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References Wild Reeds (1994) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
Written by Joan Jett and Kim Fowley
Performed by Chi Chi LaRue
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Not as bad as I heard
26 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

A bisexual young man (Michael Cunio) gets a job at a porno company to get close to a porn star (Scott Gurney) that he's in love with. Unfortunately, the star is straight and living with his girlfriend.

This film got some savage reviews in the gay press so I expected the worst. But it was pretty good. It starts off as a mild but very funny comedy and suddenly veers off into depressing drama at the end. It's jarring but it does end up working. Still, the ending was pretty bad and very negative. All in all, it's an OK film with a funny view of the gay porn industry.

The acting is good--especially by Gurney. He absolutely gorgeous with an incredible body...and he can act! He's VERY pleasing to the eyes. Cunio is just OK as the kid. Not bad, not good, just OK. Also Deborah Harry (Blondie) turns in a strong performance as a strip club owner.

One big problem: Despite the subject matter, there is no frontal male nudity!!!! Whose idea was that?


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