Adored: Diary of a Porn Star
Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2003)

Long a staple of Italian theater and vocal music, Marco Filiberti makes an auspicious debut as a feature-film writer/director in this melodrama set against the decadent backdrop of the porn industry. Filiberti plays the tanned, toned, and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2004
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle

This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.

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S. James Wegg
JWR

Federico who moves in with Riki ... only to realize that his brother's butt has had more visitors than the Catholic Church on Easter Sunday.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Offers a few surprisingly sweet moments but never overcomes the narcissism it's ostensibly deconstructing.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Writer/director/actor Filiberti, like his film, is highly watchable. He happens to be extremely photogenic and comfortable at whatever he is performing, even if it's only a dance in a male strip club.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

There is little for an American audience to adore about the film's star- writer-director Marco Filiberti, a breathtakingly self-idolatrous artist who makes Roberto Benigni look like an avatar of humility.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

Judging by Adored, the Italian singer, actor and filmmaker Marco Filiberti has the healthiest ego in Europe, if not the known universe.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

There are enough scenes here to make even the most jaded viewer squirm.

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