Poco pił di un anno fa (Adored: Diary of a Porn Star)
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Poco pił di un anno fa (Adored: Diary of a Porn Star)
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 egotistical Riki, whose name is well-known to the country's gay adult-film connoisseurs. After the death of his aristocratic father, Riki is brought back into contact with his estranged brother Federico (Urbano Barberini), who views his brother's chosen profession with a combination of disdain and curiosity. As the two reconcile their differences,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"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."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"An unfortunate exercise in ego run amok, coupled with inexperience and ineptitude."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"Offers a few surprisingly sweet moments but never overcomes the narcissism it's ostensibly deconstructing."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"The story plays more like a young man's passing daydream of offbeat glory than a drama with realistic bite."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"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."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Judging by Adored, the Italian singer, actor and filmmaker Marco Filiberti has the healthiest ego in Europe, if not the known universe."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"There are enough scenes here to make even the most jaded viewer squirm."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Drips with that element that has turned countless gay films into dour endurance tests: navel-gazing self-pity."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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