The Fluffer
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The gay adult film industry is the backdrop for this drama focusing on Sean (Michael Cunio), a young gay man who is looking for a job in the movie business. While trying to rent a video of Citizen Kane, Sean accidentally brings home a video from Men of Janus Productions, an outfit that churns out hardcore porn movies with exclusively male casts, finding himself infatuated with Johnny Rebel (Scott Gurney), the film's hunky leading man. Sean lands a job with Men of Janus helping out the camera crew, but he soon finds himself serving a different function on the set -- he becomes the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

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"Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Glatzer and Wash try to explore the nature of obsession and the ambiguity of sexual categories in The Fluffer, but it's hard to give two hoots about any of these characters."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Funny and sensitive for all its faults, The Fluffer is nevertheless unlikely to break out of the gay cinema ghetto."
‑ Bob Westal, Film Threat
"...too much of the lives of the stars of "The Fluffer" and not enough of the examination of the porn business."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"It won me over with its complete lack of timidity and soapbox grandstanding that plague many other gay films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Those in search of a film about gay men disillusioned in Hollywood with a better script and more dramatic heft should rent Gods And Monsters or Thom Fitzgerald's Beefcake."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"A witty, sad, informed view of obsession, submission and the sex industry."
‑ Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News
"Bills itself 'both a satiric look at the porn industry and a dark tale of obsession' -- proof that self-description is often self-delusion."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
""The Fluffer" starts with a bang, but can't quite sustain the expectations it raises."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"a sappy muddle complete with murder, drug addiction, and an abortion -- which is another way to describe this effort."
‑ Brandon Judell, UK
"More tasteful, sensitive and original than you might imagine."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Johnny ... remains something of a cipher, and the film mostly shies away from the issues it raises."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The film never follows its own logic, but also never goes down the path you think it will"
‑ Jason Clark, Matinee Magazine
"Doesn't even come close to doing justice to its provocative premise."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"The story line doesn't always deliver, but performances by Cunio and Gurney keep things interesting."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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