The Fluffer
The Fluffer (2003)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 1, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it begins promisingly enough, The Fluffer eventually descends into melodrama.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

mostly limp drama aimed for a gay audience.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

A witty, sad, informed view of obsession, submission and the sex industry.

Bob Westal
Film Threat

Funny and sensitive for all its faults, The Fluffer is nevertheless unlikely to break out of the gay cinema ghetto.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

More tasteful, sensitive and original than you might imagine.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Johnny ... remains something of a cipher, and the film mostly shies away from the issues it raises.

Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Bills itself 'both a satiric look at the porn industry and a dark tale of obsession' -- proof that self-description is often self-delusion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Sylvester Kuo
What on earth did I just watched?? Money and Sex don't go well together, it's the sad truth. None of the characters were likeable and it wasn't… More