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Year: 2001
USA: First Run Features / TLA Releasing
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Scott Gurney, Michael Cunio, Roxanne Day, Debbie Harry, Taylor Negron, Richard Riehle, Tim Bagley, Adina Porter, Ruben Madera, Josh Holland, Mickey Cottrell, Guinevere Turner, Robert Walden, Heather Ryan, David Pevsner, Gale Van Cott, Sharon McCormack, Andy Zeffer, Penn Badgley, Stephen Pace, Zach Richards, John Sylla Rex, Chad 10" Donovan, Thomas Lloyd, Squishy, Jim Steel, Chi Chi La Rue, Karen Dior, Bradley Picklesheimer, Louis Re, Jay Lyons, Chris Green, Ron Jeremy, Ke, Lori Alan, Christopher Carroll, Cole Tucker, Rob Rumsey, Johanna Went, Judith Benezra, Trev Broudy, Franklin Hernandez
Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash West
Country: USA
USA: 95 mins
UK: 94 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong language, sex and drug use
USA Release Date: 4 January 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 16 November 2001
UK Release Date: 1 February 2002 (Limited Release)


What is a Fluffer?

In Burlesque:
A master of ceremonies who would 'warm-up' the crowd with bawdy jokes and witty banter in preparation for the dancing girls.
In Real Estate:
On who prepares a house for sale, employing cosmetic skills, such as hedge trimming, or psychological tactics, such as baking bread while the house is being shown.
According to Freud:
One who provides ego reinforcement.
In Pornography:
One who provides the necessary stimulation to enable the male star to perform.

THE FLUFFER is a movie about obsession, submission, money and sexuality.

The story centers around the adult entertainment industry and three industry staffers:
Johnny Rebel - a porn star with a paradox. Although he is hot-blooded heterosexual male, Johnny makes his living as a gay porn star. The reason: money.
Sean McGinnis is young, na´ve, adventurous and pure. Moving to LA to pursue a career in movies, he becomes diverted to working for Hollywood's illegitimate stepchild - the porno industry. The reason: Johnny Rebel.
Julie Disponzio, also known as Babylon, is the fieriest of the dancers at the strip club, Leggs. She and Johnny have been in a relationship for three years. She's hard as nails, wilful and charismatic, and can play power games at Johnny's level, but ultimately she's at a disadvantage. The reason: She loves him.

When Sean rents CITIZEN KANE from his local video shop, he is accidentally given a copy of a Johnny Rebel video CITIZEN CUM. Sean becomes obsessed with the beefy star and gets a job as a cameraman with Johnny's production company, hoping to be near his porn idol. It doesn't take long before Sean strikes a curious connection and steps beyond the bounds of his job to become Johnny's fluffer.

Although THE FLUFFER is full of humorous observations about the porn industry, it is ultimately a dark tale of obsession.

While Sean fixates on the icon Johnny Rebel, Babylon deals with his day to day reality. Johnny just focuses on himself. The sex industry provides the setting for the triangle, Babylon navigating her prurient clients while Sean negotiates the inhabitants of the porno underworld. Both submit to, yet struggle with, the role of fluffer and struggle to keep the man they love from falling into a world of drugs and despair. Both cling ferociously to their self-respect as they go down on their knees. Both have to reckon with their deepest desires while engaging in a precarious balancing act.

Then Johnny Rebel starts to implode...


DVD-5 Single Sided Single Layer
16x9 Anamorphic Feature
Dolby Digital 5.1
Region 2 English

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