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  • Summary: The sex industry provides the backdrop for this story of obsession, submission, money and sexuality. (First Run Features)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. That it is a fine example of modest-budget filmmaking, boasting first-rate acting, writing and directing, is not all that surprising.
  2. 80
    Saturated with deep, rich color and low-key visual wit, and graced with sympathetic performances.
  3. In the end, The Fluffer is a film for the chastened romantic in us all -- gay, straight or "for pay."
  4. Moves nimbly from behind-the-scenes comedy to melodrama, with occasional stumbles into pop psychology and film-noir violence.
  5. Reviewed by: Bob Westal
    50
    Funny and sensitive for all its faults, The Fluffer is nevertheless unlikely to break out of the gay cinema ghetto.
  6. 50
    Screenwriter and co-director West -- who works in gay porn -- evinces an easy and even-handed familiarity with the milieu, and his characters only occasionally lapse into broad caricature.
  7. What if you made a pornographic movie with a real story line and better acting but didn't show any sex? You'd get The Fluffer, a movie that sounds and feels like the real thing but isn't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2

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