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Johnathan Agassi Saved My Life

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

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Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019

Tomer Heymann
Jonathan Agassi
106 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2018, Germany | Israel
Primary language:
English | Hebrew

Captured by Israeli directorial duo the Heymann Brothers, the private life of a renowned gay porn legend is laid bare in this intimate and insightful documentary.

When a fresh-faced Jonathan Agassi hit the international gay porn scene in the late 2000s, he blew everyone else out of the water. Nothing short of a sensation, Agassi experienced a meteoric rise to fame, quickly becoming one of the most popular and prolific adult superstars in the business. Dividing his time between Berlin and Tel Aviv, Agassi supports his film career with live porn shows and escort work, making claims to have the best job in the world. But Agassi the performer and Agassi the person are two very different entities, and his euphoric professional highs are frequently countered by crushing personal lows. Bolstered by the unconditional support of his mother Anna, Agassi questions the nature of his fame and interrogates his self-destructive tendencies as he searches for a sense of happiness that continues to elude him.

A fascinating portrait of a young man wrestling with loneliness, addiction and childhood traumas, this is an unflinching, but never damning, look intogay sex work and a life lived behind a mask.