When 23-year-old Israeli Jonathan Agassi arrived with a bang on the gay porn scene in the late 2000s, his rise to fame was stratospheric,
revolutionising the industry. After a traumatic childhood growing up gay
in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, the man behind the performer claims that
porn saved his life, but at a cost.
The Rise and Fall of a Porn Superstar
charts Agassi’s journey from prolific adult superstar to male escort,
battling many demons. Filmed over seven years, this unflinching,
emotional and at times funny and shocking film explores the deeper and
more devastating reasons for Agassi's self-destructive behaviour with
sensitivity and compassion.
The film also provides a rare and
intimate insight into an industry that prioritises hedonism and fantasy
above all, but at its core, this rollercoaster tale is a rare portrait
of a damaged family and its lasting impact on those who are part of it.Here