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      Adored: Diary of a Male Porn Star

      2003 1h 45m Drama List
      21% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 49% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A narcissistic sex performer (Marco Filiberti) reunites with his estranged brother (Urbano Barberini) after the death of their father. Read More Read Less

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      John McMurtrie San Francisco Chronicle This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past. Rated: 1/4 Jul 2, 2004 Full Review Jan Stuart Newsday There is little for an American audience to adore about the film's star- writer-director Marco Filiberti, a breathtakingly self-idolatrous artist who makes Roberto Benigni look like an avatar of humility. Rated: 0/4 May 28, 2004 Full Review Jonathan Foreman New York Post Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex. Rated: 1/4 May 28, 2004 Full Review James Wegg JWR Federico who moves in with Riki ... only to realize that his brother's butt has had more visitors than the Catholic Church on Easter Sunday. Rated: 3/5 Nov 12, 2004 Full Review Doris Toumarkine Film Journal International Writer/director/actor Filiberti, like his film, is highly watchable. He happens to be extremely photogenic and comfortable at whatever he is performing, even if it's only a dance in a male strip club. Aug 21, 2004 Full Review Ken Fox TV Guide There are enough scenes here to make even the most jaded viewer squirm. Rated: 2/5 May 28, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This clumsy, self-indulgent film veers from comedy to tragedy and is told in flashbacks, with treacly diary entries and unconvincing 'testimonies' from friends providing a window into the past. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member dored: Diary of a Porn Star (2004) Poco pi di un anno fa. you've got to have some major cojones in order to write, direct, and then put yourself in the lead role of a film about a fictional gay porn actor popular enough to garner a standing ovation for kicking a soccer ball at the Gay Olympics and a live breaking news report upon his suicide. Lousy title Good film. I don't watch a lot of gay movies and am not sure how I ended up with this one at the top of my queue. howwever its not a bad filme. In fact its much better than most of the professional critics rate it. Its not a family film and people who might be offended by Rikki's manner of earning a living should avoid this one. The film is well shot an produced great cinematography. Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all for a few days work a week. By pure chance, Fredrico gets his hands on a gay porn magazine and sees his brother in it. According to Riki, he's had more than six hundred men and only four women. The brothers who grew up apart will have to get to know another again but both their lives change drastically when they witness a woman's death in a car crash. In 2014, a film crew contacts Federico Soldani, asking help telling the story of his younger brother, 1990's gay porn star Riki Kandinski. Riki's diary takes the story back to 1999, when their father died and Federico, knowing nothing, determines to learn about Riki's life in Rome. Over 18 months, Federico faces Riki's sexual orientation and his work, meets Riki's friends, explores their world, and reconnects with his own young son and the boy's mother. Riki, too, grows through friendship with Federico, reaching out more as an older brother than as a father to a young boy whose mother dies in an accident they witness. That way lies heartache, and 14 years' later, a resolution. this film is 100% better than all the gay films I have seen (and that is not many) 3 or 4 stars Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Adored: Diary of a Porn Star (2004) Poco pi di un anno fa. you've got to have some major cojones in order to write, direct, and then put yourself in the lead role of a film about a fictional gay porn actor popular enough to garner a standing ovation for kicking a soccer ball at the Gay Olympics and a live breaking news report upon his suicide. Lousy title Good film. I don't watch a lot of gay movies and am not sure how I ended up with this one at the top of my queue. howwever its not a bad filme. In fact its much better than most of the professional critics rate it. Its not a family film and people who might be offended by Rikki's manner of earning a living should avoid this one. The film is well shot an produced great cinematography. Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all for a few days work a week. By pure chance, Fredrico gets his hands on a gay porn magazine and sees his brother in it. According to Riki, he's had more than six hundred men and only four women. The brothers who grew up apart will have to get to know another again but both their lives change drastically when they witness a woman's death in a car crash. In 2014, a film crew contacts Federico Soldani, asking help telling the story of his younger brother, 1990's gay porn star Riki Kandinski. Riki's diary takes the story back to 1999, when their father died and Federico, knowing nothing, determines to learn about Riki's life in Rome. Over 18 months, Federico faces Riki's sexual orientation and his work, meets Riki's friends, explores their world, and reconnects with his own young son and the boy's mother. Riki, too, grows through friendship with Federico, reaching out more as an older brother than as a father to a young boy whose mother dies in an accident they witness. That way lies heartache, and 14 years' later, a resolution. this film is 100% better than all the gay films I have seen (and that is not many) 3 or 4 stars Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A project too ambitious for the extremely limited acting abilities of the main character Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Don't let the title fool you... It is actually a terms of endearment kind of plo. However I would have given it another star if it hadn't been for some stupid inconsiderate mofo who pasted portuguese subtitles over english subtitles in the movie that I was watching. I had to literally read between the lines. It was an enjoyable movie all in all. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing and terribly sad movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A narcissistic sex performer (Marco Filiberti) reunites with his estranged brother (Urbano Barberini) after the death of their father.
      Director
      Marco Filiberti
      Producer
      Samantha Gaetani
      Screenwriter
      Marco Filiberti
      Production Co
      Campinella Productions, Corsaro Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Italian
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 2, 2004
      Runtime
      1h 45m