Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Emotional and heartbreaking.


Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Jonathan Agassi is one of the most successful gay porn stars in the world. His rise to fame was stratospheric and revolutionized the industry. He built his fame and success on what is considered a global taboo, but in fact pleases millions. At times deeply disturbing but darkly funny, Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life offers a rare and intimate look at the world of gay porn and escorting, and presents a unique relationship between a mother and son, who courageously redefine familiar family concepts.

“It’s provocative, funny and very human." ~ Paul Salt, Screen Mayhem ★★★★★

“It's an unforgettable film." ~ Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film

“Heymann - the heir apparent to Frederick Wiseman." ~ Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly ★★★★★

“The most extreme and daring film you’ll ever see in your life.” ~ Gili Izikovich, Haaretz

“A powerful warning for society.” ~ Mique Watson, In Their Own League

“Unnervingly intimate footage, sensitive and compassionate." ~Alex Godfrey, The Guardian

Not Rated
Documentary, LGBTQ
Hebrew, English
Tomer Heymann
Tomer Heymann
Kyle Turner, New York Times

“Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life” has a somewhat sensationalist appeal: It’s a documentary about the rise and fall of the eponymous Israeli gay porn superstar. But the director, Tomer Heymann, finds idiosyncratic insights within typical narrative beats about fame and power — two mercurial things that ...

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