Greek Pete

Greek Pete

UK, 2008, 70 Minute Running Time
West Coast Premiere
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Drama, Gay, Sex Work, Sexually Explicit
Program: World Cinema
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Andrew Haigh

Young and beautiful, with his whole life in front of him, Pete is like many young men. He wants money, a big house and fame. But Pete’s plan is different. He’s going to the top as the world’s greatest male escort. Emotionally honest and sexually explicit, Greek Pete is a fascinating documentary-narrative hybrid that exposes the world of male escorts in London.

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh spent a year observing and interviewing young working men as they shared the details of their dramatic lives including complicated relationships, calculated business decisions and unexpected hardships. It’s no wonder that Haigh focuses on Pete, a darkly handsome son of Greek immigrants who arrives in London with a simple mantra: “I just want to make as much money as possible.” The film follows along as Pete meets new clients and friends, managing the sloppy world of sex and love while focusing on his bottom line. Haigh pulls the curtain back on this seldom seen world of male escorts so we can see the everyday details of life between the sheets and what drives these bright young men to sell themselves to the highest bidder. Filled with intimate conversations and heartfelt confessionals, Greek Pete is sexy, intense and fascinating at every turn as we watch one man’s struggle for riches and acceptance in a vibrant, unsettling subculture. — BRENDAN PETERSON

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