Greek Pete (en)

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Greek Pete

Andrew Haigh

20091 h 10 min
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A year in the life of a rent-boy Greek Pete was filmed for over a year in 2009 with guys working within and around the sex industry and the story is a representation of their world.

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Director Andrew Haigh
Release Date 2009
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A year in the life of a rent-boy

Greek Pete was filmed for over a year in 2009 with guys working within and around the sex industry and the story is a representation of their world. The process blurs the boundary between fiction and documentary, giving an authentic and intimate insight into the boys’ lives. Honest, non-judgemental, and sometimes explicit, the film offers a portrait of a sub-culture hidden from view.

Made for under £10,000 the film received a theatrical release in the UK through Peccadillo Pictures and was released on DVD in the US, France and Germany. It played over 50 festivals world wide and won the Artistic Achievement Award at Outfest in LA.

“It is directed with great sensitivity, all is portrayed with breathtaking artistry and considerateness. The story blends fiction and documentary, using real scenarios collected over a year, fleeting moments in strobe lit discos momentarily reduce all players to colliding atoms in a particle accelerator, but Haigh brilliantly chooses to focus on the individuals and the everyday nature of their life, with simplicity and accidental grace”
— Ken Russell / The Times