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That Man: Peter Berlin2005

  • 3.7
With his trademark Dutch Boy haircut, Tom of Finland physique and oh-so-tight trousers, Peter Berlin was the poster boy for the hedonistic and sexually liberated 1970s. Director Jim Tushinski's fascinating and touching portrait, THAT MAN: PETER BERLIN, traces Berlin's story over the past forty years, from his birth in wartime Germany to his current life in San Francisco, turning the elusive icon into a human being. Interviews with notables including director John Waters, author Armistead Maupin, adult film legend Jack Wrangler, filmmaker Wakefield Poole and artist Robert W. Richards, plus interviews with friends, fans and, of course, Peter Berlin himself, still looking remarkably boyish in his early 60s, are complemented perfectly with an astonishing archive of photos and film clips that reveal the full scope of Berlin's impressive body of work.

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Member Reviews (4)

I cannot get over the idea that Peter Berlin was so conceptually constructed. This character really comes of as a contemporary art project, and no less interesting because of it. Perhaps more so. This doc stimulates on many levels.

A man from another planet... in a sense a pioneer of today's display of sexuality but also identity in general in social media...

very interesting film about a mans life.

I think he could've been a Super-Star! I'm sure in the minds of many in his community, he already is!

I also noticed that the only person held him back . . . was Peter Berlin!

I guess the pain of poverty can be overwhelming to some their entire life?