Man of the Year (1995)

Man of the Year (1995)
 

Director Dirk Shafer

Writer Dirk Shafer

Genre Comedy, Romance

Year 1995

Actors Vivian Paxton, Claudette Sutherland, Michael Ornstein, Cal Bartlett

IMDB : 6.1 (299 votes)


 

Description Mockumentary look at Playgirl Magazine centerfold and 1992 Man of the Year, Dirk Shafer, who kept it a secret from the magazine that he is gay. Most of the film is a fictionalized retelling of Dirk's decision to send a photograph to Playgirl, his selection as a centerfold and then Man of the Year, his many TV interviews, his friend Vivian Paxton posing as his beard, and the pressures from his live-in lover to come out of the closet. Interspersed with this chronological narrative are a black and white look at an evening Dirk spends with Angela Lucassey, a woman from Reno who wins Playgirl's national contest to have a date with Dirk, and an interview with a stripper who tracks Dirk down.

Comments

  • Angel Moon 2017-02-05 20:01:51
    I still have a Playgirl with him on it. Its not his cover issue but has a very nice pic of Dirk. So sad that a handsome man like him is gone. Love this film, watched on cable a long time ago. Thanks for posting. Your channel is the best, Drew.

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