Fluffer

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This article is about the pornographic film crew position. For other uses, see Fluffing (disambiguation).
A fluffer on set of a gay pornographic movie handing a lubricant to an actor

A fluffer is a person employed to keep a male adult film star aroused on the set.[1] These duties, which do not necessarily involve touching the actors, are considered part of the makeup department. After setting up the desired angle, the director asks the actors to hold position and calls for the fluffer to "fluff" the actors for the shot. Fluffing could also entail sexual acts such as fellatio or non-penetrative sex.[2]

According to some pornographic actors, such as Aurora Snow[3] and James Deen,[4] fluffers do not actually exist.

In popular culture[edit]

The 2001 film The Fluffer was about a film buff with a crush on a porn star who is straight, for whom he wound up working as a fluffer in gay porn.[5] A 2003 release also titled The Fluffer was a four-minute short comedy film.[6]

2003 Season 1 Episode 4 of Nip/Tuck Matt's one night stand with a pornographic "fluffer" (guest star Marnette Patterson) results in a STD scare.

In an episode of New Girl entitled "Fluffer", a male character is described as an "emotional fluffer" for the female lead, providing her sentimental stimulation which allows her to maintain a more active sex life with a different man with whom she has been having sex.[7]

The term fluffer has also been adopted by the real estate industry to refer to a person that stages homes,[8] and as a term for a maid who fluffs pillows, or in general cleans and prepares work equipment.[9] These two usages of the term predate the pornographic usage, which came into usage in the 1970s.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/fluffer Collins Dictionary for Fluffer
  2. ^ Stoddard, Grant (2 September 2002). "A Life's Work: This Job Sucks". Nerve. [dead link]
  3. ^ Aurora Snow (2013-03-18). "Blood, Sweat and Sex: My Hard Life in Porn". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ Suzan Ryan (2013-03-25). "Interview: James Deen". Australian Penthouse. Retrieved 2014-03-04. [dead link]
  5. ^ Scott, A.O (16 November 2001). "Film Review; O.K., Just Tell Your Folks It's Artistic Work, in Films". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "The Fluffer (2003)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 May 2008. 
  7. ^ Adams, Erik. "Fluffer". Onion AV Club. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Fadiman, A. (2008). At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 9781429922968. 
  9. ^ "A CITY SLEEPS aka TUBE "FLUFFERS" - British Pathé". britishpathe.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Jeremy, R. (2009). Ron Jeremy: The Life and Times of a Porn Star. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780061841774. 
  11. ^ McFedries, P. (2008). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weird Word Origins. Alpha Books. ISBN 9781592577811.