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Living it hardcore
Jonathan Agassi is one of the world's most successful gay porn stars.
Giving a rare and intimate insight in to the world of porn and escorts as well as a unique mother and son relationship which redefines family norms, Director Tomer Heymann (MR GAGA, WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?) presents his latest feature documentary JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE.
From film acting and live porn shows to escort work, Heymann documents all of Agassi's activities, following him over eight years, both in his temporary hometown of Berlin and back in Tel Aviv with his mother. Although Agassi claims he has the best job in the world and says it has actually saved his life, it soon becomes apparent that he's not particularly happy. Haunted by boyhood traumas and his relationship with his largely absent father, his special bond with his mother is not without its complications.
Adopting the stage name Agassi as a firm identity to counter his sense of instability, Jonathan seems nonchalant as he performs the countless sex acts with which he earns his living, yet he increasingly resorts to hard drugs to numb his feelings. Eventually, after a terrifying trip on drugs, he’s forced to see the harsh reality of his extreme lifestyle.