Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Directed by Tomer Heymann

Cast: Jonathan Agassi

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between his sex-based career and wild, hedonistic life in Berlin while his devoted mother Anna waits for him to visit back in his native Israel. As the seemingly friendless Agassi scales the heights of the industry, the adulation and money quickly disappear as he slowly succumbs to drug addiction, hastened by a deep seated insecurity that escalates after a rare and emotionally raw visit with his father. Nearing a psychotic break, Jonathan reconnects with Anna and in order to heal, the unique relationship between mother and son will be pushed to the limits. Heymann’s raw, unfiltered documentary, shot over a decade, offers a rare and unflinching look at the world of porn and escorting and for Agassi, a surprising and tender aftermath. Contains graphic sexual content and scenes of substance abuse; viewer discretion advised.

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