With the release of Man At Bath in France this fall, François Sagat will break new grounds as he crosses a difficult frontier between pornography and cinema. The French porn actor, who started his career filming pornographic videos with the french studio Citébeur (under the pseudonym Azzedine), was the picture perfect fantasy of a beefed up suburban young man. His now trademark head tatoo gave him an immediately recognizable figure amidst an industry that tends to produce clones. While his porn career strived internationally, with an exclusive contract with Titan Media, Sagat was striking the imagination of art photographers, fashion designers (such as Bernhard Willhelm) and graphic artists, who liked for example to show his buttocks as a cake missing a slice. Sagat is actually no stranger to the fashion industry, where he started his professional life, and he explores his own creativity in a blog, a collection of self-made personal video oddities including him acting as a kitten, or brushing his teeth while singing a Britney Spears song. He eventually became a muse for a post-porn queer world, with his casting in L.A Zombie, Bruce La Bruce’s sci-fi porn, which was recently censored in Australia (probably a blessing in disguise).
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