|Director:||Pascal Roche and Jerome M. Oliveira|
|Released By:||TLA Releasing|
|Release Date:||March 25, 2013|
Sagat is a short documentary running at only 41 minutes in length. Featuring candid interview footage with Sagat, as well as his friends and colleagues, the documentary aims to show that there’s more to him than just a porn star. Over the duration Sagat talks about his family, his involvement with porn and his ideas about sex and sexuality. He talks about the difficulty of working with ‘gay-for-pay’ actors and expresses his disappointment about how unsafe working in porn can be.
The documentary isn’t as warts and all as you’d expect and it doesn’t really reveal too much that his hardcore fans wouldn’t already know. Having said that, it’s still interesting to hear about his upbringing and his decision to enter into the world of porn. It’s also not hard to understand why he’s become an object of lust with his fans. The man has an incredible physique and whilst we’re still dubious about that tattoo on his head (he had it done to cover up his balding) there’s undeniably something very attractive about him.
Oddly the extras on this release run for nearly twice as long as the main feature. Alongside further interviews with Sagat, there are private short films, art performance projections and unpublished images. They all give further insight into the man who has become nothing short of an icon in the world of gay porn.
Sagat won’t change your opinion of Francois Sagat nor will it give you lots of insight into what he’s really like. Like many documentaries the excerpts of interviews are designed to pain Sagat in a certain way and he comes across a little shy and honest but likeable. The extras are more interesting that the main documentary and they actually give you a better idea of who Sagat really is away from his profession.