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Sagat DVD review

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Cast: Francois Sagat
Director: Pascal Roche and Jerome M. Oliveira
Writer: Marc Hernandez
Released By: TLA Releasing
Certificate: 18
Duration: 41 mins
Release Date: March 25, 2013

Sagat is a new documentary focusing on French model and porn star Francois Sagat. With his muscular build and striking looks, Sagat has become an icon building a large fanbase since his first appearance in gay porn in 2005. Sagat is directed by Pascal Roche and Jerome M. Oliveira and aims to uncover the man is lusted after by fans across the world.

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 Alongside further interviews with Sagat, there are private short films, art performance projections and unpublished images.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.

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By Pip Ellwood

Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Little Pip Digital.

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