International porn icon Jonathan Agassi had a meteoric rise to fame — but at what personal cost? A new film by Tomer Heymann reveals what happens when the camera stopsrolling. A new film by Tomer Heymann reveals what happens when the camera stops rolling. In his mid-to-late 30s, whilst filming a documentary during a hot summer parade in Tel Aviv, director Tomer Heymann spotted two men kissing in the middle of the thronging crowd. An international porn icon, Jonathan Agassi, has had a meteoric rise to fame, but at what personal cost? You filmed this over eight years. Did you form a close bond with the family during that time? For sure!
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Jonathan Agassi is a highly successful Israeli gay porn star. The director Tomer Heymann followed him for eight years, both in his temporary hometown of Berlin and back in Tel Aviv with his mother. Alongside his film acting, he performs in live porn shows and works as an escort. With his mother, the bond is loving but complicated. Jonathan, who adopted the stage name Agassi as a firm identity to counter his sense of instability, seems nonchalant as he performs the countless sex acts with which he earns his living, yet increasingly he resorts to hard drugs to numb his feelings. The films tells a personal but universal love story and follows the triangular relationship between Tomer, his German boyfriend, and his intensely Israeli mother.
T he documentary Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life begins with the fresh-faced gay Israeli porn star winning a top industry award in Berlin, and ends with him high on drugs, writhing around on the floor, his life in tatters. Sex and drugs abound, with unnervingly intimate footage, but it is sensitive and compassionate. Very different. I have no complaints.