Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story

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  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.5  (364)

"Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story" is a documentary film from 2013 that focuses on the life and career of Bob Guccione, the founder and publisher of the adult magazine Penthouse. The film takes viewers on a journey through Guccione's rise to fame and fortune, his controversial business dealings and personal life, and his eventual downfall.

The film opens with an overview of Guccione's humble beginnings as the son of Catholic Italian immigrants in New York City. From a young age, Guccione exhibited a talent for drawing and an entrepreneurial spirit, which he used to launch a successful career as a cartoonist and illustrator. However, it wasn't until he discovered the world of adult publishing that Guccione truly found his niche.

The film delves into Guccione's early struggles as a pornographic publisher, including his failed attempts to launch an explicit magazine called "Penthouse" in England. Undeterred, Guccione eventually found success with a more refined version of the magazine, featuring glossy pictorials of nude women and in-depth interviews with celebrities. The film explores the controversial nature of Penthouse and its impact on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s.

As Penthouse grew in popularity, Guccione expanded his empire to include television, film, and other business ventures. The film highlights Guccione's extravagant lifestyle, including his opulent mansion in New York City and his collection of art and antiquities. However, the film also touches on Guccione's legal troubles, including accusations of tax fraud and obscenity charges.

Throughout the film, viewers are introduced to a number of Guccione's friends, family members, and business associates, who offer insights into his personality and motivations. The film also features vintage footage and photos of Guccione throughout the years, as well as reenactments of key moments in his life.

Overall, "Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story" offers a fascinating look at one of the most polarizing figures in the world of adult entertainment. By examining Guccione's impact on popular culture and his complex personal life, the film sheds light on the man behind the scandalous headlines.

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story is a 2013 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
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    6.5  (364)