Greek Pete
United Kingdom (GB), 2009, 75 minutes, SD
A year in the life of a rent boy
Greek Pete Synopsis

A moving, often graphic docu-drama, Greek Pete draws on the actual life experiences of its cast; men who work within and around the world of London-based gay escorts, or ‘rentboys’. A focal point emerges in charismatic Pete, an ambitious young man who wants to be known as the best in his chosen field - to the point of seeking a nomination in the 'World Escort Awards' in Los Angeles.


Pete arrives in London with the hope of increasing his business as an escort, always up for it and always horny, a fantasy for those willing to pay. Not only is the money better in the big city, there are more opportunities to be had and Pete has goals and ambitions. He wants a flat in central London, a decent laptop and some good promotional photos to help with trade. If he works hard and becomes the best escort that he can be, perhaps a nomination at the ‘World Escort Awards’ in Los Angeles could be more than just a vague dream. His plans get complicated when he meets Londonboy Kai, a fellow escort on the scene, and starts a relationship. While Pete can easily separate his job from his love life, Kai has a harder time sharing his boyfriend with clients. Both are searching for very different things in life.


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Reviewed by ricke17
Haigh’s (director of the awesome 45 years, Weekend and HBO’s Looking) ground-breaking semi-documentary of an insight into a year in the life of a bunch of male escorts based in... more
Haigh’s (director of the awesome 45 years, Weekend and HBO’s Looking) ground-breaking semi-documentary of an insight into a year in the life of a bunch of male escorts based in London. Pete, the protagonist, claims his rationale for escorting is to save as much money as he can to gain a better life for himself. It is an understanding in to this subculture and, although sexually explicit at times, provides an understanding as to why young men enter into this profession. Apparently this was filmed on a budget of £10,000, but you cannot really tell, and has won the Artistic Achievement Award at Outfest in LA. Worth a watch.\r\n
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