Captivating, muscular Karl Forest is the focus of this artfully made and breathtakingly erotic late '70s classic French porn classic! Atmospheric, beautifully shot, and blisteringly hot, this moody portrait of lonely masculinity is potent and masterfully executed.
In a blend of documentary, narrative film, and porn, Forest narrates - on and off camera - his experiences as a hustler and nightclub performer living in Paris, with spoken English translations. As we hear about his life, background, and philosophy, we observe Forest going about his daily routines, performing his cabaret acts, and participating in stylized sexual vignettes.
Forest's performance is arresting; his physique is meticulously sculpted (we watch him religiously exercising), he has tattoos on his biceps and scars on his lip and eyebrow, and he has an aggressive but detached aura, frequently sitting alone and smoking. His words sometimes contradict what we see of his life. He is a self-critical narcissist who denies his striking build's impressiveness and jerks off and lifts weights while staring into the mirror. He fetishizes weapons and war, describes his stint in the military and former conflicts with law enforcement, is pragmatic and dislikes dwelling on negative emotions or wasting time on fantasies, and values his independence and non-attachment.