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Man of the Year (1995)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

Mockumentary look at Playgirl Magazine centerfold and 1992 Man of the Year, Dirk Shafer, who kept it a secret from the magazine that he is gay. Most of the film is a fictionalized retelling of Dirk's decision to send a photograph to ...See moreMockumentary look at Playgirl Magazine centerfold and 1992 Man of the Year, Dirk Shafer, who kept it a secret from the magazine that he is gay. Most of the film is a fictionalized retelling of Dirk's decision to send a photograph to Playgirl, his selection as a centerfold and then Man of the Year, his many TV interviews, his friend Vivian Paxton posing as his beard, and the pressures from his live-in lover to come out of the closet. Interspersed with this chronological narrative are a black and white look at an evening Dirk spends with Angela Lucassey, a woman from Reno who wins Playgirl's national contest to have a date with Dirk, and an interview with a stripper who tracks Dirk down. Written by See less
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Michael Müller (as Michael Mueller)
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Mar 15, 1996 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Vivian Paxton
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Claudette Sutherland
Tammy Shafer Tammy Shafer   See fewer
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Michael Ornstein
Mike Miller Mike Miller   See fewer
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Cal Bartlett
Ken Shafer Ken Shafer   See fewer
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Mary Stein
Angela Lucassey Angela Lucassey   See fewer
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Dirk Shafer
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Beth Broderick
Kelly Bound Kelly Bound   See fewer
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Cynthia Szigeti
Betty Levy Betty Levy   See fewer
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Dennis Bailey
Howie Diadone Howie Diadone   See fewer
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Charles Sloane
Ed, the Photographer Ed, the Photographer   See fewer
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Patricia Domiano
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Dawn Christie
Woman Exercising Woman Exercising   See fewer
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Phyllis Franklin
Dr. Marsha Demarky Dr. Marsha Demarky   See fewer
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Bill Brochtrup
Pledge Cartwright Pledge Cartwright   See fewer
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Lu Leonard
Dee Dee Sweatman Dee Dee Sweatman   See fewer
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Rhonda Dotson
Lady La Flame Lady La Flame   See fewer
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Thom Collins
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Deidra Shafer
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Paul D. Fow
Rex Chandler (as Paul Fow) Rex Chandler (as Paul Fow)   See fewer
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Fort Atkinson
Buck Hallren Buck Hallren   See fewer
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Felix Montano
Jimmy Morgan Jimmy Morgan   See fewer
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Michael Muller
ACT OUT #1 ACT OUT #1   See fewer
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Kevin Bandy
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Brett Sylver
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Fabio
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Joseph Fusco
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Merri Biechler
Leslie Dameron Leslie Dameron   See fewer
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Phil Donahue
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Jenny Jones
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Maury Povich
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Joan Rivers
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Cristina Saralegui
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Jerry Springer
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5.9 / 10 | 309 votes