It takes a special kind of man to have his penis compared to Jane Mansfield's breasts, but that's how John Waters describes gay icon Peter Berlin in a clip from That Man: Peter Berlin, which opens today in New York City. Berlin, a pornstar who spent the 60s, 70s, and 80s starring in porn films, modeling, and getting photographed by the likes of Warhol and Mapplethorpe, was the inspiration for Owen Wilson's character in Zoolander. The "legend," now 63, also created his own clothing to accent some of his body's more "impressive" features. I understand why he would want to flaunt it, but at the same time I think I'd feel uncomfortable being too exposed. I imagine some scenario where I'm suddenly being chased by a moose and have to leap a barbed wire fence to save myself. I'm just saying I'd like to be better protected in that instance. That probably doesn't happen in NYC very often, but still, one has to be cautious. Berlin's next project, he claims, will involve numerous video tapes he's created of himself having sex. Also, tapes of himself watching himself have sex on tape. He has lots of sex, I think that's what we're supposed to derive from this.
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