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Epix to premiere “Filthy Gorgeous” in November

Epix is to host the U.S. TV premiere of Barry Avrich's Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (pictured) in November.
August 30, 2013

Epix is to host the U.S. TV premiere of Barry Avrich’s Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story (pictured) in November.

The documentary, which has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, looks at the life of Guccione, the founder of Penthouse magazine. Epix will premiere it in the U.S. on November 8 at 11 p.m. EST.

“Bob Guccione was a complex man whose publications impacted the lives of many, both in positive and negative ways,” said Mark Greenberg, Epix president and CEO. “The film is incredibly intriguing and one our viewers will not want to miss.”

Avrich added: “Filthy Gorgeous explores Guccione’s legacy, which is unforgettable, scandalous and extraordinary. We were thrilled to work with Epix to bring that legacy to light and engage viewers with the untold details of such an important figure in our culture.”

The doc is a Melbar Entertainment Group production in association with Epix, Astral’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central, with funding from Rogers Telefund, CAVCO and the OMDC.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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