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Porn director plans Berlusconi escort film

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Porn director plans Berlusconi escort film
Tinto Brass pictured in 2009 at the Venice film festival. AFP Photo / Damien Meyer
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Tinto Brass, best known for controversial film "Caligula," told reporters he wants to make a film about the ex-premier's escorts at the Venice film festival and suggested the name "Thank You Daddy" as the working title for the idea.

"I want to make a film about Berlusconi. I had in mind the title 'Thank you, Daddy'", Brass said, referring to the nickname given to Silvio Berlusconi by the girls who attended the famously bawdy parties in his villa.

Brass -- best known for his erotic films "All Ladies Do It", a raunchy take on Mozart's opera Cosi Fan Tutte, and the brutal cult movie "Caligula" - is in Venice to mark the screening of "Intintobrass", a documentary about his life.

Kicking back on the terrace of the luxury Excelsior hotel with his busty companion Caterina Varzi, who he describes as his "muse", the 80-year-old lamented "the preference today for senseless Internet porn over crafted erotic films."

His would-be subject matter, the 76-year-old Berlusconi - who denies frequenting escorts or hosting lascivious parties - was found guilty in June of buying sex from a then 17-year-old prostitute nicknamed "Ruby the Heart Stealer."

The self-proclaimed playboy features in a separate fictional film showing in Venice, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes's ironic "Redemption."

Berlusconi has been married twice. His second wife, Veronica Lario, filed for divorce in 2009, describing Berlusconi as "a dragon to whom young virgins offer themselves" and saying she could not stay with a man "who frequents minors."
 

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