Premio Maguey Over The Rainbow is honored to present its Premio Maguey Queer Icon to François Sagat, within the 33th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG).
This award is given to a person who, through his work, profile and openness towards the LGBT+ community, has become an icon and emblematic figure in favor of equality and the equity of the human being.
François Sagat is a French actor, model and director. At 18 he moved to Paris to work in the fashion industry, and years later joined French pornographic studio Citéberur, where he performed in his first adult film under the name Azzedine.
François then moved to the US, where he worked for Raging Stallion Studios before becoming an exclusive porn star at Titan Media in 2007. In 2011, Sagat wrote, directed and produced the Incubus adult film series, his first foray in these areas. That year he was also highlighted in the series François Sagat: The New Leading Man, presented at the Museum of Arts and Design in NY, and in the documentary Sagat: The Documentary on Canal+, exploring his phenomenon on world culture trends.
By 2013 Sagat announced his retirement from porn acting, returning in 2017 for special appearances in the Men.com parody of Justice League, and for CockyBoys in It Is Not The Pornographer That Is Perverse…
He has also been involved in several public awareness campaigns, and has appeared in mainstream media in films such as Saw VI (2009), L.A. Zombie (2010) and Homme au bain (2010); the latter two premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival. In 2013 he launched his fashion line KICK SAGAT.
Premio Maguey, in its seventh edition, presents the world premiere ofIt Is Not The Pornographer That Is Perverse…, the new film by cult director Bruce LaBruce in collaboration with CockyBoys, giving a special place to homosexual pornography, a key element in Queer identity, which offers a reflection of society and communicates a transgressive message of sexual freedom.