Sunday, March 7, 2010

And You Know This Because...

Okay, show of hands please: how many of you know what a "fluffer" is?

Really, that many, eh? Guess it's just me.

Because I think "fluffer" sounds like a pretty word, a noun used to describe a person whose work results in something fluffy and lacy and delicate. Like a pastry chef who bakes mouth-watering macaroons or a seamstress who crochets exquisite soft shawls.

When I described my co-worker as being a good "fluffer," it was because she can work magic with a bag and decorative tissue and crepe paper. She fluffs them into lovely, wispy mountain peaks, cascades and bows. If she fluffs well, wouldn't that make her a good fluffer?

How was I supposed to know that a fluffer is actually the crew member on a pornographic movie set whose sole responsibility is to keep the male star, er...."happy" prior to filming sex scenes? It's not like fluffers are used on shows I frequent, like Ghost Whisperer or What Not To Wear.

My co-worker isn't holding my faux pas against me since we both agree, she does fluff exceptionally well. Although just between you and me, I still say she's one heck of a fluffer.

4 comments:

rtfgvb790 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

rollie said...

i know what "fluffer" is 'cause I read a lot! Really, when I used to subscribe to Heff's publication I actually read the articles and that term came up (no pun intended). They work the dude up to the point of almost no return then quit. Then they continue with the shoot. OK, I'm about to go into TMI mode so I'll quit right here...

maria c said...

I believe the term originated with animal breeding. Oftentimes the breeder will parade a hot toung horse in front of the stallion before mating him with the tried and true broodmare. The hot young rthing is called a fluffer.

Dusty said...

Wow Eileen, I never would have guessed I'd have learned this on your blog! More to Rollie's comments, I see that a fluffer also has the duty of keeping adult film stars "cleaned up" in between takes or during photo shoot set-ups...fun!

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