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Dirk Shafer
(November 7, 1962 - living) U.S.A.

Dirk Shafer

Playgirl Man of the Year


Dirk ShaferBorn in Texas, he has been a Playgirl centerfold. Long before he was crowned Playgirl's "Centerfold of the Year", gay hunk Dirk Shafer was an "Oscar"-nominated student film maker. Dirk tells this amusing story of his tumultuous reign as Playgirl magazine's supposedly straight centerfold in his critically acclaimed movie Man of the Year.

Not only did Dirk star in this movie, but he also produced it. Dirk's movie and his presentation is a look back at what it was like having to fake it as the straight stud darling of the TV talk show circuit while trying to avoid the discovery of his hidden truth.

Dirk affectionately spoofs everything from sexuality to outing, while revealing the personal issues (his lover's growing frustration and a friend's death from AIDS) that ultimately brought him out of the male modeling closet.


His film include:

  • Inside Out II (1992)
  • Man of the Year (1995)
  • Circuit (2001)
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