Brüning studied educational science and psychology was in all ways politically active. Amongst others he was one of the founders of Eiszeitkino in Berlin. He established the Schwullesbisches Filmfestival in Berlin in 1992 and incorporated the film production companies Cazzo Film and Wurstfilm. 2006 he initiated the Pornfilmfestival (PFF) Berlin, which is an independent filmfestival, engaging itself with questions about sexual identity, politics, body norms and gender. Jürgen Brüning shoots, produces and distributes porn films, which change the queer cinema itself.