December 11, 2002

Event: Gay Erotic Expo 2002








STORY AND PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Adult businesses, stars and fans all got a taste of the Big Apple at the first national Gay Erotic Expo. Held November 10 and 11, 2002, in New York City, the expo offered a combination of information and entertainment for an eager audience. Nearly 100 exhibitors—including publications such as Adult Video News, Specialty Publications’ Men, Unzipped Monthly and Freshmen, and New York’s HX magazine; video companies such as Lucas Entertainment, MSR Videos and JetSet 2000; and Web sites such as badpuppy.com, bedfellow.com and showguys.com, among many others—filled four separate halls covering 30,000 square feet of the Webster Hall dance club in the East Village.

But booths weren’t the only place to see and be seen at the trade show. Other exhibitors, such as Chi Chi LaRue’s LiveAndRaw.com and tlavideo.com, rented out entire lounges and converted them into “rest areas” or full-blown stores. Although LaRue was a no-show (the director was rumored to be in Australia shooting for Falcon), her lounge proved to be a popular hangout, and TLA moved much product from its makeshift home.

Besides snatching up free samples of lube, condoms, magazines and DVDs, the 7,500 attendees over both days also got into the spirit of the holiday season by shopping for bargains. “We saw this as a place where gay men could find specialty adult items,” says Steven Levenberg, chief operating officer of the expo, “things like fetishwear, dildos, penis enlargers, erotic art and adult magazines and videos.”

But this sexy expo wasn’t just business as usual. It offered more of a party atmosphere than most conventional trade shows, perhaps due to the club setting, late hours (7pm to 1am the first night), numerous bars and live entertainment. Local drag star Hedda Lettuce hosted a raunchy show, which featured performances by New York–based director Michael Lucas and his stars Chad Hunt, Rick Gonzales and Danny Hunter (pictured, top). Veteran star Will Clark also did a strip act, and the cast of the off-Broadway hit Naked Boys Singing did a number, though they did not live up to their name. Also seen: cable hostess Robin Byrd, director Joe Gage and porn star/director Ray Dragon.

Consolidated Management Associates, the company behind the expo, hopes to make it a regular event in New York and is looking to expand into other U.S. cities in the coming months. According to chief executive officer Matthew Bank, the event was a natural outgrowth of their Gay Life Expo, which is a more mainstream, business-oriented affair. “We had to keep turning away exhibitors from the porn industry,” Bank says. “We knew there was a place for the adult stuff, and the Gay Erotic Expo is it.”

Reprinted from
Adult Video News magazine (2002)

November 26, 2002

On the Set Report: Peep Show


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Porn stars and their lusty admirers hit the high seas once again for the third-annual Pillage & Plunder Cruise this past fall. About 800 gay passengers from 39 states and 11 nations made their way from Port Manatee, Florida, to Cozumel, Mexico, aboard the Regal Empress cruise ship. The five-day journey benefited the local Pride Tampa Bay organization, but it also gave porn directrix Chi Chi LaRue a chance to shoot a scene for her upcoming Peep Show. This new sex-only movie—starring Rascal exclusives Matt Summers (pictured, above) and Julian Pierce, Aaron Tanner, Bailey Parks, Andy Hunter, Sebastian Cole, John Ashe and Travis Reed—will be released through LaRue’s own Rascal Video production company in association with Channel 1 Releasing.

The ship has already been at sea for a couple of days when LaRue (out of drag) and her crew gather to film a sequence with supercouple Lance Gear and Peter Raeg and newcomer Evan Taylor. It’s a hot Saturday afternoon, and while most of the passengers are luxuriating in the sun, the crew begins setting up their equipment in the ship’s theater. Videographer Steven Walker prepares the first shot in front of a big screen onto which a porn video will be projected. “This movie is like an attack on the senses,” LaRue says. “It is very visual and has great art direction.”

The doors leading into the theater have been blocked so the passengers cannot observe the filming. This is a marked change from previous cruises when Josh Eliot helmed Catalina’s Voyager and LaRue filmed Pillage and Plunder: The Movie before an appreciative audience of horny seafarers. “Doing a one-woman show is fun once,” LaRue says. “We were like trained seals out there last year, performing for the crowd. I did it once, and that’s enough.”

LaRue confers with Walker as the three models arrive on the set looking fit and tan (that’s what a few days at sea with a boatload of gay men will do). After a brief fluffing (hair and makeup, that is), the guys are led to a space in front of the screen and the oral sequence begins. Makeup artist Mistress Mona helps with a handheld light, and Walker circles the models with his camera. LaRue sits in the darkness of the theater, watching the proceedings on a video monitor. She decides that the lighting “looks weird” and requests that the red gels be removed from the lights. In typical fashion, the princess of porn directs the models with loud enthusiastic commands. “Suck it!” “Snap his dick!” and “Oh, my God! That’s hot!” are all heard regularly on a LaRue set.

During a break, porn journalist Mickey Skee chats with Mona and the crew. The models drink water, and Gear admits that he doesn’t feel completely comfortable seeing his own likeness onscreen (his debut film, In Gear, has been playing in the background throughout the shoot). “I hate watching myself,” he says. But lover Raeg doesn’t share the sentiment. “I like the scene he did with Logan Reed,” he says. “It’s hot.” Meanwhile, Minnesotan LaRue is debating the accuracy of the film Fargo with several crew members.

Almost an hour has gone by, and the shoot seems to be proceeding on schedule. But outside the barricaded doors, the Joan Rivers impersonator who is scheduled to host Bingo in the theater following the shoot is chomping at the bit. When LaRue is told that the Rivers impersonator wants in, she barks, “Who the fuck is that?” and continues staring at the monitor. When informed that several passengers would also like to come in and witness the porn stars at work, she counters, “Tell them if they pay an extra $500, they can watch!”

And then it’s back to the action. Bar stools are moved in, and the trio set their minds to buttmunching. Gear spits with gusto as LaRue looks on approvingly. When the stools are repositioned for the fucking sequence, LaRue steps onto the set and demonstrates exactly what she wants. Gear gets topped—first by Taylor and then by Raeg—as Mona stands by with condoms and lube. Between setups, LaRue offers encouragement and accolades to the guys. Next, Gear drops to his knees and prepares to receive a facial. As Taylor and Raeg cream on Gear’s face, LaRue screams with joy, “That is hot!” When the spent models adjust their positions, she yells, “Don’t move!” as Walker moves in for a closeup. Then it’s time for cleanup and strike. A mere two hours have gone by, and the scene is done. LaRue comments on how smoothly everything went and how great the cast and crew did. Then in her trademark growl she calls out, “Okay, you can let Joan Rivers in!”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

November 25, 2002

Movie Review: Cowboy


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Blue Blake.
Cast: Caesar, Brad Rock, Tom Katt, Rhett O'Hara, Dane Brando, Sal Lombardi, Staten McCormack, Ray Stone, Kelly Madison, Evan Taylor, Blue Blake.

The long-discussed Blue Blake’s Cowboy rides into town this month, and it was well worth the wait. Superstar Caesar is back on-screen in the lead role of Cowboy O’Connor, a pumped-up bodybuilder who hits the road. Along the way he encounters twinks such as Rhett O’Hara (supercute in an auspicious debut) and Dane Brando (who also shows promise). But Cowboy has a secret, and it takes the love of a good man to draw it out.

When we first see Cowboy, he is waking from a restless sleep, haunted by dreams of mansex. This leads to Caesar’s oral-only scene with O’Hara. These two tattooed loveboys complement each other perfectly. Cowboy proceeds to rob poor little Rhett before heading out of town. He is picked up by Brando, who inexplicably flashes back to the family mechanic (Sal Lombardi) fixing his father’s truck. This scene makes no sense in the scheme of the story, but the built Lombardi is so beautiful and delivers such a juicy cum shot, any lapses in the plotline are forgiven.

Back to the story, we learn that loner Cowboy has lost his entire family in a fire. Brando offers to help by putting him to work on his ranch and ends up sucking his dick. This is a beautiful outdoor sequence, as Caesar gives a focused, ferocious performance. He pounds Brando on a table, on a chair and then splooges on his face.

The affections of the fledging lovebirds don’t go unnoticed by farmhands Tom Katt and Evan Taylor. They speculate on the nature of the new relationship before getting busy themselves, enjoying a strenuous fuck on a tractor.

In the next scene, we get to the heart of Cowboy’s family secret with a steamy shower threeway featuring Staten McCormack, Kelly Madison and Ray Stone. This one is for all the manly men lovers out there. (One quibble: Cowboy says that this flashback happened “years ago,” so we’d like to know why his father, uncle and cousin are all wearing very current Ralph Lauren Polo undies!)

After a fun cameo from director Blue Blake as Detective Cooper, a no-nonsense gumshoe, we get a high-energy chase scene that ends with another hot coupling, which this time has Caesar bottoming for sexy cop Brad Rock. We won’t give away the mystery (or surprise ending) here, but Caesar’s final chilling moments will surely earn him a Best Actor nod at next year’s GAYVN Awards.

Blue Blake’s Cowboy
is a neat little thriller. It is lovely to look at, has a meaty story line, good performances and, most important, hot man action. We even like the catchy “Cowboy” theme song by Rock Hard. (Maybe because it sounds like it was inspired by Madonna’s own dancing-cowboy video, “Don’t Tell Me.”) Cowboy should ride off into the sunset with a slew of accolades. (Big Blue Productions/Arena)

Reprinted from HX magazine (2002)

November 21, 2002

Movie Review: Slammer


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Directors: Brian Mills and Harold Creg.
Cast: Jon Galt, Dred Scott, Billy Wild, Ben, Jake Marshall, Papi Moreno, Toby O’Connor, Josh O’Hara, Riley Porter, Raul Tasco, Chad Williams.

The Titan hit Slammer makes it way to DVD this month. Titan exclusive Dred Scott is as stunning as ever playing the warden of a free-for-all prison. His opening scene with new inmate Billy Wild (also an exclusive) is about as rough and tumble as it gets, but bottom boy Wild holds up nicely under all the punching, slapping and spitting. A close runner-up in intensity is the pairing of Scott with exclusive Jon Galt. These two do it all, and Scott’s amazing physique and skill as a top will leave you breathless. Although he is in three of the six scenes, Scott isn’t the only find here. Jake Marshall and Raul Tasco both deliver two eye-popping cum shots each, and newcomer Riley Porter eats ass with style. Clocking in at a long two hours and 20 minutes, Slammer gives viewers a lot of bang for their buck. The visuals are top-notch, which makes the poor sound quality all the more surprising. At several points the dialogue is inaudible, but besides that minor flaw, Slammer will have you happily chained to your DVD player. (Titan Media)

Reprinted from Inside Porn magazine (2002)

November 9, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Jason Land


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Originally from: State College, Pennsylvania
Age: 24
Height: 5’ 9’’
Weight: 165
Distinguishing features: Wholesome good looks, defined body and sweet ass.
Tattoos/piercings: “Two. One on my back of a sun, and the other on my head is of a dragon.”
Penis size: 7 inches, cut
Sexual orientation: “Just gay, as far as I know.”
Ethnic background: Austrian, Hungarian and Polish
Education: “Two years of Culinary Arts and a degree in Fiber Optics Communication.”
First adult performance: Colton (All Worlds Video)
Subsequent performances: Knight Spot (All Worlds Video), After Shock 1 and 2 (Falcon Studios)
What did you do before getting into porn? “Escorting. It helped out. I really got to know myself and what works for me.”
How did you get into the industry? “By luck. I was working in San Diego and was bored one day. So I decided to go walking around the city and ended up in an adult book store. I found a couple of movies from All Worlds Video, which peaked my interest in the industry to the point where I called them up—and the rest is on film!”
How did you get your name? “Jason is my real first name, but my last name is so messed up that I knew no one would be able to pronounce it. So I looked for an easier last name, and how could I go wrong with Land?”
Most memorable on-screen performance: “My first movie with Colton Ford really stands out in my mind. It was my first movie, my first scene. I really didn’t know what to expect.”
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: “I don’t have one yet. Ask me in five years!”
Favorite co-star? “Rob Romoni. Talk about a hunk. He’s funny, good-looking and great in bed!”
Favorite sex act: “In my personal life, I am versatile. When I top, it’s all doggie style.”
What are your long-term goals? “One word: real estate. Okay, it’s two words!”

Reprinted from
GAYVN magazine (2002)

October 31, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Clay Maverick


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Spread the word: Clay Maverick is back! The 26-year-old superstud who first turned the porn world on its ear in 1997 has returned from a two-year hiatus to star in MSR Videos latest release, White Trash. And Maverick brings along six feet and 185 pounds of smooth, hard muscle.

Originally from Seattle, the hunk relocated three years ago to Denver, where he is a full-time interior-design student. Maverick began dancing at a club in Seattle in 1997. It was there that he was approached by a talent scout. “The guy asked if I would be interested in jerking off,” Maverick recalls. “He said I would get paid $1,500. I figured I would be jerking off anyway, so I agreed!”

That resulted in his first scene, a solo in the video Hard Focus. Maverick felt so comfortable in front of the camera that when Big Video asked him to go all the way on film, he had no problem with it. “They said it would pay more,” he says, “so I figured I would do it.” Soon after, he signed an exclusive contract with the studio. This led to appearances in such hit videos as Naked Highway and Handsome Drifters. Then Studio 2000 came to call, and Maverick signed with them for such films as Billy 2000, The Big Shot and Night Riders. After that contract expired, Maverick went on to work for Falcon Studios (Sting: A Taste for Leather), Men of Odyssey (Carnal Intentions), Atomic Video (West Hollywood Hope) and others.

In 1999, Maverick decided to take a breather from the industry. “I just needed a break,” he says. So he returned to everyday life and took a job as a milkman (just imagine that delivery!). “Doing porn hadn’t really changed my life,” he says. “None of my friends really cared that I had done it.” But when Maverick made the decision to return to school, the porn world once again beckoned. “I needed the money,” he says.

Since his comeback, Maverick has done a couple of orgy scenes for Falcon and starred in White Trash. “It’s good to be back,” he says. “Doing a scene is such a turn-on. It’s hot. It was especially fun making White Trash. [Director] Tony Alizzi was great. He let me do my own thing, yet everything was very professional and organized. I like that on a shoot.”

The big-dicked (nine inches, cut) star says his favorite thing to do on-screen is suck cock. He is exclusively a top (“In real life too!” he is quick to add), and his favorite type of man is “tall, dark and handsome.” Maverick says he never watches his own movies (“You can’t watch yourself screw. It’s too creepy!”). In fact, he says that he rarely watches porn at all. “When you do it for work,” he says, “it loses its appeal.” But Maverick admits that he is a very sexual person and is always horny. And—good news!—he is single. “When you go to school and travel and dance on the weekends,” he says, “it’s kinda hard to find the time for a relationship.”

Traveling to clubs as a dancer takes Maverick all over the country. “Performing live is the most fun ever,” he says. “You get up there and get to be a rock star for a night. And the fans are great. It’s always a shock to me that they know who I am.”

And what kind of image does the screen stud hope his audience will have of him? “I have no idea how the studios market me,” Maverick says. “I know that they never make me smile, though. So I guess you could say that I’m a tough guy!”

Reprinted from All-Man magazine (2002)

October 22, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Matthew Faulkner


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Originally from: Washington State
Age: 20
Height: 5' 11''
Weight: 155
Distinguishing features: “My smile.”
Tattoos/piercings: None
Penis size: 8 inches, uncut
Sexual orientation: Gay
Ethnic background: Czech
Education: Currently in college
First adult performance: Cornfedboyz #1 (Sports & Recreation Video)
Subsequent performances: Cornfedboyz #2 (Sports & Recreation Video)
What did you do before getting into porn? “I was and am a college student.”
How did you get into the industry? “I was selling my home videos online for kicks, and [director] Drew Warner of Sports & Recreation Video spotted me and asked if I would like to be part of his new Cornfedboyz amateur line.”
How did you get your name? “I just kinda came up with it.”
Most memorable on-screen performance: “When Nate Bater and I were fucking on a log in the middle of a river for Cornfedboyz #2. Not falling into the water was a feat in itself. We were at a clothing-optional beach, so we drew quite a crowd. Being watched just got me going even more. I’m a total exhibitionist.”
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: “What you see is what you get.”
Favorite co-star? Nate Bater
Favorite sex act: “Pounding ass then flipping over and getting my fill.”
What are your long-term goals? “To practice architecture. As far as porn goes, I’m just happy doing amateur stuff right now. If the opportunity arises for Nate and me to do a professional film, that could be fun too. As long as it continues to be fun, I’m all for it.”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

October 21, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Carlos Morales





STORY AND SECOND PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Originally from:
Caracas, Venezuela
Age: 28
Height: 5’ 11’’
Weight: 175
Distinguishing features: A combination of hot Latin looks and all-American freckles.
Tattoos/piercings: None
Penis size: 8 x 6, cut
Sexual orientation: “Gay.”
Ethnic background: “I’m a mutt. My mother is from Spain, and my father is from Colombia, but there is some German blood in his family. But culturally, I feel Latin—warm, emotional, outgoing and fun.”
Education: High school graduate, some college in Venezuela
First adult performance: A World of Men (Kristen Bjorn)
Subsequent performances: Back in the Saddle (Lucas Entertainment), Betrayed (Falcon), Up Close (Falcon), Reckless (Lucas Entertainment), Vengeance (Lucas Entertainment), Manhattan Sex Party (MSR Videos)
What did you do before getting into porn? “I was a go-go dancer at clubs in New York.”
How did you get into the industry? “I came to the states and didn’t have a career. I got to meet Kristen Bjorn through a friend. I was impressed with him and wanted to work with him, so I sent him a picture. A year and a half later he got back to me, and I went to Miami to do a movie. Then Falcon came to New York for the Black Party, and they saw me. It just went from there.”
How did you get your name? “It was a business decision. I wanted a Latino name so people would know that I am Latino. That name sounded really appealing to me.”
Most memorable on-screen performance: “My fisting scene with Chad Hunt in Vengeance.”
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: “On one movie, I had a crush on my cameraman, who I had known and wanted for years. He was filming me, and that got me so turned-on.”
Favorite co-star? “Travis Wade turned me on the most. He is straight, and I got to eat his ass. It was delicious.”
Favorite sex act: “Vanilla doesn’t turn me on; I like more raunchy, dirty, kinky sex.”
What are your long-term goals? “I never considered porn a career. It was just something that happened. But after all the attention I have gotten, I think I am going to take it as far as I can.”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

October 12, 2002

On the Set Report: Glory Holes of New York


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Following a series of successful glory-hole movies set in big cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago), director Bruno Riccelli of Oh Man! Studios has set his sights on the Big Apple. Originally slated to be shot in fall 2001, Glory Holes of New York was postponed due to the events of September 11. Now, one year later, Riccelli and crew have gathered in a loft in Midtown to film the latest installment on a tight schedule. After spending a couple of days shooting B-roll—in Central Park, on the subway, even in a helicopter to capture the now-altered Manhattan skyline—Riccelli and videographer John Simms are ready to get down to the goods. Over the course of Labor Day weekend, they will film five sex scenes. A daunting task to be sure, but as Riccelli puts it, “If everyone shows up, gets hard and cums, it can be done in two days!”

First up early on Saturday morning is a fourway with some of New York’s finest. On-set photographer Brian Lantelme shoots each model first, then they all dive right into the scene. Models Ty Latimore, Mario Ortiz, Alex Leon and Rick Gonzales are all done up in leather—caps, armbands, boots, leashes, the works—and positioned in front of a graffiti backdrop. The usual porn activities ensue—sucking, fucking, ass-eating, you name it.

Riccelli, casually dressed in shorts and a tank top, stares at the monitor as the action unfolds. When the energy lags, he asks the models to turn up the volume. “Be loud,” he calls out. “People like to hear that.” When sexy Latino Ortiz gets a bit overzealous with his moaning, Riccelli commands, “Rick, put your cock in his mouth. He is screaming too much!”

After Ortiz quiets down and gets topped by all three other models, it’s time for cum shots. The crew patiently waits for wood, then all the models gather around Ortiz and, one by one, cum on him. Then it’s his turn. It has been a long morning, but there is no time to linger. The guys quickly dress, get paid and depart. Veteran porn stars Marcelo Reeves and Scott Matthews, who have both taken a break from the industry and haven’t done a film in two years, are waiting in the wings. “I am so happy to be back in New York and working with my old friend Bruno,” says Reeves, who had briefly relocated to Florida. Their scene is expected to go late into the night, so I take my leave.

When I arrive at about 2pm on day two, newcomers Danny Hunter and Diego Alvarez, both New Yorkers, are getting their glamour shots done. Chad Hunt and Scott Parker are sitting on a couch and waiting. A solo scene with Jared Scott has already been filmed earlier in the day, but things are running a bit behind. There is a spread of food, and the models nibble on pizza and chips. Now Riccelli is ready to film Hunter and Alvarez. First, Alvarez jacks Hunter, then Hunter sucks Alvarez before fucking him. After an hour or so, it’s time to include Jared for the threeway sequence.

But first, Riccelli wants to film some establishing dialogue for the new setup. As Hunter stands by the glory-hole set and delivers the first line of scripted dialogue (“That was sure a hot fuck, man”), both he and Alvarez crack up. Riccelli orders them to start over, but the same thing happens. He starts feeding them the dialogue in his thick Brazilian accent, demonstrating how he wants the lines to be delivered. Hunter jokes, “Bruno, stop! You’re turning me on!”

The models get through the dialogue and then both proceed to fuck Jared. But before cumming, Hunter displays his impressive self-sucking skills. Riccelli looks at the monitor approvingly. After the cum shots, the first group of models leave and Hunt, Parker and the tardy Carlos Morales move in to shoot the final scene. After being kept waiting, none looks exactly thrilled at the prospect of the grueling night ahead. But they begin to prep as Riccelli takes a few moments to reflect on his whirlwind shoot. “I wanted to capture the New York lifestyle,” he says, “and the men. I wanted a mixture of white, Latin, African American, just like how it is in New York City. I think we did that.”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

October 2, 2002

Destination: All Worlds Resort in Palm Springs





STORY AND PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT

The desert resort town of Palm Springs is renowned as an oasis for gay men. Whether they are escaping from nearby cities like Los Angeles and San Diego (both about a two-hour drive away) or more far-flung destinations, the spectacular weather, mountain vistas and hunky men are all big draws. And while guests have any number of accommodations from which to choose, only one four-star resort offers naked porn stars along with its sun and views. The All Worlds Resort, a subsidiary of the San Diego–based porn studio, has all this, plus an assortment of amenities that will excite any visitor.

The clothing-optional resort boasts three sparkling pools and Jacuzzis, the largest steam room in Palm Springs, a dry sauna and a newly expanded “nature walk”—featuring a sling, saddle and gloryholes for the adventurous—where All Worlds videos play around the clock. Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, in-room coffee maker and remote-controlled color TV with VCR. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet (fruit, muffins, bagels, juice) in the lounge where a library of All Worlds Videos’ hundreds of films are available for viewing. There are also porn channels on the TVs and even a closed-circuit system that keeps track of the activities in the pool areas. So, if you’re up late watching The Golden Girls and channel-surf to some outdoor action, you can just mosey over and join right in.

But twice a month, professionals show how it’s really done. That’s when the cameras roll for live XXX shoots featuring some of porn’s brightest stars. And guests are welcome to watch and take notes. “I had an idea when I bought the resort to offer men a different venue than the others,” says All Worlds owner Rick Ford. “Being in the adult-video business, I felt, what could be better than to bring porn stars to the resort for guests to see up-close. What better way to make the fantasy real than to create a whole movie-set idea with living stars that you can meet and talk to.”

And Ford’s concept is clearly working. Top directors such as Chi Chi LaRue, Chad Donovan, Thor Stephans, Dirk Yates and Mike Donner have all worked on the popular Pornstruck video series that is filmed poolside and in the courtyard gardens. And that’s not all the bang you’ll get for your buck. Every Saturday a Porn Star Barbecue is hosted by a different big-name model, and sometimes he brings along a few of his closest screen buddies. Past hosts and guests have included Tom Southern (our gracious tour guide with lover Marc St. Jacques, both seen above), Michael Brandon, Max Grand, Anthony Holloway, Bret Wolfe and Andy Hunter.

There are also special pornformances, parties and contests galore. Recent events have included the Mr. All Worlds and Mr. Nude Palm Springs competitions, whipped-cream bikini contests and others, which have been known to draw as many as 700 guests from the area and all over the United States. “I’ve had guys who drive for four days to get here from Ohio,” says executive manager Fernando Lara. “They want to be a part of the All Worlds experience.”

And that experience is about to get even better. Ford is a man with a plan. He has just purchased a neighboring property and hopes to renovate and include it in the All Worlds compound by the end of the year. Following some major construction work, the grounds will merge three separate resorts into one with a total of 46 rooms. The new section will feature six high-end “celebrity” rooms (including Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe rooms), which will pay homage to a particular diva and feature memorabilia about her from Ford’s personal collection. These rooms sound like they will be fit for a queen.

And if all that’s not enough, when you leave, you even get to take a bit of the All Worlds Resort home with you, because each room comes with a complimentary video of highlights from some of the studio’s best films. Just in case you didn’t get enough of the real thing!

Reprinted from All-Man magazine (2002)

September 20, 2002

Event: Joey and Carlo Palm Springs Pool Party







STORY AND PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Palm Springs is known for its hot weather and the hotter men who party there; and the weekend of September 20 was no exception. That’s when the Los Angeles porn posse ventured to this desert resort town for the second-annual Joey and Carlo Palm Springs Pool Party, which was actually held in neighboring Cathedral City, California. The event helped raise more than $2,000 for the Adult Industry Medical (AIM) HealthCare Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to care for the physical and emotional needs of sex workers and others in the adult-entertainment industry. The weekend festivities included autograph sessions with the stars, a XXX model search hosted by directrix Chi Chi LaRue and funny man Bruce Vilanch, a silent auction, raffles and a bevy of naked porn stars basking in the 115-degree heat.

The three days of events kicked off with an underwear party on Friday night, where guests familiarized themselves with the grounds of the Cathedral City Boys Club, the 3.5-acre spread on which the parties took place. Under an outdoor tent, columnist Jason Sechrest interviewed old-timer Ryan Idol, who revealed that he may sue Odyssey Men, the porn studio that pulled out of producing his Idol Cruise video. Together, they hosted an amateur wet underwear contest.

But Saturday was the main event, when fans could relax by the pool, enjoy the sunshine and catch up with their favorite porn stars. Supercouple Blake Harper and Colton Ford explained that the camera crew following them around was for a Miramax documentary focusing on their lives and burgeoning non-porn careers. We learned that Harper is studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute and working on an indie film titled Lost Everything. While Ford, who was a singer before he was a screen stud, is working with producer Frankie Knuckles on his first album and will have a single titled “Everything” dropping in November. They also continue to make porn films and stay at the Live and Raw Hotel, where subscribers on the Internet can follow their every move on 12 live cams. Seems like privacy isn’t that big with these two.

In the air-conditioned VIP room, Caesar, who is bigger than ever, confirmed the November release of Cowboy, his first starring role in more than a year. Fellow bodybuilder and co-star Tom Katt was there too, fresh from shooting a scene in Ken Ryker’s self-written/produced/directed film. Superhung Spike revealed that he’s taking a break from the porn world to work on his art but is checking into the Live and Raw Hotel in October to room with Blake and Colton. Sounds cozy to us. Chi Chi LaRue plugged the release of her latest for Channel One Releasing, 2nd Gear, the sequel to In Gear starring (who else?) Lance Gear. The diva also expressed surprise about seeing her picture in the September issue of Vanity Fair. The bitch has arrived!

Director Drew Warner of Sports and Recreation Video proudly introduced his sexy new discoveries, lovers Matthew Faulkner and Nate Bater, to an eager crowd. These cuties star in Warner’s amateur CornFedBoyz video line. Boston boy Anthony Holloway told us that he has just moved from the East Coast to take up residence in West Hollywood with boyfriend Brad Rudolph. He has also filmed a new movie for director Paul Barresi’s Regiment Studios titled Bad Boys, Volume 4.

Also seen: Dino Phillips, who had hosted Derek Cameron the previous night at “Cocktails with the Stars” at Micky’s; Flex-Deon Blake, who has moved to L.A. following his break-up with Bobby Blake; tattooed newbie Rhett O’Hara, who reminisced about his days working as director Blue Blake’s chauffeur and chef before he was discovered for films; Chris Green, who was talking up his Web site and single “Drive” from 2nd Gear. We also heard that New York queen CoCo LaChine has accepted a job as director of operations for All Worlds Video and is relocating to San Diego to work for the major porn studio. She’ll be missed!

A hangover barbecue on Sunday afternoon hosted by Michael Brandon brought the weekend to a close as many of the stars prepared to return to L.A. But event co-founders Joey Di Bartolo and Carlo Ricci seemed pleased with their efforts. “Our site promotes sex workers and focuses on the adult industry,” said Ricci, “so we figured this would be a good event for us to promote. We wanted to help AIM, which is a great organization. I think the fans and porn stars all had a good time.”

Reprinted from
HX magazine (2002)

September 7, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Rhett O’Hara



BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Everybody’s talking about Rhett O’Hara. This 22-year-old California native is on the lips of many of West Hollywood’s top porn power players. Talent agent David Forest, who now represents the French/Puerto Rican/Greek stunner, recalls the first time he glimpsed O’Hara. “I was at [porn director] Chi Chi LaRue’s birthday bash last year,” he says, “and I knew that this young man was a star. He had a gorgeous face, which really is the key to ultimate superstardom in the XXX world.” Forest didn’t actually hook up with O’Hara until several months later, when Rhett called him at the suggestion of porn-star-turned-director Blue Blake. “When we finally met,” Forest says, “I was just as impressed as I had been when I first laid eyes on Rhett.”

The beefy Blake couldn’t agree more. “This kid is gonna be huge,” he booms in his trademark British accent. Blake is also partially responsible for O’Hara’s sudden rise. “Rhett was originally my chef and chauffeur,” Blake says. “One day, he was sitting by my pool and I noticed what an enormous cock he had. I said, ‘You should star in films!’ ” So he did. Blake rushed to cast O’Hara in his first movies, and he even dreamed up his soon-to-be-famous nom de porn. “Yep, I gave him his name,” Blake laughs. “He’s a good ole Southern boy with a good ole Southern name. Plus, he’s as sweet as a mint julep and twice as tasty.”

Porn columnist Jason Sechrest, of www.jasoncurious.com fame, is also an unabashed fan. “I see more potential in this stud than any newcomer I’ve met in recent years,” he gushes. “I’ve never seen so much talk about a newcomer. Everyone has an opinion about this boy. They either love the name or they hate the name. They love the tats or they hate the tats. Either way, everyone has an opinion, and everyone can’t stop talking about him.”

Let’s get the vital statistics out of the way: This supercute Virgo was born on September 14, 1980, and raised in the South, which explains his slight accent. He stands at 5 foot 9, weighs 175 pounds, has dirty-blond hair and blue eyes. His essential member measures 8 inches, is cut and comes in an extra-wide size. He has topped in all of his films and also enjoys performing oral when the occasion arises. When he’s not busy making porn, O’Hara likes shooting pool, hitting local clubs and bars, going to the movies and jerking off—and not necessarily in that order.

O’Hara began his porn career last year with MSR Video’s Road Trip and several movies for Big Blue Productions, including Hard as Rock, Straight Bodybuilders Do and Cowboy (in which he serviced superstar Caesar). Blake certainly likes what he sees in his discovery; he has already cast O’Hara in his next two projects, Muscle Penitentiary and Duke Miller’s Lumberjack Gang Bang, both of which will be shot soon. The tattooed muscleboy will also film a shower orgy for MSR’s First Crush and work with director Doug Jeffries on his first movie for Studio 2000.

So what does up-and-comer O’Hara have to say for himself? “I’m liking this very much,” he admits. “People have been exceptional to me, and I look forward to fulfilling more fantasies.” O’Hara adds that having hard-core sex on-screen is his favorite thing to do. “The foreplay’s cool, but fucking is the best,” he says with a laugh. O’Hara is also a man with a plan. “I hope to be a superstar who has some longevity in this business,” he says.

From the way this boy has got tongues wagging (and salivating), you can bet on it!

Reprinted from All-Man magazine (2002)

August 10, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Rod Barry


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Supercute Rod Barry is newly blond. “I was down in Florida,” he says, “drank a six-pack and decided to get my hair bleached.” That isn’t the only change this 28-year-old porn veteran has made in his life recently. After starting a wildly successful porn career in 1996—appearing in more than 30 films and being nominated for numerous awards—Barry has rejoined the industry with a vengeance. Besides his latest videos, including Falcon’s Deception, All Worlds’ Bringing Out Brother and MSR’s White Trash, Barry is touring once again. He hits Cherry’s on Fire Island soon, as part of agent David Forest’s porn-star series. Barry also stars in Forest Film’s first production, Brad’s Buddies, due this fall. HX recently caught up with the blue-eyed hottie from his day job in Indiana (another major change!) to find out why he left and why he’s back.

Rod, where have you been?
Well, I needed to take a break. After doing porn for a few years, I had fucked my ass off, made a lot of money and partied a lot, then it was time to stop. So I moved away to save my life.
How would you describe that first phase of your career?
It was fun. I have great memories that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
How did you get started originally?
I had been in the Marine Corps. I was stripping in San Diego and met [director] Dirk Yates of All Worlds Video. I did a solo scene in one of his Private Collection movies. Then it was a natural progression from there.
Were you nervous?
Nah, it came natural.
So you’ve always been an exhibitionist?
Yeah, I have always been pretty open. If I could run around naked all day, I would.
Had you been a porn fan?
Well, I used to sneak in and watch my dad’s porn tapes. Actually, it was funny to meet Sharon Kane and Nina Hartley and some of these other porn girls after whacking off to them as a 10-year-old.
Do you identify as gay, straight or bi these days?
I don’t. I’m just me. I’m just sexual.
Do you have a favorite movie that you’ve done?
Probably Link. I got to be real piggy in that one. Or High Tide, because I had such a great week in Hawaii and I only had to work for two days.
Favorite co-star?
Logan Reed. We are buddies and have danced all over the country together. He is actually the first guy I bottomed for on-screen. I picked him. We just connect.
Did you guys ever date?
No, I would never date someone in the industry. I would never date myself.
Are you single?
Yeah.
So, what made you decide to return to the business?
It was for the fun of it—and the money. My agent, David Forest, got me to go to the GayVN Awards last year. After that, I decided, okay, let’s do it again.
Is it strange to be back after all this time?
Well, on the last shoot I did, I kinda felt like I was the elder statesman. I was the oldest person there! I was surrounded by all these new exclusives. I mean, they could cum, like, six times, and I am just not at that point anymore. (laughs)
You have also toured and performed live a lot.
Yeah, I like to get up and get naked. It’s a compliment that someone would want to come and see me and get a signed picture. It amazes me. I don’t think of myself as that kind of person. I’m not some big musclebound guy. I have a swimmer’s build, but I get up and entertain, and I smile and dance. I love it.
And what can our readers expect from your show on Fire Island?
If they have seen my movies, they know what to expect: I am a sex pig. I like to give spankings, have fun, bring people onstage with me, party and just have a great time. I hope they enjoy the show. I can’t wait to talk to the people of New York City. It’s one of my favorite places.
How long will you stay in the porn industry this time?
As long as someone keeps thinking I am attractive, even if I am 40. You can be an older man and still look great. Plus, some people want to watch a man and not a boy. I can see myself making that transition on-screen.
Is there anything left that you haven’t done?
I think I’ve done everything. I have done pissing scenes and seen a guy shooting beer 15 feet out of his ass, thinking “If my mother could see me now.” So it’s kinda hard to top crazy shit like that! (laughs)

Reprinted from HX magazine (2002)

August 2, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Nate Bater



Top: Nate Bater (right) with boyfriend Matthew Faulkner
Bottom: (from left) Sam Dixon, Bater and Faulkner

BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Originally from:
Minnesota
Age: “I never give that out.”
Height: 5' 7''
Weight: 145
Distinguishing features: “My PA, blue eyes and red hair.”
Tattoos/piercings: “Four tattoos (an eye on my chest, a pair of stone falcons that wrap around my right arm, a star on the back of my neck and a gecko on my right ass cheek) and two piercings (PA and tongue).”
Penis size: 7 1/2 cut
Sexual orientation: Gay
Ethnic background: German
Education: Senior in college
First adult performance: Cornfedboyz #1 (Sports & Recreation Video)
Subsequent performances: Cornfedboyz #2 (Sports & Recreation Video)
What did you do before getting into porn? “I managed a computer-parts warehouse.”
How did you get into the industry? “I was strapped for cash and a friend told me about a Web site where you could sell items [jocks, socks, underwear and videos]. I found out that he had done a few videos and made lots of extra spending cash by selling them. So I grabbed my buddy Matthew Faulkner and said, ‘Let’s try doing a few videos.’ ”
How did you get your name? “A photographer friend called me ‘the master’ when I was masturbating on camera for him. Then he called me ‘Nate, the Masturbator,’ so I shortened it to Bater.”
Most memorable on-screen performance: “At first Matt and I were filming each other, but we wanted to improve our scenes, so we started looking for other people to film us. That was harder than you might think. We tried several friends, most of whom couldn’t keep there minds on filming. So we posted an ad on the Internet and found a guy who seemed semi-normal. We set up a time to film at his place. It turned out that he had a waist-high pile of nothing but doll heads! The scene turned out pretty good, but we were both glad to get out of there alive.”
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: “So far all we’ve done is amateur stuff, so it’s not really edited much.”
Favorite co-star? Matthew Faulkner
Favorite sex act: “Eating Matt’s sweet ass.”
What are your long-term goals? “Finishing my B.A. this spring and my master’s in the next two years. Pornwise, Matt and I are totally open to appearing in a studio film if the opportunity presents itself. We enjoy performing for anyone who likes to watch. As long as there are fans, we’re happy to perform.”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

July 20, 2002

Movie Review: Unspoken


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Mike Donner.
Cast: Alec Keanu, Austin Wilde, Brendon Taylor, Deacon Frost, Devon Auston, Ethan-Michael Ayers, Frank Grant, Lark Larson, Michael Johnson, Mike Radcliffe, Nick Peters, Parker Williams and Paxton Hunter.

Fans of such talky Mike Donner vehicles as Our Trespasses, Tale of Two Brothers and Said & Done will be surprised that there is no dialogue in Unspoken. But that is exactly the point of this sexy outing, which was filmed at the Bourbon Street bar in San Diego. This time, director Donner lets his talented cast say it all with their eyes. And they are certainly up for the challenge, flirting and seducing in five superior scenes.

First, Parker Williams and Paxton Hunter trade blowjobs right at the bar, which would attract some attention at most places, considering the amount of cream Hunter produces. Then, newcomers Frank Grant and Michael Johnson leave the bar and take to the living room sofa with Lark Larson. This sequence is the centerpiece of the video and a true highlight. It is extremely well-cast, as the manly Grant and Larson take special care with the boyish Johnson, culminating in a massive cum shot for Larson. In the next scene, four patrons (muscleboys Mike Radcliffe, Nick Peters and Alec Keanu joined by supercute Deacon Frost) go at it in a storage room. Safer-sex advocates will be happy to see that the guys in this fourgy briefly do some of their sucking with condoms on. Next, young cuties Brendon Taylor and Austin Wilde perform oral in the men’s room. Twink fans, take note. Finally, Ethan-Michael Ayers returns to porn (you didn’t realize he was gone?) in a standard bedroom scene with Devon Auston.

The wide assortment of models featured throughout offers something for everyone. All Worlds delivers its usual good production values, and Donner bravely ventures into a world without story lines, character arcs and gay issues. In Unspoken, he lets the sex do the talking. Well said, Mike. (All Worlds Video)

Reprinted from HX magazine (2002)

June 24, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Mark Dalton



BY VINCENT LAMBERT

There is nothing more American than an overnight success story. You know, the rag-to-riches kind that can only happen in this fabulous land of crass opportunism. Think Madonna, think Britney, think...Mark Dalton. Yes, it was less than a year ago that this adorable Texas boy seemed to enter the gay collective unconscious at a moment’s notice with his dance appearances, magazine covers and muscle-worship videos. Now, the 22-year-old self-proclaimed “country boy” is ready to make his Gay Pride debut from high atop the HX float. “I’ve never even been to Gay Pride before,” Dalton admits in his sexy Southern drawl. “It should be fun.” So, New York, get ready to stand up and salute the stunning stud. Mark Dalton is here to live out the great American (wet) dream.

Mark, it seems like you just came out of nowhere, that suddenly everyone just knew who you were.
I did. About a year ago, I was dancing at the Gaiety and hanging out at Exit on a Sunday morning. I was approached by a photographer to model for the cover of a local gay rag. The rest is history.
What were you doing before that?
I was doing nothing, literally. I was living with Mom and Dad in Texas, sleeping on the couch while my mom yelled, “Get a job!” I was waiting, though. I didn’t know what I was gonna do, whether I was gonna play pro football or be a wrestler or a model, but I knew I was gonna do something with my body.
Did it ever occur to you that you might become a porn star?
No, not really. I had played semi-pro football with a Texas team. I was in a couple of Tough Man competitions on FX. So I knew it was gonna be something with my body, but porn, no.
How did you end up dancing and modeling?
One of my buddies had done a couple of Muscle Hulk videos and posed for Colt. He told me about this field, and I thought, if he could do it, then I could do it.
And when was the first time you got naked for the camera?
That would be when I went to L.A. about a year ago and was shot for Playgirl.
Was that hard to do?
Nah, I’m good in front of the camera. I’m better at that than just talking. I can be kinda shy. In fact, my manager always tells me that in real life I’m kinda boring. (laughs)
And what was the reaction to those first pictures?
It was huge, phenomenal. In fact, I was just named as one of the top-100 sexiest men ever in the history of Playgirl’s 35 years. I was number 41 and the youngest! That was amazing to me.
How do you explain your popularity?
It’s because I don’t look like the norm of someone who does what I do. What makes me different is that I look too innocent—not that I am. (laughs) But I look like a little preppy boy doing all this stuff, so that makes me stand out.
Not to mention your amazing bod. Do you work out constantly?
I work out five or six times a week, about an hour a day. I do one body part a day. I do very little cardio, if any. My diet consists of lots of protein and low carbs. I eat steak, chicken, fish and a lot of sushi. That is my favorite food in the world.
Okay, so then you moved on to video work.
Yeah, I have done a bunch of solo stuff. For Vista Video, I did the movies Body Storm and Idols. For MuscleHunks.com, I did Naughty Texan 1 and 2. For MuscleGods, I did The Model. And I’m really excited about the new one for Pacific Sun. That was the most elaborate, expensive production. It’s called Ranch Hand Muscle.
How did you get your porn name?
Well, when I worked for Vista Video, they told me my body looked like Mark Wahlberg’s, so that is where Mark came from. And another company came up with Dalton, and that was Patrick Swayze’s name in the movie Roadhouse, so I liked that.
You have done a lot of solos, but do you think you’ll progress to some, er, harder sexual activity?
Well, right now, I will leave that open. Let’s put it this way: If you asked me a year ago if I would be doing some of the things I’m doing now, I would say no way. So, you never know.
Can we discuss your personal life? Are you single?
Yeah, I’m not in a relationship. I travel too much. I’m always gone. I don’t expect anyone to put up with that. And especially because of what I do, how could I expect anyone to sit around and wait for me?
Have you ever been involved?
Yeah, and it’s nice to have someone to call every night and say I love you. I miss that.
And would the person on the other end of the phone be a man or a woman?
Well, let’s just say that all my gay friends think I’m straight and all my straight friends think I’m gay. Or, you could say that I’m the straightest gay guy in the world or the gayest straight guy in the world.
Huh? Well, that will certainly give our readers something to ponder. So anyway, what’s next?
I’m working on my Web site. Matthew Rush is gonna be doing something with me for that. A lot of doors have opened to me that I never thought possible. There are so many opportunities, I just want to stay open. I’m along for the ride.
Do you see porn superstardom in your future?
Anything I do, I want to be the best. If I can only be second-best, then I don’t want to do it. So, if I decide I want to do this, then I want to be the number-one guy. It may sound cocky, but it’s not. I’m just willing to work harder.
Since this is our patriotic issue, do you have any feelings you’d like to share about New York?
Well, I lived in New York for about six months when I was 18 to do some modeling. It was very different from my hillbilly town, but I liked it. Then when 9/11 happened, it was a real bad deal. No one would expect that.
Did it change your feelings about this city and country?
No, I’ve always been patriotic. I didn’t need that to bring it out. I’m a Texas boy at heart. I mean, just like there is no place like New York, there is no place like Texas. I love it there. My family is there, and I’m real close to my mom and dad and my granny. Every Sunday we have barbecue at Granny’s, and we even eat apple pie. Can’t get more American than that! (laughs)

Reprinted from
HX magazine (2002)

June 18, 2002

Movie Review: Bringing Out Brother


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Doug Jeffries.
Cast: Rod Barry, Devon Barry, Sean Paris, Billy Kincaid, Alex LeMonde, Aaron Tanner, Colton Ford.

Rod Barry makes a stunning return to porn with a starring role in Bringing Out Brother. When Devon Barry is dumped by his girlfriend, big brother Rod invites him to visit. But what Devon winds up getting is an initiation onto the Pink Team by a true master. In the opening scene, we see a very verbal Rod putting his twink lover, Billy Kincaid, through his paces. This scene is a tour de force, and Rod, with his winning smile and abundance of charisma, elevates fucking into an art form. When the younger Barry arrives, he immediately begins fantasizing about lusty pool boy Sean Paris. These two cuties go at it with much gusto. The only thing that mars the scene is Devon’s shaved chest and pubes. Imagine how adorable this newbie would be with a bit of fur? Rod heads to the office, where All Worlds exclusive Colton Ford is working over two workers (Alex LeMonde and Aaron Tanner). The wonderfully hairy Ford proceeds to lure them into a slam-bang double fuck. This threeway is another highlight among many. In the final sequence, big Rod decides it’s time to welcome little Devon into the wonderful world of buttfucking. Some sweet, romantically lit kissing turns into a steamy flip-flop, leaving the audience to believe that brothers really should do it. Director Doug Jeffries improves with each video he makes, and Bringing Out Brother combines a strong cast with a risque plot device. There are also solid production values and good cinematography, making this a sure-fire hit.

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

June 15, 2002

Movie Review: Cornfed Boyz 1


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director:
Uncredited.
Cast: Matt, Nate, James, A.J., Jacob.

Drew Warner’s Sports & Recreation Video branches out into the amateur field with Cornfed Boyz 1. And despite the disclaimer at the beginning, which addresses the quality of the videos the company received, Warner has nothing to apologize for. The video presents five young college-jock types who unselfishly share themselves with the camera. Matt (the most likely porn star of the bunch) stands in a field and plays with his butt. James offers a goofy grin before jacking in his bathroom. Matt and Nate (who is tattooed and pierced), the only couple in the video, engage in oral and then flip-flop in a second scene. Theirs are the most professional and hottest sequences in the video. (Looks like these two have a videographer friend!) A.J. self-consciously strips and pleasures himself, but not before showing off his great smile. And finally, Jacob has some fun with dildos. These guys are all young, cute, and smooth, and they offer what fans of the home-video craze want: real action from real people. Sure, a couple of the cum shots are out of focus and some of the lighting and video quality are below par, but that is the price to pay for authenticity. (Sports & Recreation Video)

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)

June 14, 2002

Porn Star Interview: DC Chandler


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Sexy DC Chandler made a big splash as a trophy boy—and a nominee for Best Actor for SuperCharge—at this year’s GAYVN Awards in Los Angeles. By show’s end, the 22-year-old hunk was stripped down to his undies, showing off almost all of his big (6 foot 3, 195 pounds) natural build. Chandler, who is of French/German/ Polish/Scotch-Irish descent, had already caused a commotion with his first three films as an exclusive for Studio 2000. Now, the shy Southern boy resides in Washington, D.C., where he spends his days working out and creating a Web site to keep his growing legion of fans up to date. At night, he dances at local bars. We recently rang up this stunning newcomer for an update of our own.

How did you get your start in the porn industry?
I started as a dancer at bars in Washington, D.C., and people were always saying to me, “Why don’t you do porn?” At first I said no, then I thought, why not? So I went and checked it out. I got an agent, and he got me a project working with [director] John Travis and Studio 2000. That was my first movie, Bedtime Stories.
What was it like shooting your first film?
It was very interesting and exciting. At first I was nervous. I was more worried about the acting than the sex. After doing a few scenes, I still get nervous, but I am getting used to it. John Travis was great. He made me feel comfortable. And the setting was nice. I was in a bedroom with Drew Larson. Not bad. (laughs)
Did you watch a lot of porn?
Not really. Sometimes I would see it in clubs on the monitors. I always thought it was hot, and I was very intrigued.
Did you ever expect to make a career of it?
No, when I sent out my pictures, I didn’t think of it as a career. I was just open-minded and wanted to try it out.
Well, I guess you did well because Studio 2000 signed you to an exclusive contract.
Yes, I signed with them for six scenes. So after Bedtime Stories, I did SuperCharge with [director] Wash West, who was awesome. Then I did The Scout Club and Working Stiff.
And how did you get your name?
DC is from the city where I live. The studio suggested it. Chandler came from [porn star] Rex Chandler, because of my height. I thought it sounded like Run-DMC or something, so I liked it.
Do you have a favorite co-star?
My co-star in SuperCharge, Jason Hawke. I don’t have one type, though. I usually like to fuck younger guys, but not always.
So, you are a top?
Well, I was into being a top, but that isn’t set in stone, so keep your eyes peeled. (laughs)
Did you always know you were so well-endowed?
I never thought that much about it. Guys always wanted to mess with me, and in hindsight, I guess that is why. I just took it for granted. I remember I used to wear shorts with tighty-whities, and I had a big bulge. A teacher in school even cruised me once! I thought, what should I do? Tie it down like a drag queen? (laughs)
And are you gay?
Yeah, I am mostly into guys these days. But I am not in a relationship right now. Not that I wouldn’t want one eventually, but that is just where I am at right now.
What was it like being a trophy boy at this year’s GAYVN Awards?
It was fun. It was my first awards show where I got nominated, and I lost, but it was an honor to get nominated. My number-one favorite moment was when Jeff Stryker mooned the audience. He’s such a big shot.
Is it true that you pulled your dick out for the fans backstage?
Well, stranger things have happened. (laughs)
Do you watch your own movies?
I do. My feelings have changed about that. At first I was nervous to see myself, but now I look at it with more of a critical eye. And I even get hot when I remember what the scene was like.
Any plans for the future?
I am not sure what I want to do. I am kind of playing it by ear. I would love to continue doing more roles where I get to play a character, with interesting sex in interesting places with great chemistry.
How does it feel to know others are watching you and getting off?
It’s hot. I like to contribute to the sexual energy on a big scale. It’s a good part of life.

Reprinted from HX magazine (2002)

Movie Review: White Trash


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Tony Alizzi.
Cast: Rod Barry, Trent Cougar, Clay Maverick, Bret Wolfe, Anthony Shaw, Luke Pearson, Chad Johnson, Rowdy Carson, Frieda Lay Brown, Sharon Kane.

Straight from the land of Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake and Jenny Jones comes MSR Video’s latest, White Trash. Although the high-concept box cover screams National Enquirer, this funny and twisted comedy owes more to director John Waters than anyone.

In the opening scene, garish Earlene (Rowdy Carson) sets out for the karaoke finals with her trashy friend Kitty (the hysterical Sharon Kane). She’s upset because her husband, Luther (Trent Cougar), wants to stay home and watch bad TV. But when we learn that hot nephew Jeremiah (Bret Wolfe) is coming over to give him a wet and sloppy blowjob, who can blame the guy? Jeremiah is one stud who likes to keep things all in the family, as he then proceeds to blow his cousin, Amos (supercute Rod Barry). Again, who can blame him? The pairing of Wolfe and Barry brings to mind another film classic, Deliverance, as there is much squealing and piggish behavior. Barry even spits beer at Wolfe while fucking him. It doesn’t get much trashier than this scene, but the models manage to make it work.

Meanwhile, Earlene and Kitty are serviced at the gas station by hot mechanic Duke (the beautiful Clay Maverick). After the girls go on their way, Duke gets down to business in the restroom with a horny trucker (veteran Chad Johnson) and a blond slut (Anthony Shaw). Things once again get piggy in this terrific threeway, which includes oral, anal and even some pissing.

Back home, slutty sister Candy (Frieda Lay Brown) divulges that her boyfriend, Leroy (Luke Pearson), stole a pig from the farm. Guess it’s a family favorite because Luther and Amos race over to Leroy’s to get it back. Leroy is busy jacking off, until father and son decide to rape and humiliate him. Again, there is much spitting, whipping and rough play. But fear not, these guys know how to bring home the bacon. (Sorry, that line is straight from Rick Tugger’s cornball script.)

White Trash
has an entertaining storyline, snappy dialogue and some good down-home music by Gian Franco. Director Tony Alizzi gets light, breezy performances from his attractive cast, right down to their perfectly awful Southern accents. The humor and fun never outweigh the hot and dirty sex. Who said trash was bad for you? (MSR Video)

Reprinted from
Adult Video News magazine (2002)

June 13, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Rob Romoni



BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Originally from:
“Perth Amboy, New Jersey, or as we say in Jersey, off Exit 10 of the Turnpike.”
Age: 29
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 185
Distinguishing features: “My eyes and my overall bad-boy look.”
Tattoos/piercings: “I have two tattoos: one on my back and one on my lower stomach.”
Penis size: “It’s seven inches, cut and thick.”
Sexual orientation: Gay
Ethnic background: Italian and German
Education: B.S. in Business Management
First adult performance: Colton (All Worlds Video)
Subsequent performances: Knight Spot (All Worlds Video), After Shock 1 and 2 (Falcon Studios), 2 (2 Magazine)
What did you do before getting into porn? “The 9-to-5 thing for a long time. Then I realized that there were so many limitations set on me, and I found myself missing out on life and travel, so I took a chance to leave it.”
How did you get into the industry? “My boyfriend, Jason Land, went out to San Diego and met with All Worlds Video. After he spoke to them, he called and asked if I would be interested in working for the studio too. After we talked about it, I decided to give it a try. Jason gave them a picture of me, and within a week I flew to San Diego and did their live Web show and had a great time. Then they offered me a movie. I accepted and haven’t looked back.”
How did you get your name? “From my Italian background, and I thought it was something different.”
Most memorable on-screen performance: “It has to be the first scene I did in the movie Colton. I was in a bathroom with Colton Ford and Adam Wolfe, and I was a little nervous. But by the end of the day, I knew that I didn’t need to be. This first performance will always be the number-one choice for me.”
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: “There were so many great times filming After Shock. It got me to start carrying my own camera around to take behind-the-scenes shots.”
Favorite co-star? Jason Land
Favorite sex act: “In public and up against the wall—top or bottom.”
What are your long-term goals? “Financial freedom, constant self-improvement, to maintain my down-to-earth personality, laugh each day, and to always remember who has helped me along the way and help them when they need me.”

Reprinted from
Adult Video News magazine (2002)

May 9, 2002

Porn Star Interview: Chad Johnson


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

When asked how it felt to be inducted into the prestigious AVN Hall of Fame at this year’s ceremony in March 2002, Chad Johnson cackles, “It made me feel old!” For this 42-year-old porn veteran, it was a much deserved and long-awaited promotion to porn’s upper echelon. Johnson, who began making films in the early ’80s, only recently returned to the industry that made him a star. “When I look at those old videos,” he says, “I think, Wow! I look like a baby!”

Director Gino Colbert, who presented Johnson with his award, has known the hirsute hunk for 15 years. “Chad is truly one of the great, genuine guys in the business,” says Colbert, “and he has only gotten more handsome with time.”

It has been a long climb to the top for Johnson, who hails from West Palm Beach, Florida, but now lives in Redondo Beach, California. And it all started with a chance encounter with one of porn’s premier auteurs. “I was 19 years old and walking down the street in West Hollywood,” Johnson recalls. “[Director] William Higgins pulled up in his Porsche and asked, ‘Have you thought about doing movies?’ And I said, ‘What kind of movies?’ I had no idea what he was talking about.”

Before long, Johnson found out. He was offered a role in Higgins memorable 1984 film Pipeline, but things did not go according to plan. “Higgins made me bottom,” Johnson says, “and it was not a good experience. I felt like I was raped in that movie. If you watch it, you can tell by the expression on my face.”

So after appearing in just one other film (the 1986 Catalina classic The Pizza Boy: He Delivers), Johnson decided to pack it in. But three years later, the industry beckoned once again. And this time, he followed his true calling. “When I was 23, I had a brand-new car that I needed to pay off,” Johnson says. “So I decided to do porn again for the money. But I told my agent that I would only do it if I could be a top.”

Over the next six months Johnson appeared in about a dozen films, including Perfect Ten, Delicious and Too Big for His Britches. But even though he found his niche as a top, reaching a new level of fame in the late ’80s, Johnson was never completely comfortable with the role of porn star. “I always felt like an oddball,” he says. “Everyone else was blond and young with smaller frames. I was dark and hairy. I wasn’t the norm.”

But Johnson’s return to porn proved to be short-lived. While on a movie set, he met co-star Dane Ford (supposed “brother” of late porn legend Leo Ford), and the two began an 11-year relationship. “Everyone said it wouldn’t last,” Johnson says with a laugh, “but we were together for a long time. And it was Dane who took me out of the business.”

During his next hiatus from the industry, Johnson returned to school and began a career as a hairdresser. When his relationship with Ford ended a few years ago, Johnson decided to look up agent Johnny Johnston. “I met a fan who showed me some of my old movies,” Johnson says. “I had never seen a lot of them. I thought they were pretty good. So, I wasn’t in a relationship, I was 40 and still looked okay, and I thought, If I’m gonna do it, I better do it now.”

Since his latest comeback, Johnson has done 14 movies, including Man Academy, Echoes and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He says that the industry has changed a lot in the 20 years since he got his start, and, in his estimation, not always for the best. “In the ’80s, you were treated like a star,” he says. “Today, they use you up and spit you out. In fact, the money was better back then.”

So for now, Johnson is planning his next career as a gemologist. His future in porn remains unclear. “I might be done,” he says. “I enjoy doing the movies. They are cool, but work is work. Plus, I’m not getting any younger.” At least this veteran performer has the satisfaction of winning the AVN Hall of Fame Award, which proudly sits on a dresser in his bedroom. “It was important to me to win,” Johnson says. “I felt, finally, recognition! It felt really good.”

Reprinted from Adult Video News magazine (2002)