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)