June 29, 2007
Mail-order company Phoenix Releasing has made arrangements to offer Men of Odyssey’s new release, Jim Steel’s Beach House Diaries, on July 24, the same date as the scheduled street date for the title.
“This is our first simultaneous offering,” says Michael Lavelle, of Phoenix Releasing. “We have always been a believer in the quality of the Men of Odyssey line, and this is very exciting for us. We are offering it at a special reduced price for a limited time through our Web site [phoenixreleasing.com] and to our regular customers.”
Beach House Diaries is the first new release in nearly four years from the multi-award-winning company known for hits such as Ryker’s Revenge, Echoes, Idol in the Sky and Family Values. The movie stars Jesse Santana (pictured, above), Tory Mason, Cole Ryan, Brant Moore, Christian Owen, Barrett Long and five other top models. Shot on location at a beachfront house, the film tells the story of a group of friends who get together for some fun in the California sun.
A PPV/VOD provider has yet to be announced by Men of Odyssey.
June 28, 2007
PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Lucas Distribution has struck a deal with GAYVN award-winning singing-songwriting duo Nekked to distribute their debut album, A Barrier of Skin, on its online store.
“I love Nekked’s music and am proud to be getting its sound out to the world,” said Michael Lucas, president and CEO of Lucas Entertainment. “It’s our first time distributing a music CD on our Web site, and I don’t think it could be with a more fitting artist."
In February 2007, Nekked won the Best Music GAYVN for their score of Michael Lucas’ La Dolce Vita. The New York–based group—comprised of boyfriends JC Faust and Sinn—produces a musical style that has been dubbed “post-modern folk, composed of tight harmonies, arresting lyrics and a mix of acoustic and electronic productions.” A Barrier of Skin has been hailed as a “must for fans of alt-pop music.” Several tracks are co-produced by renowned artist/producer Richard Morel. A video for the track “The Wave That Takes Me Under” is now available on YouTube.
“We had an incredibly fun time working on the music for Michael Lucas’ La Dolce Vita,” said Nekked band member Sinn. “Although we’ve done film and TV work in the past, writing music for steamy sex scenes proved to be quite the challenge musically, but a challenge worth viewing over and over again until we felt we had it right! And then to win the GAYVN for Best Music just topped it off!”
The album is available now at www.lucasentertainment.com.
June 25, 2007
Raging Stallion Studios weighs in with its blockbuster of the year. In the tradition of the award-winning Arabesque, Mirage has it all—blinding heat, angry Arabs, desperate Americans and a treasure worth fucking for! Filmed in Hawaii and Death Valley, it has some of the most lavish sets ever created for a porn film. Real airplanes, real guns, huge cocks and eager holes! Six hours of nonstop action for fans of the trademark Raging Stallion manly men. Directed by Chris Ward. Starring Jake Deckard, Max Schutler, Huessein, Steve Cruz, Dirk Jager, Tommy Blade, Rambo, Collin O’Neal, Dominic Pacifico, Justin Christopher, Marc LaSalle, Matthieu Paris, Tamas Eszterhazy. For more information, visit ragingstallion.com.
June 24, 2007
PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Virgin Megastore in New York City’s Union Square celebrated PrideFest today with a signing by porn superstar Michael Lucas and the men of Lucas Entertainment. There was also an in-store concert hosted by drag queen Peppermint Gummybear that featured porn star Colton Ford, singer Ari Gold, Logo TV star Jonny McGovern, comedian Cole James, dance music diva Ultra Naté and many others. Seen (from top): Michael Lucas and comeback kid Johnny Hanson; Colton Ford; Jonathan Vargas, Ben Andrews and Christian Cruz; Spencer Quest and Andrews; Lucas clowns with new exclusive Cruz; Cruz shows some skin; Andrews and Cruz sign for fans; Ari Gold; Jonny McGovern and his backup gurls.
June 22, 2007
Following the controversial political parody of Gaytanamo, gay film studio Dark Alley Media has announced plans to release Gay Bomb by year’s end. The film is a response to recent news headlines that revealed Pentagon insiders had considered the “gay bomb” as an example of non-lethal chemical warfare in the Iraq War. The Air Force had asked for a $7.5 million grant to develop the idea, which was proposed to the government’s highest scientific authority.
“We’re really not making this up,” said Dark Alley’s Matthias von Fistenberg. “In fact, if the Pentagon officials wants to see the outcome of this project, they should tune into Dark Alley TV on December 1.” Dark Alley co-founder Owen Hawk agreed: “This was too good an opportunity to pass up. When they’re not busy wiping their asses with the Constitution, they’re showing total contempt for basic scientific knowledge and spending tax dollars to turn armies gay. We should laugh at their expense every chance we get.”
Gay Bomb will begin filming in November 2007, after Dark Alley completes its already full production and release schedule for the year. For more information, visit www.darkalleymedia.com.
June 20, 2007
According to talent agent David Forest, his star client Mark Dalton is being held in custody tonight by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice due to an “altercation” he had on May 31. No decision has been made yet on his future parole status. Forest says that they temporarily “stopped” Dalton’s parole because he had a “run-in” with police that involved two misdemeanors (rumored to be assault/family violence and interference with a 911 call). However, at this time, he has not been charged with anything but is incarcerated at the Denton County Jail.
“There’s really no telling how long he’ll have to wait to see if charges are going to be filed,” says Forest. “If they are, then he’ll stay behind bars until the case is completed. Then he’ll go before the parole board and they’ll decide whether he’ll be charged with a parole violation (and be returned to prison) or be continued on parole (and not put back in prison).”
Forest adds that Dalton was looking forward to this Saturday’s appearances in Houston with his Texas Two-Step co-star Zeb Atlas at the Pride Parade and South Beach Nightclub.
June 19, 2007
PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT
New York City’s HX magazine presented its annual awards last night at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza. The show, celebrating its 16th anniversary saluting the very best in gay nightlife and entertainment, was co-hosted by comic Jonny McGovern and nonlesbian duo Jackie and Julie. Presenters included Robin Byrd, Michael Musto, Randy Jones, Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa. Numerous porn stars were also spotted among the revelers. Seen (from top): Michael Lucas and Ben Andrews; Lucas, Arpad Miklos and Vinnie D’Angelo; Enrico Vega and Tré Xavier; Blu Kennedy and friend; Carlos Morales and Aaron Tanner.
June 18, 2007
Raging Stallion Studios, one of the top producers of all-male erotica in the United States, has signed a long-term distribution deal with NakedSword.com, the world’s largest provider of gay adult video-on-demand, that gives the VOD provider exclusive access to the studio’s vast catalog.
“The power of the Raging Stallion brand has been exploding among consumers,” said NakedSword CEO Tim Valenti. “Not only do their films consistently do well with our audience, they also have shown a real willingness to experiment with new forms of distribution and promotion.” Last fall, NakedSword went on location in Hawaii to help shoot a behind-the-scenes featurette for Raging Stallion’s Lords of the Jungle, which performed well among users and spawned innovative affiliate tools.
Chris Ward, president of Raging Stallion, was excited about the expanded relationship with NakedSword and AEBN. “We really look forward to expanding our VOD offerings through the huge NS-AEBN network,” he said. “Tim Valenti and his whole team are great to work with. We are having a banner year, and this new deal will allow our online reach to expand significantly. We feel that NakedSword and AEBN are a great fit for our own extensive Web operations.”
June 12, 2007
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Director: Jett Blakk.
Cast: Jordan Vaughn, RC Ryan, Adam Faust, Zackary Pierce, Brett Mathews, Christian Owen, Nick Capra, Aaron Archer.
Red Devil Entertainment and Jett Blakk give lessons to those who are interested in How to Seduce a Straight Man. In four clever scenes, the writer/director offers such helpful tips as: “Tell them stories to get them horny.” Which is exactly the premise of “The Hot Tub,” the first scene in the movie. Beefy Nick Capra entices newcomer Aaron Archer with the tale of a horny bellhop. This seems to do the trick, because Archer is soon diving deep to suck his first cock. Some good underwater photography (by Drew Warner) is the highlight of this scene. Eventually Capra tops the supposedly straight but very willing Archer, who jacks to completion. In “Six Beers,” RC Ryan gets dumped by his girlfriend and Adam Faust is only too happy to comfort him—with a blowjob. Ryan is just drunk enough to pound the bearded Faust and spew on his balls. “The Drive-in” features muscular cover model Jordan Vaughn, who is duped by a superblond Christian Owen into trading oral and then fucking. (Owens also pulls a sly Justin Timberlake–esque dick-in-the-popcorn-box gag. Tasty!) But the final scene, “The Hitchhiker,” has the best setup and delivery. Hairy Brett Mathews picks up Carson Daly look-alike Zackary Pierce on a country road and somehow winds up doing the tango with him on a beach at sunset. This is a charming scene (the DVD extras show us the cuties as they rehearse), and dancer Mathews even choreographed their sexy moves. Once in bed, the guys shyly start to play and Blakk builds the sexual tension between them. By the time Pierce tentatively tries out Mathews’ piece, you’ll be cheering for the pink team. The lighting is moody and sensual, and the performances are both believable and hot. Picture quality is good throughout, and the whole effort will entertain viewers—and maybe even teach them a thing or two. (Red Devil Entertainment)
Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2007)
June 11, 2007
It’s Darren’s first day on the job as an apprentice at a body shop and one thing is clear: There’s not much working going on here! While Darren’s tinkering with a car, Rafael Alencar (pictured, top) and Justin decide to take turns with him. And customer service couldn’t be better in this garage: Andreas Stich picks up his motorcycle and ends up with Mo’s rock-hard cock up his ass. Horny boss man Fred Faurtin orders some tasty beefcake for an after-hours fourgy on the grease rack. Directed by Jörg Andreas for Cazzo Film Berlin. Starring Darren Robbins, Fred Faurtin, Andreas Stich, Breno Lopes, Mo, Caspar, Marcel Schlutt, Max Schneider, Rafael Alencar, Josh and Justin. For more information, visit www.ragingstallion.com.
June 8, 2007
When MTV headed to Florida a couple of years back for The Real World: Key West, it offered up more of the usual: drinking, partying, hooking up, in-house fighting, drama (hurricanes!) and one especially vile homo “character” (the ridiculous Tyler Duckworth, who was an embarrassment to the gay community, if not the entire human race). Among the wasted youth was lovable John (aka Johnny Bananas), a hunky frat boy who could always be counted on to hit the streets of sleepy Key West to pound some beers with his buds. Later, he would take a dip in the pool, showing off his manly physique and boyish charms. A quick search reveals that John is from Fullerton, California, and a recent grad of Penn State. So what’s a former reality star to do when the Inferno burns out? Come on, Johnny B: Should Do Porn!
Wants, needs, Desires–we all have them, and we all need to satisfy them! Michael Paris directs eight hot and hung European young men in five torrid sex scenes for Jet Set Men to help the viewer satisfy his own while expressing theirs. Starring Micky Coolio, Shemin, Patrik, Dion, Fernando, Samuel and Zack Jones. For more information, visit www.jetsetmen.com.
June 7, 2007
Lucas Entertainment and Maleflixxx announced today that the two companies will jointly develop and implement a distribution strategy for Lucas Entertainment content in the fast-growing digital marketplace. Under the terms of the agreement, Maleflixxx will exclusively distribute Lucas Entertainment’s video catalog in all digital distribution channels worldwide, including online video-on-demand, television, mobile, IPTV and others.
This groundbreaking agreement signals the first time that Maleflixxx has combined its digital distribution expertise and leadership with a leading content producer, Lucas Entertainment, to develop a new distribution model for the quickly exploding digital marketplace.
Michael Lucas (pictured), president and CEO of Lucas Entertainment, commented on the new agreement: “It is a great partnership for us. We can keep our focus on producing the world’s best content and have confidence in knowing that there is a large team of digital specialists supporting us to find markets for that content.”
Eric Johnson, president of Sureflix Digital Distribution, owners and operators of the Maleflixxx global network, said, “The highly skilled team of digital media specialists here at Maleflixxx will provide a wide range of services for Lucas Entertainment in relation to distribution of content in the digital marketplace, including content management, marketing, legal, business development and technical support.”
For more information, visit www.lucasentertainment.com.
June 6, 2007
New York–based producer/director Michael Lucas crosses the pond to cruise the sex-crazed world of Budapest with one of his favorite models, hottie Milan Gamiani (pictured, top), in Cruising Budapest I: Michael Lucas. Watch as uncut dicks get sucked, tight assholes get pounded, armpits get sniffed, feet get licked and hot jizz gets spewed in this latest entry in the acclaimed Lucas International series. Welcome to Budapest…or, as the locals say, Üdvözlünk Budapesten! DVD extras include a bonus fisting scene, a behind-the-scenes featurette, cast interviews and trailers. Starring Michael Lucas, Milan Gamiani, Claudio Antonelli, David Bathory, Tom Bradly, Steve Hunt, Fabrizio Mangiatti, Fernando Mangiatti, Paulo Mickey, Flavio Valentino, George Vidanov and Jack Wright. For more information, visit www.lucasentertainment.com.
June 5, 2007
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Director: Chi Chi LaRue.
Cast: Johnny Hazzard, Chad Savage, Jan Fischer, Luca Di Corso, Trent Atkins, Eddie Diaz, Tory Mason, Emilio Sands, T.J. Young.
Dreamy Johnny Hazzard is taking a nap, and we get to watch. It’s a very long nap, about two hours. But In His Dreams is more exciting than it sounds. Mostly because we don’t get stuck watching the handsome Rascal exclusive drool and snore; instead we get to see his sexy (and surprisingly arty) dreams. First, Hazzard conjures a hairy (but trimmed) Luca Di Corso having some fun with lithe Eddie Diaz. This pair is beautifully photographed on a cool austere set—and the sex is good too. They suck and fuck and shoot on each other. But Johnny continues his REM cycle and brings together twink T.J. Young (creative name, guys!) and All Worlds exclusive Chad Savage on a lovely green sofa. Savage is gorgeous and built and seems to enjoy topping newbie Young, who manages to produce a gravity-defying cum shot for his debut. Nice job! Next, a trio of studs work it out in a very red room. Dark and wiry Emilio Sands and cute blondie Tory Mason play a game of dueling six-packs and Rascal exclusive Jan Fischer gets to lick them both. These young guys have lots of energy and take turns switching off. Johnny finally gets himself in on the action in the last scene. A beefy Trent Atkins crawls under Hazzard’s sheets for some deep-throating. Johnny eats ass and pounds Atkins before delivering an amazing pop shot. Hey, you don’t get on box covers for nothing! Hazzard and his Dreams are expertly lit and shot. The music is moody and just right. Director Chi Chi LaRue (who is seen in boy drag in a Behind the Scenes DVD extra) achieves a sleek high-tech feel without sacrificing the grit and pure emotion of real sex. Great picture quality only adds to the package. This one’s a dream! (Channel 1 Releasing/Rascal Video)
Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2007)
June 4, 2007
Marina Pacific has released the much-anticipated Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two-Step, and it is now being sold exclusively through TLA Video. According to agent David Forest, “Everyone needs to get a copy of the movie, then do a critique of what you see. If things do as well as I think they’re going to—and the sales are strong on this first one—I think Zeb Atlas and Mark Dalton will step things up and go to the next level of XXX action in a second one (just my honest feeling, there are no set-in-stone plans). The guys wanted to see how folks responded, sales-wise, to this debut project.” The movie is currently No. 1 on the TLA sales charts.
A rep for Marina Pacific, which signed a three-picture deal with Atlas earlier this year, tells VincentLambert.com that there is “touching“ between the models and a sexy shower scene. The bodybuilding icons also pump up and pose for each other and do lots of muscle-worshipping. But the only sex is solo…for this movie anyway. Stay tuned, guys.
June 1, 2007
PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Porn star Spike shared an intimate side of himself last night at Posh. No, not that side! The star of films such as Gangbang Café and Serviced showed off his talent as a painter with an exhibition of his artwork at the Midtown lounge. On display was a series of 17 paintings, all focused on the theme of martinis. “I just came up with the idea and then did them all in about three weeks,” says Spike, who has painted sets for mainstream Hollywood movies. But don’t worry, guys—he plans a return to porn later this year. Bottom’s up!