September 28, 2007
Studly Johnny Castle appeared at Venu in Boston on Wednesday night. According to talent agent David Forest, he “packed ’em in and turned ’em on.” With that perfect bod, no doubt! Tonight, the Playgirl model and star of Sun Soaked brings his special charms to Splash Bar in New York City. Run, don’t walk. For more on Johnny, visit www.forestmen.com.
Porn superstar Michael Lucas has been named to Heeb Magazine’s second-annual Heeb 100 list. The New York–based president and CEO of Lucas Entertainment is listed under the Film/TV category. Also included on the roundup of influential up-and-comers are designer Shoshanna Lonstein-Gruss, actor Jesse Eisenberg, producer J.R. Rotem, comedian Judah Friedlander, DJ AM and writer Joel Stein, among many others. As part of the magazine’s “Chosen Issue,” the list showcases newsmakers who are “young, smart and innovative…and oh yeah, they also happen to be Jewish.” For more information, visit www.lucasentertainment.com or www.heeb100.com/film-tv.html.
September 27, 2007
Chris Steele, head of production for Jet Set Men, will return to making live appearances following a four-year hiatus with a booking this weekend at Gorgeous Tanning Salon in Singapore. The multitalented porn star, writer, director and producer will be at the grand opening of the salon on Saturday, September 29. The following day, he will take part in a question-and-answer session with fans. One audience member will be selected by a random drawing to win a date with Steele at a local restaurant. He is the first gay adult video star to appear in Singapore.
“When they first contacted me I told them I no longer do live appearances, but I could help get them any porn star they wanted,” says Steele, who has performed live on stage at more than 100 venues, events and parties from 1999 to 2003. “But as it turns out, they only wanted me. I’m very honored to be making this appearance.”
For more information, visit www.chris-steele.com.
September 26, 2007
Porn star Jason Ridge has announced that production has begun on his second feature for Ridgeline Films, Beyond Malibu. The movie will be directed by Dylan Ryan, the writer/director of the upcoming debut title from Ridgeline Films, A Rising Star. It will be shot on location in both Encino and Malibu, California.
Beyond Malibu is set to star Ridge along with Mason Wyler, Damian Rios, Trent Peters, Antonio Milan, Blu Kennedy, Danny Vox and Ridgeline discovery Maliek Taylor. Ridge will appear in two of the movie’s four sex scenes, one with Kennedy and the other opposite newbie Taylor. There will also be a bonus scene featuring Ridge with Vox.
Earlier this month, Ridge, president and CEO of Ridgeline Films, was a featured guest on The Howard Stern Show, where he gave an exclusive first look at A Rising Star, which will be released this fall. For more information, visit RidgelineFilms.com.
September 25, 2007
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
At a private screening of COLT’s new release Brotherhood at his home on New York’s Upper West Side this weekend, veteran director Jerry Douglas revealed that the San Francisco premiere of the film had been canceled by the studio due to the controversy surrounding the death of lead actor Danny Roddick. COLT has come under harsh scrutiny on the Internet following comments from porn model Tony Bishop, who sent out an open e-mail describing “the often reckless behavior and overreaching demands of the gay adult film studios.” Bishop went on to claim that studios “[prey on] the unsuspecting, overly optimistic, insecure, emotionally distressed young men who get into the gay adult film industry chattel, essentially subjugated to indentured servitude for the explicit gain of the studio.” Roddick died last week at the age of 31, and while no official cause of death has been released, it is rumored to have been drug-related.
Before showing his new film for the first time, Douglas spoke warmly of Roddick, who appears in every scene in Brotherhood. The film follows the adventures of a horny fratboy (Roddick) who does gay porn to work his way through college. When one of his fellow frats threatens to reveal his secret, Roddick attempts to get incriminating photos of each of his brothers at play. The action takes place on one night, following a formal dance as each student returns to the frat house. Bad boy Roddick lures a few of the bros—including Tory Mason, Jorden Michaels, Justin Burkshire and Kurt Wild—to jack with him as he watches pussy porn. Buckshot Man Dean Phoenix makes his return to porn as a hung redneck who can’t find satisfaction with his girlfriend. In one stunning scene, delicious Dean self-sucks his beautiful uncut cock and even swallows his own seed! Later, he bangs Mason in the finale orgy. There is also a shaving sequence (with Trey Casteel going from hairy hunk to supersmooth…such a shame!), some tasty toe-sucking and even a bit of tenderness between Roddick and Jan Fischer, playing an exchange student who gets pinned (and nailed) by Roddick in the end.
Douglas is known for his numerous award-winning plot-driven films (Flesh & Blood, Family Values, BuckleRoos), and Brotherhood follows in their fine footsteps. The story is strong and holds all the scenes together nicely. Roddick does an impressive job, which makes his untimely passing all the sadder. He has an easy way with dialogue and abundant sexual energy. He is constantly hard throughout, no matter what he is doing. His ever-present smile will surely be missed. Brotherhood is Douglas and Roddick (pictured top) at their best. For more information, visit www.coltstudio.com.
September 24, 2007
Raging Stallion Studios has released two all-new calendars for 2008. Produced in conjunction with 10% Productions, the calendars showcase the cream of the RS crop. Beautifully photographed by Kent Taylor, Rough Riders features cover man Jake Deckard, Huessein and Michael Brandon, among many other hot men. Young Bucks offers François Sagat on its cover and includes Max Schutler, Alexy Tyler and nine additional studs. Both 16-month wall calendars are available through 10%’s Big Daddy adult line and cost $15.95. For more information, visit www.ragingstallion.com.
September 23, 2007
UPDATE: As of Friday, September 21, Mark Dalton's parole has been revoked by the Texas Department of Corrections. He is currently serving a 45-day sentence in Denton County Jail and will then return to a Texas prison when that sentence is fulfilled this week. It is unclear how long Dalton will have to spend in the Texas prison for violating his parole. More details as they develop…
UPDATE: As of Friday, August 10, Mark Dalton pleaded “no-contest” to his two current misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to 43 days total in Denton County Jail, according to David Forest. Prior to the end of this new “sentence,” Dalton will go before the Texas Department of Justice Parole Board, where he hopes to be continued on parole when he completes the 43-day sentence in County Jail.
On June 21, 2007, two misdemeanor charges were filed against porn star Mark Dalton in Denton County, Texas, following his arrest on May 31. According to Dalton’s agent David Forest, the charges were for “assault causes bodily injury family violence“ and “interference with an emergency call.” Dalton will be arraigned on both charges on July 16, 2007 at the Denton County Criminal Court. The Texas Department of Corrections parole board will not address Dalton’s parole status until these cases have been adjudicated. He will continue to be held at the Denton County Jail with no bail.
Dalton’s latest movie, Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two-Step, recently hit number one on the TLA sales chart.
September 21, 2007
Jet Set Men has announced the signing of its latest exclusive, Nickolay Petrov, a dark-haired Eastern European hunk. Petrov has already appeared in such Jet Set productions as Proven Straight and Code Violators and will be in the upcoming Just Add Water.
“Nickolay is an amazing, take-charge performer,” says Code Violators director Andrew Rosen, “as he proved in the scene where he commanded Blu Kennedy to satisfy him.” Director Chris Steele adds, “Nickolay is a fuck machine. You give him a hot boy’s ass, and he just plows into it, always ending with a seismic cum shot. As a director, what more could you ask for?”
Petrov joins fellow exclusives Jesse Santana, Zach Rockwood and Sebastian Young in the current Jet Set stable of stars as well as a long line of porn mega-hunks, including Jason Adonis and the late Brett Mycles.
For more information about Petrov and Code Violators, visit www.jetsetmen.com.
September 20, 2007
COLT Man Mitch Branson was spotted at the annual Rainbow Festival in Sacramento, California, where COLT was one of the sponsors. While Branson worked the COLT booth, meeting and greeting fans, singers Jodi Watley, Tiffany and Kristine W performed at the daylong event, which raised money and awareness for charities that benefit the gay community. For more information on Mitch, visit his new Web site, www.mitchbranson.com.
September 19, 2007
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Director: Keith Miller.
Cast: Mason Coxx, Constantine Aimes, Dakota Brittain, Casey Wood, Nick Angels, Aiden Shay, Shawn Fox.
A bunch of twinks escape to a rustic cabin in Coxx Retreat—and leading the pack is Helix exclusive Mason Coxx. The titular stud awakens with Shawn Fox and starts the day with some strenuous sucking and fucking. Newbie Coxx has it all—young nubile bod, lightly furred chest, perfect tattooed ass, oversize manmeat—and he knows how to work it. In this and all the scenes he appears in here, Coxx displays a rare ability to connect with his scene partners. Viewers get the feeling that he is actually into the guy he is banging and having a good time. We need to see more of this in gay porn! Unfortunately, not all the other weekend guests have the same talent. Dakota Brittain delivers a hard fuck to Constantine Aimes, who gladly receives a generous cum facial, but the chemistry is lacking. Supersized Casey Wood briefly tops Aiden Shay, but this is clearly a mismatch as they soon flip-flop with somewhat better results. Coxx returns for a sweet scene with Nick Angels in which they kiss romantically before getting down and dirty. Angels has the perfect pecs to receive Coxx’s load. The final scene finds Coxx reunited with Fox for a sexy threeway with Shay, who this time has no problem bottoming for the fun couple. Again, Coxx’s charisma and technique help him steal the scene and the movie. There is some stark lighting in a few places, but picture quality is mostly fine. Director Keith Miller does a great job of keeping the setups short and sweet, and the editing is very much on point. There is no wasted time or actions—another thing gay porn could use some more of! (Fratboy/Helix Studios)
September 18, 2007
“Hey, just because I like to fuck a guy’s hot ass doesn’t make me gay, does it?” Proven Straight, the new DVD from Jet Set Men, poses this question. The film starts as nine hot men get together to have some fun—shoot some hoops, have a fast poker game and get involved in a short discussion about whether “fucking a guy’s ass makes you gay or not.” The consensus is that it doesn’t, so the various horny men go off to check each other out and test the premise. Proven Straight is the first Chris Steele Production for Jet Set Men and is directed by Mark Reed. Starring Andrew Justice, Christian Owen, Hans Ebson, Jorden Michaels, Kurt Wild, Nickolay Petrov, Sebastian Young, TJ Young and Zach Rockwood. For more information, visit www.jetsetmen.com.
September 17, 2007
Titan Media has announced the extension of its exclusive contract with Dean Flynn. The star of such Titan productions as Barnstorm, Campus Pizza and Spy Quest 3 will stay with the studio through 2009.
"I have wanted to work with Titan Men for years,” says Flynn. “They have made me feel so at home over the past year. I can't imagine myself anywhere else."
Titan Men also recently launched Flynn's Web site, deanflynn.com. It features trailers, photos and interviews with the 25-year-old New Yorker.
"We are very proud that Dean has chosen to extend his exclusivity with the TitanMen family through 2009,” says Titan CEO and president Bruce Cam. “Dean is movie-star handsome, physically stunning and a natural performer. He has quickly become one of the most highly sought-after performers in the gay adult industry. We look forward to working with Dean over the next several years as he continues to explode onscreen."
Flynn is set to shoot movies with both Cam and director Brian Mills this fall.
September 15, 2007
COLT Studio Group announced today that Buckshot Man and star of its new release Brotherhood Danny Roddick died on September 13. The cause of death was not given. “We are devastated and saddened by this tragedy,” says president and creative director John Rutherford. “We have watched Danny grow up, and everyone here at COLT Studio Group extends our most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. He will be missed.”
Roddick joined COLT as a Buckshot exclusive in 2005. He gained a following with performances in Buckshot productions such as HARD Studies, Boot Black Blues, BIG RIG: Extended Cab Edition and Olympus’s HOSTILE. His current release is director Jerry Douglas’s Brotherhood. “The loss of anyone so young and talented and especially a sweet and fragile individual is heartbreaking,” says Douglas, “but for someone who was rapidly approaching the peak of his career, it is doubly painful.”
Roddick, who was a trophy boy at the Grabby Awards in Chicago this year, also recently appeared in director Dennis Bell’s AMG Brazil two-part movie AMAZONIA: Capture & Release. “I had the pleasure of working with Danny recently and will miss him greatly,” says Bell.
Director Kristofer Weston adds, “He was one of the most caring and sensitive people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with on set. A truly beautiful man inside and out, and I’m honored to have called him a friend.”
September 13, 2007
PHOTOS BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Lucas Entertainment celebrated the release of its first sex comedy, The Intern, starring Ben Andrews and Jonathan Vargas, tonight at the Virgin Megastore in Union Square. Drag diva Peppermint introduced performances by former porn star Colton Ford and singing duo Nekked. She also hosted a gay version of The Dating Game, and two lucky contestants received gift bags full of Lucas Entertainment goodies and a date with Ben or Jonathan. Seen (from top): Ben Andrews, director Michael Lucas and Jonathan Vargas; singer Colton Ford; director Gino Colbert (visiting from Los Angeles) with Lucas; drag hostess Peppermint; the stage; Ben and Jonathan quiz their prospective men; the grateful winners and their porn star dates. For more information on The Intern, visit www.lucasentertainment.com.
September 12, 2007
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Director: Jim Steel.
Cast: Brad Benton, Cole Ryan, Tory Mason, Brant Moore, Romario, Barrett Long, Jesse Santana, Christian Owen, John Wright, Luca Alexander.
Men of Odyssey is back…and so is the swag! The studio that ruled the industry in the late ’90s with award-winning titles such as Echoes, Carnal Intentions and Technical Ecstasy returns with Beach House Diaries, a first-rate production helmed by Jim Steel. And to accompany each review copy, Men of Odyssey goes back to the good old days of porn promotion by including a tote bag filled with goodies to make critics beach-ready. There’s a shovel and pail, beach towel, beach ball, bottled water and saltwater taffy. Thanks, Men! And, we are happy to report, the movie inside the bag is a scorcher as well. Writer/director Steel has assembled a gorgeous cast and filmed them at an equally gorgeous beach house, complete with pool, Jacuzzi and oceanfront view.
When fun couple Brad Benton and Cole Ryan welcome a group of attractive friends to their home, all kinds of horniness breaks out among them. But first, a long-haired, now beefy Benton (we thought he had gone legit!) and furry cutie Ryan steam up their bathroom with lots of kissing, sucking and fucking. Visitors Tory Mason, Brant Moore and Romario get steamy in their own threeway. Mason and Moore share Romario’s sweet cock, which happens to be attached to an amazing bodybuilder physique, but Mason ends up topping Moore, who is the receiver of all loads! After some shots of the guests frolicking in the pool, the action continues when Romario poses on the stairs for shutterbug Luca Alexander. Again, there is oral and a bit of anal, but alas, muscleman Romario ends up jacking alone by a fountain. Barrett Long turns up to romance adorable newbie Jesse Santana, who gets one look at Long’s massive piece in the hot tub and is soon deep-throating with zeal. Long is still hung huge (and when did he get so nicely hairy?) and, after banging Santana, pops a big load all over his face. Night falls on the compound, and Christian Owen and John Wright entertain themselves by the fireplace. The lighting in this scene is dark and moody, and the sex fits the atmosphere.
All in all, Steel has made a film that appeals to the eye with beautifully composed shots (in letterbox format) that do justice to the subjects. The models don’t have much dialogue or character development to deal with, but the hot bods and sex are what count, and they do not disappoint. The editing by D-3 is also quite good, with lots of interesting crosscuts and fades. Viewers may not get the swag, but as summer draws to a close, they will get a memorable trip to the Beach that will both excite and entertain. For more information, visit www.menofogv.com. (Men of Odyssey)
September 11, 2007
Raging Stallion Studios announced that its post-production team is hard at work on the editing and DVD authoring of Grunts, its major release of the year. To show how the project is shaping up, the San Francisco–based studio has posted a sneak peek of one scene at its Rearstable.com site. The scene is a pairing between RSS Man of the Year Jake Deckard and RSS superstar exclusive Roman Ragazzi. “This scene is a perfect example of the quality of Grunts," says director Chris Ward. “The lighting, the men, the cinematography—everything comes together in what is practically a porn miracle! You must see it to believe it!”
Grunts will be released as a special six-disc set and will feature more than 20 models and 40 full sex scenes. It is scheduled for release on December 1, 2007. For more information, visit www.ragingstallion.com.
September 10, 2007
Studio 2000 and director Danny Ray introduce a new tale of passion, love and lust among a group of gorgeous Eastern European schoolmates and friends. Handsome new star Andy Frakes heads up a cast that includes returning fan-favorites Roger Gharney, Drago Lembeck and Jay Renfro alongside a group of muscled, smooth and unfailingly erect young bucks. Multiple cum shots per scene and one spirited double-penetration are among the highlights of this nearly three-hour romantic adventure. Starring Andy Frakes, Eliah Keilor, Carey Lexes, Drago Lambeck, Enrico Dickens, Fernando La Vegas, Gery Owan, Jay Renfro, Lucky Taylor, Richi Rich, Roger Gharney, Tom Hawai, Tony Koch. For more information, visit www.studio2000video.com.
September 7, 2007
Talent agent David Forest has announced that porn star Cody Cash was paroled this week from Shafter Community Correctional Facility, near Bakersfield, California. Cash, 27, has been incarcerated for nearly 20 months on a three-year drug-related sentence. Forest said that Cash looks “tan, hard and even better than when he first began doing XXX work. He looks like he just got back from a long vacation on some tropical island!”
Cash began his career in 2004, appearing in such high-profile productions as Jet Set’s Parts & Service, Jet Set Direct: Take One (in Ken Ryker’s final adult scene, directed by Gino Colbert), Wet Palms: Season 1, Episodes 1–3 and MSR/Titan Media’s Rough Trade. He was also featured on the covers of Freshmen and  magazines and performed as a dancer at numerous gay clubs around the country.
In his first week of freedom, Cash has shot a scene (with Braxton Bond) for Chad Donovan’s new Web site, www.getyourfixxx.com. He will be the featured guest on The Jason Sechrest Show (www.ksex.com) on Wednesday, September 26, from 7–9pm EDT/4–6pm PDT for his first live post-prison interview. “He’ll have plenty of time to talk about his nearly two years in prison,” says Forest.
BY VINCENT LAMBERT
Director: Enrico Vega.
Cast: Antonio Montez, Junior, Viper, Dimitri Santiago, Zach Jayden, Giovanni Martinez, Kevin, Draygen, Juan Carlos, Carmello, Antonio.
Porn star Enrico Vega (pictured, top) follows the success of The Adventures of Enrico Vega with Sexpload, the second release from his New York–based production company. In six hot scenes shot on a minimalist black set, the Latin superstar showcases the gritty Manhattan men he is famous for. Popular Latino stars Viper and Dimitri Santiago (paired with plush-bottomed Giovanni Martinez) headline two sexy scenes, while Draygen sucks and fucks his way through an impressive gloryhole sequence. Former Lucas Entertainment exclusive (and hungry cocksucker) Zach Jayden returns to the screen for an encounter with street stud Juan Carlos. Jayden chugs Carlos’s huge cock, shows off his perfect ass and even shoots twice. In this scene and throughout, Vega keeps the sex real, with great close-ups and videography that captures the models as the real men they are. Sexpload will have viewers wanting to do the same. For more information, visit www.enricovega.com.