May 30, 2008

New Release: Kickboxer




Studio 2000 and director Danny Ray work up a sweat with Kickboxer. Set in and around a real-life kickboxing facility in Prague, the new movie features 15 athletic European studs who pummel a punching bag before they work off their excess erotic energy on one another. Starring Casper Wats, Carey Lexes, Fernando Kruz, Gery Owan, Manuel Martinez, Nico Sideropulus, Richi Rich, Thomas Lee, Tom Hawai, Aaron Garrett, Daniel Gero, Justin Corner, Lewis Grant, Mickey Coolio, Setty King. For more, visit www.studio2000video.com.



May 28, 2008

Web Watch: Phil ST John Launches New Site


GAYVN Award winner Phil ST John has announced the launch of his new Web site, which features all the director’s recent films available for sale, with full synopsis, screen grabs and trailers, pay-per-view theater, behind the scenes and photo galleries. He will also be writing a blog. ST John entered the gay porn industry in 1985 and has produced films for numerous studios, including Titan Media, All Worlds, Tribal Pulse, Pacific Sun and Falcon Studios. Some of his hit titles include Getting It at the Rave, Double Delights and Taggers.

“I wanted to create a place for my fans to keep track of my work,” ST John says. “The Web site is a great way to interact with them and create into the future.” For more info, visit www.philstjohnxxx.com.

Seen: Parker Williams at Torino Film Fest in Italy


Porn star Parker Williams has returned from the Torino International GLBT Film Festival, where his directorial debut, Lube Job, was shown and he was honored last month. Williams, who is the star of films such as The Hunted and Unspoken and was added to the Grabbys Wall of Fame in Chicago last weekend, tells VincentLambert.com that his trip to Italy was an amazing experience.

“My movie was shown at the film festival for other creative filmmakers, artists, directors from all over the world to watch and talk about,” he says. “And we spoke not of lighting and sex, not of porn stars and dicks, but of the strengths and falls of the porn industry. We spoke of the philosophy that leads into the story, and at no time was I ever made to feel lesser around the other guests or patrons of the festival. It was very surreal to be part of such an experience, including the people I met and the respect and honor shown to me.”

Following the screening, a local club sponsored a party for Williams. “I was surrounded by five boys all in glitter,” he recalls. “These European dancers had me sniffing at their asses like a dog in heat! These kids were no more than 20, hairless, athletic and fucking cute as hell as they tossed sexual comments and innuendos at me. They had a bed in the middle of the bar (pictured above) that was basically my area or stage and with the help of a professional photographer, we took pictures of anyone that wanted to get on that bed with me. Woof!” Everyone knows how thoughtful Italians can be!

“This whole thing was very fun and exciting,” Williams says. “I gave interviews to local papers and magazines, and at no time did I hear, ‘Who was your best screen partner?’ or ‘What is your best movie?’ I think out of all this adventure, the high point is knowing that Lube Job is now part of the movement for porn being accepted by the mainstream cinema.”

May 26, 2008

News: Raging Stallion’s Grunts Now in Blu-ray


Raging Stallion Studios has announced the release of its multi-award-winning film Grunts: The New Recruits on Blu-ray disc. The film, which won Best Picture at this year’s GAYVN Awards, is the first Blu-ray disc for Raging Stallion and follows Titan Media’s Breakers, which was the first gay porn film to be released in Blu-ray. Many believe that this rapidly growing format will be the new wave for retail sales over the next few years. Initial sales of the Grunts Blu-ray have been strong, showing that gay porn fans are up-to-date with their technology. At the same time as the Grunts announcement, Raging Stallion outlined an ambitious plan to release almost all major new movies in the Blu-ray format. It’s expected that one new Blu-ray disc will be available every three to five weeks. The next Blu-ray feature for the San Francisco–based studio will be director Ben Leon’s The 4th Floor, which stars RSS exclusive Logan McCree.

“The new Blu-ray technology really allows us to showcase our beautiful men as never before,” says company president Chris Ward. “The image is so clear that it almost seems 3-D. After viewers see Blu-ray fucking, they are going to have a hard time going back to the old blurry images they now have. The advance in picture quality is at least as significant as going from black and white to color.”

For more information, visit www.ragingstallion.com.

May 23, 2008

Guy Candy: Fratman Cole



The latest Fratman to cause a stir is supercute Cole, who has said that he’s interested in doing live shows on tratmen.tv. The guys are hoping to get him out to their new luxury pad, too. With pretty blue eyes and butt that won’t quit, Cole needs to move in ASAP! For more Cole, visit www.fratmen.com.


May 22, 2008

Movie Review: Desperate Househusbands 2


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director:
Tom Bradford.
Cast: Julian Vincenzo, Milan Gamiani, Jeff Halston, Lucio Maverick, Flavio Valentino, Ludovic Canot, Kevin Cage, Solten Talton, Rod Stevans, Steve Hunt, Andrew Moretti, Fred Faurtin.

From the campy acting to the melodramatic music, this frothy follow-up to Private Man’s Desperate Househusbands is good fun from start to finish. Milan Gamiani and Julian Vincenzo are residents of Pussy Willow Lane. After a private dick hired by their wives snaps pictures of them having sex with men, the guys are thrown out of their houses. This soapy setup leads Gamiani to take a job as a houseboy for a horny couple and Vincenzo to work as a bartender. Along the way, they secretly shack up together—and with others, too. Gamiani gets nailed by Jeff Halston in a hot poolside fuck, while beefy Vincenzo bangs shaggy-haired Flavio Valentino. There is also an energetic threeway with Gamiani and his new employers (Solten Talton and Andrew Moretti), which starts with him naked except for his apron! A buff Fred Faurtin shows up at the bar where Vincenzo works for a threeway with the bar back (Ludovic Canot). Five of their buds also get busy in a hot tub. The final scene finds our heroes getting the last laugh on their former wives with a plot twist that suggests another installment of this sexy soap opera is on the way. A strong cast (all wearing Ginch Gonch underwear—hmm, do we smell some product placement?) and lighthearted story line make this one a crowd-pleaser. (Private Man)

Reprinted from
GAYVN magazine (2008)

May 21, 2008

Event: Jet Set Men Live Show Tonight


On tonight’s Jet Set Men Live show from Ft. Lauderdale, handsome porn veteran Parker Williams plays daddy to newcomer Kameron Scott, an innocent-looking 20-year-old who is the perfect match for hirsute top Williams, 38.

According to Jet Set Men head Chris Steele, “Parker will certainly be a force to be reckoned with—both verbal and physical—as he orders his ‘boy’ to perform all sorts of sexual favors for him. The inexperienced Scott is in for the sexual experience of his young life!”

The one-hour show will be broadcast live tonight, Wednesday, May 21, on the Jet Set Web site at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT and is available free to Web site members. Nonmembers can join the site and get immediate access to the show by going to www.JetSetMen.com and clicking on the Jet Set Live tab at the top.

May 20, 2008

News: Superstar Zeb Atlas Cruises for Head


Following a long career of flexing and posing, porn superstar Zeb Atlas has announced that he has filmed his first full-fledged gay sex scene and it will premiere May 30 on JakeCruise.com. Atlas has previously appeared in gay porn solo scenes and muscle-worship videos, including Signature Series and Mark Meets Zeb: The Texas Two-Step with Mark Dalton. In the new scene, site owner and operator Jake Cruise will perform oral on beefy bodybuilder Atlas.

According to Atlas’s longtime manager David Forest, “It was Zeb’s decision to have Jake be the lucky first person to have man-to-man sex with on camera. Hopefully, there will be others (other scenes and other sex partners) in the future.”

For more information, visit JakeCruise.com and ForestMen.com.

Seen: Men of Knight Stick Films at Release Party


As we reported last week, Knight Stick Films, New York City’s newest gay porn production company, publicized its first release, All Out Assault, with a party at View Bar in Chelsea. Many of the film’s stars turned out to celebrate at Woof! with Max Scott and his fuzzy bunch. Seen: (from top) popular NYC go-go god Mike Dreyden, who makes his anticipated porn debut in the movie with veteran star Mario Ortiz; models Tré Xavier, Taino, Jason Grey and Mike with Knight Stick producer Ben Marksman and manager Duke Stokes; Tré and Taino show some skin. We hear that Ben also doffed his shirt. Must have been hot in there! For more, visit www.knightstickfilms.com.


May 19, 2008

News: JABB to Manage UndieTwinks Models


Fetish Web site UndieTwinks.com has signed a two-year agreement with JABB Management that covers all aspects of the new site’s branding, touring, on-site promotions and talent scouting. The exclusive deal also includes the talent management of all UndieTwinks.com exclusive models by JABB. A full range of programs is in development—including club events, talent scouting and marketing—and will be rolled out through the months of June and July at Gay Pride events nationwide.

“I was fascinated with the new site when I received the press release on this company,” says Drew Warner, JABB founder and a porn industry vet for more than 10 years. “After seeing how well they worked at the White Party in Palm Springs last month and watching the response they received from the attendees, I had to work with them. There are so many possibilities for this site from a branding and touring standpoint in today’s marketplace, JABB has to be involved!”

For more information, visit www.UndieTwinks.com and www.jabbmanagement.com.

May 16, 2008

Press: Erik Rhodes Lands New Unzipped Cover


The June issue of Unzipped magazine features a fetching cover photo of beefy porn superstar (and sometime blogger) Erik Rhodes, who, in his typical no-holds-barred style, admits to writer Ken Knox that he is a size queen and fondly reminisces about the time he was gang-banged by eight black guys and his hole swelled shut. And that wasn’t even for a movie!

Also in the issue, you’ll find Vincent Lambert’s review of director Andrew Rosen’s latest award-nominated release for Jet Set The F Word, which tackles the topical and touchy subject of a closeted TV star who calls a co-worker a “faggot” and ends up paying the price. Here’s an excerpt:

Reporter Penn (Jesse Santana) meets with his [gossip] source Jarred (Guy Parker). [In the movie] these two cuties have a secret deal in which they trade exclusive information for sex. So in return for the dirt he phoned in from the set, Jarred gets sucked by Penn, who deep-throats and spits all over his cock as he probes Jarred’s hole. Penn releases the beast in his jeans and Jarred does his share of sucking, too. Then the real-life couple flip-flop fucks. Hmm, wonder if this is what goes on in their bedroom at home. We’ll never know, but we can fantasize!

To read the full review, pick up the June issue of Unzipped.

May 15, 2008

News: Lucas Sued by Spunk Video Over BB Title


Gay adult film industry publication JRL is reporting that movie distributor/retailer Spunk Video has filed suit in federal court over rights to a bareback movie allegedly made by director Michael Lucas. Spunk producer Mike Brady says, “Michael Lucas produced a bareback movie and then refused to pay for it. He told the director to go sell it to someone else and we bought it.” The company claims that last month Lucas Distribution promoted a bareback DVD titled Raw Twinks in Czech that contained the same footage as a film Spunk had previously released as Nasty Piss Boys.

Lucas, who has been sued over a title before, is out of the country in South America but released a statement through his publicist. “Lucas Entertainment never had and does not have any intentions to produce bareback videos. Our company is also not concerned about Spunk Video’s motives to issue such a baseless press release.”

In the same release, the president and CEO of Lucas Entertainment is quoted as saying, “I’m not even remotely interested in reading Spunk Video’s press release, and Spunk Video is welcome to take any letter they have to any court they choose.”

These statements are consistent with what has always been a strong anti-bareback stance from Lucas and his New York–based company. More to come on this breaking story…

News: Jason Ridge to Make Directorial Debut


Porn superstar and producer Jason Ridge has announced that he will add directing to his list of accomplishments. His Ridgeline Films has already produced hits such as A Rising Star and Beyond Malibu; now, with the company’s third release, Up Country, Ridge will make his directorial debut. And the sexy stud will not only produce and direct the film, but he will write the screenplay as well.

“I’ve worked with—and continue to work with—a lot of amazing directors,” Ridge says, “and when I’m not physically on camera, I have watched and learned from them. It’s a major undertaking, directing your own movie, so I made this first one simple with minimal dialogue and some hot scenes. This is my baby, and I’m very proud of it. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Ridge also appears in Up Country, topping exclusive Damian Rios, who gets banged by Wolf Hudson in another scene. Rounding out the cast is Enrique Cuerro, who sticks it to Jackson Wild, and Maliek Taylor, who gives up his ass to Sean Preston (no relation to Brit Brit). Up Country will be available for pre-order on RidgelineFilms.com in late May and will street in June.

May 14, 2008

New Release: Command Post




Titan Media’s new release Command Post is all about military men in situations you’ve only fantasized about—in the barracks, on the base and on the field. Starring TitanMen exclusives Dean Flynn, Darius Falke and Dirk Jager, it also features the first on-screen pairing of TitanMen exclusive Victor Banda and Damien Crosse (if you can tell them apart—see above!). Tober Brandt arrives while Alexy Tyler and Marko Hansom are setting up camp. As things start heating up, Tober takes them back to his motorcycle, where they take turns fucking one another on it in an explosive threeway. Darius Falke and hairy Steve Cruz (on loan from Raging Stallion) are sweating through their tanks. It’s too hot to sleep and the humid weather’s got Cruz thinking about one thing: taking a ride on Falke’s fat cock. By the campfire, Victor Banda and Damien Cross talk about how everyone thinks they’re brothers. Well, as everybody knows—all together now—brothers should do it! Directed by Brian Mills. For more information, visit www.titanmedia.com.



May 13, 2008

News: Lucas Kazan Marks 10 Years of Gay Porn


Lucas Kazan Productions is celebrating 10 years of award-winning movies. From Journey to Italy (a young Derek Cameron in the wilds of Tuscany—what could be better?) to the Hotel Italia films, this Los Angeles–based company has produced some of porn’s most beautiful and arty works. Its recently relaunched Web site has also put them on the cutting edge of the jizz biz. And earlier this year, director Lucas Kazan was inducted into the GAYVN Hall of Fame. Now, European publisher Bruno Gmuender is set to release Lucas Kazan: Italian Style, a 96-page photo book delivering “high-class Mediterranean masculinity.” And the Kazan roster of exclusives is expected to make in-store appearances in Milan, Bologna and Rome during Gay Pride.

“We never set out to build a factory and to crank out videos,” Kazan says. “Instead, we aimed for higher production values, exclusive models and exotic locations. We believed back then, and believe today, that porn could be erotic and visually spectacular and professionally lensed. It is more than mere acrobatics; it’s about emotions and our collective psyche.”

Kazan and company have a 10th-anniversary feature film in the works that will be filmed in southern Italy later this month and will star a bevy of foreign newcomers, including studly Bruno. Italian and Other Strangers will drop in the fall. For more information, visit www.LucasKazan.com.

May 12, 2008

Event: Knight Stick Films Party in NYC Tonight


There’s a new gay porn production company in New York and it’s celebrating its first release. Knight Stick Films will be partying with the hairy men of Woof! tonight at View Bar in Chelsea for the new movie All Out Assault, which stars Tré Xavier, Rick Gonzales and a beefy Mario Ortiz. To see the trailer, visit www.knightstickfilms.com.

May 9, 2008

Sneak Peek: Brotherhood Secrets


There’s been a lot of interest in the Visconti triplets in recent weeks. Now Elite Male Studios has announced the release of the siblings’ debut title, Brotherhood Secrets. Joey, Jimmy and Jason Visconti, the first gay triplets in porn, star as brothers who are taken advantage of by a devious photographer who seduces his models.

“The fans at home will fall in love with their natural, muscular builds,” says Andrew T., executive producer for Elite Male. “They look alike, of course, but by the end of Brotherhood Secrets, fans will see that each of them is different in their personalities, and they each have their own distinct physical traits.”

The movie, directed by Joe Budai, will be available for pre-order starting June 1 exclusively through TLA Video. For more information, visit the brothers’ blog at GayTriplets.com or their membership site at ViscontiTriplets.com.

Event: AMG’s Carnaval Release Party Tonight


Athletic Model Guild is holding a launch party for the latest AMG Brasil release, Carnaval, tonight at the Bench and Bar in Oakland, California. The event will feature drink specials, Latin go-go dancers and music from DJ Jorge Eclipse. The Guild will also give away 10 copies of Carnaval, which stars nine of Rio de Janeiro’s hottest young guys, and a gift basket that includes each of the studio’s 14 Brazilian hard-core movies.

“We’re really happy with Carnaval and we are even happier to be teaming up with the Bench and Bar to promote it,” says AMG president Dennis Bell. “They are the biggest gay Latin nightclub in the area, and this is our biggest production of the year, thus far. It’s a perfect fit.” For more info, visit www.AthleticModelGuild.com.

May 8, 2008

News: Max Grand Plans Return to Porn


ILLUSTRATION BY ROBERT W. RICHARDS

Talent manager David Forest has announced that porn superstar Max Grand has decided to give the jizz biz one last go before he says goodbye for good. Sort of like Cher’s Farewell Tour, but with less sequins. The thirtysomething Latin stud, who has appeared in numerous adult films for many major studios since 1993, including The Shaman and Manhattan Sex Party, hasn’t been active on the porn scene since 2002.

“I’ve known Max for years,” Forest says. “When I saw him this past weekend, I couldn’t believe that he looked even better than he did seven years ago, when I last saw him. He said he wanted to do some directing, but I told him to please let me get him a few final projects in front of the camera before he closed the book on performing. He told me to bring him the offers, as long as they were major.“

Grand is making himself available for movie, magazine and Internet appearances. We have a feeling that this handsome and talented man will go out with a bang! For more, visit www.forestmen.com.

May 7, 2008

Web Watch: Falcon Announces Str8men Site


Falcon Studios has announced the official launch of falconstr8men.com, its first-ever stand-alone site. As part of a long-term strategy to produce and distribute content exclusively online, Falcon has created the new Web site for fans who are looking for content in short segments. “The age-old fantasy of seeing a straight guy being seduced into participating in sex play that’s not exactly so straight can now be accessed online through Falcon for the first time,” says studio president and CEO Todd Montgomery. “We are incredibly excited about the quality of men that will be delivered to subscribers on a weekly basis and even more excited at how much closer this exceptional site brings us to our goal of providing content exclusively online.” Members will have access to a new episode every Friday during the month of May and two new episodes starting in June on Tuesdays and Fridays. For a free tour and early sign-up pricing, visit www.falconstr8men.com.

May 6, 2008

Seen: Big Brother 9 Cast at Here Lounge in Weho


The cast of Big Brother 9 celebrated the show’s season finale last week at Here Lounge in Los Angeles. Following a wrap party on the CBS lot in Hollywood, which was attended by director Chi Chi LaRue, the reality stars moved the fun to Here, where Jason Sechrest of JasonCurious.com was hosting his Porn Star of the Week event. LaRue, who is a hard-core fan of the show per her blog at ChiChiLaRue.com, invited the newly ousted houseguests to her apartment for a private after-party. Among those seen: Cougar mom Sheila and token evil fag Joshuah (pictured above with Sechrest) and Crazy James (below with LaRue), who made news during the season when his gay porn past came to light (he shot a scene for NakedSword’s Dirty Tricks series). Wannabe MILF Sheila is also an actress (she starred in a movie titled Ellie with Shelley Winters in 1984—IMDB it!) and nasty chubster Josh, whose cruel comments and frank admissions about his drug usage and unsafe-sex practices gave gays nationwide a bad name, is also threatening to do porn. This might be a possibility now that he’s met industry power player LaRue, though he might want to look into dieting first. Meow. Also seen: singer Lance Bass, actor Wilson Cruz, former Big Brother contestant Marcellas Reynolds, as well as pornsters Blake Riley, Roman Heart, Robbie Angel, Trevor Knight, Nick Capra, Lex Sabre and Cort Donovan.

May 5, 2008

News: Jimi Hendrix Rocks New Sex Tape


Vivid Entertainment has announced the release of its latest celebrity sex tape, and it’s from an unlikely source—’60s rock god Jimi Hendrix. Shot in a hotel room circa 1968, Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape purports to show the legendary musician, who died in 1970, in an erotic encounter with two women. “This new movie shows that Jimi Hendrix could have been as great a porn star as he was a rock star,” says Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch. “He could clearly play more than just his guitar. It’s easy to see that he turned women on with his music and his passion.”

The 8mm home-movie footage was acquired by Vivid, which has also released sex tapes featuring Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian, through a broker from a collector who bought the reel at a London auction. The company consulted with several experts to authenticate the footage, including I’m With the Band author Pamela Des Barres and Cynthia Plaster Caster, who is renowned for creating plaster molds of rock star dicks, including Hendrix’s. Both women contributed commentary to the new DVD. “No doubt about it,” Cynthia says. “That’s Jimi Hendrix’s dick, and I should know.” Des Barres adds, “Hendrix liked to be filmed having sex. He’s the ultimate adult-film movie star. I understand why everyone wanted to sleep with the guy.”

However, the Hendrix estate is claiming that the sex tape is a fake. In a statement, the estate defends the Purple Haze singer, saying, “We view the release as nothing more than a callous attempt to trade on the image and reputation of a deceased artist who is unable to defend himself against such an outrageous and baseless assertion.”

For more information, visit www.hendrixsextape.com.

May 2, 2008

Should Do Porn: Ben Cohen



Hunky Ben Cohen is a British rugby star who plays for France’s Brive, following many years with Northampton Saints. His usual position is on the wing (whatever that means). The 29-year-old, who is obviously not shy about showing off his hot and hairy body, also has a beefcake calendar and models underwear for Sloggi. Now, we may not be big on sports, but if we saw burly Ben running down the field, we’d surely be on the sidelines cheering: Should Do Porn!


May 1, 2008

New Release: Cruising Budapest IV: J. Vargas




In this fourth installment in the Cruising Budapest series, director Michael Lucas and supercute exclusive Jonathan Vargas plunge into the capital of Hungary, where smooth twinks and hard-core sex abound. Smooth hottie Mario McCabe and baby-faced Sanjoy have twice the fun as they get nasty with a double-headed dildo. Leading man Vargas and studly Chris Hacker heat things up in the kitchen, sucking on each other’s uncut dicks. Hacker ferociously rams Vargas’s tight ass in multiple positions. Sebastian Bronco can’t decide what movie to watch in the theater, so he decides to suck on furry-assed Evan Rochelle’s massive schlong instead. Lucas throws himself at Tony, and the two 69 before the Russian superstar inserts his famous uncut cock deep into Tony’s butt. Vargas returns for a bath with hairy hottie Sergio Soldi. A splashy fuck ensues—preceded by lively cock-sucking and ass-eating with Soldi fucking Vargas from behind and missionary-style until the cum splatters everywhere. This is a must-have for Vargas fans! Starring Lucas exclusives Jonathan Vargas and Michael Lucas, plus Sebastian Bronco, Chris Hacker, Mario McGabe, Evan Rochelle, Sanjoy, Sergio Soldi and Tony. For more information, visit www.lucasentertainment.com.