February 9, 2009

Short Takes: How to Be a Porn Star…and More


Okay, readers, who wants to be a gay porn star? If you’ve ever secretly entertained the notion, award-winning writer-director Mike Donner has penned a new book titled How to Be a Gay Porn Star that will simplify the process for you. Donner, who has directed more than 200 movies, including The Porne Ultimatum, Lust Counseling and Unspoken, covers topics such as applying to porn companies, dealing with directors and photographers and douching before your first big, er, shoot. Screen stars Rod Barry, Dean Phoenix and Justin Wells also weigh in with their hard-earned wisdom. Donner will do several signings in the coming weeks (and bring some models along for the ride). Stops include Obelisk Bookstore in San Diego, on February 13; A Different Light in West Hollywood, on February 14; and A Different Light in San Francisco, on February 17. To get a copy of the comedic manual, visit www.donnerinc.com.…A couple of weeks back, we hinted that three different hosts were being considered for the upcoming GAYVN Awards. Well, we were right—GAYVN has picked all three! The Sword is reporting that vintage supermodel Janice Dickinson, comedienne Margaret Cho and Ugly Betty actor Alec Mapa (along with gay radio host Greg Sherrell) will all host the sports-themed festivities. Adult Video News will co-produce the awards with NakedSword at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on March 28.…Pitbull Productions is making it easy for you to take superstar Tiger Tyson along on your next road trip. The New York–based studio is issuing the first-ever car air freshener to feature a black or Latino porn star. It has a fresh scent and sexy photo, but remember—keep your eyes on the road! For more information, visit www.thugmart.com.

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