September 14, 2009

Short Takes: Focus/Refocus Preview…and More

Summer’s over and you know what that means—holiday movie releases are on the way! One of the films that is sure to get the lion’s share of attention (and if recent years are any indicator, awards) this season is Raging Stallion’s Focus/Refocus. Principal photography has been completed on the San Francisco–based studio’s film noir epic, and Tony Dimarco (who co-directs with Chris Ward and Ben Leon) checked in with for an exclusive update. “The shoot went really well,” Dimarco told us. “The movie has 10 sex scenes and will most likely be more controversial than To the Last Man. I can’t say how just yet, but I’m sure we’ll get lots of flack for it.” (For those who forgot, Last Man featured loads of violence and dead porn stars.) The movie’s last sex scene is a big orgy scene with Steve Cruz (above), Francesco D’Macho, Damien Cross, Angelo Marconi and Wilfried Knight. Hot combo! Dimarco also revealed that Focus is more plot-driven than Last Man and that they are filming an R-rated version concurrently, and one of the gay cable networks (there are only two, so use your imagination) has shown interest in it. Nowadays porn companies are always looking for new ways to expand their audience, and that could be an effective one. We’ll have more Focus dish and photos soon.…Jet Set Men is also looking for new ways to entice viewers. Its Web site has just introduced Quick Jack, which is a basic membership (for only $9.95 a month) that allows members to choose from five hard-core sex scenes each week. The feature will be updated every Wednesday with picks from Jet Set’s numerous titles and studios, including Latin Heat, Dolphin Entertainment, Raw Entry Club and Jet Set Straight Edge. Subscribers can load their choices into a Quick Jack page, which will then instantly stream to their computer. For more information, visit…The times they are a’changin’, kids. Unzipped Media announced last week that two of our favorite mags, Men and Freshmen, will move to new formats as expanded quarterly print editions after the November issues of both hit the stands later this fall. However, the good news is that daily, weekly and monthly content for both magazines will be available online via and If you are a subscriber, fear not. You will receive Unzipped in your mailbox instead, and the company is promising a heftier page count on that also excellent title. (Full disclosure: Vince has written for all three mags.) will also continue to entertain and inform (and most likely feature Lucky Daniels) on a daily basis, so keep clicking.

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