March 31, 2009

Seen: Jet Set Men at Tailgate Party in SF



The pics keep coming in from GAYVN weekend in San Francisco. The men of Jet Set appeared at the Mix in the Castro on Friday night as part of the Tailgate pub crawl. Jet Set exclusives Adam Campbell, David Dakota and Marcus Steele, along with porn vet Trevor Knight, were swarmed with fans who wanted an autograph and a grope! Jet Set head honcho Chris Steele was inducted into the GAYVN Hall of Fame the following night. To see more of these studs, visit www.JetSetMen.com.


News Update: Brent Corrigan Issues Statement


Following the events of last weekend at the GAYVN Awards, twink porn star Brent Corrigan is firing back at Russian director Michael Lucas and giving his account of what happened in a long post on his blog. “In what was an otherwise wonderful evening, there was some negativity directed at me from Michael Lucas,” Corrigan writes. “While unprovoked, his attempts to thwart a special evening for me were unsuccessful. Without warrant or invite, ML forced himself onto the stage. Saturday evening at the GAYVN Awards, Michael Lucas used me as a personal pawn in his game of publicity foul play.”

Corrigan goes on to say that Lucas’s version of the evening is “one long string of fallacies.” And that his boyfriend, Paul (pictured above with Corrigan), was not arrested and no one was threatened with any sort of bodily harm or death. “This was done to humiliate and dehumanize me and those who care and look after me,” Corrigan writes. “Michael Lucas could not stand to walk away from the awards with just one accolade. He had to pull tricks and play the bitter card to make it all about him. But at what cost? Anything Michael Lucas has to recite says more about him than me. If he wants to go on with his fabrications of hate and theatrics, I will have no part in it. He, or anyone else, can only take from me what I allow them to have.” For the full statement, visit BrentCorriganInc.com/blog.

On the Lucas front, Michael put up a letter on his blog last night titled, “Why I Stand Up for the Industry,” in which he defends his actions and affirms his commitment to protecting the porn business from underage models. For more, vist LucasBlog.com.

News: Titan Signs New Exclusive Will Parker


Titan Media has announced the signing of newcomer Will Parker as its newest exclusive performer. Parker, 22, is the youngest TitanMen exclusive ever signed by the studio, taking that title from Damien Crosse, who was 24 at the time of his contract signing. “Will came to us through our Web site,” director Brian Mills says. “At his young age, you’d expect him to be more of a boy. While his face may say innocent, his amazing gymnast physique combined with his piggy sexual appetite makes him a perfect fit for TitanMen. Will is a lot of fun to watch—he’s playful, energetic and very flexible!”

Parker, who is a Florida native, will star in two soon-to-be-released IML features, one under the TitanMen Folsom line of hardcore leather-fetish films and the other as part of the new Extreme Fetish brand directed by porn star Tony Buff. “I am still in awe of all that has happened so quickly,” Parker says. “It’s always been my fantasy to be a part of a TitanMen film, and now I am living my fantasy. I can’t wait to see what comes next!” For more information, visit titanmedia.com.

March 30, 2009

Seen: RJ Danvers and Buds at GAYVNs in SF


It looks like porn star RJ Danvers had a good time this past weekend as he traveled from his home in Detroit to the GAYVN Awards in San Francisco. The hairy teenager, who recently renewed his contract as a Raging Stallion exclusive and has starred in films such as Grunts and this year’s big winner To the Last Man, just posted some cute pics on his Web site of himself with his hot porn star friends. Seen: Danvers with Hot House exclusives Ross Hurston and Kyle King (above from left) and Diesel Washington (below). Hey, the kid’s got good taste in men! For more of RJ, visit rjdanversxxx.blogspot.com.

Short Takes: Erik Rhodes’ First Fist…and More


Word comes from the set of a new Falcon film being shot in the far reaches of Prague that hunky Erik Rhodes (above) has done his first scene as a fisting bottom. So who’s the lucky guy to go all the way to his elbow up Rhodes muscular hole? None other than onetime Titan Media exclusive François Sagat. According to The Sword, the film is tentatively titled Erik’s Fight Club, and the fisting scene takes place in a boxing ring. It will most likely be available only at the Falcon Web site as the studio has shied away from such types of er, heavy-duty entertainment for the past few years.…Good news from the world of safe sex: Two porn stars have come out in support of the cause. First, Andy Kay wrote to tell us about a new “Safer Sex is Hot Sex” public-service announcement he has produced with the help of fellow models Zack Randall, Ryan Conners, Angel Benton and others. You can watch the video at andykayonline.com. Then, Angel Skye, CEO of AngelSlutGarden.com and hubby of hunky Brad Star, announced that their company will make prospective models undergo a full panel of STD testing in an attempt to protect their health. (This is a common practice on the straight side of the industry but still rare for gay porn.) “I believe very strongly that I am nothing without my models,” Skye says, “therefore as opposed to looking at the money they make me in the short term I’d much rather treat them with the respect and integrity they deserve so that we can continue to make money together for years to come.” Both Chi Chi LaRue and Steve Cruz have also launched recent campaigns advocating for safer-sex practices. Good work all around, guys!…COLT Studio Group has hired mainstream musician Ron Perkov to write the soundtrack for its new release, Boy Country. The singer-composer has produced several dance hits, including “Live, Luv, Dance” and “I Get Off” (sounds like a porn natural!). “I enjoyed this experience immensely,” Perkov says. “It was my first time doing a soundtrack for a movie and I look forward to doing more.” And when you order a copy of Boy Country, which stars Bobby Clark and David West, through the COLT Web site, you will receive a free copy of Petrov’s CD Intimate Chill-Out. For more information, visit ColtStudioGroup.com.

March 29, 2009

Seen: Bel Ami Models at GAYVN Awards in SF


Bel Ami models Luke Hamill, Josh Elliot and Dolph Lambert made the trip to San Francisco for the GAYVN Awards this weekend, where BelAmiOnline.com won Best Twink Web Site and Ralph Woods took Best Actor-Foreign Release for the studio’s French Kiss. And no, we are not related to Dolph, although the resemblance is striking!

News Update: Lucas Speaks Out About Attack


Michael Lucas has released a statement on his blog following last night’s incident at the GAYVN Awards in San Francisco. The president and CEO of Lucas Entertainment claims that he was attacked by the boyfriend of porn star Brent Corrigan, who once worked as an underage performer. “There is nothing new about my campaign against the honoring of Brent Corrigan,” Lucas writes. “I took to the stage to speak out against nominating him. Let me make it clear right away that I have no personal vendetta against Brent. My purpose is to protect this industry from juveniles and set the standard rule for not accepting the risk they put us all in.”

Lucas goes on to say that following his impromptu speech at the awards show, Corrigan’s boyfriend, whom he describes as a Latino in his thirties, rushed the stage and yelled at him. Then, at an afterparty, he approached Lucas and bumped his chest into Lucas’s. “He then threatened that he was going to kill me and demanded that we leave the club together immediately so that he could break my neck,” Lucas writes. “The club’s security swiftly came and separated him; he came back and told me that he will splash acid into my face, ‘which will be the end of your career.’ I called the police immediately when I reached the hotel and recalled to them what happened. The cops went to Corrigan’s room, but the couple was still out partying elsewhere.”

When Corrigan and his date returned to their room in the early morning, Lucas again called the police, who returned and questioned the couple. Corrigan’s boyfriend was then handcuffed and taken into custody. Lucas says he was concerned about his safety, especially considering that Corrigan has been involved with violent boyfriends in the past, which lead to his involvement in the recent Bryan Kocis murder trial. “There’s a certain pattern here,” Lucas writes. “I don’t take threats to my life very cavalier.”

To read his full statement, visit lucasblog.com.

News: To the Last Man Sweeps at GAYVNs


To the Last Man came out on top last night at the 11th-Annual GAYVN Awards in San Francisco. Raging Stallion Studios’ epic Western won 13 awards, including such major categories as Best Picture, Best Director (Chris Ward, Ben Leon and Tony Dimarco), Best Actor (Ricky Sinz), Best Screenplay (Dimarco), Best Music (JD Slater and Nekked), Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best DVD Extras and Best Packaging. Cover model Scott Tanner also tied for Best Supporting Actor with veteran star Trevor Knight for Endgame.

Other winners included Ricky Sinz (Best Top), Brent Corrigan (Best Bottom), Barrett Long (Best Cum Shot), Jackson Wild (Best Newcomer and already retired) and Tober Brandt (Best Fetish Performer). Tattooed stud Logan McCree won Performer of the Year and Best Sex Scene Duo with boyfriend Vinnie D’Angelo. New York drag queen Lady Bunny took Best Nonsexual Performance for her hysterical turn in Lucas Entertainment’s Brothers’ Reunion. Leo Giamani received the first Best Web Performer award (a new category this year). Lucas Kazan’s Italians and Other Strangers got Best Foreign Release.

Director Gino Colbert inducted Dink Flamingo, Michael Lucas, TJ Paris, Dean Phoenix (in tears during his acceptance speech), Jack Simmons, Phil St. John and Chris Steele into the Hall of Fame and bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award on Roger Earl. (It was also Colbert who lowered the shorts of trophy stud Robert Van Damme to expose his perfect ass.) A Trailblazer Award was introduced and presented for the first time to director Chi Chi LaRue, who accepted via remote from Australia.

The awards show was part of a weekend of events sponsored by NakedSword and featured a sports theme, which was reflected in an opening number complete with cheerleaders and a marching band. Margaret Cho, Janice Dickinson and Alec Mapa hosted the show and entertained the packed house at the Castro Theatre. According to the many tweets we received during the night, Cho sang a song about Ricky Sinz’s dick, Dickinson was hitting the bar pretty hard and Mapa wore short shorts and did the Beyoncé dance!

Michael Lucas also caused a commotion when he stormed the stage to denounce Brent Corrigan for doing porn while underage and the GAYVN judges for recognizing him (earlier in the day, Lucas had announced via Twitter that he had successfully banned the twink superstar from the show, but there he was on stage accepting his awards). Some are saying the controversial Russian director was booed for his comments. We’re also hearing that Lucas had an altercation with Corrigan’s boyfriend at the afterparty and is filing charges with the police, but this one is developing. Hey, what would a GAYVN show be without Lucas stirring the pot?

For a complete list of winners, visit www.avn.com.

March 28, 2009

Seen: Vince Ferelli at The Lookout in SF


We’ve got a GAYVN Awards weekend update for you: Last night’s kickoff Tailgate pub crawl in San Francisco’s Castro district was major fun (from all the reports we are hearing from many miles away). Every bar was packed with both models and fans as the porn chic elite moved from one party to the next. Seen among the masses: Vince Ferelli at the Hot House blast at The Lookout. Because he’s a newly signed Hot House exclusive, no surprise there. We’ll be bringing you more news as it comes in. Thanks to Jeremy at Starrfucker.net for his up-to-the-minute tweets and pics!

March 27, 2009

Event: GAYVN Awards Weekend in SF


It’s finally here! The GAYVN Awards have arrived, and the fun begins tonight and continues all weekend long. Presented by NakedSword.com in conjunction with Adult Video News, the awards take place Saturday, March 28, at 7 pm at the Castro Theatre and are hosted by Janice Dickinson, Margaret Cho and Alec Mapa. But first, the preparties begin on Friday, March 27, and are hosted by all the major studios. The Tailgate is basically a big pub crawl with porn stars schlepping all over the Castro. Stops include Harvey’s (Titan Media), The Edge (Raging Stallion), The Mix (Jet Set Men), Qbar (Falcon Studios) and Lime (Elite Male Party featuring these three cuties). On Saturday morning, Tim & Roma host a Porn Star Brunch at 11 am at The Lookout. Then, following Saturday night’s main event, the official afterparty of the GAYVNs is called Shameless and will be held at Wunderland. Other events of the all-porn, all-the-time weekend include a To the Last Man DVD signing at Does Your Mother Know?; Steve Cruz Rolls in Style at Sui Generis Boutique; and a Barrett Long dildo signing at Auto Erotica. Enjoy, pornsters!

Movie Review: Snowtrip, Volume 05: Big Bear


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Peter Romero.
Cast: Shane Frost, JT Ross, Marcus Adams, Danny Arnez, Zane Jacobs, Shawn Romano.

Falcon Studios’ Jocks line has been repositioned as a reality brand for the young and hung. In this latest release, six twinkish models—most sporting piercings and tattooes—spend some quality time at a rustic ski lodge. When they’re not on the slopes boarding and having snowball fights, they’re by the fireside sucking and fucking. First up, Shane Frost and JT Ross are interviewed briefly then launch into some hot oral. Ross sips a beer while Frost goes to town on his big dick and beefy ass. Frost does most of the work here until Ross finally strips to reveal a pale, pasty body (he looks better with his clothes on), but the stud does know how to fuck. And Frost knows how to take an oral pop shot on his pierced tongue.

Next, Zane Jacobs and Shawn Romano are caught in the act by a roving cameraman, so they decide to keep at it. After trading blowjobs, the guys get into some assplay and Romano uses a dildo to get Jacobs off. Frost and Jacobs return for the next scene in which they play drinking games with Marcus Adams and Danny Arnez. It starts with beer and quarters but ends with the two pairs sucking and then Frost loudly bottoming for both Adams and Jacobs. Frost also opens wide for three loads. The next scene matches up Adams and Arnez again and feels like a replay of the previous scene. Better sequencing would have helped here. But overall, the picture quality is superb and the action inspired. Falcon’s bid for the youth/fratboy market continues to grow. (Jocks/Falcon Studios)

Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2008)

March 26, 2009

New Release: Muscle Mountain




First-time director John Tegan (who also wrote the script) takes us to a ranch high in the hills in his new Jet Set Men film, Muscle Mountain. Of course, nine muscular and well-hung ranch hands, including Jet Set exclusives Derec Stone, Marcus Steele and David Dakota, work the land and one another. Ranch owner Stone is chopping logs when horny neighbor Lucky Daniels slips onto the property to flirt. Stone sends Lucky away but notes his “nice ass.” Who wouldn’t? Meanwhile, Jeremy Bilding naps in a hammock, Dakota maintains his muscles in the gym, Chris Thomas swings on a tire. It all sounds pretty idyllic, huh? And then Daniels returns to blow Stone on a bail of hay.… For more, visit jetsetmen.com.



March 25, 2009

News: CGI Gay Porn on the Way


CGI gay porn? What will they think of next!? Adult Source Media has announced the release of Pirate’s Booty, the first full-length fantasy-based computer-generated gay porn movie. It focuses on the legend of Captain Jack Swallows, who sails on rough seas with his hot crew and encounters dirty, hard-core sex along the way.

“I believe that our gay audience more than most appreciate what they sexually desire or just fantasies in general,” says Wendy Crawford, ASM president. “Who better to make a full fantasy-based adult CGI movie for? We have now bridged the gap between the gay market and animated market. Fans of our gay titles have asked and Pirate’s Booty delivers.”

The movie features five full sex scenes and hits stores on May 12. For more information, visit www.piratesbootyxxx.com (to see more images and trailers) and www.adultsourcemedia.com.

News: Visconti Triplets Make American Debut


The triplets are coming! The triplets are coming! Elite Male has announced that popular porn star brothers the Visconti triplets will be making their first visit to the United States this week. Joey, Jimmy and Jason, the three 20-year-old identical siblings, will meet and greet at a press conference at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday, March 28, which just happens to be the same day as this year’s GAYVN Awards. The trio, who signed an exclusive deal with Elite Male a year ago, will also be attending the awards show, where they are nominated for their debut movie, Brotherhood Secrets, and Shameless Boy Toys. We’re hearing from Elite Male producer Andrew T. that his company, along with Fleshjack, will make a “big announcement” at the press conference. Gee, we wonder what that could be about. The bros will also appear at Oilcan Harry’s in Austin, Texas, while they’re here. Yee-haw!

March 24, 2009

News: Lucas Signs Exclusive Dimitri Romanov


Lucas Entertainment has announced the signing of newcomer Dimitri Romanov as an exclusive performer. The 25-year-old Russian native will make his debut in the new film Entrapment, in which he appears in two scenes. He will also have a starring role in Lucas Entertainment’s 100th release, Wall Street, which recently wrapped production and is expected to street on April 21.

“I met Dimitri three months ago in Russia and could tell he had the raw talent to become a star,” president and CEO Michael Lucas says. “I helped him come to the U.S. and signed him as an exclusive right away. He has an unbridled sexuality that comes across in every scene. Dimitri is also versatile and enjoys fucking and getting fucked, which I find very valuable in a performer.”

“I’m so happy to be working with Michael and living in the United States,” Romanov says. “Michael has helped me start a path toward the American dream. This is a great opportunity, and I will not let him down.”

Entrapment, inspired by actual events that recently took place in New York City’s adult stores, is a two-disc set and stars Romanov, along with Trae Angle, Vin Costes, Isaiah Foxx, Andrew James, Murphy Maxwell, Kayl O’Riley, Ryan Raz (making his topping debut) and Lars Svenson. For more, visit www.lucasentertainment.com.

March 23, 2009

Sneak Peek: Beau Breedlove’s Unzipped Cover


Here’s a first look at the cover of Unzipped magazine’s May issue, which features that sexy intern we’ve been telling you about. Beau Breedlove is about to become famous for more than having an affair with some old dude. “The May Unzipped may be the most highly anticipated issue in the magazine’s history,” says David Kalmansohn, editorial director of Unzipped Media. In the issue, supercute Breedlove opens up about his relationship with Portland, Oregon, Mayor Sam Adams, as well as his sex life and the kind of guys he finds most attractive. The issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, April 7. For more information, visit Unzipped.net.

Short Takes: Porn Star Leads to Gold…and More


We’re still in awe of Dustin Lance Black (above) and his moving acceptance speech at last month’s Academy Awards. The winner of Best Original Screenplay for Milk, Black was smart, eloquent and supercute, but did you know that the current A-Lister once worked with a gay porn star? In 2002, Black directed a documentary titled On the Bus, which was like an on-the-road reality show but only for the movies. And one of its subjects was twink porn star Dean O’Connor, who made a brief but major splash in the biz a few years back with films such as Technical Ecstasy and Young Men on Pleasure Trail. From what we knew of O’Connor, he was probably a bigger diva to work with than Milk star (and Oscar winner) Sean Penn.…Did anyone hear Barrett Long’s controversial appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show last week? The Long One is getting all sorts of bad press for speaking honestly about his heterosexual ways. We’re not big on radio—Sirius or otherwise—but we did hear bits of the interview and thought it was great…if you like listening to stupid straight homophobes sharing their juvenile views on sexuality and porn—and that was just Barrett! Okay, we know that the whole gay-for-pay thing is a totally marketable niche in porn these days, but do the alleged straightsters have to show such disdain for the fags they’re banging to earn a living? Condescension is never a turn-on.…For readers who’ve been wondering how porn star Nickolay Petrov (below) is faring now that he has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, sources at Fabscout in Florida tell us that they have been in touch with the onetime Jet Set exclusive and he is “very lonely” and hasn’t “gotten laid” in two years. Talk about a crime! Petrov still contends that he “didn’t do any of it” and is taking college courses and lifting weights (what else does one do in prison?). He would love to hear from his fans, and we’ve got his mailing address if anyone is interested in having an isolated but muscular pen pal.

March 20, 2009

Rewind: Mr. Wonderful


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Toby Ross.
Cast: Tom Law, Carl Loomis, Kevin Gladstone, Everett Storm, Red Ryder, James O’Brian, Steve Philips, Dennis Reilly, Dennis Anderson, Monroe Perry, Tom James, Brad Richardson, Matt Houston.

Tom Law plays a wide-eyed Kansas guy who moves to New York City in this reissue of director Toby Ross’s 1987 classic Mr. Wonderful. The plot unfolds in vignettes in which Law works a day job (sadly, in the World Trade Center), rides the graffiti-covered subway and cruises for his ideal man. In a racy voice-over, Law describes how he places a personal ad in the paper to meet guys who pose for him as a photographer. There’s the married trucker who won’t show his face (Tom James) and the kinky brothers (Everett Storm and Monroe Perry) who wear black leather and whip each other. But Law only has eyes for his co-worker (Carl Loomis), whom he lands in the final scene.

The transfer here is truly awful—with fuzzy and grainy picture quality and muffled sound—but the moody photography and gritty realism of late-’80s NYC are beautifully captured. And Law, in his oversize Clark Kent glasses, is a real charmer, working the camera in close-up and making us feel like we’re part of his adventure as he wanders through the Ramble in Central Park. There’s a great, natural quality to the models, and Ross shoots them using different film stocks and creative camera angles, making this an arty trip back in time. (Bijou Video)

Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2008)

March 19, 2009

Event: An Evening With Tré Xavier


Men of All Colors will feature a night with porn star Tré Xavier on Friday, March 20, at 8 pm at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Services Center (208 West 13th Street) in New York. Xavier, who has appeared in more than a dozen adult films, was the first winner of Will Clark’s Porn Idol contest. He is also the creator of the Web site tre-x.com and blog tresx-rayvision.com. At the meeting, Xavier promises to bring that blog to life, discussing his coming-out process, how he got involved in the adult entertainment industry and maybe even the belated loss of his virginity. He will also give his views on diversity in porn movies, and there will be a Q&A session for fans. We’re sure they’ll get an earful from this outspoken star.

Web Watch: Matthew Rush Blogs for New Film


As we mentioned recently, porn superstar Matthew Rush has made his first movie since flying the Falcon Studios coop. Now, the muscle stud is getting out there to promote it. Brief Encounters is an undies epic that pairs him with, er, mature hunk Tim Kelly and is just hitting shelves. So Rush has written a blog for the Pantheon Productions film in which he showers and flip-flops with Kelly.

Brief Encounters was the first movie that I had done after leaving Falcon,” Rush writes. “I wasn’t quite sure how the experience was going to be. I was shooting with my best friend and workout partner Tim Kelly. We are partners in crime and frankly we can be a bit silly. We get to the set and the guys at Pantheon were really sweet and they put me at ease right away. They told us the premise of the scene and we start to shoot. We start off in the locker room where we cruise each other. I’m trying my hardest not to laugh. I was doing a good job at holding my composure until Tim ran into one of the lockers. It was the funniest thing watching Tim be all hot and sexy one minute and then BAM, he walks into a locker. The look on his face was priceless! I guess I laughed a little too hard because when I bent over to take my underwear off, I stood up and whacked my head on the locker door. At least our heads weren’t the only things that got banged that day.” To read more of Matt’s on-set misadventures, visit the Hom Blog at www.hotoldermale.com.

March 18, 2009

Guy Candy: Jamie Bamber Poses for PETA


We’ve been saying this guy Should Do Porn for a couple of years, and now Jamie Bamber, of Battlestar Galactica fame, has doffed his shirt once again (to great effect, we might add) for a new PETA ad to help save black bears. The British actor, who played Apollo for four seasons on the popular Sci Fi Channel series, is currently filming a new U.K. version of Law and Order in London. Speaking of bears, Jamie’s looking pretty furry himself these days. Grrrrrr!

News: Paul Wagner Signs With Hot House


Hot House Entertainment has announced the signing of Paul Wagner as its latest exclusive model. Wagner previously did Internet work for SeanCody.com and was discovered by Hot House president Steven Scarborough and VP Brent Smith at a Starbucks in Los Angeles. How old Hollywood of them!

“We were already fully cast for Skuff 4,” Scarborough recalls, “but when Paul’s pictures came in, we knew his look was perfect for this movie. So we moved fast; we literally booked him and flew him to SF the next day.” Smith adds, “Our exclusives are chosen because they can perform, and Paul’s explosive performance with scene mate Josh West proved that he had the goods.”

The hunky Wagner decided to sign with Hot House the day after shooting his scene with West. “I had already heard great things about how friendly and professional the company was,” he says, “but when I saw how amazing the studio and sets were, I knew I wanted to be part of Hot House.”

Skuff 4 will be released later this year. For more information, visit www.hothouse.com.

March 17, 2009

Guy Candy: Manuel and Francesco


Director Lucas Kazan has two new models on his site, and they just happen to be a couple. (Have the Jarics over at Falcon Studios started a trend?) Manuel and Francesco have been together for four years. “Almost unheard of for two young gay men,” Francesco says. “Before knowing Manuel, I used to be a slut—two, three guys every night, no commitments.” Now, the fun couple is doing porn together. That should keep the relationship green, guys! For more information, visit www.LucasKazan.com.

News: GAYVN Awards Announce Hall of Famers


GAYVN has announced its inductees into the 2009 GAYVN Hall of Fame. Veteran director and Hall of Fame member Gino Colbert will once again present the honorees with their awards during the GAYVN Awards on Saturday, March 28, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s inductees are:

Dean Phoenix (above) made his debut in 1998 and went on to become a GAYVN Award winner and an icon in the industry. Despite retiring in 2000, he made a triumphant return in the 2004 Buckshot classic BuckleRoos and has continued his hot streak with films such as Brotherhood, Forever Young and On Fire!

Michael Lucas (below) has won numerous GAYVN Awards for his many films, including Dangerous Liaisons, La Dolce Vita, The Intern and Gigolo, and has cemented his stature as an A-list director and performer with both his own studio, New York–based Lucas Entertainment, and his own distribution company, Lucas Distribution.

Chris Steele started his career as a performer for many studios before turning to writing, producing and directing (Big Dick Society). He’s a GAYVN and Grabby Award winner and is currently head honcho at Jet Set Men.

Dink Flamingo
is a pioneer in amateur Web site content, filming men from nearby military bases for ActiveDuty.com. In 2007, he branched out with a new video line, Dirty Bird Pictures (The Porn Ultimatum), and recently helped Brent Corrigan launch his own studio, Prodigy Pictures (Summit).

Jack Simmons was the first African-American model to work for major studios, including Falcon (The Freshmen), Titan Media (Naked Escape) and All Worlds (Animus).

Phil St. John
was the first to shoot a double-penetration scene in gay porn, the first to shoot gay porn focused on skate culture and the first to include a behind-the-scenes extra for a DVD. He is best-known for Skateboard Sliders, Getting It at the Rave, Taggers and Double Delights.

TJ Paris is a San Francisco native who got started in the biz in 1985 and discovered stars such as Paul Morgan and Rob Steele.

Colbert will also present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger Earl, who co-founded (with Terry LeGrand) Marathon Films and edited, wrote and directed 16 mm films before forming the Gay Producers Association of America (also with LeGrand), which presented the first gay porn awards. He worked at the Tom of Finland Foundation until he retired in 2007.

For more information, visit GAYVNAwards.com.

March 16, 2009

Short Takes: Wolf Hudson Co-hosts…and More


Porn star Wolf Hudson (above) has been announced as the third and final co-host of the upcoming Grabby Awards in Chicago. Hudson, who made news when he campaigned for the spot by saying he would tea-bag anyone who voted for him online, will share porn star co-hosting duties with cuties Blake Riley and Brent Corrigan (Chi Chi LaRue and Honey West are the main hosts). The show will take place Saturday, May 23. In other Hudson news, the Bronx-born stud has signed an exclusive contract with Cockyboys.com. Hudson says that he had been considering a move to the straight side of the industry but filming a scene for the Web site was “so positive and chill” that he made the decision to stay “gay” and sign with them exclusively.…Speaking of the Grabbys, Gay Chicago Magazine has decided to drop its porn coverage. The magazine, which has a new publisher, is Chicago’s oldest GLBT publication and has been affiliated with the Grabby Awards for many years. Besides movie reviews, the weekly column of our colleague JC Adams will no longer run in the mag. Come on, people, we need more gay porn, not less! The Grabbys will not be affected by the change and will continue as a separate entity.…Porn star Antonio Biaggi (below) has taken to his blog to say that his eco-friendly store in San Francisco will close in September. The Raging Stallion exclusive blames the poor economy for his struggling business, not to mention some run-ins with the police, who allegedly threatened to incarcerate him because he never switched his driver’s license when he moved to California. Biaggi says that Eco Boutique, which opened last October in the Castro district, will continue as an online store. For more information, visit www.shopecoboutique.com.

March 13, 2009

News: Jury Reaches Verdict in Cuadra Trial


Last week we wrote about twink porn star Brent Corrigan testifying at the murder trial of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Now, the jury in the case has reached a unanimous verdict and found escort and Web enterpreneur Harlow Cuadra (left) guilty of first-degree homicide. The eight men and four women on the jury deliberated for more than three hours and also found Cuadra, 27, guilty on 11 other felcony counts, including theft, arson and abuse of a corpse. Cuadra and his former partner Joseph Kerekes, 34, were arrested in May 2007 for killing porn rival Kocis and setting his house on fire. Kerekes was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Because of the guilty verdict, Cuadra now faces the death penalty. His fate will be decided today. Stay tuned for more on this tragic case.

UPDATE: On Monday, March 16, Harlow Cuadra was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of producer Bryan Kocis. The jury deliberated for more than five hours before returning to the courtroom and sparing Cuadra the death penalty.

March 12, 2009

Event: Mike Dreyden Birthday Bash in NYC


Porn star Mike Dreyden is turning 40 and fabulous. Actually, the hairy hunk has always been pretty fab! Now, the star of films such as Return to Fire Island and All Out Assault is inviting his New York friends and fans to join him as he turns the big 4-0. The party takes place this Saturday, March 14, at HK Lounge (Ninth Avenue at West 39th Street) at 10 pm. Mike promises porn stars, guest performers and hot go-go dancers. Well, besides himself! For more, visit Mike’s Facebook and MySpace pages.

March 11, 2009

Short Takes: Alex Castro Returns to TV


Militia is back for another fight. Former American Gladiator star (and onetime COLT model) Alex Castro is returning to TV (and now billed as Alexander) as the star of a new eight-part series on History Channel titled Battles BC. The show features ancient warriors (Castro plays Rome’s nemesis Hannibal) and re-creates some of the most brutal battles in history. It mixes animation, graphics and live action to produce a graphic novel–style that brings to mind the hit movie 300. From the clips we’ve seen, the muscle hunk still knows how to swing his sword! Battles BC airs Mondays at 9 pm ET on History Channel and repeats throughout the week.

Web Watch: Kurt Wild Starts New Blog for Fans


Porn star Kurt Wild has launched a new blog in order to keep in touch with his many fans. The supercute model (and supposed straight father of three) has starred in numerous films, including Gigolo and My Brother’s Hot Friend, appeared on The Tyra Banks Show with Jet Set Men exclusive Aaron James and now will be directing and shooting for the AngelSlutGarden.com Web site. In a new video blog, a very nervous Wild also says that he will be starting the ClubKurtWild.com site soon and gives a shout-out to his Yahoo group. This guy has certainly got his online bases covered. For more information, visit www.kurtwildshotspot.blogspot.com.

March 10, 2009

News: Carlo Masi Unveils New Sex Toy for COLT


COLT Studios star Carlo Masi has joined the elite group of porn stars who get their legendary endowment, er, packaged for the masses. The COLT Carlo Masi Genuine Cast measures eight inches and is a genuine PVC casting of his piece. It is hand-finished and colored with an artisan’s touch. This item has a sturdy suction cup base and comes with a premium storage bag for extended life. “Carlo Masi has been working with us for over five years,” says John Rutherford, COLT Studio Group president and creative director. “Last year, we appointed him COLT Man Emeritus for his loyal service to not only us, but to his longtime COLT admirers. Carlo Masi’s Web site is a COLT customer favorite for not only his regularly scheduled live-cam shows, but also his many movies and photographs.” Sounds like those fans will now have a new way to enjoy Mr. Masi. We hope hubby Adam Champ doesn’t mind! For more information, visit www.coltstudiogroup.com.