May 29, 2009

Event: Robert Van Damme Party in L.A.


PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Porn superstar Robert Van Damme will celebrate the launch of his new studio, RVD Productions, at North Hollywood’s premier leather bar this Sunday, May 31. The Bullet Bar (10522 Burbank Blvd.) will host the event/DVD giveaway from 5 to 9 pm, which will feature surprise guest porn stars from Van Damme’s new releases, a BBQ and go-go boys.

Van Damme, who is a native of the Czech Republic, began his porn career in 2002 with director Blue Blake. Since then, he has starred in more than 25 movies as a model, and now he is starting his own studio with the help of veteran director Gino Colbert. Together, they have produced six movies (Private Party 1, 2 and 3; Anal Intruder; Butt Bouncers; and Cocks in Paradise) under his new label. (And yes, the rumors are true: Van Damme bottoms for Tyler Saint in the final installment of Private Party. We have an advance copy and it is worth the wait, guys!)

We are also hearing that Van Damme, who was a professional hockey player before he became a screen stud, will be taking the stage to strip out of his leather gear. Sounds like a night to remember! For more information, visit RobertVanDamme.net.

May 28, 2009

Seen: Newlyweds D’Macho and Crosse in Spain


The grooms cut the cake! How cute is that? Diesel Washington was telling truths when he announced at the Grabbys that two of his good buddies were busy tying the knot. Francesco D’Macho and Damien Crosse were indeed married in Spain last weekend. The porn star couple exchanged vows at a country house just outside Madrid before a small gathering of family and friends who came from all over the world. We hear that the ceremony was quite touching, and Francesco cried like a little girl when Damien was reading his promise. Awwww. See? Porn stars have feelings too! Good thing these Stag Homme Studios studs don’t live in California.

Web Watch: Francois Sagat Relaunches Site


Last week it was Nick Capra, now Francois Sagat has announced the redesign and relaunch of his Web site, FrancoisSagat.com. Produced in association with TitanMen, it will be the exclusive and official blog and video site for the popular porn star. The site features the entire collection of Sagat-produced viral videos, personal photos, updates from around the world plus trailers and galleries from his TitanMen films, including Breakers, Telescope and P.O.V. It will be updated weekly with a new viral video produced by and starring Sagat, who earlier this year was banned from YouTube.

“The best way of expressing myself without censure was to make my videos available on my Web site and be more interactive with the fans,” Sagat says. “This gives me the opportunity of being more timely and to update what’s happening in my work and career—photo shoots, behind the scenes on films, friends, psychiatric videos, self-portraits, collaborations with artists, etc. You can also see more dick and ass because everything is allowed on FrancoisSagat.com…well, almost everything! Maybe it’s time for me to retire, but I still have a few more beautiful movies to do with TitanMen and many surprises still to come!”

Some of those surprises include Sagat’s mainstream acting debut in the latest installment of the Saw horror movie franchise, Saw 6, and a role as an albino vampire in director Bruce LaBruce’s upcoming untitled “hard-core zombie” project. Not to mention that fisting scene with Erik Rhodes and another (non-fisting, we presume) with free agent Matthew Rush. This zany Frenchie always keeps things interesting! For more, visit FrancoisSagat.com.

May 27, 2009

News: Grabby Winners Announced


The Grabby Awards were presented at the Park West Theatre in Chicago last weekend. As awards season dwindles, Raging Stallion once again waltzed off with the lion’s share of prizes. However, in a minor upset, the San Francisco–based studio won Best Movie for The Drifter instead of for To the Last Man, which previously took top honors at both the GAYVN and XBIZ awards.

The event, along with the International Mr. Leather competition, made for a major weekend for porn fans. The Grabbys were hosted by director Chi Chi LaRue and drag diva Honey West, along with porn star co-hosts Blake Riley, Brent Corrigan and Wolf Hudson (of teabagging fame). Among the winners, Logan McCree took Best Actor for his role in The Drifter. Tattooed hunk McCree also won Best Duo for his scene with real-life boyfriend Vinnie D’Angelo in the same film (the happy couple was celebrating their first anniversary). They shared the award with Zeb Atlas and Adam Killian for Atlas’s topping debut in Falcon’s Best Men. Chad Hunt’s bottoming debut in Endgame took Best Group Scene. Drifter director Tony Dimarco also won for Best Videography. RSS president Chris Ward, who did not attend the show, said in a statement, “I’m extremely proud of my team of talented performers and directors. I am amazed that we won Best Picture this year for two different movies! It shows the depth of our quality.”

Steve Cruz and Diesel Washington shared Performer of the Year. (In a fun bit, LaRue tracked down Washington’s mom in the audience, saying that she wanted to meet the woman who gave birth to him!) On stage, Washington (who also took Best Porn Star Blog) announced that his buddies Damien Crosse and Francesco D’Macho were tying the knot in Spain! Dean Flynn won Best Versatile Performer (and thanked Titan Media for allowing him to “explore both sides of his personality”), and Brent Corrigan took Hottest Bottom (see below). Antonio Biaggi won for Hottest Cock (duh!). Hot House director Steven Scarborough received a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Best Newcomer award was shared by Cameron Marshall and Kyle King. “I’m still kind of in shock,” C1R exclusive Marshall said. “I couldn’t believe it when they called my name. It was such a big surprise, and I’m so thankful and honored.”

For a complete list of winners, visit grabbys.com.

May 26, 2009

Short Takes: Blue Blake Unretires…and More


We heard from our old buddy Blue Blake (left) last week, and he confirmed that all the chatter is true. After yet another premature retirement, the award-winning porn star and director is returning to gay porn. The British stud, who went back to England last year after living in Los Angeles for many years, has decided that he wants to produce movies again. In an exclusive interview with VincentLambert.com, Blake said that after the breakup of his 13-year relationship with a Hollywood producer, he took a year off to decompress and travel the world. “I went from Zanzibar to Ibiza, and despite my penchant for rich Arabs I decided against Dubai and ended up buying a house in London,” Blake told us. “Now I’ve settled down and realized it’s time to shoot a new film. I am meeting so many gay-for-pay bodybuilders here who are all keen to star in a porno, so back to filming I go!” Blake added that he is happily dating a rugby player. He also has a radio segment on Gaydar Radio called Sexy and the City in which he talks about what’s hot in London that week. He’s still doing signings for his excellent memoir, Out of the Blue. “I’ve been in this industry for 15 years,” Blake said, “and I still get a kick out of it!” Welcome back, baby!…Last month we wrote an update for all the Jonathan Vargas fans out there. Now blogger and Cocktails With the Stars host Scotty B has snagged an online interview with Vargas at NickYoungXXX.com in which he says that he is moving back to the States and might be considering a return to the industry. Sounds like his great Australian love affair is over. [Big sigh] We can’t say that we’re surprised because shortly after our item ran, we received a sweet thank-you note from Jonathan in which he wrote, “As for films…I can’t say just yet. It’s not a yes, but it’s not a no either.” [Big grin!]…The guys at Fratpad.com are certainly keeping busy, stocking their house and site with the usual assortment of stunning young studs who like to play pool, chug Red Bull and wrestle naked. Their new season kicked off this weekend. It’s called “Best Buddies” and promises some hot duo fun from the mostly smooth jocks (below). We know some crazy shiz has gone down in previous seasons, so stay tuned. This is better than Big Brother!

May 22, 2009

Movie Review: Roman’s Holiday



BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: John Bruno.
Cast: Roman Heart, Max Schutler, Pedro Andreas, Daniel Marvin, Robinho DeSilva, Ulises Falcon, German Roja, Michael Amerika, Alejandro Bravo, Bruno Bordas, Thomas Achaval, Damian Ferreyra.

Falcon exclusive Roman Heart headlines a trip to Argentina in Roman’s Holiday. The onetime fair-haired twink has matured quite a bit since Falcon plucked him practically out of high school for porn stardom. He still has the same smooth tanned body, but his hair is darker and his demeanor is more serious. In the opening, he wanders the streets of Buenos Aires with buddy Max Schutler. Heart meets hunky Robinho DeSilva and they engage in some outdoor action until they strip down to their matching Calvin Klein underwear (oddly, everyone in the country seems to wear the same brand of tighty whiteys!) and take it indoors. This scene is brief and cuts right to the chase as DeSilva immediately goes for Heart’s hole, eating it before fucking it. Roman appears to be less than thrilled, burying his face in the sofa and looking distracted as he takes a pounding. He also takes a faceful of jizz, which almost makes up for the lack of chemistry between him and DeSilva.

The models in the next scene fare a bit better, as neighbors Ulises Falcon and German Rojas rub their nearly identical perfect bodies together. They also do the first sucking in the movie then move on to ass-eating and anal, but again, their connection is lacking. Thomas Achaval and Damian Ferreyra are also look-alikes, both sporting beards and some other nice fur. But more important, they seem to be into each other. They kiss passionately and share their uncut cocks in an erotic 69 session. By the time they fuck, the sweat is flowing. Ferreyra pumps the jizz out of Achaval before jacking into his gaping asshole (hey, is that even safe? We’re adding this to the list of questionable activities that have been taking place in Falcon releases of late).

Heart returns for the final two scenes—one is a fiveway in which he charms Schutler’s friends by topping two of them (Max shows his versatility by topping and bottoming). Now Heart has such a killer ass that it’s easy to forget that he can be an aggressive top man too. He actually seems more natural on top, especially considering what comes next. In the last scene, Heart hooks up with muscular couple Pedro Andreas and Daniel Marvin. After blowing the beefy studs, Heart accommodates both in a double-penetration sequence that made us wince. Heart just looks uncomfortable as he takes both dicks; but this is also thankfully brief, so he doesn’t have to endure the tight fit for long. In the end, he takes both loads orally and then jacks, ending his vacation with a jizzy cocktail. Picture quality is average and the sex doesn’t always live up to Falcon’s usual high standards. As for Heart, he looks like he might have been happier just staying at home. (Falcon Studios)

Reprinted from
GAYVN magazine (2008)


May 21, 2009

Web Watch: Nick Capra Launches New Site


Porn star Nick Capra has launched his own pay site, NickCapra.com. “I wanted a site for my fans and me,” Capra says. “Over the years I’ve performed in many great videos for the best directors and studios in the industry. Now it’s time to express what’s inside me. This Web site will be an outlet for my own personal fantasies.”

NickCapra.com will be updated weekly and give members access to new material, both professionally filmed and unscripted amateur content, shot exclusively for the site. Capra adds that he will be doing what he does best in solos, scenes with buddies and behind-the-scenes footage, plus hard-core and glamour galleries. Capra’s personal blog (PornStudBlog.com), video interviews and lifestyle footage will also be added soon.

Capra debuted in 2002’s Finish Me Off. Since then he has appeared in more than 60 videos for major directors and studios, including Hole Patrol, Workload and Hungry 4 Sex 2 . Now he says that he is looking forward to taking his career in a new direction—and that just might include bottoming! “Definitely, but you gotta fit the bill to fuck me. I don’t bend over for just anyone,” Capra teases.

For a limited time, VincentLambert.com readers can experience the site with a free one-day trial when they use the promotional code FANCLUB. For more information, visit NickCapra.com.

May 20, 2009

Behind the Scenes: Beg for It


COLT Studio Group is back with Beg for It, and director Kristofer Weston wrote to give us a look behind one of it hottest scenes, which stars Nash Lawler and Derek Nicks (below). “Everyone knows what a big fan of rope play I’ve always been, so I really was excited about shooting this special scene for Buckshot,” Weston says. “Derek Nicks was hired because he has the most innocent face of a cherub I’ve ever seen, but little did I know that he also had never bottomed before and was a bit apprehensive. Nash Lawler naturally has the personality of the older brother jock that is kind of a bully that teases you relentlessly. So I knew the two of them were going to create the power dynamic that I wanted.”

The scene takes place on a pool table, where Nicks is bound at the ankles. “When we tied his hands behind his back, Derek sort of broke out into a nervous giggle,” Weston recalls. “As we rolled the camera, his giggle didn’t stop, he just couldn’t help himself. The growing bulge in his pants told us he was enjoying the helplessness of the situation though! Once Nash entered the room, he took complete control and teased his helpless victim unmercifully. He pulled out Derek’s rock-hard piece and took some shots at it with the pool balls causing Derek to yelp as they made contact. Nash then pulled his own dick out, removed Derek’s sock gag and waved his dick under his nose, making him beg for the chance to put his lips on it.”

To see how the scene turned out, visit www.coltstudiogroup.com.


May 19, 2009

News: Wolf Hudson to Direct for Cockyboys


PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Porn star Wolf Hudson, who recently signed as an exclusive model for Cockyboys.com, has announced that he will now be directing for the online studio. The self-proclaimed King of Kink will fittingly produce “kinky” scenes that will showcase his creative and experimental side. “Wolf really does try to push the envelope as far as he can,” says site founder Kyle Majors, “so I thought what better way to spice up the content on Cockyboys than to have a star like Wolf conceive and direct some scenes, allowing him full creative control to live out some of his own fantasies for his fans.”

VincentLambert.com had a chance to talk to Hudson last week in L.A., and he told us that he is excited at the prospect of moving behind the camera. “I’ve always wanted to do this and doing it with a new, fresh and edgy company like Cockyboys is a dream come true,” he says. “There are no preconceived ideas about what their scenes have to be like, so the slate is clean and I think we can come up with some very hot scenes that will have people talking. I’m definitely going to shake things up a bit.”

Hudson said that he will continue to perform, both for Cockyboys and on the straight side. He revealed that he has hired director Jett Blakk to work on the scenes that he will be in as well as direct, so he can be assured of getting the best footage. The Bronx-born stud also said that he plans to make good on his promise to teabag his many fans when he co-hosts the Grabby Awards in Chicago this weekend.

Hudson’s directorial debut will be out in a few weeks. For more information, visit Cockyboys.com.

May 18, 2009

Short Takes: Brent Corrigan Is Easy…and More


Twink superstar Brent Corrigan is set to release his new movie through Dirty Bird Pictures, and it just happens to be set in New Orleans. Brent Corrigan’s Big Easy features six cute young models (including Jeremy Lange, Ryan Buckley and Aiden Tyler) who are filmed in true reality-style. Corrigan (who looks especially fetching on the cover of the new issue of Freshmen mag) and his guys tour the French Quarter, go to wild parties and photo shoots, and, oh yeah, have tons of steamy sex in five scenes. Disc one has more than three hours of action, and disc two contains photo galleries, trailers, cast interviews and a game of truth or dare. How very Madonna of them!…GayPornTimes.com broke the news last week that Jim French, the founder of COLT Studio Group, is suing the current owners for breach of contract. Prowest Media, which includes president John Rutherford, is being charged by French with failure to pay back the $2.2 million promissory note for the sale of the company in 2003. Rutherford told GAYVN.com, “We regret that Mr. French has chosen to pursue his differences legally where only lawyers will prosper in this current economy. After nearly 20 years of building an honest and loyal reputation I have every intention of working out our differences.”…Gawker.com was the first to report the demise of several gay porn magazines. New York–based Mavety Media Group announced last week that it is ceasing the publication of Honcho, Inches, Mandate, Playguy and Torso magazines. The historic titles were originally published by owner George Mavety, who died in 2000. This leaves the number of gay porn mags in the single digits. Let’s have a moment of silence for the passing of an era, guys.…Falcon Studios has announced that it will partner with underwear company /baskit/ for Dripping Wet 2. The all-sex film is being shot at a luxurious estate in Palm Springs, and its cast includes Aden and Jordan Jaric, TJ Hawke, Spencer Reed, Bobby Clark and Jason Pitt (Falcon exclusive Erik Rhodes will also be shooting behind-the-scenes material for the DVD extras). Dripping Wet 2 will also feature underwear from the /baskit/ collection (shown below)—when the models are wearing undies, that is. The film is the second installment in what will become a series of annual releases; the first was shot in partnership with the underwear company Ginch Gonch.

May 15, 2009

Movie Review: Missionary in Argentina


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Director: Chad Donovan.
Cast: Max Schutler, Rod Daily, German Rojas, Lucas, Michael Amerika, Ulises Falcon, Bruno Bordas, Juan Pablo.

Cover model Rod Daily is a man on a mission. In director Chad Donovan’s Missionary in Argentina, the Texas cutie travels to spread the word of God but ends up spreading his seed on foreign soil. The opening scene finds Brother Rod meeting his co-workers at the seminary and hitting the books, but it turns out that neighbors Lucas and Ulises Falcon have other things on their mind as they suck and fuck nearby. Lucas is a big beefy top and he works Falcon’s hole until he explodes. Brothers German Rojas and Michael Amerika get distracted from their studies in the next scene. The two studs are sleeping side-by-side in separate beds, but once their hands reach out and touch, they soon end up sharing a bed and their uncut cocks. Rojas, who has the most perfect five-o’clock shadow you’re likely to see, eats Amerika’s surprisingly hairy butt before ramming into him. There are some great tight pole-in-hole action shots here.

Daily spies his buddies going at it, which leads him to check out the local cruise park where Bruno Bordas and Juan Pablo meet. They get together in another hot scene, but Daily still needs to get his needs met. Along the way, he hooks up with local stud Max Schutler, who shows him around the town. Although Rod’s main mission is to get people to attend his church, Max convinces him that he can also have some fun. He tells Daily that they will “go slowly,” but their sex is pretty much full throttle. They start with deep sucking and Schutler shows his expertise as an oralist, but he also fucks Daily’s face. Then he chows down on Rod’s ass and pounds him in two positions. But Daily wants his turn on top, so Schutler flips and rides his pole with ease. They both produce juicy cum shots, and Daily announces that he now has a new mission in life! Production values are high and the foreign locations exotic. Joe Wilson’s choral soundtrack also adds a bit of gravitas and a touch of class. (Jet Set Men/Latin Heat Productions)

Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2008)

May 13, 2009

Web Watch: iPhone It In



One of our followers on Twitter (follow us @ VinceLambertNYC) sent along a new Web site that celebrates the intimate relationship between men and their iPhones. You know the ones, those photogenic hotties who pose provocatively in front of their bathroom mirrors. Water spots, be damned! Or those pumped hunks who expose a hot, hairy (or smooth) torso while their filthy bedroom looms in the background, threatening to overtake them. Hmmm, maybe we’re focusing on the wrong things! Anyway, there are pages of sexy snapshots here, offering up pecs, biceps, butts and even the occasional cock. And who are we to pass that up? Oh, and look who we found among the posers. Yup, that’s handsome Jason Ridge in orange (below). It figures that the porn star is the only one who keeps his shirt on! For more, visit guyswithiphones.com.


May 11, 2009

Short Takes: Matthew Rush In 3-D…and More


Porn superstar Matthew Rush (above) continues his return to the business (after parting ways with Falcon Studios) by taking on a new cutting-edge genre. DominicFord.com has announced that the hunk will be featured in a 3-D scene in which he flexes his muscles and shows off his hot body before pleasuring himself solo. “Working with Matthew Rush has been a dream of mine forever,” Dominic Ford says. “He is such a terrific guy. We had a ton of fun working together, and I look forward to working with him more in the coming months.” The scene is available now in both 2-D and 3-D; DominicFord.com sends a free pair of 3-D glasses to all new subscribers.…Our blog buddy Marc Wynter has announced the winners of his first-annual Chronicles of Pornia Blog Awards. There was a combined total of 12,258 votes cast in 14 categories. All winners and COP Blog Hall of Fame inductees will have a donation made in their honor to the Trevor Project. Actually, it’s nice to see some of our personal faves—including Trevor Knight and Kurt Wild in My Brother’s Hot Friend, which won for Best Overlooked Sex Scene, and a certain hirsute teenage power bottom named RJ Danvers, who received Best Hairy Performer and Hottest Newcomer—who may have been overlooked by other award shows being honored here by the fans. For a complete list of winners, visit chroniclesofpornia.blogspot.com.…Porn star Diesel Washington (below) has taken to his blog to announce that he is starting his own studio. The onetime Titan Media exclusive who has appeared in numerous films, including Telescope and Breakers, says that although he has no backers and no money, he wants to produce and direct his own movies. “I’m starting from the ground up,” Washington writes. “I don’t have sponsors. I don’t have sugar daddies, but I have myself and some people who will help me with ideas that I have.” Hmmm, we wonder whether they’re the same people who had the idea for the floral photo shoot below!

May 8, 2009

Guy Candy: Johnathon Schaech


So what do you do when your career is in the toilet and your latest movie is about to go straight to DVD? Well, put out a sexy naked pic of yourself to remind everyone what a great body you have! That’s what actor Johnathon Schaech did last week to trumpet the release of his new film, The Poker Club. Schaech has appeared in The Doom Generation, That Thing You Do! and a 1998 TV movie about Houdini. He was also married to actress Christina Applegate. At age 39, he is still looking hot and hairy to us. Maybe straight-to-DVD isn’t so bad after all!

May 7, 2009

News: Director Joe Gage Re-signs With Titan


Titan Media has announced that veteran director Joe Gage has re-signed with the company to write and direct several movies under the TitanMen label. Gage will also continue to produce and direct films under his own studio with Ray Dragon, D/G Mutual Media.

“The people at Titan and the wide range of resources they have made available to me over the years have afforded me opportunities to expand my creative horizons more than I would have thought possible,” Gage says. “I’m looking forward to this next step in our shared adventure.”

Gage directed numerous classic films such as Kansas City Trucking Co., El Paso Wrecking Corp. and L.A. Tool & Die in the late 1970s and was inducted into the GAYVN Hall of Fame in 2001. In recent years, he has directed 20 movies under the TitanMen brand, including Gunnery Sgt. McCool, Chainsaw and the just-released Slow Heat in a Texas Town.

“I am very pleased that Joe has committed to furthering our existing partnership and friendship,” says Bruce Cam, CEO of Titan Media. “Joe is truly a moviemaker and we are committed to giving Joe the creative freedom to make movies the way he wants to make them. There is nobody in our industry who can tell a story and make a movie better than Joe Gage.”

For more information, visit www.titanmedia.com.

May 6, 2009

Interview: Director Tony Dimarco on The Visitor




BY VINCENT LAMBERT

How do you follow up a multiple-award-winning monster smash like To the Last Man? Well, for writer/director Tony Dimarco and Raging Stallion Studios, you take a futuristic sci-fi plot and cast tattooed porn star Logan McCree as a space alien who visits Earth to study gay men’s energies during sex. The Visitor is just the latest ambitious production from RSS, and Dimarco recently gave VincentLambert.com an exclusive look at some images from the upcoming release. He also told us what inspired the movie, which was produced by Chris Ward and also stars Bruno Bond, David Taylor, Damian Rios, Lucky Daniels and new exclusives Junior Stellano and Angelo Marconi, and how it breaks all the rules.

Sounds like a cool concept, Tony. Tell us how The Visitor came together.
The Visitor is a cross between The Man Who Fell to Earth and Wings of Desire. It’s a voyeuristic view of gay sexual behavior seen through the eyes of a man from another planet. The film came from a few different ideas that I wanted to make into a movie. I always loved the beautiful images in Wings of Desire, where angels mingled among mortals and viewed human behavior. I thought, What if they weren’t viewing the mundane lives of these people but their sex lives instead? I think we all have a voyeuristic side and I wanted to expand on that to see what goes on behind closed doors. The Visitor is about observing sex and is a story that’s told through visuals. There’s only around four lines of dialogue in the whole movie.

I bet that helped the models! So how did The Man Who Fell to Earth come into it? Are you a Bowie fan?
I like David Bowie’s work as an actor and an artist, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a Bowie fanatic. Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth is an esoteric film with very iconic imagery. I hadn’t seen the film up until this year, but I had seen images from the film when I was growing up and they always stuck in my mind. In Roeg’s film, Bowie’s character has an emotional journey while in this film Logan has a sexual journey.

What are the production values like? Is this another big-budget RSS production, like Grunts and To the Last Man?

No, it’s more of a big-concept film with a modest budget. The budget is closer to the scale of The Drifter, which I made the year before. Only one set was built in the studio, which is the alien laboratory where Logan’s character works. Most of the scenes in this film are in actual locations, so in that sense it looks like a larger movie.

Logan McCree has an otherworldly quality about him. What made him right for this role? Was he your first choice?

I actually created this role specifically for Logan. I’ve worked with him several times, and I wanted to create a role for Logan that would show a different side from what we’ve seen of him. Working with him for a year I learned more about him as a person, and this role came out of that. Logan is a very interesting and intelligent person. When you look at The Drifter and The Visitor, they are two distinct sides of his personality. Both films are about who he really is as a person and not his perceived image. Logan talks about this on the behind-the-scenes interview on the bonus disc for the film.

It’s rumored that Logan and Vinnie D’Angelo fell for each other on the set of The Drifter. Are you putting something in the water?
I guess you can call me a matchmaker [laughs]. When casting The Drifter I asked Logan, “What’s your idea of the perfect man that you’d fall in love with?” Because that’s what the story is about; it’s a love story. He told me what his ideal man was and I said, “Great! I have the perfect guy for you!” Little did I know how true that statement was. I was just trying to make good casting decisions, not pairing boyfriends. Who knew? What’s ironic is that The Drifter is a film about two guys falling in love and that’s what happens in the movie and that’s what happened in real life. We were lucky to be able to capture what was going on between them on film.

Tell us about RSS’s new exclusive Junior Stellano (bottom picture, left), who debuts here. Did you discover him?

Junior Stellano applied to us through our Web site, so I can’t claim discovering him. He’s Italian and Portuguese and lives in Staten Island. So although we grew up close to each other and went to the same clubs, we never met before. He sought out Raging Stallion on his own. He felt that he was better suited to Raging Stallion than any other studio, and I couldn’t agree with him more. Junior is going to have a big career. His scene in The Visitor was his first, and he’s a natural-born performer in front of the camera. His scene with another new exclusive Angelo Marconi was smoking hot to film. I think people are going to like it. It got me going!

Is The Visitor the next logical step in your work?
At this point in my career I’ve done various types of films—drama, comedy, love stories, a murder mystery and now, with To the Last Man, a Western. I thought, I haven’t done a science fiction film yet. I always wanted to do one. It’s a great genre, especially for porn, because you can break the rules of reality and make up your own. The audience is more willing to believe extraordinary circumstances. But The Visitor is not your typical sci-fi porn. There’s no big-headed aliens, no anal probing, no huge alien spaceships. I considered it to be more of a sci-fi/art film/porn. To do a sci-fi film with all the special effects like what we expect to see in the theaters, you would need a huge budget to do it right. Those kinds of budgets don’t exist in porn, so you have to be creative with it conceptually.

How do you top a megahit like To the Last Man? Do you even think about that?
By the time you finish a blockbuster like To the Last Man, you’re already onto the next project, so you don’t really have time to think about what you’re going to do next, which can be a good thing. I finished working on Last Man back in November, since then I’ve worked on five more films, so to me it seems like a long time ago. Also as a creative person, once I’ve completed one project, I’m always looking for the next challenge.

The Visitor is slated for a July release. For more information, visit ragingstallion.com.



May 5, 2009

Short Takes: RSS’s New Visitor…and More


Director Tony Dimarco has announced his next project for Raging Stallion Studios, and the recent To the Last Man award winner has given VincentLambert.com an advance look at some images from the top-secret shoot. RSS exclusive Logan McCree (above) will star as a space alien in the sci-fi fantasy titled The Visitor. “It’s The Man Who Fell to Earth meets Wings of Desire,” Dimarco says. “I shot some really beautiful stuff. I think it’s going to be a great film.” Sounds like Dimarco and RSS are pushing the envelope once again. We’ll have more of our exclusive pics and interview with Tony tomorrow.…Another award-winning director rang up to dish on his latest project. Gino Colbert wanted us know that he was in Florida last weekend filming a new movie with screen-stud-turned-producer Robert Van Damme. Gino says that he and Robert (who also stars) put together a great cast and shot five scenes at the très gay Coral Reef Guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale. Some of that cast includes a certain superstar named Matthew Rush, plus Drake Jaden, Tim Kelly, Dustin Michaels, Dallas Reeves and newcomer Brenn Wyson, who is a tattooed prize fighter from Boston. The movie is tentatively titled Cheating in Paradise and will be released later this year.…Porn star Kirk Cummings (below) is planning to celebrate his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, May 6, by releasing his debut single, “Badass,” to iTunes and other digital music outlets. The song is the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Guilty as Charged. Cummings, who is an American Idol reject, has appeared in movies including My Brother’s Hot Friend 2 and will be in director Chi Chi LaRue’s upcoming Fuckin’ Around.

May 4, 2009

Best of the Decade: Part 2 (2005-2008)


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Here’s Part 2 of our contribution to the Best of the Decade group blogging event. (Click here to read Part 1.) Again, the movies on our list stand out in our minds for being entertaining, setting a standard and in some cases pushing the genre to a new place. They are in no particular order except chronological by year and the alphabet. And read to the end of this post to see what other great minds are taking part in this first-ever event.

2005
Alabama Takedown
(Titan Media) Director Joe Gage works a wrestling theme with Spencer Quest, Cliff Rhodes and Blu Kennedy going to the mat.

BuckleRoos (COLT Studio Group) Jerry Douglas and John Rutherford collaborated for this tale of a magical belt buckle. Throw in Dean Phoenix and Marcus Iron for an award-winning classic.

Greek Holiday (Bel Ami) George Duroy directed this two-parter with stunning twinks having fun in the sun.

Ram Tough (Hot House Video) Director Steven Scarborough celebrates the working stiff in five excellent scenes. Our highest compliment: We wore out our DVD of the first scene between Alex Collack and Shane Rollins. Read our review here.

SpyBoy (EuroCreme) A witty and stylish homage to a gay James Bond–esque character from British director Max Lincoln. Read our review here.



2006
Dangerous Liaisons (Lucas Entertainment) Michael Lucas goes big budget for this lavish remake that marries high fashion and gay porn.

Fratboy Sam (Pavlov’s Dog) A solo masterpiece. Read our review here.

Lukas in Love
(Bel Ami) Lukas Ridgeston looks for love, and is as gorgeous as ever through director George Duroy’s lens.

Wrong Side of the Tracks (Rascal Video/Channel 1 Releasing) A stunning Johnny Hazzard leads Chi Chi LaRue’s two-parter about a bad boy gone hot.



2007
Going Under (Jet Set Men) Editor Andrew Rosen makes an impressive directing debut with this tale of a sexy hypnotist (Kent Larson).

Grunts (Raging Stallion Studios) Military epic from director Chris Ward. Epic!

In His Dreams (Channel 1 Releasing/Rascal Video) Johnny Hazzard and Chi Chi LaRue follow Wrong Side of the Tracks with this dreamy effort. Read our review here.

La Dolce Vita (Lucas Entertainment) Michael Lucas gets remake fever again to great effect.



2008
The Drifter (Raging Stallion Studios) Tony Dimarco brings a tender tale of lovers Logan McCree and Vinnie D’Angelo to life. The shades of Brokeback Mountain won us over.

Hawaii (COLT Studio Group) John Rutherford creates high art with Mitch Branson, Gage Weston and an exotic island location. Read our review here.

The Intern (Lucas Entertainment) Director Tony Dimarco shows how to do sex comedy right.

Oliver Twink (PZP Productions) A genuinely funny reworking of the Charles Dickens classic. Read our review here.

On Fire! (Jet Set Men) Dean Phoenix in a firehouse scorcher with Jesse Santana. Need we say more?

To the Last Man (Raging Stallion Studios) One year later, Chris Ward and co-directors Tony Dimarco and Ben Leon give the epic treatment to the Western. Violent, provocative, arty, ambitious and pushing gay porn into new territory, it deserves every accolade it received.

Unknown (Channel 1 Releasing/Rascal Video) Blake Riley kills it in this touching tale of love lost and found. Read our review here.




For more of this first-of-its-kind collaboration, be sure to check out all the top adult industry journalists, bloggers and Web sites participating in this group blogging event. They are:

• JC Adams of Gay Porn Times (www.gayporntimes.com)
• Mark Adams of VidioView (markadamsvidioview.wordpress.com)
• The editors of Fleshbot (gay.fleshbot.com), GayPornBlog (www.gaypornblog.com) and TheSword (www.thesword.com)
• Butch Harris of ManNet (www.mannet.com)
• Mark Kliem of Lavender Lounge (www.lavenderlounge.com/blog)
• Jason Sechrest of JasonCurious (www.jasoncurious.com)
• Vincent Lambert of VincentLambert (www.vincentlambert.com)
• Mickey Skee of Adult Video News (www.gayvn.com)
• Nick Young of NickYoungXXX (www.nickyoungxxx.com)
• Onan the Vulgarian of XX-Factor (www.xxfactor.com)
• Billy Masters of BillyMasters (www.billymasters.com)

May 1, 2009

Best of the Decade: Part 1 (2000-2004)


BY VINCENT LAMBERT

Looking back over 10 years of gay porn was no small task, but we were honored to be asked to participate in this group blogging event that pays tribute to the very best of the decade. Just a few words about our choices: We have watched a lot of movies in our day; the list that follows are ones that stand out in our minds for being entertaining, setting a standard and in some cases pushing the genre
to a new place. Many have won awards, and they have all stood the test of time. They are in no particular order except chronological by year and the alphabet. So here are our picks, to be presented in two parts. And read to the end of this post to see what other great minds are taking part in this first-ever event.

2000

Animus (All World Video) Wash West writes and directs this good-humored mystery starring hairy Thomas Lloyd as a thief. Blake Harper is memorable as the detective who tracks him.

Dream Team
(Studio 2000) Adorable Rick Chase reunites with his basketball team in this Jerry Douglas sports-themed movie. Balls have never looked so good.

Echoes (Men of Odyssey) Chi Chi LaRue directs Tony Donovan in a psychological thriller with a script by Jordan Young. Donovan has never been better, along with Dean Phoenix, Jeremy Tucker, Max Grand, Spike, Chad Johnson and Blake Harper. Sharon Kane cameos as a psychic as only she can!

Now and Forever (Studio 2000) A strange old dude with a pocket watch drives the action in this romantic piece that showcases handsome Travis Wade.

The Shaman (L.A. Brown Productions) An ethereal gem that is one of the most beautifully photographed gay porn films ever. Read our review here.

Technical Ecstasy (Men of Odyssey) Again, Wash West directs. Drew Andrews plays a mad scientist. All we can remember is the scene in which supercute couple Derek Cameron and Dean O’Connor get busy under the sheets. Sam Crockett ramming Chad Kennedy in the desert ain’t bad either.



2001
Berlin
(High Octane 2) A talky but inventive view of Berlin’s seamy underbelly from German director Hervé Handsome. Read our review here.

Caesar’s Hardhat Gang Bang (Men of Odyssey) Caesar rules in this ethnic gang bang that is still hard to beat. Read our review here.

The Crush (Falcon Studios) John Rutherford directs—and Travis Wade and Colby Taylor’s flip-flop fuck scene is worth the price of admission. Nuff said.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (MSR Video) A gripping script delivers courtroom drama and tackles the serious topic of gays in the military. Tony Alizzi and Jack Francis direct, and Cole Tucker steals the show. Read our review here.

Out of Athens (Falcon Studios) This two-parter from director John Rutherford was shot on location in Greece and has gorgeous locations and an even more gorgeous cast (30 models!), including Johnny Brosnan and Jeremy Jordan.



2002

The Back Row (Rascal Video/Channel 1 Releasing) Chi Chi LaRue re-creates director Jerry Douglas’s 1972 classic oh so faithfully. A lovely homage.

Carnal Intentions (Men of Odyssey) Jim Steel directs this takeoff of Cruel Intentions in which Chad Donovan and Tony Donovan play step-brothers who should do it.



2003

Absolute Aqua + Arid (Falcon Studios) Shot in Australia, this plotless two-parter from director John Rutherford juxtaposes beautiful scenery and men, both wet and dry.

Cowboy (Big Blue Productions/Arena) Blue Blake directs Caesar in an award-winning role that is the centerpiece of this tight thriller. Read our review here.

Sex Psycho (Thor Productions/Arena Entertainment) Thor Stephans directs Derek Cameron in a complex Hitchcockian thriller. Read our review here.

Under the Big Top (Sarava Productions) Director Lucas Kazan adapts the Italian opera Pagliacci into arty gay porn. Bravo!

White Trash (MSR Video) This funny and twisted comedy from director Tony Alizzi plays like a gay porn homage to John Waters. Read our review here.



2004
Gorge (Titan Media) Ray Dragon returned to full-on porn for this beautifully shot Bruce Cam epic of outdoor sex. Throw in studly Dred Scott and you have a winner.

The Hole (Jet Set) Wash West’s hysterical spoof of horror movie The Ring in which straight jocks turn gay. Tag Eriksson and Jason Adonis lead an excellent cast. This one stands up, even without the sex scenes. High praise indeed.

There Goes the Neighborhood
(All Worlds Video) Fun spoof of 1960s movies from director Rick Tugger. Who can forget Rod Barry in a skirt (no, not drag. He plays a Roman soldier in a porn parody)? Priceless.

Wet Palms (Jet Set) A sexy and campy soap opera spoof that unfolded in episodes and blazed some trails for gay porn.



For more of this first-of-its-kind collaboration, be sure to check out all the top adult industry journalists, bloggers and Web sites participating in this group blogging event. They are:

• JC Adams of Gay Porn Times (www.gayporntimes.com)
• Mark Adams of VidioView (markadamsvidioview.wordpress.com)
• The editors of Fleshbot (gay.fleshbot.com), GayPornBlog (www.gaypornblog.com) and TheSword (www.thesword.com)
• Butch Harris of ManNet (www.mannet.com)
• Mark Kliem of Lavender Lounge (www.lavenderlounge.com/blog)
• Jason Sechrest of JasonCurious (www.jasoncurious.com)
• Vincent Lambert of VincentLambert (www.vincentlambert.com)
• Mickey Skee of Adult Video News (www.gayvn.com)
• Nick Young of NickYoungXXX (www.nickyoungxxx.com)
• Onan the Vulgarian of XX-Factor (www.xxfactor.com)
• Billy Masters of BillyMasters (www.billymasters.com)