April 20, 2010

Short Takes: Ryan Raz Retires…and More

Porn star Ryan Raz is the latest model to exit the big biz. Raz, who has appeared in more than 20 films, took to his blog last week to say that his “attitude toward working in front of the camera has been changing. What was once exciting and thrilling has been changing into something that seems like a chore.” Therefore, the star of movies such as Return to Fire Island, Cock Stalker and Focus/Refocus, has decided that it is “no longer in my best interest to continue filming in the adult industry. But this does not mean that I wish to completely wash my hands of the industry. I will continue to travel and stay very actively involved in the industry.” Raz says that he will honor his commitment to present at the Grabby Awards next month in Chicago, where he is a nominee. To read his full statement, click here.…Falcon Entertainment and Next Door Entertainment have announced a strategic partnership between the two companies. The agreement joins Falcon’s production of gay adult content with the online marketing expertise and reach of Next Door and its affiliate platform, Next Door Buddy Profits. The partnership will include Falcon continuing to produce original content while Next Door will become the provider of membership sites, online marketing and affiliate program management. “This partnership agreement marks the beginning of a focused strategy to greatly enhance Falcon’s online presence.” Falcon president Steve Johnson says. “Our priority is to consistently deliver the Falcon brand experience across every digital channel.” Members of falconxxx.com and other membership sites within the Falcon brand can expect to see a series of site upgrades over the next few months. Stay tuned.…Hey, look! Pretty colors! Not only did Fleshjack launch a new campaign last week to find three gay porn stars to hawk their latest line of sex toys, but the company also put out the ads you see below to plug Jack’s Soda Boys. Those are models Cameron Marshall, Carter Nash and Andrew Blue shilling for Jack’s Sex in a Can (available in three flavors). Tasty! For more information, visit Fleshjack.com.


Elizabeth Young, AKA The Gore Hound, or Elspeth Chagall said...

Awww...I was so sad to hear the news about Ryan. I loved in in Focus/Refocus, where I think he did an awesome job of acting. Perhaps, he will retire from porn but pursue a mainstream/indie acting career. I thought he was that good. But as we all know, life is way too short to be unhappy and if you're unhappy in a situation, you must go where you can be. I do wish him all the best in all his future endeavors. Damn, it seems that all the ones I seem to take an interest in, albeit a bit late, I find out that they are leaving. Grrr..

Baxter's Briefs said...

I could use a good stiff drink!