August 31, 2010

Web Watch: Samuel O’Toole With Jake Cruise


Once in a while, a model comes along who gets everyone in the industry buzzing. This summer, it’s newcomer Samuel O’Toole. So what exactly are people saying about his hot young muscle stud? Well, most of the chatter seems to be about his big, thick, long, juicy, veiny, throbbing…what the hell were we talking about?! Oh yeah, Sammy. After working for studios such as Next Door Male and Jet Set Men, the 22-year-old from Northern California has filmed an oral-only scene with silver fox Jake Cruise. When the subject of O’Toole’s prominent meat comes up, Cruise admits, “Let’s just say it’s so big that I question whether I should suck it or give it its own name! Deep throating that monster sends tears to my eyes.” But deep throat it Cruise does, after stripping the tattooed love hunk down to his Calvins, tickling his feet and munching his hairy pits and hole. Sammy finishes the session with a yummy taste treat for daddy Jake. Sweet! For more information, visit JakeCruise.com.

August 30, 2010

Short Takes: Adonis Gets Brutal…and More


Here it is, guys! The first pic of Jason Adonis from his just-wrapped role in Raging Stallion’s upcoming holiday release Brutal. It was only last week that talent agent David Forest announced that returning client Adonis would be appearing in a scene in award-winning director Tony Dimarco’s new sports-themed epic. Now, Tony tells VincentLambert.com that after a grueling 19 days, the big-budget San Fran production is complete. Adonis, who appears in a threeway with Spencer Reed and Trent Diesel, is in impressive company, with a cast that includes Ricky Sinz, Alexsander Freitas and Angelo Marconi. RSS president Chris Ward says, “Brutal is our most high-profile movie of the year and adding Jason to the cast is perfect. I look forward to seeing him under our lights!” Oh, and it just so happens that Adonis’s scene was shot on his 30th birthday. Have a happy, bb! Next up for the hung stud? A gang bang movie for Jet Set Men and an appearance at Forest’s Cocktails With the Stars event at Micky’s in Weho on September 9. For more information on Brutal, visit RagingStallion.com.…We broke some sad news on Twitter last week. Industry veteran John Summers passed away on August 21. Known as the Black Buddha of Porn, Summers produced and directed numerous films, including Two Handfuls, Big and Thick and Style, and discovered major stars throughout his many years in the porn business, especially through his association with gay porn innovators Chuck Holmes, Matt Sterling (both deceased), John Travis and Jim Hodges. Summers died of a heart attack in North Hollywood. He was believed to be in his early sixties.…Anyone remember Big Penis? The book, that is. Well, TASCHEN, the German publisher of the 2008 oversize volume of large appendages, is now releasing two related products: The Big Penis Diary 2011 and The Big Penis Calendar 2011. The former is spiral-bound yearly diary that offers a new picture every week and every week a new spread; the later is a monthly calendar with mind-boggling pictures from famed photographers including Bob Mizer (Athletic Model Guild), David Hurles (Old Reliable) and Chuck. And yes, that’s our own Chad Hunt on the cover. For more information, visit taschen.com.

August 27, 2010

Porn Star Interview: DeAngelo Jackson


Porn star DeAngelo Jackson first got our attention with his perfect body. But after we sampled his work in Mixxxed Nuts, we realized that the Flavaworks model is also an excellent performer. Jackson, who is a Gemini, was born in Germany. He currently lives in Miami, where he works as both a model and a personal trainer. He’s also a student. Busy guy! Before the new semester starts, VincentLambert.com tracked down DeAngelo to answer a few pertinent questions. And sorry, guys, he’s not single!

Originally from: I’m a military brat, so I’m not from anywhere really. I was born in Germany, but I spent most of my childhood in Columbus, Georgia.
Age: 25
Height: 5'10''
Weight: 180 pounds
Distinguishing features: My eyes, chest and arms.
Tattoos/piercings: Four piercings (including nips!)
Dick size: 7.5 inches
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Ethnic background: A mix of Irish, Caribbean and black.
Education: Currently, I’m a college student at Florida State University studying criminal justice.
Relationship status: In a serious relationship.
First adult performance: Mixxxed Nuts (Flavaworks)
Subsequent performances: Deep Impact, Swaggers, Swaggers 2 and Mixxxed Nuts 2 (Flavaworks)
What did you do before getting into porn? Looked for a job! When I lived in Germany, I worked at the commissary on base.
How did you get into the industry? I applied to serveral sites just to see if I would get a reply back. Flavaworks was the first to hit me back. I needed money for tuition, so I went for it.
How did you get your name? It just came to me. I think DeAngelo is a sexy name and Jackson just makes it pop.
What’s the dirtiest/sexiest thing you’ve ever done? Swallowing my boyfriend’s cum and eating ass.
Most memorable on-screen performance: Hmmm…no one performance really stands out to me to be honest.
Most memorable on-set performance not captured on tape: Um, none.
Favorite co-star? Cody Kyler is fun. He likes it rough and hard.
Favorite sex act/position: Doggie with my partner laying flat on his stomach.
What are your long-term goals? To get my BS in criminal justice, get my certification as a personal trainer and become successful in my field of work.
What is your workout like? I workout five days a week. Great genes also help!
Web site: Cocostore.com

August 25, 2010

Seen: COLT Men at P-Town’s Carnival


PHOTOS COURTESY VIDIOVIEW.COM AND NIGHTTIMEZ.COM

We ventured back to the Little Fishing Village known as Provincetown in Massachusetts last week for our very first Carnival. And whatta ya know, the sexy men of COLT Studio Group just happened to be performing there as part of the insanely fun annual celebration. Porn stars John Magnum and Brenden Cage (above) greeted us (and the rest of the sweaty throngs) outside the Boatslip in their bikinis to promote an appearance that night at the Paramount’s Vault leather night. The studs were joined by Danny Drake (below) for the show, and all three guys rode the COLT/Crown and Anchor float in the parade the following day. That’s when the true craziness began! Think NYC Gay Pride without the politics. Comedians Margaret Cho and Bruce Vilanch rode the lead car down Commercial Street, and it only got more surreal from there! Also seen: some of our fave New York drag queens, Hedda Lettuce (who told us that she’s about to tape a comedy special for Logo TV); Varla Jean Merman (along with Gus Mattox, who is still playing piano in her act and doing his own Canned Ham one-man show at the Art House Theatre); and Lady Bunny (fresh from a gig at the A-House). Busy gals! Good times!

August 24, 2010

News: Jake Cruise Names Third Contest Winner


Silver daddy Jake Cruise has picked another winner in his Be Jake for a Day contest. You know, that’s the competition in which a normal, everyday guy gets to film a scene with a real-life porn star. For this third go-around (here’s the second winner), the lucky recipient is a bearish type named Ash Warner, and he’s paired with diminutive dude John Magnum for an oral scene. “I almost didn’t want to let Ash take my place in this one,” Cruise admits, “but he’d won our contest and was eager to claim his prize.” That prize included worshipping Magnum’s massive arms and legs and, from the looks of the pics below, his toe jam and ass crack! Cruise says that Magnum wasted no time in ordering the newbie around, telling him exactly how to pleasure his numerous bulging body parts. “For his part, Ash is a willing servant,” Jake adds, “servicing every inch of John’s amazing body. John face-fucks Ash, who takes it with a smile, begging John to blow the load right in his mouth.” Sounds like the guy’s got a future in the big biz! For more info, visit JakeCruise.com.

August 23, 2010

Short Takes: GAYVN Noms Released…and More

AVN Media Network made it official early last week and announced the nominees for this year’s GAYVN Awards. Lucas Entertainment led with 15 nominations, the majority going to its Inside Israel and Wall Street. Raging Stallion Studios followed with 14 nominations, mainly for its Focus/Refocus. “We had an impressive number of pre-nominations this year from across the spectrum,” AVN COO Janet Gibson says. “The nominating committee was tireless in its efforts to whittle the list down to a manageable size, but…difficult decisions had to be made.” (Full disclosure: Vince is serving as a GAYVN judge.) Gibson added that two categories were dropped this year and bareback movies would not be eligible for consideration, though they might be added next year. Later in the week, AVN made more news with the addition of four new categories that will be decided by fans: Best Top, Best Bottom, Best Versatile (that about covers it) and Overall Fan Favorite (let the Twitter campaigns begin!). To vote for your man, click here. The 12th Annual GAYVN Awards will take place on Friday, September 24, at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. They will be hosted by comedian Alec Mapa and be presented by NakedSword the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair. For a complete list of nominees, click here.…In porn star news, we have an update on former bondage star Mikey Verdugo. It was just two years ago that we told you about this Florida police officer who did a movie, Rope Rituals, for kink director Tom “Ropes” McGurk under the name Jeremy Wess back in the mid-’90s. Verdugo went on to appear on as a contestant on HGTV’s Design Star reality show. When Verdugo’s employer discovered his porn past, he was suspended and eventually dismissed from the police force. Now, Verdugo, 36, has been placed on one-year probation and will be able to keep his police certification. He is also suing over his dismissal and that case will come up in November. Soldier on, stud!…On a more upbeat note, Falcon star Aden Jaric took to his Twitter to say that he’s moving on and will be shooting a scene for the first time with someone other than his ex, Jordan Jaric. “I’ll be filming my first video [since] the breakup!” Jaric wrote. “Falcon Studios, of course!” So who’s the lucky bottom (or is that top!?) to appear with adorable Aden? None other than (over) XXXposed star Steven Daigle. The scene films this week.…And on a final note, porn party boy Mason Wyler (below) got serious last week by announcing on his blog that he is HIV-positive. “I have only myself to blame,” he writes. “I have HIV and it kind of sucks.” Wyler has appeared in numerous films for major studios, including Falcon, Titan and Jet Set Men, in addition to Web work for Suite 703 and Next Door Entertainment. Raging Stallion head Chris Ward jumped in to support the beleaguered star with an offer to work for his studio. “Raging Stallion practices safe sex on all of its video shoots,” Ward says. “HIV status should not be an issue when shooting porn if the actors are using condoms and using common sense. [We] would love to shoot Mason Wyler in an upcoming movie. He is a great actor and I have always wanted to work with him.” Wyler has not responded to the offer or much of the controversy surrounding him after an industry blog war erupted last week. Nuff said.

August 20, 2010

Seen: Michael Brandon on Bad Boys Cruise


PHOTO BY VINCENT LAMBERT

When cameras go crazy! Look what we just found on our camera following last month’s post about Will Clark’s Bad Boys on the Hudson 7 event. Somehow this provocative shot of porn superstar Michael Brandon getting very busy with fisting newcomer Lance Navarro slipped our mind—and our disc! Check out those two hot sweaty bods getting ready to un…er, never mind. Which reminds us: When is Michael making another movie!? Happy weekend, guys!

August 18, 2010

Event: COLT Men Play P-Town Tonight


The studs of COLT Studio Group are primed and ready to hit Provincetown—and just in time for Carnival! The Paramount’s Vault leather night will host manly COLT Men Brenden Cage, Danny Drake and John Magnum tonight, August 18. The following day, they will headline the COLT/Crown & Anchor Carnival float, which will travel out-loud-and-proud down Commercial Street. Later, the buff guys will once again dance the night away at Paramount. Sounds like fun, no? Well, faithful fans can look for Vince among the masses, as he is journeying to the Little Fishing Village as we type. See you there, guys!

August 17, 2010

Guy Candy: Jesse Jordan


Where the hell did Jesse Jordan come from? And how did he get so frickin’ cute!? We know that the flexible twink did this movie for COLT last year, but now he really gets to strut his stuff in two scenes (one’s a threeway) with Brent Corrigan (not exactly a slouch in the looks department either) in Dirty Bird Pictures’ new Brent Corrigan’s Heat. But Brent isn’t alone in his heatedness! Jordan delivers in an especially impressive duo that was shot in steamy Palm Springs. The young cuties suck and rim and do all those fun things that young cuties do, and they even manage a believable if acrobatic flip-flop fuck. After all, Jesse is kinda known for being a contortionist! For more information, visit DirtyBirdPictures.com.

August 16, 2010

Short Takes: Robert Van Damme Gets New Management…and More


More news from the Robert Van Damme comeback! The porn superstar has informed VincentLambert.com exclusively that he has decided to sign a management deal with superagent David Forest. Van Damme, who has worked with Fabscout in the past, says that he’s ready for “a new start, some fresh air. I know David for a long time, and we have worked together before.” Forest, who is back in a big way with the recent signings of both Jason Adonis and Antton Harri to his Premiere Artists agency, tells us that he will be handling all bookings for Van Damme. “Robert still wants to do roles for other studios besides his own,” Forest says, “plus he loves performing live and is so great at it.” Van Damme will collaborate with Forest for a night of Cocktails With the Stars at Micky’s in late September. He also recently formed a new company, Robert Van Damme Presents (which is in no way affiliated with his former RVD Films), for the release of Dirty Muscle, a movie he filmed last year with director Gino Colbert. “RVD Films is history,” Van Damme adds, “and I need to move on. Dirty Muscle will come out first on VOD and then be distributed on DVD by Boulevard in the fall.” The film will also be available on the stud’s newly relaunched RobertVanDamme.net. He promises that it will be “the best muscle movie on the market. Not too many producers could put this together.” And with a cast that includes Matthew Rush (in his farewell pornformance!?), Tyler Saint, Rob Romoni, Josh Griffin (also retired), Skye Woods and Paul Stag (on the receiving end of a gang bang), we see what he means!…Speaking of Video On Demand, Channel 1 Releasing has announced a new feature on its Web site called Cock Watch that will bring fans the hottest new content only days after its been shot. Internet subscribers will get to see exclusive scenes in streaming video before they are available anywhere else. The feature kicks off with an all-new duo featuring C1R exclusive Brent Everett and Jake Lyons, and a new scene will be added weekly. C1R is also teasing a new Web soap opera (most likely penned by C1R publicist Jason Sechrest) that will include big helpings of both sex and drama (shades of Jet Set Men’s recent VOD entry Wet Palms?). In the meantime, check out Cock Watch at C1R.com.…Meanwhile, on your phone, Pantheon Productions has announced the launch of a mobile version of its HotOlderMale daddy site. Pantheon has teamed up with Barcelona-based Spankmo Mobile to bring scenes featuring Zak Spears, Tim Kelly and Nick Moretti, among others, to your cell phone. “We know delivering to mobile devices is the wave of the future in the adult industry,” says Chris Roma, director of Pantheon. “Guys on the go can now view our content in a high-quality, easily accessible format wherever they are.” The new site can be accessed by using a mobile device and going to m.hotoldermale.com. And hang on for the mobile version of PantheonBear.com later this summer.

August 13, 2010

Sneak Peek: Police Academy Gangbang


Okay, uniform fetishists, here’s a first look at the cover of Jet Set Men’s latest gang bang movie. Following in the hallowed footsteps of Pizza Boy Gangbang, this time it’s Police Academy Gangbang. Director Chris Steele is at the helm of this new release featuring Jet Set exclusives Josh Logan, Marcus Steele, Andrew Blue and Dylan Roberts, plus Jason Adonis (who is back being repped by David Forest), Topher DiMaggio, Brandon Bangs, Davin James, Steven Daigle and Landon Mycles (below), who is once again a free agent. The movie is set for a September release. For more info, visit JetSetMen.com.


August 12, 2010

Seen: Clay Maverick and Rod Barry at Cocktails


PHOTOS COURTESY TBALL

No way! Look who showed up for Clay Maverick’s big return to the big biz at Micky’s last week. Do our eyes deceive us or is that the one and only porn legend Rod Barry!? It must have been the night for gay porn superstar returns because both classic screen studs showed up at Cocktails With the Stars in West Hollywood. Featured guest Maverick, who so kindly gave us his comeback interview, was promoting his new Web site and the future best-seller he’s writing. It also looks like he’s getting back to fighting weight! (see below) Meanwhile, dedicated fans know that Barry has taken a step back from the industry to work on some personal issues and has been living away from Los Angeles. We must say that he’s a sight for sore eyes. Keep up the good work, bb. Also seen: Alessio Romero, Alexsander Freitas, Lex Sabre and, of course, host Scotty B. Cocktails With the Stars unspools every Thursday night at Micky’s, and as we reported, they have a big September planned. Stay tuned.

August 11, 2010

Sneak Peek: Tattooed Twinks: Turning 21


Cutie patootie Chris Porter kicks off his exclusive contract with Raging Stallion Studios in a joint venture for Twinks.com. Tattooed Twinks: Turning 21 is the perfect vehicle for Porter (top photo), who is tattooed and a twink! (Is he even 21 yet, though!?) The upcoming release also features Jake Austin (above), Darin Silvers (below), Keith Conner, Ryan Matthews, Tristan Sterling and Danny Brooks. Director Gio Caruso filmed this sure-to-be twinktastic epic on location in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information, visit RagingStallion.com.

August 10, 2010

News: DV8 Casting Adds New Talent


Three new performers are jumping into the gay porn pool. DV8 Casting has announced the signing of Trent Locke (above from left), Jackson Kale and Vince Ryan. These latest additions mark a move by the agency to include models who hail from places other than the West Coast (though Locke is L.A.-based). Kale brings his nine-incher from our own NYC, and Ryan (nice pit, dude) is a Chicago native who has worked for Corbin Fisher. “More and more companies, especially Web-based, are popping up all over the map,” DV8 founder, publicist and blogger Jason Sechrest says. “So it’s great to be able to branch out and have more accessibility in multiple cities.” But don’t think that Jason will add just any old porn star to his elite roster. He intends to make good on his word to never represent more than 20 models at the same time. (Does the same rule apply for gang bangs!?) “These performers don’t just get someone to book the work when they come aboard DV8 Casting, they get a manager and full-time publicist,” he adds. To view all of Sechrest’s porn star talent, visit DV8Casting.com.

August 9, 2010

Short Takes: Wet Palms Returns…and More


In case you missed it, Wet Palms is back. It seems like only yesterday, or a couple of years ago, that Jet Set Men released a highlights DVD from the gay porn soap opera centered around the lives of the residents of a West Hollywood hotel. Well, if you didn’t see that (or the film series in its original release in 2004–05), then you have another chance. All nine episodes of Wet Palms are now available online for Download-To-Own. Each GAYVN Award–winning episode is presented in its entirety with all the campy dialogue and hard-core sex intact, and you can now enjoy it on your iPhone, iPod, Zune or computer. The ensemble cast included Rod Barry (above), Rob Romoni (now Jet Set’s director of casting and marketing), Michael Soldier, Gabriel Knight, Brad Benton, Jason Ridge, Cody Cash and Bret Wolfe, plus cameos by Chi Chi LaRue, Sharon Kane, Andrew Addams and Chad Donovan. “Making Wet Palms was so much fun,” Romoni recalls. “Some of my best memories in porn are from being on those sets. The hysterical scenes are even funnier on an iPhone!” For more information, visit JetSetMen.com.…Awards season is almost upon us. If you care, nominations are now being accepted for the Cybersocket Web Awards. This annual event celebrates the best of the LGBT community online. Outstanding Web sites are recognized for their achievements in two categories: Surfers Choice and Industry Choice. Online nominations for both are open from now until September 30. And listen up, ’cause we’re only gonna say this once: If you visit and enjoy VincentLambert.com on a daily basis and would like to nominate it for Best Porn Blog, please feel free to do so by clicking here. Thank you. That is all.…In other awards news, if anyone is keeping track, the nominations for the GAVYN Awards, set for September 24 in San Francisco, have been pushed back to August 20. No reason was given. Speaking of which, Vince got the call to duty last week and was asked to serve as a GAYVN judge (for the 12th time!). Bring it on, bbs!…Porn people are talking—or at least director Michael Lucas is. The Lucas Entertainment president and CEO has penned a new op-ed piece for The Advocate titled “Marriage Is a Bad Word.” Lucas writes, “I don’t believe that our fight for marriage is the fastest way to real equality. My heart doesn’t beat faster when I see a couple clad in black and white marching down an aisle, and I don’t feel sentimental when I hear a couple exchange the mostly empty promises of the traditional marriage ceremony.” In light of the recent overturn of Prop 8 in California, this column is a must-read. To see the controversial star’s comments in full, click here.…Now he’s not a porn person, but he is a porn fan. Director John Waters, who is doing his one-man show, This Filthy World, in Provincetown on August 20, just did a sitdown with our buddy and Vidioview.com colleague Mark Adams. The Role Models author discusses his hit movies, such as Hairspray and Cry-Baby, and their Broadway counterparts, plus why Oprah and Ellen aren’t ready to have him on their shows to discuss gay porn. To read the interview, click here.

August 6, 2010

Event: Robert Van Damme and Other Top Stars Set for Cocktails in the Forest at Micky’s


Superstar Robert Van Damme continues his return to the top of the porn industry. This week, the Czech stud has done a brand-new photo shoot (pics seen here exclusively for the first time) and signed a distribution deal for his new company (Dirty Muscle on the way! More next week). Talent manager David Forest also announced that he’s snagged the Private Party star for one of the nights at his upcoming month at Micky’s. This will be Van Damme’s first public appearance since he was released from jail last month.

We spoke to Forest last night for all the lowdown on his big September at Micky’s (8857 Santa Monica Blvd.) in West Hollywood. He tells us that this is the 15th time in 11 years that he’s booked the event (the first time was way back in December 1999 when our buddy Will Clark was the host) with some of the biggest names in gay porn, who also just happen to be on his talent roster. This year’s Cocktails in the Forest will take place over five consecutive Thursdays in September from 6 to 9 pm and, as always, be hosted by the lovely and talented Scotty B. And remember, kids, there is never an admission charge.

Here’s the lineup of gay porn Who’s Who slated to appear:

September 2: Diesel Washington, Marc Williams and Antton Harri, plus blogger Zachary Sire from TheSword.com

September 9: Screen stud Johnny Castle and Cody Cash (fresh out of jail…again!), plus singer/songwriter Tristan Hutchinson

September 16: Channel 1 Releasing co-owner/director Chi Chi LaRue, Samuel Colt and Steven Daigle

September 23: Forest’s special tribute to the GAYVN Awards featuring Robert Van Damme and Twinklight newcomer Jayden Ellis

September 30: XXX legend Zeb Atlas

Industry vet Ms. Forest is making noises that this might be his farewell to booking a Micky’s month, so when September comes, you guys better get yourselves down there to check out the talent. To view Forest’s own YouTube announcement of the event (and who would want to miss his latest Hawaiian shirt!?), click here, or visit ThePremiereArtists.com.


August 4, 2010

Interview Exclusive: Clay Maverick Returns


Clay Maverick loves a challenge. That’s why the porn superstar has decided to make his latest return to the industry into a sort of Biggest Loser contest. When we last spoke to Maverick in 2002, he was primed for another comeback in the award-winning classic White Trash. After making a name for himself in the mid-1990s working for major studios such as Falcon, COLT and Studio 2000 in films such as Hard Focus, Big Timber and Carnal Intentions, Maverick decided to take a break from the big biz and return to school.

“I was a manic,” Maverick recalls of his first splash. “I did a lot of partying, spent a lot of money.” So the Seattle native made a move to Denver to study interior design. He got his degree and started working for a firm there. In 2002, he stuck his toes back in the water with a couple of movies, including White Trash, but soon returned to his legit career. When the economy started going south, Maverick was laid off from his job. He went back to Seattle in 2006 and started his own design company. “It’s a pain in the ass,” he says. “I’m more of a creative guy, not much of a businessman.”

But that creativity gave him the idea to write a book about his life and the years he spent in and around the porn industry. “I’ve got some crazy stories, man,” Maverick promises. “People won’t believe some of the stuff that went on in the old days. I’m writing this book to get my side of the story out—how I got into the business, the go-go dancing at clubs, making movies, all of it.” The book, titled Going Out on Top, will be serialized by the chapter on Amazon and through Maverick’s own Web site starting the end of this month.

And the prospect of writing his autobiography soon gave him the idea to make another comeback. “I decided I need to get my face back out there,” Maverick says. He realized how much the industry had changed in his absence and that new fans might need to be reminded about his contributions of more than a decade ago. “I think doing a few solo scenes will help with that, and they won’t cross any lines with my partner. It’s all about building awareness.”

(Note: Maverick is still as cagey about his sexual orientation as he was in 2002. He refers to having a partner but declines to elaborate or even divulge a gender.)

So, in a bid to reenter the industry, he decided to contact some of the studios he once worked for. “I went out in my backyard and my partner took some pics of me,” he says. “I decided to send them out and see if anyone was interested in hiring me.”

Now, the last time Maverick resumed his career, there was no Twitter, no blogs and no bitchy bloggers documenting his every move. Recent photos of the former Adonis, who is now 34, surfaced and showed him to be a bit, er, bloated. Then COLT Studio Group rejected him with a curt “keep working out and then contact us.” Maverick was surprised at the reaction. “I barely even looked at the pictures,” he recalls. “I knew I wasn’t in the best shape of my life, but I just e-mailed them out. It’s funny—when I was at my most lean back in the day, I was also doing speed and at my most unhealthy!” So was he hurt by some of the online comments about his appearance? “People are always gonna talk crap,” he says. “I’m used to it. In fact, I love snarky comments and I’m not easily offended.”

And he ended up using that criticism as inspiration to reinvent himself. “Being rejected was a great way to show what it’s like to get back into shape,” he says. The result is a new blog, Clay Maverick’s Ask a Porn Star, which documents his progress on a weekly basis. “I decided just for fun to become like a living experiment!”

And part of that experiment means hitting the gym and the weights. “I know exactly what to do,” Maverick says with confidence. “I know exactly how my body works. I started lifting weights in seventh grade. I have started doing more bodybuilding, shaping for symmetry. Sure, I’m dieting a bit and eating more healthfully, but it’s about moving the muscle around.”

Maverick predicts it will take him about two months to be ready to submit new audition pics. In the meantime, he’s looking pretty fine (see new exclusive photo above) for his first personal appearance since 2003 when he returns to Cocktails With the Stars at Micky’s in West Hollywood this Thursday, August 5. “Honestly, I don’t know what to expect,” he says. “I haven’t done an appearance in so long, but I’m excited.”

Maverick says that he’s looking forward to seeing fans—old and new—and plunging back into an industry that first welcomed him in 1997. “Sure, things have changed,” he says, “but the industry is still made up of all kinds of interesting characters. With my book, I hope to show the funny aspects of the business, but also bring some compassion for the performers. After all, they’re just humans too.”

And humans pick themselves up and put themselves back together when the going gets tough. Clay Maverick will finish his book and film his comeback scene soon. Count on it.

August 3, 2010

News: Deep Throat Play Set for NYC Stage


A porn classic is set to hit the boards, and veteran gay porn director Jerry Douglas is at the helm. The Deep Throat Sex Scandal is a new play by David Bertolino, and it will have its off-Broadway debut this fall. The show tells the story of the (straight) porn epic that was made in 1972 and grossed more than $600 million (!) at the box office. It promises to take viewers behind the scenes and into the “secret world of adult filmmaking.” Sounds racy! And GAYVN Hall-of-Famer Douglas, who brought us mayjah films such as The Back Row, More of a Man, Flesh & Blood, Dream Team, BuckleRoos and Brotherhood, is just the man to do it justice. Deep Throat is also the movie that made superstars out of the legendary Linda Lovelace and the hot, hairy Harry Reems. (The late actress was also the subject of a rock opera in Los Angeles in 2008.) Actors Lori Gardner and Malcolm Madera, who play Lovelace and Reems, are pictured below. The Deep Throat Sex Scandal is set to premiere Sunday, October 10, at 45 Bleecker Street Theatre in New York City. For more information, visit deepthroattheplay.com.

August 2, 2010

Short Takes: Landon Mycles Ends Jet Set Contract…and More


A Jet Set man has flown the coop. Head honcho Chris Steele has confirmed to VincentLambert.com that onetime exclusive Landon Mycles (above) ended his contract with the studio last month. “I don’t like to keep exclusives past a year,” Steele says. “He’s a great kid, beautiful boy, good performer.” Mycles, who has appeared in films such as Getting Levi’s Johnson, Pizza Boy Gangbang and Locker Room Spy Guy, has a few scenes in the can that are yet to be released. Steele adds that Mycles will also appear in the upcoming Police Academy Gangbang. In the meantime, the 21-year-old model has returned to performing under his previous name of Marcus Mojo and just shot a scene for Next Door Male. We have a feeling this won’t be the last we see of Mycles or Mojo!…Another week, another chance to watch porn on your phone. Spankmo Mobile has announced the launch of a live cam product for mobile devices. SpankmoLive.com offers full-motion high-quality video and live chat together on your iPhone. Membership is free to register, and no app store or download is necessary. “We have been working on the best cam solution for some time,” says Alan Westenbroek, co-founder of Spankmo. “It’s a fantastic user experience. We’ll be offering co-branded cam sites with our studio partners in the near future as well.” So don’t hang up, readers.…Did anyone see that crappy sequel to Sex and the City? Was it even possible to make a worse movie than the original!? Well, we’re hearing that Las Vegas–based director Afton Nills is putting together a new gay porn version, and we’re sure it will be prettier than Sarah Jessica. The title is Twinks and the City, and Nills has lined up a cast of top-notch twinks: Ashton Rush is set for the Carrie Bradshaw role; Brice Carson will play the male version of Charlotte; Kayden Daniels will be Miranda (is he a redhead?); and adorable newcomer Jayden Ellis (below) will re-create the role of Samantha. How’s that for typecasting? Ellis, who is 21 and hails from Columbus, Georgia, has previously appeared in Nills’ Twinklight. He tells us that he has three new movies coming out soon and is currently in Los Angeles filming City. “I’m superexcited about it,” Ellis says. “This cast fits their parts to a T! We have a great group energy and play off each other very well.” The tall, smooth cutie adds that he would “honestly like to be able to create a name for myself in the industry and grow not only in porn but as a person in real life as well.” He also revealed that he has a major underwear fetish and cum fetish. “But I get turned on most by somebody who just wants to have fun.” Spoken like a true Samantha! To visit Jayden’s blog, click here.