February 15, 2011
Short Takes: Vintage Poole on DVD…and More
One of gay porn’s renowned directors is getting the star treatment. Gorilla Factory Productions is releasing two movies from Boys in the Sand creator Wakefield Poole. The first, Moving!, is the director’s fourth film and is presented uncut for the first time on DVD (it was one of the first gay films to feature fisting). It stars classic screen studs Casey Donovan (above), Val Martin and Peter Fisk. The second, One, Two, Three…, is Poole’s final movie and features JD Slater, Steve Kaye and Dave Connors (whose untimely suicide caused the film to be pulled from theaters). The DVD includes outtakes from the movies and excerpts from the upcoming feature-length documentary Dirty Poole, also being produced by Gorilla Factory. For more information, visit gf-productions.com.…In case you haven’t noticed, it’s awards season in Hollywood, so why shouldn’t gay porn get in on the act? Hey, if these guys weren’t busy slapping one another on the back, what else would they be slapping!? Anyway, while some awards shows last week were rampant with wasted porn stars, dubious outcomes and general chaos (and no nominations for us…cough), the ninth-annual XBIZ Awards were held at the Hollywood Palladium and honored some the big biz’s best and brightest. Although geared mostly toward the straight side of the industry, the XBIZ show did manage to sneak in a few gay categories, including: Superstud Spencer Reed (below) was named Gay Performer of the Year (btw, TheSword.com reported yesterday that Reed will be working solely with boyfriend Phillip Aubrey from now on—sob!); industry vet Joe Gage took Gay Director; Raging Stallion Studio’s Brutal (directed by Tony Dimarco) was named Gay Movie; Gay Studio went to Titan Media (for the fourth year in a row); and Lucas Entertainment was recognized as Gay Web Company. Congrats to all!