July 31, 2009

Seen: Mark Dalton on the Road

Mark Dalton’s Busting Out All Over Tour premiered last weekend in NYC, and from what we saw and heard, the Southern stud still has the magic touch with an audience. It’s been a long three years since the porn superstar stepped onto a stage (to learn where he’s been, ahem, read our exclusive interview), but you would never know it. His performance at Splash on Friday (following his appearance on The Derek and Romaine Show) drew raves from the likes of Will Clark (who took this racy video, which was banned from YouTube) and on Saturday, Dalton helped the Bonham Exchange, in San Antonio, celebrate its 28th anniversary in style. This weekend (tonight and Saturday), Meteor in Houston will be the site of Mark’s latest dancefest. Guess he likes staying close to his home state of Texas. But don’t worry, the tour continues, and who knows? He might be coming to a town near you. For more information, visit MarkDaltonXXX.com and ThePremiereArtists.com.

July 30, 2009

Seen: Bad Boys on the Hudson on Final Cruise


It’s farewell to the high seas for the Bad Boys on the Hudson. The sixth (and final) cruise set sail last Sunday, July 26. Founder Will Clark and his guys, including Mike Dreyden and Torez (above), got cozy with passengers and one another, despite some torrential rain that fell right before boarding. But the Queen of Hearts boat, which hosts the weekly Sea Tea party, braved the elements, as did the horny cast and guests. There was dinner, dancing (DJ Phillip Kimball spun the tunes) and an auction. The event helped raise funds for Team Eagle, which is taking part in the Braking the Cycle charity ride from Boston to New York in September. Seen: Jase Woodruff, Tyger Hudson, Duke Rivers, Jonny Mack, Colin Steele, plus veteran porn stars Enrico Vega and Spike. So long, Bad Boys!

July 29, 2009

Event: Van Damme Live in Atlanta Tonight!

Porn superstar Robert Van Damme got in touch this week to let us know that he’s hitting the road for some upcoming tour dates. First up, Hotlanta (do they still call it that!?) tonight for an appearance at Blake’s on the Park (227 10th Street) at midnight, then shows in Orlando (August 8) and Milwaukee (September 4). Van Damme has been keeping busy with his RVD Productions. The studio’s new film is titled Cocks in Paradise and stars Van Damme along with Matthew Rush and is co-directed by Gino Colbert (we’re giving readers an exclusive first peek at the très tropical cover below), and Robert tells us that it’s his best yet. He says it’s even better than Private Party 3 (the movie in which he bottoms for Tyler Saint, so this has got to be good, people!). Van Damme also mentioned that he has traded scenes with Nick Capra for content that will appear on both their Web sites. “I think the scene is brilliant,” he says. “Nick bottomed for me, and he took it like a soldier! I really enjoyed the afternoon, and [director] Jett Blakk was behind the camera, so I knew it would turn out fantastic!” The muscle hunk also revealed that he is working on a secret project that would shoot in NYC in September. So stay tuned for more on that. In the meantime, go see this superstud live. He’s known for giving his all onstage and for rewarding his audience with lots of complimentary DVDs, T-shirts and assorted swag. For more information, visit RobertVanDamme.net.

July 28, 2009

News: Mark Dalton Plugs Tour on Radio Show


In case you haven’t heard, Mark Dalton is busting out all over. Or at least that’s the title of his new dance tour, which kicked off in New York City last weekend. The porn superstar flew into town from Texas to shake his moneymaker at Splash on Friday night, then it was back home for a show on Saturday at the Bonham Exchange in San Antonio. These were his first live appearances in three years, so no wonder they caused a fuss. But before he took to his go-go box, the 29-year-old bodybuilder stopped by The Derek and Romaine Show on Sirius OutQ 109.

Dalton gave a brief but fun interview (and we know the guy has a lot to say because he gave his very first post-prison sit-down to VincentLambert.com), and topics of conversation ranged from Mark’s spray-on tan to his many new tattoos (which he got in Miami, not jail!). Romaine seemed to be especially taken with one of a cute little bunny rabbit on Dalton’s right arm. (After the show, Mark gave us a closer look and revealed that the word inscribed inside the bunny is his three-year-old daughter’s name.) Of course Derek and Romaine got around to questioning Dalton about his time in prison (“The food and company sucked,” he said) and whether he plans a return to on-screen sex work (“I’m a good boy,” he said. “It’s just not my thing.” Sorry, guys!).

Then, after taking off his shirt (hawt!) and posing for some pictures, Dalton was off, returning to his hotel to rest up for that night’s gig at Splash, where he got a respectable turnout (although the two drug dealers we watched get arrested on the sidewalk outside were less than respectable, but that’s another post. More later this week). For additional dates on the Busting Out All Over Tour, visit MarkDaltonXXX.com and ThePremiereArtists.com.

July 27, 2009

Short Takes: Levi Poulter Is the Man…and More

There’s a new man at MenatPlay.com. The British online studio has named a winner in its model search, and the lucky guy is Levi Poulter (above). (Or are we the lucky ones because we get to see him naked!?) The 34-year-old stud (aka Miami Levi) beat 10 other finalists to take the prize. Poulter modeled in Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren fashion ads before deciding to whip out his tool for porn work. “With his modeling background, Levi will be the ultimate addition to MenatPlay and the perfect way to launch this new era for us,” says Adrian Wilkie, a spokesperson for the Web site. Buffed blond Levi is currently in London doing the first photo shoots as part of his exclusive one-year contract. MenatPlay.com is being relaunched next month with high-resolution stream and an expanded community section with member video sharing.…The first-annual FlavaMen Blatino Awards has announced its premier group of nominees. The erotic award for and by men of color, which is sponsored by FlavaMen Magazine, allows fans to pick their favorite porn star, studio, film, Web site, club and more. But we’re hearing that everyone isn’t exactly thrilled with the choices. New York–based Pitbull Productions has declined its nominations, saying that it has a history of legal issues with the show’s producer. (Pitbull was nominated in two categories: Best Studio and Best Latin DVD.) Oh well, the show will still go on. Deadline for voting is August 10, and awards will be handed out at a ceremony during Atlanta Black Pride Celebration on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. To cast your vote, visit BlatinoAwards.com.…Two more porn stars may be on the comeback trail. Veteran stud Michael Vincenzo (below) is the latest model to throw his hat back in the ring. Vincenzo has signed with DV8 Casting in a bid to work again. The onetime Titan Media and Raging Stallion Studios exclusive currently resides in Orlando, Florida, but is planning a trip to Los Angeles and is open to offers from any takers. There are also rumblings that Brandon Lee, who recently moved back to West Hollywood (good sign!), might be making a return to on-screen sex. Lee, a former military man, is one of the rare Asian models in the biz and has starred in several movies, including [2] for the Taking, Bolt and Wicked. He hasn’t performed in gay porn in three years while pursuing a culinary career. Welcome back, guys!

July 24, 2009

Event: Bad Boys Cruise Sails Off Into Sunset

The Bad Boys on the Hudson cruise is set to take its sixth and final sail this Sunday, July 26. (We don’t know why it’s the final. We asked founder Will Clark and he’s not telling. Maybe after throwing five Bad Boys Pool Parties in Los Angeles, five in Palm Springs, three Bad Boys Burlesque shows in San Francisco and raising half a million dollars for various charities, the old gal needs a rest!) Clark and his guests—porn stars Mike Dreyden, Tyger Hudson, Duke Rivers and Jonny Mack, plus go-go stud Torez and Mr. New York Leather 2009 Jase Woodruff—will hit the high seas one last time. DJ Phillip Kimball will spin and dragster Amanda Takehometomother will raise funds for Team Eagle’s Braking the Cycle ride. The cast will be wearing jockstraps that will be auctioned off later (after they’re all sweaty, grimy and covered with fingerprints), and photographer Joe Oppendisano has donated a print for the auction. (VincentLambert.com will also be digging deep into our porn inventory to donate some swag for the always-fun raffle goodie bags.) We’ve done this cruise before and before that. This has got to be the horniest boat in the fleet. So, all aboard and we’ll see you there! Boarding starts at 6 pm at Pier 41, and the boat leaves the dock at 7:30 pm and returns at 10 pm. For more information, visit willclarkworld.com, and for tickets, go to seatea.com.

Movie Review: Dealers


Director: Roman Senko.
Cast: Jiri, Thomas, Pavel, Jan, Erik, David, Robert.

The shady characters of Dealers hang out in a seedy bar and play video games. They sit at little tables and whip out big bags of cocaine. They also seduce the bartender into having sex with them. At least that’s what happens in the first scene. Three models from the Czech Republic act like scumbags, wheeling and drug dealing, then one of them grabs the bartender and starts making out with him. Soon the four men are going at it right there on the video machines. There’s the usual sucking, fucking and cumming, eventually right on the video machine! Next, two horny cops accost a nerdy businessman (the “plot” is hard to decipher as there are no subtitles) and spank him on top of a Star Trek video game. The cops blow him, he blows them but in a twist, the bespectacled twink winds up on top (and he keeps his glasses on for both the oral and the anal!). This studious stud also delivers a major cum shot. In the final scene, two cuties play a race car game at the video arcade before playing with each other. They are young and thin, but someone should have taught them how to kiss. Their butterfly tonguing is almost as annoying as the dreadful disco soundtrack that pounds throughout the movie. In a puzzling ending, they are taken away in handcuffs. Guess these dealers will have to deal with prison. Sequel, anyone? (Galaxia Entertainment)

Reprinted from
GAYVN magazine (2009)

July 23, 2009

News: Bruno Gmünder to Release Falcon Book

International publishing house Bruno Gmünder is paying tribute to Falcon Studios with an extensive 400-page photography book titled Ultimate Falcon. It will feature images from the historic studio and tell the story of Falcon, including how Chuck Holmes founded the company. “The look that was shaped with these pictures is by now legendary and an unmistakable signature: male, muscular dreams-come-true, portrayed in high-gloss style,” a Bruno Gmünder rep says. Featured porn stars include classic studs such as Al Parker and Casey Donovan and recent models like Brent Corrigan and Matthew Rush. “These 400 pages of male flawlessness prove in a spectacular way that the exciting blend of sex appeal with a glamorous aesthetic has often been copied but never reached by anyone but Falcon.” (Okay, so that’s a massive overstatement, but this dude is trying to sell product—that’s his job!) The book will be available in Europe next month and is slated for an American release in October. For more information, visit BrunoGmuender.com.

July 22, 2009

Guy Candy: Shane Risk in Taken

Newcomer Shane Risk is causing a commotion with his first movie, Taken: To the Lowest Level. We knew that this tiny treat was something special when we met him in L.A. recently (and we mean tiny!). But the 5-foot-4 Risk is big in all the right places, and that’s why director Chi Chi LaRue and Channel 1 Releasing snatched up the 21-year-old twink for the leathery new sex epic, which also stars C1R exclusives Johnny Hazzard, Blake Riley (now retired, sob!) and Jeremy Bilding, plus Phillip Aubrey, Diesel Washington (retired as well? no!), Derek da Silva, Josh West, Lucas Knowles, Dominic Pacifico, Adam Killian, Chad Manning, Zack Jamison, Zane Jacobs, David Taylor, Luke Cassidy and Mitchell Rock. In the film, Risk bottoms for hunky Tyler Saint. But there are many more good things in this small package. Risk, who hails from Maryland, is also a talented singer and songwriter. You can check out his music at shanerisk.blogspot.com (personal fave: “Flight 527 to Phoenix”). And the diminutive dude, who was recently named one of the top 50 porn stars by Cybersocket magazine, is making his go-go debut tonight at Here Lounge in West Hollywood. So keep your eye on this one. There’s nothing like a creative porn star to get us going! For more on Taken: To the Lowest Level, visit www.C1R.com.

July 21, 2009

News: Bel Ami/Corbin Fisher Debut First Scene

BelAmiOnline and Corbin Fisher have released the first scene in their well-publicized collaboration, and it features Luke Hamill from BelAmiOnline and Josh from Corbin Fisher. The scene, which was shot in an old warehouse that was converted into a four-story apartment, is heavy on chemistry as Luke and Josh go at it like they have known each other for years. It starts with the two studs trading blowjobs and eventually leads to Luke fucking Josh in several creative positions that definitely hit the spot. The scene ends with Luke unloading heavily into Josh’s mouth. This is the first of several scenes that the two companies shot earlier this year. The remainder will be released once a month until the end of the year, when they will put out a DVD titled Five Americans in Prague. You can check out Luke and Josh on both BelAmiOnline.com and CorbinFisher.com.

July 20, 2009

Short Takes: Santana’s New Venture…and More

Porn star Jesse Santana (above) is taking on a new role and it’s behind the camera. The former Jet Set Men and current Cockyboys.com exclusive has announced that he is starting a talent management and model training company. Santana will draw on his five years of experience in the jizz biz to launch Jesse’sBoys. “I thought to myself, who better to represent a porn star than a porn star who is in the business, has been in the business and who has sat on both sides of the fence?” Santana says. “So I started Jesse’sBoys. It’s a new generation of male talent. These guys are fresh but very confident because they have been shown the ropes by yours truly.” Jesse’sBoys will focus on providing bookings to adult film companies as well as clubs and bars nationwide. And Santana will supposedly be handpicking the talent for the new venture and coaching them along the way so they are professional in their business dealings. Well, that’s a novel approach! For more information, visit JessesBoys.com.…Pacific Sun Entertainment wants to give customers the biggest bang for their buck, which means that all future productions from the company will be two-disc sets. One disc will feature the full-length hard-core version of the movie; the second disc will have extras including porn star interviews, bloopers and outtakes, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes footage. The price of new releases will not be affected by the upgrade. Upcoming titles this summer include Straight Up Dudes, Bears on the Prowl and Happy Birthday Gang Bang (who wouldn’t want that!?). For more information, visit gaymagix.com.…Guess it’s not enough to be a superstar porn couple. Now we’re hearing that hunky Bruno Bond and Steve Cruz (below) are starting a new Web site called HardFriction.com. And the fuzzy pair is already looking for models, so if you think you’ve got the right stuff, head over and fill out an application. In the meantime, the guys are starring in Raging Stallion’s Menace (in which they allegedly had their first sex ever). Wonder whether they wore promise rings, too!

July 17, 2009

Rewind: Pickle Lickers


Directors: Uncredited.
Cast: Wes Daniels, Dylan Fox, Tony Belmonte, Buster, Chuck Grady, Don Edward, Tony Miles, Jason Broderick, Ron Nelson, Beau David, Sean Carrera, Mark Steel, Grant King, Rob Cryston, B.J. Slater, Flex Gamble, Rickey Parker, York Powers, Rod Abbott, Miguel Perez, Chad Lowe, Giorgio Falconi, Ty Thomas.

The vintage scenes in Pickle Lickers will bring back fond memories of movies and porn stars past. Most of the scenes in this solid compilation are from at least 10 years ago (including a few pre-condom) and feature some familiar faces, including Wes Daniels (so hot and hairy being worked over by two undercover cops in a scene from Body Search), Mark Steel (sporting a scoop-neck tank top for his duo in Cruising Park) and even B.J. Slater (in an early scene with Dylan Fox in The Drifters). The quality of the transfer varies widely here, with lots of fuzzy pictures, discoloration, faded colors and overall graininess, but the integrity of these seminal works remains in tact. There once was a time when making porn was creative, artistic and edgy, almost an act of rebellion, and these 14 classic scenes, weighing in at a whopping four hours, convey that with every bad ’80s hairdo, ripped pair of jeans and squishy waterbed. (HIS Video/Tool Factory)

Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2009)

July 16, 2009

Should Do Porn: Ashley Parker Angel

No, he’s not a gay porn star, but he should be! Just look at that hot bod! We’ve been following blond supercutie Ashley Parker Angel since his days of boy-band fame with O-Town on Making the Band. Who can forget his steamy shower scene? And remember how pervy manager Lou Pearlman (now rotting in jail for shady business dealings) used to show up and leer at the guys? O-Town was a “band” from Florida that was manufactured by MTV for the ABC reality show (before it got all urban with Diddy). The group made two albums before calling it quits. Ashley landed another crap MTV show titled There & Back about his attempts to make it as a solo artist in the music industry (it was also about his relationship with the mother of his son, Lyric). When the couple went bust, he moved to New York and made his Broadway debut as Link in Hairspray. Now, he’s turned up on Twitter (follow us @ VinceLambertNYC) looking buffed and puffed and tan and gorgeous. The guy can carry a tune too, so we may never get our wish, but we still say: Should Do Porn!

July 15, 2009

News: Unzipped Names Freshman Finalists

Unzipped Media has announced the finalists for Freshmen magazine’s Freshman of the Year. For the 14th edition of the popular contest, five of the mag’s top candidates from the past year have been chosen by readers. Here are the lucky guys:

Trent Davis (above) has worked for both RandyBlue.com and Falcon Studios. From the looks of this pic, he knows how to work his awesome butt, too.

Kirk Cummings (below) is an aspiring singer and dancer who has appeared in films for Falcon, Channel 1 Releasing and Hot House.

Zack Randall was voted Freshman of the Year in 2007. He recently signed a multi-scene deal with SaggerzSkaterz Web sites—and quietly broke up with his boyfriend).

Marcus Mojo has modeled exclusively for Next Door Studios and is now working for Jet Set Men.

Dylan McLovin (September 2008) has also worked exclusively for Next Door Studios and now for Jet Set Men. Still love that name!

“The Freshman of the Year issue is an exciting star-making opportunity for the model who’s had the biggest impact on our readers over the past 12 months,” says Winston Gieseke, managing editor for Unzipped Media. “This year the race has been closer than ever before. The competition has been unusually fierce because each one of the five finalists has genuine star potential.”

The Freshman of the Year will be featured on the cover and inside the September 2009 issue of Freshmen magazine. The digital edition and the print issue will both be available on Tuesday, August 18. To see full layouts of the five finalists, visit Menmachine.com.

July 14, 2009

News: Blake Riley to Retire From Gay Porn

Porn star Blake Riley is leaving the building! Our colleague Jason Sechrest of JasonCurious.com is reporting that the Rascal Video/Channel 1 Releasing exclusive has decided to retire from the industry. Riley has been telling friends that he’s “over the whole porn thing” for a while, and his decision may or may not be affected by the fact that he is in a relationship. The onetime Unzipped cover model was discovered by director Chi Chi LaRue and has appeared in numerous films, including Unknown, Chosen, Excess and the newly released Taken: To the Lowest Level and Rascal: A Toy Story. Riley also famously went bi in the controversial Shifting Gears. During his brief time in the big biz, he won Best Newcomer at both the GAYVN and Grabby awards and also had his photogenic butt (see above) molded for the Rascal Toy Line. Riley is still under contract to Channel 1 and the door remains open if and when he changes his mind (as one or two other porn stars, including Benjamin Bradley, have done in the past). For more info on Blake, visit C1R.com.

July 13, 2009

Short Takes: Cybersocket’s Top List…and More

Who’s on top? Cybersocket magazine asks and answers the question with its annual top 50 porn stars list. Associate editor Danny Valle writes, “With new studios and models debuting every day, it can be hard to keep track of who’s on top. Our guide to the top 50 porn stars is by no means complete or impartial, but it does showcase this year’s cast of stars, movers and shakers who have caught our eyes and who stand poised to leave their own distinctive marks on the industry.” There are all the usual suspects and a few surprises (and surprise omissions, but what list worth its salt doesn’t have that?)—Johnny Hazzard, Brent Corrigan, RJ Danvers, Logan McCree (but not bf Vinnie D’Angelo), Steve Cruz (but not Bruno Bond), Blake Riley and, of course, cover model Mason Wyler are all represented. No list would be complete without Mason! Channel 1 Releasing is happy to see its entire roster of exclusive stars named to the list. “I couldn’t be happier for all my boys!” director/C1R partner Chi Chi LaRue says. “They all work so hard and deserve this honor without a doubt.” To see the complete list, visit cybersocket.com.…News of a porn star couple breakup came last week: Screen studs Zack Randall and Derek Rivero have decided to call it quits, and Rivero felt the need to confirm the earth-shattering news with both a press release and a YouTube video. “Recently it has been mutually decided by myself and Zack Randall that it would be in our best interest to officially separate and end our relationship of two years,” he wrote. “This end, however, is not to be analyzed as something of a negative nature for we are still great friends and I wish him much luck and great fortune in any of his future ventures. I ask that this matter be treated discreetly and positively so that all parties involved may resume their lives in a mature and responsible manner.” Rivero then goes on to announce the redesign of his Web site. What movie was this guy in again!?…Speaking of actual porn stars, Sebastian Young may be gone (Lord knows where) but he’s not forgotten. Jet Set Men has compiled all of his best work in the new Sebastian Young: The Collector’s Edition. Scenes from Cock Tease (with Aaron King and Brad Star), Big Dick Society (in which he bottoms for Trevor Knight), the excellent Code Violators (with Cam Kurtz and Derrick Hanson), On Fire! (with Jeremy Hall and Braxton Bond) and others are featured. For more info, visit www.jetsetmen.com.

July 10, 2009

Movie Review: Hot Jocks Nice Cocks, Vol. 3


Jim Steel.
Cast: Rod Daily, Tommy Blade, Dempsey Stearns, Kirk Cummings, Nash Lawler, Tristan Mathews, Jasper St. John, Lee Stephens, Tommy Defendi, Felix Andrews, Victor Steele.

Veteran director Jim Steel is back for another go with his Hot Jocks Nice Cocks series. In this third group of scenes produced for the Internet, the focus is once again on athletes. Cover models Rod Daily and Tommy Blade are baseball players who share a tender makeout session in the locker room. Their excellent kissing is followed by Blade moving directly to Daily’s butthole. From there, they suck and jack. Hairy Dempsey Stearns is running sprints in the gym with cutie Kirk Cummings. When Cummings gets a cramp, Stearns moves in to massage it and ends up topping and delivering a long-distance pop shot. Nash Lawler is a built yoga teacher who stretches client Tristan Mathews before giving him a hard fuck. The high point is Lawler shouting “Motherfucker!” as he jacks on Mathews’ pierced and tattooed chest.

Lee Stephens and Tommy Defendi are working out with bud Jasper St. John, but when the wispy blond can’t keep up, they tell him they’re going to “fuck him like a bitch.” St. John is coaxed (yeah, right!) into blowing them before going bottoms up. He also takes their major loads on his smooth chest. In the final scene, boxing coach Victor Steele gives some pointers to student Felix Andrews. Again, this leads to love—or at least lust—in the locker room. When Steele and Andrews rub their lubed dicks together while kissing and making eye contact, the scene soars. Steele, who has a perfect body, tops and the guys cum on each other. Score! All the scenes here are tightly edited and to the point, and the action is mostly inspired. If fans missed these scenes online, this is a great way for them to catch up. (Suite 703)

Reprinted from GAYVN magazine (2009)

July 9, 2009

News: The Jarics Extend Contract With Falcon

When they’re not busy getting unnecessary cosmetic surgery, Aden and Jordan Jaric spend their time being gay porn’s hottest monogamous couple. Actually, aren’t they the only one? Anyway, the dynamic duo has decided to renew their contract with Falcon Studios, so fans can rest assured that these two cuties will continue to fuck only each other for the foreseeable future. “We initially signed the boys as a sexy publicity gimmick,” says the official Falcon blog, “but they developed such a strong following that we would have been silly to not extend their time with us.” Together the guys have appeared in several titles, including Endless Crush, Best Men, Malibu Heat and the recently released The Trainer. “We’re proud to have them as part of our family and are looking forward to some exciting things coming their way in the next couple of months,” the studio adds. For more information, visit falconstudios.com.

July 8, 2009

New Release: 5 Easy Ways to Fuck…

Jet Set Men’s newest exclusive Adam Campbell (top photo) makes his debut in 5 Easy Ways to Fuck a Straight Guy. Chris Steele directs the hunky Midwesterner, who recently graced the cover of Freshmen magazine, as he gives advice on how to nail the straight guy in your life. The cast of 10 horny and hung models in five hard-core scenes mirrors reality, as each describes himself as “gay-for-pay” in real life. According to Steele, the casting was a conscious decision on his part. “Who could be better to show how to get in a straight boy’s pants than straight guys themselves?” he asks.

Cutie Campbell demonstrates two of the five ways, appearing in the opening scene with Vince Ferelli at the gym and ending it by topping the ever-controversial Patrick Bateman, making his own debut as a bottom on DVD. In between, in a scene inspired by the Internet game of gay chicken played by straight guys, Jet Set exclusive Marcus Steele gets busy with Ryan Rockford and Mason Alexander. Then Cody Carter and Austin Wrigley briefly debate scientific myths before giving in to their hard cocks, and blond twink Jason Pitt shows hairy dude Dempsey Stearns how to relieve stress. For more information, visit www.jetsetmen.com.

July 7, 2009

Press: Unzipped Mag Makes History With Cho

The summer just got hotter, thanks to our friends at Unzipped magazine. The Los Angeles–based monthly has snagged comedian-actress Margaret Cho and Raging Stallion exclusive Ricky Sinz for the cover of its August issue. Cho, who did time as a GAYVN co-host last spring, is not only the first mainstream celebrity to grace the cover of Unzipped, she’s also the first female to ever appear on the face of an Unzipped Media publication.

“Margaret Cho transcends sexual stereotypes,” says Dustin Tyner, group publisher for Unzipped Media. “The energy and sex appeal Margaret and Ricky bring to the article is amazing. The photos are electric [the pair was shot by fashion photographer Trevor O’Shana], and we’re thrilled to have two iconic sexual adventurers on the cover of our Hot Issue.” Chris Ward, president of Raging Stallion Studios, agrees: “What an exciting cover! Ricky Sinz has finally been put in his place, and it took Margaret Cho to do it.…We are going to adopt her as our official Raging Stallion Super Bitch. We love her!”

The special “Hot Issue” also features the latest sex toys, mainstream fashion brands and plenty of sex tips in addition to the usual assortment of gorgeous guys baring all. The issue hits newsstands on Tuesday, July 14. For more photos and information on the cover couple, visit unzipped.net.

Web Watch: Men at Play Holds Model Search

The MenatPlay.com model competition has narrowed the field to 10 finalists, which means that readers get to cast their vote to decide who gets the job. Here you see contestants Marco (above) and Yesson (below). They both look pretty good to us, and either would look hot in a suit and tie (which is what the brand is known for). The winner gets to be the new face of the Web site and lands a contract with the British studio. The big announcement will be made at the MenatPlay Relaunch Party, which will be held at Café de Paris in London on Thursday, July 16. For more info, visit MenatPlay.com.

July 6, 2009

Short Takes: Titan Media Gets Rough…and More

Like it rough? If so, Titan Media has launched a new hard-core fetish line called Rough that will be right up your alley. So far two movies have been shot and released that showcase documentary-style footage with real-life fetish players. The first, Shock Treatment, features Titan exclusive and co-director Tony Buff and takes viewers behind the scenes of the BDSM world (Paul Wilde co-directs). The second, Fist and Piss, promises an extreme ride soaked in spit, piss, lube and cum. Sounds soggy! For more information, visit www.titanmen.com. You can also see the box covers and more there since we had to sort through a slew of pics in order to find just one image that we could show on a family-friendly gay porn site like ours. And no, that is not beer flowing into his mask in the pic above!…Director Chi Chi LaRue and her eponymous West Hollywood emporium have been nominated for the StorErotica Independent Store of the Year Award. This is an annual award that honors the best in the erotic retail industry and is presented by StorErotica Magazine. Who knew? “I’m overjoyed at this news,” LaRue says. “My entire company and I are so honored and thankful that our store is so well received by the public and industry alike.” On our recent L.A. trip, we checked out the new shop on Santa Monica Blvd. and were impressed with the extensive back catalog of product from the Channel 1 Releasing family, not to mention the display of Chi Chi’s awards and the various books, lubes, boas and other products that porn fans can pick up there. The StorErotica Awards will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on September 21.…It was just last week that we mentioned seeing veteran director Jerry Douglas at the Bigger Than Life book event. What we didn’t mention was that Jerry excitedly told us about his planned return to the theater this fall. Now we can share that Douglas will be directing a new play by David Bertolino titled The Deep Throat Sex Scandal. The off-Broadway play, which will open at the Ha! Theater on West 46th Street in September, will delve into the controversial tale of how a hairdresser from the Bronx made a porn movie that went on to gross more than $600 million and helped ignite the sexual revolution in the early 1970s. (It was just last year that the life of deceased Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace was turned into a rock opera in Los Angeles.) Sounds like a perfect match! For more information, visit www.deepthroattheplay.com.

July 3, 2009

Fourth of July Hotness!

Another pic of Mark Dalton, you say? And we say, Why not!? Before we head out for the long Fourth of July weekend, we thought that we would share one more bonus photo of gay porn’s returning superstar, who is hitting the road later this month and gave VincentLambert.com his first interview in three years. (The pic you see above is from his first shoot in the same amount of time.) Special thanks to Mark, agent David Forest and everyone who linked to our exclusive story and photos. It helped last weekend be our biggest traffic weekend ever! And keep reading, guys, because we will be hanging with Mr. Dalton when he appears on The Derek & Romaine Show and then hits up Splash in New York City on Friday, July 24. In the meantime, have a happy, healthy and safe Fourth. Go shoot off…er, some fireworks!

July 2, 2009

Web Watch: Johan Volny Debuts New Site

Czech porn star Johan Volny has launched his own personal Web site. The 24-year-old model has appeared in more than 50 movies for European studios such as AYOR and Eurocreme. He has also toured as a dancer. “I am very proud about my new site,” Volny says, “as it is my very own project, which I developed on my own and also managing on my own. It shows everything about me and gives the best insight view of my (horny) private life. But it shows also all about my cute colleagues and actors.”

Okay, so his English isn’t the greatest. Who cares? If you visit, you’ll see clips of solos, duos and group scenes with Volny and other hairless twinks—all produced and edited by Johan himself exclusively for the site. There are also photo galleries, and a personal blog is on the way in which Volny will report directly from the set of his porn shoots. For more information, visit Johan-Volny.com.

July 1, 2009

Seen: Mike Dreyden & Ricky Sinz at HX Awards


The HX Awards rolled around again for the 18th (!) time last week, just in time for New York City’s Gay Pride festivities. Held at the Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on West 23rd Street, the show featured the usual assortment of drag queens, go-go boys, club promoters and eager readers crowding the open bar and vying for some guacamole dip. Hostess Peppermint ran a tight ship, alternately bitching out the crowd for booing then getting teary when she won the coveted Drag Queen of the Year award. Other winners included Milk for Best Film, Equus for Best Play and Billy Elliot for Best Musical. Mayor Michael Bloomberg even showed up to accept his New Yorker of the Year award and gave an impromptu press conference on the red carpet.

On the porn side of life, we spotted sex stars Mike Dreyden (who plugged his new movie for Titan Media, Bad Conduct) and Ricky Sinz (who is always winning one award or another). Also Seen: Ben Andrews, Spike, Robin Byrd, Hedda Lettuce, soap actor Scott Evans (brother of überhottie Chris) and Broadway baby Nick Adams. Sadly, we’ve just learned that this could be the very last HX Awards ever as late yesterday publisher Matthew Bank released a statement saying that HX Magazine and the hx.com Web site have been sold. He did not say who had bought the properties, only that more information would be available soon. His last issue will hit the stands this Friday, July 3.

First Farrah, then Michael Jackson, now this! Truly the end of an era, kids. Sad face here.