It’s impossible to overstate the impact Joe Gage has had on the world we fags live in. His iconic Working Man porn trilogy (Kansas City Trucking Company, El Paso Wrecking Corp, and L.A. Tool & Die) depicted blue collar men
After a dispute with his evil landlord resulted in him becoming homeless, America’s favorite bearded art-loving porn star Colby Keller decided to fulfill his dream of traveling around the country in a van, seeing America, fucking hot boys, and making videos out of it.
In 1973, a 48-year-old New Yorker named Boyd McDonald published the first issue of a small underground zine called Straight-To-Hell. Thanks to its groundbreaking mix of true gay sex stories submitted by readers and news commentary which skewered straight men in positions of power, STH amassed subscribers and fans among horny queers around the world,
At 2109 Broadway, on New York’s Upper West Side, stands the Ansonia Hotel, a building which was once the major destination for horny gay New Yorkers, thanks to the famous den of sin that existed in the building’s basement: the legendary Continental Baths.
When he first started at KinkMen.com in 2008, Van Darkholme had to overcome a bit of a learning curve. “When I first started out here, I would sit up and draw pictures and write dialogue and plan all these bondage suspension ideas,”
The great James Bidgood has five days left to turn his life around. At midnight, on Friday, Bidgood’s first Indiegogo campaign ends, and his attempt to raise $35,000 dollars to fund a new era of erotic artwork will either succeed or it won’t.
Though fans of twink porn like their boys young, innocent, and smooth, Liam Riley’s been growing out his facial hair, rocking more stylish looks, and trying to embody the persona of an older, more mature New Yorker who knows exactly what he wants and how to get it.
During this holiday week, when most of the world’s gay porn stars and directors are on vacation with their two boyfriends, or home with their families who supposedly support everything they do and even watch their porn, I was forced to do what so many other bloggers and columnists before have done before me: make […]
It’s 7:30 PM, Friday night, in SoHo, and I’m at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay Art for the opening night of “Boys of El Barrio”, the first ever retrospective of the work of Dana Bryan, who under the nom de porn Brian Brennan created the celebrated porn brand Latino Fan Club.
It begins like the plot of a porno. The head of the frat devises a humiliating set of things his pledges must bring back to the frat house if they want to get in. Item number 5: “Go to the store and buy all the gay porn magazines they have.” The pledges oblige, of course, […]
Randy Blue is working from home today after an arduous journey back to Los Angeles from New Orleans, where he and a friend spent Thanksgiving weekend. “I spend a lot of time working from home because the staff is shooting,” Randy (his real first name) says, “Sometimes as much as you hate to admit it, […]
Max Cameron had only been dating his porn star boyfriend for about five months when he was brought to the set of Treasure Island Media. “One day he was like, ‘Hey, I have a shoot and I talked to the director and he said if you want to be in it, they’ll pay you and […]
Perusing my local indie comic shop a few weeks ago, I came across a strange comic called Ruff Haus which caught my eye. Its cover featured a strange cartoon cowboy holding a water ski handle and a martini and amusingly lurid headlines like, “Horny Hungarian Honchos,” “Body Dysmorphia on Vacation!”, and “Privileged Youth Driven to […]
In 2001, only a year into his gay porn career, Chad Hunt sat down for a quickie interview with New York fag rag HX. Asked about long-term goals, Hunt replied, “I’d like to milk this porn thing while I am still considered good eye candy.
Blue Bailey is basically done with porn. “I would still explore photography and other media stuff. But actually filming porn I’m kind of over with,” he tells me while getting ready for a Sunday fundraiser to benefit a group at the law school which has become, as expected, his main focus.
Jimmy Fanz gives me a big high-five and a smile when we meet, accidentally, on the corner of 6th Ave and 14th Street. Fanz and his best porn friends, Boomer Banks, Ryan Rose and Rentboy.com’s Sean Van Sant, have been shopping for the past few hours and are about to head into Urban Outfitters to check […]
Only a few months after winning Cockyboys’ So You Wanna Be a Cockyboy? contest, Tayte Hanson made it to the top of The Sword’s “Which 2014 Gay Porn Newcomer Gets You The Hardest?” poll, beating out newcomers like Rocco Steele and Cam Christou.
When he was 16 years old, Ashley Ryder got bored with taking cocks. There had to be something else, he told his friend, something more extreme and exciting, and soon, in a book of erotic drawings, he found an image of an asshole being stretched open, fisted, and a lizard being dangled near the gaping […]
In the heart of New York’s Bowery, a few blocks from sinful early-20th century hotspots like The Slide and Minksy’s Burlesque theater, lives Scott Ewalt, a man who has been a witness, historian, archivist, collector and preservationist of the city’s famously sexual culture.
Since the company’s inception, CockyBoys models have become a ubiquitous presence in New York nightlife, with stars like Chris Harder, Tayte Hanson, and Levi Karter making regular appearances at clubs all over the city, and even hosting their own weekly bash in Hell’s Kitchen.
Sunday, September 7th – In the early afternoon on day two of Brooklyn’s two-day Bushwig drag festival, Jake Dibeler and I are hidden away in a quiet studio at the shambolic Bushwick arts and performance venue Secret Project Robot, talking about his provocative performance work for what he says is the first time.
Though he admits part of his entry into porn was to fuel his ego, daddy porn star Allen Silver doesn’t care whether you think he’s hot. “If you are into hairless slim guys, more power to you,” he says. “But don’t dislike older hairy guys just because they’re not your cup of tea.”
When softcore porn pioneer Radley Metzger spoke at an event in NY after a raucous screening of his 1974 bisexual sex comedy Score this past weekend, the director made a point of singling out the writer who gave his gleeful masterpiece its subversive wit and charge: Jerry Douglas
In a comfortably cozy apartment on New York’s Upper East Side lives a quadruple threat: up-and-coming twunk porn star, boy pageant aficionado, aspiring superstar and the U.S. Marine Corps’ first openly gay rifleman. He sings! He dances! He shoots! He cums! His name is Leo Sweetwood,
It’s fitting that I’m at a restaurant on Bond Street called The Smile, because sitting across from me is a boy who almost never stops smiling: Levi Karter, the wildly popular porn twink from Cockyboys. Levi’s smile seems to stem from a place of contentment with himself, with his identity, with his chosen profession,
More than any other part of a man’s body, I’m obsessed with noses. Specifically the big, strong angular ones. It’s why I always used to melt when the man who would become porn star Adam Ramzi would walk into Akbar or Faultline back when I lived in L.A.
In celebration of the new documentary, I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole, premiering at Outfest this week, and Vinegar Syndrome’s new DVD restorations of Poole’s groundbreaking classics Boys in the Sand, Bijou, Bible! and Take One, our interview with the the 78-year-old porn pioneer continues.
With formulaic gay porn flooding every corner of the web, there could be no better time for the re-emergence of the great Wakefield Poole, the pioneering porn director whose films caused the sexual awakenings of millions of gay men all over the world.
Cyd St. Vincent has his sights set high. In addition to big plans for making a success out of his new porn company, Bonus Hole Boys, which specializes in scenes featuring sexy transmen like himself and hung gay men, Cyd’s also got a celebrity co-star he hopes one day to land. “A lot of people tell me that […]
Walt Whitman begins his famous poem “Song of Myself” with the line, “I celebrate myself, I sing myself.” These words are on my mind as I sit across from Davie, a handsome, muscular, tan young man in his early 30s, who is lying in bed, naked and aroused, celebrating himself for thousands of horny fans […]
In the span of only a few years, Portugese filmmaker Antonio Da Silva has created a collection of innovative, thrillingly dirty queer short films that mix elements of experimental cinema, early gay porn, X-Tube, and surrealism to depict the unique ways gay men have sex today.
Though his name wasn’t called during the Grabby Awards last weekend, porn star Leo Forte isn’t bummed out about his recent trip to Chicago during IML. With a little luck, Forte, one of the industry’s leading fetish performers and BDSM practitioners, may be on the stage next year accepting an award for his work directing NakedSword’s […]
The work of Jürgen Brüning has always been a lightning rod for controversy from the very beginning. In the early days, when he produced and curated films by transgressive cinema icons like Richard Kern and Lydia Lunch, mobs of leftist-feminist-anarchists ransacked his underground theater and spray painted, YOU ARE ALL PIGS on the walls.
Casey Scott and I are dishing about porn over burgers at Astoria’s famous Neptune Diner. The diner, which boasts a giant sign proclaiming “Number 1 Diner in New York City according to the NY Daily News,” is the perfect place for our gab session because despite the polished, clean fixtures, it’s a charming throwback to […]
Austin Wolf has an exit plan, but he won’t give me many details. “I’m superstitious like that. I like what I’m doing at the moment. I think I’ll give it at least a three-year try and I’m about a year and a half in.”
Back in the 70s and 80s, the director used to be a highly exalted figure in gay porn. Auteurs like Joe Gage, William Higgins, and Kristen Bjorn created styles distinctive enough to become brands for a certain type of porn.
“Hi, I’m Rafael. Nice to meet you!” he says, as he shakes my hand and then presses it playfully against his enormous uncut cock, which is jutting out of his open pants. “Um, nice to meet you too,” I stammer, trying to appear cool as I start to pre-cum.
It’s Friday afternoon at the Whitney Biennial, and they’re here to see the crazy Bjarne Melgaard room with all the penises. An ultra-hip Upper-East-Side mommy, her adorable one-year-old boy, and her funky downtown girlfriend pass under a portal, glance around the small room and plop down on a colorful long sofa.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve mostly spoken with porn outsiders like TS Madison or A Bearded Boy whose work exists outside the established, mainstream porn studio structure. This week, I wanted to change things up and talk to someone in that world
“I wanted people to look at it and be like ‘This guy’s alright,’ and then scroll over the next photo and be totally terrified because I have my fist up my ass or something.” Dominic J. Fournier, aka A Bearded Boy, is telling me about the ethos behind his ultra-popular Tumblr site of the same […]
March is shaping up to be a busy month for my friend, director Travis Mathews. First he’s flying to New York this week where his controversial hybrid documentary Interior: Leather Bar is premiering along with co-director James Franco’s gay-teen-gang-bang short The Feast of Stephen and Mathews’ beautiful 10-minute version of I Want Your Love.
The shoot’s going to go down like clockwork, I’m told. In and out. A world-class bukkake scene in less than three hours. Joe Gage does not fuck around. He knows what he wants, and once you’re on set, you’re paired up, do your thing, and you’re out the door, his actors tell me.
It’s Valentine’s Day in New York City, but instead of going out to a romantic dinner with someone special, I’m sitting with 20 other porn-obsessed men at New York’s Bureau of General Services Queer Division, the city’s only queer bookshop, listening to a presentation by Ricardo Velmor, the handsome creator and editor of Anal Magazine, […]
There is a hater chasing TS Madison but he’s easily identifiable: A piece of paper with the word “HATER” on it is pinned to his hat, and he wields a pair of purple-handled child’s scissors. Madison runs away from him, but this all just part of the silly, Russ Meyer-esque comedy of her hit videos.