Porn fans will recall that longtime model Wilfried Knight took his own life last March out of sadness for the loss of his partner, who had killed himself a month earlier. Prior to his death, Knight wrote a blog post excoriating the gay community, the U.S. and Canadian governments, and yoga pants company Lululemon, blaming them all for his partner’s death.
The main issue was that neither Knight nor his partner, Jerry Enriquez, were Canadian citizens, so though they were married in Canada and lived in Vancouver, things came crashing down when Jerry was laid off from his job at Lululemon and both men consequently lost their visas. All the intricacies and background were, I’m sure, very complicated, but I bring up the story now because Men At Play has just decided to release a scene they shot with Wilfried shortly before he died, in late 2012, called The Game. They explain they chose not to release the scene early last year as planned, out of respect for Knight and his family and friends, but at this point, they think enough time has passed and Wilfried would have wanted it this way.
From the statement:
Understandably there are bound to be conflicting views about this weeks video co-starring the late Wilfried Knight, so we just wanted to express our feelings about the film.
‘The Game’ was filmed in late 2012 and was scheduled to be released in early 2013, however after Wilfried’s tragic passing in March  we felt it wasn’t appropriate to release this scene, so the project was shelved.
We have thought about this long and hard and at times even considered not releasing this movie. But in doing so we would be adding strength to the argument that porn is something disrespectful or shameful and clearly we don’t believe this to be true. As those who work in the industry can tell you, we do this with great pride in our work – whether its in front or behind the cameras. And we know first hand that Wilfried was very proud of the work he did with Menatplay. This was his chosen career and he did it with great professionalism and charm.
So its in this sentiment, and always with the utmost respect to Wilfried that we present to you ‘The Game’.
What do you think? “Utmost respect” for a dead performer, or just penny pinching and not wanting to let a decent scene go to waste? Did Wilfried make this brief return to porn in late 2012 because of the very financial stresses that drove his partner to suicide? We may never know the latter.
Also, you can be the judge of how decent a scene it is. Wilfried doesn’t figure largely, and doesn’t even get to fuck anyone, in the clip below, because it’s a five-man orgy, and there’s a lot happening.
The scene also stars Samuel Colt, Jake Genesis, Issac Jones, and Morgan Black, and the premise is they’re all on a soccer team, and this is their locker room.