Our first stop is the State of the Industry panel at the GayVN Summit in which Michael Lucas, Chi Chi La Rue and Chris Ward, and probably others, will assure you that they are all doing quite well, thank you, but no, you can’t see their balance books. While no agenda is set for the meeting, you can expect some heated discussion about HDK’s new testing-but-no-condoms policy, as well as the role of increasingly significant video-on-demand sales.
We’re then off to the invite-only cocktail party with Falcon, but you’re probably NOT on the list. No offense. If you’re looking for porn stars, there’s few places better to spot them dining (on sauce-free chicken breast with, natch, an Adderall chaser) than Home Restaurant. Recent sightings have included Steve Cruz, Francois Sagat, Arpad Miklos, Collin O’Neal, director Jett Blakk and Sister Roma of the Tim & Roma Show. You can also skip dinner and get your pump on at Gold’s Gym where, if you’re lucky, you might see Jake Deckard getting his party pump on, or bump into Colby Taylor and Derrick Hanson in the steam room.
The Rentboy Party on Friday night at The End Up may not attract the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of porn society, but certainly the curds and whey will be there. Bring your ATM card.
You don’t want to spend the whole day blowing lines in your hotel room-well, let’s hope not, hooker, you’ve got clients to take care of-so what’s a boy to do? There’s shopping, of course, as well as that trip to Wal-greens for a multi-pack of Fleet, but maybe you should turn off the bukkake flick and head to the Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin St.). The latest exhibit, Drama and Desire, sounds awfully faggy. Of course, anyone you try to tell will just call you a fetishist. Might as well stick to porn.
From 1 to 3PM, director Bruce Cam will be on hand (along with Diesel Washington, Dean Flynn and Francois Sagat) to sign his final adult film for Titan Media, Breakers at Rock Hard (518 Castro Street). While the boys will be at the booth the whole time, you can always give Rentboy of the Year nominee Diesel Washington your number for later.
Once you’ve got your fill of TitanMen (but who can ever, really?) rest up (cue the tanning bed again) and try to find something outrÃ© to wear. We suggest starting with something conservative like sequins and mesh. You can always add leather and feathers later.
The 2008 GayVN Awards, hosted by charming Lady Bunny and the ultra-violent duo Derek and Romaine will be held at the Gift Center (888 Brannan Street). Bring your pocket flask. Despite much hand-wringing from the promoters (the basement floor at 1015 Folsom! the rooftop of the W Hotel! the parking garage of Beck’s Motor Lodge!), at press time we’re still confounded. Of course, it doesn’t really matter much to us because we’ll be at Sword HQ at the St. Regis posting updates.
It's an interview with Phillip Aubrey: porn star, Spencer Reed's boyfriend, burp fetishist.
The COLT superstars joined a protest in Rome against the Catholic Church in order to make the claim that gay people are not pedophiles. There was a chihuaha involved.
I feel sorry for people with fetishes that can never be realized in real life. Take this Flickr user, who has to make do with his giants fetish using Photoshop.
I'm not one for bragging about intellectual accomplishments (it's something I learned from, you know, graduating with honors from Brown University), but Conner Habib is justifiably excited about his blurb in a book written by Carl Sagan's son.