In 2002 my best friend and longtime creative partner, Jack, proposed I move back to San Francisco from New York. His suggestion – that we to focus our collective energy in the gay porn industry -– has proved both more challenging and more rewarding than either of us could have imagined.
Jack and I were lucky. Though we were sequestered in a small Connecticut town whose video store hadn’t updated it’s gay porn section since 1992, we did manage to get our paws on some of the true classics of the medium, the work of the greats. Rick Donovan’s topping of Matt Ramsey in The Bigger the Better (see 5/3/04 Movie of the Week for more on this). Jeff Stryker’s foul-mouthed seduction of a rain drenched Mike Henson in In Hot Pursuit. Joey Stefano’s ecstasy-fueled bottoming in French Kiss. Ryan Idol’s testosterone-fueled ass eating (and pounding) in Idol Country. Good stuff. Read more »
This Matt Sterling classic is arguably the best gay porn flick ever made. More specifically, it’s the second scene, where not-so-apt pupil Rick Donovan overpowers his teacher, Matt Ramsey, with his massive cock, and manages to fuck two insanely voluminous, over-the-shoulder loads from the eager bottom. Read more »
On the new episode of The Tim and Roma! Show, it’s decided that Officer Dave and Tim spend too much time talking about Britney Spears and Barbie. They get handcuffed, blindfolded, and forcibly dragged to a leather store. Once there, the boys get a butch makeover by porn stars Corey Jay and Jason Branch.
1. Skuff by Hot House. Starring: Kyle Reardon, Kyle McKenna, Jason Ryder, Tom Matthews, Doug Jeffries, Tristan Paris, Gunnar Nielson, Daryl Brock, Tony Zerega, Jason Branch, Marcus Iron, Blake Rodgers
2. Link by All Worlds. Starring: Steve Cannon, Rod Barry, Kevin Miles, Doug Jefferies, Max Holden, Christopher Zale, Cody Whiler, Peter Horne, Mack Reynolds, Nik Angelo, Mike Nichols, Joshua Scott, Mark Kroner, Marcus Lamont, Sean Wolf, Michael Stevens, Mitch Sanders, Jake Andrews
3. Acres of Ass by Hot House. Starring: Alfredo Mossinni, Corey Jay, Cole Tucker, Eric Michaels, Spike, Armstrong Stoker
4. Leather Bears at Play by Brush Creek. Starring: Buster, Jack Radcliffe, Brad Garrett, Jarrod Grand, Wes Adams, Mack, AJ, PJ
5. Leather Report by Colt. Starring: Joe Falcon, Tom Lee, Mark Alexander Read more »
On Friday I photographed a new model named Pete Ross. I met him at a party where he was “the entertainment”. A rope master tied him up in a bodysuit made out of rope and he had to walk around serving canapes wearing little else. I gave him my card as I do with many cute guys I run across, but this time he actually called to set up a photo session.
Friday was the day I was supposed to order a new Powerbook, but as I thought about it, I decided that I really needed a new camera instead. I’d been lusting over the brand new Nikon D70, and it just came onto the market. (In fact, as I was driving to pick it up, my friend who helped me pick it called to tell me he had finally seen one at Best Buy.)
I knew that this guy was going to be so hot, I wanted to make sure everything went perfectly. I spent the day before cleaning and weeding the back yard, cleaned the studio, planned something for dinner, blah blah blah. But at the last minute I get this idea to spend a fortune on an expensive, complicated camera that I don’t know how to use! Brilliant move, Maynard. He showed up very cool and professional, and actually tried to make me more comfortable – in my own house!
We took our time and shot all over the back yard, in the studio, on the couch, in the shower and finally in the hot tub. (That’s how I get so many tax write-offs.) If you’d like to see him in action, here is a free video clip of Pete Ross giving a sweaty boy a blowjob from Factory Video’s Boy Sweat at NakedSword.com.
In the comments, let me know what you think of the photos of Pete Ross or his performance in the free video clip. One comment so far was, and I quote, “homina, homina, homina…”
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I love celebrity gossip, and I’m constantly looking for hints about who is gay. When a famous person actually comes out, it’s big news! Many times you have to read between the lines, like why was Kevin Spacey REALLY walking his dog at 4 AM in cruisy park in London. Hmm. But now we have the juice on a famous jazz musician and the foster son of a Bible thumper.
Jamiel Terry, 24, got paid to write his coming out story for OUT Magazine. In his own words, “’It’s hard to point to one moment when you begin to come out to yourself, but if I had to, I’d go back to a night seven years ago, when I was 17. I was home from boarding school in my old bedroom at my parents’ house in Windsor, N.Y., where my friend “Johnny” and I had just finished fooling around. Suddenly he asked me, “Do you think we are bisexual or gay?” The question so stunned me, I didn’t know how to respond. I mean, we had been having sex for ages, but I’d always believed I couldn’t be gay: I was the son of Randall Terry, a major leader of the Christian right’s antiabortion movement and now a leader in the fight against marriage for same-sex couples. I’m 24 now and I’m still figuring out my own story.”
Randall Terry is one of those anti-abortion nutcases that caused abortion clinic workers to fear for their lives. His rallies featured giant photos of aborted fetuses in coffins. When the courts forced him to stop, he turned his attention to demonstrating at gay parades and preventing gay marriages from happening in Hawaii. Read the father’s response to the coming out story, and you’ll understand why the kid is in trouble. The father claims the kid still wants to on a “three month retreat to be delivered from homosexuality“, even after the article was published. Or watch this movie with a similar theme.
The other celebrity outing has less drama and essentially a happy ending. Smooth jazz saxophonist, Dave Koz has come out in Advocate. He’d been living a completely out lifestyle in his personal life, but it was just never mentioned in his professional life. The occasion to say “I’m gay” just never came up – no potential for blackmail, no skeletons to hide, the people who were important already knew.
I’m familiar with his name, and aware that he is highly respected in his work. Prior to this, when ever his name was mentioned on one of the “Quiet Storm” radio stations (I think there’s one in every city), what comes to mind is, “Oh, he’s the cute one.”
If there was any doubt to his being gay, check the photos from his birthday party. It reminds me of the line from Roseanne, “Thank god for gay men. Otherwise, fat girls would have no one to dance with.”
I’m trying to think of a porn movie that involves a saxophone, but came up with nothing. I can only think of one gay porn movie that involves musicians, but it’s a sucky punk rock band. And by that I mean sucky in a good way.
There are no more undiscovered fetishes, so where are the gay saxophone fetish movies? Read more »
Here is some eyecandy from an upcoming Colt movie, “BIG N’ PLENTY”. ‘ Edu Boxer and Carlo Masi will be appearing live in Paris on June 6th at the famous Parisian club named Amnésia for the Paris release party for “BIG N’ PLENTY” Now they can really say “Très Chaud!” (whatever that means…)
Also, I think I will have to visit Adi Ness’s photography exhibit at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Click [continue] to read about the homoerotic images of real Isreali soldiers like the one in the photo, or check this gallery.
I got this email yesterday from a fan of Gay Porn Blog and it really touched me.
We all have our coming out stories, and this one proves that the community still has a long way to go to support our young folks. I wanted to reply back to him immediately, but I thought I’d better not, just in case Mom and Dad have prying eyes. My reply follows his letter. Did I leave anything out?
Subject: Thanks for your work
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Hey, I just wanted to drop a line and tell you that I enjoy searching through your sight and reading the different articles you have posted. I just turned 18 and for my big ONE-EIGHT my folks gave me a great computer and turned off all the kiddie protection stuff. I promised I’d surf responsibly and I honestly don’t look for porn sites. I don’t have time for that. But I did find your site accidently when I mistyped a word that ended up referring to or looking like “blog”. (Honest, it was an accident….albeit a very fortunate one for me.)
I’ve only had one experience with guys, but it was hot enough for me to know that it’s not going to be a one time thing. Growing up in rural Utah really sucks, but fortunately for me, the experience was fairly recent, so I can look forward to going away to college next year (Stanford) and getting to explore more about this part of me.
It’s interesting that when I tell my folks I’m not going to “get involved” in porn, yours is the first site I come across, and yet, your’s isn’t a site about porn in a smutty or dirty sense. I’ll admit I’ve checked out some of the movies the Covered Sword (sic) people advertise on your site, and I’m glad to see that being gay doesn’t mean you’re some scarey creep preying on little boys. I can be gay and surround myself with some intelligent and normal (OK, who’s to say what that actually is) people. I’ll admit, too, that I look forward to the time I can see one of those movies all the way through. For now, though, I’ll just have to enjoy the trailers…and, believe me, I enjoy them.
So, after all that bullshit, what I’m trying to do is tell you that your site has helped me to see that I can live comfortably and at ease with being gay, and that all the crap the Mormons heap on gays is just that…uneducated and very prejudiced crap. I can be a good guy and live up to my potential just easily as a gay man as a straight man. At any rate, you’ve made it easier for me to put up with having to live here a little longer before I start college.
Dear Gentle Reader:
I’m so glad you enjoyed the site enough to write that nice letter! You make it sound like I’m doing god’s work here, but it’s really a labor of love (and lust…)
Here’s some advice for you:
-It’s OK to be gay. Through your travels in the next few years you will meet some absolutely fabulous gay people… and a few stinkers along the way, too.
-It’s OK to get turned on or masterbate to erotic images of men OR women.
-If your parents have been good to you, respect their wishes while you’re under their roof.
-Be patient. Yes, you’ve got a lot of angst built up ready to explode, but when you leave for college, don’t go crazy with sex, drugs and rock n roll. Learn to balance work and fun.
-Get your friends to vote Bush out, otherwise Ashcroft will regulate the porn industry out of existence before you get a chance to enjoy it!
I came out in the 70′s before the internet, home video, Will and Grace, Ellen, and Queer Eye. I led a sheltered, suburban life not unlike yours. There were no gay people in my family, my school or my neighborhood (that I knew of). My mother had a paperback copy of “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex” that sat on the bookshelf for years. I don’t know if she bought it for herself or for me to “find” on my own. Naturally, I went right for the chapter on “Homosexuality”. It claimed that gay life was exactly as you feared – “scarey creeps preying on little boys”. Yuck, I thought, “I can’t be gay, I’m not like that!” The inaccuracy of that book screwed up my sensibility towards gay life as well as millions of others who had no other access to the reality of the big, wide world out there. It took a long time for me to undo the damage, but more than half this country still thinks same sex marriage will bring on the apocalpse.
As for the Mormon influence being so pervasive in Utah, it’s happening in other places as well, but for some reason, it’s changing in Canada. I just got a link to this study that says, “Church Avoidance Tied to Gay Tolerance” – Canadians are more accepting of homosexuality because they spend less time in church than Americans, says well-known Canadian sociologist Reg Bibby.
Your well-written letter shows how bright you are, and the picture you enclosed (va-va-voom!) leaves no doubt that once you get to Stanford (just 45 minutes from Sodom On The Bay) you’ll beating off the boys with a stick. Be good to yourself, the people you love, and your community. Don’t be afraid to talk to older gay people, they’re not all after your virgin ass, and they can give you more useful advice than the messy young tweekers you’ll find in all the bars making a career out of being “fierce” (or whatever the current jargon is…) You can look forward to a wonderful, big gay life.
Please keep me updated! That’ll be SUPER!
Big Gay Al
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As reported in AVN (Adult Video News), straight porn star Darren James has been confirmed as being HIV positive. Click [CONTINUE] to read the whole story.
Why is this news?
Yes, people sero-convert every day and it’s sad that anyone should catch the disease. Darren James assumes that he contracted the disease from unprotected sex with a woman in Rio March 10, and has worked with up to twelve porn actresses since that date. What bothers me is that AVN has published the names of all the women he has worked with and all the men that have had sex with them! They have all been placed on a quarantine list. AIM’s Sharon Mitchel is suggesting a moratorium on porn production until all parties have been tested.
Straight porn companies seldom use condoms and prefer to have all performers tested before a shoot. AIM claimed that their procedures have significantly reduced transmission of STD in the straight porn industry.
Should gay porn producers adopt the same rules? Would you want your name published for having sex with an infected partner? Would gay porn producers voluntarily abide by quarantines, or production moratoriums?
THIS IS WHY I URGE YOU TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE: “Worker and public health issues related to the adult film industry”
UPDATE 4/22/04 – Health officials Wednesday obtained a list of the legal names of 53 adult-movie actors who were known to have had sexual contact with two actors infected with HIV or with someone else who had sex with the two. Details below. Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO -NakedSword.com has inked a deal with H.I.S. Video to roll out both new and vintage titles from the legendary H.I.S. library starting April 12, 2004. Started in 1974, H.I.S. Video has been a pioneer in the gay adult film industry and helped launch the careers of some of the industry’s biggest stars, including Rick Donovan, Matt Ramsey and Ryan Idol.
To celebrate the deal, NakedSword.com will host an online tribute to veteran H.I.S. Video director Joe Gage, beginning April 12th with Gage’s seminal classic Kansas City Trucking Co. (1976). Each Monday in April thereafter, NakedSword will showcase another classic from Gage’s so-called “Road Trilogy” (Kansas City Trucking Co. (1976), El Paso Wrecking Corp (1977) and L.A. Tool & Die (1979) along with three other vintage films from H.I.S. Video.
“The Joe Gage masterworks influenced a generation of adult directors, and well as help shape gay identity in the post-Stonewall era,” said Tim Valenti, President of NakedSword.com. “I’m very proud to be able to offer these films on NakedSword.”
NakedSword.com has been a leader in gay adult streaming video since 1997. Its innovative membership model allows users unlimited access to its 3,000 online video library, featuring full-length titles from over 100 studios including Falcon, Rascal, Titan, Colt, Hot House, Lucas Entertainment and Jet Set.
Full length version of this movie available at NakedSword.
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Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary in San Francisco! Click the flyer for details.
Or, you can stay home and watch porn. AGAIN.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. is a 21st Century Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter weekend, 1979, the Sisters have been accused of “Ruining it for Everyone” with their habitual injection of gaiety into serious affairs including human rights, political activism and religious intolerance. The Sisters consider it their mission to “ruin” all detrimental conditions including complacency, guilt, and the inability to laugh at one’s self. Read more »
Oh boy, here we go! Let the games begin.
Titan Media has released, what I believe is, the first public anti-barebacking policy statement ever made by a gay porn studio. (Click MORE to read the original statement and their later clarification statement.) I would never have thought that such a statement would cause a controversy, but it has. Mark Adams, of Vidio View, has begun posting responses from individuals in the industry. There are some very compelling arguements made by three studios that produce barebacking videos, but I urge you to read all the statements and come to your own conclusions.
Here are the arguements in a nutshell:
-people learn by example. It’s better to teach safe sex rather than unsafe sex practices.
-barebacking studios are exploiting the issue merely to make money.
-it’s a pro-choice issue, just like abortion. People should have the right to choose.
-the rise is AIDS cases is primarily due to lack of judgement caused by drug abuse.
Each side points out hypocrisy whether it’s employment discrimination based on behavior, selling pre-condom vintage movies, knowingly partnering HIV positive models with HIV negative models in supposedly “safe” scenes, and not requiring testing.
I think it’s time for the industry to hold a conference on the issue and meeting each other face to face to come up with some industry-wide policies and practices. Barebacking producers are not going away, and neither are the thousands of videos produced before the age of enlightenment.
Rumblings around the industry are that Ashcroft is going to be coming after the porn industry and they are going to hit us from an angle OTHER than Freedom of Speech. The new threats to the industry will be in the form of regulating it to death. Health and safety of employees and consumers will be one of the ways that government at local, state and national levels will be make it economically unfeasible to run a business in the adult industry. The industry needs to put aside it’s petty differences and develop a united front to prepare for the upcoming war to systematically discourage legitimate businesses from making a living producing adult material.
Who’s ready to set up a summit meeting of gay porn producers with health professionals, lawyers, lobbyists, legislators and spin doctors? Read more »
Today is the 1 year anniversary of Gay Porn Blog!
It would be trite to say, “it seems like only yesterday”, so I won’t. I worked my butt off to figure out what makes this thing work, and I think I have succeeded in doing so. The blogging phenomenon is still pretty new, and when I started, I only had a little exposure to the medium. Thanks to Daily Kos, Fleshbot (Jonno) and Sturtle for being my mentors.
Most bloggers write about very personal things – their cats, what they had for breakfast, and which Britney Spears song they’re listening to as they type. This site, however, has a sponsor, so the conversation has to have more direction. It’s also got a focus – the gay porn industry. I’ve veered off-topic many times, mostly for the sake of a laugh, but also just to test the waters. I’ve gone through phases where I was a total corporate whore, but I prefer to be a bit more subtle in directing traffic to my sponsor. It helps that NakedSword is actually a good resource for gay porn star images, filmographies and trivia. Serious porn fans are insatiable. When they obsess on a porn star, they want to know and see everything there is about him, so sending him to NakedSword gives him an unending supply of jack-off material. As a result, Gay Porn Blog is one of the top referrers to NakedSword.
What’s the meaure of success? Besides being my own personal soapbox (which I love!), Gay Porn Blog has introducing a whole new crop of members to the NakedSword streaming video community. Broadband has changed the way people look at porn. Galleries of still images are not enough anymore. Users want moving pictures with sound, whether it’s pre-recorded movies or live sex shows like Live and Raw. By discussing a variety of topics, not all relating to hardcore gay pornography, this site is reeling in a new crop of users that otherwise wouldn’t know how to find some of the items I ramble on about. Don’t believe me? Go to Google and search for “gay porn”. This site comes up in the Top 10, sometimes as high as third ranking. Webmasters pay a lot of money for that exposure!
The negative side of this fame is that on two separate occasions, references that I made to non-porn entities have actually ranked higher on Google than their own efforts. The first was a minor celebrity who is openly gay. He appearred on stage in a gay play with erotic overtones and I merely reported on it. He freaked out that his mention on Gay Porn Blog outranked his own website and he didn’t want ot be connected with a porn site. Well, honey, you should have thought about that before appearing in that play!
Last summer I wrote about a dating service that was actually quite supportive. Unfortunately, some anonymous person posted a negative comment about the company. The negative comment, which I did NOT write, ranked at the top of Google listings, above the company’s own website.
To prevent irreparable harm to both of those sour pusses, I had to delete both of those blog entries.
And do you want to hear some real irony? The minor celeb went to the dating service and wrote a negative report about it! I wish I could link to it, but that would start the whole mess all over again.
Folks, the lesson here is not “don’t piss me off”, the lesson is, be nice to me and you might get returning traffic ten fold!
Blogging has now become part of my daily routine just like brushing my teeth. I look forward to many more years of providing scandalous and salacious entertainment to all “those wonderful people sitting out there in the dark…” (I BLOG big, it’s the pictures that got small.)
I also know that the site is successful because I, myself, have been getting recognized on the street! That cartoon character really works – isn’t that why used car salesmen and insurance agents put their picture on business cards? But I won’t truely be a success until they make a South Park character out of me!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Michael Stabile
www.NakedSword.com and Jet Set Productions to Cast Porn Soap
Open Auditions to be Held April 20th-21st
SAN FRANCISCOï¿½ www.NakedSword.com and Jet Set Productions have announced that they will commence filming on Wet Palms, a hardcore gay soap opera, later this spring. Producers Tim Valenti and Brett Drysdale will be holding open auditions on April 20th and 21st from 10 am ï¿½ 5 pm at the San Vicente Inn in West Hollywood.
The Wet Palms series, scheduled for an initial run of 12 half-hour episodes, will begin streaming on www.NakedSword.com in early June.
ï¿½Weï¿½re looking for actors as well as models,ï¿½ said Tim Valenti, President of www.NakedSword.com and co-producer of the series. ï¿½We want our characters to be sexy as well as sexual.ï¿½ The series calls for five recurring roles and numerous smaller ones, including several non-sexual roles. Porn gossip Jason Sechrest has been tentatively tapped to play the manager of ï¿½Wet Palmsï¿½ — a fictional residential complex in West Hollywood that will serve as the backdrop for the series.
ï¿½This is a new type of production,ï¿½ explained Jet Set Productions President Brett Drysdale. ï¿½We want a new type of performer ï¿½ one whose versatility isnï¿½t limited to sexual position. There are a lot of good actors in the adult film business whose talent hasnï¿½t been fully realized.ï¿½
Drysdale was recognized at this yearï¿½s GayVNs for the phenomenal success of Jet Setï¿½s The Hole. The sex comedyï¿½s entertaining premise and much-lauded marketing campaign helped make The Hole one of the best-selling titles in recent years.
ï¿½Director Thor Stephans (Sex Psycho) has been tapped to direct the first season, which will run on www.NakedSword.com through the end of July. ï¿½Marina Pacific will distribute the Wet Palmsseries on DVD later this year.
www.NakedSword.com has been a leader in gay adult streaming video since 1997. Its innovative membership model allows users unlimited access to its 3,000 online video library, featuring full-length titles from over 100 studios including Falcon, Rascal, Colt, Hot House, Titan, Lucas Entertainment and Jet Set.
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The new episode of the Tim and Roma! Show is off the hook! It was total chaos when it was discovered that a Swedish TV crew hijacked the show. Luckily, Roma! was not present to witness the carnage when porn star Dick Wolf (star of Hot House’s Skuff II) and Officer Dave had to subdue the Swedish terrorists.
Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Just click the link below and watch it yourself with your Real Player.
I’ve been a fan of vintage gay porn for quite a while, and met a couple guys over the years who share the same appreciation of old beefcake photographs. Dennis Bell is a very dedicated fan of vintage gay porn, and I have been a fan of his site,
PosingStrap.com for a long time. (see photo at right of Dennis sealing the deal to purchase AMG) He also works with Bob from Collectors Realm in Berkeley, who has helped me a great deal with my vintage collections at GroovyGuys.com and LavenderLounge.com. Receiving this press release from Dennis is very exciting! Of anyone, Dennis has the historical knowledge, photography skills and youth to be the right person to run Athletic Model Guild. I look forward to see what he does next!
After seeing the movie, “Beefcake” around 1999, I contacted the director, Tom Fitzgerald, to learn more. Fitzgerald gave me even more information about Athletic Model Guild that couldn’t fit into the movie, and it was a fascinating story. He also told me of the sad news that the AMG archive was languishing away in a garage in Alameda, CA! AMG founder, Bob Mizer had been ill for many years prior to his death in 1992, and the executor of Mizer’s estate had little interest in keeping the company alive. An Athletic Model Guild website had been up since at least 1999, but it was mostly to sell collectable photos on eBay.
This news is important not only for documenting the history of pornography, but also gay culture and mid-century photographic techniques.
FOR RELEASE: March 31, 2004
Athletic Model Guild, Historic Studio Sold: 1,000,000 male physique photos and films to be preserved
El Cerrito, California ï¿½ March 31, 2004: ï¿½The preservation of nearly one million negatives, slides and movies, which represent almost 60 years of the history of all-male erotica, was assured today by the acquisition of Athletic Model Guild (AMG) of Los Angeles by Dennis Bell of El Cerrito California. ï¿½Bell purchased the entire estate of Bob Mizer, founder of AMG, for an undisclosed sum and will reform the company. He plans to manage, market and preserve one of the most outstanding collections of all-male physique photography and film production in the world. ï¿½ï¿½Bob Mizer can rest easy knowing that his work will be preserved, his films will continue to be released in new media formats and the studio he founded will continue to produce new material,ï¿½ said Bell, a well known physique photographer in his own right (DennisBellPhoto.com), and owner of PosingStrap.com ï¿½and PhysiqueLibrary.com, two sites that specialize in vintage collections of physique photography.
AMG was founded in 1945 by Bob Mizer. ï¿½Now an icon of gay history, Mizer was a trailblazer in fighting the strict censorship laws of the mid twentieth century which permitted female, but not male, nudity in photography. ï¿½Since Mizerï¿½s death twelve years ago, the slides, negatives and other assets of his estate have been in the custody of Wayne Stanley, one of Mizerï¿½s legal advisers and friends. ï¿½During that time, licenses have been given periodically to publish, reproduce, sell or exhibit some of Mizerï¿½s work. ï¿½The commercial release of the mainstream film Beefcake introduced Mizer and his work to millions of moviegoers. ï¿½But for thousands of service men and others, Mizer was no stranger. ï¿½ï¿½Soldiers, sailors and marines knew that if they came through Hollywood, they could pick up an extra fifty bucks by posing for Bobï¿½ said Bell. ï¿½In addition, Mizer photographed thousands of gay and straight men of all descriptions. ï¿½His subjects included motion picture and television actors, waiters, motorcyclists, college men, construction workers, California surfer boys and mid-Western farm hands just ï¿½off the busï¿½ and searching for fame and fortune in Hollywood.
ï¿½Bob Mizerï¿½s photographs span the entire gamut of masculinity,ï¿½ says Bell, ï¿½and the alphabet as well ï¿½ from George Abagian to Dick Ziglar. ï¿½There were names we may recognize: TV Star Glenn Corbett went on to star in 77 Sunset Strip after Bob photographed him; Ed Fury was in a number of films and TV shows (24 according to www.imdb.com ); Dick Dubois was pictured in Life magazine as a member of the Las Vegas cast of Mae Westï¿½s show. Estimates are that Bob photographed more than 10,000 men over his forty-five year career.ï¿½
Bell has the difficult but enviable task now of cataloguing the negatives, prints and slides. ï¿½ï¿½I expect it will take three years or more,ï¿½ Bell adds. ï¿½It will be a massive undertaking to assure these irreplaceable treasures and relics of gay history and male photography are preserved and treated with the respect they deserve.ï¿½
Bell is developing a plan to exhibit and market the photographs, many of which have never been seen by the public. ï¿½Even in 2004, we Americans have tremendous hang-ups about frontal male nudity in photography. But remember, at the time Bob was taking some of these photographs, this kind of photography wasnï¿½t the subject of a ï¿½hang-upï¿½ — it was illegal. Some physique photographers did prison time for a single pubic hair visible in their work.ï¿½ Bell said. ï¿½I think there will be a number of pleasant surprises as this imagery resurfaces into modern gay culture.ï¿½
ï¿½Athletic Model Guild was the pioneer of modern gay erotica and this acquisition will continue the legacy into the twenty-first century. Look for classic collections of AMG 8mm films coming soon on DVD and new productions from AMG later this year. ï¿½In the new films weï¿½ll be connecting the innocence of Mizerï¿½s past work with the expectations and ideals of todayï¿½s gay audience.ï¿½ ï¿½The new company will keep the historic name. According to new owner Bell, ï¿½It is far too important a name, with the attendant mythology, to give it up.ï¿½
For interviews, features, etc contact:
media@AthleticModelGuild.com or :
Howard was helping promote a new girlie magazine about women’s asses called “Glutes”. To tease the magazine publisher, he showed him 3 asses and made him guess which were male and which were female.
One ass belonged to long time Stern Show Wack Packer, Gay Ramon, another was female bodybuilder Nicole Bass and Bret Wolfe was the third featured butt. The guy from the magazine did spot Nicole as the female, but by the picture, she must get mistaken often.
Bret’s awards include: 2003 Newcomer of the Year: Grabby Erotic Gay Video Awards, 2003 Newcomer of the Year: GayVN Awards 2002, Performer of the Year: XFactor Magazine, 2002 Rookie of the Year: Gay Entertainment Awards.
Bret Wolfe’s video credits include: Resurrection by Hot House, Open Trench 2 by Sports and Rec., BUT I think his most memorable performance is from Butt Obsession by Oh Man! where he stuffs a wide variety of fruits and vegetables up his rear end.
Got this note from Bret Wolfe:
Thanks. I had such a blast doing the show. It was a really great honor. And they were so great to me. My Publicist (Jason Sechrest) actually booked me on the show.
Love your sites BTW – I visit often :)
(left to right: Bret Wolfe, Nicole (“but, I’m a GIRL!”) Bass, Gay Ramon)
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There were quite a few comments posted about him, many with incorrect information about his career moves and whereabouts. Well, guess what? I finally heard from Dean Phoenix today!
Below is an email from him updating what he is up to:
Subject: Re: Inventing Stories? Myths? Nawwwww
Not in this industry? haha
I’m only being facetious…………
Well, Mark, here’s the downright or upright truth, whichever position you prefer…. hehe
I was in San Diego, until recently. I was working for Washington Mutual for a couple years as a loan processor til I had moved to Denver on Christmas last year. Haven’t bartended in a couple years……….I’m thinking people really haven’t been updated since I’ve been out of the biz for quite awhile.
I moved out here to do Residential Construction til my knee blew out, so now I am working for BOYS NEXT DOOR as a Booking Manager til I recover from knee surgery. I’ve been doing dance gigs nationwide, (shouldn’t be on my knees til after the surgery, but gotta pay the doc)- don’t take that literally, wouldn’t want to add insult to injury. “)
I may do a return…………….but it’s under wraps at the moment. So, right now, I’m finding alot of new talent and getting there feet wet and having them join our team……….it’s been alot of fun, getting back in touch with the people I haven’t talked to in years.
Well, that’s my genie in a bottle……
Hope your having an awesome day!
P.S. Curious? What vicious rumours have spread since I’ve been gone? Wondering if they are the same ones that come full circle.
The rumors and stories he referred to were in the comments section of the previous blog entry about him. Now we’ve put them to rest.
My old boss used to have a big crush on Dean Phoenix, and so did his sister-in-law. It was really funny to listen to them fight over who “deserved” to have Dean Phoenix, even though neither of them ever met him. Not to mention one was a girl lusting after a gay man!
There you go! He’s still around, and must still be looking good if he’s go-go dancing in clubs. If he’s working for a modeling agency that supplies talent for the porn industry, I’ll bet he’ll be doing movies again soon!
Dean Phoenix Videography
1st Time Tryers 2 by All Worlds
A Lesson Learned by All Worlds
God Was I Drunk by All Worlds
High Desert by Sports and Rec
How The West Was Hung by All Worlds
Inside Porn by Sports and Rec
Jarhead by All Worlds
Mantasy Island by All Worlds
Naughty and Nice by All Worlds
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I watch the stats to this site closely to see what key words people enter in Google to find this site. ((By the way, if you type “gay porn” in Google, this site comes up third!) Lately, the name BILLY BRANDT has surpassed Zeb Atlas and Mark Dalton as the most frequently searched for porn star. One referring site that has been sending me traffic is VividBlurry.com, and here’s his little rant about Billy Brandt:
24 March 2004
How to say “You’re fat” in 200 words ï¿½
The obligations of a porn star to his public are simple. First, he must maintain an impeccable or virtually flawless body, as judged by a reasonable person of average sensibilities. Second, the porn star must have acted on film with the intent to cause sexual stimulation or with regard of the probability that such stimulation would occur. Finally, no claim to porn stardom exists unless the porn starï¿½s penis is distinguishable in length, girth, stamina, capability or other characteristic commonly used in conjunction with the assessment of male genitalia.
Rarely will a legal claim for breach of contract present such clear-cut evidence of actual violation as that of Billy Brandt, a Falcon Studios porn star who sustained injuries from a serious automobile accident in 2003. In my judgment, Brandt has failed to make good on his binding mutual promise to perform as a porn star under the aforementioned obligations. Brandt would have us find that a Stateï¿½s interest in protecting a physically injured yet contractually bound individual is sufficient to deny protection to the public from unfit, unshaven and otherwise unappealing porn stars. This I decline to do.
In sum, I find Brandt does not possess the features that would compel Falcon Studios to permit his involvement in the production of future pornographic films.
He then shows “before” and “after” shots of Billy, the “after” shot coming from Fleshbot, and sums it up with:
Augh, I need to stop studying communications law and go to bed.
VividBlurry, you evil skinny bitch. For your sake, you better be mistaking him for his agent standing next to him in the photo you stole from Jonno. Or better yet, if you’re studying communications law, you better figure out a way to prevent the FCC from taking Howard Stern off the air. (If the Christian Right succeeds in getting rid of Howard Stern, they’re coming after pornographers next.)
Go ahead, fuel more vitrolic ranting about poor Billy, like he hasn’t been slammed enough by wackos reading this site.
Google loves it whenever I mention the name Mark Dalton. I get tons of new visitors to the site. I hadn’t heard much from Mark Dalton in a while, but he’s back and appearring on fitness magazine covers now. (I wish I could get some new info or pictures of Zeb Atlas. He’s another one of the most sought after key words on this site!)
From what I’ve heard, the Men’s Workout photo session was just a few weeks ago in January, so he’s definitely looking good these days!
And last spring Matt Sizemore was the topic of discussion after his backbacking bombshell at the Grabby’s, but he’s been quiet for while, too. (Read about it here, here, and here). However, I found this ad in Frontiers last week, and I’m pretty sure the picture is him. It’s hard to read but the ad says:
“Hollywood Forever, Cemetary and Library of Lives – gay owned – gay operated.”
“There is no death when you live in the hearts of those you leave behind.”
“In a world of uncertainty, protect your rights, your legacy, and your partner or loved one by planning ahead.”
His job title is listed as “Forever Care Counselor”. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions about “behinds”, “protection”, and how his pro-barebacking stance relates to his new career.
And finally, Michael Lucas was the guest on the Tim and Roma Show, formerly the Daily Report, formerly the Weekly Report, formerly the Occasional Whenever We Can Get It Together To Shoot The Thing Report.
They put Michael Lucas in a limo to drive him around San Francisco while interviewing him, then whisked him off to do his strip appearance at a party for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. Read more »