RIP GAY FILMMAKER DREW WARNER
Director and performer Drew Warner has died at age 44.
Warner, a one-time performer and founder of the Sports & Recreation video line, died in San Diego earlier this week from complications related to HIV. In addition to Sports and Recreation, Warner also shot for Chi Chi LaRue (964 Dick Street, Gang Bang Jocks) and won a GayVN for Best Solo (Man Trade Solos).
Warner was known for his relationships with models including Rhett O’Hara and Dillon Pierce, among others. In an interview with Vincent Lambert in 2001, he defended models who get labeled divas (“most of them don’t deserve it”) and talked about his own take on gay porn:
Warner describes his own preference in porn as softer and more romantic. “I don’t do real nasty, in-your-face type movies,” he says. This may explain why in a world full of piss-swilling daddies Warner hasn’t ruled out a crossover to the other side of the camera. “I have been thinking of going in front of the camera, showing more of myself than in the past,” Warner admits. “I had hoped to do a scene with Dillon, but that never happened. I used to dance as a go-go boy in Miami Beach 10 years ago. Hey, if it saves me money by being in a scene in one of my movies, why not?” Warner asks with a laugh.