August 2014

Where The Bears Are S3 Ep5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCWQiuWSZhQ

Wood (Joe Dietl) makes an appointment as a patient at his ex-boyfriend Austin Walker’s chiropractor office in order to keep him distracted while Reggie and Todd comb the place for evidence linking him to the Cody Summers murder. Meanwhile, Nelson anxiously awaits word on whether he got the potentially career changing role of the small town sheriff in the low budget indie horror movie.

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Where The Bears Are Season 3 Episode 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kML1RoYcw

WHERE THE BEARS ARE is a web series following the exploits of 3 bear roommates sharing a house in the hills of Silverlake. It is “The Golden Girls” meets “Murder She Wrote” with big, hairy, gay men. Season 3 premieres August 11th, 2014, and consists of 22 TOTAL EPISODES! New EPISODES every MONDAY and THURSDAY.

While searching for clues in the Cody Summers murder, the Bears are surprised to discover Susie Collins (Loretta Fox) has been reinstated as the County Coroner after a multi-million dollar lawsuit and has used some of her settlement money to splurge on breast implants and a hunky new lab assistant named Big Ben (Piankhi Iknation). Meanwhile, Nelson (Ben Zook) is determined to get a glimpse of an actual dead body in the morgue in preparation for his upcoming horror movie audition. Wood: Joe Dietl. Reggie: Rick Copp. Dead Body: Michael Atanante.

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The Real Reason MTV Doesn’t Play Music Videos Anymore.

Yeah, I also miss the old days when you’d just leave the music station playing (for me it was Much Music, Canada’s music station) while you went about your day. You’d just have it on. You’d study, do your dishes, chat with your friends, read magazines… anything. If a song came on that you really loved, you’d watch but if not, you’d just let it play and occasionally look up to see what Madonna was wearing or who was interviewing Duran Duran.

Those days are gone.

Like all our entertainment, music is now something that we get on demand. We don’t let others program it for us, we watch what we want on Youtube or Hulu or Vemo. We make our own playlists or scroll down Facebook to see what our friends “liked.”

There’s no need for a music station and if there was… there would be one. They didn’t stop showing videos because they wanted to serve up shitty reality shows, they stopped showing videos because it was clear that when they played music, people turned it off and only watched when it was those horrible reality shows. That’s why.

He’s also right that it was that generation who pioneered Napster and Limewire and Torrents who stole the music. And it’s not just music. It baffles me how many people will tell me that they love my movies and watch them on some pirate porn site for free. They’ll sometimes gush about how much they love my movies and then laugh at how they don’t pay for them. I’ll give them a blank look and say “you realize that I have to pay my crew, my performers, I have to pay for flights, food, locations, editors, distribution and… maybe telling me that you love what I do but think it’s funny that you don’t think I deserve to pay my rent isn’t a way to endear yourself to me.

Anyway… I love Cracked, I love this video and yeah… I miss the days when music videos were art and not just places to sell cell phones and gadgets to people.

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Chris Kluwe’s Anti-LGBT Discrimination Settlement Gets 5 Charities ‘Substantial Amount’ – The New Civil Rights Movement

Chris Kluwe’s Anti-LGBT Discrimination Settlement Gets 5 Charities ‘Substantial Amount’ – The New Civil Rights Movement.

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Disney Prince Dicks. No Really.

czrrushdkvigait04wy1OK yes, I think we’re all occasionally guilty of getting a bit fixated on fictional characters. I’ll admit to having wanked off to the bad guy in Titan A.E. whose name I forget and I’m sure I had a few filthy dreams about Batman.

So did you and don’t lie.

The crowd over at Jezebel took it a step further with these… imagined naked cartoon portraits of Disney princes.

Which.. hey… why not?

Now for a website that seems to maybe lay it on a bit thick with the anti-sexist slant every so often and all, I’m maybe a bit confused by their clear desperation to sink to a few vaguely offensive stereotypes… muscle men have tiny dicks, black men have huge dicks, most of the white guys are cut.

But meh.. I’ll forget all that because..

 

dicks..

 

Check out the full collection here.

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Where The Bears Are – Season 3: Episode 3 BAD BEAR DAY on Vimeo

You can catch up with the previous seasons and one-off specials here.

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Photo Shoot: Eric Nero

New Titanmen performer Eric Nero (that I can’t wait for you to see in action) and I were taking a dip in the blazing hot Palm Springs sun on the last Titanmen shoot I did. I had all of my cheap plastic Lomography cameras with me and I decided to get creative.

I did one pass on the film using an underwater housing and a bit of a sun filter on my Fisheye 2 camera, then rewound it and loaded it up into my Sprocket Rocket camera and shot close ups of the palm trees by the pool. The effect is pretty stunning. I wish I could print the whole thing out 5′ high and have it on my wall (which would have to be about 100 yards long if I did that).

Instead, I cut it up into the best parts and I’m really happy with the result.

 

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Not A Surprise To Most Of Us In The Industry… There Will Be No State-Wide Condom Law.

IMG_6082The state Senate Appropriations Committee did not act on AB 1576 today and the bill will not move forward.

I’ve had a lot of friends and followers send me very concerned messages about the proposed law that would have required condoms and STI testing and sero-sorting for all porn performers. Some I think were legitimately worried for my career (for the record, I never was) and some were just upset their bareback porn would now be produced in another state.

While a few studios ran to Vegas to produce (where porn is technically illegal to produce at all), most studios it seems didn’t buy the hype. Few of us thought it would pass. One exception was the noted and respect adult industry attorney Mark Randazza who was quoting as saying “I had my money on stupid winning this one.” So maybe it was more of a crap shoot than I thought.

AB 1576 was a very flawed piece of legislation that would have forced studios to jump through a bunch of unnecessary hoops in the interest of just shaming porn makers and hobbling their business. As long as the proper industry-mandated protocols have been followed, nobody has ever been infected on set of a porn shoot.

Diane Duke told XBIZ that the Free Speech Coalition was “grateful” to members of the Senate “who saw this bill for what it was — a bald-faced attempt to exploit performers for political gain.”

Which is all it was.

What few people realized was that the testing portion of the bill had already been struck as Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton, California attempted to get the condom-only piece through. Given the opposition to government mandated testing from other AIDS orgs, most people well-acquainted with the bill think it’s “very unlikely” that Hall/AHF will attempt to push testing again.

Adult industry attorney Allan Gelbard said “It would do nothing to protect public health, and actually would have the exact opposite effect as to protecting the health of performers. The fiscal effects on the state would be especially damaging.” And he was right.

Cal-OSHA will continue to push for mandatory condoms, most likely. But the industry will oppose it. And the fight will continue.

As you most likely know, I work for a gay porn studio that not only has a very strict condom policy, they have a very strict rule against working with performers that have performed in bareback movies. While a few people had assume that I would try to change this policy when I took the job of head of production… they were wrong. I fully support the condom-only policy of Titanmen and had no intention of challenging it.

Read more at XBiz.com

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Paul Wilde’s Last Day

It was rather bitter sweet, really.

Paul and I had met on the set of Incubus, the first Titanmen movie I’d worked on. Neither of us knew it at the time, but Brian Mills had been planning to retire from porn for a while and pursue other interests and was looking for someone to replace him.

That someone was me.

Paul wasn’t really expecting, I don’t think, to ever have the captain’s chair at Titan. He was always happy directing the Titan Rough movies and the odd Titanmen feature. He always had a way of making those fetish movies pop off the screen and his movie Slick Dogs is still one of my favorites. I also loved Triage.

After Brian left and Paul took over, he and I were thrust together to be the two directors of Titanmen. We both have VERY different styles of doing everything which meant that we argued a lot about stuff, thus leading to, I think, some fantastic movies.

Paul left Titanmen late last winter and with very little public fanfare, I was dragged kicking and screaming ushered to the captain’s chair myself. Being head of production of my favorite porn studio ever is both a wonderful and terrifying prospect but with the two mentors I’ve had at this studio (three if you count Joe Gage who’s been such an amazing influence on me… but we’ll get to him another time), I think I’ve got about as much on-the-job training as I can have.

This video was shot when we wrapped the final scene on his last shot movie (there will be more he did coming out later), Fast Paced.

We all wish Paul luck.

(now wish it for me…)

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Where The Bears Are Season 3, Episode 2

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