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In the winter of 2015-2016, a comprehensive exhibition of works by Keith Haring was held at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, and this summer, up to August 27, it will host a grand retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s life and work. Even though Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) and Haring (1958-1990) had a twelve-year age difference and their artistic visual language is extremely different, there are also striking similarities.

Aug 2017       
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On March 31st, Gilbert Baker died in his sleep in his house in New York City. He was sixty-five years of age. “The cause of death is hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease,” Julie Bolcer, spokeswoman of the New York City medical examiner’s office stated. Baker has earned a place in our history for designing the rainbow flag in 1978.

May 2017       
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Those who want to relax with a film in which gay experiences are key can find a variety of productions in a variety of genres online and on Blue-ray or DVD. Since Ang Lee’s blockbuster “Brokeback Mountain,” homosexuality is not a problem anymore, even in Hollywood. However, one critic wrote in 2007 that the film is for “heterosexuals who are comfortable with a narrow notion of what constitutes a homosexual life, namely a sad, lonely man who must die.”

Dec 2016       
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The tattoo has become mainstream over the past decades, after being a symbol for outcasts for a long time. This can be concluded, for example, from various documentary television series, such as “Tattoo Fixers,” which is aired on British television with great success for some seasons now. In this television series, renowned tattoo artists replace the often terrible tattoos by wonderful works of art. The “horror tattoos” that have to be replaced were often made when drunk and on holiday, or by friends lacking the proper skills who’d ordered a tattoo set on the Internet.

May 2016       
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“A young God you were, yet a rascal. / A paviour from the lowest class. / Laughing out loud, you hammered small tiles // Into the street, among other tearaways.” This is how Gerrit Komrij’s poem “Endymion” starts. Throughout the centuries, this mythological figure is mostly depicted as a sleeping male beauty (and Komrij’s last stanza also refers to this eternal sleep: “Someday, the earth will slowly well up from your mouth”) but traditionally, Endymion was a hunter or shepherd - someone who had to work hard to make ends meet.

Mar 2016       
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In 1969, the well-known and then forty-year-old Dutch essayist Rudy Kousbroek confessed: “I had never seen a sex film.” In 2015 it seems unbelievable that someone his age would say such a thing, especially with an undertone of missing out on something.

Mar 2015       
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The Second World War had significant demographic consequences, especially in the United States. Many young men who had left to fight for their country did not return to their often small places of birth, but tried to make it in one of the big cities. The freedom and independence of family supervision these boys wanted, indirectly was one of the reasons for the rise of an initially modest gay movement.

Dec 2014       
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“Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall” is a historical retrospective of sexy and erotic illustrations by artists who made work for the gay male magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s currently on show at New York’s Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Curated by New York-based illustrator Robert W. Richards, “Stroke” features circa eighty original illustrations by twenty-five artists.

Jun 2014       
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Why are men with beards hot, and where does this fascination come from? Are men with beards more attractive and trustworthy, and do they command respect? Is the beard in all its different shapes a form of expression and creativity, or is it a kind of rebellion?

Mar 2014       
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Recently, gay adult film star Adam Killian has been appointed Creative Director for Lucas Entertainment. Killian was born on August 12, 1975 in West Hollywood, California, USA. He has a degree in Dance and Theater from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and made his first appearance when he was around twenty-eight years old with a non-sexual role in Jet Set Men’s 2003 production “The Hole.” This movie was directed by Wash West, who’d reached instant fame two years earlier with “The Fluffer,” an exploration of obsession and power relations set with the adult video industry.

Dec 2013       
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After 9/11, firefighters are looked upon as true masculine heroes, especially in the United States. Often the consequence of a transformation into an icon of virility is an erotization of the object of veneration. To a certain degree this has also happened with the firefighters. This summer, British satellite television channels showed a commercial - if I remember rightly for a bingo website that mainly targets women - which featured a muscular man, stripped to the waist and with a stupid gigolo grin on his face, while the text “Hot” is projected over him in large characters.

Dec 2013       
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It was the first fall training session for the local soccer team. The weeks of recess meant that the team were buzzing with news of their holiday activities and concentration was not topnotch. In addition there was a new coach who wanted their attention and was determined one way or another to get the team shaped up in time for victories as the season got underway.

Oct 2013       
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In 1960, the American writer William Styron met his fellow-countryman and colleague William S. Burroughs at a jazz & poetry night in Paris. He would later describe him in a letter as an “amazing person with an intense and crazy face, and a tailor-made suit that seemed to be from the twenties, with a shit-colored raincoat [...]. He reminded me of an old and nasty dyke.

Aug 2013       
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“Cheap wine, masturbation, cinema,” Céline writes. "There’s no more wine, and there are no cinemas here. Existence is getting rather boring." According to Dutch author Gerard Reve in his “Poem for Doctor Trimbos” from “Nader tot U” (Nearer to Thee; 1966). It’s remarkable that, in the course of time, all three of these recreational activities have been subjected to criticism to a greater or lesser extent.

Aug 2013       
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From the middle of the nineteenth century until way into the twentieth North-European gays have traveled to the Mediterranean region to escape from the stifling moral customs in their own country. Some preferred Italy while other went to North Africa, but for all these travelers it was as if “sexual initiation and homosexual liberation could take place only among the irresistible youths of the classical Mediterranean or exotic North Africa,” as Robert Aldrich wrote in “Colonialism and Homosexuality” (London / New York 2003).

Feb 2012       
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Christopher Isherwood wrote in his notes for a lecture in August 1962 at the University of California at Berkeley, “A Personal Statement,” which were published some years ago in “Isherwood on Writing” (Minneapolis 2007): “The only satisfactory definition of pornography is four-letter words. If you get into the question of what is sexually exciting you become lost. If you try to distinguish between pornography and art you can’t, because pornography is always fantasy at least, and fantasy is a mode of art.”

Oct 2011       
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“Today, the Falcon brand is in crisis. [Director John] Rutherford’s departure initiated years of turmoil and change, marked by a seemingly accelerating turnover in personnel that dramatically affected Falcon’s role as the industry leader and as a commercially successful business. [Falcon] is constantly tinkering with different packaging styles and has even gone so far as to re-title earlier films. The company appears to be lurching from director to director, releasing videos in a number of styles.

Sep 2011       
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The explorer and erotomaniac Richard Burton presented his idea of a “Sotadic Zone,” in which same sex flourishes, in the extensive Terminal Essay to his translation of “The Arabian Nights” in 1885. This zone would include the countries both North and South of the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and parts of the Middle East.

Jul 2011       
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The explorer and erotomaniac Richard Burton presented his idea of a “Sotadic Zone,” in which same sex flourishes, in the extensive Terminal Essay to his translation of “The Arabian Nights” in 1885. This zone would include the countries both North and South of the Mediterranean, Asia Minor and parts of the Middle East.

Jul 2011       
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Although many male couples in real life undoubtedly have an exuberant sex life, love and porn don’t seem to go together. Of course there are movies in which the extramarital sexual escapades of a man are reason for his partner to indulge in lots of action in revenge. And I can also remember movies in which a guy has lots of excessive horny sex with others only to return to his boyfriend for some sweet lovemaking. But even in these cases the underlying message seems to be that sex with a stranger is more interesting and exciting than with one’s partner, in short the sexual preference of Mister Right Away over Mister Right.

Jun 2011       
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In a “GA-Magazine” interview with Amsterdam leather king Rob Meijer, founder of Rob’s Leather, he confessed that he very reluctantly started selling rubber as “it [always] cracks [...], always breaks. I don’t feel like it. I always inform people that I have a quality business, and I want things to be of high-quality. Someone buys rubber pants and returns them two days later because of cracks. That frustrates me, as I do not know what to do with them.

Jun 2011       
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One of the more remarkable things in gay history is that the porn industry had its first real breakthrough in the United States. Not just because this country is so puritan still, but also because sodomy even remained a criminal act for much longer compared to Europe. California for example, the state where porn production had – and still partly has - its center, probable mainly because of the nice climate, sodomy laws were only banished on the 6th of May 1975.

Apr 2011       
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Whoever’s focused a little bit on the porn industry will have noticed that more and more American producers choose to produce part of their films in Brazil and with Brazilians. This is not something that just happened overnight though, because someone like Kristen Bjorn had discovered this location years ago. This also goes for an admirer of his work, the pornographer Alexander, who’s originally from Russia, lives in San Diego and works largely in Brazil.

Mar 2011       
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Sebastian’s Double Fuck Weekend

Which bottom-boy doesn’t dream about surrendering to his horn bag nature for once, and allow a range of men to abuse him as their sex toy? This fantasy is exactly what Sebastian, a young, white, bleach blond Brazilian is experiencing in March 2009 in Rio de Janeiro. With a shaved butt and pubes he’s well prepared for his escapades. Over the weekend he meets up with five big-dicked guys who are ready for action.

Mar 2011       
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In my younger days one could spot on the facades of dilapidated cinemas the announcement of movies such as “Yodeling under Tyrol Skirts” or “With my Alp Horn Between Your Alps” or similar naughty titles. The incidental gay movies of the time were rather heavy-handed, so I don’t think there’s a gay version of these erotic comedies. Which doesn’t mean the famous German Lederhosen have no erotic or fetishist aspect.

Feb 2011       
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“An army of powerful warriors fueled by sexual desire for their fellow battle mates,” was the start of an article in the Australian magazine DNA earlier this year, and it continued with: “It sounds like the basis of a porno.” The author had discovered, however, that “they existed in Ancient Greece and were a formidable success.” The history of this Sacred Band Of Thebes is a subject for another author and another occasion, because for this moment I’m interested in soldier boys as a porn object. Who can resist a man in uniform?

Jan 2011       
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Of all the American porn producers Lucas Entertainment has received the most nominations for the HustlaBall Awards taking place in the KitKatClub in Berlin on the 22nd of October. The twelve nominations for this New York company were topped only by the thirteen nominations for mass producer Bel Ami, and followed closely by eleven nominations for Dick Wadd, World of Men and the German Wurstfilm. Naor Tal is nominated in the category Best Bottom (USA).

Dec 2010       
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A couple of years ago, I was having an after-hour drink with some men in a bar in the early morning. After closing time, the owner liked to relax with some alcoholic refreshments, regular customers and “approved” passers-by. That morning, an attractive Frenchman who fell into the last category, kept looking at me with lustful eyes. Probably slightly tipsy, I don’t remember how the situation developed, but at a certain moment someone simply said “fuck!”

Dec 2010       
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A few months ago a mentioned in passing Michael Lucas’ “Revenge,” in which Matan Shalev gets it from Rafael Alencar, after he’d seduced Rafael’s romantic interest Jesse Martin with his lap dancing art to a night filled with erotic excesses. Matan is obviously enjoying the physical punishment so that Rafael spits at him: “You like that, don’t ye?” forcing the masochist Israeli into submission with his formidable dick. Matan happily surrenders.

Nov 2010       
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What makes someone into a porn star? Why are there still men dreaming of Kip Noll while most other “stars” from the seventies have long since disappeared from our collective memory? I’ve focused on porn productions journalistically for a while now and I still haven’t worked out what makes a porn actor into a porn star.

Aug 2010       
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Edmund White writes in “City Boy,” published last year and subtitled “My Life in New York During the 1960s and ’70s,” that “in 1972 ‘L.A. Plays Itself,’ a hard-core porn film starring the charismatic director Fred Halstead, opened on Fifty-sixth Street and ran briefly before the cops closed it down. It had a notorious fisting scene, and the whole atmosphere of the second half of the movie was in complete grim contrast to the plucked pretty-boy look of the new East Coast porn such as ‘The Boys in the Sand.’”

Aug 2010       
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Edmund White writes in “City Boy,” published last year and subtitled “My Life in New York During the 1960s and ’70s,” that “in 1972 ‘L.A. Plays Itself,’ a hard-core porn film starring the charismatic director Fred Halstead, opened on Fifty-sixth Street and ran briefly before the cops closed it down. It had a notorious fisting scene, and the whole atmosphere of the second half of the movie was in complete grim contrast to the plucked pretty-boy look of the new East Coast porn such as ‘The Boys in the Sand.’”

Aug 2010       
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Some people claim that the porn industry is in trouble because everyone is said to download porn nowadays instead of buying it. I can’t assess whether that’s true or not. I’d think it more pleasurable to watch a porn movie from a comfortable sofa or in bed on a television instead of at your desk, so downloaders would have to burn the films onto DVDs as well.

Jun 2010       
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When I spotted the cover of “Mixxxed Nuts” on the internet, depicting a charming Caucasian young man being embraced by a black gentleman, I was intrigued. The back of the DVD aroused my curiosity even further, noticing that this young man has a very nice butt on which the other gentleman eagerly rests his hand. Which excesses will those two indulge in? It would be easy to get an answer to this question. Some days later, the postal services delivered “Mixxxed Nuts.”

May 2010       
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Falcon Studios has been at the top of the porn industry for about forty years by now and it owes much of its success to the men appearing in front of the Falcon cameras. Founder Chuck Holmes declared in an interview in 1996 that he admired “clean-cut men”: “We try to show someone who is universally accepted - nice body, nice face, nice teeth and, hopefully, nice everything else.” It’s obvious that a reasonably big dick also belongs to the “everything else.”

Apr 2010       
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While roaming the internet you sometimes come across photos which strike you as special. This happened to me with a photo of a young man lying very invitingly on bed. Fortunately the caption mentioned the name of the gentleman exposing his gorgeous behind: Sean Storm. When I also came across a beautifully vulgar shot of Storm copping it through a glory hole I realized this was not just a prickteaser but someone who delivers what he’s got on offer, and I was fascinated.

Apr 2010       
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Horny Street Lads Prefer Rough, Uncomplicated Sex In ‘Stoßzeit’

When Jean Daniel Cadinot started to make porn movies around 1980, after having worked successfully as a photographer of men for some years, it was the start of a career that made him the best of the industry In Europe for over fifteen years. Of course there were sex entrepreneurs who shot flicks with uninspired rentboys in dirty backrooms, but it wasn’t until Cazzo was created by Jörg Andreas and Jürgen Brüning in 1996 that another European porn business delivered comparable quality, even though Cazzo was aiming at a totally different segment of the market.

Feb 2010       
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“Prison Breakers” came out in spring already but it was only after I’d read on Alexander’s website that, indeed, there are a lot of jail inspired porn movies but, “the prison cells seem to have been done by Martha Stewart and it’s less than hot,” I thought it’d be interesting to check out how Alexander had tackled this. He is a master in finding the right locations.

Jan 2010       
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“Trends in Ecology and Evolution” recently discussed scientific research which showed women choose different mates when they’re on the pill. Women who ovulate naturally, those who don’t take oral contraceptives, choose more masculine, dominant and competitive mates; more cocky in short, as a Dutch newspaper put it. These qualities are also passed on to the offspring.

Jan 2010       
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In the past we’ve put the spotlight on to Australian photographer Paul Freeman’s “Bondi” series several times already. After four books of celebration of the unpolished gorgeous man, no standard models to be seen, in the cityscape of Sydney, he thought it was time for a change of scenery. He turned to the deserted heart of the continent. How he does it boggles me, but again there were mouth-watering men just waiting in groups to be photographed.

Jan 2010       
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Porn is fantasy. The remarkable thing is, however, that many porn consumers behave like sheep as well when it comes to the direction of their fantasies. After the Iron Curtain fell, (so called) Eastern European boys became immensely popular, with their boy-next-door charisma, their natural looking bodies and their uncut dicks, which especially stirred the many American fans. Meanwhile we’re by now rather accustomed to these Eastern European lads and we’re ready for some new fantasy.

Dec 2009       
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The introduction of the video recorder and later of the DVD player, as well as the scrapping of many censorship regulations over the last three to four decades, has made porn into an easily and cheaply available product. Many of us never today experienced the thrill gays must have felt once the opportunities one had to watch an explicit movie were rare. Nowadays most gays watch porn for a little while and then toss it aside as boring.

Nov 2009       
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Sometimes what seems like progress is actually a step backward as well. In 1986 and 1991 there were two extensive Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals in Amsterdam. Nowadays the big Hollywood studios are making gay movies and these are taken up in the regular cinema programming and are even shown on tv, so you’d think these festivals would have become obsolete. But this is of course not the case at all.

Aug 2009       
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We’ve repeatedly paid attention to the work of Julius, but it is now some two years ago that we announced his graphic novel “Gangsta Daddy” in “Gay News.” So it’s time for a review of Julius’ latest production, “Go South.”

Jul 2009       
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Opwindende blik op ruim twee decennia Falcon-ontwikkeling

In het hoofdstuk over Falcon Studios in het geweldige The Big Penis Book schrijft Dian Hanson dat de in 2000 overleden oprichter Charles Holmes het archief van zijn bedrijf wel eens omschreef als zijn “goud,” dat op een dag van grote waarde zou zijn. Hanson voegde daaraan echter toe dat “slechts een klein percentage van dit historische archief beschikbaar is op falconstudios.com, aangezien de nadruk van het bedrijf ligt bij het creëren van nieuwe video’s voor de [diverse] labels.”

Jul 2009       
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In the chapter on Falcon Studios in the fantastic “The Big Penis Book” Dian Hanson writes that the founder of the company, Charles Holmes, often described the archives as his “gold” that one day would turn out a huge profit. Hanson added that at the time “only a tiny percentage of this historic archive is available on falconstudios.com, as the company’s emphasis is on creating new video content for its [...] lines.”

Jul 2009       
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“And the winner is...” These words were heard many times during the ceremony of the GayVN Awards on Saturday March 28 in the legendary Castro Theater in San Francisco. The biggest winner was Raging Stallion’s two-part epic (on four DVDs) “To the Last Man.”

Jun 2009       
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On the 7th of April Jack Wrangler died in New York from emphysema. He was one of the very first superstars of gay porn in the seventies. Wrangler was born on July 11, 1946 as John Robert Stillman, son of Robert Stillman, the director of several Hollywood movies and producer of tv-series like “Bonanza,” the famous western series from the sixties. In one of his last interviews in “The Advocate” last year November, Wrangler admitted he was aware of his attraction to other men from his tenth year or thereabout.

Jun 2009       
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Op 7 april overleed Jack Wrangler in New York aan de gevolgen van longemfyseem. Wrangler was in de jaren zeventig één van de allereerste supersterren in homoporno. Wrangler werd op 11 juli 1946 als John Robert Stillman geboren als zoon van Robert Stillman, regisseur van verschillende Hollywood-films en producent van ondermeer Bonanza, de befaamde Western-televisieserie uit de jaren zestig.

Jun 2009       
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Ever since halfway the twentieth century Fire Island has been the holiday playground for gays from New York, boys on the verge of overheating in summer and therefore melting with lust. Therefore it’s not such a big surprise that the first large-scale porn production that was made after a 1970 senate committee had decided that all regulations on the availability of sexually tinted material for adults should be lifted, turned out to be a tribute to “the boys of Fire Island”: “Boys in the Sand” (1971; now available on “The Wakefield Poole Collection, 1971-86" from Mercury Releasing).

May 2009       
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Last month I concluded an article about the wedding between porn stud Brent Everett and Steve Peña with a cry from the heart of Alan from Florida on Queerty.com: “With all the gay for pay straight college dudes out there I find it inspiring that there are real gays making gay porn and living happy gay lives. More power to them. Long may they run. Together.” This had hardly made it to print as a row started over the election of Reese Rideout as Man of the Year by male nudity magazine “Men.”

Mar 2009       
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We’ve all had our fantasies about hunky window cleaners stepping into our bedroom to wash us instead of the stupid windows, or let us wash their butts if that’s more your taste. Or that when you go inspect the renovation of your house you find the workers filling each other’s holes instead of the walls’? We all know the cliché that workers whistle after every woman, but who’s to say if that’s not just a decoy to quickly go inside and get off together for the rest of the afternoon.

Mar 2009       
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By all the judicial humbug that surrounds the gay marriage thing in California and makes it into some political bounce ball, you’d almost forget that we’re simply talking about real people wanting to say ‘I do’ to each other. We’d missed the fact that on the 3rd of October porn star Brent Everett got married to colleague Steve Peña, a thirty-one-year-old veteran from San Diego who’s known as the organizer of the Military Madness Nights, parties for “those who serve, have served and love the military.”

Feb 2009       
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If you take a look around in a porn shop, and whom of us doesn’t, every now and then, you’ll notice that a lot of different groups and professions have been sexualized, from scouts, students, and skinheads to police officers, inmates and soldiers. Most of these groups have some sort of uniform, they’re recognizable. Lately the porn market seems to have found another niche: the businessman. The British website Menatplay.com has completely dedicated itself to this theme and its popularity has already resulted in photo books, calendars and DVDs, including the first three installments of “Executive Pleasures.”

Nov 2008       
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In the previous issue of Gay News we quoted a New Zealand man, who discovered the Ward Baths in Rotorua and described them as a “Gay Heaven,” in which he experienced “four years of utter sexual pleasure with hundreds of randy men.” Most of us have experienced the horny pleasures a gay sauna sometimes offers, but for the those unfamiliar with this universe, and the ones who want to take the sultry steamy atmosphere home, we recommend the Alexander production “Bathhouse Exxxtasy.”

Dec 2008       
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Blond Guys Lusting After Black Meat

For a long time it was considered not beneficial for the career of an upcoming All-American Porn Star to have sex with black men in front of the cameras. Therefore many porn actors concerned themselves with interracial productions only in the twilight of their career. As in the case of Jeff Palmer, who - as wanted he to show his middle finger to the major porn companies for blackballing him for his participation in bareback films - gets double-fucked by two black dicks in “Barebacking With Jeff Palmer, Volume 3: Gang Fucked.”

Nov 2008       
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Anyone who takes a look at the men’s calendars in the local (gay) bookstore, will notice that “men” are hard to find. Of course, there are the traditional walking bundles of muscle from Colt Studios and some other exceptions, but for a gay publisher as Bruno Gmünder for example, apropos of calendars “men” seems to be synonymous with “twinks” and other smooth, beardless kids.

Feb 2008       
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Exactly ten years ago, in 1997, porn director Chi Chi LaRue released his perverse epic “Link,” with an, at the time, huge cast of eighteen horny studs. “Link” is an evocation of a sex club where bears, bodybuilders, daddies, as well as college freshmen give the beast in themselves free rein and have their fling in the pleasures of glory holes, golden showers, bondage, dildos (and not the smallest ones), threesomes, and several other expressions of kinky lust.

Dec 2007       
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Julius’ new graphic novel, “Gangsta Daddy,” was published a few months ago. After drawing in “Vikings: Irish Annals” the sexual experiences of the mediaeval shepherd Liam, he returned to the here and now, sort of. It doesn’t matter for the stories really. Whether set in the future or the past, young heroes are being deflowered by a mature, hairy guy, get hooked on a dick in their butt and become play toy for several other hairy big guys.

May 2007       
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It’s not customary that we draw attention twice in one year to a book by the same photographer, but in the case of Paul Freeman I’m happy to make an exception to this rule. This Australian photographer is taking the male nude by storm. The male nude photo book genre, that is. And that’s completely understandable, since Freeman offers something which most “male” photographers don’t offer, namely men, not boys.

May 2007       
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