Too Extreme for DVD: ROUGH. Pierced

15 May 2010 9:23

DirectorToo Extreme for DVD: ROUGH. PiercedSeattle, WA – When Paul Wilde and I first teamed up to begin production on the Rough line of fetish/Sm features, Titan Media Vice President, Keith Webb, sent us off with the words, “Shock us.” I think it’s safe to say we accomplished that mission with Pierced. Available exclusively through TitanMen Video on Demand, Pierced pushes the documentation of contemporary BDSM in the men’s community to the very edge, capturing three of the most extreme scenes that incorporate play piercings as anchor points for bondage in a stunning exhibition of the scope and power of sadomasochistic play. Never before has this type of play been so thoroughly, comprehensively and beautifully captured on screen. Pierced is unlike anything you have seen before…
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Rising Starz

13 May 2010 11:29

CagedRising StarzSeattle, WA – Rising Starz, subtitled “Interviews with the Hottest New Stars of Gay Adult Video,” by Owen Keehnen hit bookshelves yesterday. In 2005, Keehnen released the book Starz, a collection of sixty interviews with gay male performers in the adult industry. Starz was followed by the 2007 release of its sequel, More Starz, and then Ultimate Starz in 2009. In late December of 2008, I was contacted by Keehnen about the possibility of being interviewed for his fourth installment in this groundbreaking series, tentatively entitled Rising Starz. I agreed and began a conversation with Keehnen that lasted the better part of the six months immediately following my decision to partner with Titan and launch the Rough line as a co-director with Paul Wilde. Here’s what Keehnen has to say about Rising Starz and my reflections… Read the rest of this entry »

Changes

4 May 2010 8:59

PersonalSeattle, WA – When I met my boy Derek da Silva nearly four years ago at my first Inferno in 2006, our connection was immediate and our relationship grew with a passion that was rare and unexpected. I collared Derek in May of 2007 on the set of our first ‘art film’ together, Soldiers of Misfortune, and we began our long distance, D/s relationship as Sir and boy. I can’t help but smile when I look back upon that time and remember our adolescent-like enthusiasm and unbridled Sadomasochistic fervor. Derek introduced me to a new cadre of fetish/Sm players at the national and international levels, in addition to a niche market for ‘this thing of ours’ within the adult film industry. In turn, I introduced Derek to my community of family and friends, primarily stationed in my Pacific Northwest home, and partnered with him on a variety of activities that kept us traveling across the North American continent performing, teaching, playing and serving as advocates for respect and responsibility. Our relationship played out on stage, across the screen, in print, over the internet and under the scrutiny of the public eye. It seemed a natural extension of our activism and sense of adventure. Read the rest of this entry »

Leather Leadership Conference XIV

10 April 2010 9:38

TrainerLeather Leadership Conference XIVDetroit, MI – My boy Derek da Silva and I are in Detroit, MI this weekend for the Leather Leadership Conference (LLC). The Leather Leadership Conference is an organization dedicated to strengthening the BDSM/Leather/Fetish/Kink community by providing the stepping stones of learning and knowledge to assist in the development of the leadership skills of community members. Their goal is to aid in the growth and success of organizations and community groups through the development of these skills by providing access to leadership information and topics. By strengthening the leaders in our community they hope to facilitate a greater sense of connection between and within community groups. Derek and I are here this year to facilitate a presentation and guided discussion entitled Building Communities that Feed Your Soul. Read the rest of this entry »

Washington State Leather Pride 2010

29 March 2010 20:04

FlagWashington State Leather Pride 2010Seattle, WA – Today is a day of rest and recovery from Washington State Leather Pride Week for me. It was a busy, fatiguing week culminating with the Washington State Mr & Ms Leather Contest Saturday night and our Annual Victory Brunch, Memorial & Awards Ceremony yesterday. But it was also highly enjoyable and rewarding. As Doug and Angie stepped down from their title years as Washington State Mr and Ms Leather, we had two contestants for each of the 2010 titles. Jim and Herrmeister D competed for the Mr title and Boi Di and Panda Girl (pictured left to right in the image right, courtesy of Malixe) competed for the Ms. Our congratulations go out to all four contestants, and we welcome our new Washington State Ms Leather, Boi Di, and Washington State Mr Leather 2010, Herrmeister D to the Washington State Leather title family. Each of the four contestants is a fine representative of the richness of Washington’s leather community and an excellent example of the Washington State Mr|Ms Leather Organization (WSMLO)‘s efforts to identify, recruit and mentor our next class of community leaders.

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KinkFest 2010

21 March 2010 12:26

TrainerKinkFest 2010Portland, OR – My boy Derek da Silva and I rendezvoused in Portland, OR for KinkFest this weekend. In addition to enjoying the company of other kinksters from around the country (surprisingly KinkFest is now as large an event as Thunder in the Mountains), we’ve been presenting classes as part of the weekend’s educational series. Yesterday’s advanced Shibari Fundamentals class went exceptionally well. With approximately 90 or so people in attendance, the class definitely rivaled those we’ve presented at ShibariCon and Thunder in past years. This afternoon we’ll be presenting our Bondage for CBT class, ties and applied techniques for cock and ball bondage. While we are not comfortable publishing handouts for the Shibari class on partial and full suspension techniques we presented yesterday, we are posting our slides and handouts for the Bondage for CBT class we will be presenting later today. You can follow these links to access the full color slides and class handouts accompanying Bondage for CBT in PDF format.