FetishForce Prepares for IML/Grabby Weekend

17 May 2011 13:26

FetishForceFetishForce Prepares for IML/Grabby WeekendSeattle, WA – FetishForce is rallying in Chicago Memorial Day Weekend for IML and the Grabby Awards. This message summarizes and outlines our plan of action for Chicago, Thu 26 through Tue 31 May 2011. Since IML is a major event for our community, FetishForce has chosen the IML host hotel as our base of operations for the weekend. This will facilitate each of us enjoying the festivities of IML while visiting with our friends in the community in addition to engaging in our promotional efforts at the various Grabby events. As you all know this all co-insides with our DVD release of Industrial Encounters and my co-hosting of the 2011 Grabbys. I am thrilled by the crew I will have with me to ‘Represent’ our community of family and friends at these huge events. I know we are going to have an outstanding time.
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Titles, Sashes, Bashes and Crashes

3 March 2010 0:26

MonsignoreTitles, Sashes, Bashes and CrashesPalm Springs, CA – A very interesting thread hit my inbox a couple weeks ago from the GLPW mailing list. What apparently began as a question regarding Sashes became a discussion about titleholders, and I was called out by my brother Gene Romaine (pictured right on the left at the most recent Gear Night at the Cuff courtesy of Graves). Yes, it’s true, I am a Leather titleholder. I served my local community as Washington State Mr Leather in 2002. And yes, I wore the Sash that came with that title on exactly three occasions; the night of the contest when I stepped up, the day I marched in the Seattle Pride parade with the Leather contingent, and, finally at the contest a year later when I stepped down. Truth is I don’t really like sashes; I find them so pretentious. My title vest, however, I have worn with pride on countless occasions. Even now, eight years later, around this time in March, my title vest comes off the heavy plastic hanger in the closet and put back on my back. Read the rest of this entry »

Anatomy of a Scene: Impact Play

5 February 2010 10:58

InstigatorsAnatomy of a Scene: Impact PlaySan Diego, CA – Of all the scenes we do, it is our impact play that seems to freak people out the most. Impact play is a common yet misunderstood part of the Leather-S/M scene. Whether delivered with bare hands (our personal favorite) or through a variety of implements designed or perverted to do wicked and nasty things – impact play can create strong physical, emotional and mental connections. Read the rest of this entry »

A More Nuanced Position

8 November 2009 12:12

PSAA More Nuanced PositionSeattle, WA – A few months ago, International Mr. Leather founder and current president, Chuck Renslow, sent a message to IML Leather Market vendors and the members of our leather community. The letter announced a policy adopted by the Executive Committee of IML regarding the promotion or advocacy of barebacking – the practice of unprotected anal sex among men who have sex with men. This new policy specifically disallows entities that distribute and sell merchandise tending to promote or advocate barebacking from participation in the IML vendor market. Personally, I have myself questioned the level of acceptance bareback studios enjoy at leather community events. I have been troubled by the growing perception that barebacking (especially the marketing of unsafe sex with multiple, anonymous partners) is somehow an acceptable practice among responsible fetish/Sm players. Given our tribe’s long tradition of taking care of each other and teaching each other how to play more safely, I am amazed our response has not been stronger or come more quickly. But, I get ahead of myself… Read the rest of this entry »

Who’s a Good Puppy?

25 May 2009 9:59

Smokin'Who's a Good Puppy?Chicago, IL – The Titan crew spent its Sunday working and playing at the Titan/Priapebooth in the IML Leather Market. Now don’t get me wrong, working a booth in the market is work. For me, it meant answering a lot of questions about our IML release Folsom Flesh (“No, that’s not makeup on his ass. Those are blood blisters from the paddle”) and the new Rough line of fetish/Sm features I’m co-directing with Paul Wilde for Titan (“Copper wire wrapped around each nut and hooked to a crank generator [Giggle]”). It also meant stealing away brief moments to visit with friends from around the world and recruit players.

Honestly, I love performing but I get a little uncomfortable in large crowds. I don’t generally like people I don’t know getting in my space or touching me. It makes me irritable [read: dangerous]. That’s one of the reasons I like to play. A scene is kind of like theater; an invisible fourth wall exists allowing the audience to witness while providing an understood barrier. At least until someone from se-cu-ri-ty comes to shut you down.

Luckily, I had plenty of volunteers willing to help create a scene. Since we brought in our pup Element, who appears in Shock Treatment, the soon-to-be-released second feature of the new Rough line, I figured a little Sunday afternoon puppy play was in order. Director Brian Mills (pictured above) got into the action. Now, for a clip of some of the fun we had courtesy of Titan MediaRead the rest of this entry »

Folsom Prison Wins Best Fetish Film at 2009 Grabbys

24 May 2009 10:28

ReflectiveFolsom Prison Wins Best Fetish Film at 2009 GrabbysChicago, IL – Yesterday evening I attended the 18th Annual Grabby Awards with my boys, Derek da Silva and Chris Yosef and our pup, Element (pictured right). We joined director Brian Mills and my fellow Titan exclusives Dean Flynn and Will Parker at the studio table and helped collect three Grabby honors. The first was Folsom Prison‘s Grabby for Best Fetish Video. This was a particular honor because I helped co-write Folsom Prison with Brian Mills and Diesel Washington and it was my first opportunity to help direct the scenes in which I performed. Titan Media also earned a Grabby for Best Art Direction with Funhouse and Dean Flynn took home Lucite as the Grabby’s Best Versatile Performer of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »