Folsom Street Fair 2008

29 September 2008 15:20

TrainerFolsom Street Fair 2008San Francisco, CA –- Yesterday marked the first anniversary of my art film debut with the release of Fear, the release of my seventh feature Folsom Undercover and the second Folsom Street Fair with my boy Derek. This entry also marks the one year anniversary of this blog which has chronicled what has proven to be a wild and unexpected adventure.

Wild is definitely the adjective I’d use to describe yesterday’s festivities at the street fair. Derek and I arrive a little after noon to work our shifts at the TitanMen/NakedSword mega booth and the streets were already crowed asshole to bellybutton with people. Titan provided headshots for all the performers to sign, calendars to give away and a large stack of my ‘trading cards’ from NakedSword for me to hand out. As soon as we got into the booth there were calls from the crowd for autographs and photo ops. Derek and I jumped right in greeting both fans and friends as they came to the booth, giving away studio swag and a gift of our own.

Derek and I brought 300 black & white checkered hankies to hand out at the booth this year (photo above). The checker hanky is the hanky code flag for safer sex and represents a commitment to responsible play. Over the past year we’ve learned of far too many of our friends and acquaintances seroconverting, witnessed a cavalier attitude toward safer sex practices grow to become nearly normative and risk behavior touted as transgressive, edgy and cool. Bull shit.

Folsom Street Fair 2008The checker hanky was introduced in the 80’s, when as a community we worked hard to advocate safer sex and get the message out. And it worked; HIV transmission rates decreased through the 80’s and 90’s. Now, as we begin the 21st century, HIV transmission rates are on the rise among men who have sex with men. Something’s gone terribly wrong.

I was lucky; I got the message early. I realized I love sex and learn at an early age that the safer I was doing it the longer I’d be around to do it. I know a couple of ‘art film’ personalities handing out checkered hankies isn’t going to make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, but if we can encourage even a few people to stand fast in their personal commitment to sexual health and the health of their partners regardless of HIV status then perhaps the message will reach more people than 300 checkered hankies.

Last year might have been larger than life but this year was mobile. Titan had wrapped the studio’s production van with the images of several exclusives, including yours’ truly (image above). We were playing the Blu-Ray™ edition of Folsom Undercover in the back of the van, but I wasn’t in a position to see the movie. I don’t think we would have had much time to take it in anyway. Titan seemed to have everyone on hand for the event. François Sagat, Dean Flynn, Diesel Washington, Alex Baresi, Dirk Jager, Frank Philipp, Eduardo, Rich van Sant, Chad Manning, Dominic Sol and Marco Blaze were all at the booth in addition to Derek and me.

Folsom Street Fair 2008Bonus: In addition to all those beautiful men, there was one more wonderful surprise, my boy from Seattle. Jeff (photo right) had been vacationing in Hawaii and had changed his flights home to include a stopover in San Francisco to join Derek and I at the Folsom Street Fair. It was great to have him there, but I wish I had gotten a chance to spend more time with him and I’m sure the whole thing was rather bizarre for him. He was a great help throughout the day and I need to think of a way to thank him for being there… oh, wait, I’ve got a pretty good idea how I can thank him, same way I thanked him yesterday morning for coming into town.

Toward the end of the day, NakedSword ask if Derek and I would come over their booth to create a crowd. It was our pleasure to help out our friends at NakedSword. A little impromptu rope bondage and impact play seemed to do the trick quite nicely (photo below by Darwin Bell for TheSword.com). I tied Derek down in one of my favorite ties for sex, his arms and legs securely bound beneath him with his ass exposed, then proceeded to deliver a good spanking with my hands and belt. The crowed seemed both horrified by and attracted to the intensity of this spur of the moment scene, which was really quite timid by our standards. At one point I overheard someone in the throngs say, “its okay they’re partners.”

Folsom Street Fair 2008Afterward, we did a little instructional bondage work, stuck around for some photo ops/autographs and handed out the last of the hankies.

When the street fair closed down Derek, Jeff and I walked over to the Hole in the Wall’s new digs and finally got some quality time together. While many of our friends decided to go to the Real Bad party, we preferred the music and surroundings of one of our favorite dive bars. And did we have fun. There’s nothing like cutting loose after being ‘on’ all day.

This morning we sent Jeff off to the airport for his flight home. Derek and I just got back from brunch and some shopping in the Castro and are about to head out to the airport ourselves. I’m exhausted, have picked up a cold and am not looking forward to saying goodbye to my boy. Luckily we get to see each other again in a couple weeks at ILSb.

Folsom Weekend: MOD and Magnitude

28 September 2008 11:08

MineFolsom Folsom Weekend: MOD and MagnitudeSan Francisco, CA –- The last couple days have been absolutely, incredibly unbelievable. The over whelming publicity, recognition on the street, reconnecting with the Titan crew and other performers, and a harried schedule have all contributed to this whirl-wind trip to San Fran.

Derek and I arrived at the Oakland airport Friday morning and were immediately inundated by friends and fans. It was kind of unnerving. After checking in with Roger at Shotgun, where we were staying for the weekend, we ventured out to the Castro to get some food and were literally stopped on the street five times by people we knew or knew of us. And that doesn’t count the knowing looks, pointing and candid photos taken by strangers from a distance. It was, well, a little strange. After lunch Derek and I ran into Julian from NakedSword and he showed us my Dream Team trading card and the two-page spread in Gloss magazine. I was really happy to see they had used the image of me standing in my leathers rather than the stills from Breakers for both. After getting back to Shotgun, Derek pointed out the Bay Area Reporter’s Arts & Entertainment section front page with my image from Folsom Prison to me. Well that explained a few things.

Folsom Folsom Weekend: MOD and MagnitudeSide Bar: Derek has done several Shotgun videos over the few years he’s been doing art films and I got to meet Roger a couple years ago at a leather/Sm run up in Washington State. I immediately fell in love with Roger. That’s him photographed above, beating my nuts during a demo this past summer. That same week Derek and I shot a video for Shotgun under Roger’s direction with permission from Titan. I had wanted to do a video with Roger and Derek since I first started in the industry and I am extremely grateful to Titan for loaning me out under contract to do the video. Roger says Squeeze Play is being edited now, so I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

Friday night Derek and I had dinner with Brian Mills from Titan then went to the Men of Discipline Play Party at the Citadel. We were both pretty exhausted after travelling and settling in, but that didn’t stop us from playing. I decided to work out some new rigging; a horizontal side suspension. I hadn’t attempted this in the past so it was fun to just experiment and play around with it and my favorite stunt bottom. It wasn’t a heavy scene or anywhere over the top but a great way for the two of us to connect. I’ll be perfecting the rigging when Derek is in Seattle at the end of October and will post a gallery then.

Yesterday we had rehearsals, diner with the Titan performers and studio execs then the big performance at Magnitude. The rehearsal went well. We finalized the blocking, ran through the choreography and corrected some equipment and lighting issues. The dinner with Brian Mills, Keith Webb, Bruce Cam and all the Titan performers that were brought in for the weekend was really enjoyable. Our performance at Magnitude, however, has become the most memorable experience of the trip thus far.

The Titan Men did four separate performances for Magnitude, the official dance event of the Folsom Street Fair. Dean Flynn, Eduardo and Markus Ram recreated the imagery of the Magnitude poster for the opening set. Dean and a new Titan performer, Marco Blaze had the second set with live sex. The third set featured an elaborate abduction and water sports fantasy with Diesel Washington and a new kid who’s name escapes me. Derek and I had the final performance.

Our performance began behind a scrim, our shadows cast to the audience. A dance remix of Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood plays. As I stood apparently leaning against a wall, Derek walks up to caress my chest. I push his hand away but when he persists and goes for it again I push him to the side. Walking pass him, I emerge from behind the scrim and onto the second riser in front of the audience. Derek follows and touches my shoulder. I turn toward him with rope in hand. He goes to caress my chest again. I grab his wrist, place a slip knot around it and proceed to immobilize his upper body with a quick arm binder. As the music builds, I push him up against a St Andrew’s cross and secure him to it then begin flogging his front side. Derek is naked and hard as a rock while I hit him with the flogger on his thighs, chest, mid-section, cock and balls.

We build to frenzy then stop. I turn while securing the flogger back to my belt and remove the four foot signal whip from my torso. A break in the music occurs and I crack it several times over the audience before turning back to Derek.

Folsom Folsom Weekend: MOD and MagnitudeI begin to strike his mid-section with the whip. Crack. Crack. Topping my first front side single tail scene. Crack. Crack. The first full cut. Crack. Crack. The second cut and third. The blood comes to the surface as the music comes to its final crescendo. I draw close to my boy and caress him. As the music begins to fall away I rip off my codpiece to reveal my ragging hard-on, put the codpiece in his mouth, untie him from the cross and lead him from stage still bound.

Back stage we were totally wired, amped on the adrenaline and sexual tension. We wanted to fuck… hard. I asked the producer if we could do another set and fifteen minutes later I lead Derek back on stage. I bent him over the second riser, spit on his ass, sheathed my cock and plunged it into his ass. He writhed and pulled away. I looped the whip around his neck and pulled him back on my cock. We fucked for the audience.

I pulled out, moved to the front of the riser and sat down. Derek followed and mounted my cock, riding it up and down, all the way in and all the way out. Again and again, the crowd goes wild. I push him off, stand up on the riser and fuck him there until satisfied. I pull out and remove the condom, shave my cock down his throat and tie the condom to his collar. Then as the music dies, I replace my cock in his mouth with the checker hanky from my back pocket and lead him off stage once again.

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as fucking your boy in front of a couple thousand people.

Now that you mention it…

19 September 2008 18:55

CagedNow that you mention it...Seattle, WA –- Just before leaving for Inferno, I was booked by Titan for Folsom Street Fair weekend related events including the release of my seventh feature Folsom Undercover, a performance with my boy Derek at the big leather/fetish dance party Saturday night called Magnitude, and appearing at the TitanMen/NakedSword mega-booth during the Street Fair on Sunday. Today, Titan issued a Press Release detailing the official line-up of performers and events. It reads as follows:

TitanMen’s Folsom Undercover Set to Tear Up Folsom Street Fair

TitanMen is pleased to announce the official line-up of performers and events surrounding the release of its newest Folsom Series Leather/Fetish film, Folsom Undercover, during Folsom Street Fair and Leather Week. TitanMen exclusive performers François Sagat, Dean Flynn, Alex Baresi, Dirk Jager, Diesel Washington, Rick van Sant, Eduardo, Chad Manning and Tony Buff will be appearing live; they will be joined by TitanMen Derek da Silva, Frank Philipp, Arpad Miklos, Marco Blaze, Markus Ram, Dominic Sol and more! Legendary director Brian Mills, the genius behind Folsom Undercover, will also be making special appearances throughout the weekend.

Kicking off Leather Week is the sold-out Folsom Street Fair 25th Anniversary Leather Gala. Attendees will celebrate the 25th Folsom Street Fair with glamour and style at the one time-only Formal Leather Gala Dinner. This special event is scheduled for Saturday, September 20th at The Regency Center’s Sutter Room. Gourmet dinner, open bar and an amazing performance by the legendary Joan Rivers are all included. VIP tickets holders will receive a copy of Folsom Undercover in their gift bags, before the film is released to the public.

TitanMen is honored to be a Presenting Sponsor for Magnitude, the official leather fetish dance party of the Folsom Street Fair. Join us Saturday night, September 27th, at the Regency Center from 10pm to 4am. TitanMen Dean Flynn, Eduardo, Diesel Washington, Tony Buff, Derek da Silva and more will be performing live. Featuring DJ Paul Goodyear, this is the party of the Folsom Fair weekend! Dungeon space will be by Mr. S Leather. Tickets are available online at http://folsomstreetevents.org/shop/

And finally, join us Sunday, September 28th, at the Folsom Street Fair for the official release of Folsom Undercover! Continuing in the tradition of TitanMen’s award-winning line of co-branded Folsom films, Folsom Undercover explodes with fetish fireworks. A private fraternity has businessmen living second lives, relieving their stress through sexual aggression as they indulge their deepest desires. Four scenes bring you more than 2 ½ hours of unforgettable action, half of it shot in the beautiful outdoors. Led by 11 stunning men, including TitanMen exclusives Tony Buff, Eduardo, Darius Falke, Dean Flynn, Dirk Jager and Rick van Sant, Folsom Undercover is the perfect fetish fantasy for fall. Get undercover and get off!

All the performers will be on-hand to meet their fans at the TitanMen/Naked Sword mega-booth at the corner of Folsom and Dore. They will all be signing free copies of the 2009 TitanMen calendar ($12.95 retail value) and each will be available for up close and personal photo-ops. The Folsom Undercover Hardcore Director’s version DVD and Blu-ray™ disc will be for sale exclusively at the booth, and we will be offering special fair pricing on the entire line of award-winning TitanMen DVDs such as Folsom Prison, Folsom Filth, Folsom Leather, Fear and more.

NakedSword.com, the world’s largest Video-on-Demand provider, will also be releasing and broadcasting Folsom Undercover exclusively on VOD. NakedSword.com is the exclusive VOD distributor of the entire co-branded TitanMen/Folsom Series of films.

At the booth, we’ll also be introducing and offering the new TitanMen-branded line of high-quality personal lubricants, available for the first time in the USA. Designed by men for men, this high performance line of lubes is made in Germany to the strictest quality standards.

Look for the TitanMen/NakedSword booth directly in front of the Powerhouse bar at Folsom and Dore Alley. Directly across the intersection from the TitanMen/NakedSword booth will be the official TitanMen Tools booth by Doc Johnson, where the new line of TitanMen-branded and designed sex toys will be on display under the tagline, “Toys are for boys, Tools are for men!”

As producers of the best-selling gay leather and fetish films in the world, TitanMen is proud to be the sole gay studio Presenting Sponsor of the Folsom Street Fair and Magnitude, the largest leather and fetish event in the world. As part of the co-branded TitanMen/Folsom line of hardcore Leather/Fetish films, Folsom Undercover will be released under the “Exclusive Leather/Fetish Films of the Folsom Street Fair” banner. A portion of sales from the Folsom line of DVDs will be donated to the TitanMen/Folsom Fund, which support non-profit organizations specializing in gay men’s health and education. In 2007, the fund donated over $25,000 to support non-profits benefiting gay men’s health, and this year’s goal is to top $30,000!

“As a leader within the gay adult industry, TitanMen is proud to be one of the largest studio contributors to non-profit organizations specializing in gay men’s health and education,” says Bruce Cam, Founder and CEO of Titan Media. “We have been able to show that protection and profit can go hand-in-hand by producing the best-selling gay adult films in the world while still maintaining a condom only/safer sex policy. The greatest gift we can give back to the community is the portrayal of safer sex and the use of condoms in our films. The value of a single human life is worth more than any amount of money we could ever contribute.”

“TitanMen promotes fetish and leather play as safer and morally responsible alternatives to the growing trend of bareback within the gay adult entertainment industry,” adds Keith Webb, Vice President of Titan Media. “By portraying and eroticizing safer sexual alternatives, TitanMen hopes to lead by example. While other studios promote and sell bareback films that portray and eroticize high-risk unprotected anal sex, TitanMen will hold firm in its steadfast commitment to the community by portraying and promoting condom-only and safer sex in its films.”

I’ve posted the Press Release here in its entirety because it is another excellent example of why I am proud to be associated with Titan and pleased to be representing them to the best of my ability… we share common values. From individual character to social responsibility through production value and community action, these are the kind of people and the type of studio I can ally myself and my talents.

The list of performers slated to appear reads like quite a reunion. I know almost all of these men personally and have worked with many of them on set. I’m excited to see them and the rest of the Titan crew again.

And you can bet on seeing Derek and I at the San Francisco Men of Discipline‘s play party on Friday night.

Tried, True and Two-Handed

18 September 2008 10:36

PersonalTried, True and Two-HandedSeattle, WA – Late last night I received word that I had been chosen as NakedSword‘s Dream Team Player for September. The news came as a bit of a surprise. I definitely didn’t expect it.

Each month the folks at NakedSword select a new player for their Dream Team of what they call porn all-stars. The team includes new comers with promise, big name performers and classic porn figures. I’m in good company with this year’s team which includes my friends Steve Cruz, Diesel Washington and Damien Crosse.

Here’s what they had to say about my selection:

Tried, True and Two-Handed

Tony Buff started making “art films” (as he calls them) with the venerable Daddy Zeus, starring in Soldiers of Misfortune. Buff made the movie as a way of exploring his relationship with his boy, Derek da Silva, a unique motivation for this unique porn star. Since then he’s gone on to work for Titan Media, putting his experience and skills as a BDSM top — not to mention his big, thick cock — to good use for the studio.

Buff has done some “vanilla” work for Titan; he and Braxton Bond almost start a forest fire in their scorching scene in Titan’s Chainsaw. However, his best efforts come when he is allowed to explore, and push the limits, of on screen BDSM. Buff collaborated with Brian Mills, working with the notorious Titan director to help create, block out and drive the action for Titan’s Folsom Prison. The title would become one of the most successful of Titan’s co-branded Folsom series. Even when he is not driving the action behind the scenes, his masterful performances have helped to redefine the genre. In Fear, he and Tober Brandt throat-fuck Derek da Silva until he pukes and then bind and suspend the bottom over a pool before alternating between dunking him in the icy water and pissing on him. That scene alone made the movie one of Titan’s most talked about and controversial films to date. It also raised the bar on how far porn goes.

Buff’s passion and drive are not just confined to his on and off-screen BDSM play. He donates his time, energy and talents to a number of social and political causes. He has been twice knighted by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, received the Leather Emerald Award in 2003, been Sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence®, Abbey of St. Joan and has been adopted by Sandy Reinhardt into Mama’s Family. Buff is currently on the Board of Generic Leather Productions of Washington, an organization that raises money to support other non-profit human services organizations that serve the sexual minority community.

Tony Buff — with his youthful good looks, fat cock and BDSM experience — makes the perfect Dream Team Player for September, the same month that San Francisco’s infamous Folsom Street Fair happens. His creativity and talent make him a power player on screen and off. And his devotion to the community and the causes he believes in show that he is not just another pretty face. We are proud to make Tony Buff our September Dream Team Player.

I’m honored. You can check out the entire profile, including photos and a downloadable background for your screen, here. I understand they’ll have trading cards (images above) available at the Folsom Street Fair later this month.

Rock Hard with the TitanMen

16 February 2008 16:26

CagedRock Hard with the TitanMenSan Francisco, CA –- The first official event of the weekend was a public appearance at the Rock Hard in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. It was a promotional event coinciding with the VOD premiere of Breakers exclusively on NakedSword.com.

Breakers Director and Titan Media studio head Bruce Cam was present with Vice President Keith Webb, Director Brian Mills, Cinematographer Paul Wild and Production Coordinator Ed Vincent. The TitanMen on-hand included (as pictured from left to right): Damien Crosse, Rick Van Sant, Dean Flynn, Diesel Washington, Alex Berasi, Derek da Silva, Tony Buff, and Bjoern Giger. Sometimes I still find it hard to believe I’m associated with a studio of Titan’s caliber and included with performers like those pictured above.

Rock Hard with the TitanMen (Bonus) As Breakers played in the background on a large flat-screen TV inside the shop we were occupied by signing autographs, photo ops and questions about our work. While Dean, Alex and I were taking our turn inside we got a chance to snap this picture (left) with Julian from NakedSword.com.

As those of you who read my journal regularly already know, I really enjoyed working with Dean Flynn; he’s a beautiful, intelligent guy and talented performer. What I haven’t shared yet is what a pleasure it was working with Alex Berasi. I got a chance to complete a scene with him and Vinnie D’Angelo for Folsom Prison (in production now) a couple weeks ago. I was a bit concerned about the size difference (Alex is a gorilla of a man) but the connection between us was so good I think it’s is one of the best scenes in which I’ve been. Not to mention he’s so sweet, I just want to lock him in a cage and shove bananas… but I digress. The prison-themed Folsom feature is slated for release over IML weekend. If the energy of that scene is any indication of film as a whole it will be well worth the purchase price.

We left immediately following our appearance for rehearsals at the Giftcenter. No comment on that particular cluster-fuck. We’ve got a little over an hour to get ready for the show. Wish us luck in the extreme category.