2010 Grabby Nominations

17 March 2010 16:10

Caged2010 Grabby NominationsSeattle, WA – A couple days ago, the 19th annual Grabby Award Nominations were announced. Apparently the Grabbys have honored me with three individual nominations and two scene nods. The scene nominations include Best Rimming with Adam Knox in Folsom Maneuvers and Best Duo with Will Parker in Folsom Flesh. The individual nominations include Hottest Cock (LOL), Best Supporting Actor for my role in Battle Creek Breakdown directed by Joe Gage and Performer of the Year.

Folsom Flesh also earned nominations for Best Leather Movie, Best Box Cover and Best Fetish Movie. In the Best Extreme Fetish category, both Rough. Shock Treatment and Triage earned nominations. While I’m always pleased to see projects I was involved in receiving recognition, I am particularly happy to see Shock Treatment‘s nomination for Best Extreme Fetish because it represents the first time a video I directed (co-credited with Paul Wilde) has received a Grabby nod. Read the rest of this entry »

Hard Choice Performer of the Year

15 February 2010 14:26

ReflectiveHard Choice Performer of the YearChicago, IL – The 16th Annual Hard Choice Awards were announced on XX-Factor yesterday. With sixteen years, the Hard Choice Awards are the second-oldest continuously running honors for all-male erotica. All gay adult films released in 2009 and reviewed in XX-Factor were eligible for consideration. Unlike the GayVNs, Grabbys and XBIZ Awards, I am told the Hard Choice Awards are determined by a single individual who has watched each film submitted for review. The winners were chosen by Onan the Vulgarian in conjunction with reviewer Harley Shadow. While these awards may not be representative of broad industry sentiment, I have always found them to be insightful and, at times, humorous. As I read the announcement yesterday, however, I was shocked to discover that I had been named this year’s Hard Choice Performer of the Year, with the following commentary… Read the rest of this entry »

Best of: the Blog

5 January 2010 21:30

Smokin'Best of: the BlogPortland, OR – On September 29th of 2007 I posted my first entry to this blog. It was a quick and not-so-dirty little post coinciding with the release of Fear and my public foray into the adult industry. The Blog has evolved over the past couple years. It is at times promotional; documenting shoots, current projects and the latest releases. At other times my blog is more reflective and personal. My blog has also served as a forum for my essays and thoughts on community and what I like to call this thing of ours meaning queer leather/fetish and BDSM. On December 30th, Unzipped awarded an Unzippy to my blog as Most Informational (while still being hot) Blog. After learning of the award I got to thinking about the past year and decided to indentify ten entries that I believe best represent my contributions to the blogosphere. Now, for my “best of: the Blog’ list for 2009… Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Fuck am I Doing This?

31 December 2009 21:44

ReflectiveWhy the Fuck am I Doing This?Portland, OR – This is going to be a far more personal and reflective entry than most of those that I have written before. A couple weeks ago XBIZ, the adult industry association, announced their nominations for 2010 awards. Among nominations ranging from Toy Manufacture of the Year to GLBT Company of the year to Transsexual Performer of the Year, there are the nominations for Gay Director of the Year. Among the individuals I know and respect nominated for Gay Director of the Year are Brian Mills, Chi Chi LaRue, Chris Ward, Kristofer Weston, Mr. Pam (with Michael Lucas), Steve Cruz & Leif Gobo, Steven Scarborough, and Paul Wilde (who is co-nominated with me for our work on the Rough line). Wow! I definitely didn’t expect this kind of recognition when I first got into the industry.

To understand why I do what I have done and what motivates me toward the future, I offer my initial attractions, my proclivity toward rough trade, what it’s like getting caught in the act and how I’m cruising for more… Read the rest of this entry »

Released: Triage

29 April 2009 13:46

CagedReleased: TriageSeattle, WA – Yesterday in San Francisco, Titan Media released Triage. It’s been five months since I’ve appeared in a feature released by the studio that has become my home, but this one should be well worth the wait… especially for those of you waiting for a performance that includes some extreme fetish play (admittedly, Home Invasion is one of the two fairly vanilla performances I delivered last year). Triage represents my eighth feature released by Titan and my eleventh overall in the industry. It is also the feature directorial debut for award winning cinematographer, Paul Wilde. Paul is a player in the community, dear friend and my co-director for the new line of fetish/Sm features presented by Titan, so I’m excited to see the entirety of this particular release.

Being a director for Titan does have its privileges, however. While I haven’t yet seen the whole movie, I have seen the near final edit of my scene, the finale, with scene partner, Colton Steele. It’s a great scene and I love how the connection Colton and I developed resonates on screen. The Scene Breakdown for Triage describes our scene as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Medi/Fetish Shoot

5 November 2008 16:06

CagedMedi/Fetish ShootSan Francisco, CA –- We completed our scene for the Medi/Fetish themed feature for Titan a few minutes ago. It was an excellent shoot.

My scene partner for the production was Colton Steele. Colton had sought me out as a scene partner and we had negotiated out the scene, which included some pretty extreme play, prior to meeting in person. Luckily, we had a brief opportunity to do that at Folsom and Titan had us stay together at the studio apartment for the shoot which gave us the chance to build a connection and the trust necessary for the scene to work.

I was immediately attracted to Colton. I like shorter boys with naturally athletic builds. He has an easy smile and deep brown, expressive (sometimes pleading) eyes. He’s quite furry and very masculine in a simple, honest way. This is enhanced by his personality and attitude. He’s also young and seemed easily distractible. I really don’t understand the txt’in’ phenomenon. To Colton’s credit, when we went to dinner and I told him to put the phone away, he did. I’m glad he did, too. He’s got an interesting background and stories that reveal much about his character. I could fall for this boy.

Colton was clearly comfortable on set, too; present, focused and engaged. The connection was palpable and the scene went without a hitch. I sensed only a little nervousness regarding the fetish portion our scene. By the time we shot that on the second day, the trust was there and it was all I had hope it would be. More on that when the feature is released, I’m sure.

All in all, it was one of the easiest and most enjoyable experiences I’ve have on set. I’ve developed a wonderful working relationship with Brian Mills and Paul Wilde, the crew was exceptional and I had a great scene partner.

Civic Side Bar: My congratulations to the President-Elect, Barak Obama and to the American people for electing him to the highest office in the land. My worries regarding the draconian blow to civil rights and the American principle of equality under the law delivered by the apparent passage of Proposition 8 in California.