Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Porn Video Perspective: Ryan Cummings & Mick Rock It

I'm glad that 2016 is over.  Trumpkov has emitted a foul odor that will linger on for a while, but he'll be gone sooner rather than later, and I'll just leave it at that...there's a lot of shit that's gonna hit that fan after Jan 20.

In the porn world we were spared the tragedies that marred 2015 when Cole Tucker and Gino Colbert made their final farewells and a couple of twink suicides and some mysterious departures poisoned the holiday season.  There was no high profile porn death in 2016 that I'm aware of, so if somebody knows otherwise, please correct me.  There was one quiet, extenuated and rather low key death: condom porn.  It is ironic that only a couple of years ago, we were talking about the future of bareback porn, and now it's condom porn that's endangered.  Well, as more websites and studios transition into bareback products, it's the future of condom porn that people might discuss, except nobody's interested.  Where does Miss ChiChi LaRue go from here?  Now that's an interesting question.

I do have my favorite bareback video of 2016, but it did occur to me that I really should broaden my perspective a bit.  After all, I haven't just ignored ChiChi's and other condom pornos, but I've also ignored the works of the sources that have moved into bareback, like Michael Lucas.  I can't limit my viewing to Treasure Island, or Knightbreeders, Raw Oreo or Black Swagga, and the machofuckers and asstretchers of he world, can I?  Oh hell, yes I can.  I now know I can.

I thought I should check out a Michael Lucas video just to make sure.  So I bought a copy of 'Whore for More' because of the enticing wrapper (however photoshopped, the Lucas marketing machine is second to none) and because Viktor Rom, a personal favorite, is in it.  You know, Michael Lucas makes a very good product at a very good price.  He casts beautiful, well-groomed men and puts them in enhancing settings.  The production values are the best in the business.  But there is something missing for discriminating consumers like me.  I found myself fast forwarding way too much on 'Whore for More.'  The bottom wasn't a whore; he was just a nice looking kid wanting to get fucked.  I ejected 'Whore' and inserted 'Fill'er Up' (by Treasure Island Media) and the instant I saw Eli Lewis arch his back in anticipation of black cum injections, I knew I wasn't prejudiced against Mr. Lucas; I just concluded that the slut gene is missing.  I guess...you either have it or you don't.  I won't be buying any more of his stuff for a while.

The best video of the year to my mind was 'Filling Ryan Cummings,' directed by Koloff and produced by BarebackRTMedia, and available through the bbrts website.  The hard dvd copies flew off the shelves of my local porn emporium and I feel lucky to have one.  I don't do mail order, unless absolutely necessary, as my readers already know.  One scene specifically stands out: Ryan's butt offering to Mick, a versatile number well-known to San Francisco poz tribal members of Grindr, and a contributor to Xtube videos.  It helps that Mick has a big obvious biohazard tattoo and Koloff positions everything for the best views.  Mick cums early and just keeps on going, and Ryan Cummings delivers as he always does, cumming multiple times himself.  Big black dick, cum, biohazard, poz.  There are many of us who get stiffies just thinking of a biohazard tat on a hung black stud, so here you are.  The scene was recorded at a local sex club, for those of you who are into that sort of environment.

Some other observations of the year: Antonio Biaggi, the greatest top of the era subtly fades doing his own thing and his website could be better, but here's wishing he releases some dvds for oldschoolers like me...Armond Rizzo, over-exposed? who gives a shit?...Cody Winter can be the hottest bottom of 2017 if he wants and tries...thank you Paul Morris for bringing stud Mr. Cali into the stable...a Ryan Cummings definitive gangbang was held off for another year...we're looking to see more of XL, Ray Diesel, Kyle Ferris, BamBam, Ray Dalton, Viktor Rom, Jay Frost, Ryan Cummings...and sorry that Rocco Steele retired. Here's lookin' forward to more leather, dick and bareback porn in 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Jesus and the Gift of Leather

It's two days after Christmas and I'm still in this shitburg cowtown just south of Sacramento, where it's been freezing every night and the daytime temperatures aren't much better, definitely not a sexy time, and I'm taking care of my aged mother and that's about the best of it.  But Christmas Day wasn't all that bad: I spent the entire day breaking in some new-to-me leather gear.

Not that it needed much breaking in, but I'd be an unfeeling fool if I didn't appreciate the significance of it all.  The best shopping in this town can be found in the thrift shops which abound, as every church seems to have one.  I have found well-worn jeans and gym gear at these places, so it wasn't odd to find me pawing my way through the racks alongside the Baby Jane lookalikes, dumpy latinas and redneck babes recently retired from the rodeo circuits.  When, what should I find?  Incredibly, among the usual ugly polyester crap, but a pair of...assless chaps...in old school black leather with just the right amount of wear and tear.  But wait.  TWO pairs of assless chaps.  One from Pakistan, which didn't ring quite right, and the other from Mexico and sold through a store called Apache Leather, which I couldn't locate on the internet.  I tried them on, and Lordy, they fit.  I don't know how much I would have paid, but at $49.99, I didn't have to mull it over.  I bought 'em.

I think of myself as a master fisting top and am no stranger to leather, but I've never felt right spending hundreds, or thousands of dollars on leather drag.  I grew up poor and lived from week to week until I joined the military, so spending money, even bus fare, was always a careful undertaking.  And it's stuck with me all this time.  But I'm also conservative by nature and I have a natural respect for tradition.  So I got by the leather scene with the minimum: black boots, jeans, tee shirt (always black or white) and a black leather cap which I bought years ago at the leather store that used to be next to the Mack sex club on Folsom.  So I have to consider this opportunity, presented during this Christmas season, as a Sign from the Lord.  Jesus wants me to be properly dressed for my leather lifestyle.  Jesus wants me to get out of those old genuine combat fatigues and into some decent chaps for fisting all those willing asses out there.  And I will.  This is not quite a New Year's Resolution, but let's just say that I do Pay Attention, and I do Believe, and I Will Fist and Get Fucked more in the New Year, God help me.

As Jesus wants me to.  And to all you hungry bottom holes out there, I'll be fisting you all wearing my Gift from the Lord.  Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

California Prop 60 Repercussions

I've had a couple of weeks to process the spectacular failure of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's measure to kill the porn industry in California.  With the commonplace use of medications to diminish the advance of HIV and the introduction of new products impeding the transmission of HIV altogether, a threatened AHF felt compelled to justify its own existence and plunged into the world of mainstream politics.  They thought they could pull off Proposition 60 (requiring the use of condoms in all porn produced in our state) because they assumed the general voting public would be confused and puritanical enough to hand them that victory, not to mention the haul of millions of dollars of donations from their AIDS mafia corporate collaborators.  I, for one, believed that their strategy would work.  I'm happy to say that I was wrong.

I don't think the presidential election impacted the Prop 60 vote at all.  It's not a matter of a liberal or conservative outlook on life.  I mean, a lot of very liberal feminists and health care professionals, just to name two groups, are very much against porn in general.  I did believe that there would be an 'Ick Factor' at play, and I think the AHF thought so, as well.  Voters might just not want to vote on any issue regarding sex...I mean, like...ick!  I compared the vote tally on Prop 60 to the votes cast on Prop 61, another measure supported by the AHF regarding the cost of medication, and right next to Prop 60 on the actual ballot.  Prop 61 was opposed by veterans groups and big pharma, who spent millions on TV ads, and they killed it bigtime.  AHF would not be able to buy HIV (and maybe Truvada, etc...I'm just saying) meds at the same price as the VA and then mark them up for sale through the AHF pharmacies.  So, Props 60 and 61 failed by the same margins, so maybe there was a bit of a coattail effect.  And by the way, Bernie supported Prop 61 as it crumbled to defeat.

But what I think happened has to do with a New California, bluer than ever after this election with Mrs. Clinton taking ALL of Southern California...yes, even those formerly Republican playpens of San Diego, Orange and Ventura Counties.  She took ALL the coastal counties.  She carried the more populous counties of the Central Valley, everything from Merced to Sacramento.  And she carried Fresno County, as well.  That means that Trump carried the sparsely populated Sierra foothill counties and the impoverished counties of the northern Sacramento Valley.  This reality has been lost on the mainstream media.  This expanded blue electorate understood that it was getting hustled.  Special interests (a term I hate because it's never qualified) tried to leverage our ignorance.  Yeah, I was as ignorant as the next guy regarding Prop 61...and I have no business deciding how to price out pharmaceuticals.  You guys are just trying to get your way through my own ignorance.  Enough discerning voters recognized this ploy and voted Prop 61 down.  And while they were at it, they voted Prop 60 down, as well.  Add in the libertarian streak which is natural among Americans, and the pro-business crowd, and porn lovers from San Ysidro to Crescent City, and the final count wasn't close at all.

Paul Morris of Treasure Island Media was one of the few media voices to oppose Prop 60 and he should enjoy his victory lap.  I have a suggestion for the Treasure Island crowd: it is time for a Cumsloppy Buttholes 2 and it should be dedicated to the AHF honcho (at least, at this writing) Michael Weinstein.  I'm hoping one scene will be filmed with a bunch of Yes on 60 posters on the wall or even better, on the filthy floor, sprayed with a streak of cum.  Problem is, I'm not sure if there ever was a Yes on 60 poster...I never saw one, anyway.

Porn lives...Porn thrives!

California Prop 60 Repercussions

I've had a couple of weeks to process the spectacular failure of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's measure to kill the porn industry in California.  With the commonplace use of medications to diminish the advance of HIV and the introduction of new products impeding the transmission of HIV altogether, a threatened AHF felt compelled to justify its own existence and plunged into the world of mainstream politics.  They thought they could pull off Proposition 60 (requiring the use of condoms in all porn produced in our state) because they assumed the general voting public would be confused and puritanical enough to hand them that victory, not to mention the haul of millions of dollars of donations from their AIDS mafia corporate collaborators.  I, for one, believed that their strategy would work.  I'm happy to say that I was wrong.

I don't think the presidential election impacted the Prop 60 vote at all.  It's not a matter of a liberal or conservative outlook on life.  I mean, a lot of very liberal feminists and health care professionals, just to name two groups, are very much against porn in general.  I did believe that there would be an 'Ick Factor' at play, and I think the AHF thought so, as well.  Voters might just not want to vote on any issue regarding sex...I mean, like...ick!  I compared the vote tally on Prop 60 to the votes cast on Prop 61, another measure supported by the AHF regarding the cost of medication, and right next to Prop 60 on the actual ballot.  Prop 61 was opposed by veterans groups and big pharma, who spent millions on TV ads, and they killed it bigtime.  AHF would not be able to buy HIV (and maybe Truvada, etc...I'm just saying) meds at the same price as the VA and then mark them up bigtime for sale through the AHF pharmacies.  So, Props 60 and 61 failed by the same margins, so maybe there was a bit of a coattail effect.  And by the way, Bernie supported Prop 61 as it crumbled to defeat.

But what I think happened has to do with a New California, bluer than ever after this election with Mrs. Clinton taking ALL of Southern California...yes, even those formerly Republican playpens of San Diego, Orange and Ventura Counties.  She took ALL the coastal counties.  She carried the more populous counties of the Central Valley, everything from Merced to Sacramento.  And she carried Fresno County, as well.  That means tha Trump carried the sparsely populated Sierra foothill counties and the impoverished counties of the northern Sacramento Valley.  This reality has been lost on the mainstream media.  This expanded blue electorate understood that it was getting hustled.  Special interests (a term I hate because it's never qualified) tried to leverage our ignorance.  Yeah, I was as ignorant as the next guy regarding Prop 61...and I have no business deciding how to price out pharmaceuticals.  You guys are just trying to get your way through my own ignorance.  Enough discerning voters recognized this play and voted Prop 61 down.  And while they were at it, they voted Prop 60 down, as well.  Add in the libertarian streak which is natural among Americans, and the pro-business crowd, and porn lovers from San Ysidro to Crescent City, and the final count wasn't close at all.

Paul Morris of Treasure Island Media was one of the few media voices to oppose Prop 60 and he should enjoy his victory lap.  I have a suggestion for the Treasure Island crowd: it is time for a Cumsloppy Buttholes 2 and it should be dedicated to the AHF honcho (at least, at this writing) Michael Weinstein.  I'm hoping one scene will be filmed with a bunch of Yes on 60 posters on the wall on better, on the filthy floor, sprayed with a streak of cum.  Problem is, I'm not sure if there ever was a Yes on 60 poster...I never saw one, anyway.

Porn lives...Porn thrives!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Menopausal Americans Elect Trump

Well, despite their obeisance to assorted prescription opiates and all those medications sponsoring the television broadcast news, and despite their reluctance to stray too far from their remote controls and adjustable lounge chairs, enough unhappy baby boomers waddled to the ballot boxes and elected a huckster to the presidency.  Do you know what the next couple of years are going to be like?  It's going to be one goddamned lawsuit after another.  Some of these will have merit, no doubt, as the Huckster-n-Chief has a shady past and a big mouth...not good for anybody, much less a president. With so many enemies from just about every walk of life, shit is sure to happen...Tromp will be a walking shitstorm.  And we'll have to take it one day at a time, but after some thought, I gotta say I have reason to believe that Tromp won't survive his first term.  This I know: we're stuck with him and it's going to be so annoying, so try not to obsess about it and keeping moving.

If only those poor misguided people in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had moved on to better education, jobs and lifestyle, instead of waiting for politicians to bring back the typewriter factory, they wouldn't be so unhappy.  Their status has been intellectualized by the media, but take a good look and you'll notice they're mostly fat, out-of-shape and deprived.  Once every four years they get to come out and exercise their discontent at the ballot box, next to the factory that corporate Republican types shut down.  That's how capitalism works.  If you don't like it, then vote socialist or communist, and stop acting as if you were denied something.

You are a white man, so what the hell are you so angry about?  It's because you're fat, isn't it?  And maybe you can't get it up, and you've been married more than once, and it goes on forever until a huckster sells you something better than that OxyContin.  Forgotten?  Taken for granted?  Left behind?  You guys weren't 'left behind.'   You stayed behind...and are OK with holdin' the rest of us back. This is what happens when you don't educate yourself and realize that white is right only in your little shitburg.  Well, these white guys are dying off in record numbers but not fast enough, evidently.

Enough about these turkeys, for there were a lot of victories on the local level that might cheer us up.  The AIDS Healthcare Foundation's two ballot measures in California, Prop 60 and 61, are losing and that's all I'll say as they are still counting ballots in some counties, and I don't want to jinx it, but it looks pretty good that they won't pass.  More about these propositions tomorrow.

On closing, I'm betting that some moneyed folks will find that girl who claims Trump raped her...and that's the word the media was using, I'm not making this up...but who disappeared mysteriously last week.  There are some big name lawyers who would have a lot to lose if the story turns out to be fake, so there may be something to this, and we'll just take it one day at a time, as I said.  I also said it's going to be an annoying, toxic political environment for a couple of years.  Don't let it get you down...just keep it up and keep fucking.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Is California Proposition 60 all about Paul Morris?

Hey all, I just voted.  I took great pleasure in voting down Prop 60, the condom measure here in California.  I took my time with the ballot, as it is unusually long, and I voted on every measure. Thank you, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.  Ever heard of them?  They're a bunch of flatulent, lemon-sucking menopausal types who are always bitching about their taxes.  If they're against something, I'm automatically for it.  They didn't take a stand on Prop 60, however.  Pretty much nobody has.  There's been no mass scale organized movement against this mandatory condom-in-porn measure, but there hasn't been much discussion in its favor, either.  It's as if everybody's too embarrassed to have an opinion one way or the other.

But I did read the voter's pamphlet, with arguments pro and con, and it has dawned on me that this proposal might be personal.  Personal, as in out to get Paul Morris.  The reasons why I've made this conclusion is that Cal-OSHA, our state organization in California established to maintain workplace safety, already mandates condoms.  Furthermore, voters in Los Angeles county voted in 2012 to require condoms in porn.  The target would have been all the studios based in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.  The 'Valley' was the capital of porn.  Ah, I used to take great pride in driving the Ventura Freeway past the Vivid Videos building with its neon purple sign in everybody's face.  I've done porn, so I'm more than prejudiced, I'll admit.  I'm also in favor of free trade and I'm pro business, to a certain extent.

Los Angeles wasn't enough for the AIDS mafia, because they are well aware that production would just relocate to Palm Springs (about 100 miles east and in another county, Riverside) or Las Vegas. Now, porn was a big business in Los Angeles, which is 5 times the size of San Francisco.  So...I think these guys had their evil focused on San Francisco and that would have to mean Treasure Island Media and Paul Morris.  There's no other good reason.  They'd already done all they could to L.A., and that wasn't enough for them, evidently.

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) was listed prominently (in the voter's pamphlet) among those arguing in favor Prop. 60's passage.  Their opponents have argued that the proposal is poorly written and would open the door to a culture of endless litigation and they are correct.  Workplace safety?  Well, then, let's ban kissing in all film production since disease is widely spread through oral communication, probably the most common way of transmitting disease.  Should we shut down California's film industry because of kissing's way of spreading disease?  Alas, Prop. 60 is probably going to pass because it is logical for people to conclude that we need to protect the health of porn actors.  Keep in mind that these people believe that porn performers are victims, exploited by pornographers.  I know. For all its hipness, California can be just as obtuse as Kansas when it comes to sex.  We porn performers know what we're doing.  My buddy, the late Bill Gardner of Hot Desert Knights, was asked how he found his actors.  His reply, of course, was, 'hell, they find us!'

The Aids Healthcare Foundation is also involved in Prop. 61, a measure that deals with the price of certain medications and an issue on which I have no business voting.  Anybody who's not a healthcare professional has no business voting on Prop. 61.  But the pharmaceutical companies with their megabucks are going to kill Prop. 61.  They enlisted the cooperation of veterans groups, and this Prop. 61 will fail.  Now their mailer has a very unflattering image of this Michael Weinstein character, the face of the Aids Healthcare Foundation, and it's not pretty.  So, maybe, Prop. 61's slide into the toilet, might help flush Prop. 60, but only maybe.

And oh yeah, I took great pleasure in voting against Prop. 61, too.  So for those Californians out there who haven't voted yet...please vote...NO...on Proposition 60 and 61.  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Folsom Bareback Parties Gear Up

With the actual fair to take place this coming Sunday, barebackers are turning up the heat with the party dates...in earnest...tonight, Thursday night, with action continuing through the early hours of Monday morn.  Orgies once were; now it's mostly gangbang activity, featuring the cumdump of the moment...you blow your load and go, no hangin' around and no other bottoms...thank you!  Ryan Cummings has over 250 guys signed up and there are other cumdumps posting their parties on websites, as well.  There are dudes who just can't get enough ass, and the format works well for them. There's the CumUnion party at Steamworks and 442 will be rockin' for sure, but I'll be lookin' for my usual one-on-one action, lately relying on my rentmen; but this will be their busiest weekend of the year.  It's enough to make you want to head for the movies.

The prepper crowd is changing the nature of the bareback party scene.  That blue pill has made the boys a lot less inhibited...fearless, even.  A couple of weeks ago, just trolling through the BarebackRT website, I ran across a listing for a gangbang of superstar bottom Dolf Dietrich.  It may have been a photo shoot, I don't know, but the ad certainly read like the customary bull run for eager tops.  But scanning the list of invitees, I saw that more guys identified as Neg+prep than poz, and that appears to be the case for Ryan's affair off Market Street as well.  Hell, that poz load was part of the fun, the best part.  Ooops, what did I just write?  Oh well, that's how it was...is...and I've rarely been politically correct anyway.  It's supposed to be a warm weekend, so what's the Good Lord telling us?
Happy Folsom, guys!