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Davey Wavey Interivew With Brent Corrigan; Peter Scolari Wins Emmy For Playing Gay Dad; JK Rowling’s Revelation and HIV Metaphor

Davey Wavey Interview With Brent Corrigan

Sometimes I like to post on topics that I know absolutely nothing about. For me it’s a practice in objectivity, which I think is important to any writer. In fact, I wish we saw more objectivity these days everywhere.

So here’s an article about an interview Davey Wavey did with Brent Corrigan. It’s interesting and I really don’t follow either one of them often.

Does this turn you on? Unavoidable YouTube personality Davey Wavey just interviewed adult film star Brent Corrigan for his Business of Sex web series, eking out stories about his early beginnings in the adult film industry, why he wants to steer clear of promoting King Cobra, and his lifelong obsession with horses.

You can check it out here. There’s a video.

As always with pieces like this that are just meant for fun and not meant to change the world, you’ll find the comments from readers a little surprising. At least I did. 

Peter Scolari Wins Emmy For Playing Gay Dad

I know nothing about this. I used to watch the TV show Girls all the time. I think I even posted about it here at one point. But even though I liked it, I stopped watching because of Lena Dunham. I’m not going to elaborate on that, but I lost track of the show and characters and this is news to me as well.

Peter Scolari won his first Emmy Award on Saturday (10 September) for his portrayal of Lena Dunham’s gay dad on the HBO series Girls.

The win took many by surprise since the actor was not initially a nominee in a field that also included Larry David (Saturday Night Live), Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live), Martin Mull (Veep), Bradley Whitford (Transparent) and Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory).

You can read the rest here.

JK Rowling’s Revelation and HIV Metaphor

The only book I’ve really read by JK Rowling was A Causal Vacancy, which I reviewed here on the blog. I loved that book, it was a long book, and I hated to see it end. However, I’m not familiar with the Harry Potter series at length, it’s not my preferred genre, and I know nothing about this alleged controversy with Rowling. I wasn’t even sure how to title this part of the post.

JK Rowling has debunked the ‘revelation’ fan fave character Remus Lupin’s werewolf condition is a metaphor for HIV.

In one of her new ebooks, the author is quoted as talking about his lycanthropy as a metaphor for an illness that carries some negative public opinion. 

Here’s the link to read more. I can’t parse this one no matter how hard I try. But someone in the comments tried to make it clearer.

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Greg Scarnici On Paul Reubens; Harvey Levin On Growing Up Gay; Randy Blue Performer Overdoses

Greg Scarnici On Paul Reubens

This opinion piece is by Greg Scarnici that talks about how he feels about Paul Reubens of Pee Wee Herman fame. It’s an opinion piece and I’m not going to comment for that reason.

Here’s a short excerpt from a very in-depth piece that I found fascinating. 

You might be wondering why this is such a problem for me. Well, as an openly gay comedic artist, I think it’s important that successful men like Paul Reubens talk about their sexuality. Am I insinuating he is gay? Sure, but he has been doing the exact same thing through his work ever since he came on the scene — and continues to in his latest film — which features a relationship with Joe Manganiello he himself describes as, “a bit of a bromance.” 

I highly suggest you go here and read the rest of it

The comments surprised me. This one refers to Paul Reubens…

 I don’t care about his sex life. God forbid he have some privacy.

The problem with that is being gay is NOT about sex, or someone’s sex life.

Harvey Levin On Growing Up Gay

For those who might not know, Harvey Levin founded TMZ, the celebrity news outlet that’s everywhere. And he’s openly gay. In this article he talks about growing up gay in a world where that wasn’t easy.  It’s a direct contrast to a celebrity like Paul Ruebens…and countless others…who never talk about it in public.

Here’s an excerpt, verbatim…

When I was a teenager, I found myself in a profound internal struggle—what I perceived as a mandate to live a “straight” life, despite contrary feelings that were welling to the surface. I thought I did a pretty good job sublimating those feelings, but someone close to me had a good sense of what was really going on. That person went on with what felt like a homophobic campaign, denigrating LGBT people with epithets and snide comments—without ever confronting me directly.
 

Here’s the rest, and there’s a photo of Levin that shows how attractive he is, too. At least I’ve always thought he was.  

Randy Blue Performer Overdoses

Here’s another painful story from the world of gay male adult entertainment. 

According to this article, Xander Scott, adult performer, died from an alleged drug overdose.

It’s not a long piece, but you can check that out here.

Very sad, indeed.

 
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Brent Corrigan "Truth;" Orgasm Wars; Locker Room Culture

Brent Corrigan “Truth”

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I’m going to be following this for a while, but I wanted to introduce the basics for anyone who hasn’t heard about it yet. Brent Corrigan is an adult entertainer who has been successful in an industry that many say is getting harder and harder to find success in thanks to the Internet and free content. In any event, Corrigan is making a film that’s not considered adult entertainment titled, Truth, and he’s having a fundraiser at Indiegogo.com in order to finish up and get the film released. I’ve posted about kickstarter and how people are raising funds for various artistic endeavors there, but never about Indiegogo. But what I find most interesting is that Corrigan is moving away from adult entertainment and he seems to be doing a very good job at applying his film experience to something that’s out of his proverbial box.

A suspenseful, psychological thriller, “Truth” exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart, “Milk”, “Judas Kiss”, “Chillerama”) meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy (Rob Moretti, “Crutch”, “An Affirmative Act”, “Snapshot”), and soon the line between love and lies blur.

You can read more here, and donate if you wish. I can’t promise anything, but I’m going to try to lobby Corrigan for a personal interview about the film.

For photo attribution at Wiki Commons click the photo itself.

Orgasm Wars

In Japan there’s a late night TV show called Orgasm Wars. The general theme revolves around a gay man trying to get a straight man off.

Dramatically narrated for a jokey effect, the variety program features straight Japanese porn star Ryou Sawai meeting his “opponent,” Takuya, in a warehouse. They exchange boasts of who will win and then get down to business. Takuya performs oral sex on the porn star but all the graphic action takes place discreetly in a covered box. Takuya has 40 minutes to finish the job as university students cheer on the contestants. (Quite the field trip.)

This isn’t exactly all that new. It might be for TV, but there have been adult web sites doing this for a long time. And it doesn’t take that much to get the alleged straight man off from what I’ve seen.

You can check it out here, where there’s a video.

Locker Room Culture

There isn’t much written about what’s being dubbed these days as locker room culture, and that’s partly because it’s considered private and kept toned down for reasons few want to discuss in public. But this article to which I’m linking gives a few good examples of what happens behind the closed doors of locker rooms in professional sports.

The rewards of acceptance in an NFL locker room are plentiful — players become part of a unit, have a chance to become secure financially and play a game they love. But, to fit in an NFL locker room means being able to survive a whirlwind lifestyle of mental stress, physical violence, egomaniacs and rampant testosterone. There’s constant teasing, taunting and testing to sort out who can take it. When everything works right, it leads to the strongest of bonds, the strongest of teams.

Sounds like high school to me. Instead of the mean girl cheerleaders you have the big bad bully jocks. Because, from what I gather if you try to buck this system…or ritual…it doesn’t end well. And there seem to be more who are willing to play by the rules of locker room culture than there aren’t just for sheer survival.

You can read more here. It’s a fascinating piece about how some players are bullied and hazed for sport and for ritual. And I would guess this is why most professional players who are gay remain hidden in the closet.

Gay Porn and Johnny Hazzard; The Lazy Beagle for Authors and Readers

 

Thanks to social media, I found a fascinating article written by gay porn star known as Johnny Hazzard. From the way it appears, he’s written the article as Frankie Valenti. The post to which I’m linking does contain adult material, so you’ve been warned. The photo above is not Hazzard it’s from wiki commons. I don’t like to post photos unless I have permission or I know it’s safe.

A good deal of the article gets into how Hazzard has managed to survive in the adult entertainment industry, specifically gay porn.

Then, most recently, writer and friend Brett Edward Stout asked me, “Johnny, how did you survive?” I was speechless. I had no answer.

I still can’t totally explain why I survived.

While I do think there are other industries that are just as competitive as adult entertainment (trust me, I work in one), I also think that porn stars across the board deal with a few more intense issues than others. And the adult entertainment industry has changed like everything else in the past few years and I’m not even certain it’s possible to reach the heights of stardom it once was. This statement backs up something I’ve been wondering about for a while.

 There are no “porn stars” anymore. And that could be a huge reason why we are losing some of the “big guys.” Many didn’t have a way out or didn’t have goals for when the title stopped meaning as much. I can relate. You have this title, this crown that acts like currency, like armor. When the money stops, that diminished title is all you have left. Today there are hundreds of boys flaunting the moniker “porn star” but getting paid a fraction of what they were five years ago.

You can read more here.

Valenti is also in a new non-porn indie film titled, Where We Belong, which I’ll post about very soon. The film seems to get into gay brothers. I have a gay brother and I’m interested in seeing how this was handled. I’m also interested in seeing how Valenti does crossing into something more mainstream. Most porn stars don’t fare well. For some reason it’s almost impossible to lose the image of porn star once it’s been established. I understand this all too well as an erotic romance author. It’s the same for authors who write erotic romance or anything dealing with strong sexual content…which is why the less courageous authors (and clever) use fake names when writing erotica. There’s one who won’t even be associated with his own pen name, which I find amusing. Frankly, I couldn’t care less. I love what I do and I personally regret nothing I’ve done…even that burping penis.

The Lazy Beagle for Authors, Readers, and Publishers

I’ve posted about a lot of great web sites for authors, readers, and publishers in the past, but I’ve never come across one that is this unique. It’s called Lazy Beagle: Bringing Readers and Authors of all Genres Together in One Location.

I added a few of my books last week, and I’m in the process of getting more to them. It’s simple to do, and it’s another way for people to connect through social media that isn’t daunting and requires very little time.

This is from the home page:

Welcome to Lazy Beagle Entertainment founded by author Patrick Wendling-Markwell and husband, and sometimes co-author, Rondal D. Markwell. Ever find it hard to find self-published books and other books not promoted with a million dollar advertising budget. Looking for that hidden gem? Well here at LBE we will link you with your favorite published and self-published authors, and give authors a prominent place to link their work and promote themselves, so they are no longer hidden gems but displayed diamonds! We will provide links to all locations the book is available for purchase, and all available sites where you can follow the author. This page was started originally to be for self-published authors, but we have opened it up to any and all authors, self-published or not.

I especially like the fact that they put an emphasis on self-published authors and books. I can’t even count the times I’ve wished there were a place where I could browse through a list of self-published books and authors as a reader.

Here’s the home page link.

Here’s the page where you can add books.

And here’s my page once again. My full list of titles isn’t up yet, but I’m getting there.

Like I said, it’s very casual and simple to navigate.