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Gay Pornster Beat Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn; Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors; Gay Couple Shamed

Gay Pornster Beats Up Boyfriend For Watching Porn

A gay porn star named Jared Louis Valezquez allegedly beat the hell out of his boyfriend for watching exactly what he (Valezquez) does for a living.

Jared Louis Valezquez, a 31-year-old best known as Tyce Jax and has starred in films for Raging Stallion and Next Door Ebony, is on probation for beating, choking and pulling a knife on his partner Bobby Hamill in their duplex in Atlanta.
Valezquez has been arrested on domestic violence charges five times before.
The 31-year-old is said to have become enraged when he found Hamill watching porn on an iPad, according to an Atlanta police arrest affidavit.

There’s more here. He broke the iPad, too.

Dustin Lance Black and Closeted Gay Actors

This definitely kicked off a lively debate on Facebook yesterday. And I thought I saw more comments with this article, but they must have been deleted or something.

Dustin Lance Black may understand the business reasons why gay A-list actors remain closeted but he has strong feelings about those who are blatantly dishonest.
‘I have no respect for someone who lies about their sexuality,’ he says in the new issue of Attitude.
‘At the very least say “no comment,” just keep your personal life personal. But if you’re going to closet yourself, that sends a negative message.’

Here’s the rest. It’s important not to take what Black is saying out of context. From his own experiences, he claims he’s never experienced homophobia by a studio or network. He claims it’s the agents and managers who promote homophobia. And I believe him. I’ve seen that myself, too, especially with these pushy, shouty managers who often wind up hurting a career more than helping it, without the actor even realizing it until it’s too late. These managers don’t just manage. They rule and control with a passive aggressive iron fist.

 Gay Couple Shamed

Here’s another story about a gay couple that was shamed in public at one of those stores I’ve never heard of, for kissing on the cheek.

Aidan Skinner, 21, and boyfriend Sean West, 20, bought a bottle of wine and a meal in the supermarket store in Broadpiece, Wick, on 12 December when a member of staff made a homophobic comment.
‘Do you have to do that in here?’ the till operator said. ‘Especially two guys.’
The couple confronted the woman behind the till, and an argument ensued.
Skinner, who works night shifts in a Sainsbury’s store, told the Littlehampton Gazette: ‘I get how hard the shifts can be and that they could be having a bad day, but you don’t take it out on someone you are serving.’

There’s more here. It goes on to mention similar things like this that have happened in the past. The people in the comments go into even more detail.

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Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE; Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism; Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Pat Patterson Openly Gay and WWE

Here’s a really good article about the life of Pat Patterson, and what it was like to be at the top of his game as a pro wrestler, and gay.  It’s another one that breaks the stereotypes. There are a lot of guys out there like Patterson.

Nearly 20 years after he first arrived in the U.S., Patterson reached the pinnacle of his career in 1979 when, aged 38, he was crowned the World Wide Wrestling Federation’s inaugural Intercontinental Champion. To this day, that championship remains one of the most prestigious in the organization that later became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). What most in the wrestling world didn’t realize, however, was that the new champion was gay.

The rest is here.  I know there are many important points in this article about Patterson and his life, but I also think that part about stereotypes is important to all of us. So that we know not to stereotype gay men into any specific category.

Social Media Pressure, Gay Porn, and Racism

As the heading suggests, this is a highly controversial topic for some. I think it also gives a fairly accurate example of the more questionable sides of the porn industry and porn stars.  

In the past, scenes featuring gay porn stars who have committed statutory rape and even murder (Mike Dozer and Sean Cody’s Addison, respectively) have not been pulled down from studios’ websites, even after news of their convictions spread. And in my nine years of reporting on the gay-adult industry, a studio (let alone two studios) has never removed or canceled content due to a performer’s personal beliefs—that is, until now.

So what made Diggs special? White men with sexual “preferences” working in gay porn is nothing new. But thanks to social media and industry blogs, those “preferences” are being exposed, shared, shamed, and retweeted to such an extent that studios can no longer pretend to be oblivious.

You can check out the rest here. It’s a fairly in-depth piece. It gets into sexual preferences and racism, which is a topic that’s becoming increasingly popular these days. They mention hook up apps and talk about whether or not sexual preference is a form of racism. It’s…well…interesting.

There’s nothing lewd or sexual about the article, but I don’t think the web site for this one is SFW. You’ve been warned.

Tom Daley and THAT Other Swimmer Make Headlines

Of course my heading for this is sarcastic. I figured I’d better mention that for those who have been deprived of a sense of humor.

This pretty much says it all…

Tom Daley, Great Britain‘s openly gay diving champion, was front-page news across the U.K. after he and his synchronized diving partner Daniel Goodfellow won the bronze medal at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But in what is an ironic twist on the shameful past practice of cropping out gay athletes from mainstream media, most of the British papers focused their coverage not on the pair but solely on Daley.

It also happened on Twitter. I saw it myself while it was trending. I kept wondering who the other dude was…with all due respect to Tom Daley. It’s not Daley’s fault. The media has been doing this for years with every minority. I’m not shocked. It’s a good example of how little you can trust these days in the media.

You can check this one out here. 

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Tanning Mom Does Gay Porn; Naughty Art History; Miley Cyrus in Lingerie

Tanning Mom Does Gay Porn

Patricia Krentcil, better known as “The Tanning Mom” because she took her daughter into a tanning bed booth and gained national attention as a kind of sort of pop culture personality, now has a cameo in a gay adult entertainment movie, Kings of New York 2. She also gained attention because of the bizarre way she looked from too much indoor tanning. I have a comment about the tanning industry below.

According to the director of the film, Marc MacNamara, Tanning Mom allegedly showed up on the set a few sheets to the wind, too.

“We expected Patricia to need a bit of hand-holding, but when she showed up we quickly found out we had to hold more than her hand to prop her seemingly inebriated body up… She seemed to having a great time, but it was definitely a challenging day. In the end she delivered Tan Mom in all her glory and that’s what people are infatuated with.”

In full disclosure, Tony and I used to own tanning salons back in the 1990’s. At the time, it seemed like a fun business and we didn’t have all the information out that we have now about skin cancer. In fact, at the time tanning beds were being promoted as safer than the real sun because it’s a controlled environment. You can only base your decisions on the information given to you at the time.

But the first year in business I grew extremely disillusioned with the way the tanning industry was run, and the way many tanning clients (customers) develop an addiction to the tanning beds. Also at the time, tanning during prom time was a huge event for girls and boys in high school. The prom crowd would descend upon us in droves from April 1 until the end of June. Back then in New Jersey, it was legal but Tony and I always insisted upon a parent or guardian signature, and we insisted on meeting the parents the first time the kid came in. And even though it was legal for minors to come in, we set our own strict rules and guidelines about how often the prom kids could come in and use the tanning beds. In other words, it was not unrestricted with us.

We also had several adult clients who were just as addicted as the Tanning Mom and they would come into the salon and tan daily every single day of the year…no matter how much I told them it was a bad idea and that they didn’t really need to do it that often. I soon discovered indoor tanning truly is an addiction for some and these people can’t help themselves any more than other addicts. This is what ultimately led us to sell the business in less than five years. I found the lack of government (and state) restrictions at the time irresponsible and I didn’t want to be part of an industry that promoted anything like that. The money the business generated was good, but I just couldn’t continue dealing with the addictive personalities and all the health risks that kept coming out in reports.

Naughty Art History

There’s a new book out, Erotica Universalis, that covers erotic art history dating as far back as ancient Egypt.

Erotica Universalis” has been published in more than a few iterations, but the newest version of the series was published this month. Coupled with erotic writings from the likes of Ovid and Voltaire, the familiar and obscure imagery highlights just how indecent artists have been willing to get. Think of the puritanical backlash Picasso faced when he painted “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.” Now, imagine the mouths agape when Courbet debuted “L’Origine du Monde.”

You can read more here. Erotic art like erotic romance has always been around, and some of the photos in the article are fascinating. I used to represent many contemporary erotic artists in my gallery in New Hope, and clients would ask to be on waiting lists just so they could see an artist’s latest work first. Of course there are those who would call this porn, but you can’t blame them for not knowing any better.

For those erotic authors out there who often feel is if they are being slammed daily by the Internet porn police, there’s nothing new about erotica and you’re in good company. There will always be those who think too much erotica is porn, and there will always be an argument about the difference between porn and erotica.

Miley Cyrus in Lingerie

Update: Miley Cyrus is now under fire with the Stroke Association for comments made on SNL. 

Last week I posted about the way Miley Cyrus was attacked online, in an open letter, by an aging singer with previous mental health issues, Sinead O’Conner. The attack by O’Conner criticized the way Cyrus dresses and tends to promote her sexuality as a woman. When Cyrus responded to the attack suggesting they get together and talk about it, O’Conner went into more rants on social media. This week Miley Cyrus showed up at Planet Hollywood in New York in what looks like lingerie.

Miley Cyrus celebrated the release of her fourth studio album, “Bangerz,” on Tuesday night at Planet Hollywood in New York, and it seems like she decided to simply forgo an outfit for the evening.

You can read about it here, where there are photos of Cyrus looking better than ever, and happier than ever. I have a feeling this little display is Miley Cyrus’s polite response to Sinead O’Conner’s rant last week…and it’s very well done!

Sometimes the best revenge really is looking good. And sometimes you can flip the bird without even lifting a finger.

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.

Former Gay Porn Star Ryan Idol Gets Stiff Sentence

Former gay porn star, Ryan Idol, got a stiff 12 year sentence this week for bashing a woman over the head with the lid of a toilet tank a few years ago.

A Sacramento judge handed down the prison sentence on September 26, more than a year after Idol’s conviction. The sentencing was delayed to make way for a motion for a new trial, which was rejected.

I met Ryan Idol in the nineties backstage at a night club in Philadelphia after he did a strip show. He was part of a group of gay porn stars that became very popular during an interesting time in the adult entertainment industry. It was a time when people were watching videos and DVDs in the privacy of their own homes. Before that, the only way to watch adult entertainment was to go to a movie theater (ick) or figure out how to work a super 8 movie projector (too much work). It was also a time that was pre-Internet, so the adult entertainment was limited to videos and DVDs. And a few porn stars made names for themselves because it was the right time and the right place. Ryan Idol, along with other stars like Sergeant Swan and Joey Stefano, were others.

As a side note, I was sorry to hear this about Idol. When I met him at the height of his career he seemed like a nice guy, and was probably one of the best looking men I’ve ever met.

Joey Stefano 1968 – 1994


The other night I was talking with friends about someone I once knew, Joey Stefano. He was a very high profile gay porn star in the 1990’s who never expected to be as famous as he was. We were only two years apart in age and we both frequented a lot of the same clubs in the early 1990’s in the Philadelphia area. Because I was two years younger, he always seemed protective, which I thought was nice. Joey was from Chester, PA, which is a rough city only about twenty minutes south of Center City Philadelphia. At the time there seemed to be more clubs around, but I could be wrong about that.

I met him at an old gay nightclub in New Jersey called Gatsby’s while he was dancing on a Saturday night around 1990. I also met Tony at Gatsby’s in 1992, and by 1992 Joey was spending more time in LA than in Philly. He was even in Madonna’s book, “Sex.” This was around the same time everyone seemed to be flocking to South Beach, FL, with Madonna and Versace. That time always reminded me of a kind of rebirth after the dark days of the 1980’s when there seemed to be a funeral for someone who died from AIDS at least once a month.

Though Joey and I never dated, and no one ever knew when he would be around, I grew to like him a lot when I did see him. He was basically a nice guy and a smart guy. But also extremely addicted to drugs and didn’t really care. He had a very carefree attitude toward life. I remember one night in Gatsby’s when he was doing a strip show. In that club, the dancers only stripped down to their underwear, which was tame even in those days. A loud pushy woman with a group of even more annoying gay men asked him if it was true that he was really studying to be an attorney. He moved close to her, looked her in the eye, hesitated for a moment, and said, “Do you have a life?” in such a deadpan tone my drink went up my nose.

One thing I remember most about him was that he was all man, which at the time to me was an inspiration. I only knew what I’d seen and heard on TV and in the movies, and most of it had to do with effeminate gay men. If you didn’t know Joey was gay you never would have thought he was. I think that’s why we got along so well. We “got” each other without having to work too hard at it.

I remember hearing about his death on the radio in 1994. I was already together with Tony for two years by then and it had been about three years since I’d last seen Joey anywhere in the Philadelphia area. But the news hit me hard. I’d always hoped he would figure things out. After his death it was disclosed that he was HIV+. I never knew this for fact when I knew him because in those days it wasn’t discussed openly. And we were never lovers. But knowing Joey, and knowing there were no serious HIV drug regimens in those days for people with AIDS, I’m sure that contributed to his drug use. I knew a few gay men back then who took on a very carefree attitude because they didn’t think there would ever be a way to stop AIDS. And they lived very fast lives. If Joey had lived, he would have been forty-four now.

I like the photo of him above because that’s really what he looked like in person. A lot of the photos on the web make him look different than he was.