Saturday, May 22, 2010
Brian Mills talks with David Anthony
Studio: Titan Men
Director: Brian Mills
Year Released: 2010
Running Time: 108 minutes
Reflex was not an easy one for me to sit through. Because the name Titan Men is synonymous with standard-setting, award-winning gay porn, I felt like I SHOULD have liked it much more than I actually did. But even industry stalwarts such as Titan can miss the target every now and then. Reflex certainly has more going for it than against it (namely the appearance of Titan Men exclusive David Anthony), but it’s still a tough one to recommend as a whole. Featuring three sex scenes (as opposed to the porn-standard five) it starts out with a volcanic pairing, hits a serious speed bump in the middle, only to end with a final ferocious fucking. For my money if you’re going to shoot fewer sex scenes, then make damn sure what you do shoot is consistently hot. But unfortunately, that’s just not the case with this feature.
Scene one takes place at night poolside with buzzed-headed, scruffy-faced Christopher Saint sitting in a chair while playing with his uncut cock and just generally grooving on his own delicious naked bod. The scene is gorgeously lit, with the house behind him bathed in a blue glow with shadows falling sharply across the facade and a turquoise ember burning behind the French doors. Muscular, mustached David Anthony descends the staircase behind him clad only in a pair of tight jeans (hot!). He comes up behind Saint and feels him up slowly and passionately as they make out. Anthony drops trou to reveal a truly massive cock (his body is so tan that I swear even his cock has a tan), and Saint can’t help but snack on it immediately. Anthony is a huge fan of his own saliva throughout the proceedings as he lets it drip out of his mouth and onto his cock while he’s getting sucked off or spitting right into Saint’s mouth as he’s coming up for air. I’ve never been a fan of music in porn, but the music in this scene is actually pretty good (very Depeche Mode) and adds to the overall heat rather than being a distraction from it. Saint stands up on the chair, giving Anthony easy access to his banana-shaped dick. Anthony is not the deep-throated cock sucker that Saint is, but he’s no slouch, either. And again with Anthony being a huge fan of sloppy wetness as he spits quite a bit on Saint’s cock while sucking him off. What’s truly a feast for the eyes here is the shadow of Anthony’s enormous schlong projected against the back of the chair. It looks like an elephant’s trunk. Fans of huge dick: behold and rejoice! Saint jerks himself off to climax as Anthony stands over him and blasts his load all over Saint’s muscular abs.
Next up Saint is bent over a lounge chair with Anthony eagerly exploring his cheeks and hole. Saint has a really great ass, don’t get me wrong. But I’m guessing he just had it waxed before this scene, as there are a number of ingrown hairs clearly visible on his cheeks which I found to be a bit distracting. One word for Titan Men: Dermablend. Anthony licks and (of course) spits on his hole. A shot that will make bottoms swoon with delight features Anthony slowly sinking his massive member into Saint’s willing hole. Another awesome shot from below features Anthony’s ball sack swinging back and forth as he pounds away. One thing that’s seriously off-kilter here is the audio. The moans and groans on the soundtrack are definitely those of the performers, but clearly do not match the movement on their lips. Saint lies back on the lounge chair, legs raised, with Anthony also on the chair and facing him, drilling Saint’s hole (and in signature style spitting on his chest). Saint is clearly having the time of his life here and comes while getting plugged. Anthony pulls out and produces a nice creamy finish to the pairing.
Scene two begins in the kind of bathroom I simply must have for my own: a multi-person marble shower room (not just a stall, mind you, a room!) featuring a huge glass wall overlooking a patio and pool with a waterfall-style shower head on the ceiling. Please, Santa, please! Dakota Rivers and Dario Beck wander in and make out under the running water, with Rivers’ stiff cock standing at attention against Beck’s leg. Beck kneels down to inhale Rivers’ rod. Shirtless shorty Will Parker watches the duo intently outside the massive glass wall, pulling down his jeans and skivvies and jerking himself off. Water sports fans should appreciate Rivers peeing in the shower. He turns the water off while Parker saunters in to feast on both of their cocks. DVD cover boy Beck sports a lightly hairy chest, an uncut cock that curves upward and a nice thatch of pubes. All three jerk themselves off to a sticky finish, with Rivers and Beck blasting their butter onto Parker’s chest.
It’s lunchtime on the patio and man sandwich is served as Parker sucks off Beck and Rivers eats Beck’s hairy hole. Later, while Rivers is fucking Beck, the camera shot from below captures what appear to be drops of lube on the lens. It’s distracting, nasty, and sort of hot all at the same time. A triple fuck follows, with Beck fucking Parker and Rivers fucking Beck, ending with Beck flat on his back, Rivers on top and Parker squatting over his face. All three blast off to climax and honestly, I could have cared less. There is no heat or chemistry between Beck and Rivers and they barely say anything to each other throughout the entire scene. And I’m not talking about dialogue here; I’m talking about simple sweet nothings or moans and groans of pleasure. The only one even trying to heat things up here is Parker but he can’t carry the entire scene as the focus is primarily on Rivers and Beck, with him being relegated (unfairly) to second-fiddle status. Following the white-hot poolside pairing of Anthony and Saint, this lackluster triple play just sticks out like a sore thumb. It plays out more like a throwaway scene that should have been included in the DVD extras, but not as a part of the main feature itself. Wah…wah…wah….
The final scene showcases total cutie Marco Blaze and walking-brick-shit house Tyler Saint. Saint is on a ladder fixing Blaze’s ceiling fan. Clad only in a towel (which he soon conveniently drops), Blaze makes a bee line for Saint and pulls his cock out of his jeans and munches on it. Blaze sports a really nice uncut cock (and equally tasty shaved balls) which stays rock hard while he’s sucking off Saint. Strangely the visual focus here is on Blaze’s cock but not on the cock he’s sucking off. Saint comes down off the ladder to return the favor on Blaze’s aforementioned beautiful dick. He gives his cock a spit-filled workout, grabbing it by the balls and taking it all the way down his throat. Blaze blasts a load onto Saint’s chest, and they head off into another room (what, no orgasm for Saint after all that hard work?).
On a couch between two tall and rather frightening phallic sculptures, Saint snacks on Blaze’s hairless hole. Saint eats hole with the same hearty zest that he sucks cock. He rolls on a condom and fucks Blaze doggy style. Actually everything Saint does here, from sucking cock to eating hole to plowing ass, is Grade A. He jack hammers Blaze’s ass and gives him a formidable fucking. Saint himself also has quite a large cock which Blaze definitely enjoys being rammed with here. Changing positions, Saint lies back on the couch and Blaze squats ass down on his long dick. Blaze might be on top but it’s Saint that’s in the driver’s seat as he continues to pound away at Blaze’s butt hole. Blaze jerks himself off onto Saint’s He Man-esque chest. Saint proves he can also take it like a man when Blaze gets on top and sinks his cock into his versatile hole. Blaze holds onto Saint’s cock while he’s plowing him, and the chemistry between these two is palpable throughout. The fucking isn’t a long and varied as it was when Saint was topping, but it’s heated nonetheless. Both jerk themselves off to sweet finish.
The extras on the DVD feature behind the scenes footage but unfortunately no interview segments with the performers. Why that is I have no idea, as Titan features an interview on their website with David Anthony shot on the set of this film. Other extras include a cumshot reel, previews for other Titan Men releases, as well as ads for TitanMen Lube (made in Germany!), TitanMen Tools, and the company website. A bit underwhelming, and I expected a little more in terms of extra features from the MGM of gay porn. All in all, three splats for Reflex.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I think the favorite part of his performances was the way that he talked to his bottoms ("that's right, you can take a big dick, such a good boy"), which is not much to read, but imagine it spoken in a French Canadian accent! He also won a 2004 Grabby Award for Best Group Scene for Bolt, and the equivalent 2005 GayVN Award for the same. My picks of the flicks: "The List" with hot performances with Jordan West and Trey Rexx (a defined abs-lover's dream), "A Man's Tail," a funny comedy about mer-men with hot scenes with both Joe Foster and Matt Summers, and "Head Games" with Anthony Shaw. But check out any in the videography; Alex looks hot is almost all of them.
Videography (excluding compilations):
Live and Raw The Movie (2000, Rascal Video)
Dante's Sex Scandal (2001, Jet Set Prod.)
Jackhammer (2001, Jet Set Prod.)
Jet Set Muscle (2001, Jet Set Prod.)
Bringing Out Brother (2002, All Worlds)
Head Games (2002, Jocks)
In Touch Auditions 12 (2002, In Touch Inc.)
Jet Set Fraternity Gangbang 1 (2002, Jet Set Prod.)
Sueños (2002, Ikarus Ent.)
Alone With 6 (2003, Falcon)
Drenched 2: Soaked to the Bone (2003, Falcon)
The List (2003, MSR Videos)
A Man's Tail (2003, Rascal Video)
Reload (2003, Colt Studio)
Be a Man (2004, Unzipped Video)
Bolt (2004, Rascal Video)
Bondo Gods 1 (2004, Muscle Bound Prod.)
Huge Deposits (2004, Unzipped Video)
Manhunt The Movie (2004, Hot House)
Night Shift (2004, Rascal Video)
The Recruits (2004, Falcon)
The Road to Temptation (2004, Hot House)
Wrath: The Seven Deadly Sins (2004, All Worlds)
Bootstrap (2005 , Falcon)
Chasing Tail (2005, Channel 1)
D.C. High School, College students have complained that the free condoms the city has been offering are not good enough quality and are too small for their meaty manhoods. They have also asked for greater access to the condoms because asking from them from a school nurse is "just like asking a grandma or auntie".
So D.C. officials have decided to stock up on Trojan condoms, including the company's super-size Magnum variety, and they have begun to authorize teachers or counselors, preferably male, to distribute condoms to students if the teachers complete a 30-minute online training course called "WrapMC" -- for Master of Condoms.
But because Trojans are considered the better-known brand, city officials say, they are willing to spend an extra few thousand dollars a year to try to persuade sexually active teenagers to practice safer sex. The Durex condoms will still be offered.
Scientists and D.C. health officials said the appeal of Trojan condoms can be attributed to the company's marketing strategy, including the packaging of Magnums in a shiny, gold wrapper.
"The gold package certainly has a little bit of the bling quality," said Michael Kharfen, a spokesman for the city's HIV/AIDS administration.
19 Swingers get convicted of "Group Licentiousness" and get from 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years in jail.
“The law against group sex, generally interpreted by judges as involving three or more people, is left over from an earlier law against ‘hooliganism’ that was used to prosecute people who had sex outside of marriage,” reported the Times. “The hooliganism law was scrapped in 1997. One notable swingers case took place in the early 1980s, when the leader of a swingers club involving four middle-aged couples was executed.”
It remains to be seen whether the recent swingers case, which received a lot of attention in China, sends the message the authorities are hoping for or whether it results in a backlash against the government by a populace increasingly used to its independence.
The Advocate magazine is seeking photos of LGBT Americans for its first "A Day in Gay America" photo feature. Photographs must be taken Friday and illustrate gay Americans living their everyday lives, from work, play and quiet moments.
The best photos will be featured in a photo essay to be included in August 2010 issue.
“One of our most important mandates at The Advocate is to convey the wide diversity of LGBT people,” said Editor in Chief Jon Barrett. “When we do it well, we not only empower our readers, we also have the opportunity to educate people who might not ordinarily pick up our magazine. This project has the potential to reflect that diversity like never before—through reader-submitted snapshots from around the country, capturing the everyday and not-so-everyday activities from gay people everywhere.”
Australian customs officers have been given new powers to search arriving passenger’s laptops, thumb drives, cameras and mobile phones for any kind of pornography even personal racy photos.
The "pornography" question has appeared on questionnaires since September but it had received little to no coverage in the media.
“If you and your partner have filmed or photographed yourselves making love in an exotic destination or even taking a bath, you will have to answer ‘Yes’ to the question or you will be breaking the law,” say Fiona Patten, president of the Australian Sex Party "Travelers must now also declare perfectly legal materials such as Category 1 and 2 Restricted magazines, X18+ films and quite probably a large section of R18+ films which have explicit sex in them."
Patten said that by answering yes to the new Question 1 on the declarations, people would then be asked whether they are declaring a weapon, illicit drugs or pornography.
She also said the changes were part of a continuation of the "demonization of sex" by Christian leaders of both major parties.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Musto who presented at the 2010 Hookies with Michael Lucas has his first debut in a Lucas Porn. Sadly for him, it was not a sexual roll (although it sounds like he would have been lubed and on all fours if they asked). He plays a talent competition judge in Michael Lucas upcoming "Kings of New York" with Drag star Bianca Del Rio and Big Brother's Steve Daigle.
I wonder if he got to be the official fluffer for the flick?
It's not just here, in the state that politicians are hypocritical. David Campbell, a Labor Parliament member from New South Wales in Australia has resigned after getting caught in a popular gay sauna. The iconic sauna "Kens" has been servicing queer Sydney's sexual appetites for more than 25 years. Between the dimly lit steam room, sizzling sauna, glory hole maze, dark room and porn theatre, Kens caters for every taste.
"Family Values" Campbell is married with two children. Said Campbell in a statement: "I have resigned as Minister for Transport and Roads for personal reasons, not for any reasons relating to my Ministerial duties. I apologies to my wife, family, colleagues, staff and the community for letting them down. This will be a very difficult time for my family and friends and I ask for their privacy to be respected."
Guess he got caught in a land down under, where buying bread you meet a 6’4” man of muscles.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Apparently sex toys are as old as time (just ask Evan). They have found a prehistoric sex toy that doubled as a fire tool. The phallus shaped dildo / tool was found in a cave in Germany and is being studied at the University of Tubingen.
The prehistoric dildo, which has marks where it was obviously used for striking against flints, also features carved rings around one polished end. Researchers say it's easy to see what it was used for.
The scientists pieced together the multitasking tool from more than a dozen fragments found in a cave complex linked with the activities not of the Neanderthals, but of modern humans.
The sex toy is estimated to be at least 28,000 years old and apparently had been discarded after being broken. There's no evidence as to how that happened. Jealous boyfriend? Extremely tight ass? A 3-way with a dinosaur? The secret may be safe with early cave dwellers.
One thing I get asked all the time about being in an open relationship is “Why?”
For me the answer is simple, my partner and I wanted to explore more sexually than we could as just a couple. So we started our open relationship as a threesome only situation. And we progressed to where we are today.
And where are we today? We are able to see others as long as the other person knows about every encounter. I trust that when he’s having sex with other men, that he tells me, and he trusts that I will tell him about every experience that I have.
And there is where 99% of men have a major issue. Trust. It’s hard to trust. Humans instinctually don’t trust; it’s a defense mechanism. A lack of trust keeps us safe, it keeps us “on guard.” When we let down our guard, we get hurt. It happens.
So, if you’re thinking about opening up your relationship, you need to ask yourself a few questions.
- Do I trust myself to always tell my partner when I sleep with another man?
- Do I trust that he will do the same?
- Do I trust myself that when I feel a certain way, when I get hurt, that I can share it with my partner?
- Can I trust myself and him to follow our rules?
The type of trust that an open relationship takes is so much more than trusting your partner, it’s also about trusting yourself. And that take some pretty serious reflection.
Not all couples in open relationships share each experience with the other partner. That’s fine if it works for you, but I’m writing about my experiences and sharing my ideas and thoughts to help others. Leave a comment and let’s talk about other possibilities.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Adult performer Kevin Cavalli earned a nod as “the Meryl Streep of porn” during TMZ's TV broadcast because of his appearance in both Jersey Score and the heterosexual adult parody Jersey Shore XXX. Meanwhile, Behar hosted a panel discussion about Jet Set’s flick on her show. Comedian Jay Mohr could not resist the temptation, telling Behar he had two callbacks for auditions but didn’t possess the abs to make the cut.
Chris Steele, head of Jet Set, said the mainstream flurry caught him by surprise. “It’s not every day you go to work and discover your gay porn photos all over TMZ,” he told GAYVN. “When CNN called asking for photos, it was like the stars aligned around Jersey Score. The media attention was all very unexpected because the DVD [wasn’t scheduled to] come out till May 24 and the trailer was online less than 24 hours [when mainstream discussions erupted]. Steele said much of the credit for attracting mainstream attention to Jet Set’s productions goes to new Director of Casting and Marketing Rob Romoni, who joined the studio’s staff only last week.