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The Condom Link

The Condom Link
Lots of our clients produce gay content. For some it’s a small part of an otherwise straight enterprise, but for others, it’s their main focus and has been for years. Living and working in adult in Los Angeles, I’ve been following Measure B with particular interest because, as anyo... More »

Falcon Studios Reflects on Merger

Falcon Studios Reflects on Merger
They heard the rumblings from some Falcon diehards in late 2010, when AEBN acquired the legendary studio and merged it with Raging Stallion to form a super duo. The two properties had loyal fan bases — many of them overlapping — but decidedly different aesthetics, the merge causing panic... More »

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy

The Leather Man Carries 48-Year Legacy
If New York City resident Chuck Mueller had owned a crystal ball when he opened The Leather Man back in June 1965, he would have been pleasantly surprised to learn that his West Village store (which has a largely gay clientele and specializes in leather fetish attire and BDSM items) would still be i... More »

Breathing Fire: The Dynamic Duo Behind Dragon Media

Breathing Fire: The Dynamic Duo Behind Dragon Media
It’s almost like it was destiny, these two icons of the gay porn world joining forces. The career paths of Joe Gage and Ray Dragon have followed similar trajectories, with instant industry success interrupted by a break to pursue endeavors in other areas — where they found more success b... More »

Bad News Comes in Bunches

Bad News Comes in Bunches
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the trend started to cause panic. One death alone is one too many, cause for concern and examination. But since January of 2012, the mounting number of deaths that have claimed the lives of gay porn models both past and present has been alarming. Roman Ragaz... More »

Aussie Invasion — Tate Ryder Eyes U.S. Superstardom

Aussie Invasion — Tate Ryder Eyes U.S. Superstardom
Since moving to the United States last year, Australia’s Tate Ryder has been like a kid in a candy store. But he knew it was his destiny ever since he was a child — and the final nudge came after he put in some work for BentleyRace.com, a successful company down under. “It was abo... More »

Man of Steel: Trenton Ducati Goes From Rodeo to Gay Porn Stardom

Man of Steel: Trenton Ducati Goes From Rodeo to Gay Porn Stardom
As Trenton Ducati approached the stage to accept his award for Gay Performer of the Year at the XBIZ Awards on January 11, few in the audience knew the full story.  Having just completed a whirlwind year where he turned in top-notch performances for almost all the top studios, Ducati had every ... More »

COLT: John Rutherford Talks Shop

COLT: John Rutherford Talks Shop
COLT Studio Group, with its plethora of brands, has produced all-male erotica for 45 years. Just recently, it relaunched flagship site COLTStudiogroup.com. XBIZ recently sat down with John Rutherford, COLT Studio Group’s president and creative director, to discuss the overhauled site as well ... More »

Male-Branded Toys: No More Penis Envy

Male-Branded Toys: No More Penis Envy
Male-branded pleasure products, both straight and gay, once considered a “novelty” in the novelty business are now selling as fast as their female counterparts. Nearly all of the major novelty manufacturers have their own male star line, some, like Icon Brands, specializes in man parts ... More »

Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing

Edge Of Gay: No Signs of Slowing
Barack Obama recently made history when he became the first U.S. president to openly voice his support for gay marriage, but before gay relationships progress to the marital or civil union stage, they will start at the dating stage — and gay dating websites continue to be a profitable part of ... More »

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