Titan Media Sets Busy IML, Grabbys Schedule

JC Adams
SAN FRANCISCO — All-male studio Titan Media has announced the details of its busy Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, which includes the 31st annual International Mr. Leather (IML) convention and the Grabby Awards.

Titan will have a booth at the IML convention through Monday and will attend the Grabbys tomorrow night, where a number of its films are in contention for trophies.

Scheduled to appear at the IML booth throughout the weekend are house director Brian Mills and studio exclusives Tony Buff, Dean Flynn, Will Parker and Rick Van Sant, as well as performers Derek da Silva, Element and Chris Yosef.

The company will officially release three new adult films: "Double Wide: The Best of Rick Van Sant," a compilation featuring the titular star; "Fist and Piss," the first in a line of extreme fetish films directed by Tony Buff and Paul Wilde; and "Folsom Flesh."

The latter title is the fifth in a yearly co-branded series produced in conjunction with the nonprofit Folsom Street Events. The film is billed as the exclusive leather/fetish film of the Folsom Street Fair, which this year will be held on September 27 in San Francisco.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the "Folsom" series benefits a variety of nonprofit orgs.

"Folsom Flesh" also was produced in association with Canadian adult retailer Priape, which custom-designed all of the leather gear featured in the film and will offer it for sale at the IML booth.

About "Double Wide: The Best of Rick Van Sant," a studio rep said the feature compiles "nine scenes of heart-grabbing fisting action starring TitanMan Rick Van Sant and the cream of the crop from our stable of studs."

"Fist and Piss" is being billed as a "sneak peek" at Buff's nascent series. "Not for the faint of heart, it's two hours of nonstop, hardcore pissing, fisting and fetish by real players in the scene," the studio said. "And it's all shot in crisp and clear HD; you can almost reach out and lick the screen."

Tonight, Titan will partner with Folsom Street Events, Steamworks bathhouse and The Powerhouse nightclub to throw an IML/Grabbys kickoff party in the grand ballroom of the Chicago Hilton hotel from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.