PHILADELPHIA — After more than six years away from the business spent battling a life-threatening weight problem, Ed Powers, the most prolific producer of pro-am in the history of adult movies, is healthy again and making a comeback.
Known as the “original dirty old man” of porn, Powers has announced the continuation of his "Dirty Debutantes" line, volume 370, appearing exclusively on HotMovies websites including EdPowersVOD.com. The premiere is set for this Wednesday.
Powers began his career in adult as a hired gun more than 25 years ago, but said he ultimately decided it would be more exciting to do the filming himself. He would go on to produce more than 800 titles over the next two decades. He pioneered many now familiar pro-am techniques, including interviewing and then fucking the freshest female talent while making strong use of handheld POV shots.
But with the fame and the appeasement came tremendous weight gain. No amount of calorie-burning sex could solve what was quickly becoming a serious problem. By the time Powers shot "Dirty Debutantes 369" in 2005, the 5-foot-8 performer was up to 300 pounds.
“My blood sugar was so high, 491, I should have been in a coma,” he said in an interview with HotMovies. “I was lethargic. I could hardly bend my knees.”
Powers said he battled depression and anxiety and, because he didn’t feel comfortable on camera, he stopped producing his popular movies. “I knew I needed a change or I might not be around much longer. It was a real wakeup call. That’s when I got serious about my diet and working out.”
He hit the weights. He did cardio training. He swapped simple carbs for the more complex variety and drastically cut the bad fats from his diet, learning to love a new way to eat. “I even enjoy fish now,” he joked.
It wasn’t easy but eventually the work paid off. Since his last appearance, Powers said, he has undergone a complete physical transformation, losing more than 150 pounds. He now feels “better than ever.”
Even during the darkest times, Powers said, there was still a silver lining. As his body spiraled out of control and he stopped producing, Internet VOD was giving his movies a second life. Older fans returned to the titles they fondly remembered sliding into a VCR while younger fans sought out the earliest releases of featured blue-chip performers such as Courtney Cummz, Inari Vachs, Audrey Hollander, Aurora Snow, Briana Banks and countless others.
In 2011 a much healthier and happier Ed Powers approached HotMovies about releasing the comeback production he’d just finished shooting. Today, the editing complete, "Ed Powers Presents All New Dirty Debutantes 370" is ready for its close-up and the original dirty old man feels young again in his excitement to share it with his fans.
“The Internet is the now," Powers said. "As technology expands, more people are going to the Internet as their first choice for watching movies. And HotMovies is the best of the best so I’m really excited to show the world the new Ed – and of course a whole bevy of incredible fresh young girls.”
The "Dirty Debutantes" selection on HotMovies will also expand to include the rarest and earliest movies in the series and the "Cockless" series of lesbian movies. HotMovies will now boast the most extensive collection of "Dirty Debutantes" movies available online.
“This is not only a great movie and a great collection but it’s such a tremendous story,” said James Cybert, director of business development for HotMovies. “Ed’s not only a well respected filmmaker but he’s just a great guy. We are really proud of him and happy for him and we can’t wait to see where he takes it from here.”
Hotmovies.com and EdPowersVOD.com feature more than 175,000 titles currently available for streaming and download, and continues to add new titles daily. For more information about HotMovies.com, the Dirty Debutantes acquisitions, or "Ed Powers Presents All New Dirty Debutantes 370," contact the HotMovies studio team at 1-800-611-MOVIE.