Factory Video Films at Southern Decadence

Joanne Cachapero
SAN FRANCISCO — Gay content producer Factory Videowill take film crews to New Orleans for this year’s Southern Decadence celebration.

The company will shoot two titles while on location in the city — one for its ThresholdMedia.com imprint, and the other one for its PumphouseMedia.com line.

“Factory hasn't been to New Orleans since Katrina,” Factory Video Director of Business Development Jeffrey Rosenberg told XBIZ. “After Katrina we donated the proceeds of our title ‘New Orleans Cum’ back to the people of New Orleans. [Owner of Factory Video Scott Morris] has been wanting to do more to show the world how beautiful the city and people still are, in the only way he knows how ... by capturing it on film.”

ThresholdMedia.com’s newest producers/directors Luke and Orion Cross will be shooting their debut title for the company. Partners in real life, the video will feature Southern Decadence as a backdrop for Orion’s birthday celebration and, notably, a bukakke scene arranged by Luke as a birthday present.

The PumphouseMedia.com site which specializes in amateur content, will be seeking out men at Southern Decadence to appear in their as-yet-unnamed title.

“We have had an advance crew in town all week. We've been finding great-looking guys with incredible sexual energy who get off on the thrill of being in front of the camera,” Rosenberg said.

“This isn't a job for these amateur models — in most situations, this is fulfilling their fantasies,” he said, “as well as our viewers seeing that good-looking guy we just cruised off the street getting down and dirty.”

Factory Video, which specializes in reality-based gay content also has several other lines under the company umbrella including Blue Alley Studios, Street Trade Studios, Slippery Palm Productions, Working Girl Video and Time Warp to the ‘80s.

Southern Decadence is a gay event held annually in New Orleans. Started as a house party in 1972, Southern Decadence has evolved into New Orleans’ largest gay street fair, with parties and events for several weeks before the fair is held, from the Wednesday before Labor Day throughout the holiday weekend. The weekend is marked with the Southern Decadence Parade on Sunday.

This year’s event is expected to draw up to 120,000 participants and generate up to $100 million in revenue.

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