“We are all so proud of how beautifully this project turned out,” NakedSword Founder Tim Valenti said. “It is really a metaphor for NakedSword, which is a community where the best of the best duke it out for our audience. It was really inspiring to me, and I am so excited to have this opportunity with Men Magazine.”
The exclusive models featured are Ross Hurston from Hot House Entertainment, Steve Cruz from Raging Stallion Studios, Mitch Branson from COLT Studio Group, TJ Hawke from Falcon Entertainment, François Sagat from TitanMen, Blake Riley from Rascal Video, Jake Havoc from Studio 2000 and Tiger Tyson from Pitbull Productions. 2008 NakedSwordsman Colby Taylor was on hand as a referee.
“This is one of the best shoots I have been on,” Rascal Video exclusive and 2008 GAYVN Newcomer of the year Riley said. “It was a nice change of pace — I got to eat carbs and the only fucking I did was for fun.”
Erotic and fashion photographer Greg Thompson shot the models. Thompson has worked previously for Channel 1 Releasing and Rascal Studios, as well as appearing in Blue and Out magazines. Most recently, he shot an underwear campaign for manufacturer Andrew Christian.
“This was one of the most fun shoots I've done in a really long time,” Thompson said. “Our location was awesome. The guys were hot. It was a long day but it went by really quickly because we were all having so much fun with it."
Men magazine’s June issue will also focus on novelty manufacturer Fleshjack and Falcon Entertainment, which also have exclusive contracts with Naked Sword.