SAN FRANCISCO — NakedSword has announced the debut of the classic Chuck Holmes documentary, "Seed Money," which has now been added to their library of gay adult titles for the month of February.
"Seed Money" is the story of Chuck Holmes, the founder of Falcon Studios, and a staunch gay rights advocate and philanthropist. Holmes' Falcon Studios helped shape gay identity for many while he became a major contributor, donating millions, to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign. The film follows Holmes’s life, from the founding of the gay porn industry in the early 70s, to his indelible impact on gay culture.
The film features adult industry luminaries including Steven Scarborough, John Rutherford, Chi Chi LaRue, Terry LeGrand, Phil St. John and David Forest. Adult Stars Jeff Stryker, Jim Bentley and Tom Chase also make appearances, as does John Waters. The film was six years in the making by acclaimed documentary filmmaker Mike Stabile.
"Seed Money" first screened at 50 film festivals worldwide, frequently to sold out houses. The film was named one of the 10 Best LGBT Docs of 2015 by both Out Magazine and the Advocate, and has been featured in the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Village Voice and Film International.
Director Michael Stabile says of the film's inclusion on NakedSword, "The support of NakedSword and, in particular, Tim Valenti was critical to the success of the movie. I believe very strongly in the mission of NSFW, and am thrilled to have 'Seed Money' play on NakedSword. Because of their connection with Falcon, it's the perfect audience. After they watch the doc, they have the immediate ability to go back and watch some of the films that made Chuck rich and Falcon famous. You can't do that at on iTunes or Amazon. NakedSword is an amazing place.”
"Seed Money" fits perfectly into NakedSword's NSFW (NakedSword Film Works) programming and is another example of how working with independent producers and directors has paid off for the studio as NakedSword helped finance "Seed Money" through the various stages of production.
Tim Valenti, President of Falcon Studio Group and The NakedSword Network said, "I believe 'Seed Money' is going to be very well received by NakedSword members, who are also fans of Falcon Studios, which is one of the most watched studios on the NakedSword. 'Seed Money' shows fans the impact of gay porn on gay culture as a whole which is something that tends to often be overlooked. 'Seed Money' is an important documentary and addition to the NakedSword library and I couldn't be prouder to have been involved in helping to finance the film and to now to be able to show it to NakedSword members."
"Seed Money" is now playing on NakedSword.com, the Netflix of Gay Porn.