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It seems Next Door Buddies attempted rescue of Falcon has failed. The bank came to collect, and this time there was no white knight.

So control of the iconic Falcon brand falls to Chris Ward. The irony is, of course, the films he directed for Falcon in the late 90′s were sold to Steven Scarborough, with the exception of the one or two Mustang movies (and I believe one of them stars Chris Steele, head of Jet Set. Wow, small world.). I guess Hot House is next for AEBN?

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It’s been quite a couple of weeks in the gay porn industry; at this point, nothing would surprise me.

First is the big news from Colt, which my co-blogger Ronnie so aptly covers. Condolences to John and Tom at this difficult time.

IML banned bareback porn from the leather market for the first time, sort of like shutting the gate after the horse has left the barn (oh wait, they did make an exception for the bestiality video booth, since neither the dogs, horses, nor men in these videos were wearing condoms). Nevertheless the consequences were reflected at the event. For the first time in my memory, the host hotel sent out an email 3 weeks prior to the weekend and redacted the 3-night minimum stay requirement. The hotel was roughly half-full, and the lobby, usually a shoulder-to-broad-shoulder wall, was empty enough to breeze in and out regardless of the day or time. The leather market itself was “dull” and “dead” according to several attendees, and a commenter on Joe.My.God suggested that old-time vendors were awol (aside from bareback porn companies). Of course, the economy still sucks, so it’s no shock that attendance is down. Nevertheless, in the face of discrimination based on politics, officials felt it so important to show their inclusiveness, the winner of the pageant was a transman in a wheelchair (congratulations and no disrespect to Tyler McCormick).

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Is there anyone out there that is not aware of the relationship between GayPornBlog, which is owned and operated by NakedSword, a division of AEBN, which in turn, owns Raging Stallion? Apparently, someone at GayPornBlog deems this information too intimate to reveal; at least, after posting a criticism of their recent post Is Leaked Raging Stallion Clip Snuff? pointing out that there is absolutely no coincidence that it appears, and that it seems rather self-serving not to disclose the relationship, that’s all I’m left to think. Three days later and my comment seems to be stuck in moderation.

GayPornBlog=NakedWord=AEBN=RagingStallion

A “leaked” clip of an “envelope-pushing” scene. Wow, who woulda thunk it? Liked the “evaluation copy” watermark, nice touch. I’m sure it made the one or two people out there who aren’t familiar with jwplayer are now convinced that the clip really was “leaked.” Sure is interesting how that guitar player happened by to strum a few notes (and over, and over, and over…) while the gay-for-pay fucks the other one, all nicely edited into a smooth-flowing segment leaked for sensation.

I’d say please, grow up but…

Several weeks ago, GayPornTimes linked to an Advocate article since removed and republished at the author’s blog, The Unabashed Queer’s Cut: Business Before Pleasure? — enough links yet? — that skids a little too close for comfort, apparently.

I wish I’d downloaded and saved the article in the edited form appearing on The Advocate’s website. (And to be honest, when it was removed, I thought it was that Regent Media wanted you to buy the magazine to read the content, or at least subscribe to the digital issue to read content that wasn’t in the current issue.) If any reader has it — the original form, not the version I linked to and is widely linked across the intertubes — please email it to me. It had a couple of prescient quotes that fit nicely with an piece I’ve been kicking around for a while on bareback porn. But alas, the piece was pulled, and now we rely on the version that has several errors that I don’t remember from the Advocate’s version, and most notably, the quote that I was most interested in has now changed as well:

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The acquisition of Raging Stallion/Pistol Media by AEBN is having some unintended consequences. Namely that gay studios are flocking to the competition unlike at any time before.

It seems that studios such as Hot House and Lucas are placing their films on National A-1 (gay hot movies), and Maleflixx is getting inquiries from studios they’ve never done business with before.

Much of it has to do with gay studios liking some competition, and some has to do with the fact that Chris Ward and Co are hated so deeply within the gay porn community. Read the rest of this entry »

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Almost everyone in the industry knows that the so-called “merger” of Raging Stallion and AEBN is in actuality a takeover of the studio.

Director and legend-in-his-own-mind Chris Ward has had a wild ride in the porn biz. His fast dealing ways have finally caught up with him. His outsized ego was always a problem for him, and he made decisions not based on sound business practice, but on extraneous factors such as whether he could screw a competitor. Not to be cruel, but what goes around, comes around.
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Models who start their own studios are, of course, a dime a dozen. For every Kristen Bjorn, Chip Daniels, and yes Michel Lucas (ugh), there a dozen others who fall by the wayside.

Sure working on the set can be fun! It’s those other pesky details of websites, paysites, distributors, and hangers-on that can turn porn into drudgery.

Colin O’Neal has certainly found out the hard way as his deal with Raging Stallion crumbles before our eyes. His World of Men line of movies is currently being pimped out by Raging Stallion at an 8-dvds for $99.99 special. For the mathematically challenged, that’s only $12.50 per movie.

Raging Stallion has flooded the market with similar product, and is finding out the hard way that sometimes, more is actually less.
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