CRUISING for SEX publishes the largest free database of sex listings in the world. This is the archival blog of the late founder of the web site, Keith Griffth, who started this site.

Archives for: March 2009

03/30/09

Permalink 11:37:47 am, by Cruisemaster Email
Categories: Making Porn

Let Us Praise Michael Lucas

For as long as I've been in this business people have complained about Michael Lucas, the porn maker based in New York. Lucas, a self-made success story, is a rarity in the porn world: he went from being the product to making the product. Lucas started as an escort and porn performer and did something that doesn't often happen: he transitioned to not only direct porn, but to own his own porn company. Some of the more creative porn on the market today comes from Michael Lucas who clearly views himself as a creative artist who happens to make his art in the porn world.

Lucas has never been afraid of being outspoken and he is brilliant at getting free publicity to promote himself and his projects. Remember when the unknown guy came forward claiming he'd had sex with Clay Aiken (before Clay came out). Within days of the news, Michael had signed him to make porn. How about the big "conflict" that arose between former Lucas exclusive Chad Hunt and current Lucas exclusive Ben Andrews over who had the bigger dick? Cat-calling erupted at a Lucas promotion at a Virgin Megastore and of course Lucas sold more product.

Lucas, because he knows how to work the media to get free exposure, is often dismissed as simply doing any and everything for publicity, but I've read his blog entires and followed him enough to know that simply isn't true. The way most of us survive and thrive in the porn industry is to NOT ruffle the wrong feathers. If we disagree, we are silent. If we find ourselves in a delicate situation, we calculate how this might improve/hurt video sales. Lucas, on the other hand, perhaps because he has based himself 3000 miles away from the beast of southern California porn, and perhaps also because of his Russian Jewish heritage, has never been silent. He is an outspoken Zionist and has, more than once, condemned the Muslim religion as a threat to the world, not a legitimate way to view your god. I don't agree with him on many issues, but I greatly admire his unflinching determination to express an opinion even if it might hurt his bottom line.

It is made all the more impressive as he is often the subject of very mean-spirited negative comments from those inside the industry. When Lucas won a record 14 awards at GayVN some time ago, some of the audience actually walked out while Lucas was speaking. And so it wasn't shocking to read that Lucas got "in trouble" at the GayVN awards this past weekend in San Francisco. Lucas was correctly outraged that an industry event that was recognizing persons who have opposed child pornography would also allow Brent Corrigan to present at the same awards show. Corrigan made porn when he was underage several years ago and rather than being driven out of the industry, he became a major player, even starting his own porn company. [Read our 2006 blog entry on Corrigan here.] Apparently Lucas tried to get Corrigan removed from the program but something went wrong and when Corrigan appeared on the stage, Lucas bolted to the stage to protest. [Read a somewhat biased report of the evening here.]

Talk about taking your outrage directly into the belly of the beast, this was it. The very people who made Brent Corrigan a star even when they should have known better were sitting in the audience. Lucas got to not only confront Corrigan, but also challenge GayVN and the entire industry in a very public way at a show aimed at making the industry look good. Of course Lucas is being ridiculed again for his actions, but for me it is a reminder that Michael Lucas increasingly appears to be the conscience of our industry. Does he love attention? No doubt he does. Does he know how to make stands that benefit his business? Hello?! But the porn industry needs more people like Michael Lucas who are willing to ruffle some feathers and not just choose to "get along."

The porn industry is suffering for many reasons and one reason is self-inflicted as many key players act as if they're running a fiefdom and not making a creative product that should reward consumers with legit entertainment. Furthermore, we make a controversial product, whether it is vanilla love-making or hard-core bareback, substantial numbers of the population think we should not be allowed to express ourselves. Making porn in America is a political act and to deny this fact by remaining silent is really not seeing the bigger picture. Michael Lucas gets this and I hope he keeps on making great porn AND offending some with his various points of view.

03/25/09

Permalink 05:10:20 pm, by Cruisemaster Email
Categories: Buddy List

Buddies! Who Wants Some Hot Buddies?

Sorry I've been absent from posting to my blog. I just kept putting it off again and again and besides I figured who couldn't get enough of Cam in that sling!

Getting myself organized with the departure of my long-time editor Gabe has been my top priority. Time management has become key to maintaining sanity. Since I spend so much time working online, a speedy computer is a key part of all that so I bought a new Mac (the super speedy Mac Mini) about 10 days ago. I also took the opportunity to upgrade my laptop to the latest Mac operating system, Leopard. Buying a new computer or upgrading one is a commitment to the unexpected. Something isn't going to work. Troubleshooting becomes the norm. There once was a time when just the thought of it freaked me out so much I would stall making any changes to my computer. Nowadays I hesitate just because I have to prepare myself to make time for all that will happen. That is a long winded way to explain why I've not been writing blog entries.

In the meanwhile, lots of you have been going full speed ahead in adding to your Buddy List. Our Buddy List contest wraps up on March 31 so it isn't too late for you to add some buddies. The winner gets $500 cash and who couldn't use an extra $500? Below are some buddies I've noticed lately. Click their picture to reach their profile and send them a buddy request. Read the details about our Buddy List contest here: http://www.cruisingforsex.com/buddylistcontest.html


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03/12/09

Permalink 08:28:11 am, by Cruisemaster Email
Categories: Work, Working with Models, Making Porn

All About Cam's Hole

I met Cam when I hired him one evening to give me a massage. Tall, muscular, and with a beautiful Southern accent, Cam may not have realized it then, but I knew from the moment I laid eyes on him he was going to make porn for me. Cam, as it turned out, was very interested in the idea and before he did anything for us, I arranged that he shoot a scene paired with mega-hung Barrett Long for my good friend Dink at Active Duty. He also did some work with budding new director Adrian Landau at Raw Loads.

Along comes a role where I'm looking for a buffed guy to do bukkake and get gang banged and Cam was the perfect casting choice. You see Cam really does love to get fucked. The bigger the dick, the rougher the fuck, the more he gets turned on. Plus he has a very charming personality, the kind that instantly works magic on whomever he is with. I knew he'd work his magic with my hired tops, getting them comfortable with their job of using his holes.

On the day we filmed All About the Hole, Cam was a total pro. His performance is sleaze perfection as he takes every dick down his throat, up his ass, and of course finishes everyone with a cum facial on his face and chest. He loved it and it shows in All About the Hole!

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03/03/09

Permalink 02:17:53 pm, by Cruisemaster Email
Categories: Work, Working with Models, Making Porn

All About TWO Holes

Not many of us who make movies, porn or otherwise, would be willing to acknowledge how much of what actually works on film isn't something planned. Not from our brilliant and creative minds does it all too often come when you're filming something. Often it just happens or maybe the assembled cast instigate something on their own. Such was the case in what would turn out to be the hottest sex in our newest porn, All About the Hole. The instigators were Lars Svenson with a very long resume of porn credits (including Gigolo from Michael Lucas, Fear from Titan, and Load Factory from Dark Alley) and Skyler Underwood who had never done porn before one lovely Saturday afternoon in an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The secret? They were really into one another and nature just took charge and in this instance it was All About TWO Holes!

What happened is that Lars had stepped up for another round of using the hole of bottom star Cam Casey, our hunk in the sling. As he was pounding into Cam, up from behind him comes a rock-hard projectile known as Skyler who pushes Lars forward and down over Cam and then proceeds to insert himself into an already hot fuck scene. The footage we got, especially what we call in the biz the 'clinical' shots, are the best in the flick in my opinion.

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

All About TWO Holes!

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