Ex-Porn Star Underwear Models
It seems the underwear business is as dirty as an ex-porn star's jockstrap, and there's more to that statement than meets the eye. There seems to be a lot of nastiness going on behind the scenes that mixes the fashion industry with the gay porn industry - both of which have a reputation for inciting a lot of passive/aggression phoniness and hissy fits. Let's try to recap.
Okay, I admit that I've been watching the trainwreck that is ( http://oxygen.feedroom.com/?fr_story...ff616a95&rf=bm ) "Janice Dickinson Model Agency". So shoot me. She's a big fag hag and parades a lot of gorgeous man meat across the screen. How could I NOT watch? The last few episodes concerned a model search for her "biggest client to date", Aussie Bum. Long story short, I feel the queen from Aussie Bum "used" Janice to get exposure on her show, then dumped her at the last minute. Yes, she's a nutcase and obviously difficult to work with, but he should have known that.
There was plenty of drama onscreen between Janice, her models and her camera crew, but Aussie Bum made it worse by bringing in his own camera crew, too. Perez Hilton helped judge, ( http://www.channel1releasing.com/ind...star_id=568004 ) Eddie Stone was briefly spotting auditioning and gay porn director ( http://theater.aebn.net/dispatcher/m...theaterId=4651 ) Thor Stephans was spotted several times shooting behind the scenes footage for Aussie Bum. It was probably Stephans' own damning footage of Janice telling Aussie Bum to "fuck off" that set things off in the wrong direction, and led to Aussie Bum dropping out.
Rather than send the models home without pay, Janice saved the day by making a quick deal with the queen from 2(x)ist to use the models for a new 2(x)ist campaign. But the gossip gets even deeper, so stay with me!
During the lead-up to the underwear shoot, ex-Survivor J.P. Calderon decided to come out of the closet and landed himself on the cover of Instinct Magazine. Good move, seems like a nice guy, and the <i>girls</i> from Janice's agency seem to like him best!
And now there's more drama about another gay-oriented underwear company, Ginch Gonch. Ginch Gonch had done a product placement in Falcon's ( http://theater.aebn.net/dispatcher/m...theaterId=4651 ) " Dripping Wet", and when I spoke to Falcon's promotions guy, Troy Pickett, just a few weeks ago, he said there were more porn shoots planned around Ginch Gonch products. (And thank you, Troy, for sending me the matching undies and tank top with fire engines! They belong on a 5 year old, not a 51 year old, but they do <i>feel</i> great!) Fast forward to this week, and (ex) porn stars ( http://www.channel1releasing.com/ind...star_id=570209 ) Benjamin Bradley and Ethan Reynolds are announcing they signed a legit modeling contract with Ginch Gonch.
They're cute, buffed and an openly gay couple representing a fashion label. So far, so good. But gossip columnist Jason Sechrest is wary of their longevity, or at least relishing even MORE drama to come. That's a pretty safe bet if you've read this far! ( http://www.channel1releasing.com/ind...star_id=570209 ) Benjamin Bradley and Ethan Reynolds (Project BE) have taken steps to distance themselves from the porn business, but I received a somewhat congratulatory press release from ( http://www.channel1releasing.com/ind...star_id=570209 ) Rascal Video releasing Bradley from his exclusive porn contract, but leaving the door open. Falcon forwarded Jason Secrest's scathing comments to me with the subject line titled "FRUSTRATING..." Not sure what that means, but I am staying out of it! But, the cartoon below really says it all.
If you haven't noticed lately, upscale colorful designer underwear in unusual patterns has replaced functional Calvin Klein tighty whities as the choice for the modern homosexual. Think twice before pulling out those tattered Costco boxers, boys!