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Chaos Men's Bryan Ockert


Teo Gets served

Teo Gets served

Bryan Ockert may be one of the sexiest men alive, and that’s said without regard to his age, height, weight, physical appearance or endowment. Ockert’s is the fiendish mind behind ChaosMen, a dimension in Cyberspace that you need to visit if you haven’t already been there. And the reason he is sexy is because he understands sex, he can film sex, and he can create a sexual “reality” experience on film that truly is mind-blowing.

A reviewer recently wrote, “in a genre where new niches are mighty scarce, Bryan Ockert has produced a hen with teeth.” That was in response to watching a video he produced, containing clips from his site, titled EDGE Series, Vol. 1.

What Ockert does, sexually, is get into your head, and into the heads of his models, and release some kind of chemical that leads everyone into new sexual dimensions. He calls it a “psychological event,” and although we talk about it in the following interview, you really need to experience it for yourself.

Ockert’s Web sites are www.bryanockert.com and www.chaosmen.com.

You say online that Chaos Men stated out as an ego site: “Here are my stats, here are my pictures, you wanna get laid?” Yet your onscreen presence is minimal compared to other producers (e.g., Jake Cruise) who film themselves having sex. Can you elaborate on your startup site? Were you more of an active participant in the original Chaos in Austin?
Yes, the original site was very focused on Bryan Ockert. Almost 10 years ago, I was one of the first sites with cams all around the house: bedroom cam, shower cam, and a very detailed journal, made for an immersive experience. It was very focused on me.

Since there wasn’t much out there like that, the traffic was immense and the costs were great. I tried to change the focus to my photography to build revenue.

Youth seems to be a bit more appreciated amongst the gay crowd, so the older I got, the less comfortable I felt being in front of the camera. As ChaosInAustin changed into ChaosMen, I continued to phase my presence out of the site. I wanted the site to have more universal appeal, and not be tied to a name and a face that would age, get tired, and its success be so entwined with its producer that if I left, it would sink. If I sold the site, or died, would the site go on without me at the helm?

I wanted to create something beyond me, and to do that, I needed to fade to the background. In other words, I didn’t want the site to be like other sites where the producer’s name is the site and then a new Shamu is brought in to take the old Shamu’s place.

Having said that, my presence in videos seems to have increased of late. I do limit my exposures to quick flashes, and I do “Serviced” and “Edge” videos where I am blowing the guys. But I have been interacting a bit more on film.

This is kind of a necessary evil. The guys do solos with me and feel like they can trust me the first time getting a blow job. It surprises me how often they actually ask that I be the one to do it. It’s a step they take, and after the oral video, they will often come back and do full-on sex with another dude.

Where did “Chaos” and your tag line come from? Is there any relation to the sci-fi that you like?
I was always an early adopter of technology. I was one of those kids who had one of the first Basic computers and a 300-baud modem. I would hack around the net, using the name Chaos. Nothing naughty, just nosing around, long before anyone knew about digital trespassing.

So for the last 30 years, I held on to the Chaos moniker throughout the growth of the Internet, using it mostly in early versions of chat rooms. Before long, the name Chaos would be taken and I set my screen name to ChaosInTexas.

This eventually became frustrating when people would always ask, “Where in Texas” and I would have to say Austin. Thus, the name became ChaosInAustin. Then I was no longer in Austin, and the site wasn’t about me, but about the men. ChaosMen was born.

Do you ever just walk up to a guy and ask him to model or are you well-known enough by now that they come to you or are referred by others?
I never go up and ask models. It’s too creepy for them. I get most of my models from other models who have a good experience and then refer me to their friends. I also have friends who routinely scout for me.

Can you give some idea of the gamut of reactions you get from straight guys when you ask them to masturbate or do an “Edge” or “Serviced” shoot?
I created the Edge videos as a way to ease the straight guys into oral wi
th a guy. A blindfold helps, because they can’t see what’s going on, and the headphones with girls getting banged immerses them in an erotic fantasy. The implied bondage allows them to give up control, making what is happening less their responsibility. It plays very well on their psyches.

Their reactions continue to surprise me. They usually respond very enthusiastically, and if the guy has a bit of domination or submission, they can easily visualize doing it.

Some guys can’t get past the idea that they won’t have straight porn to look at, so I started doing the Serviced videos. Serviced videos aren’t anything new, but I do try to film it uniquely, and I can usually get a pretty good reaction from the guys.

I tend to film with a lot of quick cuts. It frustrates some viewers who are used to looong shots of the same action, but I like it because you can see everything from all angles.

The Edge videos do require the guys to film some crazy fantasy sequences. This further pushes their boundaries, and makes transitioning into a full-on fuck film easier. Serviced videos don’t require anything but for the guy to lay there and enjoy. So for really uptight straight guys, sometimes the Serviced video is a better choice, despite seeing my head bob up and down on their dicks.

Do you find there are models who perform as a way of giving themselves permission to explore sexual behaviors that they otherwise wouldn’t or couldn’t do?
Here is my take on the breakdown. Out of 10 models, eight are straight, or say they are straight, and routinely use straight porn to get aroused for a shoot. Of those eight, there are one or two that in my mind I am thinking, “This guy hasn’t figured out he is gay!” They are putting themselves in harm’s way, so to speak, and sometimes getting paid to be gay takes the ownership of their actions away from them. But overall, most of the guys are straight, and would never think to play with a dude in their personal lives.

There are a few other guys that I have to say are pure exhibitionists and that has little to do with their sexuality. They get off on anyone and truly enjoy making videos that will get people off. Adam, one of my main models, is a perfect example. He’s pretty darn straight, but he loves making the videos as hot as possible, and will flirt outrageously with anyone in public. He gets turned on, turning you on.

Do you try to get models to push the sexual envelope on camera or do you determine their comfort level first and not ask them to test it?
I may push a little, but for the most part, we map out what is going to happen. I don’t think models like too many surprises, and I don’t think you can build trust with them if you push too hard.

Why do you keep a photo journal online that hasn’t been updated for 15 months?
It’s a slice of my life and removing it would be like trying to erase my past. It was updated for over seven years. I like that it’s a snapshot of my life, and might go on long after I do. I don’t update it much now, as I think everyone is blogging these days. I just don’t like doing what everyone else is doing. It was fun and groundbreaking at the time, but it’s not something I feel compelled to do anymore.

I feel like I am putting myself online now in a much more intimate way, and I think sharing my day to day life would be a bit much for me and the audience.

You have an amazing knack for getting in the viewer’s head — for reminding us that sex takes place in the mind, not just between the legs. Do you ever get feedback from your models that you’ve taken them to new places?
There is not a lot of new ground to cover in porn. I think the industry right now is exploring “Big Production Values.” While it’s nice to have really good cinematography, plot, sets, and special effects, it’s all dressing to me, and I think the average viewer is skipping to the cumshots anyway.

So I was looking for something that didn’t involve Hollywood production values or plots, but would work on a someone’s psychology. That’s what I hear most about my porn. It’s amateur mixed with the psychological. I think any straight guy working in these videos will have some sort of awakening, even if it’s just, “That wasn’t that bad.” But I don’t think they are having the same psychological event that the viewer has.

What can your members expect to see online in the future? Any new directions planned?
I have resolved to do more Serviced and Edge videos. Volume 2 of the Edge series should come out winter or fall of 2008. I’m still working on brothers Adam and Race to do a scene together. I have a Glory Hole series called G:hOle and I am hoping to expand on it. I have a few other nutty ideas I want to put into play — taking “tried and true” themes and expanding on them with a psychological edge.
interview conducted October, 2007

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Reeling in the years: Vintage porn is hot again


Casey Donovan

Casey Donovan

I read once that “Nostalgia is the art of veiling the past, much of which sucked, in a misty haze of sentiment and delusional bliss.” I liked this so much that I wrote it down, without noting the source.

The nostalgia craze has struck the porn industry in a big way, but that above quote may not apply. A real hardon is not a delusion and that misty haze could be condensation from heavy breathing.

Studios are pulling videos off their shelves, transferring the footage to DVD and re-releasing it. Films less than 10 years old are being called classics. Studios that have archives dating back before the advent of condoms are having a field day, jumping on a bareback bandwagon that allows them to market their early titles as pre-condom classics.

For porn watchers, this is not all bad. There’s some saucy stuff out there, much of which has been unavailable for years — even decades — that is now finding its way back onto viewers’ TV or computer screens. Whether it offers old-timers like me a trip down memory lane or newcomers a taste of what their daddies watched (and looked like), there’s a pornucopia of attractions.

Catalina Video may not have started the ball rolling (or the balls roiling) but it was one of the first to realize what a treasure trove it had in the early Catalina and Laguna Pacific titles in its vaults. Many of these were early efforts by William Higgins and his acolytes whose productions were released “in the style of William Higgins.”

I don’t remember the first porn film I ever saw, but I remember the many Catalina titles and models that got slammed into my VCR. Lance, Kip Noll, Buster, Jon King and Leo Ford were some of the first California superstars. Catalina’s classics re-mastered for DVD were among the first welcomed by collectors, and now that Catalina is owned by Chi Chi LaRue, we are seeing an avalanche of new classic releases.

Two thousand miles away, in Chicago, there is Bijou Video and the Bijou Theater. Bijou founder Steven Toushin has been involved with underground films and porn since the late 1960s, when porn was shot on 16mm film intended to be shown in theaters.

Bijou Video is one of the premiere storehouses of gay porn, and it has pursued an aggressive push to re-master for DVD many of the titles to which it owns the legal rights. Among them are classics from Hand in Hand and NOVA Studios, including such sizzlers as Steve Scott’s Screenplay, Jack Deveau’s Drive, and Something Wild, the 1984 debut release from NOVA Studios.

According to a press release, in March 2007 Bijou completed the transfer to DVD of the 25th and final NOVA title for which it owned rights. Since many of the earliest NOVA titles were produced as 8mm film loops, there were no sound tracks and the story lines were minimal — hence, these productions emphasized sex over dialog or sound. Music was added to some of these 8mm loops when they were converted to VHS.

Bijou’s transfer of its film classics to DVD includes re-mastering of both the sound and video, and the creation of new covers for each production. Currently, Bijou has restored more than 100 titles for DVD. Visit the Web site at www.BijouWorld.com for more information.

The Athletic Model Guild, now located in the San Francisco area, was founded by Bob Mizer in 1945. Now owned by Dennis Bell, who purchased it in 2004, it is the longest continually operating adult male studio in gayporn history.

Although AMG has long been known for its still photographs of male models and for the long-running publication Physique Pictorial (1951-1990), Mizer also made 8mm and 16mm softcore films of attractive and athletic youths posing, wrestling and engaging in various homoerotic but not overtly sexual hi-jinks. Mizer always denied filming hardcore action, but Bell has discovered — and released on DVD — some hardcore films that Mizer kept secret from the rest of the world. And the softcore stuff is also gradually being restored and transferred to DVD.

The French Connection is another company that is just beginning to delve into its archives and transfer classic film footage to DVD. Its collection of GFI (Gay Film Institute) titles contains many vintage productions destined for new life on DVD.

In response to my inquiry about this story, they wrote, “We still have titles that we did release on VHS, but not yet on DVD and there are some really amazing titles that we’ve not released yet in any format (some due to their controversial nature).”

In a story in the April 2007 issue of GayVN magazine, Caballero Video announced that it, too, was jumping aboard the vintage porn bandwagon. Sales exec Izzie commented that Blue Classics, its vintage gay line, owns a library of about 500 gay productions, originally shot on film, to be shown in theaters. Izzie specifically mentioned works by or starring Jack Wrangler, Joe Gage, Al Parker and the Christy twins.

Palm Springs is where Jim Tushinski lives. Tushinski is the man behind Gorilla Factory Productions, which put Peter Berlin back in the limelight after 30 years. When Tushinski discovered that Peter was alive and well and still living in San Francisco, he tracked down the notorious recluse and convinced him to agree to restore and re-release his only two films on DVD. Those films were That Boy and Nights in Black Leather, both of when went on to win GayVN Awards for Best Classic DVD. Tushinski went one step further, directing and producing a documentary about Peter Berlin, That Man, that won awards at many gay and lesbian film festivals. As a result of the renewed attention, Peter Berlin was inducted into the GayVN Hall of Fame in 2007.

Now Tushinski has turned his attention to Wakefield Poole, a man he met while working on That Man. Poole practically put gay porn on the map in 1971, with Boys in the Sand. For the first time, a sexually explicit gay film was previewed in Variety and advertised in the New York Times. Gay porn was breaking free of sleazy theaters and proclaiming its pride.

Poole, whose astonishing credentials include ballet dancer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, chef and gallery owner, also created the world’s first bona fide porn star, Casey Donovan. Now in his early 70s, Poole is collaborating with Jim Tushinski to produce a documentary of his (Poole’s) life. Filming began in New York City in April 2007. To learn more about the project, view photos, hear audio clips or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.dirtypoole.com
. See video excerpts and a montage of Poole’s films at www.youtube.com/jtatgfp.

Probably the films that appear most on everyone’s wish list of gay classics deserving restoration are the Joe Gage road trilogy: Kansas City Trucking Co. (1976), El Paso Wrecking Corp. (1977) and L.A. Tool & Die. (1979). Although all three titles are available on DVD, the DVD versions are not the complete versions as originally filmed and shown in theaters. Gage, who sold the rights to the trilogy years ago, told me in a recent e-mail, “[The owners] have no interest in restoring the trilogy. However, I am working on an alternate way to take care of it — something that may happen in the next few months. Until then, cross your fingers.”

At least the definition of nostalgia got the sucking part right.

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On the Cover: Eddie Diaz


Eddie Diaz

Eddie Diaz

This month’s cover model represents the beauty and diversity found in the history of porn models.  Although explicit gay material reaches back to Greek antiquity, the earliest known movie to depict hardcore gay (and bisexual) sex was the French film, Le Menage Moderne Du Madame Butterfly, produced and released in 1920.  Since then, gay porn has come a long way.  From the underground reels of the 40’s and 50’s, to the sexual revolution of the 60’s and 70’s, to today’s high-tech DVD, VOD, and wireless markets, practically every medium has been used to represent all-male sexual acts.

Veteran porn model Eddie Diaz is no stranger to the industry. His career took off like wildfire in 2007, gaining international popularity, when he was featured in a layout for “Playgirl”, and became an exclusive model for Rascal Video.  “Aside from being signed as a Rascal exclusive, Playgirl was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I remember as a kid, sneaking into my mom’s closet for a peek at her “Playgirl” and wishing I could be just like all those hot guys when I grew up, and now I am! It’s really a dream come true.” Recently completing his contract with Rascal, Diaz is shooting with other studios, and focusing on his career as a personal trainer and physical therapist.  “I am very proud of the work I have done so far in gay porn and I really appreciate all the fans I have gained.”

Since the early days of gay porn to the present, the models have been idealized and scrutinized by the gay community.  They have become our heroes and foes at the same time.  From their magnificent physiques, sexual prowess and enviable endowments, they have put themselves in the spotlight for all of us to love or hate depending on our personal likes and dislikes. One aspect most agree on, the models are brave.  They should be commended for providing countless hours of pleasure to their legions of fans.

So, the next time you run into a porn model, take a moment to thank them for being courageous enough to be out there for the entire world to see. 

photo courtest: Media Gio

Gay Life: the 1990s


primary_86The 1990’s were dominated by politics. In 1993, President Clinton introduced the detested “”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”” policy for gay and lesbian service members. Three years later, Congress passed the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), fearing Hawaii would legalize same-sex marriages and other states under the Constitution’s full faith and credit clause, would have to recognize the marriages.  With DOMA, the federal government denied recognizing same-sex marriage and permitted states to do likewise.

It was also the 90’s when Colorado voters amended their constitution, prohibiting counties or cities from passing sexual non-discriminatory ordinances.  However, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in 1996, which was a clear victory for gay equality.  In response to the amendment, the Supreme Court ruled one group of people could not be denied rights enjoyed by other citizens.

Another victory followed in 1998, when President Clinton issued an executive order prohibiting the federal government from discrimination in hiring, based on sexual orientation.

But the 90’s ended darkly. On Oct. 6, 1998 two men brutally murdered 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. They beat him severely and hung him on a fence to die.  Activists soon renewed efforts to pass federal hate crime legislation, renamed the Matthew Shepard Act. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Shepard’s murder, but the Shepard Act remains stalled in Congress.

Gay Life: the 1970s


primary_84In the 1970’s, the gay rights movement would acquire new causes, and a symbol. Momentum was aided immeasurably in 1973, when the American Psychiatric Association delisted homosexuality as a mental illness. But that didn’t prevent beauty queen Anita Bryant from launching a campaign in Dade County, Florida, in 1977, to repeal an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. Bryant, with Jerry Falwell on backup, claimed gays were child molesters who recruited children. Voters bought into it, and voted  69-31 for the repeal.

Gays responded by boycotting Florida orange juice, for which Bryant was the national spokeswoman. The backlash eventually led to the demise of Bryant’s career.

In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker answered the call by the gay community for a symbol by designing the rainbow flag. His hand-sewn flag had eight stripes, each with symbolic meaning: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, indigo, and, violet. The flag debuted in the 1978 San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Freedom Day parade. A subsequent flag dropped the pink (the color was too hard to obtain for mass-production) and changed the aqua to blue. Later, the indigo was dropped, leaving the six-striped flag of today.

The emotional and political devastation wrought by Bryant, and the 1978 assassination of San Francisco’s first openly gay Supervisor, Harvey Milk, led to the first national gay march on Washington, on October 14, 1979, with over 100,000 participants.

Gay Life Over the Decades


Eddie Diaz

Eddie Diaz

Hindsight is not merely the serendipity of spotting a guy with a great butt.  It is the ability to assess the past in order to chart the future.

By the time you read this, the 2008 Gay Pride season will have begun. However, nowadays, there’s a Pride event taking place somewhere in the world most months of the year. “Gay Pride” as a concept, slogan, and an opportunity for parties and parades originated in response to activists wanting to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising. But even before there was a name for it (or us), across the millennia there have been gay men and lesbians who quietly, or loudly, lived their lives in defiance of convention, without the need for mass approval.

Gay Pride is something that happens every day of the year, not just during the festivals. To volunteer time, or to donate money, helping keep Pride alive, consider these resources:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): www.aclu.org
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): www.glaad.org
Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org
Free Speech Coalition: www.freespeechcoalition.com

Gay Life: the 1960s


Gay Life: the 1960s

Gay Life: the 1960s

What an amazing and exciting time the sixties were. The Beat Generation of the ’50s paved the way for the hippie generation. Free love was born. Young women burned their bras and young men burned their draft cards. With visionaries like Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland leading the charge, erotic entertainment emerged from behind its posing straps and we saw the beginnings of modern porn.

On Oct. 21, 1967, openly gay poet Allan Ginsberg, along with over 100,000 citizens, faced down nearly 5,000 federal troops and National Guardsmen, at the Pentagon, in an anti-war protest. An event, which became bloody and later inspired Norman Mailer to write the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Armies of the Night.

But of all the things for which gay historians will remember the 1960s, the Stonewall Riots figure first and foremost. It began in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 28, 1969 and extended through the following Wednesday. For the first time ever, queers of all stripes decided they were mad as hell and were not gonna take it any more. As Allen Ginsberg allegedly said on the second days of riots, “You know, the guys there were so beautiful — they’ve lost that wounded look that fags all had ten years ago.”

A year later, the first Pride parade and celebration was born.

Gay Life: the 1980s


Gay Life in the 1980s

Gay Life in the 1980s

The Other Side of Aspen, released in 1980, crowned Falcon Studios as the “North Star” of the porn cosmos and sent untold numbers of gay men rushing out to buy a VCR. Porn had come of age.

But a mysterious killer was ready to pounce with a vengeance. On June 21, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control reported; “In the period of October 1980-May 1981, five young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at three different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died.”

A second report, a month later, identified outbreaks of Kaposi’s sarcoma among gay men. It took another year before the now historic New York Times article, “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals,” appeared.

These illnesses turned out to be the tip of an iceberg of unfathomable dimensions. Originally called GRID, for Gay Related Immune Deficiency, was renamed AIDS in 1982 when it was discovered the “disease” was not confined to gay populations. HIV was identified as the probable cause in 1984.

According to current estimates, more than 33 million people around the globe are living with HIV; more than 25 million have died of AIDS or AIDS-related causes. Today, more than half of all new infections are in people under 25. In 2007 alone, despite advances in medical treatment, more than 2 million people have died.

Where The "CockyBoys" Are…


Cocky Boys

Cocky Boys

Fort Lauderdale Florida was made famous in 1960 with the classic film “Where the Boys Are” with the title track sung by Connie Francis.  Well, it is now 2008 and Fort Lauderdale is still attracting hot boys from around the world.  They flock to the beautiful beaches and indulge in the decadent nightlife that is offered in and around this great gay destination.

In March the “boys” of CockyBoys.com descended on Fort Lauderdale to make their own Spring Break memories and from what I witnessed, their sexual appetites were in high gear. Of course the CockyBoys cameras were rolling to capture all the excitement.  Celebrating and cavorting together were CockyBoys Models Jesse Santana, Guy Parker, Ridge Michaels, Jarred, Dante Storm, Andrew Blue, Tyler Peter, Jason Michaels, Tory Mason, Jude Collin, MJ Taylor, Billy Davidson, Bobby Clark, Marc Cody, Phenix Saint, Tristan Tucker and Calleb Darko.

What do you get when you put 17 hot young men together for a week of decadence and debauchery? You guessed it, good times and Hot Sex!  Over the course of the week no less than 24 new scenes were shot for the CockyBoys website and the action was hot, intense and wild to say the least.  In addition to shooting scenes for the site, the guys made appearances each night at the famous Boardwalk Bar where they danced on stage, handed out exclusive CockyBoys merchandise and mingled with the guests of the bar.  Bobby Clark was also featured in the first CockyBoys.com Live Show which was broadcast live from Fort Lauderdale.  The week culminated with a campaign photo shoot featuring all of the CockyBoys.com exclusive models.

CockyBoys.com has quickly become one of the most exciting new mega-sites and the content is nothing short of exceptional.  With an emphasis on featuring both well known models and new discoveries, CockyBoys focuses on celebrating the “Cocky Attitude” found in all of their hot models.  With weekly content updates, exclusive model interviews, photo galleries and an amazing $5.00 offer to view all the solo videos for a year, you cannot go wrong by joining this site!

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