Year In Review: The Worst People And Worst Gay Porn Scenes Of 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 by with 43 comments

worstWho were the worst people, worst gay porn scenes, worst gay porn studios, and biggest gay porn flops of 2016? It’s time to find out!

An annual tradition (2013, 2014, 2015) since Str8UpGayPorn’s launch, this list of the worst in gay porn is presented in no particular order. If positive and “uplifting” gay porn is more your speed, check out the 10 best gay porn scenes of 2016 here. But now, here is everything that made gay porn horrible in 2016:

feces2Worst Duckface Of 2016: Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas used to be horrible enough to receive his very own “worst” posts all to himself. But in 2016, he was something even worse than being the worst: He was irrelevant. Everyone knows that Michael Lucas is awful, so there’s no point in repeating the same facts. Instead, a brief recap of the few times Duckface made news (i.e., fucked someone over, endangered someone’s life, was sued in federal court) in 2016: He used an anonymous blogger to publish private and defamatory information about a model who refused to work for him. He wrote a bigoted “opinion” piece for the worthless idiots at Out and the white nationalists at Breitbart. He produced movies on mattresses in swamps. He settled a half million dollar federal lawsuit filed against him for allegedly smearing feces and urine and drugs all over a California mansion, as seen in the above gif from an epic animated video re-creation. Finally, yet another round of models spoke out about the deplorable and dangerous conditions that performers face when working for Michael Lucas and his studio. And that New York-based studio, Lucas Entertainment, has been filming all of its content outside of the United States for most of 2016, for obvious reasons.

As noted previously, the only people who are worse than Michael Lucas are the people who do know how dangerous he is, but choose to say nothing and continue to support his horrific work. This includes industry “news” sites, affiliate bloggers, VOD companies, bought-and-paid-for “awards” shows, models/directors/crew members who work for him, and “fans” who pay to watch Lucas movies—not that there are very many of them.

racist-1Worst Racist Of 2016: Cameron Diggs
His Nazi-era Iron Cross and SS Bolt tattoos raised questions from eagle-eyed commenters weeks before Str8UpGayPorn even posted about Cameron Diggs, but after that, things only got worse. Diggs confirmed his racism by telling Str8UpGayPorn that he believes “we are supposed to continue our race,” and that he “prefers to stay inside my race.” Some of Diggs’ scenes were pulled from studio websites or were quietly released without promotion, but his gay porn presence is emblematic of the industry’s overall habit of hiring models with a “preference,” which many of them proudly admit. Cameron Diggs, of course, isn’t the only racist model in gay porn, and until studios learn that people like this should not be hired, those studios can and should be considered racists, too. Maybe these studios will change their hiring practices if they suffer financially, since that’s the only thing most of them care about anyway.

nica2eeWorst Gay Porn Retiree Of 2016 Who Didn’t Actually Retire: Nica Noelle
Last May, rape apologist Nica Noelle said she was leaving her job as a gay porn director for Icon Male solely because of Str8UpGayPorn (not because, you know, nearly a dozen models have spoken out about her abusive behavior), which was a badge of honor I tried to wear proudly. Unfortunately, Nutjob Nica didn’t actually retire from gay porn, as she wrote on her own blog in October that she “just got approval” for a new project at Icon Male. On the bright side, she did delete her social media accounts and isn’t fighting publicly with models anymore. But, I’m sure she has at least one anonymous account she uses to harass and stalk people, so keep an eye out for any stray rodent feces on Twitter.

vadimdoorWorst Con Artist Of 2016: Vadim Black
Gay porn’s most prolific con artist who “hates fags” had a relatively quiet second half of 2016, but he did close things out by getting fucked bareback through a doggy door. Before that, he attempted to scam clueless and delusional fans out of over $40,000 by launching the 100% fake “Vadim Black Project,” first on GoFundMe for $11,000 and then on IndieGogo for $30,000. When that thankfully failed (if my memory is correct, it raised $75), Vadim and his girlfriend Katelin Valliere—who appeared with him on MTV—tried to run a fraudulent PayPal and Snapchat scam, promising fans videos in exchange for cash. Some of those fans left comments here, sent emails, and posted on other blogs that none of the videos they paid for were ever received, of course. In June, Vadim Black was pulled from a NakedSword/RagingHotFalcon shoot and barred from ever working for the studio again, but he still has an unknown number of unreleased scenes with other studios that we can make fun of in 2017, at least.

Worst “Studio” Of 2016: Leaked And Loaded
Billy Santoro’s “Leaked And Loaded” paysite isn’t just a paysite with bad and unwatchable 30-second videos (which, spoiler alert, you can watch for free on Tumblr and Twitter), it is also a paysite that has had to remove videos after multiple complaints from people in those videos, who said they did not agree to be on a Billy Santoro paysite. Those people include gay porn stars like David Benjamin (who, along with other unwilling performers, Billy Santoro threatens in the above video) and mystery “soap opera stars” barebacking Billy Santoro’s husband. Billy Santoro has announced that he pays gay porn stars $50 to publish their bareback iPhone videos on his site, which is actually less than what most gay porn stars can make from their fake GoFundMes.

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Worst Gay Porn Scene Of 2016: Sean Cody’s “Winter Getaway” Finale
Sean Cody’s “Winter Getaway” finale from January was not a great way to start the year, and while there were many excellent scenes from them, 2016 was just not a good year for Sean Cody. A lot of studios have been caught filming fake fucking (not to mention filming fake cum shots), but seeing an iconic studio like Sean Cody try to get away with it was just depressing. Which is worse: That the director/crew obviously instructed or allowed Robbie to fake fuck his co-star, or that Sean Cody editors left the footage clearly visible in the final cut? Sad.

weirdSecond Worst Gay Porn Scene Of 2016: Men.com’s “Hollywood Story”
Even without the now infamous turtleneck sweater disaster, this mess still would’ve been one of the worst gay porn scenes of 2016. A nonsensical plot, bizarre facial expressions, Photoshop madness, and crazy manboob realness all added up to not just the worst, but also the weirdest gay porn scene of 2016. Men.com is known for literally releasing anything, but even this reached a new low for them. JJ Knight probably had the best coping mechanism: Just close your eyes and hope to God it’s over soon.

Worst Meltdown Of 2016: Killian James
This long, disturbing, and meth-fueled backstage meltdown from disgraced racist gay porn star Killian James was a lowlight (or highlight, depending on your sick taste) of 2016. But, at least it was entertaining, in a train wreck kind of way.

sebyoungmugWorst Re-Offender Of 2016: Sebastian Young
While Sebastian Young’s alleged crimes (he’s currently in jail and faces trial next year for raping his 5-year-old daughter, child porn possession, and threatening to murder the detective who was investigating him) put him in an entirely different category than everyone else on this list, his being added here serves as a reminder of the kind of men the porn industry enables (unknowingly or not) by re-hiring repeatedly—arrest after arrest, conviction after conviction. Every single studio who chose to hire him knew about Sebastian Young’s well-documented and well-publicized criminal history. Since 2008, he’s been to prison after being convicted of beating a senior citizen, he’s been arrested for domestic violence, and he’s been arrested over a dozen times for DUI, drugs, burglary, property damage, and assault. And yet, while he had trouble staying out of jail, the one thing Sebastian Young never had trouble with was being hired to work in porn over and over again, with some of his scenes even being released and promoted while he was in jail or on trial. Now, he’s back in jail again, this time for raping his own daughter.

Sebastian Young is the only one to blame for all of his crimes, as bad people will do bad things regardless of where they work or how they make their money. But, even before allegedly raping his own daughter and threatening to murder a public official—and knowing about all of Young’s previous crimes, convictions, and arrests—gay porn studios knew who they were paying to be one of the faces of their industry. Why? Were there no other models available? The convicted felon accused of beating his wife was the best they could find?

Let’s hope that gay porn studios can find some non-violent, non-convicted felons willing to do gay porn in 2017. Maybe even hire more models of color? Oh, that’s probably asking too much. I wouldn’t want to interfere with anyone’s “preferences.”

 

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  • sanfv

    My ending advice of the year to everyone listed here, since we know they be creeping on this site quite often.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/714f8283c24a5f34a0fa0bf46655d95e0de740d47b476dcccd21d0b2ed1834fb.jpg

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    this tragedy is the WORST gay animal porn in 2016 and likely all times https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa94632459d9821ecfb4ec67ea271deacd410b60b3c5178d0be373552d59b3b9.jpg

    • sanfv

      What’s her name? Does she film with Transensual? Does she know Nica Noelle?

      • Marik Ishtar

        I didn’t even realize that she was trans until I (regrettably) stared at the picture.

  • sanfv

    Just saw this line and I have to applaud the level of nuanced savagery going on here. To quote:

    ” (B)ut he still has an unknown number of unreleased scenes with other studios that we can make fun of in 2017, at least.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a2ce8a7e096676a7be8b50e210e26079cf998890a5bce1b6b87365608a6aadfd.jpg

  • Xzamilloh
  • Dana Rimons

    Oy

  • Ben

    This is first time I hear Billy “talk”… He sounds very… hmmm how to say this right… queeny? It’s funny how he always loves to portray himself as “butch”

    https://67.media.tumblr.com/23612938664d42b13c36bb02f0d71c78/tumblr_n00rz78H3b1qcavito1_500.gif

    • Shubear

      I could not agree more! He’s could almost be handsome … until he opens his damn mouth.

    • pangelboy

      The “…and you did him” always gets me lol. Karen Walker is a national fucking treasure.

      http://i.giphy.com/Ra6GY7dw5SxO.gif

  • Scrapple
  • La Serpenta Canta

    that hey queen fat ass is disgraceful.

  • stephen
  • Devin

    That’s what you call a meltdown? Sounded like the truth to me. I’m not even a Killian James fan, but what did he say that wasn’t true?

  • Pertinax

    As people are saying this year was hard ( awful… ) in many places for many reasons. I think the same and my attitude about 2016 is a little bit like hers… ( Alan Cumming )… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3351c2c70f908f13ed72bb801ca85c61c6a78b407052d2b3d66b8838e51b32b.png …So, I’m here to wish you a better new year : May you have the courage to go through 2017 … https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/302b797ae6919ef252235118e81fdac9788f3a08a5efa1654c3dc221601329af.jpg …to get what you want… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2cdd65184cb0b5f6109c408bba932b37314ec75c0bd280da9e8286af19c6356.jpg …Happy New Year to you all ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1b9b2c6655d4f38ec0fe1497f34c4551dc234bc7e09cd19b9961ff13f4037ec7.jpg …Cheers !

  • The Anchor

    LOVED your statement on the disgusting, HIDEOUSLY ugly, sick, mentally disturbed, and forever hated racist “diggs”. I HAPPILY unsubscribed from naked sword the minute I visited this site. Men as well.

    Kyler Jane? Kimberly Jade? whatever the other mentally unstable and (hopefully) dead soon little bitch’s name is – i’m just happy we can leave her/it in 2016 and never have to resort to hearing from that punk again.

    I had no idea santoro’s site was THAT bad LOL.

    I still believe you should have included can’t-afford-a-ducati for being literal walking scum – but whatever, haha. Overall, excellent list filled with disposable living organisms.

    Good job.
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  • sxg

    As much as I want to loathe all these cunts for how fucking awful they are. I really want to thank them.

    Thank you all for your trainwreck lives. You’ve brought us more entertainment than all of your porn you’ve ever been in or produced ever could.

    Thank you for helping produce some of the best comments, the best snark from not only Zach but the commenters here as well that I’ve probably ever read. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at the snaek from people here before. I’ve even surprised at how far I’ve gone this year, without getting banned too lol. To all you cunts…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e4b566c9665860a5b9d35fb90ce0e07686ceb6dea9aa8c170ed1cff01c012f2d.gif

  • Dale Bergman

    This list is…

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/ENwGrYlH42pTW/200_s.gif

    May everyone on ST8UPGAYPORN a wonderful New Year.

  • DianaBathroom

    Then 2016 pulls off its mask and it turns out 2016 was Sebastian Young the whole time!

    • Carrel

      droll

  • TheThom

    Judge me however. I don’t care. I’d lick every tattoo on Cameron Diggs’ gorgeous body. And then, I would insist he hatefuck my faggot ass until he was firing blanks.

    • Greg
      • TheThom

        I’m talking hatefuck. If I can walk afterwards, he didn’t hit it hard enough.

    • Scrapple

      Yeah, I’m sure that would work out well.
      https://media2.giphy.com/media/26FL0sYN9zIX49eUw/200.gif#42

      • TheThom

        It would end with his name on the short list of guys whose loads I’ve swallowed. And him needing a Gatorade and an ice pack for his aching cock.

        • Scrapple

          Yep. Because the reality of sex with a bigot always lives up to the fantasy.Just be sure to scream “Make me feel good! Make me feel good!” at the top of your lungs when you’re riding that racist’s rod.

          • TheThom

            I’d be screaming his name, my name, your name, random names I make up. Begging him to hit my hole harder. Until he could not function as a sexual male any longer.

          • Carrel

            he IS a hot trainwreck, but the scenes I’ve seen where underwhelming

          • Scrapple

            You should totally sing the lyrics to Toto’s “Africa” while getting bigot boned. Maybe throw in some “La Bamba” for the big denouement.

    • sanfv

      Stop.

    • Xzamilloh
      • Scrapple

        Lol. I love Clue so much. And Tim Curry.

  • OverKill

    All of them Rapist, Duckface, Fugly Tits, Jelly James, Scambot 3000 (Vadim), among many others are:
    http://media.tumblr.com/256d91e6aea115ea8d295c3fcfdf26c9/tumblr_inline_ml1tytY8N91qz4rgp.gif

    I’m glad that we have things like social media so we can really see which performers to stay away from and no longer watch their scenes.

  • Zealot

    There’s a part of me that wants to say something pithy and shrug off all these nightmares as funny or just ridicule and make fun of them– which is certainly an easy way to go here. Each and every one of them have made that easy through their own doings. And by “they” I mean collectively the people, companies and conduits which made all these stories and situations possible. It would be easy to go after the straight companies and owners where applicable, Duckface and the Nerp (my nickname for Ms. Noelle), Sebastian and his slow train wreck of a life, lived out in texts, tweets and police blotters, and the way white privilege continues to rear its ugly head in casting and so many other ways in this industry. But despite how these people, places and things make me feel, there are still members of our community which provide support– financial, and otherwise for their endeavors. We seem to excuse what these folks bring to the table…because? Is it because so many of us believe it’s okay to excuse the lack of diversity in gay porn with casual platitudes about “type” and “personal preferences” even to the extent that it took an outcry from Zach and this blog to call out an openly white supremacist performer, and ask why porn producers were continuing to be supportive of his hiring? That it’s okay to subject talent to health and safety risks to sell more product? Maybe I’m a bit like Little Nell who skipped in from the country in the way I tend to look at things. I’m a trained social worker and part of that makes me interested in social justice. I don’t put parameters around which things in life I choose to see through that lens. So, yes, I do expect this community to recognize, call out and eliminate these things Zach has described in this post and more from amongst our ranks. When we, young and older, who have experienced the racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of marginalization that come with being a part of the LGBTQ community, it would make sense to me that we’d want to see a better world reflected even in the porn we watch and pay for. That we would not tolerate or excuse anyone or anything that seeks to keep us marginalized or in our closets, or stereotyped in any way that keeps us from being anything other than the beautiful souls we’re meant to be. I understand this is porn, not a seminar by Deepak Chopra. But like anything else, we’ll continue to get from these people what we tolerate; and until we demand more, and better, I’m afraid 2017 is going to be a year of more of same or worse. I’m not sure what the answer is for these misdeeds. For now, I can only affect change through the money I spend on porn entertainment, and in responding to companies when I feel they are doing harm to this community. Which I am doing, and will continue to do (including bitching my ass off on this blog). I’m probably not a big enough “squeaky wheel” to get much attention, but I can only do what I can do. Here’s hoping I’m completely wrong, and that somehow 2017 will bring better diversity, increased safety and promotion of the well-being of the talent and that we all strive to treat each other with more kindness and respect, even in the porn we’re provided. Like it or not, this industry is influential. Believing that your product is nothing more than entertainment is naive and silly. What they promote in content and casting has meaning and impact and I for one would like to see them acknowledge that and act more responsibly. Ok. I’m off my soap box now. Have a wonderful 2017 all and let’s hope we see less (or none) of most of these 2016 embarassments next year.

  • ToxicBrew

    I nominate the collapse of Brent Everett and Steve Peña’s oh so loving throuple and the following meltdowns that followed from bimbo slut girlfriend Jason Smith lol

  • pangelboy

    Hopefully we can leave this trash in 2016.

    http://i.giphy.com/xT4uQkOepLo7EevxV6.gif

  • Dazzer

    Thanks for all your work and wit in 2016, Zach.

    Yes, you’re a cunt – but let’s face it, cunts are essential for the continuance of human life. Also, you’re more attractive than most of the cunts – physical and metaphorical – that you occasionally write about.

    Wishes for a great 2017 to you and yours.

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    When I look at these FUCKED UP people my own life does not seem so bad !!!

    i look