An Open Letter To Treasure Island Media’s Paul Morris: “Show Us A Seroconversion”

Posted January 7, 2016 by with 64 comments

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The below open letter to Treasure Island Media’s Paul Morris has been submitted to Str8UpGayPorn by blogger, essayist, and sex columnist Matthew Terrell. Str8UpGayPorn does not necessarily endorse or support the views and suggestions made in this letter.

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[Update: Terrell has asked Str8UpGayPorn to remove his open letter, claiming that in the time since he originally emailed it to Str8UpGayPorn for posting (12/23/15), he has been attempting to have the letter published on other sites. This was never disclosed to Str8UpGayPorn when the letter was sent—in fact, Terrell said that he wrote the letter intending to “generate buzz” on Str8UpGayPorn—but because Terrell has clearly changed his mind about publication of his letter, I’ve decided to respect his request and remove his letter.]

 

  • Andre
  • sam my

    Crap like this, makes me ashamed to be gay and more importantly, a person. The fact this idiot writes this long winded, as some activist for gays and spokes person gays, is annoying. Some people’s freedom of speech needs to be taken from them, starting with this dropped on his head way too many times dummy.

    • spinner

      I think you might have missed the point.

  • Swifty

    Once again I think this gif is appropriate…

    • ShyGuy

      Probably my favorite gif of all time. So appropriate in so many situations.

  • Stephen

    Looking at his tweets, I think it’s clear this is satirical.

    • Dutch Courage

      I agree its satirical but based upon the majority of comments here so many people are disgusted by it that it fails as satire.

    • uther9

      They are just giving mr. morris ideas.

  • Swifty

    I really think (hope) this is satire. If not TIM & gay porn cancelled…

  • Todd
  • sxg

    This really sounds like satire, but as demented as TIM and its superfans are, it’s not hard to believe if this person was being serious…

    • kevin

      His attention to detail betrays his admiration

    • NIFP

      I going to go with satire as well, just very detailed. So was Tom Swift, for that matter. What is sad is that there is probably an audience for this. Would something like this even be legal?

  • pangelboy
  • R.A.M.J

    I couldn’t even finish reading this shit.

    • uther9

      I thought it was a bit fun, until I realized it was real. I thought it was a satyrical piece.

      • R.A.M.J

        WAIT, THIS SHIT IS REAL!!!!!

  • moondoggy
  • Zealot

    I emerge afresh from my third Silkwood Shower after reading this trash…..to denounce it as either misguided and feeble-minded irony, or the rot of a diseased mind. Take your pick.

  • a b

    “Mansex is a virus, one that uses men as its host […] It’s how we reproduce”
    This looks like anti-gay propaganda from the 50s.

  • wtf…

  • kevin

    There was one movie, I can’t recall its title and am too lazy to research (Breeding Mike O’Neal?), where a twinkish kid requested “make me like you”, by which I assume he meant HIV+. I can’t recall if they started off with a cum enema or a frozen cumsicle called “the devil’s dick”.

    Ryan Sullivan’s TIM documentary “Island” is really great. Ryan’s estranged brother, Danny, who started out on Corbin Fisher as ‘Alec’ back in 2005, is featured in the blindfold gang bang “What I Can’t See”

  • WhimsyCotton

    If 10 years of condemnation haven’t affected Paul Morris’ demented style of filming, an adjective-filled taunt will do little other than to give him new ideas.

  • andrew

    “Document the exuberant sacrifice of a tender HIV- boy as he is given the gift of the virus”… “the divine viral light inside of us.” Hopefully this is satire, if not it represents the views of a seriously twisted and demented individual.

    • Unfortunately, no matter what the intent of this open letter was, this is an attitude that exists in (rare) pockets of the gay community. ‘Twisted and demented’ is already out there.

  • Joey

    Lol.

    But wait a second… haven’t all those “Breeding ________” -themed videos they occasionally do been seroconversions? That was my understanding all these years, anyway. Especially when their write-ups use phrases like “finally ready to take the plunge” or “ready to join the brotherhood”.

    And there’s been plenty of scenes that are smaller scale with newbies doing the same, especially younger guys.

    But yeah, being as detailed at the open letter suggest… legally, I don’t think PM would risk it, no matter how much of a good idea it might sound to him.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      I can think of no law that would be broken by documenting it once the model release is signed.

  • Maximus
  • Jonny Marzetti

    Of course this is repulsive. OK, that aside, regarding those famous TIM jars of cum, does anyone other than a Donald Trump fan believe it’s actually what they say it is ? And is there even a remote possibility than anyone finds injection of a jar of cum (fake OR real) with a turkey baster visually stimulating? There is 0.0 connection between sex organ and ass, let alone man and ass.

    In a way I feel sorry for TIM. Their desperation is palpable as they scurry to find ways to stay relevant in an era where bareback porn among decent-to-hot-looking men — including piggy stuff — is widely available. And they are failing beyond miserably in that quest to stay relevant,

    • Karnna

      Then you can ask if the anus is a sex organ and if not is anal sex really sex? And people derive pleasure akin to sexual pleasure from deprecating acts in BDSM, which may not be remotely sexual in nature in the traditional sense. You can say what TIM portrays is a kind of perverse or deviant behaviour, but that depends on your definition of normative behaviour.

      • kevin

        The anus has more sensory receptors than the glans of the cock, and the prostate is a very real male g-spot (unlike the hypothetical female one), so yes, the anus is a sex organ. There are an awful lot of women who prefer it in the place where the sun don’t shine.

        • Karnna

          I have never seen any actual scientific reference for that fact. What part of the anus are you talking about? The sphincter? Or the intestinal lining? It sounds like a factoid. People can have all sorts of sexual kinks that are more or less grounded in any physical sensor perception, so whether women like it there or not doesn’t prove anything. And I don’t think the presence of sensory receptors alone makes something a sex organ. They are present everywhere in the body. But we’re getting sidetracked. My point is sex is more to do with the brain than the body, so peoplescan find all kinds of things arousing without it being directly ‘sexual’.

          • kevin

            the outer lips and the first couple of cm in, up to the anal verge so the anus feels very good when stimulated correctly. I find latex irritates it in a way that flesh doesn’t. The lining of the rectum is pretty dull, only there are Pacinian corpuscles that sense pressure, which is why big dicks feel so good. Also the prostate is about 5 cm in. The rest of the gut is also pretty dull. When we have abdominal pain, it’s usually an irritation of the peritoneum.

            “The brain is the biggest sex organ” sounds cliche now. But still that’s definitely one of the reasons why raw sex is so much hotter. You know it’s skin-on-skin, that there’s nothing between you, that one of you will plant seed and the other be bred. These aspects are all conceptual, not sensual. Absent that knowledge ‘safe sex’ doesn’t really count.

    • kevin

      Yeah, but I could easily see Curtis, Porter, or newcomer Lane doing TIM scenes. They’re that piggy.

    • kevin

      But I could easily see Curtis doing a TIM scene just as ‘Alec’ Danny Sullivan did. Possibly also Porter and newcomer Lane. They’re that piggy.

      Seeing a pretty twink like Brad Chase in a TIM feature would have the same perverse eroticism as Isolde being tossed to the lust-crazed lepers!

    • Who what where when how…

      totally agree!

  • Hudsonman

    Concurrently, what 2 or more consenting adults do together is none of my business I’ve always found “bug chasers” reckless and foolish. That is all.

  • All that poz cum sounds like a delight until….. AIDS face. Eeewww…..

    http://marksking.com/wp-content/uploads/Karloff.gif

    • Goodboy

      I guess no one will ever accuse you of ever being anything less than a mean douchebag. Much less funny.

      • Oh spare the pseudo outrage. One look at a TIM flick gives you all the evidence you need that AIDS face is not a myth. Embrace it! TIMS “models” certainly have.

        • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

          you’re the kind of person i don’t feel sympathy for when someone pokes holes in their condoms to infect them.

          • You sound like you have experience of this…

    • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

      hey fuck you. this is super disrespectful. yeah, fuck you.

      • Fuck me? Ok. Please wear a condom though, k?

  • Karnna

    I don’t know why everyone is disgusted at TIM when survey after survey reveals less than 50% of Gay men surveyed use condoms in real life. Even if TIM’s acts are condemnable why should a niche porn company’s stand on gay sexual behaviour and its representation of it get more than a passing glance?

    • Goodboy

      We have bacteria all over us so unless you have a cut not sure what that’s suppose to mean.

      • Karnna

        The gut houses intestinal bacteria that can cause urinary tract infections

  • KP

    Since Treasure Island has devolved into an ugliest amateur production company and Paul Morris has been swallowed by his immense ego this letter has no point.

  • kevin

    If this is meant to be tongue-in-cheek (and I think it is) Mr. Terrell nonetheless is fascinated — a word derived from Latin for phallic enchantment — by what Paul Morris is doing. His attention to detail betrays him in this. He reminds me of that sinner in Michelangelo’s Last Judgement who covers his face yet peeks through his fingers at his coming damnation.

    Norman Mailer said that ‘a condom takes 40% off a fuck’. I’d place the number at 50%, 60% for catching. Morris only calls attention to what we all know but nobody says: safe sex sucks. Nothing kills the moment quite like a condom. Not only are they awkward to put on, they introduce a boner-killing element of death ET IN ARCADIA EGO! For straights, they introduce the element of ‘life’ — which may be even more deflating. I mean, why bother? Better to just have a wank.

    If Annie Sprinkle could get a NEA grant for playing with a dildo, than Morris oeuvre is art indeed!

  • kevin

    If this is meant to be tongue-in-cheek (and I think it is) Mr. Terrell nonetheless is fascinated — a word derived from Latin for phallic enchantment — by what Paul Morris is doing. His attention to detail betrays him in this. He reminds me of that sinner in Michelangelo’s Last Judgement who covers his face yet peeks through his fingers at his coming damnation.

    Norman Mailer said that ‘a condom takes 40% off a fuck’. I’d place the number at 50%, 60% for catching. Morris only calls attention to what we all know but nobody says: safe sex sucks. Nothing kills the moment quite like a condom. Not only are they awkward to put on, they introduce a boner-killing element of death ET IN ARCADIA EGO! For straights, they introduce the element of ‘life’ — which may be even more deflating. I mean, why bother? Better to just have a wank.

    If Annie Sprinkle could get a NEA grant for playing with a dildo, than Morris oeuvre is art indeed!

    • a b

      Too many Typhoid Maries in the gay community these days…

      • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

        You don’t even know what that means. How do I deduce that? You can’t even pluralize Mary correctly.

        • kevin

          There was a Typhoid Marie, too?

          • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

            Yep. And she got her Curie from another Marie also. Then they had sex and gave each other radiation poisoning. Or so the story goes.

          • a b

            It’s actually Typhoid Mary, he’s freaking out because of a typo.

  • R.A.M.J

    This is sad, I understand that HIV is no longer a death sentence, BUT neither is a common cold and Im not trying to catch that either..

  • Am I the only one who thinks that Dawson looks like an older and bald version of Sean Cody’s Blake?

  • Cosmic

    Humanity is doomed,where’s that meteor when you need it.

  • Well he generated buzz allright for TIM. I am sure they love the free publicity.

  • Matthew Terrell posted this on his FB page is it about this?

    Matthew Terrell

    January 8 at 6:02pm · Atlanta, GA ·

    I had my first copyright dispute today over my own work. Came close to filing a DMCA takedown notice; however, the publisher opted to remove the material before any legal action.

    So does this mean I’ve made it?