Colt Rivers Releases Extended Jarec Wentworth Promo Video: “Don’t You Forget About Me”
Over a year and a half ago, music video director turned gay porn star Colt Rivers released a brief video of Jarec Wentworth dancing in Andrew Christian underwear on the streets of downtown L.A. Rivers said the clip was “just for fun,” and it was subsequently pulled from Vimeo a few months later.
Now, nearly one year after Wentworth’s extortion conviction, Rivers has re-edited and re-released the full, stunning version of that video. Rivers—who directed music videos for the Backstreet Boys and others before becoming a gay porn star—says he plans on making more clips like this, telling Str8UpGayPorn that he aspires to be a “weird Andy Warhol video artist.” The video is a bittersweet reminder of what gay porn fans have been missing since Wentworth’s incarceration, but it’s also a clear reminder of Rivers’ talent, with each crisp shot popping off the screen:
Hi this is Matt McDermitt the director, I’ve been sitting on this footage for about a year – It was intended to be a short form advertisement but it found it’s way into becoming this short film. The shoot was in downtown Los Angeles last winter and Jarec was visibly nervous about the concept but I talked him into it with a lot of moonshine. I think you’ll agree what was captured is haunting and beautiful. This was just weeks before his infamous arrest and one of the last times I saw him.
It’s also worth noting the video doesn’t have a single effect or color process applied – it’s completely raw until the last shot where I pulled the color… I personally think that is magic.
Last summer, Wentworth was convicted of extorting a Republican multimillionaire, Donald Burns (a.k.a. “DB”), for whom he was providing male prostitutes. Curiously, Burns faced no criminal charges in the case, despite testifying under oath that he, via Wentworth, hired multiple male prostitutes and transported them across state lines for paid sexual encounters. Wentworth is currently serving a five year prison sentence in Victorville, California, and has communicated with Str8UpGayPorn multiple times from prison. While an appeal is pending, Wentworth is scheduled to be released from prison in April of 2020.