The Very WORST Of 2013

Posted December 18, 2013 by with 81 comments

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As promised, my list of the WORST things in gay porn in 2013 is below. Believe me, it was hard to narrow it down to just six, but I went with the people who really and truly were the worst. If you don’t like reading about how bad people are, click away right now and read my “Best Of” list instead (and then ask yourself what you’re doing on this site in the first place?).

Here, in order from bad to worst, are The 6 Worst Things That Happened In Gay Porn In 2013:

 

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6. The Con Artist: Seth Knight
Remember when Seth Knight raised over $700 from clueless fans via GoFundMe so that he could move to London? Sure you do. And then remember when Seth Knight used that money to move to London? Probably not, since he never moved. Online panhandling is one thing, but not using the money on the thing you said you were going to use it on is something else entirely. (Unfortunately, it’s not illegal.) After calling Seth out on his scam, he accused me of bullying him, and I can see how that would make sense if I were a twink who wanted to distract people from the fact that I stole $700 from them (and apparently spent it on a new tattoo). Of course, if you’re stupid enough to have donated money to Seth Knight, you probably deserve to have lost your money in the first place.

 

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5. The Fraudulent Pimp: David Forest
The troubled male madame in a Hawaiian shirt has made a career out of swindling people into buying whatever it is he’s selling, even when he didn’t have anything to sell. His M.O.: Tell unsuspecting johns that he can set them up with whichever A-list gay porn star they want, including Trenton Ducati, Paddy O’Brian, Roman Heart, Dale Cooper, Christopher Daniels, and dozens more—all of whom he doesn’t represent. The john makes his selection, then pays a $500 fee (the funds are wired to one of Forest’s bank accounts), and when Forest tells the john that—surprise—the star requested isn’t available, some z-list male prostitute is sent in his place (if anyone is sent at all). Forest’s “Meet The Stars” bait and switch scheme is still going strong as the year winds down, with an almost hilarious (if it weren’t so sad) graphic on the site offering Chris Rockway, JD Phoenix, Justin Owen, and more, all of whom, again, he does not represent.

 

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4. The Clown: Chris Steele
What is JetSetMen director Chris Steele doing when he’s not running a studio into the ground (or being sued by former substitute teachers for stealing porn)? Offering yours truly a job, of course. After I resigned from my former position as editor of The Sword, Steele had his assistant Joey Vierra call to offer me a job working with him on a new site. I obviously declined the offer, mainly because I had no interest in working with someone who obviously had no idea how to run a business, but also because I couldn’t take someone seriously who wasted his time anonymously bad mouthing everyone in the porn industry by posting comments on The Sword (all of which came from a JetSetMen IP address and were written under the name “TJ”) all day long. Clown Steele’s latest goof? Fraudulently impersonating this very site, Str8UpGayPorn, with a Twitter account called “StraightUpGayPorn,” where Steele posts affiliate links to JetSetMen. Unfortunately, not even using someone else’s name can resuscitate a dead studio that hasn’t produced a movie since April.

 

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3. The Racist: Marc Dylan
Unbearably monotonous YouTube vlogger and former bareback gay porn star Marc Dylan tried to couch his racist views as mere sexual preferences in his now infamous “I’m just not attracted to black guys” video, but when most everyone called bullshit, the southern foodie doubled down on his bigotry and recorded anotherracial preferences” video, which of course only made things worse. As of post time, Marc Dylan is probably still trying to defend himself, and he is still most definitely a racist.

 

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2. The Hypocrites: Michael Lucas & Stephan Sirard
Lucas Entertainment CEO Michael Lucas was quoted in 2006 as saying he would never produce bareback porn because he had “strong principles and beliefs” and because it would be “highly irresponsible to show unsafe sex to a community that suffered tremendously through the AIDS crisis.” NextDoorStudios President Stephan Sirard, meanwhile, was quoted in 2009 as saying he would never produce bareback porn because “studios that don’t use condoms and don’t test should be in court for murder.” Cut to today, and Lucas and Sirard are now actively producing bareback porn. For his part, at least Sirard didn’t try and defend his bareback scenes through absurd obfuscation like the deplorably reckless Lucas, who was responsible for possibly the most retarded (not to mention dangerous) STD safety protocol of all time: “Informed Barebacking.”

 

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1. The Nutjob: Jake Genesis
The craziest of the crazies and the #1 worst thing to happen to gay porn in 2013, Jake Genesis left a steaming pile of shit on the gay porn industry when he abruptly exited the business via an insane, porn-shaming, self-victimizing “apology” letter he posted last April. To wit:

I hurt the men with whom I filmed pornography through my participation in the industry and I hurt the countless people who have seen what I did and who will see it. […] With a contrite and broken heart I ask the mercy and forgiveness of those who were hurt by my involvement in the pornographic industry.

Pornography does violence to human spirit and, in its effort to display human sexuality openly, pornography perverts it. Pornography destroys families and relationships and lives. Far from being a victimless act, pornography victimizes every single human being involved. The victims of the adult entertainment industry are those who consume pornography and their families but also those involved in the production of pornography and, especially the models or actors.

100% of the actors in pornography are victims to varying degrees. The very young, the economically destitute, and the uneducated are victimized to a higher degree than men like me who made a more conscious choice, but everyone is harmed deeply by the experience and no one escapes the knife that cuts deeply the innate dignity of the human person.

If you think that’s a tl;dr joke, read the entire mess for yourself on his site (don’t ask how/why it’s still up). Apparently he left to start on a “path to reconciliation with God and with the Church,” which puts him in the same camp as fellow religious nutjob Spencer Fox. What a pair. Jake’s apology letter even got picked up on the Christian blogs, no doubt providing the religious right with plenty of fodder to use against the gay porn industry, not to mention homosexuality in general.

In the short few months that he was in the industry, Jake Genesis managed to coerce former boyfriend Matthew Rush to retire (they dated right before Genesis decided to become a gay porn star himself), date Seth Knight (LOL, remember their joint Twitter account?), and sue Raging Stallion to get out of his exclusive contract (part of the settlement agreement stipulated that Raging Stallion’s sister company, The Sword, not publish any articles critical of Genesis), so you can only imagine what he would’ve accomplished had he not retired.

But thankfully Jake Genesis did retire, because he really was the #1 Worst Thing To Happen In Gay Porn In 2013.

Happy Holidays!

 

  • sxg

    OMG Zach love you for this!

    Although I am not in total agreement that Marc Dylan is genuinely racist, I respect your view on it and it was entertainingly well-written! And also, this was full of surprises too! Never knew that Jake was suing out of his contract and expected no negative feedback on TheSword, and didn’t know that about Chris Steele. Isn’t Chris the one that people were saying was an alcoholic that spent most of his time “directing” blacked out?

  • Cosmic

    Where is Marc Dylan from? He has the strangest accent and his bizarre monotone speaking pattern reminds me of someone with Aspergers.

    • sxg

      Mississippi I believe. Either that or Alabama or Arkansas.

      • Cosmic

        I knew it was from the south somewhere but his accent is strangely generic.

      • Zoompietro

        I would’ve guessed the Georgia backwoods, I get a big Deliverance vibe from him.

    • Zambos79

      He is from Mississippi.

  • Bull

    god, what I’d give to be a fly on the wall when these guys read this!……OMG…hilarious….but so on target.

  • J2

    I guess the goal of moving to London didn’t give Seth a lot of contingency for not raising the full amount. If we sent him a fifth of the way to London, we’d have to drop him in the Atlantic.

  • Dean

    Marc Dylan is not a racist because he doesn’t want to bone black dudes. Get off it.

    • sxg

      Ok why are we allowed to see who votes a comment up but not who voted a comment down? It’s a bit dumb.

      • zach

        That’s a Disqus thing. But I’ll openly admit to being one of the ones who voted down Dean’s comment, because I obviously disagree.

    • NG212

      It’s fine for Marc to reject sex with individuals for any reason. Disqualifying a global group of people numbering in the hundreds of millions is bigotry. He isn’t making a logical decision after seeing and meeting all black men. He was raised in the ruins of the Confederacy. Following example, his mind made a decision that the group is inferior to others, and his dick has followed. These ideas may confuse you, but that’s cool, because modern men like Zach can lay it all out for you. And since he’s white, you can’t dismiss him for having a racial agenda.

      • Matthew

        How many people do you know who have a preference for one race and not another. There are people who are into whites, or blacks, or Asians, or Latinos. There are gay groups in major cities catering to those groups. So are all those people racist? Just cuz you don’t want to have sex with someone of a different race doesnt mean you are racist or prejudiced or will treat them any differently in every day life. I don’t know if he made other statements that were racist but not being into another ethnic or race doesnt make you a bigot.

        • Zoompietro

          Any time you treat anyone of any race differently in any way because of their race, you’re being racist. It’d be one thing to not be attracted to a particular person of color, but to group one or more race of people together and say that you don’t find them attractive is bigoted.

          • Dean

            No, wrong and wrong. Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another. Treating someone different because of their race CAN be racist, but the act in itself is not racist. And considering a race unattractive is not racist either. If there is a certain feature particular to that race and he simply doesn’t find it sexually attractive, then how can you fault him for that? How can he help not being attracted to it?

          • Zoompietro

            If you think an entire group of people is unattractive because of their race, then you do think they’re inferior. That’s just saying that their looks are inferior to those of another race and that’s racist. It’s easy to fault people for being racist, makes more sense than faulting someone for being black. You racism is a CHOICE, race isn’t. Nothing wrong with holding someone accountable for their choices, espeically hateful ones.

        • NG212

          Can we both at least agree that ‘sexual preferences’ don’t exist in a vacuum? That they don’t infiltrate us like foreign agents? When we become pubescent, our dicks don’t tell our minds what race of people it likes or doesn’t like. Our minds have told our dicks that. Penises are just physiology. Erections do not decide what race is beautiful, they are an indicator of what race our mind thinks is beautiful. Similarly, leg muscles don’t decide to take a step. Our brain tells them to do so.

          Racial sexual preferences are not inherent. We are not born with them. They are learned and behavioral, molded by culture and family. And if they are learned, they can be considered, reevaluated, and unlearned. The sexual rejection of racial groups is informed by prejudice and bias, just as other derogatory racial generalizations are. At the heart of this is how we’re socialized. In the West, we worship the European aesthetic. White skin, small nostrils, thin lips are elevated above traditionally African features. And I’m just saying we should recognize that. We should understand that as a society, ‘we’ think black skin looks dirty and large noses and thick lips recall the features of monkeys and apes because that is what our racist, slave-owning, white supremacist ancestors believed. Some things change, some things stay the same. To sexually disqualify all black men means one of two things. The first is that a person thinks all black men are ugly (without actually seeing all black men). The second is that someone finds black people to be socially beneath them, so bogged down by their inferiority that they’re not even worth consideration.

          I don’t entirely hold it against you for not understanding my perspective. Most white people don’t have to consider race in constructive ways. They view themselves as ‘race-less” and ‘otherize’ or ‘exoticize’ different races. When one of any color (people of all races are capable) exoticizes other races, this is when we see racial fetishization, or when one associates positive things with a specific group. They make generalizations based on experience and culture, and ‘prefer’ Asian men over Latinos, or Native Americans over Middle Eastern men.

          I have a feeling we’ll just agree to disagree. If we ever cross paths in life, I’ll be the saucy bitch who’s always right. 😉 Happy Holidays!

          • Zoompietro

            Damn that was well said. I’m gonna copy and paste that.

      • Dean

        It is not bigotry. Are gay men sexists or transphobic for not finding women or trans-men/women attractive? NO, and trying to argue that they are is stupid and the same applies here.What about guys who don’t find hairy, or tubby, or pale, etc. attractive, the list goes on. Not everybody is gonna be into everybody so just accept that. For whatever reason, Marc Dylan may not find black guys attractive, maybe it’s their complexion, or their hair, or another of their features, who knows? But, the point is that they don’t make him aroused, and that’s his issue not anyone else’s, and he’s not racist for it.

        • Zoompietro

          Are you comparing being hairy, tubby, and pale (all of which are attributes that can be easily altered) to being black? I didn’t know hairy, tubby, and pale people experienced the same hardships that black people have. Also, that comparison between not finding women attractive is just stupid. That’s not even remotely the same thing.

          • Dean

            Yes, I am, because in the end it all comes down to some kind of physical attribute, and being black is one of them. And what does the hardships black people experience have to do with this? This is about attraction (or lake thereof) to black people, and why it doesn’t have anything to do with being racist. And the comparison to women is not stupid at all, it’s the same concept.

          • Zoompietro

            How do I explain to someone that comparing a physical attribute that can be changed like race to attributes that can like being hairy, fat, or pale is extremely ignorant. You can’t shave, exercise, or tan your race away. You’re stuck with that, to tell someone that they’re unattractive because of their race is not even remotely the same as telling someone they’re unattractive because they’re fat, hairy, or pale. Fat, hairy, and pale come in degrees, there aren’t degrees of black (please don’t imply that skintone makes some black people more or less black than others because it doesn’t). So being a little fat or a little hairy or a little pale doesn’t equate to being black, you can’t be a little black. There are attainable ideals (mostly set by society) for physical characteristics that can’t be changed; a black person can’t attain an ideal blackness. In fact, when it comes to race; european ideals tend to dominate and noneuropeans can’t attain those. My point is, it’s irrational to compare preferencing attributes that can be changed to meet ideals to preferencing ideals. As far as what the hardships black people have to do with it, well when you compare anything to being in the same boat as being black, you’d better be ready to talk about hardships because there is a hardship with being black that fat, hairy, and pale people don’t experience; especially when it comes to discrimination. The comparison to women is stupid because sexual orientation is not the same as preferencing races. Orientation is not a choice, preference is. If you choose not to sleep with black people, be prepared to be called a racist.

          • Dean

            It doesn’t really matter if you can change it or not. It’s still a physical attribute that some people will not find sexually appealing. That’s it, there’s nothing more to it. It’s not anyone’s duty to find black guys attractive just so they won’t be called racist. Not everyone is into black guys. Not everyone is into Asian guys. Not everyone is into white guys, Not everyone is into Hispanic guys. and that’s ok, it doesn’t mean those who aren’t into them are racists.

          • Zoompietro

            Well if you think it doesn’t matter that it can’t be changed, that’s on you but it’s inaccurate and closed minded, so there is more to it. You don’t have to acknowledge, and I’m confident you want; but that doesn’t change it. Maybe one day you’ll be willing to open your mind and educate yourself on it. No one said it was anyone’s duty to find black guys attractive, but it is his choice not too so it cuts both ways. It wasn’t his duty not to find a whole race of people unattractive. Anyone that says that they aren’t into any group of one race is racist, you can’t lump individuals together indiscriminately like that and expect to be called anything else. Not all asian men, white men, hispanic men, or black men are the same so how can one person lump any of those groups together without having met every single member of that group; and then say that they aren’t attracted to all of them? Some people will support or rationalize it, but most won’t. But that kind of thought hurts the thinker more than anything else. Doubt any black men were crying over not being able to sleep with Marc Dylan, but they would probably still not appreciate him lumping them together indiscriminately and making judgements about them.

          • Dean

            I have NO idea why some people are so concerned with what other people like? If I only like Chicken, but don’t eat beef, pork, duck, or lamb, that’s MY taste, and people are allowed to have their OWN taste in anything. What about music, or movies, or tv shows, people like certain things that other people may not and who is anyone to fault them for that?

          • Zoompietro

            You have no idea why people would be concern with racial bias? Maybe because people want to live in a world where it doesn’t exist or at the very least, a world where others don’t attempt to make excuses for it. Preferencing food, music, movies, and TV shows is not even remotely the same as making preferences based on race. You’re argument just kept getting more and more ridiculous and now it’s devolved to that last statement. Now I fully understand that I’ve wasted a ton of time trying to enlighten someone that is clearly just willfully and purposefully ignorant. What I can’t understand is why bigoted people feel the need to rub anyone’s face in it only to get upset at the response.

          • Dean

            You’re right, you have been wasting your time and will continue to do so if you think you can magically convince people that they can just BE attracted to something they are NOT, which sounds just as stupid as the idiots that push “straight camps” and ex-gay bullshit. Newsflash, you CAN’T choose what you’re attracted to any more than you can choose your sexual orientation! Trying to call people racists for not being into a certain type of person is DUMB.

          • Zoompietro

            Not remotely as dumb as comparing preferencing food, music, movies or TV to preferencing race. You seem to be ignoring that preference is a choice, orientation is not. That’s already been explained by at least two different people. Don’t know why that hasn’t sunk in yet but I’ll repeat it one more time: PREFERENCE IS A CHOICE, RACE IS NOT! So yeah, preferencing race makes anyone that does it a simple minded bigot. Doesn’t say much for anyone that supports it either. If you don’t like it, shut up about it. No need to be pressed because people aren’t supporting intolerance.

          • Dean

            It’s not a choice. You don’t choose what you like, you just DO. You can’t choose to like classical music any more than you can choose to be attracted to black people. It’s not some switch that you can turn on or off, understand that.
            You can’t choose to like a flavor.
            You can’t choose to like a smell.
            You can’t choose to like a visual.
            These things just happen.

          • Zoompietro

            OMFG. Perception of taste, touch, smell, sound and sight are based on sensory receptors in the body that elicit a response. RACE is not. You’re body doesn’t have any receptor in it that determines if you like a certain race or not, that’s psychological. Racial preference is not a 6th sense. Now that’s a fact, please don’t tell me you’re going to try and argue that. If so, please enlighten us as to what organs and chemical reactions are involved in bodies reaction to race perception (I’ll save you some time, there are NONE). These comparisons really have to stop at some point, you’re reaching and you’re ignorance is blatantly exposed at this point. SMFH. Too pressed.

          • Dean

            SIMPLE. They don’t like the way people of that race LOOK. Why is that so hard for you to understand?

          • Zoompietro

            Not liking an entire group of people with a range of features is racist, all black people don’t look alike; how can you dislike how they all look based solely on them being of the same race? That being said, there’s no chemical or physiological response (which I believe I asked you to produce, not surprised you didn’t) to race so how exactly do they determine that? They do it all on their own, it’s not the same as taste, touch, smell, sound, or sight. You’re body’s chemistry and physiology doesn’t subconciously react to one race any differently than another. Those responses are concious. Nice try though. Unfortunately for you, science doesn’t back bigotry. Welome to the 21st Century.

          • Dean

            It’s not racist. People of certain racial groups all share certain features, some unique to them, and it’s not racist to not be attracted to them. You can argue all you want, it’s not going to suddenly make people go “hey maybe I’m AM attracted to people of x. I guess I was racist after all. I’ll stop now and be turned on by them.”.

          • Zoompietro

            Name ONE physical feature that all black people share, just one. Last time I checked vary in different shades, heights, weights, eye colors, hair colors, nose shapes, lip shapes, eye shapes, etc. That’s also a fact, one again science disputes bigotry. Science 2 Bigotry 0. No one race all shares certain features. You can’t rationalize being attracted to an entire group of people by saying they share certain physical characteristics when they don’t.

          • Dean

            If you think practically, instead of trying to throw “science” around every other sentence, you’d understand that people think generally, the big picture, overall…If they’re generally not attracted to black people, that’s it, they’re not gonna be checking out every single black person for that one possible exception.
            And I guess I’ll go for the most obvious one: dark skin.

          • Zoompietro

            I’m not sure if you realize just how stupid you sound but for starters, not all black people have dark skin. Lisa Bonet, Prince, Beyonce, Shemar Moore, LL Cool J (think I’ve made my point). I don’t think you even believed that when you wrote it. Also, thinking pratically is how it’s supposed to be done. Thinking generally (especially about race) is what we enlightened folks called generalizing. You can’t be “generally untracted to black people” because you don’t know all black people. It’s also a faulty generalization “I’m unattracted to this black man so therefore I’m unattracted to all black people…” That’s no different than saying since you’re attracted to one man, you must be attracted to all men; which is not the case. See when you make broad statements and classifications about a group of different people based on race, sexuality, gender etc; you’re being bigoted. That’s no different than making assumptions about all gay people or all women, it’s narrow minded. Individuals can not be defined by generalizations made about a group they belong too. Human beings are too complex to generalize. So now we’ve covered why you can’t rationalize not being attracted to black people visually (since they don’t all look alike) and we’ve covered why generalizing an entire group of people is problematic, what’s next?

          • Dean

            Those people come from mixed backgrounds, they’re not pure black. And honestly, I don’t even care to go deep in this discussion. You seem to be so bothered that everyone is not into black guys. You’re right that human beings are complex. And not all human beings will be into black guys, and whatever reasons they may have for doing so does not automatically make them racist. You should just accept that and stop trying to make people feel guilty that they’re a bigot for something they have no control over.

          • Zoompietro

            Sorry did Marc differentiate between mixed race black men and pure black men (I feel dumb just typing that) but not all of those people are of mixed race, look it up. I’m sure you’re just making a generalization because their skin isn’t dark. I can name more black people without dark skin though, Tyra Banks, Michael Ealy, Queen Latifah, Chris Brown, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Nicki Minaj. So once again, not all black people have dark skin as you claimed above. You’re free to leave the conversation at any point but as long as you sit here advocating bigotry why spewing lies; I’ll be here to respond. You still haven’t came up with any reason outside of racism that someone wouldn’t be into black guys “in general”, that I haven’t been able to debunk. And I’m more than willing to continue to debunk whatever reasons you come up with. He’s racist, end of story. Sorry that it bothers you.

          • Dean

            Sorry, alot of those people are obviously from mixed backgrounds. And I’m not basing it on just their complexion, but their features too. They do not come from purely black lineage. Nicki Minaj in particular is mixed with East Indian.

            And I gave you my reason already. The general aesthetic of black people may not be attractive to them. Sorry if you think that everyone needs to be into black guys.

          • Zoompietro

            Obviously from mixed backgrounds? How is it obvious? Because you say so, that’s just another generalization? Light skinned and mixed race are not the same. I’ll name some more light skinned black people who aren’t mixed; Raven Simone, Keri Hilson, Taraji Henson, Rev Run, Dr. Dre. What’s obvious is that black people come in all different colors (but I had already pointed that out although you insist on trying to sell the lie that all black people are darkskinned) a point that you can’t seem to comprehend. Also I explained to you that there is no general aesthetic of black people, can you explain what you think the general aesthetic you refer to is because we’ve already clafiried that there is not one feature that all black people have in common or share in general. Also, I pointed out why generalizing humans based on race, sexuality, or gender is bigoted since human beings are too complex for generalizaiont (you agreed, remember?) so if you’re saying that someone is not attracted to black people because of some non-existant general aesthetic, you’re confirming that they’re bigoted. You can generalize black people if you want, but don’t get your panties in a know when you get called out about it.

          • Dean

            They don’t have pure black ancestry. There is non-black somewhere in their bloodline. Trying to deny this is foolish on your part.

          • Zoompietro

            Do you know that for a fact or are you assuming? Let’s stick to facts here. It’s easy to make that claim in an attempt to support your argument, but you can’t support it so it doesn’t hold up. I didn’t know people could make coherent arguments by tossing around stuff without anything to back it up. I don’t see what’s so hard about accepting that black peole vary in skin tones (this isn’t rocket science). As far as being foolish, it’s pretty foolish on your part to say all black people have dark skin. Like how you skated past all of that other stuff I pointed out though. You’re not very good at this are you?

          • Dean

            They vary in skin tones because they have different ethnic backgrounds mixed somewhere in their bloodlines. People have been mixing with blacks for centuries, particularly in the West where they are around people of other ethnicities.

          • Zoompietro

            Actually, they vary in skin tones because Africans and subsequently people of African origin have more genetic variation than ANY other group of people. In particular, people of West African origin (which is where the majority of African American slaves came from) have the most genetic variation of any other group of people. That would be why their skin tones vary. Look it up, maybe then you can make an informed argument instead of one based off of biased opinion. Some black people do have differing skin tones because of mixed heritage, but that’s not the case for everyone and it’s silly to imply anything else. As far as being of mixed ancestry, everyone shares a common AFRICAN ancestry, so if you’re going to use generalizations, it’s not possible for anyone to be non-black, because every race originates from black people. Science 3 Bigotry 0.

          • Dean

            OK take your science and make everyone into black guys. You know the way.

          • Zoompietro

            Same way you tried to rationalize ALL non dark skinned people as not being black right? Cuts both ways, at least there’s factual basis in my statement.

          • Dean

            Oh they’re black. If there’s any bit of black in them, they’re black, They’re just not 100% African.

          • Zoompietro

            Earlier you said that they aren’t black, you made the distinction between being black and being mixed and I humoured you althought it’s an insulting distinction, many the people you seperated identify as black, so I think I’ll refer to their judgement on the issue. If you’re saying that anyone with any bit of black in them is black, then we’re all black because we all have that common African ancestry. You can’t have it both ways.

          • Dean

            I didn’t say they weren’t black, I said they weren’t pure black, which would explain their non-black features. But, they are most certainly still classed as black. If someone was half italian and half black and they called themselves italian, I’d laugh in their face, but if they identify as black, that wouldn’t be strange. That’s what they’re classified as. However, you’re talking as if purely black people regularly come in these different shades and uncharacteristic facial features, and that is incorrect.

          • Zoompietro

            It’s not incorrect, as I already explained to you. Did you miss that entire post about having the most in group genetic variation that accounts for the variations you can’t seem to wrap your head around? Like I said look it up, it is a FACT that Africans and those of African descent (particularly west africans and their descendants) have the most in group genetic variation. It is incorrect to say pure black people do not come in different shades and facial features, that’s also racist btw. Sorry, all black people don’t look like, regardless of if they’re pure black or not. You’re definitely wrong about that one, no arguing that. It’s been proven otherwise. Also if someone that’s half italian and half black identifies as italian, then they’re italian. You laughing in their face would only further demonstrate your astounding ignorance. Not for you to decide their race for them, they can identify as italian or black or mixed, and you just have to deal with it. Stop being deliberately stupid and embrace some knowledge.

          • Dean

            OK the world is now into black guys. You’ve done it!

          • Zoompietro

            Right, because that was the point I was trying to make. So long, Dean. I really hope you read up on some of that stuff. Think you’d be surprised at how inaccurate some of your preconceived notions are, might even change your way of thinking.

          • Dean

            Don’t count on it. I don’t care enough.

          • Marko

            Haha, you care so little about the issue you just posted 21 times defending the categorising of an entire race of people as sexually undesirable as ‘natural preference’ and not in any way racist. This lady doth protest too much :)

        • NG212

          Dean, I appreciate that you are using your time and effort to share your perspective. I, too, find this to be a constructive conversation–one I’ve longed to engage in, but never had the opportunity to. I doubt that either of us will convince the other to share our perspective. However, hopefully we can agree to listen to one another respectfully. We must understand that we do not speak for ourselves, but for large groups of gay Americans who disagree on the issue of color and cocks.

          Regarding this topic, I would advise you to read my response to Matthew for a sense of my view. However, I feel compelled to respond to your specific remarks because I found them disturbing. In particular, I noticed that you conflated race and gender in a perplexing way. Most gay men believe they were born to be attracted to the same sex. I’ve never met a serious person who believed they were destined to want sex with Latinos and Asians but not Native Americans, or any other combination of ‘desirables’ and ‘undesirables.’ But if we do agree that sexuality is predetermined, then we believe that our attraction to men defines us as gay, and, therefore, women are not viable sexual partners for us, even if we wanted them to be. It is not sexist to be gay, because if you’re gay, being with a woman is simply not an option. Similarly, women do not discriminate against other women by identifying as heterosexual. Sexual orientation is foundational. It is physiological, it is psychological, and it is not learned–or else anyone with heterosexual parents would not be homosexual.

          In contrast, I believe that social (and, by extension, sexual) constructs of race are not as foundational. They are ingrained, they are indoctrinated, they are socialized, and they are learned. Consider for example all of the sociological studies dating back to the Civil Rights Era in which young black girls were asked which color doll they found the most beautiful, and wanted to play with. Unsurprisingly (for the time), they said the white doll was prettiest. Where do you think they got that idea from? The mirror? Do you think they were born to think their own faces and skin colors were undesirable, or is it more likely that a prejudiced nation with codified discrimination played a part in teaching that young black girl that her features simply weren’t European enough?

          Look Dean, I’m sure you’re a nice enough guy in life and I’m sure you try to do the right thing, but it’s clear to me that you don’t understand the gravity of your race in an historically prejudiced nation, and how that still carries a legacy for those of us who aren’t white, from the mundane to the momentous.

          I can, and do, accept that “not everybody is gonna be into everybody.” But I genuinely hope that you can accept that sexual preferences are not above reproach. We can, and should, evaluate and consider them. I do not think Marc Dylan is malicious in his willingness to disqualify all black men (which, on a lighter note, kind of amazes me–I’m sure there are young, jacked black men in the deep South, glistening under that hot sun). But I think he’s ignorant about where that disinterest in blacks comes from. He thinks it comes from his dick. But it actually comes from his brain, from his family, from his neighbors, from his ancestors. From the fact the Confederacy existed in the first place, and the land is rich with that history, that legacy–atrocities that only the ages can absolve. By generalizing that all white people are better looking than all black people, he is regurgitating the same here-there-and-everywhere prejudice that white people are better than black people. And he explains his personal discrimination in such a nonchalant way. People say, “never say never” for a reason. It is inherently extreme to self-limit oneself in such a categorical way. Furthermore, anatomy is identical across all races of men. Latino men do not have a body part that black men lack. In addition, there are no sexual maneuvers an Asian can do that would be impossible for any black man to do. To sexually reject all black men is to assert their perceived aesthetic inferiority. And as I’ve elucidated here and elsewhere, to find an entire people uglier than others is not listening to one’s dick. It is listening to the prejudiced, anachronistic, Euro-obsessed bigot that we are all taught to develop in the West. The difference between you and me is not that I am black and you are white. The difference is that I took the time and energy to evaluate my perspective, find its foundations, and reconsider my options. You don’t have to do the same, but life is so much more fun if you do.

          Then again, considering this block of text, maybe Marc Dylan just ain’t got time to have this conversation after what was supposed to be a quick hookup, in which case, I get it.

          We may not agree on much, but we’re both part of this great community, we both appreciate Zach, and (assuming you’re writing me from the United States), we both get to live in this wonderful, eclectic, relatively tolerant country.

          Dean, may your holidays be very happy and lily white! 😉

          • Dean

            I appreciate that you took the time to write this long thought-out and detailed post, but honestly I’m not even trying to have that kind of serious debate about this. I feel bad that you wrote all that and I don’t even have much to say to you.

    • Zoompietro

      So other than race what reason would he have for not wanting to “bone black dudes”? I just don’t see how it’s not racist.

      • Matthew

        Guess it depends on how you define racist. To me, that implies that he would treat black people differently. I know plenty of whites who only date blacks and whites who are not sexually attracted to blacks. I don’t think either of them are racist. Some people aren’t attracted to Asians; that doesnt mean they hate Asians or wouldn’t be friends with an Asian or would call them racial slurs.

        • Dean

          Pretty much this.

        • Zoompietro

          Um, he is treating black people differently; no implication about it. So by your own admission, he’s racist. Also I don’t know what hate has to do with it, racism is not mandated by hate. When you want sleep with someone just because of their skin color, you’re treating them differently.

        • GN

          If you’re gonna say, “I am not attracted to Blacks” then you should append that statement by adding, “I am also not attracted to ALL Whites”–In other words, “I am not attracted to EVERYONE, only some people”–Which is the point you shoulda made the first place, if you have an I.Q higher than 75!

        • ryan

          its not only that listen to the blog again…. u picked it up marc Dylan has a right to fuck how ever he wants to I don’t give, but saying if he’s not attracted to a model his doesn’t work with them I mean porn is a job like other jobs and if I am hiring someone who doesn’t want to work with someone because of their skin color. Door is that way! #exit #racism

    • DrunkEnough

      Actually, making preferential decisions based on someone’s skin color is the definition of racism.

      • Dean

        Why don’t you look up the definition of racism first.

  • NG212

    Zach, I insist on saying that I love your new endeavor. Thick dicks and juicy asses come and go, but I nominate you losing your shackles as the best thing to happen to the gay porn world in 2013 (even though this is the naughty list; I just enjoyed it so much). As Wendy Williams encourages, you say it like you mean it. And you do so in what can be such an acrid environment. And you deal with all of the schmucks to highlight the joys of gay porn that draw us to these sites and elucidate the corrosive industry which makes it. You’re the best bitch doing it.

    Happy Holidays!

  • It’s so fuckin great that Zach’s back with a vengeance and this post is the perfect example of why so many love him. Just replaced our blogroll link from the Sw*rd to Str8UP. We don’t even look at that other site anymore.

    • NG212

      I swear, The Sword checks this website more than I do. Talk about emulation. SMH

  • Zoompietro

    Has JetSet really not had a release since April? When did that construction movie that Tom Wofe was supposed to bottom in (or I should say I think he was supposed to bottom in it) come out?

    • zach

      It came out in May, and they haven’t shot or released anything since. Hard times for those folks.

      • Estelle

        Honorable mention should go to Steele’s ex deputy chief clown, Miss Romoni, who was just as prolific at shitting on other performers thorough the shell blogs he set up then would delete after a few months and the blog comments. I actually thought it was Jake Cruise that offered you a job after you left The Sword, but it would have broke my heart to see your foot in Jake Cruise’s mouth.

  • JoePorn

    Where to start…great post! So many kooks so little time. Just seems like alotta desperate people trying ANYTHING. JetSet is still around? Ha ha!

  • Matthew

    I don’t know the details but I don’t think someone who isn’t into blacks, Asians, whites, Latinos, etc is racist.

  • GN

    @zacharysire:disqus I feel that Cody Cummings shoulda appeared on this list, in some capacity–Can’t believe you let him slide 😛

    • GN

      He is on the “best’ list. For retiring.

  • GN

    That pimp David Forest is a fraud? Hmmm, I was wondering why Kent North, Arpad Miklos, Erik Rhodes, Wilfried Knight, Roman Ragazzi, or Josh Weston, none of them showed up to my house last weekend:-(

  • Estelle

    Just as pitiful with Miss Forest are the pornstars that actually do use Miss Forest as a middle man and are either too dumb or fucked up on drugs to know they are being conned. One now retired performer, who was VERY prolific as a performer and escort 4-5 years ago, used Forest after he had burned a lot of bridges in porn, with sugar daddies, and the escort agency that heavily booked him. Poor guy got little to no money from you know who, and was instead paid mostly in drugs.

  • Estelle

    Not sure if this belongs in the best or worst, but it appears Miss Tucker Scott’s twitter page was deleted and was restarted with none of the previous history on it. Does that mean Next Door’s biggest cheerleader/flunky/paid shit sucker is gone from NDM/FCF?

    • Estelle

      Spoke too soon miss tucker has a different Twitter and is still shitting on the fired exclusives

  • robirob

    So great to have you back, Zach. I know your sense of humor is sometimes ‘challenging’, but nobody does snark in regards to gay porn blogging better than you!

    I am surprised that Falcon’s Man of the Year Ryan Rose is nowhere to be found on your Crazy Hit list of 2013.

  • Viva La Bambi

    Yes Zach! So great to have you back to cut through the porn bullshit, and drag these bitches. Without you, the Sword lost its edge. Glad you’re free of constraints and can do what you do best, spill porn tea and read shady bitches.

  • Jake Floyd

    I’m tired of this accusation of myself being a nut. Because you feel you have rights as the press? No. I will now have public apologies​. Now. If not I will begin pressing charges.