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Pride In Porn Directing

June 28th, 2015, will mark the 46th  anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. The events that took place that summer in 1969 are considered the birth of the LGBT movement; June 28th is the date that exploded with riots and would later be transformed into a date of celebration. Pride isn’t just about a colorful parade, parties, and fun. It’s also a time to remember where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going as we become increasingly accepted for who we are, and not just with whom we sleep.

So how does GayHotMovies.com celebrate Pride? We celebrate it every day because we are proud of our history. Had it not been for the rioters at Stonewall or the LGBT activists who fought for our rights, everyone involved in the porn business wouldn’t be where they are today. We owe credit to those who laid the groundwork and to what has been accomplished since that time. Laws were on the books saying that distribution any type of sexual homosexual material could get you arrested and blacklisted before the beginning of the sexual revolution. When the community finally said “enough is enough,” all of our doors came bursting open.

As the movement continues and transforms, so does pornography. In my opinion, these five directors paved the way in how we watch porn. Artists in their own right, each of my picks brought/brings something new to the table. In alphabetical order, of course…

Al Parker

He is an icon, an ideal, and irreplaceable. Al Parker was the quintessential gay porn star who stole the hearts and loins of his fans with his handsome looks, sexual stamina, massive cock, and on screen presence. Discovered by COLT as an afterthought for something different,” Parker was not the typical COLT man; his body was muscled but not to the extreme-he was an every-man. Perhaps that is why Parker found huge success as he embodied the attainable. He was that guy you could meet on the street. The look stuck and soon after his debut, “clones” began emulating him in a big way that we still see today. As an artist, Parker wasn’t fulfilled by just being on the screen. Behind the lens he would direct and star in films from his own Surge Studios. Al Parker is the stuff of legend. His influence has spanned the decades and shall continue to do so far into the future.

Chi Chi LaRue

Her career is undoubtedly one of legendary proportions. If you’ve watched any gay porn in the last 25 years, you’ve probably (no, you have) seen the work of Chi Chi LaRue. Over 570 titles bear testament of this gay porn icon. With a career spanning this long, the lady’s impact has not gone unnoticed. A fierce advocate of safe sex practices on film, LaRue is well known for her Wrap. It. Up. campaign promoting condom use in the gay community in a time when the world was still reeling from the horrible effects of the AIDS and HIV epidemic. LaRue still stands her ground when it comes to safe sex practices and creates films that are both incredibly hot and responsible.

Jake Jaxson

Taking porn to a whole new level: Jake Jaxson has proven that smut is art, and art is smut. The COCKYBOYS director has been turning out gloriously elaborate films with incredible story lines, gorgeous locations, superb dramatic performances, and a keen eye for detail. Jaxson is, in every sense, a true artist. His productions tell stories paralleling the human experience in what can be all at once dark, lighthearted, and hopeful. Utilizing everything from the changing seasons, elaborate costuming, antiques, set design, and locations, Jaxson has elevated the genre to something far more than just performers having sex. Through his direction we can see the cinematic future of gay porn as something that doesn’t have to be hidden in the sock drawer, but something we can proudly display in our homes, like the beautiful coffee table books from COCKYBOYS that take us behind the scenes into a world of beauty.

Nica Noelle

She’s not your typical director, that’s for sure. Nica Noelle sets no boundaries for herself when it comes to her films. Straight, gay, lesbian, transgender-her tastes in telling stories through pornography are limitless. Continually blurring the lines between what is socially acceptable and what is taboo has catapulted Noelle into a realm of her own. Running several studios catering to different demographics has hardly cramped Noelle’s style, nor her ability to produce and direct beautifully shot films that are wildly successful. Time and time again, we see just how Nica Noelle is yet another groundbreaking individual in the world of gay porn.

Wakefield Poole

Pioneering the gay porn industry with only a handful of erotic films is something of a marvel. Wakefield Poole is one such director who shaped the way we watch our pornography. With his iconic film Boys in the Sand, Poole masterfully blends the erotic into a story line that had not been done before. The picture, filmed over a course of weeks on Fire Island, was a huge success. Promoted as a typical mainstream movie, Boys in the Sand proved that the world was ready for gay porn to emerge from its underground roots. Although Wakefield Poole’s later endeavors were not as critically acclaimed as Boys in the Sand, there is no doubt that his influence upon the industry is undisputed.

These are just five of the outstanding directors who have brought us the films we love. They continue to inspire us in an ever changing world that is both embraced and repulsed in our society. Through determination and a true love of the art, we must thank everyone who has had a hand in bringing our fantasies to life. From the ones who first took pictures in secrecy, to the ones who had enough of the oppression, the ones who were in the background editing and distributing, to the performers and fluffers as well, we owe a lot to an industry that has helped open the doors to sexual freedom. To each and every one of you, Happy Pride from GayHotMovies.com.

Now get on and get off.

Catch ya later cum catchers,

-The Otter

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