S4E32: Monroe Beehler / Jaguar Productions / The Rivermen
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by I. Que Grande
3d ago
Send us a Text Message. The Park Theater, the Century Theater,  Signature Films, Jaguar Productions, these are just a couple of names, I could throw out there to anyone who knew what was "in" back in the day and the man that was responsible for all of them  was Monroe Beehler. A pioneering studio that was run out of a basement in the Hollywood Hills, Jaguar was the first feature film production-distribution company with national reach that was exclusively gay, yet it is minimally chronicled in gay media history. Narrated by Monroe Beehler,  The Rivermen directed by Monroe Beehle ..read more
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S4E31: The Rob Montana Interview
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by I. Que Grande
1M ago
Adult content creator, Rob Montana, joins me on DGP to discuss growing up poor, gay and Mormon in rural Montana. Montana recounts stories of visiting the local gay bars, coming out to his family before moving to Washington D.C. for work and  graduate studies.  There Montana would meet his husband and enroll in medical school. During a dark time in his life, he juggled a marriage, medical school and a growing addiction to crystal meth before getting sober.  Montana would then find his way into the adult entertainment industry as a content creator and undergo a risky Penuma impl ..read more
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S4E30: Arch Brown/The Night Before/Dick Fisk
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by I. Que Grande
2M ago
Arch Brown, an amateur photographer turned incidental filmmaker first came to broad public attention through his films. During gay liberation’s first decade, Brown’s homoerotic films achieved an international following garnering amazing reviews. Fellow filmmaker and producer, Jack Deveau, entrusted Brown with a surreal film which has been compared to the works of Jean-Luc Godard, Federico Fellini, Luis Buñuel and Jean Cocteau. So what is  Arch Brown's The Night Before trying to tell us? Dick Fisk was one of the most famous faces of gay erotica in the mid to late 1970’s and onward into th ..read more
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S4E29: The SantanaXXL Interview
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by I. Que Grande
2M ago
SantanaXXL is an adult contenet creator phenomenon. Since he began making videos for site like Xtube and Xvideos, he has single-handedly represented "the big boys!"  I drove down to Philly to meet Santana in his now infamous SUV to talk about his upbringing, his continued growth in the industry, moving into studio porn, and what else he's got in store for us. Support the show ..read more
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S4E28: The Masked Jock Interview
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by I. Que Grande
4M ago
A listener messaged me and asked if I could score an interview with The Masked Jock.  I did not know this beautifully carved, masked man personally, but I watched his following grow with the awesome content he produces.   While we were in the same city, I decided to contact him and see if he would be up for an interview. He gladly accepted. We sat down to discuss Masked Jock's start in the porn industry, his niche, the fans and what life was like growing up, in an interview that highlights his inner beauty as well as his chiseled outward appearance. Enjoy! Support the show ..read more
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S3E27: Peter Berlin / Nights in Black Leather
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by I. Que Grande
4M ago
Before social media, influencers and selfies, there was Peter Berlin; whose blond hair, fair skin and slim physique made him an international icon. He was “the original influencer. The gay erotic film Nights in Black Leather was a significant release during the 1970’s Golden Era of Gay Porn. It was embraced and celebrated internationally due to it’s sexual representation but primarily because of its star and creative mind behind the film, Peter Berlin.  In this episode we are going to take a look at Nights in Black Leather. A fluke film with a loose narrative made on the fly that would c ..read more
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S4E26: The Apollo Fates Interview
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by I. Que Grande
4M ago
Apollo Fates is one of gay adult entertainment's stars who in my opinion is still bubbling under; his talents and work are very well received and definitely noticed but I still think it is scratching under the surface. I first saw Apollo perform in a couple of scenes for Vision X Studios and knew the next time I find myself in L.A., I'd have to try and work with him. We did and it was lovely! During a recent visit to New York City, I was able to sit down and get to know Apollo, one on one. Apollo discusses his childhood, bouncing around the greater Los Angles area in the flawed foster care sy ..read more
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S4E25: William Higgins / A Married Man / Kip Noll
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by I. Que Grande
4M ago
In his 40-year career, William Higgins, built a catalogue of over 3,000 films and is considered by many of his peers as one of the most influential and beloved gay porn directors of all time.  The film, A Married Man, directed by William Higgins and starring Jack Wrangler was the director’s debut into the maddening world of gay erotic cinema. Kip Noll was a fantasy for so many men. The straight and married model was the first major twink in gay adult film history. In this episode we are gong to celebrate William Higgins, director and  founder of Catalina Video who established a reput ..read more
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S4E24: The Teddy Forest Interview
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by I. Que Grande
7M ago
I met Teddy Forest in 2019.  He's a blonde hair, blue-eyed charismatic young man.  Then he takes off his clothes and gets in front of the camera; unleashing a totally different beast!  Teddy Forest sits down and tells us about growing up Lutheran in Nebraska before making his way to Chicago to major in Urban Development. Now, currently living in New York City, Teddy continues his studies while dancing on the side at a popular east village gay bar and appear in adult films and maintaining his fan sites. Enjoy! P.S. I will be on Youtube Live tonight, Friday December 1st at 9:00 ..read more
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S4E23: Joe Gage / Kansas City Trucking Co. / Richard Locke
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by I. Que Grande
7M ago
The late 1970s were an representational awakening  for homosexual men. They began to embrace  a new vision of themselves as hyper masculine. The rise of the clone look and of bars that catered to them helped push forward this new gay masculinity, but porn took it to the rest of the country and the man who bridged the old world of the closeted straight man and the new gay masculine sexuality was filmmaker Joe Gage.  The Road movie as a cinematic genre emerged after world war 2 and reflected both the advent of the automobile as a fundamental expression of individualism. And the e ..read more
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