IN THEIR ROOM BERLIN sample from Travis Mathews on Vimeo.
Sample of the film above. Want to watch the FULL film? Watch it HERE for Free thru March 31st
NEW NOW NEXT: With films like Blue is the Warmest Color and Nymphomania getting critical acclaim, the lines between porn and mainstream film continue to blur. Now Travis Mathews, who brought us the explicit I Want Your Love and co-directed Interior. Leather. Bar with James Franco, presents another transgressive film, In Their Room: Berlin.
Part of an international series, Berlin is a quasi-documentary, tracing the romantic and sexual lives of gay men in the German capital. “This is an incredible series,” says producer Jack Shamama. “The Berlin installment was shot while Travis was on tour with I Want Your Love, but hasn’t been seen much outside of Germany. For fans of Mathew’s it’s a chance to see something new. But we’re also hoping that it helps introduce him to a new audience.”
The film is being released by Naked Sword, the adult-film company that has branched out into more artistic fare with I Want Your Love. It’ll be available for be free through March 31 on IWantYourLoveTheMovie.com, and then on the members’ section of NakedSword.com (NSFW)
“Ironically, I think it took a porn company to show that an artistically honest film could use sex in a way that wasn’t exploitative or gratuitous,” says Naked Sword CEO Tim Valenti. “You see it all over gay media now, from Blue Is the Warmest Color to Looking. Travis’s follow up film Interior. Leather Bar went to Sundance, got mainstream distribution, and a glowing New York Times review. It’s funny to think that I Want Your Love got banned when we were showing it at festivals just last year.”
Posted by SGT. COACH on Wednesday Mar 12, 2014 Under ART CLASS
VICE: For the video for the single “Dirty Boots,” the band Holopaw teamed up with Brooklyn-based filmmaker Adam Baran to make a beautifully shot short. The video features narration by legendary and semi-reclusive 70s gay porn star Peter Berlin (Nights in Black Leather, That Boy), and it stars Dominic J. Fournier (pictured), the man behind the many penis and butthole pictures on the ABeardedBoy Tumblr page.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Thursday Feb 20, 2014 Under ART CLASS
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SDP EXCLUSIVE First Look: ADAM by Ryan Edward Scott
Adam photographed on location in Twin Peaks, San Francisco
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Posted by SGT. COACH on Thursday Feb 6, 2014 Under ART CLASS
frank n furter flickr sets here!
Posted by SGT. COACH on Monday Feb 3, 2014 Under ART CLASS
HUFFPOST GAY: A new exhibit at Leslie-Lohman, organized by Richards, is bringing together over 80 original illustrations plucked form the pages of retro magazines spanning the 1950s to the 1990s. Showcasing everything from tame images of the male body as muse to explicitly sexualized scenes, the exhibit surveys decades worth of design created by gay artists in the late 20th century, exploring a space — magazines — where art flourished in the past.
Titled “Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall,” the journey through erotic history outlines the evolution of the (naked) male in art, spotlighting the impact of the “sexual revolution” and the Stonewall Inn riots on the demand for the magazines playing home to Mizer and company’s works. Torso, Mandate, InTouch — they would grow to attract the work of major artists like Mel Odom, Richard Rosenfeld and more, many of whom contributed to mainstream publications like Vogue and Playboy.
READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ HUFFPOST GAY
Posted by SGT. COACH on Monday Jan 20, 2014 Under ART CLASS
Posted by SGT. COACH on Saturday Nov 16, 2013 Under ART CLASS
FIRE ISLAND ’79 [Excerpt] – TODD VEROW & PATRICK MCGUINN from MIX NYC on Vimeo.
via BUTT BEAUTIFUL
Playing at the 26th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, in the program:
Cage in Search of a Bird (mixnyc.org/26/programs/?item=program-113)
Saturday, November 16th @10:00 PM
More info on the MIX Festival at mixnyc.org
FIRE ISLAND ’79
TODD VEROW & PATRICK MCGUINN
2013, USA, super8mm-to-video, color, sound, 8 min., World Premiere
Filmmaker Chase Hook committed suicide on December 31st, 1979. His conservative family destroyed all of his films. Recently super8mm footage was found. Also recovered was the tape from his answering machine. Featuring Todd Verow, Michael Musto and the voice of Alexis Arquette.
Posted by SGT. COACH on Friday Nov 15, 2013 Under ART CLASS
Famed erotic artist Tom of Finland made as much of an impact on the lives of individual men as he did on the history of masculine representation. On a palm tree-lined street in Echo Park sits the Tom of Finland Foundation, a site that testifies to both personal and historical memory. Foundation co-founder and former Bruce Weber model Durk Dehner met Tom because of a compelling image on a bathroom wall, and soon became the artist’s muse, patron, and longtime friend. In this short video, Dehner and foundation vice president S.R. Sharp discuss Tom’s radical imaginary, his command of the gay male gaze, how Tom of Finland got his name, and why Tom made the move to Los Angeles. Dehner has preserved the home he shared with Tom as a homage to Tom’s legacy, and to this day, the home remains open to the public.
To schedule a tour of the Tom of Finland Foundation please call 213-250-1685.
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and Guest Co-Curator Richard Hawkins. MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069. November 2 – January 26, 2014.
Directed by Emma Reeves
Shot by Tom Salvaggio & Andy Featherston
Edited by Tom Salvaggio.
Tom of Finland, 1978. (c) The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.