It would be easy to dismiss the
premiere episode of here! TV's behind-the-scenes look at gay porn
stars – where director John Roecker asks pumped-up, bare-chested
gay porn stars filmed against a stark, harshly lit backdrop to reveal
how they arrived at naming themselves for porn to a
unanimous yawn – but seriously don't.
Somewhere about the 3rd
episode, Roecker (Live Freak! Die Freaky!) completes his
transformation from outsider asking dumb blond questions to astute
confidant; Changing everything in the process.
you'll learn in Everything You Wanted To Know About Gay Porn Stars
*but were afraid to ask might be
more disturbing than you had hoped – the series is a serious dress
down of the ills that confront gay porn stars.
seven episodes that make up the series delve deep into the lives of
the men who make gay sex on film so much fun for the rest us. And in
the process, Roecker debunks the myth that the gay porn star lives a
glamorous, carefree life.
successfully gains the confidence of his subjects to share their
sordid stories of drug addiction, unprotected sex and HIV infection,
love as a gay porn star, depression and, at least in one case, a
lifetime of sexual abuse and exploitation.
the year-and-a-half it took to complete this project, 22 gay porn
stars have died either due to HIV infection or drug addiction,”
Roecker says in his director's statement. “And yet the majority of
these movie companies do nothing.”
also are humorous and uplifting moments which alter our perception of
who these buff boys really are.
an early interview, Johnny Hazzard shares with us how he realized he
was gay and what it meant to him.
didn't know it was called gay,” Hazzard tells us as he lies on an
inflatable lounge chair in the middle of a pool. “I didn't know I
was suppose to get it up the ass.”
don't have to do it, if you don't want,” Roecker says.
don't have to, but it's highly recommended,” Hazzard responds.
also hear from Brad Benton, Nick Capra, Jason Hawke, Nick Piston, and
Jason Ridge, among others.
very talented filmmaker John Roecker has opened a surprising new
window into a largely misunderstood world. We are thrilled to share
his fascinating series with our audience,” said Meredith Kadlec,
Senior Vice President, original programming for here! Networks.
share they do.
You Wanted To Know About Gay Porn Stars *but were afraid to ask
is currently playing on cable channel here!
the Net: here! Network website is at www.heretv.com