Up close and personal with Dario D’Alba. An exclusive, no-holds-barred video interview with Italy’s first gayporn star. 22 years after his debut in “Journey to Italy” and 20 after the legendary “Hotel Italia”. How was it all back then? What is Dario’s legacy? What is he up to these days? No better way to celebrate our own 21st b-day, here at LucasKazan.
Behind the scenes of our first blockbuster: what really went on during the auditions for Hotel Italia? How were the locations scouted for and eventually locked? Find out on LucasKazan Watch Andrea Albani, Roberto Volta and many other soon-to-be stars taped for the first time: from Milan to Bologna, all the way down to Naples.
Dario: “Journey Reloaded part 3”. His dashing smile, dark complexion and soulful brown eyes brought him to fame as Italy’s first gay porn star. Dario’s career didn’t last long, but he paved the way for the many others who followed, from Ettore Tosi to Carlo Masi and Francesco D’Macho. Re-discover how it all started.
What went wrong?, you ask. Thom Barron fired –with no replacement. Tuscany flooded for 10 days in a row (and I mean flooded: thunderstorms, hale, you name it). All outdoor locations lost (carefully scouted in the months prior). The truck down on the freeway. Derek on the verge of a nervous breakdown and the rest of the cast/crew not far behind… More? How about newcomer Dario cumming into his condom? Or my mobile lost in the fields? “Journey” wasn’t meant to be, not in Catholic Italy. And yet we got to the finishing line (…to be continued. Pictured here Derek Cameron)
I couldn’t help it: had to post some more mementos of Hotel Italia
On its 13th b-day. Pictured here Ettore Tosi, Marco Ramazzotti (with his boyfriend Daniele Della Valle) and Dario D’Alba –of Journey to Italy fame.
Shot on the Italian Riviera, a clip from HOTEL ITALIA. With Dario D’Alba, Ettore Tosi (in his first starring role), Andrea Albani, Marian.