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Remembering Jerry Douglas

Jerry Douglas passed yesterday, he was 84. Others have paid tribute to his legacy as a director/playwright (see the XBIZ obituary): yes, there was a time when every new movie directed by Jerry would be nominated for just about every porn awards and yes, many of these movies have left their mark. Above all, Fratrimony and More of a Man. But on this blog, I’d like to focus on his legacy as a film historian. From 1988 to 2001, “Manshots”,   the monthly magazine he edited, published in-depth reviews and invaluable interviews with directors, producers, performers. More than anybody else, Jerry and his “Manshots” contributed to the culture and the history of gay porn, delving into it like into any other film genre. When “Manshots” folded in 2001, followed by many other print publications, the history and criticism of gay porn went out the window, replaced by affiliate links. Critics –the like of Jerry– were replaced by bloggers solely interested in monetizing the content of the day (instead of criticizing it, analyzing it, contextualizing it). But a genre that no longer knows its past, that doesn’t reflect on itself, on its purpose, on its language doesn’t have a future –it’s no surprise that today’s porn is either corporate, soul-less, gimmicky porn or amateur smut (the countless straight ‘influencers’ barely showing their cocks and ripping off their gay viewers on OnlyFans).

I met Jerry in 1998 at the Taft building on Hollywood and Vine. I was editing my 2nd movie with Adam Rom (DESIRE, JOURNEY TO ITALY 2), he was editing with his trusted editor, Andrew Rosen. But we had known each other for a few years before then: Jerry entrusted me with a number of interviews for “Manshots”. With Derek Cameron, Ryan Block, Eduardo, Sam Carson, Blue Blake, Steve O’Donnell, Hawk McAllistar, Eric Kovac, Chad Connors… An experience I’m grateful for and one that gave me a better understanding (and a deeper appreciation) of the talent before the camera.

“Manshots” interviews with the pioneers remain –to this day– the only serious efforts at documenting porn’s rich and diverse history. From Scott Masters to Toby Ross, from Cadinot to DeSimone and Coletti. With Jerry we lost today a peerless director. And with him the memory of porn as an art form. As a Weltanshauung. Farewell.

Marco is back!

An in-depth video interview and a tantalizing photo session with LK exclusive Marco. “Marco is so incredibly popular with our fans”, says director Ettore Tosi. “With our Italian fans, in particular. It isn’t just his big uncut dick. Nor his sexy smile. It’s his personality, really. And his ease before the camera. Which shine through every frame.” Fall in love with Marco all over again at LucasKazan

Remastered. The School for Lovers

The School for Lovers won the GayVN Award for Best Foreign Picture and for Best Actor in a Foreign Picture and the Grabby Award for Best Int’l video. “No one in the industry”, writes The Adam Gay Directory, “can create such unique and beautiful works of art through porn as Kazan can (…) All of the bodies here are stunning to look”. Now remastered and HD-upscaled, exclusively at LucasKazan!

Dario D’Alba – The Interview

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.