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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.

15 years part 3 – Hotel Italia

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.

Down memory lane: Hotel Italia

It was 1999. And yet, it feels like a whole other porn ‘era’. Back then, I was able to produce and schedule HOTEL ITALIA, much like I would an indie feature: a story to tell  -and characters’ arcs to draw–, an expensive, scenic location on the Italian Riviera, a real crew (8 people, including a gaffer, a make-up artist, a Unit Production Manager and 2 staff photographers). Most importantly, back then it would ship thousands of VHS/DVDs and gain the critics’ support. Healthy profit margins encouraged producers to take risks, aim higher and boldly play with content/form… Do I miss those days? Of course. Will viewers ever grow tired of the reality craze and its aesthetical indifference? I hope so (pictured here, Ettore, Dario, Marian, Andrea)

Pietro Cattani

Pietro’s role as Dario’s father in HOTEL ITALIA won him accolades. Ever since, he’s been one of the most popular amongst the LKP models, despite his age (or because of it?) and the short filmography. “I grew up in a small, small village on the Italian Alps”, says Pietro. “I wanted to venture out, to do something different and get noticed”. He sure did. With an ongoing modeling career in the mainstream, Pietro is a ‘pro’ and has always delivered. Don’t be surprised if you catch him on tv in a popular commercial or in countless catalogs and publications. Pietro bid farewell to the blue screen with ON THE FARM. He currently lives in Northern Italy with his boyfriend.