It’s undeniable that the porn industry has changed over the last decade. Now that so much of the smut trade is online, the classic studios that helped to shape the industry are in trouble. How can they stay afloat when anyone and everyone is willing to whack it out for free on Xtube or file-share their hard work over the internet?
The latest — and perhaps greatest — example of the trend involves two of San Francisco’s premier and most respected all-male fuck factories.
Falcon Entertainment is one of those studios that defined what gay porn was — every manager or studio runner in the business today worked for Falcon at one time. But they’d been in a sales decline for years.
Repeat award–winning studio Raging Stallion had already taken refuge under the conglomerate umbrella of AEBN (which also owns video-on-demand service nakedsword.com) in 2009. In December of 2010, AEBN acquired Falcon and decided to merge it with Stallion. The resulting mega-company is now the largest gay porn studio on the planet.
So what have they done with their newfound security? Basically, viewers will see little to no difference. Each studio will maintain its individual flavour and sub-lines, from the extreme FetishForce to the twinks-in-training Jocks line.
Falcon has returned to the series that made it a legend in the first place with The Other Side of Aspen 6, appropriately subtitled A New Beginning. Every few years, a pack of studs sets up in the ski resort, and somehow, not a lot of skiing gets done. And of course, there’s always the required mass orgy. The 1983 original is arguably one of the most famous films in gay porn history, so updating it with today’s finest fuckers, like Roman Heart, Landon Conrad and Colby Keller, is something to look forward to.
Meanwhile, Stallion is back with another of its multidisc epics, Giants. Part one is available now, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of the most award-winning performers in the business all pounding their massive meat into each other. Part one stars Argentine fashion model DO and head-to-toe-tattooed Logan McCree. But I’m most excited for part two because of — excuse my exploding loins — Tommy Defendi. God damn, that boy is hot.
Hopefully, mergers and movies like this will keep us in homo hardcore heaven for years to come.