My first exposure to gay porn was in my teens, when I spent some time studying abroad. Back home in the UK, hardcore porn was still illegal, but here you could walk up to any newsstand on any street and there it was – tonnes of it.
One of the first magazines to catch my eye was a grubby little A5 booklet bearing a cheesy studio shot of a muscled guy buckled up in a harness. Straight away there was something about that picture that made an instant connection. And inside was a photo-story that was to become my favourite jerk-off material for years to come. Taken from a US-produced video, it had a cute Californian blond being gangbanged by a group of leathermen on an enormous rotating table.
Newcomer David Benjamin gets the best line – as well as the front cover – in Chi Chi LaRue’s new fetish actioner #Leather. The tanned, tatted, handsome muscle stud barely cuts it as a daddy (thirty-something maybe?) but his basement fuck scene with James Hamilton looks like it might be the highlight of LaRue’s recent return to Link territory.
He’s got Latin looks, rock-hard abs, a spectacular bubble butt and a thick, juicy, uncut cock. Brazilian-born power top Jimmy Durano made his mainstream porn debut in Chi Chi LaRue’s Steven Daigle: XXXPosed, after a series of appearances on amateur site CollegeDudes – and his star has been rocketing ever since.
Adam Killian spent years working behind the camera before he became one of the hottest models in the industry. Here he is in Chi Chi LaRue’s leather porn epic Taken with real-life boyfriend Mitchell Rock.
Zak Spears is still one of my gay porn idols. I first encountered him as the evil fisting commandant in Falcon’s Abduction trilogy in the early 90s. There’s been a leather/fetish theme running through Spears’ filmography ever since and over the intervening 20 years he’s appeared in dozens of movies for the likes of Hot House, Tom of Finland and Catalina.
Not so long ago Jesse Santana’s career as the archetypal boy next door seemed all mapped out – and that’s what makes it all the better now it looks like he’s reinventing himself in the murky world of kink and fetishism.