Paul Barresi left a singing message on my machine (a treasured version of “Besame Mucho”) wishing a happy new year. He also left the news that he passed his exams and is now a full-fledged private investigator. Barresi has wanted to get a license for a long time and went to school for a while to study the business. He knows quite a few other “private dicks” (not to be confused with the public kind found in porn) and even has worked for some. The notorious “PI to the Stars” Anthony Pellicano was one of the latter. Pellicano now is serving two lengthy federal sentences after convictions on weapons, racketeering, wiretapping and conspiracy charges.
Barresi himself has done significant background work for Hollywood’s glitterati, including Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Barresi said since work is slow in porn now and his PI license is official, he plans to kiss the adult business goodbye.
Performer Pierre Fitch reported making an incredible find in Toronto this past weekend: two sets of supposedly straight twin brothers who were willing to have sex with him. Fitch said he met the two duos while he was DJing at club Mandy Goodhandy’s (a fun place!). The guys were hanging around the booth, and he invited both sets back to his hotel room. Then, he pulled out a camera and got most of their orgy on film. Better still, he promised to share it all on his website: PierreFitchOnline.com.
Fitch said the five of them played in the shower, they played Twister, and after five hours together, they called their wives and they played some more. Wow!
How many websites can a guy have? Brent Corrigan split with his boyfriend, who unfortunately was also his business partner and website co-owner. Rather than fight Grant Roy over five-year-old BrentCorriganInc.com, Corrigan said he started a new website called TheNewBrentCorrigan.com. The site’s tagline calls it “The REAL official website of the actor, director and adult star.”
“I grew just as tired of waiting for the website to be done as you did,” Corrigan lamented on his blog. “A joyous time and momentous occasion such as this one isn’t meant to be marred by frivolous finger pointing, so I’ll keep it simple. After years of waiting patiently, diligently doing my part and staying loyal, I could no longer sit back to watch my work and business continue to be mismanaged.”
No non-finger-pointing from Roy in response yet.
A few quickie mysteries:
- What once-prominent company owner emailed me in the past few days telling me he’s fed up with the adult industry and wants to sell his company? My lips are sealed, but here’s a clue: He didn’t go to the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas this year for the first time in decades because he didn’t want to seem obvious about wanting to fold up his company or sell it off. Even while commiserating with me about the situation, he got a call from an awards show (not GAYVN’s) saying he won something and asking him to show up for the presentation. Hah! That may give him inspiration to stick with the biz.
- What porn great from the 1990s is considering a comeback? He recently called me to ask if I thought it was OK to return to the biz because he’s HIV-positive. Of course, that precedent has been set: There are many HIV+ gay performers working in the business—and being safe about it.
- Did you know there’s a musical about the gay porn industry in the works? It’s supposedly set in Los Angeles, and I’ve gotten a few calls and been invited to a few meetings about the project. I want to find out what era, what aspects of the industry and what viewpoint the playwright plans to take. I’ll keep you posted as things develop.