The Year In Porn

Rod Steely and Manuel Hung take a look back at the year in porn.
January 04, 2013

(Clockwise from left; Rafael Alencar, Tate Ryder and Rafael Carreras. Inset; Ace Rockwood)

Whether it’s a ball dropping in Times Square, someone sitting their ass down onto your face, or the Mayan calendar, something is sure to have you screaming, “The end is near!”

ROD: This year, we’ve traveled the world in search of porn. One of my favorite stops was Montreal, Canada, where I first met Tate Ryder’s most excellent ass in Open Bar (Lucas Entertainment). There were more amazing asses to come out of Canada, including Marko Lebeau, Brandon Jones and Adrian Long. Michael Lucas took us to Spain for Urine Ibiza, with everything from golden showers to fisting and footing, but the hottest destination in 2012 was probably Mykonos, where the likes of Adam Killian, Alex Marte, and Trenton Ducati crawled all over the island to get on each other in Auditions 47: Greece My Hole (Lucas).

MANUEL: Rod, we didn’t go south of the equator nearly often enough in 2012 for my tastes, but the couple of trips we took to Rio were well worth it. Thugz Paradise Rio (Pitbull) and Rio Stud Hunt (Spunkstar/High Drive) whetted my appetite for Brazil nuts. And a quick in-and-out trip to the Iberian peninsula satisfied my craving for some spicier fare in Madrid Bulls (Raging Stallion/Stag Homme).

ROD: No discussion of international sex would be complete without talking about our two favorite Rafaels: Carreras and Alencar. When are we going to see them fuck each other?

MANUEL: Rod, nobody except maybe Hillary Clinton loves globetrotting and international relations more than I do, but sometimes when you’re looking for your heart’s desire, you don’t need to look any further than your own backyard. Ace Rockwood proved that Dorothy’s words are still true this past spring with his debut feature, NY Sex Chronicles (Ace Rockwood Presents). Let’s hope Ace gives us more of his brand of hot New York thug sex in 2013.

ROD: Two of my favorite obsessions featured prominently in much of the porn we reviewed in 2012: twins and redheads! Brother Fucker (Channel 1) introduced us to Luca and Liam Rosso, who also served up a healthy portion of brotherly love in Twins: Two is Wetter Than One (All Worlds/Channel 1) and Twin Heat (Falcon/Jocks), with the best twin ass-eating scene award going to Landon Conrad. And my fixation with all things red was only made worse this year with gingers like Riley Price, Evan Mercy, Ridge Michaels, Connor Maguire and Kennedy Carter. Christopher Daniels may be strawberry blond, but he still pops up on my radar on a regular basis.

MANUEL: When I think 2012 porn, I think Marc Dylan. Was it just me, or did it seem like this innocent-looking southern bottom was in every other movie that came out? He’s like the Michael Caine of gay porn. And you can’t talk about this past year in porn without mentioning the loss of Erik Rhodes, an iconic figure in the industry whose meteoric rise and fall are all too familiar.

ROD: I look back and think of how many porn stars I follow on Twitter (125), how many I have in my speed-dial (10), how many I’ve become friends with (way more than 10), and how many I’ve had sex with this year (three)—and I’m pretty fucking happy to be Rod Steely as the New Year dawns!

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