Attending The 2020 GayVN Awards ‘The Oscars Of Gay Porn’

From the red carpet of the 2020 GayVNs

The 2020 GayVN Awards were held Monday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and it was quite the gay affair.

Performers, directors, producers, and fans of adult entertainment came out to celebrate and hand out trophies at the event that’s been called “the Oscars of Gay Porn.”

I’ve never attended an awards show for adult entertainment, so I was super curious as to how this would all go down (no pun intended).

One thing I did learn – when picking up your credentials, don’t stand in the background while Cutler X is taking a photo because he will yell at you for “photo-bombing.”

Now, the awards show did begin an hour late (is that called being on ‘gay time?’), but what followed was an impressive and well-produced event by ManyVids.

Alec Mapa returned to hosting duties this year alongside new co-host comedienne/TV host Nicole Byer. Plus, there was musical entertainment by King Princess and a special performance by Alyssa Edwards.

GayVN Awards co-hosts Nicole Byer & Alec Mapa

At the event, Dallas Steele (nominated for Best Group Sex Scene and Favorite Daddy) told me he feels the event helps to de-stigmatize the industry.

“You look around at all these beautiful, well-dressed people,” said Steele. “If my mom were still around I’d be proud to have her here. I think it’s incredibly positive about our industry.”

Brian Davilla (nominated for Favorite Bear, also directed nominees in Best All Sex movie and Best Group scene) said his favorite aspect of the night was the sense of family among a group of people he warmly termed a ‘weird fraternity.’

“I’ve developed lifelong friendships that really transcend the work,” shared the woofy Davilla.

Some history was made and a barrier broken as DeAngelo Jackson became the first Black performer to take home the trophy for Best Actor for his work in Blended Family:

Cade Maddox won for Performer of the Year:

Check out some of the attendees on the red carpet:

‘Best Actor’ winner DeAngelo Jackson
L-R ‘Favorite Bear’ nominee Brian Davilla & John Hickey
‘Best Group Scene’ & ‘Favorite Daddy’ nominee Dallas Steele
L-R Nic Sahara, Andrew Christian, Nick Masc

I also got to meet the oh-so-handsome Matthew Camp, who was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Camp Chaos.

A year ago, I interviewed Camp about the then-upcoming project and I am happy to report Camp is even more impressive in person as he was warm, thoughtful and charming in our short conversation.

Meeting Matthew Camp (Best Actor nominee for ‘Camp Chaos’)

Here’s the interview with Camp in case you missed it:

Here is the full list of winners for the 2020 GayVN Awards:

2020 GayVN Hall of Fame inductee – Tim Valenti, NakedSword/Falcon Studios CEO

Best Actor – DeAngelo Jackson, Blended Family, Icon Male/Mile High

Best All-Sex Movie – Love and Lust in Montreal, Falcon Studios

Best Bi Sex Scene – Natalie Mars, Ella Nova, Ricky Larkin & Wesley Woods; Free for All, WhyNotBi.com

Best Director – Feature – Jake Jaxson & RJ Sebastian; Le Garçon Scandaleux, CockyBoys/PinkTV;

Best Director – Non-Feature – Steve Cruz; Outta the Park!, Raging Stallion/Falcon

Best Duo Sex Scene – Ashton Summers & Pheonix Fellington, Fellington’s Flip Fuck, HelixStudios.com

Best Feature – Vegas Nights, HelixStudios.com

Best Fetish Sex Scene – Alex Mecum & Michael DelRay; My Brother’s Discipline, Kink.com

Best Group Sex Scene – Alam Wernik, Blake Ryder, Jay Dymel, Nic Sahara & Sean Duran; Five Brothers: The Takedown, NakedSword/Falcon

Best Newcomer – Nic Sahara and Alex Riley (tie)

Best Supporting Actor – Dante Colle, At Large, Raging Stallion/Falcon

Best Three-Way Sex Scene – Jack Harrer, Peter Annaud & Marcel Gassion; Offensively Large 4, BelAmi/Pulse

Performer of the Year – Cade Maddox

GayVN 2020 Fan Awards:

Favorite Bear – Teddy Torres

Favorite Body – Blake Mitchell

Favorite Bottom – Rourke

Favorite Butt – Beaux Banks

Favorite Cam Guy – Callum and Cole (joint page)

Favorite Cock – Calvin Banks

Favorite Daddy – Rocco Steele

Favorite Dom – Austin Wolf

Favorite FTM Star – Billy Vega

Favorite Top – Zilv Gudel

Favorite Twink – Joey Mills

Hottest Newcomer – Rhyheim Shabazz

Social Media Star – Armond Rizzo

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Jeff Ferreira (via Instagram)

Checking in with some of our favorite hunks of Insta-Land:

First up is NYC-based Jeff Ferreira (above) living for the uber-mild winter weekend in the big apple.

Over in Spain, Fran Dullon is giving Nick Jonas some competition in the thick thighs department:

MTV’s team of hotties #JOGAN (Joss and Rogan) are prepping for their debut on the Las Vegas Strip next weekend as they take on Celebrity Hosting duties at the world-famous Chippendales:

Karlitos Amarilla in Paraguay leaned on some tires looking anything but tired:

Woofy Matthew Camp took a snow day to just lay back:

Naor Yazdan demonstrates the subtle differences between reality and Insta-life:

Tyler Valenzia worked out as he chatted on workout motivation:

Joel Green kept it “simple but significant:”

Designer Daniel Sheehan got ‘savage’ for a moment:

Award-winning singer/songwriter (and former Broadway baby) Matt Zarley caught up with longtime friend (and Tony Award winner) Lilias White:

Broadway, TV and recording star Vanessa Williams (in London for the upcoming revival of the hit musical City of Angels) shared this clip of RuPaul saying hi to the fans of DragConUK:

Woofy Matthew Camp Stars In Sex Docu-Series ‘Camp Chaos’

Actor and social media star Matthew Camp (Getting Go: The Go Doc Project; Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate) stars in a 3-part sex-positive docu-series called Camp Chaos produced by Men.com.

Actor and social media star Matthew Camp (Getting Go: The Go Doc Project; Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate) stars in a 3-part sex-positive docu-series called Camp Chaos produced by Men.com.

Via press release:

Camp Chaos is a provocative meditation exploring formative sexual memories. The series takes on the form of a hybrid documentary / experimental film / art project. It uses explicit sex as part of the exploration of Matthew’s formative sexual memories.

Each episode will cover a distinct sexual experience from Camp’s life. He first shares the story with viewers and then sets about recreating the encounter in explicit detail with a new partner.

The series blends reality and fantasy in a way that creates what feels like a true and authentic portrayal of Matthew Camp. What you see is what you get, Camp is truly and unapologetically himself.

Check out the very sexy and cool trailer. Warning NSFW:

“I feel like it’s important as gay men that we exercise our right to want to have sex, to make content with it, and profit off it. It’s sort of a revolutionary act,” says Camp.

In February, Camp told Attitude Magazine, “It’s important to document sex because there’s nothing wrong with it, there’s nothing shameful about it and there’s nothing crazy about it. You should be able to watch sex as entertainment.”

Camp Chaos also functions as a time capsule of what gay relationships and encounters are like in a post-online dating and social media world. It is current, timely, real and treats sex the way millennials treat sex.

Camp Chaos had its world premiere at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto on May 31st and will be having its American premiere at Frameline International LBGT Film Festival in San Francisco on June 28th, 2019.

The first episode (a different episode from the one screening at festivals) will be available to stream on Men.com June 28th.

Camp has over 574K followers on Instagram, 65K followers on Twitter and a gigantic presence on the OnlyFans platform.

Last December, I had the chance to chat with Camp on The Randy Report podcast just as he was prepping for the new Camp Chaos project. It’s easily one of my favorite interviews to date.

An intoxicating blend of good-looking country boy with a side of danger, I found him to be thoughtful and well-spoken. It’s a disarmingly charming equation.

And his sex-positive message is something everyone should hear. So many of us are taught to be ashamed of sex instead of celebrating it.

He’s also designed his own line of t-shirt and leather gear fashions. Matthew says he took a couple of classes in construction and pattern making a few years ago for the ABCs of it all, but admits to having an interest in fashion since he was a kid.

Plus, he launched a line of provocatively named fragrances (8.5, Transgression) that are inspired by, and conjure up, his memories of working in bars around sexy men.

Hit the play button below for my chat with the charming Mr. Camp.

Matthew Camp Covers Attitude Magazine “There’s Nothing Shameful About Sex”

Former go-go dancer turned social media influencer, hunky Matthew Camp covers the new issue of Attitude Magazine.

Camp first found his spotlight at the age of 21 in the New York City club scene as a go-go dancer.

From there he landed roles in indie movies like Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (loosely based on his life) and the experimental Sock Job which sent him into a new orbit.

Today, the 34-year-old social media star is utilizing his 550,000+ followers on Instagram to fuel his creative endeavors like designing his own fashion and fragrance line as well as pump up the volume about his OnlyFans account where he can share his own sexually-based content with fans for a monthly fee.

In December, Camp told me he was preparing a new video project that delves into a person’s sexual personality by exploring formative sexual experiences from their past.

The format will be a hybrid of documentary/experimental art film.

In the new issue of Attitude Magazine, Camp explains his own vision for how, what and where he shares himself to fans.

“I’d wanted to shoot sex videos for a while because I feel there’s this divide between art and sex,” he tells Attitude. “I don’t see them as different. They’re both an emotional expression.”

“I like the OnlyFans aspect because you can curate your own, and share them with people,” he adds.

“It’s important to document sex because there’s nothing wrong with it, there’s nothing shameful about it and there’s nothing crazy about it,” says the sex-positive advocate. “You should be able to watch sex as entertainment.”

The internet sensation also points out that, “Everyone’s body is a commodity – whether they realise it or not.”

“To me, there’s no difference between somebody standing behind a cash register for 10 hours a day and another person who has sex for 10 or 20 grand a month,” explains the California-born influencer. “Who’s having more fun?”

Raising the ‘pleasure principal,’ (if you will) Camp says, “It’s about life choices, and people being indoctrinated with guilt about enjoying their life.”

Check out Matthew’s full photo shoot and interview in the Attitude Body Issue, out now.

I interviewed Camp for my podcast not long ago where shared his thoughts on blurring the lines between sex and art. I found him to be a great interview.

(h/t Attitude)

NY Times: How OnlyFans Put Adult Performers In Charge Of Their Own Content

The New York Times does a deep dive today into the latest media outlet for adult content, OnlyFans.com.
Matthew Camp calls OnlyFans “online go-go dancing”

The New York Times does a deep dive today into the latest media outlet for adult content, OnlyFans.com.

As many know, the website allows fans of models or performers (insert whatever term you like) to subscribe to private content that might be too explicit for social media.

The monthly fees generally range from $5 to $20, with the performer taking an 80% cut of the monthly fees.

Along the way, the article talks to former go-go dancer and all-around hottie, Matthew Camp, about his perspective on sharing his content on the site.

“Basically, OnlyFans is online go-go dancing,” said Camp.

Ten years ago, the daddy/twink/bear/boy was making $1,000 on a good night at New York City gay clubs and events. Naturally, he caught the eye of porn studios like Lucas Entertainment.

Camp tells the Times that the idea of “having sex for money is appealing,” but he thought $1,000 or so seemed low for video clips that would live forever on the internet, dubbing him a ‘porn star’ for life.

Instead, he worked to develop a steadily growing following on the more PG-13 Instagram platform garnering well over 500,000 followers.

As the NYC gay club landscape began to dry up, he headed upstate to Hudson, New York, and opened an OnlyFans account.

Even though he would sometimes go weeks without posting new video or photo content, the 34-year-old tells the Times he was taking banking over $10,000 a month.

In addition to the regular content, OnlyFans allows private communication between the performers and fans, who can request anything from birthday wishes to specific ‘themed’ photos or video clips.

And now, Camp is branching out to another subscription-based platform by launching an online radio show via DNR Studios called “Happie Camper,” where fans can join him 3 times a week for a fee of $6.95 a month. It’s a live radio show where you can call in and ask questions as Camp chats with folks like Chris “Leave Britney Alone” Crocker and Cameron Rose.

For many of the content creators, the secret to increased success isn’t always having the most “explicit” content but being regular with posting new video or photos.

The most successful ‘fitness model’ on OnlyFans, Australian Jem Wolfe, has 10,000 fans paying $10 monthly for access to her content. But, according to the Times, she mostly “shows off her Kardashianesque proportions, squatting in really tight leggings and squeezing her breasts together, strategically covering her nipples.”

For folks who are fascinated by how the internet continues to shake up old business models and creates new ones, the Times article by Jacob Bernstein is a must-read.

Bernstein delves into topics like how web-camming led to the current OnlyFans concept, and the challenge of not having an app for OnlyFans due to the content being too racy to pass muster for app stores.

I recently covered the banning of overt sexual imagery by Tumblr because the social media platform was threatened with being dropped from app stores.

Camp explains how OnlyFans and its opportunities for one-on-one interaction with performers makes for a better experience than plain raunch.

“Tumblr was filled with the most extreme sexual experiences you could see,” Camp told the Times. “And I think a lot of people were turned off by that. It’s not what they’re looking for. They want more intimate experiences. They want a boyfriend experience. They want to fantasize about someone that they want to have sex with and not feel disgusted by it.”

Head over to The New York Times for the full article, and you can check out my chat with Mr. Matthew Camp below where we discuss how OnlyFans is allowing adult performers to control their own content.

News Round-Up: January 30, 2019

• InstaHunk Matthew Camp (above) is giving you 'polar vortex/winter tones' on this Hump Day.
Matthew Camp (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• InstaHunk Matthew Camp (above) is giving you ‘polar vortex/winter tones’ on this Hump Day.

• Inspired by the unofficial Gay Days events at Disneyland and Disney World in the US, Disneyland Paris will host its first official Pride event, titled Magical Pride, on June 1.

• Lawyers for Kentucky GOP Gov. Matt Bevin say that former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis must pay the $225,000 in legal fees owed to the gay couples who sued her for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

Kim Davis

• White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network today that she believes God wanted Donald Trump to become president.

• Four middle school kids in North Carolina face felony charges after plans were discovered to attempt a ‘Columbine-style’ attack on fellow students and a teacher.

• I got the most delightful surprise when the fabulous Leslie Ellis called me up just to say ‘hi’ last night.

She and her uber-talented hubby, Casey Kelly, had watched the RENT Live event on Sunday night and it reminded her of her own Broadway days (we did the national company of CATS together in the 80s when she stopped the show every night with her performance of “Memory”).

Long story short: old-friends, chatting, laughs, sharing, long call – it was great 🙂

In any case, it made me long to her her gorgeous voice, so I’m sharing this with you, one of my favorite recordings of hers, “We Came Close.”

Click here for more info about the talented duo.

Podcast: Talking With The Disarmingly Charming Actor/Designer Matthew Camp

Matt Camp (image via Instagram)

In this episode of The Randy Report, I’m chatting with the oh-so-handsome and beguiling Mr. Matthew Camp.

I have to tell you upfront that this is one of my favorite interviews in a while.

An intoxicating blend of good-looking country boy with a side of danger, what I enjoyed most about chatting with him was how smart and thoughtful he is. It’s a disarmingly charming equation.

The social media celebrity – over half a million followers on Instagram alone – first attracted attention some years ago after moving to NYC and becoming a go-go boy. But starring roles in indie movies like Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (which was loosely based on his life) and Sock Job quickly sent Matthew’s star into a new orbit.

At the same time, he was encouraged by friends to design his own line of t-shirt and leather gear fashions. Matthew says he took a couple of classes in construction and pattern making a few years ago for the ABCs of it all, but admits to having an interest in fashion since he was a kid.

Plus, he launched a line of provocatively named fragrances (8.5, Transgression) that are inspired by and conjure up his memories of working in bars around sexy men.

A big proponent of the ‘sex-positive’ movement, he’s also an ambassador for Oraquick, the in-home HIV test. Matthew is big on encouraging people to know their status by getting tested on a regular basis and owning your own sexual health.

Matthew has a new video series project in the works – it delves into a person’s sexual personality by exploring formative sexual experiences from their past. The format will be a hybrid of documentary and experimental art film.

AND – the producers are looking for folks to take part in the project on camera with Matthew.

So I’ll be chatting with him about that, what it’s like to have over half a million people follow your life, plus a few other things that come up.

If you would like to submit yourself to be considered for the new video project, you can contact the producers at CampChaosSeries@gmail.com.

You can (and should) follow Matthew on Instagram at www.instagram.com/matthewcamp/ and find even more on at OnlyFans.com/MatthewCamp.

Hit the play button to listen to my chat with Matt Camp.

And please SHARE the link with your social media, please 🙂

News Round-Up: July 6, 2017

Matthew Camp

Some news stories you may have missed:

• The pic above is one of hottie designer Matthew Camp’s more ‘innocent’ posts on his Instagram.

• A gay orgy was reportedly held in the Vatican City apartment of a high ranking Vatican official. The Pope is apparently really pissed…

• Did you hear about the “Gays For Trump” rally in Washington, D.C.? The one that had only 18 people show up?

• Fox News host Trish Regan suggested that it would “do a lot in terms of saving a lot of lives” if the U.S. sent in assassins to kill “crazy fat kid,” North Korea President Kim Jong-Un.

• A gay man in Belfast has suffered years of homophobic attacks including stones being thrown through his windows last week.

• After years of legal battles with her former producer, pop star Kesha has released her first single, “Praying.” The track is from her upcoming album, Rainbow.