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That's (adult) entertainment: veteran editor & columnist on the B.A.R.'s erotica true connection

That's (adult) entertainment: veteran editor & columnist on the B.A.R.'s erotica true connection

  • by John Karr
  • Mar 31, 2021

Our veteran erotica reviewer reminisces about the early glory days of gay porn on film, vintage B.A.R. coverage, and porn's rise, (ahem) in popularity before changes made into VHS and online formats.

Golden age of hustlers: The rise and fall of the B.A.R.'s famous escort ads

Golden age of hustlers: The rise and fall of the B.A.R.'s famous escort ads

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Mar 31, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter has never shied away from expressing and exploring every aspect of the community, including sexuality. A look back at the 1990s peak of escort ads leads to bit of erotic nostalgia.

X marks his spot: autobiography of John Amero, porn pioneer

X marks his spot: autobiography of John Amero, porn pioneer

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 3, 2021

In his newly published memoir, 'American Exxxtasy: My 30-Year Search for a Happy Ending,' gay filmmaker Amero recalls those bygone days with wit, humor and heart.

Bill Eld's posthumous porn paean

Bill Eld's posthumous porn paean

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 23, 2021

"Big" Bill Eld, one of gay cinema's first porn stars, didn't last long in the business, as director Toby Ross recounts in his ruminative odd 'docudrama.'

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

What drives desire - 'Kink: Stories' anthology explores sexuality

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Feb 16, 2021

'Kink: Stories,' edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell, is an anthology of 14 blazing, vivid stories that come together and make up a collection that plunges into different definitions of the multi-layered discipline of intimacy.

AutoErotica's fundraiser gains new fans and donors

AutoErotica's fundraiser gains new fans and donors

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 31, 2021

While some Castro businesses have closed permanently, one unique store has gained support from a devoted fan. AutoErotica, the longtime resource for vintage gay-themed sexy collectibles, has already raised more than $11,000 of its $16,000 fundraiser goal.

Gay New Year's circuit parties in Mexico and Atlanta defy COVID health precautions

Gay New Year's circuit parties in Mexico and Atlanta defy COVID health precautions

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 1, 2021

In events that have been harshly criticized, hundreds of gay men, many from California, traveled to circuit parties near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and in Atlanta over the New Year's Eve holiday week.

David Pevsner: selling it, onstage and off

David Pevsner: selling it, onstage and off

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 22, 2020

The filmed version David Pevsner's one-man show, Musical Comedy Whore (Breaking Glass Pictures), is indeed a musical. As for the "whore" part, Pevsner goes into great detail about his sexual exploits, including his time as a male escort.

Sex and the cities: David Gilmore's memoir's more than sexy tales

Sex and the cities: David Gilmore's memoir's more than sexy tales

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Dec 8, 2020

Tucson, Arizona author David Gilmore, who is also a photographer, filmmaker, and former radio show host, offers more than just dirty sex stories in his latest book, 'Tail in Two Cities.'

Laid Bare: new books on gay porn include filmmaker & actor interviews and Bruce La Bruce diaries

Laid Bare: new books on gay porn include filmmaker & actor interviews and Bruce La Bruce diaries

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 28, 2020

Five new and recent books on gay pornography explore the making and enjoyment of erotic films and videos, from their early days to today, with performer and director interviews, and the diaries of director Bruce La Bruce.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early erotic films stream on PinkLabel.TV

Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early erotic films stream on PinkLabel.TV

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 20, 2020

Before he directed 'Buddies,' the first AIDS-themed gay feature film, filmmaker Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early films documented Gay Freedom Day parades and idealized sexuality in San Francisco's 1970s.

San Jose gay bathhouse Watergarden closes for good

San Jose gay bathhouse Watergarden closes for good

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 15, 2020

After 43 years in business, gay bathhouse The Watergarden in San Jose has closed for good due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Here is what I have learned: Leather columnist bids adieu

Here is what I have learned: Leather columnist bids adieu

  • by Race Bannon
  • Jun 30, 2020

It is bittersweet that I am announcing I will no longer be writing this column. The legacy of this column is something I have tried to honor by elevating discourse about LGBTQ adventurous sex and the cultures and relationships they spawn.