Any list that would put Mike Branson at 44 has no credibility.
Thank God, no Adam Killian on that list. He's positively revolting.
He was going along all right until he got to his top ten. Leaving Stryker, Ryker, and Branson out of the top ten?
What an eldergay list.
Everyone in the top ten had more or less retired (or died) a full twenty years ago.
Where's Ken Ryker??
He puts Ken Ryker at number 19.
[quote]Where's Ken Ryker??
Far too recent! History has yet to judge him.
Dick Fisk @ #85????
HE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10. WHAT A JOKE LIST!
I'm surprised that Zak Spears did not make the list. He was hot in the early 90s and is back now as a daddy.
Mike Branson has to be in the top 3. Brandon is rather recent for this type of list, but personally he would be in my top 5.
The vapors! The vapors!
He didn't mention Blake Harper's bisexuality!
OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
Johan Paulik #25? He should be closer to the top.
No Matt Bradshaw ?
Dear Kyle McKenna - how I used to get off on seeing him getting plowed and how he loved it. Also those european boys in the better earlier Bel Ami's - Sauna Paradiso, Plowboys, Lukas on that boat etc .... and dont get me started on those South Americans for KristenBjorn !
Amateurs, all of them.
The most depressing thing about that list is realizing that, if he were still alive, Casey Donovan would turn 70 this year.
How is Mark Dalton a porn star when he never had sex with a guy?
[quote]How is Mark Dalton a porn star when he never had sex with a guy?
Because the over 65-set doesn't expect much else. They're happy enough when The Great Sandow just exposes an ankle.
I like that he puts a bit of a bio to all of them
R17 Totally agree. They shouldn't include anyone who just did solos. By that standard, Paul Barressi just squeaks by.
Are the classic porn he mentions available digitally online? I don''t want a DVD or (gaylings close your ears) a video cassette.
The author obviously put a lot of work and research into the article, but there are some errors. For one, D'Macho and Crosse broke up quite some time ago.
What is really odd about this is so many of the vintage gay porn stars are actually gay in a time when being gay was much more socially unacceptable, yet all the modern ones are straight or bi.
I don't think that's true, r23. When I started watching porn in the late 80s, we were told by the studios they were all straight: Jeff Stryker, Ryan Idol, Tom Brock, etc.
Ah, Lance (#11)--my favorite in college. And while I appreciate the high rank of Jon King, why no J.W. King? Chris Burns? Daniel Ford?
It's an awfully white list. Could've included at least one Asian (maybe Brandon Lee?) and more Latinos and blacks.
Gotta toss in a few more of my favorites from the Golden Age - Storm, Ben Barker, Mike Davis, Jeremy Scott, Brian Thompson, Bobby Madison, Mark Andrews, J.W. King, Brian Hawkes, Derrick Stanton, Michael Christopher, Scott Anderson, Gordon Grant, Johnny Dawes
Interesting list but flawed since it skews toward the waspy a bit too much for my taste, but definitely well-thought out. In fact, many of my favorites were included, such as Brad Hunt - who btw was a very active escort in Chicago last year, but there were some startling omissions:
Michael Lucas? (biggest omission)
The late Jake Corbin?
And my all-time fave, Tino Lopez?
And Enrico Vega is not on the list? WTF?
R4 is ridiculous. "History," ass.
I'm no eldergay but damn, that list made me feel old.
Agree completely with Rs 1 & 2.
Interesting list. I'm surprised at how many I barely heard of.
Some of them should be dropped due to shortness of career. Really, 5 or so movies does not mean "star".
The writer seems to have little use for the current crop of first-name performers: the CF and SC Toms, Dicks, and Harrys.
Names I would add:
OK, stopping now.
Yes, Ryan Block!
Rob Cryston, Joey Stefano, Hank Hightower
[quote][R4] is ridiculous. "History," ass.
Why does "history" mean that every single performer in the top ten had a career between 1980 and 1990? Weren't there any performers in the last 23 years good enough to crack the top ten?
I suspect the writer of this list came of age in the Seventies and Eighties and is just crabbing about them young lollygaggers today.
I love though, how in the description of Mike Branson, the Datalounge story of him being a lawyer is included.
Tim Kramer should definitely be on the list.
Agree Tim Kramer should be on, and that Dick Fisk should be higher.
And - holy shit - Colton Ford is 50??!
If Mark Dalton is on that list,then John Pruitt should be as well.
Sorry, but I have to agree with R4.
I've watched a LOT of porn, but I only recognized about five of the names on that list.
This is totally an eldergay list. Like how if my parents were to make a list of the "best" pop songs they'd all be from the 1970s. Not that there's ANYTHING wrong with that.
I didn't see Richard Locke or Will Seagers on the list. If Casey Donovan is there, these two should be there too.
Marcus Mojo deserves a mention. Also Travis from CF. From the Golden Age of gay porn I liked Joey Morgan alot. The first set of Czech in Bjorn movies were better that Belamie models...
Also someone no one remembers from the 90s Kyle Davis. At the time of Jeff Stryker all the good looking stars topped Kyle looked like a cute kid who was a total bottom...
One more. Kyle Carrington...
I like the list. one-sided, but an interesting perspective.
If you take into account how much their life (and death) impacted people, then Corbin Fisher's Sean (Matthew Bremer) would have to be on the list. His death was a devastating loss to many.
Ooh, good catch, r44. Kyle Carrington didn't do much, but what he did was choice. A wildly enthusiastic bottom and cocksucker.
No Max Grand, Roman Heart, Jason Branch, Dino Phillips, Colby Taylor, Johnny Hanson, Hank Hightower, Jeremy Jordan, Dylan Reese, Allen Silver, Ray Dragon, Chris Steele, Mac Reynolds, Cliff Parker, Josh Harting, Ray Harley or Jack Ryan???
Yet we get fugs or limp dicks like: Mike Henson, Kurt Marshall, Rick Donovan, Chris Williams, Tony Stefano, Eric Ryan, Austin Wilde, Jeremy Bilding, Trace Michaels, Rod Barry & AJ Irons.
Max Grand should be included with that amazing cock of his, as well as Roman and Benjamin, and Mat Bradshaw.
Danny Sommers was a wonderful bottom as well, and I liked Drew Andrews, so sexy so versatile like Max Grande.
Arpad Miklos was robbed.
Eeeeew, Chad Douglas. Hated him.
I like the list, but obviously it's not inclusive of everyone's choices. This isn't 'History's' hottest ...it is the blogger's hottest. He even refers to it as 'my list'. These are his preferences. We all might have a list of 125 different ones.
I'm remember Tim Lowe, Dany Brown .... yes, another eldergay.
I agree the list is incomplete but the "eldergay" thing is overdone. I F&F it, vigorously, every time I see it.
Wondering --- did you F & F me @ R53 ?? I referred to myself as an eldergay. It isn't something tht bothers me. I'm sorry if it bothers you though.
I didn't but I will now, R55. I F&F everything that paints gays in a bad light.
It's just boring that there's no full nudity in this porn survey. Sort of misses the point if I can't see what these guys rate.
Very sad retrospective that illustrates how promiscuity and drugs have very lethal consequences. So many short lives and tragic endings. That industry either attracts destructive people or destroys people.
Oh yes, Arpad and Max Grande were DEFINITELY robbed.
I had no idea Cody Foster died from liver cancer. I just assumed he retired.
NO STEVE REGIS????
The old school dudes look so skinny.
Thank you, r61: Regis was sizzling.
I'd add silverdaddy Allan Silver. Truly versatile and VERY enthusiastic whether top or bottom. Lots of eye contact with his partner and a cheerful, goofy grin.
Very big on kissing and nip-play as well.
Should have also included Eric Stryker (Noel kemp), one of the hottest versatile performers from the 80s
Billy Brandt. I know he burned out quickly, but my first porn DVD was Absolute Arid, and he was so ungodly beautiful in it. And he sucked a mean cock. I still have a crush on him. Well, how he looked then. He's really gross now.
[bold]Kevin Crows[/bold] is one of those "so-beautiful-I-can't-believe-you're-in-porn" type of guys, and his cumshots are just ridiculous (think [bold]Pavel Novotny[/bold] ridiculous, who by the way, should've been #1 on that list!).