Falcon Sold! Raging Stallion to Take Over Production For Legendary Studio

Posted December 19, 2010 4:35 PM by with 9 comments

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Falcon Studios — the historic home of gay porn classics like Spokes and Other Side of Aspen, and home to stars from Dick Fisk (above) and Al Parker to Matthew Rush and Landon Conrad — has finally, after years of speculation, been sold.

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The legendary gay porn studio founded by Chuck Holmes in 1971 has been bought by VOD-giant AEBN, but will be run by San Francisco-based Raging Stallion Studios. While Falcon will continue to exist as it’s own brand and film line, film production will be overseen by director Chris Ward, head of Raging Stallion, Ward confirmed with us this afternoon.
“Falcon has a huge history and I cannot even begin to express what this means to me personally and professionally,” said Ward a long-time fan of the studio who began his career directing for Falcon’s Mustang line in the late 90s. While Falcon will retain much of its staff and identity, Ward is expected to put his unique stamp on the company (Raging Stallion Studios was acquired by AEBN in 2008). In past years, AEBN has also acquired NakedSword.com (of which this site is a co-production); as a whole, the Falcon-Raging Stallion-NakedSword nexus represents the largest gay production company in the world.

How will Ward’s distinctive look affect the historic gay brand? Until ground breaks on new production, it will be hard to tell. Falcon has long been an iconic brand in gay porn, and a force in gay aesthetics more generally. In the late 70s, Falcon began moving the look away from hippies and hustlers to the preppier, more collegiate look that dominated in the 80s and 90s. Part of Falcon’s trouble in the past decade was its reliance on this aesthetic at a time when consumers were moving toward a rougher and, more arguably more masculine look of Raging Stallion.

Mike

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9 responses to Falcon Sold! Raging Stallion to Take Over Production For Legendary Studio

  1. Desslock December 19th, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    I think it would be a good idea to consider returning to the well-scrubbed “collegiate look.” A familiar refrain over the past ten years is that Falcon lost its way, so why would it now simply copykat the style of the other brands within the same company?

    Ponder this example: What isn’t more memorable then David Ashfield telling Porsche driving blond bottom boys to get on their knees and suck it during their “Spring Break” ?

    Steve

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  2. mike December 20th, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Finally now they make movies that reflect the world we love in, not everyone is blue-eyed and blond!

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  3. Anonymous December 20th, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Was that an earth quake of just Chuck Holmes and Terry Mahafey shaking in their graves?

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  4. tommy December 20th, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    This just proves the big studio system is DEAD.

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  5. Ian Rock December 20th, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Now maybe, just maybe we can see some accurate representations of minorities outside of the “thug” and “bald head, dark skin” Black man look..just saying. And nothing against “twinks” but just not my thing(unless you’re Brent Everett…smile); enough of that; lets see men of all hues and nationalities doing what we do…please???!! Damn..
    Sincerely,
    Ian Rock

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  6. Joyce Behar December 20th, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    So What Who Cares.

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  7. Peter E December 20th, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Chris Ward needs to take Falcon back to the golden days of the 80s and 90s; we don’t need another studio that uses the same faces as other studios and the tattood/pierced look that permeates Raging Stallion and most other studios today. The worst thing he could do is turning it into an extension of RS. We have enough movies like that. And hire some new faces, please. Enough of the retreads!

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  8. david sutherland December 21st, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    I’ve learned alot from this blog. It makes sense but regardless gay men ,black or white, are going to move ahead and continue to make a good name. I myself date mainly black men, and for the same reason i love them ,the size does matter, they are the cornerstone in gay as well as straight movies. Without all races it wouldnt work. Thanks for teaching me something and i hope i made sense. LOVE YA, KISSES BOYS!

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  9. Horatio Jones January 1st, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Sorry guys but Corbin Fisher, Sean Cody, Randy Blue and even Jake Cruise are far more profitable and far more relevant than Raging Stallion or Falcon. The standard DVD-style release are passe.

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