Dark Alley Pitches for Pervert Porn
I was still feeling nautical after cruising Will Clark’s Bad Boys on the Hudson, so I stopped by Owen Hawk‘s lower Manhattan apartment. Hawk, the star of Dark Alley Media’s acclaimed sailor flick, Mutiny, and director Mattias Von Fistenberg and I watched a TiVo’d episode of the unacclaimed E! series, Fight for Fame. Brad Benton (using the name Dylan Vox) seemed to annoy the judges to no end, but I found the antics of this deviant endlessly amusing. He was a real bad boy, minus the bad.
Dark Alley Media, the gay porn company the Hawk started with Von Fistenberg and porn star Tim Rusty, has quickly become one of my favorite studios. Their first video, Mutiny: Shipmates’ Revenge is incredibly hot and really smart and funny. Too often porn is laborious to watch; even if the sex is hot, the connecting material is earnest, humorless muck. Porn doesn’t need to be funny, but it needs to be fun. In both Mutiny and Owen Hawk: Unleashed (preview at NakedSword.com), Dark Alley puts tongue-in-cheek as often as it does tongue-in-ass, adding spice to the surprisingly staid porn genre (It’s porn for chrissakes! Is it too much to ask for a bit of scandal and a sense of humor?)
But the boys at Dark Alley aren’t all fun and no play. When they guys aren’t cruising South Street Seaport or fist fucking new recruits, they sponsor the New York softball team Rage, helping raise money for AIDS. In addition to serving up shots, the boys hand out their porn to the pitchers and catchers holed up at the Dark Alley dugout.