Posted August 29, 2012 1:30 PM by with 2 comments

Director and performer Drew Warner has died at age 44.

Warner, a one-time performer and founder of the Sports & Recreation video line, died in San Diego earlier this week from complications related to HIV. In addition to Sports and Recreation, Warner also shot for Chi Chi LaRue (964 Dick Street, Gang Bang Jocks) and won a GayVN for Best Solo (Man Trade Solos).


Warner was known for his relationships with models including Rhett O’Hara and Dillon Pierce, among others. In an interview with Vincent Lambert in 2001, he defended models who get labeled divas (“most of them don’t deserve it”) and talked about his own take on gay porn:

Warner describes his own preference in porn as softer and more romantic. “I don’t do real nasty, in-your-face type movies,” he says. This may explain why in a world full of piss-swilling daddies Warner hasn’t ruled out a crossover to the other side of the camera. “I have been thinking of going in front of the camera, showing more of myself than in the past,” Warner admits. “I had hoped to do a scene with Dillon, but that never happened. I used to dance as a go-go boy in Miami Beach 10 years ago. Hey, if it saves me money by being in a scene in one of my movies, why not?” Warner asks with a laugh.

RIP: Filmmaker Drew Warner (via Gay Porn Times)
Gay Entrepeneur Andrew Briskin Dies at 44 (San Diego Gay and Lesbian News)


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  1. Luke August 29th, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Oh my GOD
    I knew this guy when he lived on South Beach in the late 1990’s. Sweet guy who always looked to star “local talent.” So sad. My day is ruined. God bless you and rest in peace.


  2. Jett Blakk August 30th, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    I was really good friends with Drew and shot at his Hollywood loft several times. Drew also did some 2nd camera work for me. He met his last two boyfriends on the sets of my videos, and he and Robbie remained together right up until the end. With his deep voice, easygoing attitude and communal shower, Drew was known by practically everyone in the industry. And out. I can’t remember how many times I’d show up at his loft to film and arrive in time to see some celebrity friend showering with all of us watching. And Ty, his sweet dog, Ty. At least he packed as much work, fun and friends as he could into his brief 44 years.

    Farewell, Drew.



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