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Gay Porn Heroes: 100 Most Famous Porn Stars (English and German Edition) Hardcover – September 29, 2011

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No other genre of entertainment regularly explores what it means for men to make love. For all its faults, porn is still an essential chronicle of our lives. Make no mistake, the point and purpose of pornography in gay culture is radically changing. The industry has been buffeted by a perfect storm of technological advances, financial calamities and social upheaval.

Thus the importance of a book like this one. Gay Porn Heroes celebrates 100 iconic men who rose above the pack and have inspired us for over four decades. They soothe and provoke, flirt, irritate and tease. They are the models, the actors, the fuel for our fantasy. No matter how dramatically the world changes, we always have need for heroes.

About the Author

JC Adams has worked as a journalist, production manager and director, and has served as the editor of several publications, including the widely read Adam Gay Video Directory. A long-running gossip and news column morphed into the award-winning website GayPornTimes.com in 2007. Adams is regularly cited in the media for his views on sexuality, the pornography industry and pop culture. He was profiled for Porn: From Andy Warhol to X-Tube, which led to Gay Porn Heroes, his first book. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Bruno Gmuender GMBH (September 29, 2011)
  • Language: English, German
  • ISBN-10: 3867871698
  • ISBN-13: 978-3867871693
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #611,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

JC Adams has covered the gay adult entertainment industry since 1995 as a beat reporter, film reviewer and columnist for a wide variety of print and online outlets, including "Genre," Out.com and Advocate.com as well as trade publications "Adult Video News" and "XBIZ." He was the editor-in-chief of several publications, including "Unzipped," "XXX Showcase" and the widely read "Adam Gay Video Directory." A long-running gossip and news column, founded in 1998 and which he self-syndicated, morphed into the award-winning website GayPornTimes.com in 2007.

He has worked the other side of the camera as a producer, publicist, production manager and director for several companies, including All Worlds Video, MSR Videos and Studio 2000.

Adams is regularly cited in the media for his views on sexuality, the pornography industry and pop culture. He was among the industry insiders profiled for "Porn: From Andy Warhol to X-Tube," which led to the publication in 2011 of "Gay Porn Heroes: 100 Most Famous Porn Stars," his first book. "Filthy Remarks: 444 Sex Quotes," a collection of aphorisms about men, sex and relationships, was published in 2013. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Porn stars burn bright, but they don't always leave a lot behind. The history of the men, the changing fashions, the bodies that imprint on each generation would, if not for this book, be consigned to a dustbin. The book is epic, helping to illuminate what made each of these men distinctive and why, in their own way, each was important.

There have been a few small porn histories -- mostly narrowly focused bios -- where Gay Porn Heroes is encyclopaedic with facts, stats, stories and, of course, great pictures. It's really invaluable for porn fans. Really brilliant, and really hot, too.
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Beautiful photos of beautiful men. The cream of the crop. A must for anyone who appreciates the male body, and if you didn't before this book will convince you.
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Bruno Gmünder Verlag has produced a volume GAY PORN HEROES: 100 MOST FAMOUS PORN STARS with written commentary (both in German and in English) by JC Adams of well researched and readable interview like backgrounds of the 100 Heroes of Porn. The book is a hefty one, large in size and with some of the finest color reproductions available. It is a book of photographs of the kings but it is a book that creates categories for the types of stars bodies and personalities and positions in the world of porn.

The categories created are as follows: The Blonds, The Bodybuilders, The Boy Next Door, The Dreamboats, The European Fantasy, The Hairy Men, The Macho Men, The Specialists, The Superhung, and the Top 10 Icons. Each of the 100 men is shown with multiple photographs of the models themselves in tandem with the covers of the films they've made famous. JC Adams' writing style is so conversational and informed that we feel as if we understand each of these Heroes and how they respond to their occupation and to the world in general. This is a book rich (and stimulating) in entertainment while at the same time being a very human approach to an industry whose workers are indeed stars in their own right. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, December 11
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This book contains a wealth of photos of many different stars of gay male adult films. Categorised into ten sections each featuring a Top Ten, there are 100 performers featured.
If you like looking at images of the male physique then this book is for you.
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