Over at Boy Culture our pal Matt Rettenmund has updated his exhaustive list of “history’s greatest gay porn stars.”
In choosing which guys to feature and where to feature them, I’m using my own taste; my impressions as a former gay-porn industry professional (I worked for Torso, Honcho, Inches, Playguy, Mandate) as to each actor’s overall impact during his career; each performer’s observable longevity as an icon; and each performer’s groundbreaking status, if any.
The upper part of the list is top-heavy with classic performers, and I think that is as it should be; this is not a snapshot of who’s hot at the moment, but an attempt to catalogue the men who’ve made the industry over the past 50 years.
That said, I’ve also gone out of my way to give props to guys working today who I think have already made enough of a mark to warrant inclusion. It’s not science, so please don’t flunk me.
Hey, where did everyone go?