Mr Chris (GoGo) Harder himself was our candid photographer for Hustlaball, courtesy of Night Moves photography. He did some of the most beautiful shots from this event and you should DEFINITELY go check out the full gallery over at hustlaball.com
And if you were wondering, that’s Rentboys Jesse Santana and Boomer Banks putting on their show in that pic up top. Woof. Tons more of them in this gallery.
BoyCulture Wins All Hustlaball Coverage With Epic "Scenes From a Maul" Headline
BoyCulture was soaking in the magic on Sunday night and got some beautiful shots of our guys in top form. Plus also, this summary:
I had heard about Hustlaball in the past, but wasn’t sure it would be my scene—guys walking around naked, pornstars having live sex on stages, back rooms, the inevitable women who feel they’re being ultra-edgy by invading all-male orgies.
Then I thought: Who am I kidding?
Go check out their overflowing gallery of what happened in the dark at Hustlaball -> boyculture.com
If you’re kink.com, we suppose you get to decide. Last week the leader in bondage and kink adult entertainment announced that it was going to “soften” its approach to the more extreme arms of its empire. Kink.com founder Peter Acworth commented:
"I am not convinced (what could be perceived as) more extreme material necessarily has a larger market. Moreover, if you present (again, what looks like) extreme acts, there is a danger of being misinterpreted by the newcomer. Intense BDSM scenes are done with a great deal of negotiation, and it is not possible to portray this in the context of a quick movie."
While we were concerned initially about this move away from what made Kink.com famous, the notion that there’s more to BDSM than just what you see in a 20 minute scene, is entirely respectable. For all you escorts that deal in bondage or dominance play with clients, how much “negotiation” is usually involved? Is this a real facet of kink that you agree with? Tell us what you think in the comments!
QueerMeNow was in attendance for our rehearsal AND our big show on Sunday night and they got some great candid shots of performers and revelers enjoying the scene. Head over to their site to see what’s only the FIRST part of the pics they got! Really nice work!
Hustlaball Star Brent Corrigan Laid it Bare for Banana Guide
Before his appearance this past weekend at the 2014 Hustlaball, Brent Corrigan sat down to talk with BananaGuide.com about, well, everything! The performer lays it out about returning to adult work, condomless scenes, and getting slapped as an escort.
Brent says he has to screen a little more strictly than most escorts might to avoid scenes like this:
I got 45 minutes into it and couldn’t handle it any longer. Though in my defense I finally left because he wouldn’t stop slapping my body. At first it was minor, but got more and more virulent and I could tell it would’ve gotten out of control fast. It was not a sexual kind of slap or ass hazing. Each time he would hit a little harder. When I expressed my concern for it, he would apologize profusely. But then 10 minutes he would smack me again. By the fourth “love pat” I put my clothes on and ran.
We can’t embed this video here, so you’ll have to go look for yourself, but TRUST US - you want to. Whether you were at Hustlaball on Sunday night or not, this peek backstage (and onstage!) is hard. core. Featuring the only the very best: Boomer Banks, Brent Corrigan, Brian Bonds, and Nick Capra! Check it out now:
Queerty had their cameras at the ready on Sunday night and grabbed some of our favorite pics so far! Check out their coverage and their mini photo gallery of performers and revelers at queerty.com, while you wait for our official photos to come off the presses!
Next magazine clearly had a good time at our little party on Sunday, which we are super pleased to know! Check out their event coverage over at nextmagazine.com:
Columbus Day weekend was rather wild, as holiday weekends tend to be. When you’ve got Monday off, the best way to spend Sunday night is, well, getting off. Rentboy.com took full advantage of this, staging the New York stop of their mega sex industry dance party, HustlaBall, at Slake this Sunday night, and it was a night as sexy and semen-coated as you can imagine.
Check out this awesome post by the Gay Demon blog, outlining all the festivities of the weekend:
Did you know that Manhattan has three times more male sex workers than any other U.S. city? We can safely assume that a majority of them will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HustlaBall New York. Presented by Rentboy with the support of numerous sponsors, the event celebrating guys who get paid to have sex is on October 12 at Slake (251 West 30th Street).
We’re only six days out from the everyone arriving for Hustlaball NYC Oct 12! It’s been pretty hectic around these parts getting ready for that, but we’ve managed to share some cool stuff on the ol’ blog. ( See our weekly newsletter for complete details) Check out what you missed this weekend if you were out shopping for leather gear for next Sunday:
If you’ll be in Madrid this week, rentboy-es is teaming up with Bakala.org for their 10th anniversary party at Revolution Club on October 10th! Come check it out! We’re not totally sure what this flyer says, but it looks like a good damn time!
In the 1940s, thousands of male servicemen were given “blue discharges” for homosexual conduct. They landed back in the nation’s major port cities, contributing to the burgeoning gay populations in cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood (the epicenter of SF’s gay leather scene and where Folsom St. Fair takes place) was a poor, working class neighborhood where many single men resided. Honky-tonks, whorehouses, and gambling dens were scattered throughout the area.
By the mid-’60s, SoMa emerged as a hub of the gay leather scene. The first leather bar in SoMa was the Tool Box, which opened in 1961 at 339 4th St. (which is,of all things, now a Whole Foods). In 1964, Life magazine published an article called “Homosexuality in America,” profiling The Tool Box and cementing San Francisco and SoMa as the capital of gay deviance in the minds many Americans. More than ever, gays came flocking to the city.
Mr. TT Baum will be there repping the Manworks brand along with expert masseurs, and a ton of other exciting performers and vendors. They’re gonna be doing chair massages, giving out free goodies, and talking about what it’s like being a Manworks Masseur. It’s gonna be a beautiful day for some outdoor fun and outdoor massages. Be sure to say “hi!” to TT for us if you make it out!
Hustlaball Star Nick Capra Loves Escorting and Stevie Nicks, and is Writing a Memoir
If you’re into muscly hunks and you have access to the internet, odds are good that you already know about handsome stud Nick Capra. He’ll be performing at the 2014 Hustlaball with real life beau Brent Corrigan. We caught up with Nick to get to know him a little better before the big show. Check it out:
This guy seems like he turns up everywhere (like just the other day in our Mr. S Leather email!) and we couldn’t be happier. He’ll be turning up/out for Hustlaball in a couple weeks too, so we caught up with Max to put together a little ‘get to know ya' post for all you Rentboy blog fans:
Rentboy Data Sheet Interview:
Name: Max Cameron
Stats: 5’9” 170lbs Brown, Blue
Birthplace: Orange County, CA
Ambitions: To go back to school & finish grad school (business or law).
Someone I look up to and why:Cleve Jones. I met Cleve about a year ago here in SF. I am generally not one to get starstruck, but the fact that Cleve has done SO MUCH for SO LONG for our (LGBT) community really earns my respect. He is a true role model.
Dream home: I LOVE San Francisco and expect to be here for quite some time, but also love vacationing at my condo in Maui. Some day I’d like to buy a house/condo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Not a lot going on this last week of September, so we were very glad to learn that today is National Coffee Day! Lots of places are giving away free coffee, but even if you gotta pay for it, drink up & enjoy! We know we’re all typing extra fast today over at Rentboy HQ. He’s a very rapid wrap up of things you might have missed on the Rentboy blog:
Hotter Than the Hustlaball 2014 Poster? The Guy Who Designed It.
You’ve definitely seen our satyr-centric poster for this year’s Hustlaball at this point. But you might be fascinated to learn about the dude that illustrated it. Adam Baran has a great new interview with artist Scott Ewalt over at the Sword that touches on sex work, gay history, and how Scott came to be involved with Hustlaball and Rentboy.com:
Did you ever hustle yourself?
No. I never had the confidence. Also when I came to New York it was a very scary time sexually, so I had a lot of admiration for people who had the guts to do it, but I never did it. I never hired one myself, either.
But you surrounded yourself with hustlers and sex workers socially?
Yes. Most of my friends were involved in some sort of sex work. I just admired them. Because they were just normal, nice people. I admired their courage. I admire anyone who’s a performer or who can have their whole act be just themselves. Which is why I like strippers so much. They’re like rock stars without a band.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the fun and excitement of the life that can come with being a Rentboy. But self-care can be important too. Nothing says ‘I care about my business’ the way knowing your limits does. Your peers will respect it, and so will your clients. Even when you gotta tell ‘em “no.”
Queerty put together ten signs that you might be overdoing it, with the help of Mark King and it’s both funny and truthy. Check it out:
1. You say, repeatedly, “Well, I’m never doing that again,” and then you do
Ever spend the morning trying to piece together what happened after getting your wrist stamped on the way into the club? Or maybe you actually do remember making out with your roommate’s boyfriend after Jello shots (how many were there again?). So, you promise yourself you’re cleaning up your act, and then a funny thing happens: you do something equally as embarrassing the next weekend.
2. Partying becomes more important than other things that used to matter
You’re met with a perplexing dilemma: dinner with mom or happy hour. And you really love your mom. So naturally you check out happy hour just so see who’s there. If you’re choosing time with Jim Beam or Miss Tina over family and friends, rethink your priorities.