NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Jet Set Men has wrapped principal photography on Getting Levi’s Johnson, a parody of current events starring Casey Monroe, Mark Dalton, Brent Corrigan, Jesse Santana, Diesel Washington and Jet Set exclusive Landon Mycles. Lisa Ann, star of the hetero adult flick Who’s Nailin’ Paylin? makes a special guest appearance.
The setup is this: A young man named Levi (Monroe) is trying to avoid posing nude despite many lucrative, competing offers. Mayhem erupts when he is tempted over and over again.
The production wrap in Los Angeles occurred the day before former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law Levi Johnston appeared on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show. During the interview, Johnston seemed stunned when Behar asked him how he felt about being the inspiration for a gay porn movie. Behar seemed amused.
Expected to premier on DVD and download-to-own in March, the XXX film Getting Levi’s Johnson takes advantage of Monroe’s striking resemblance to Johnston. The movie was directed by Jet Set honcho and AVN Hall of Famer Chris Steele from a script by Steele and John Tegan.
“This movie is a ripped-from-the headlines parody that brings gay porn lovers’ fantasies about Levi Johnston to life,” Steele said. “Telling the story of what could have happened required recreating some events that did happen, but with a hot, sexual twist. So in the movie, our Levi does a photo shoot on the ledge of a Manhattan building, but then has sex with a hot young underwear model played by ever-sexy Brent Corrigan.”
Corrigan was not among the cast Steele and Tegan originally signed, Steele told GAYVN. The director said he was surprised and pleased when Corrigan became available after another performer’s schedule conflict caused him to drop out at the last minute.
That wasn’t the only fortuitous find, though.
“We knew we wanted to do a Levi [Johnston] parody,” Tegan said. “We even came up with the title, which we thought was catchy. All that was left was to find a lead actor who looked like Johnston, a task we thought would be very difficult.”
Enter Monroe, who came to the studio’s attention during the October filming of Steele’s upcoming DVD, Pizza Boy Gangbang.
“When we saw Casey’s stills from the movie, he coincidently posed just like the real Levi did for Playgirl,” Tegan revealed. “Side-by-side, it was hard to tell the two apart. We knew then we’d found our Levi.”
The re-creation of recent events required painstaking set building, including a 10-foot-high wall and ledge surrounded by two massive photographs of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. In addition, some inventive costume touches were required in order to create Jet Set’s version of a real television commercial in which Johnston currently appears.
“All of these production values will put a shiny gloss on a fun, sexy comedy about the ups and downs of a hot looking, instantly famous young guy who inadvertently becomes a gay sex object and then has to deal with the result,” Steele said.
Coincidentally, Playgirl magazine will return to the newsstands around the same time Getting Levi’s Johnson hits the streets. The issue is expected to contain semi-nude photos of Johnston, who reportedly is working on a tell-all book about the 2008 presidential campaign during which became a minor celebrity as the unwed father of arch-conservative Palin’s grandchild.