Former Hustler Video marketing director Sean Carney said Thursday he is launching his own gay production company. Carney, whose departure from Hustler was disclosed Wednesday, said his company will be called SeanCarnage.com, which will debut in the near future.
Though he comes from a music industry background, Carney said that during his year at Hustler, he realized that he has porn in his veins.
“I’ve discovered something about myself, and that is that I was XXX and that I want to make XXX,” Carney told AVN.com. “So I’m going to be pursuing building a gay movie project, using a lot of the marketing techniques that I’ve learned, including underground marketing.”
Carney said he also will be working directly for Eon McKai, doing PR for the so-called alt-porn director for VCA, which is owned by Hustler. On top of that, Carney will return to music, booking acts at the Il Corral club in Hollywood, showcasing the “most radical, newest, youngest bands on the L.A. scene.”
Carney said he resigned from Hustler on July 12 but kept it quiet until after Monday evening’s release party for McKai’s Kill Girl Kill 2.
“I’ve learned a lot working here at LFP,” Carney said. “And I’ll always be grateful to Larry Flynt for everything that I’ve learned.
“But I’ve had six bosses in 13 months, and there reaches a point where you realize that maybe the culture of the company is not one I feel comfortable in.”
Among his accomplishments while at Hustler, Carney said, was bringing aboard McKai and New York-based, AVN Award-winning pro-am director Joe Gallant. “There’s like a stylistic unity among those people,” Carney said. “And I want to take that vision and I want to take it to an area where no one has used it before. And an area which I am uniquely qualified to provide content and that is in gay videos.”
As reported on Wednesday by AVN.com, succeeding Carney as LFP's new director of marketing, advertising and brand management is Al Underwood, who has worked in marketing for the Hustler Casino in the Los Angeles suburb of Gardena for the last five years.