PALM SPRINGS, Calif., and NEW YORK—Butt magazine, a self-described “international fagazine,” has lent a helping hand to Ace Hotels in New York City and Palm Springs in the form of selecting movies the two properties will offer on their pay-per-view systems beginning in November.
“We were invited by the Ace to create the ideal jerk off experience for the cultured and horny hotel homo,” said Butt Contributing Editor Adam Baran. “Our staff selected 16 films we love that present a historic timeline of the best that gay porn has to offer, with a spotlight on our personal porno obsessions.”
The VOD system is expected to launch Nov. 1, just in time for Gay Pride Weekend in Palm Springs Nov. 6-8. Butt will host related activities—including screenings of two of the editors’ favorite films from the lineup—at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club.
“As enthusiastic international travelers who jet from city to city in search of fascinating fags to interview and beautiful cocks to photograph, we often find ourselves alone and horny in hotel rooms,” Baran said. “Sometimes, the only option left for sweet release is delving into the often-disappointing world of hotel gay porn pay-per-view films. If our hotel actually has a selection—many hotel porn systems are owned by religious groups who allow heterosexual porn, but no homo—there’s never a description of what the films are about, and sometimes there isn’t even a picture so you can see who’s in it. When you finally choose a film, you learn it’s just another boring, generic gay porn.”
Ace Hotels wanted to change that, according to co-owner Alex Calderwood. The program is part of a comprehensive effort to make the in-house on-demand system match the personal aesthetic of the rest of the hotels’ design. Independent cinema from established and up-and-coming directors also will be available in the non-porno section of the on-demand system, he noted.
“We see this system as an innovation in guest experience and a way to create a new forum for independent filmmakers,” Calderwood said. “To our recollection, no other hotel has ever attempted something of like this, or invited anyone to personally curate its gay porn films.”
The Butt staff was only too happy to oblige. Drawing on favorite directors like Al Parker, Jack Deveau, Joe Gage, Bruce LaBruce, Slava Mogutin, Buck Angel, Arpad Miklos and Zack Randall, the editors selected everything from classics to contemporary titles. The list includes Born To Raise Hell (1975), A Night at the Adonis (1978), Al Parker’s Inches (1979), The Bigger The Better (1984), The Pizza Boy: He Delivers (1986), Hooked on Hispanics (1990), A Young Man From Nantucket (1998), Skin Gang (1999), Solosexual (2003), Men’s Room: Bakersfield Station (2004), Take Em Down (2004), Buck Off! (2006), Homopunx (2008), DominicFord.com 3-D Gay Porn: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (2009) and a selection of scenes from several of Lucas Entertainment’s most popular films.
“There’s something to satisfy every sexual taste: vanilla sex, S&M, black guys, white guys, Latino guys, preppies, hairy guys, Europeans, men with pussies, solo-sucking, fisting and 3D cumshots,” Baran said. “What’s more, all of these films are hot and compelling enough to watch until ‘The End.’
“We hope you’ll want to enjoy as much of the Butt-curated program as you can when you’re at the Ace Hotels, but please don’t use all your energy,” he added. “You never know when that bellboy who’s bringing your room service is going to suddenly start ripping your clothes off. It happens. We totally saw it in this porno movie once….”