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Monday, January 14, 2013

The Only Pro in the Picture

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 7:34 AM


Gay porn director Jasum Mark reacts to Stephen Rodrick's “This Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie" in a blistering, profane, and NSFW post at Gay Daily Hot:

I got such a huge kick out of this story.

Not because I think it was funny, anyone who’s tried their hand at the cat-herding, producer-pleasing and budget-meeting clusterfuck of trying to shoot a movie of any kind knows the hell of having your most important link also be your weakest. So I kinda feel for Paul Schrader, especially since he’s a guy who brought us some of the most iconic movies in history and has since become a washed up foot note....

What I DID find funny, however, was the way the mainstream industry so clearly looks down on porn and dismissed the script as “pornography.” They got all high and mighty about even working with a porn star but then the article paints a picture of a bunch of narcissistic, over-rated, fading producers, a drunken, irresponsible, manipulative actress and a very reliable porn star.

Yes… James Deen was the only responsible adult, it appears, amongst a group of under-talented, under-funded and unsupervised brats.

Deen’s one “irresponsible” moment wasn’t showing up drunk, showing up late, being difficult, playing sick, throwing fits or being an asshole. It was taking a day to actually go work somewhere else (which, when you’re a porn star being paid $100 a day and $0 on the days you don’t and you’re NOT a millionaire like Lindsay or the rest of them, was probably more motivated by a need to pay rent and eat).

Rodrick concludes:

So can we PLEASE drop this absurd notion that porn stars are lazy, hooked on drugs and irresponsible? Because while that may occasionally be the case, it’s clearly a lot more common in “real” movies.


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Chi Type, Jasun Mark isn't a porn star, he's a porn director. And quite a good one.

He directed the Fratpad Jack off races that were hot and funny and copied by hundreds of people. He did Splatter in the Grass which was a beautiful dream-like movie shot in direct sunlight and his new movie Nightfall is like Matrix and Blade Runner meets gay sex.

But your sex-phobic answer makes it pretty clear how you feel. You think people should be looked down on for having sex. And you're reading the wrong blog.
Posted by ChuckF on January 14, 2013 at 7:48 PM · Report this
Uh, sorry Mr. Porn Star but I don't think the work ethic of the actors has anything to do with why "the mainstream industry so clearly looks down on porn and dismissed the script as “pornography.”" Might want to watch a few instead of just acting in them. Try not to fast-forward to the fucking.
Posted by chi_type on January 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM · Report this
Yes, it's Jasun Mark, Dan as noted above. Also, the last quote is from Jasun, not Rodrick.
Posted by John Tegan on January 14, 2013 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Dan, "Jasun" not "Jasum".
Posted by usagi on January 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM · Report this
Everyone knows that Lohan is a train-wreck who is a nightmare to work with. Why the hell do they cast her? It's no surprise. It really pisses me off when people take umbrage because somebody behaves the way they always do. I learned this lessen early in life. You know the friend that gets drunk, pukes and/or gets belligerent? Looooong since dumped.
Posted by JJinAus on January 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Having worked in the movie business there is no undervaluing talent that places working principle, professionalism, and ethic above "stardom."

If you've not worked on a movie set you have no idea how fucking miserable it can be when you don't have those qualities in your talent (I include directors in that assessment, BTW).

Sometimes I hear people wonder why one particular actor seems to get so much hi-profile work when they're not that great on screen and other actors, that seem so great on screen, don't seem to get hi-profile work? I'll tell you why. Because that actor that get's work is is joy to work around and the other so-called great actor who doesn't is a fucking douche bag.

Everybody tend to hate on actors like Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks. But they are great to work with. And I'd take a hundred of them for every douchey Sean Penn.

Posted by tkc on January 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM · Report this
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@9: The article says it's about four thousand (page 3, describing how Ellis wrote the script with him in mind).

And for those interested in more perspective from successful porn actors, Stoya's "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit should be interesting. For what it's worth, Stoya says she is paid well, and puts most of it in savings. Though this does seem an appropriate industry (straight porn) where women should be making substantially more than men.
Posted by Knat on January 14, 2013 at 10:05 AM · Report this
I'm sure trust fund parasites want more money too, they just aren't willing to work for it.
Posted by BABH on January 14, 2013 at 9:58 AM · Report this

Posted by R-Snarkinson on January 14, 2013 at 9:38 AM · Report this
Could we also PLEASE drop the absurd notion that Deen is in need of cash?
Why? Everybody who isn't a trust fund parasite is in need of cash; it's just a question of degree and timing.
Posted by seeker6079 on January 14, 2013 at 9:17 AM · Report this
James Deen is not doing porn for survival. He does it because he likes it.

Good lord. Five minutes of reading up on the guy and you'll find out he has an absurd level of income and still has his bar mitzvah money untouched in the bank.

Can't a guy have a work ethic and a dedication to his job without starving as motivation? He might not be as rich as a Hollywood mega-star, but he's not some pitiful pauper fucking hot ladies to pay for his mac and cheese.
Posted by Zuulabelle on January 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM · Report this
And P.S. to fans of the NYT article - a nice blog followup with the writer:…
Posted by gloomy gus on January 14, 2013 at 9:12 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 9

Because he's made like two thousand movies. If he has trouble making rent, then right there is what's wrong with porn.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM · Report this
@4, the article has been corrected - look again. NYT calls it an editing error. I'd bet a million dollars Rodrick got it right to begin with. We should give him more credit for a great article, and I wish Jasun gave him props for establishing the premise he claims as his own.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 14, 2013 at 9:01 AM · Report this
Could we also PLEASE drop the absurd notion that Deen is in need of cash?
Posted by R-Snarkinson on January 14, 2013 at 8:51 AM · Report this
Posted by Rowlf on January 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM · Report this
first trailer is out...when he wakes up and starts yelling at's pretty easy to find porn scenes where he progresses to fuck the shit out of a woman in similar fashion…
Posted by six five on January 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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Did anybody notice how the writer kept spelling Deen's name as "Dean"? Doesn't the NYT have people who check that sort of thing?
Posted by --MC on January 14, 2013 at 8:45 AM · Report this
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I liked how the article noted that James Deen is known for taking out the trash on set and making sure the replacement bag is properly knotted. More James Deens and fewer Lindsay Lohans in the world, please.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on January 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM · Report this
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Yeah I totally think Russell Wilson is going to get that NFL Rookie of the Year award. The Seahawks re-building years are over, SF cant just coast to claim the NFC West and with St Louis doing better, the division is going to be a feeding frenzy.
Posted by Kinison on January 14, 2013 at 7:51 AM · Report this
I concur. If you don't like porn stars because they have sex for money, that's one thing, but dislike them for what they actually do, not what they don't actually do.
Posted by DRF on January 14, 2013 at 7:41 AM · Report this

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