Erotic Author J. P. Barnaby shares her first-hand experiences with Devon Hunter’s new gay erotic film company.
The sprawling ranch, complete with a suburban lawn and the requisite driveway looked like any of the others along the quiet, sleepy, Charlotte street. Kids played further down the road, and somewhere in the distance, a lawn mower rumbled to life for one of the last times that season. A chill had crept into the air since I’d left the airport, though it was certainly warmer than the balmy Chicago December I’d escaped. No indication existed of the house’s true purpose, to shoot beautiful gay adult videos, even as I walked up to the large porch that ran the length of the house. A ceiling fan hung idle above the white wooden porch swing, which looked like it would be a wonderful lazy afternoon diversion for the models staying at the house.I gave a quick knock on the ornate front door of Olympus, a name referring to the home of Anteros, brother of Eros, and the Greek God of mutual love and affection. Within minutes, my knock was answered by the man I’d come to see—Mr. Devon Hunter, founder of Anteros Media, an adult media company like no other. With a cheerful hug, he invited me in and I got my first real look at the inside of the house. Photos, mine nor his, really do justice to the beautiful interior, but everything from the furniture, to the tasteful décor of each room, to the Jacuzzi tub complete with an assortment of bath salts exists to make shooting for Anteros Media a great experience for the models. When I asked him about it, Devon merely said that he wanted to give the models a better experience than the experience he’d had while in front of the camera. The house has a fully-equipped kitchen, entertainment center (flat panel television, DVD, cable, and Playstation 3), laundry facilities, and the models sleep in rooms beautifully decorated to make them feel at home. Transportation comes in the form of a gorgeous Acrua MX5 used to bring models to and from the airport, take them shopping, or for a night on the town.
Once the tour ended, Devon and I sat down at the breakfast bar to talk shop while he showed me some of the content they’d shot to that point. It was honestly like nothing I’d ever seen and I watch quite a bit of adult content. Knowing that the scene on the screen before me hadn’t been faked, spliced, or choreographed in any way made it that much hotter. If you haven’t heard of Anteros Media yet, the premise is very simple:
- One camera, one take.
All scenes for Anteros Media are done with a single high-quality high-definition hand-held camera without stopping.
- Models are paired by their own preference in men.
- Everything you see is real.
Each scene is an honest look at what goes on when two gay men who are attracted to each other end up in bed. Interactions between the models are respectful, playful, affectionate, and intimate — a look at men making love.
- All of the models are gay—not bi, not mostly gay, or gay-for-pay, but out-and-proud gay men.
- A change in the culture.
Because scene partners are selected from a thorough screening questionnaire, chemistry between the models doesn’t need to be faked or inferred.
One man in the industry recently described the gay porn industry as a machine that chewed up boys and spit them out, leaving them broken and wanting. Anteros seeks to change that culture in a positive way, that benefits not only those working within it, but the LGBT community as a whole. Providing models with a safe, condom-only environment, profit sharing, and assistance with healthcare, Anteros is making the production of adult content more model-centric.
Watching the content with Devon provided amazing insight into the men on screen. During the sexual scenes, he commented on the models such as Mitch Branson’s amazing attitude, Colby Keller’s charm, and Bryan Slater’s professionalism. I particularly enjoyed some of the unexpected moments during the scenes like things falling. It’s amazing that even while I jumped at the loud noise just coming from the speakers, the guy on the screen continued like nothing happened. Their concentration and professionalism were impressive.
I found the interviews with the models to be very interesting. I’d been talking with Spencer Williams (@SpencerWXXX) and Mitch Vaughn (@TheMitchVaughnXXX) on twitter for a few months, but because our discussions were digital, I’d never heard them speak. I was surprised and intrigued by Mitch’s soft-spoken, elegant views on spirituality. Spencer was beautiful and witty talking about how he got into fitness.
And that’s just the video content. Anteros Media also features written erotic content and recorded stories on audio for the enjoyment of its members.
All in all, the site is going to be nothing like you’ve ever seen, so make sure to watch for it, coming online soon at http://www.anterosmedia.com.
J. P. Barnaby
As a bisexual woman, J.P. is a proud member of the GLBT community both online and in her small town on the outskirts of Chicago. A member of Mensa, she is described as brilliant but troubled, sweet but introverted, and talented but deviant. She spends her days writing software and her nights writing erotica, which is, of course, far more interesting. The spare time that she carves out between her career and her novels is spent reading about the concept of love, which, like some of her characters, she has never quite figured out for herself.