Release the Kraken!

 
People often ask me what it’s like to be in a porn movie. It’s tough to explain, but the video above is a great glimpse. You can’t see the huge scrim that was suspended over my head to break up the sunlight (although I posted a pic of it below, along with a shirtless and sweaty François Sagat helping to set it up), but you do see a lot of crew members running around constantly repositioning cameras and aiming lights, plus three cameramen (including Jasun, who shot and edited this amazing behind-the-scenes video), plus two directors, plus me and Christopher Daniels, plus the gardeners next door and their endlessly-buzzing leaf blowers, plus the people in the airplanes that flew directly overhead like every two minutes… so, um, yeah… we had plenty of company.

And plenty of grapes.

As I blogged about earlier, a crazy freak lighting storm popped up right in the middle of the shoot… you can actually hear the thunder and see François’s reaction near the end of this video. We were joking about how the scene looked like something from Clash of the Titans… or Clash of the TitanMen, if you will. It really seemed as if the wrath of the gods was being unleashed upon Palm Springs.

I’ve thrown in some bonus pics below.
 
 
 

 
Here’s that pic I took of François setting up the scrim. He may be a big-time director now, but he still helps out with the gruntwork whenever he can. What a class act.
 


 

8 replies
  1. Julien75019
    Julien75019 says:

    It’s fascinating to see François Sagat with a headset in the process of directing a movie … As for you Jesse, you make a Bacchus very sexy … Not exactly as I imagined but much more attractive 😉

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  2. Pete
    Pete says:

    Man it’s fun watching this BTS view of things. You have obviously worked really hard to have such a hot, built body, and I hope you don’t mind my telling you that I’m particularly getting-off looking at your smooth, bald head, which is HOT. (Well, okay, along with your great face and smile, great shoulders, chest, arms, and well, everything.) What a total turn-on! And then you got to film a scene with the amazing Christopher Daniels. What a deal!

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  3. Recommended Reading
    Recommended Reading says:

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get
    the issue solved soon. Cheers

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      Thanks for that! I’ve only tested the blog on Firefox, IE, and Safari. I can check into Opera compatibility this evening. I know it shouldn’t matter, but what version of Opera are you running, and are you on a PC, Mac, or other?

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