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Whoops! Eric Nero & Tex Davidson accidentally webcast fuck session!

Tex Davidson was broadcasting a live show on TitanLive, and while he was in the middle of pumping for his live audience, there was a knock at the door. Who should it be but tax auditor Eric Nero… sporting a hot new beard, I might add. The two of them quickly got busy… but Tex forgot to turn off the webcam!

That’s the plot of Tex and Eric’s scene in the new film Taxman Cumeth, available exclusively from TitanMen. The movie also stars David Benjamin with Diesel Washington (scene 2, which is a crossover from OUT!), and Nick Prescott with Adam Ramzi (scene 3). The final two scenes will be released over the next two weeks, but you can watch Tex and Eric’s scene now with your Titan membership. Not a member? Sign up now to stream Titan’s entire catalog in HD — or download them to keep forever — and watch new scenes the instant they come out!

[Side note: I’m doing my taxes today. Man, all these 1099s really suck! And not in a good way. –Jesse]

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Interview: Catching Up with the Demon

Note: Back in 2013 I sat down with the adult film blog GayDemon to talk about my favorite scenes, my relationship with Dirk, and my plans for the future. Almost three years later, the site contacted me again, knowing we had a lot of catching up to do. I’ve posted the all-new interview called “Catching Up with Jesse Jackman” below. (You can read the original 2013 interview here… as you can see, I’m still loving life today as much as I was three years ago!) –JJ

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Catching Up with Jesse JackmanPosted by GayDemon on 28 Mar 2016

Thanks for speaking to us today! We’re really excited about your new Titan movie, OUT! Can you tell us a bit about it and when we can see?

I’m really excited too! The film is about a fictional hall-of-fame baseball coach named A.J. Benson who comes out during a live TV interview. It was directed by TitanMen lead director Jasun Mark and stars no less than five TitanMen exclusives (Dallas Steele, Nick Prescott, Diesel Washington, Eric Nero, and me), plus hottie Luke Adams and my fiancé Dirk Caber. I co-wrote the screenplay with TitanMen VP Keith Webb and play A.J. in two scenes, one with Nick and one with Dallas. (Both are flip scenes, by the way.) OUT! was announced on February 29, the first scene went live on March 2 at TitanMen.com, and an additional scene was released every Wednesday up until the big finale on March 23.

dvd25_outOUT! is a really hot film — it has over three hours of super-sweaty hardcore action — but what I’m most proud of is the interview segment, which you can watch for free at OutBaseball.com. We shot it last July with Dallas playing the interviewer (he has over 20 years of real-world experience as a newscaster). It covers topics like the difficulties of growing up as a closeted gay athlete, the challenges of being gay in professional sports, and the ways that LGBT public figures can be encouraging to the fans who look up to them. Dallas and I even discuss the little-mentioned economic deterrent of coming out in professional sports, something I wrote about in a recent Huffington Post article. When the emotional interview is over, Dallas’s character confesses that he’s always had a crush on A.J., leading to our scene (which, by the way, was my first ever four-position flip fuck scene). It was an amazing day on set, believe me!

What other exciting projects have you been involved in since we last spoke in November 2013?

There’s been so much great stuff going on! In the last couple of years I’ve filmed a dozen more scenes with Titan, including a couple of them with my hubby Dirk (in Foul Play and Sweat). Dirk and I performed live shows at HustlaBall in both London and Berlin, and we continued our association with a charity in upstate New York called PAWS that helps people living with HIV and AIDS care for their animal companions.

Our beautiful new piano, thanks to YOU!

Our beautiful new piano, thanks to YOU!

But beyond that, two things really stand out to me. The first is that, because of the incredible generosity of our fans, Dirk and I were able to buy a beautiful digital grand piano! Dirk is a professional composer, but his creativity really suffered when he moved away from New York six years ago and lost access to a piano — a tool that’s absolutely vital to his craft. I hatched this crazy idea last year that we could start a GoFundMe campaign, offering people CDs of Dirk’s music, signed scores, and even original, custom-written compositions in exchange for a contribution towards the cost of the instrument. We thought we’d make a few hundred bucks at best, but to our utter shock we raised nearly $13,000… and with a bit of luck scouring the used market, we were able to acquire the piano of Dirk’s dreams. The outpouring of support completely blew us away, and we’re forever indebted to our fans for that. Dirk’s been composing up a storm, which I’ve gotta say is awe-inspiring to witness. We’re now working on getting his pieces recorded, so you can expect to hear some brand new music very soon! (In the meantime, you can listen to some of Dirk’s existing work on his SoundCloud page, soundcloud.com/dirkcaber.)

Then in June of last year, Dirk and I had the incredible opportunity to work with the Victorian AIDS Council in Australia. The VAC flew us to Melbourne to help host a week of events and seminars called Down an’ Dirty, where we talked about topics like safer sex, harm reduction, and building healthy relationships. We were even on the radio! Both of us were very impressed by the dedication of the VAC folks, and Melbourne quickly became one of our favorite cities in the world. We look forward to returning someday.

You’re still going strong with your husband Dirk Caber, right? What’s the secret to a successful partnership such as yours when you’re involved with so many other men?

I think the secret is that we don’t get jealous, and the key to that is making sure that neither one of us ever feels excluded from the other person’s life. We always share the details of our shoots, much the same way that any couple would say “Hey honey, how was work today?” And if either one of us wants to hook up with a hot guy away from a porn set, the other is always welcome to join in. In fact, we only have one rule in our relationship: “Never bring home anything you don’t want to share.” It works on all sorts of levels, from hook-ups to STDs to take-out pizza.

We’ve already talked in our previous interview about things you enjoy doing in your spare time, and you shared your blog and Huffington Post column. Is there anything new to add?

I’m happy to say that the scope of my writing has expanded a bit since we last spoke. In February, I wrote my first mainstream political article (not LGBT-focused, as was the case in my earlier articles) about the U.S. presidential election called “I’m Voting for Donald Trump… Here’s Why”, which got picked up by several major news outlets. (Please read the article before judging it by its headline!) I also wrote a follow-up article about the conservative media’s, shall we say, “creative” response to the first one. The pair of pieces generated a lot of discussion, and I was gratified to see the points I’d raised start to surface in more and more mainstream political discussions over the next several weeks. I’m no pundit, but now that I’ve gotten my feet wet, you may very well see more politically-themed articles from me in the future.

You are passionate about a lot of things, which is particularly evident on your Twitter page. What would you say is the first and foremost thing that you are passionate about, besides Dirk?

That changes from week to week, month to month, and year to year. At the moment, it’s politics. I’m captivated by this year’s election cycle, and am always either glued to cable news or tracking the latest polls. The rise of Donald Trump is especially mesmerizing to me. While I despise the man’s character and nearly all of his positions, I find his popularity to be a fascinating reflection of the deeply divided psyche of this country. For me, watching the Republicans stumble their way toward a (likely) contested convention in July is like watching a train wreck unfold in slow motion. I can’t keep my eyes off it.

Who will you be working with in the future? Anything in particular that’s been lined up that you can share with us?

I filmed a scene easier this month with the really hunky Bruce Beckham, who’s making his return to porn after a nearly ten year absence. He’s a really great guy and we had a lot of fun on set! He looks amazingly hot and scruffy; scruff is a big turn-on for me, and I’m sure that my excitement comes through in the scene. I don’t know when it’ll be released yet, but I have a feeling the final edit is going to be great.

On the set of my upcoming fetish film

On the set of my upcoming fetish film

As for what’s next… I’ve got a scene coming out this May in a new fetish film that looks like a live-action piece of Tom of Finland artwork, or something from Titan’s Fallen Angel series. I’m not allowed to tell you what the title is just yet, but I’ll be at International Mister Leather in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend promoting it.

In the 3 years since we last caught up, a lot has changed. There’s been many newcomers, many leavers, and too many tragedies in the porn world. Who would you say you’re most excited to see come into the industry, and who will you miss the most?

I’m really happy for Dallas Steele. He made a big splash when he joined the Titan stable last year, and he’s already been nominated for two Cybersocket awards and several Grabbys. It was such a pleasure working with him in OUT!, and we quickly became friends. I thought he was great in Blue Collar Ballers (with my hubby Dirk!) and Cauke for President too, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

On the “departures” side, I’m a little sad that I never got to work with Tom Wolfe before he retired. I’ve met him in person a couple of times; he has this really great energy about him. Oh, what might have been!

Can we still see you exclusively signed to TitanMen for some time to come? We’re always in awe of the films you make with them.

Thanks! I’m having the time of my life. As long as it stays fun, and the Titan guys want to work with me, I’m in!

Are you looking forward to any particular events this year, and which?

Dirk and I are both really looking forward to IML in Chicago where I’ll be promoting the release of the new fetish film. And that weekend is also the Grabby Awards! It’s always a fun show, and a bunch of other Titan guys will be there with us. I was even nominated for Performer of the Year, which is quite an honor and very exciting! Other than that, Dirk and I will be celebrating our fifth anniversary as a couple in September, and every year we’ve returned to the scene of our first meeting: the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. It’s not set in stone yet, but I imagine we’ll go back again this year. It’s a guaranteed good time.

Finally, Jesse, can you tell us if Loud and Nasty is still your favorite scene to make, or if not, what came along to blow it out of the water?

Rogan, Skippy, Dirk, and me

Rogan, Skippy, Dirk, and me

Loud and Nasty will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the first scene I ever filmed with Dirk. In addition to that, the two of us recently had the opportunity to film a four-way scene with a pair of Aussie studs who also happen to be great friends of ours — Rogan Richards and Skippy Baxter — for Rogan’s new website. The four of us together… I’m amazed we didn’t break the bed! It was intense, but also laid-back and really fun. The scene was released on March 14… you can watch it at RoganRichards.com.

I have to say, though, that OUT! just might eclipse Loud and Nasty and the Aussie 4-way as my favorite film yet. I really poured my heart into it, and even created the film’s official website OutBaseball.com. I’m so grateful to Keith Webb for trusting in me to help develop the concept and write the script, to all of the actors in the film for positively nailing their roles, to the entire production team at Titan for really “hitting it out of the park,” so to speak… and especially to director Jasun Mark for working so hard on this little labor of love. I’m just so unbelievably proud to be a part of such an amazing team. After almost five years of working together, they really have become like family to me.

Thanks again for talking with GayDemon. We look forward to catching up with you again soon!

Always a pleasure. Until next time!

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VIDEO: Behind the scenes of Jailbreak… and I need your help!

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Happy Saturday! I’ve got some cool behind-the-scenes video to share with you, but first the Titan guys and I need your help. Our film Jailbreak has been nominated for the coveted “Fan Favorite” at this year’s Grabby Awards. It’s the only category in which voting is open to the public… so please cast your vote for Jailbreak here! It only takes 5 seconds and no registration is required.

And if you’re feeling extra generous… I was also nominated for the “Best International Porn Star” award at the UK-based Prowler Awards! If you can please vote for me here too, that would be super-extra-awesome! My entry’s about 1/3 of the way down the page, but be sure to vote for your faves in other categories too! Thank you!! 

OK, now for the fun stuff:

Last October when we were filming Jailbreak, TitanMen exclusive Eric Nero and I shot the above behind-the-scenes video on my iPhone. Before we film any scene, Jasun typically takes a bunch of pictures of us in (and out) of costume that are used to promote the film. I captured some video of Eric’s photo shoot, then handed my phone to him so he could shoot some video of mine. I hope you enjoy this look at part of our long — but satisfying — day on set. (You can see the finished product here.)

Thanks for watching… and for voting here and here!

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Micah Brandt & Bennett Anthony make me wish I had hair… almost.

I like being bald. I haven’t set foot in a barber shop in over twelve years… but Micah Brandt and Bennett Anthony are making me want to grow my hair out for the first time since 2003:

Hope you enjoyed the free preview above. You can watch the whole scene with your TitanMen membership. If you’re not a member, sign up here and get unlimited access to Titan’s entire catalog (including downloads you get to keep forever).

Here are a bunch of stills from the Micah and Bennett’s scene. Maybe someday Titan will do a sequel that’s more like this one… in which case, count me in and make it a three-way!

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What’s it really like on the TitanMen set? Here, let me show you…

A lot of people ask me what a typical day on the TitanMen set is like, and many are surprised by what I tell them… so I thought it would be fun to take you through a typical shoot from start to finish. There’s actually a whole bunch of mundane stuff at the beginning, but stick with me… it gets a lot more interesting toward the end!

I’ve been on over 25 shoots, and most of them follow pretty much the same pattern. In the most general sense, the reality is that it’s like any other job. Since I fly out to California to film — I live in Boston — Titan either puts me up in a hotel (if we’re filming in Los Angeles) or I stay at the “Titan House” (if we’re in Palm Springs). And here are a couple pictures of that Titan House. Pretty sweet, huh? It’s almost like being on vacation! Titan VP Keith Webb cooks for us, too… and boy does he like to cook.

Everyone arrives on set at 9 am (although that’s sometimes pushed back a bit if we’re filming in a more remote location). While the crew gets set up, each actor fills out a “model release form” that gives Titan the right to use whatever images they take of us that day.

Next come the ID photos. A collection of United States laws — collectively called the 2257 Regulations because they’re in Chapter 12, Section 2257 of the U.S. Code — require all porn studios to keep photos of their performers’ IDs in order to ensure that everyone they work with is at least 18 years old. That’s why you see a link to something like “18 U.S.C. 2257 Record-Keeping Requirements Compliance Statement” at the bottom of all reputable U.S.-based porn sites. So Titan lead director Jasun Mark takes photos of us holding up our ID cards… and sometimes those photos can be kind of unflattering:

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Okay, now for the good stuff. Once the crew — usually 3 or 4 people, lead by Jasun — is ready, we move on to still photography. This is where the Jasun takes the pictures that are used on Titan’s website, in any printed material, and for the DVDs. This is actually a pretty challenging part of the day (which is why we tackle it early on). Think about it: to get a good photo, we have to stand up straight, tense every muscle in our bodies, exhale all the way to show off our abs better… and smile! And look relaxed! And keep a hard-on! Fortunately our fellow actors are on hand to help us with that last part.

We typically finish with photos by around 11:30 am. Because the equipment used for taking still photographs is very different from what’s used for video, the crew goes back to work, setting up lights and ladders and whatever else they’re going to need for filming. The actors get about an hour of downtime here, giving us a chance to grab a bite to eat or “clean out” (i.e. douche) if we’re bottoming. (The crew grabs food here and there as they work.) Then at around 12:30, we meet with Jasun to figure out how the scene is going to go, a process called “blocking.” We discuss positions, transitions, and who’s going to be where for the final “cum shot” sequence. It can be pretty challenging to figure out how we get from one position to another as smoothly as possible without making it look like some sort of bizarre ritual mating dance.

At around 1 pm, filming begins. It’s not quite as seamless a process as the final product would have you believe; there is, in fact, a pretty good amount of stopping and starting. We film each segment — typically some B-roll, kissing, oral, rimming, and then anal sex in 3 or 4 positions — for about 20 minutes each, stopping between each segment to reposition the cameras (typically two or three of them) and lights as needed. This also gives us actors a chance to hydrate. And as we’re getting into position, Jasun takes a few posed photos to use as the film’s official “action” promo pics.

Interesting side note: Until last year, Titan used to only create action pics by taking screen captures from the final video. The quality of a screen grab pales in comparison to a high-resolution photograph, though (see below), so about nine months ago we started taking posed photos too. Unfortunately, photography requires a separate set of equipment — lights, reflectors, and the like — than what’s used during filming, hence the need to take the photos when the cameras aren’t rolling. Incidentally, because we’re between positions, there’s no actual penetration in these shots (despite how it may sometimes appear). This also gives the bottom a much-needed break!

Here’s an example of the old-style screen capture on the left vs. the newer, sharper staged photo on the right:

Finally, it’s time for cum shots! We plan this out carefully, because Jasun wants to capture the big moment from as many angles as possible. The crew also needs some sort of warning that the money shot is imminent so they can be focused on the right place; that’s why you hear a lot of actors yelling out “I’m gonna cum!” right before they shoot their load. (Yeah, I know a lot of guys who do this anyway in their personal lives, but on a porn set it serves an actual purpose.) The Titan guys know my body language well enough to understand exactly when my cum shot is imminent… that’s why I rarely shout those not-so-magic words.

That’s a wrap! We actors go get cleaned up while the crew breaks down the set. I always offer to help but they have the routine down to a science, so my help is rarely needed. Keith, who’s usually on set filming content for Titan’s awesome “making of” featurettes, hands us our checks. In most cases, we’re done by about 4 or 4:30 pm, and have the rest of the day to explore Los Angeles, or if we’re in Palm Springs, hang around the pool.

As you can see, a hell of a lot of work goes into filming a TitanMen scene, and I haven’t even touched on the editing process! Needless to say, the whole cast and crew is extremely proud of the finished product. (Which is why you should buy porn instead of pirating it, by the way… it makes sure that Titan and other major studios can keep producing such kick-ass content.) At the end of the day, we’re exhausted but happy, knowing that we’ve made a great scene with an amazing group of guys all working together… and we get to come back the next day and do it all over again! How cool is that??

One final thought: If you want access to thousands of scenes for streaming and/or download, plus access to Keith’s exclusive “making of” featurette and other bonus content, you can join Titan here and get instant access for as little as 32 cents a day, and help us keep producing great content. Speaking of which… we have some really fun stuff in the pipeline through the end of the year, including a gorgeous new fetish film that’s reminiscent of the classic Fallen Angel series. And just wait until you see what else we’ve got planned for you guys!