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Lucas Entertainment
Jenis Private
Industri Gay pornography
Ditubuhkan 1998 in New York City
Ibu pejabat Amerika Syarikat New York, New York, United States
Perancang utama Michael Lucas
mr. Pam Doré
Produk Pornographic films, internet pornography and sex toys
Laman web LucasEntertainment.com
Men of Israel

Lucas Entertainment adalah sebuah studio terbitan lucah gay berasaskan di New York dimulakan oleh bintang terbitan lucah Michael Lucas, dan salah satu yang terbesar[1] such studios in the world.[2][3] The studio is known for lavish, big-budget movies, and it contends that its 2006 film Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita is the most expensive gay porn ever made.[4][3] The film won 14 GayVN awards in 2007, the current record.[5]

Untuk melebarkan arahan, studio menggunakan veteran industri pemenang anugerah mr. Pam Doré, satu-satunya ahli juruvideograf wanita filem dewasa gay, sebagai pengarah kreatif pada filem dan pengeluaran pada Ogos 2008.[6] Doré, yang bermula pekerjaannya di Falcon Video pada 1996, telah dilantikkan sebagai pengarah sinematografi terbaik was nominated di GayVN Awards untuk blockbuster studio 2008 Return to Fire Island.[7]

Pada Mei 2009, Lucas Entertainment mengumumkan bahawa ia memilemkan dilokasi wayang terbitan lucah gay pertama dengan hanya para peragawan Israel, billing it as an effort to promote Israeli culture.[8][9] The company subsequently launched its Men of Israel microsite introducing the actors and film concept.[10] Lucas has called the film his most important, and it has received widespread coverage from the media, including Israel's most influential daily, Yedioth Ahronoth.[10]

In July, the studio announced on Lucas's blog that it will open a European headquarters in Paris, the site of its current production, Paris Playboys.[11]

Sejarah[sunting | sunting sumber]

In 1998 Lucas founded his own production company, Lucas Entertainment, with money he earned from working as a male escort.[12] He based the company in New York City (rather than Los Angeles, where many of the other pornography studios are located), in part, to take advantage of the lack of competition.[13]

In 2004, Lucas Distribution, Inc., his adult video distribution company, began operations. Lucas directs, produces and stars in his own films under the Lucas Entertainment banner. In March 2009 the studio hired Mr. Pam Doré as creative director of film and production.[14] Doré was the videographer and editor for NakedSword's Tim & Roma Show. Doré, a 12 year veteran of the business, had shot and edited award-winning movies for COLT Studio Group and Black Scorpion Entertainment, amongst others.[14] She was nominated at the 2009 GayVN Awards for best director and cinematography for the studio's 2008 blockbuster Return to Fire Island.[7] In an interview, mr. Pam stated that she fulfills many roles on set, including "kick-ass cameraman, slutty friend or ‘Mommy’ if the boys need a hug or someone to talk with."[6]

The studio announced on Lucas's blog in July 2009 that it was opening a European headquarters in Paris.[11] The new office will centralize production services, including casting, filming, and promotions. The studio last filmed in France in October 2001 for Inside Paris, and announced it was to begin filming Paris Playboys in the city's gay district, Le Marais.[11]

Pengeluaran[sunting | sunting sumber]

A fluffer hands Jake Starr and Erik Grant accouterments for a scene in the studio's 2008 production Pounding the Pavement.

The studio is known for lavish, big-budget productions that approach gay pornography combining technical filmmaking expertise and raunch.[4] It gained notoriety for two blockbuster remakes of film classics in the form of 2005's Michael Lucas' Dangerous Liasions and 2006's Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita. The studio released its blockbuster Gigolo in 2007.[15] The film explored the underworld of New York City escorting and hustling. When same-year The Intern won more GayVN Awards than the big production Gigolo, studio head Lucas was bothered, stating that "even a retard" would not have chosen the one over the other.[16]

Michael Lucas' Dangerous Liaisons[sunting | sunting sumber]

In the summer of 2005 Lucas released Michael Lucas' Dangerous Liaisons; the film featured celebrity cameos from RuPaul, Boy George, Graham Norton, Bruce Vilanch, Lady Bunny, Amanda Lepore, and Michael Musto.[17]

Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita[sunting | sunting sumber]

In 2006, the studio released Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita Parts 1 & 2, a gay pornographic remake of the 1960 Fellini classic La Dolce Vita.[18] At a budget of $250,000, the studio contends it is the most expensive gay pornographic film ever made.[3] The film won a record fourteen awards at the 2007 GayVN Awards, winning in every category in which it was nominated.[19]

In February 2007, International Media Films, Inc., which owns the rights to Fellini's La Dolce Vita, filed suit against Lucas (as Andrei Treivas Bregman), Lucas Entertainment, Inc., and Lucas Distribution, Inc. for trademark and copyright infringement.[20] The lawsuit seeks to collect unspecified damages and to stop sales of Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita Parts 1 & 2.[21][22] At the preliminary injunction hearing in April, 2007, the attorney for the plaintiff asked the judge to enjoin further distribution of Lucas' film, which he refused to do.[23]

Men of Israel[sunting | sunting sumber]

In May 2009, Lucas Entertainment filmed the first gay porn film using only Israeli models.[8] The production was billed as a sexual journey to promote Israeli culture.[9] In June 2009 the company launched its Men of Israel website to promote the film, which announced its release for July 22.

Barisan filem[sunting | sunting sumber]

Lucas Entertainmemnt - The flagship brand featuring gay sex with men in their 20s and 30s.

Lucas Raunch - An extreme fetish line. The first releases were FARTS! and PISS!. In February of 2009 the Canadian Border Services Agency detained and banned both films.[24] The CBSA's Policy On The Classification Of Obscene Material states that the "ingestion of someone else's urine... with a sexual purpose" made the films obscene, which was cause for banning them.[25]

Online properties[sunting | sunting sumber]

  • Lucas Store - Online DVD store with access to free xxx previews, iPod downloads, photos, etc.
  • Members Areas - Membership site featuring unlimited access to the entire Lucas Video library plus exclusive web scenes.
  • Lucas News - Reviewers, affiliates, and members of the press have access to this online tool with access to high-resolution box covers, model and action photos, logos, press releases, etc.
  • Be A Model - Men over the age of 18 who would like to apply to become a model with Lucas Entertainment should fill out the online application on this site and upload photos of themselves.

Kempen tarikan orang ramai[sunting | sunting sumber]

The studio is known for attention-grabbing publicity stunts that are often covered by the blogosphere and the New York City media. In 2007 LE sent out a press release stating that Lucas had been found dead in his apartment.[26] A photo accompanying the release showed what appeared to be a bound, lifeless Lucas with a conspicuous bruise on his face.[27] New York magazine's Daily Intel blog questioned the timing of the stunt, which occurred one week after the suprise death of New York performer and Velvet Mafia singer Dean Johnson.[27] The resulting media attention won the studio an Xbiz Award for Best Publicity Stunt.[28]

In conjunction with the German publisher Bruno Gmünder, the studio released the photography book Michael Lucas' Gigolos, which featured many LE models in highly sexualized situations.[29] It included work by photographer Joe Oppedisano, and was lauded for its high production quality as it was designed to be a pornographic fashion book to accompany the studio's film release Gigolos.[29][30]

After the Lucas Raunch releases FARTS! and PISS! were banned in Canada, Lucas released a letter in the media addressed to President Barack Obama asking for him to intercede on the studio's behalf at an upcoming summit with the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.[31][32]

The LGBT blog Queerty responded to a studio marketing video that showed Michael Lucas simulating oral sex both with and on a Barbie doll.[33] While acknowledging the overt attempt to draw traffic to his site with the video as linkbait, Queerty expressed admiration for Lucas' ability to create buzz for his company in the rapidly changing adult entertainment industry.[33]

Anugerah dan pengakuan[sunting | sunting sumber]

The studio has garnered many GayVN Awards and Adult Erotic Gay Video Awards ("Grabbys") nominations and wins.[34] Much of the studio's press and recognition has focused on the dominating presence of founder Michael Lucas, who has been one of pornography's most visible stars.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders profiled Lucas in his 2004 book XXX: 30 Porn Star Photographs[35] and the accompanying HBO documentary Thinking XXX.[36] Greenfield-Sanders asked Lucas, then still primarily known as a performer, for a list of his ten favorite films; the films he listed were all from his own production company.

At the 2009 GayVN Awards studio head Lucas was inducted in to the GayVN Hall of Fame.

Year Film Actors Awards
2000 Fire Island Cruising Michael Lucas GayVN Award for Best Solo Performance
2001 Top to Bottom GayVN Award for Best Ethnic-Themed Video
Vengeance Chad Hunt
Erik Martins
Carlos Morales
GayVN Award for Best Threesome
Grabby Award for Best Threesome
2004 Michael Lucas' Auditions 1 GayVN Awards for Best PRO/AM Release
2005 Michael Lucas' Dangerous Liasions Gus Mattox
Michael Lucas
Kent Larson
Grabby Award for Best Actor (Mattox)
GayVN Awards for Best DVD Extras/Special Edition; Best Screenplay (Tony DiMarco); Best Supporting Actor (Larson); Best Picture;
Michael Lucas' Auditions 4 GayVN Awards for Best PRO/AM Release
2006 Michael Lucas' La Dolce Vita Michael Lucas
Spencer Quest
Jason Ridge
Derrick Hanson
GayVN Awards for Best Actor (Lucas); Best Art Direction; Best Director (Lucas and Tony DiMarco); Best DVD Extras/Special Edition; Best Editing (Frank Tyler); Best Marketing Campaign; Best Music (Nekked); Best Non-Sex Performance (Savanna Samson); Best Packaging; Best Screenplay (Tony DiMarco); Best Supporting Actor (Quest); Best Threesome (Lucas/Ridge/Hanson); Best Videography; Best Picture;
2007 The Intern Christian Cruz GayVN Awards for Best Non-Sex Performance (Jason Shepard); Best Renting Title of 2007; Best Sex Comedy; Best Supporting Actor (Cruz)
2008 Brother Reunion GayVN Awards for Best Non-Sex Performance (Lady Bunny)
Return to Fire Island GayVN Awards for Best Packaging

Pengarah terkenal[sunting | sunting sumber]

Penghibur terkenal[sunting | sunting sumber]

Lihat pula[sunting | sunting sumber]

Rujukan[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. Canadian border officials ban Lucas fetish flicks, Brent Creelman, Xtra.ca, February 12, 2009.
  2. Adams, JC (August 11, 2008). "Michael Lucas in Bed With mr. Pam. Lucas Entertainment signs gay adult’s only female videographer to exclusive contract". XBIZ. Diperoleh pada 16 November 2008.  Reprint from GayPornTimes.com.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Van Meter, William (October 30, 2006). "The Lion of Chelsea". New York Movies. New York Magazine Holdings LLC. Diperoleh pada 2007-01-09. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Review of Lucas Entertainement, The Banana Guide, June 2009.
  5. Michael Lucas' 'La Dolce Vita' Sets GAYVN Record, Chicagopride.com, February 26, 2007.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Adams, JC (August 11, 2008). "Michael Lucas in Bed With mr. Pam. Lucas Entertainment signs gay adult’s only female videographer to exclusive contract". XBIZ. Diperoleh pada 16 November 2008.  Reprint from GayPornTimes.com.
  7. 7.0 7.1 GayVN Award Nominations
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sensitive Gay Porn Technology Smuggled to Israel, Ryan Tate, Gawker, May 8, 2009.
  9. 9.0 9.1 What Fun Stories Will Michael Lucas Bring Back From Israel?, Queerty, May 8, 2009.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lucas Launches 'Men of Israel' Microsite, JC Adams, XBiz News, June 30, 2009
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Lucas Entertainment Launches European Headquarters in Paris, Michael Lucas, Lucasblog.com, July 16, 2009.
  12. Oswoski, Kevin (April 22, 2005), "Adult film producer fleshes out his 'fantasy' at tea", Yale Daily News, retrieved from www.yaledailynews.com on August 31, 2006.
  13. Mao, Tien (June 21,2006),Michael Lucas, CEO Lucas Entertainment, retrieved December 18 2006 from www.gothamist.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 Lucas Entertainment Hires Mr. Pam As Creative Director, G. Zisk Rice, Adult Video News, August 11, 2008.
  15. Lucas Entertainment's "Gigolo" Hits The Streets, G. Zisk Rice, Adult Video News, November 28, 2007.
  16. Michael Lucas Hates Himself, Queerty.com, February 17, 2008.
  17. [1] Plot summary, IMDb
  18. List of credits at the tlavideo online video store, retrieved from www.tlavideo.com January 9, 2007
  19. "Michael Lucas’ ’La Dolce Vita’ Sets GAYVN Record"
  20. "Copy of Complaint". online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents. February 15 2007. 
  21. "NYC film company claims gay porn infringes on film classic 'La Dolce Vita'". International Herald Tribune. February 15 2007. Diarkibkan daripada asal pada 2007-02-19. 
  22. "International Media Films, Inc. v. Lucas Entertainment, Inc. et al.". dockets.justia.com/docket/court-nysdce. February 15 2007. 
  23. "Judge Refuses to Enjoin “Michael Lucas’s La Dolce Vita”". blogs.wsj.com. May 4 2007. 
  24. Michael Lucas Implores Obama, Harper to Talk About Porn, AVN News, February 20, 2009.
  25. Lucas Porn Films Detained At Border, DNA Magazine, February 13, 2009
  26. Michael Lucas Found Dead, Paper Magazine, October 2007.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Anna Wintour à la Mode Bear Stearns, Really Into Bridge Gay-Porn King Michael Lucas Picks Wrong Time to Laugh at Death, New York Magazine, October 4, 2007.
  28. X Biz Award Winners
  29. 29.0 29.1 Michael Lucas’ Gigolos, Jason Salzenstein, EDGE Boston, October 6, 2008.
  30. Michael Lucas Gigolos, BeautifulMag review, October 27, 2008.
  31. MICHAEL LUCAS REQUESTS PRESIDENTIAL AID TO COMBAT CANADIAN CUSTOMS CRISIS, Lucasblog.com, February 19, 2009.
  32. Michael Lucas Implores Obama, Harper to Talk About Porn, AVN News, February 20, 2009.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Is Michael Lucas a Porn Marketing Genius, Queerty, February 26, 2009.
  34. "Michael Lucas’ ’La Dolce Vita’ Sets GAYVN Record"
  35. Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy, Photographer (2005). XXX 30 Porn-Star Portraits. New York, New York: Bulfinch Press. ISBN 0821277545. 
  36. Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy, Director (2004). Thinking XXX (TV Documentary). HBO.

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