'Playgirl' Profiles 6 XXX Stars
By Joanne Cachapero
Monday, August 6, 2007
NEW YORK — The September issue of Playgirl profiles six of the adult industry’s hot male performers in a feature round-up called “Boys On Film.”
Making his fifth appearance in Playgirl, Ron Jeremy returns to the magazine that launched his career in 1978. Five other male performers share the two-page layout with Jeremy, including Tommy Pistol, Tommy Gunn, Manuel Ferrara, Jack Lawrence and Lexington Steele.
“I tried to put together a good cross section of ages and looks, as well as showcase performers at different stages in their careers. All the guys in the layout are hard-working, talented and sexy,” writer Joanne Cachapero said.
Legendary drag queen directress Chi Chi La Rue and classic star Nina Hartley both give their qualifications for what makes a great male performer.
“Face, body and dick -- the best two out of three,” said La Rue.
Personal statistics and career highlights are given for each performer, accompanied by a couple of paragraphs describing their personalities.
“When I pitched the idea to Playgirl, I really wanted to be able to give people a little insight into each guy,” Cachapero said. “The men that perform in the industry are some of the hottest studs on the planet and unfortunately, most of the time, they don’t receive much recognition.”
Tommy Pistol talked about keeping his day job and his retro toy collection.
Tommy Gunn lived up to his nom de porn by trying to blend explosive action into his upcoming hardcore projects.
With Euro-style sensuality, Manuel Ferrara said, “I don’t think there is one performer who’s jerked off as much as I have. As I still do, actually. But I think passion, really being horny and really wanting to have sex -- it’s so important.”
Jack “of all trades” Lawrence is noted for his expert muff-diving skills.
Former stockbroker Lexington Steel assumed an executive role as the owner of Mercenary Pictures.
And Ron Jeremy said that he wants to be remembered as an entertainer.
“I used to be a hang-glider,” Jeremy said. “My attitude was just to have fun, fly and get out there and do things… I put two wings on my back and did.”
The issue will be available on newsstands Aug. 7.