In TitanMen’s brand new film Like Father, Like Son, two friends (Luke Adams and Caleb King) catch their dads (Casey Williams and David Anthony) fucking in the kitchen. The sons, still hidden, get turned on and jerk each other off…
The date was August 20, 2012, and it was a pleasant (if somewhat cool) San Francisco afternoon. Casey Williams and I had just finished filming our scene for the upcoming “untitled nightclub feature” (which would later become Strobe… more on that in a moment) at a popular dance club in San Francisco… the same place, in fact, where I’d first met Dirk in September of 2011!
Anyway, we were mulling around waiting for the extras to arrive so we should shoot the film’s opening party sequence and interstitials (collectively called “B-roll”) and I started wondering what the movie could be called. Clash? Nah, too confrontational. VIP? Might piss off Pamela Anderson. Then it hit me. Titanium. That could be the name of the fictional club where the action was set, and the name of the film itself. I ran it by Casey and the production crew, and the response was positive. “Oh, like the song!” Casey observed.
The title began to stick. The production team started referring to the project as “Titanium”. I thought I’d done it… I thought I’d named a porno. T.P. Deaux even put together a conceptual teaser trailer:
But then, alas, someone in marketing reminded us that Titan sells a brand of silicone lube called Titanium (good lube, by the way). My title had been used — sigh — so the hunt for a title began anew. At first the working title became Hard Beats, but Titan had recently released Hard Up (with Spencer Reed) and we didn’t want to re-use the H-word again too soon. Then T.P. finally hit on a winner: Strobe. Kinda of a cross between “stroke” and “probe”, with a nod to the use of strobe lights in club culture. Win.
Next came the task of putting together a Strobe teaser trailer. T.P. and DiscoPup collaborated on getting the initial video edit and original music together, and came up with this rough version of the teaser:
Which, after more editing, eventually turned into the official teaser trailer (with additional clips from the film):
And, finally… the full official Strobe trailer, with extended clips from the three scenes, and a completely rewritten theme song that would later become known as the “Theme from Strobe”:
DiscoPup, it should be noted, was handed a huge challenge in writing “Theme from Strobe”. The music needed to work on two levels. First, it would be used as the music playing in the club when my scene partner, Casey, was spinning. But when we make eye contact, time slows down, and the music starts playing at half speed. (Which was kind of my idea, by the way… we didn’t have the club lights running while we were filming… I pointed this out, so T.P. came up with the “time slows down” concept to explain that discrepancy.) So on the one hand the track had to be dance-worthy and fun at full speed, but turn into sexy “bow-chika-wow-wow” music at half speed… and I think DiscoPup handled the task masterfully. Take a look at the extended preview of the scene, and see for yourself how well the music from the official trailer works at half-speed:
Pretty cool, huh?
So that’s the story of how I almost named a porno… and a little behind-the-scenes peek at how a film moves from concept to trailer to full-on Titan production. I hope you enjoyed it! And make sure you check out the final version of TitanMen’s STROBE, now steaming in on-demand HD and also available for purchase on DVD!
These just appeared in my inbox… the official action pics that Titan’s using to promote the release of STROBE. (Until now, I’ve only been able to show you screen captures that I snagged from the preview.) These are the real deal, folks! And you saw them here first!
Here’s a rather, um, “unique” screen capture from my scene with Casey Williams in TitanMen’s STROBE (watch the scene here). When I showed this to Dirk he said, “Ohhh, I know that face. It’s that certain demonic, possessed look you get when you sense that sex is about to happen. I’ve seen it many times.”
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“Bartender Jesse Jackman sets his gaze on DJ Casey Williams, another shaved-headed muscle man. The two rendezvous outside of Casey’s booth, the music blaring as he takes a break. Jesse smiles up at the smoothie, whose muscle bod towers over him on a podium. Jesse sucks his bud, his 5 o’clock shadow grazing the base of Casey’s stiff rod. Jesse rubs Casey’s chest, licking up his own spit as it drips from Casey’s cock. Jesse slurps Casey’s balls, a low shot looking up at the amazing bod. Jesse then munches Casey’s ass, the DJ letting out a pleasure-filled laugh as Jesse’s cock enters him. Casey’s jock ass ripples as he gets rammed, the bottom moaning before getting a kiss. Jesse then gets on his back, his massive hairy bod filling up the frame as he gets fucked. Casey’s abs tighten as he plows, Jesse’s eyes rolling up and opening wide as he gets it balls deep. Casey jacks the bottom off, then dumps his load on the smiling Jesse.”
I got to experience it all… and YOU get to watch. The entire scene is available in HD right now for TitanMen subscribers; click here and start watching! Not a Titan member? Sign up now at the special sale price of just $99/year… that’s only $8.25 a month. This special holiday offer expires on January 2; after that it goes back up to $29.95 a month, so don’t wait! HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! 😀
(Having trouble watching the preview? Try this link instead.)