What Happened to Jet Set Men?
The recent appearance of Angel Rock at CollegeDudes and TheSword locating exclusives Joshua Logan and Billy Heights go-go dancing in Florida triggered a longstanding question I had regarding Jet Set Men. The studio that seemed unstoppable two years ago has stopped production and lost its famed director Chris Steele.
Anybody care to share what happened to Jet Set Men?
I was a fan of Jet Set Men for a few years between 2009 and 2011, blogging every Jet Set release and behind-the-scenes that I could find. Jet Set Men was at the top of the game after Chris Steele joined the studio as partner and director that I applauded its revival. The studio known for producing gay porn parodies as Anthony’s Weener and Jersey Score had a roster of porn stars to die for – i.e. Landon Mycles a.k.a. Marcus Mojo, thick dick Joshua Logan and frequent appearances by Topher DiMaggio. All seemed well until I received an email that their affiliate programme was terminated and the tweets were getting rarer so much so that Chris Steele has shut down his twitter.
Rob Romoni, Jet Set marketing director, still promotes JetSetMen.com but how much longer can it last when the studio doesn’t produce any new scenes.
I love to know what happened. Please share!
Update 8th Dec 2011:
Chris Steele himself emailed me within hours of the blog stating that Jet Set Men is still in business and will be releasing a parody titled Tosh Hole.
I still work at Jet Set Men. I have never left and I’m not going anywhere. I have a new gay parody coming out in January called Tosh.Hole (see attached). l’ve got some other projects going on that have kept me busy and I guess I have gotten lax in updating the Jet Set Men blog and Twitter account. I’m surprised anyone noticed I closed my own Twitter months ago.
I’m putting the affiliate program back in place this January or February. We’re changing out our DVD store and I had to stop the program until we got the coding done. It’s coming along and so are some other big web projects but as usual things are taking a littler longer than planned.
As for exclusive models, I decided last year that the practice of signing exclusives had been ruined by so many studios handing out contacts to every model that farts in their direction. Rob really wanted Angel and Billy so I gave in and signed them both since neither had done work for anyone else before hand. At that time Josh’s contract had already ended. Billy decided he didn’t like doing porn so I let him out of his contract after Jersey Score and Angel’s ended way back in August after Anthony’s Weener. He only just now worked for College Dudes. I don’t plan to sign any new guys unless someone like Tyler Saint James comes my way before doing a bunch of scenes for another studio. Had he come to us first I probably would have signed him, orange tan or not. He’s amazing.
Feel free to email me anytime. Hopefully in January we’ll finish our new Jet Set Men DVD store and get our other big projects off the ground and I’ll have more time to update the blog and Twitter. We are not filming right now. December is the worst month to film with holidays but come January I have plans for even more production than we did last year.
Subsequently, he sends me a “Copyright Infringement Notice” alleging that the cover of Jet Set film Jersey Score 2 I posted in the blog entry was “copyrighted material used specifically for the purpose of untrue and defamatory remarks about our employees and our company on this posting.”
I used the cover of Jersey Score 2 for identification purposes without intention to defame. Though my statements may have been untrue (saying that Jet Set has closed down), I was merely questioning the status of Jet Set. I can’t believe an entry about the studio’s status sets off these guys and earns me a warning for copyright infringement, seemingly
an attempt to suppress any less than positive publicity about them.