The entire Fourth Estate—magazines, newspapers, television, and radio—became, wrote Gerald Clarke in his definitive published its longest article ever devoted to a writer, and hyped the feature on an electronic billboard in Times Square that throbbed through the night with the words IN COLD BLOOD.
With the paperback rights, movie rights, foreign rights, and other sales, the book racked up $2 million for the author.
Several major shifts affected the gay porn industry: the advent of home video when anyone could purchase a movie to view in private; the AIDS pandemic, which compelled models to be extremely healthy-looking and caused safer sex depictions to become the standard on screen; and the emergence of the Internet allowing live streaming, social networking and amateur pornography to change how stars are discovered, marketed and even viewed as the films do not have to be copied, packaged and delivered, although those options remain.
This list includes male actors in gay pornographic films who may be notable for their gay pornography and those who may be notable for other reasons or both. Some performers have many pseudonyms and stage names (indicated here by a.k.a.).
As a Depression-era schoolboy in Monroeville, Alabama–where his mother had parked him with relatives while prospecting for love and money in bigger towns—Truman Capote inscribed in a diary the motto he retained for the rest of his life: "I Aspire." Many decades later, Capote brooded on the meaning of the phrase.