This post is dedicated to JOEY STEFANO.
I'm the kind of guy who is very emotional. Passion is something that moves me... Every single time I write a new text itís because something just touched my heart... I know it sounds clichť, I know it, but thatís the way I am.
Today I decided to talk about a boy called NICHOLAS
... wait a minute, let me start at the beginning...
... and to start it, I would like to show you how I divide this post...PART 1: SEX
ís erotic book: BOOK + REMIX. PART 2: JOEY STEFANO
, The hungry bottom: The Porn star: VIDEOS + PHOTOS WITH ADULT CONTENT. PART 3:
The real treasure of this post: JOEY STEFANO
: VIDEO. PART 4:
A song for JOEY STEFANO
: SONG DEDICATED TO THE ACTOR.
... if you are a very puritan kind of person, I better warn you that you should only read PART 1
of this text, that is the place where I posted the remix, and thatís it... but, obviously, you will not do that... I have this feeling that youíre going to read it from the beginning to the end.
Here we go...PART 1: SEX
ís erotic book.
I do not intend to make a detailed description of MADONNA
ís erotic publication, but only a brief overview about it, itís only a link to the real purpose of this post.
In 1992 MADONNA
launched a book containing images that were composed of erotic photos taken by the American photographer STEVEN MEISEL
and film frames taken from film shot by FABIEN BARON
. Texts were written by MADONNA
, she wrote the book as a character named MISTRESS DITA
, inspired by the German silent film actress DITA PARLO
A huge public "buzz" preceded the book's release, generating massive publicity and, obviously, some controversy.
I am sure that you would like to have access to the content of this profane book... so, in the link below you can find a link where you can make the download of it...SEX (THE BOOK) Ė MADONNA [PDF]:
was released on October 21, 1992 by Warner Books. The book was released by MADONNA
as an accompaniment to her fifth studio album EROTICA
, which was released a day earlier (October 20, 1992).
The photos included in the 1992 album's cover and inside sleeve come from the STEVEN MEISEL
photographs shot for the SEX
The album title song, EROTICA
, which opened the new album, became a song inseparable from the book SEX
... somehow the song and the book sound like a perfect complement to each other... and it deserves a remix, doesnít it?EROTICA (DJ TIM A BAND OF GOLD MOAH MIX) [MP3]:
http://www.4shared.com/file/81777022/caa245cb/501_M_-_E_DJTABOGMM_.htmlPART 2: JOEY STEFANO
, The hungry bottom: The Porn star.
I want you to take a look at the photo below, it comes from MADONNA
ís book SEX
... Please, pay special attention to the boy who is sitting on the floor with a listless look and with part of his hair on the face, he has a tattoo on his right arm... behind him there is a man wearing a tuxedo (the German actor UDO KIER
Featured in the book, aside from unknown models, are actress ISABELLA ROSSELLINI
, rappers BIG DADDY KANE
and VANILLA ICE
, model NAOMI CAMPBELL
, actor UDO KIER
, the European socialite TATIANA VON FURSTENBERG
, nightclub owner INGRID CASARES
... and finally, gay porn star JOEY STEFANO
Yes, he is the one that I was talking about in the photo that I posted above... the boy with a tattoo of a skull in his right biceps: JOEY
, he is the real reason for me to be writing this text, without him this post would never exist.JOEY STEFANO
was not his real name. His real name was NICHOLAS ANTHONY IACONA, JR.
Born to middle-class parents in Chester, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1968, NICHOLAS ANTHONY IACONO
had an older sister, Linda, and a younger sister, Tina. At age 15 he dropped out of high school - at about the same time his father died - and began to experiment with drugs as well as engage in street hustling.
In 1989, at the age of 21, he moved to Los Angeles and quickly became involved in the rapidly-expanding world of gay videos. Standing 5' 11" and weighing 165 pounds, his good looks and pleasing physique soon made him a porn star under the name JOEY STEFANO
almost always played the bottom role in these scenes, making him unique in a genre filled with performers who would only play tops. A notable reason for his popularity, besides his smoldering good looks, was his early mastery of the HUNGRY BOTTOM
(sexually submissive but verbally demanding) persona.
He did not handle his finances well, however, and had no long-range plans to manage his career, usually being content to accept whatever was offered to him. Soon his career began to fade, though his drug habit continued...
Late in 1990 he tested as HIV
Hoping to revive his fortunes, JOEY
began to tour the country, dancing and stripping at gay nightclubs and offering himself as a paid escort.
His image and success caught the attention of MADONNA
, who used him as a model in her 1992 book SEX
The actor can be seen in the pages 59 - 60 - 61 - 63 Ė 64
in the file containing the book SEX
that I posted in the PART 1
of this text.
All the photos where you can see JOEY
were taken at GAIETY THEATER
. It was a gay male burlesque theater in Times Square, New York City for almost 30 years until it closed on March 17, 2005.
An interesting fact is that JOEY STEFANO
danced at the GAIETY
in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was one of the more famous GAIETY
dancers (and porn stars)... and it all happened years before the idea of use the place for the book SEX
Since I became interested in STEFANO
ís life and work Iíve been collecting pictures and movies where he appears...
I decide to share with you a little bit of it... all the links below contain homoerotism... please if you do not enjoy this kind of thing just go away!PHOTOS:PHOTO 01:
http://www.4shared.com/file/81879205/74fda362/0_-_V02.htmlSHORT FILMS:VIDEO 01:
JOEY STEFANO & CHRIS MCKENZIE 01:
JOEY STEFANO & CHRIS MCKENZIE 02:
JOEY STEFANO & JON VINCENT 01:
JOEY STEFANO & JON VINCENT 02:
JOEY STEFANO & JON VINCENT 03:
JOEY STEFANO & JON VINCENT 04:
JOEY STEFANO & KARL THOMAS 01:
JOEY STEFANO & KARL THOMAS 02:
The real treasure of this post: JOEY STEFANO
I hope you understand that it was just a brief text about JOEY STEFANO
... I am not a professional biographer... I just love facts and people and to research about them.
Reading about JOEY STEFANO
I realized that his life was not very different of so many other lives... a lot of artists have the same kind of story... itís hard to me to tell you why I felt so moved about him... you can not stand in my shoes...
reminds me JAMES DEAN
I am sure that you probably think that what caught my attention was his beautiful body and his talent in bed... well, itís not a completely wrong affirmation... but that is not all...
Do you want to know why I felt in love with JOEY STEFANO
Well, when I started collecting material about the actor I found a short video in YOUTUBE
In a rare interview, JOEY
talks about his life, his career, his favorite film... I mean, he talks about his life.
That was when I really felt in love with JOEY
In this video he looks so sweet, so fragile, almost shy...
I know that he was not innocent, just the other way around... but I was not prepared to see such an angelic face. I suppose that he was around 25 years old in this video.
Itís strange, but this video looks like it was part of 1990 MADONNA
ís documentary IN BED WITH MADONNA
... thatís why I decided to call it IN BED WITH JOEY STEFANO
Here you have the video... I just love it!IN BED WITH JOEY STEFANO [VIDEO]:
A song for JOEY STEFANO
The video posted above was recorded 17 months before the actor dies.
On November 26, 1994, at the age of 26, he was found dead in a Hollywood Boulevard motel room... STEFANO
died of an overdose of cocaine, morphine, heroin and ketamine.
... in the last part of the video IN BED WITH JOEY STEFANO
there is a wrong information about the date of his death, the correct day is 26
and not 21
His body was taken back to Pennsylvania where he was buried next to his father in IMMACULATE HEART CEMETERY
. In 1996 CHARLES ISHERWOOD
published a biography of this gay icon titled WONDER BREAD AND ECSTASY
I was looking for a song that I could post in honor of JOEY
... I first thought about IN THIS LIFE
ís album EROTICA
... but actually, the first song that came to my mind was one that belongs to the PET SHOP BOYS
, somehow I thing itís perfect to him.
Talking about the PET SHOP BOYS
, they recently appointed a new manager, ANGELA BECKER
, to represent them around the world. ANGELA
is based in London and co-managed MADONNA
from 2004 to the beginning of 2008 when she left work to have a baby... during MADONNA
ís documentary IíM GOING TO TELL YOU A SECRET
the singer reads a poem dedicated to her.
Well, my sweet JOEY
, here is my song for your...THE BOY WHO COULDNíT KEEP HIS CLOTHES ON Ė PET SHOP BOYS [MP3]:
To JOEY STEFANO
, with love.
January 24, 2009.ďSo far away from home... so free and so aloneÖ
The boy who couldnít keep his clothes on
loved dancing, all night long!Ē