January 4, 2011 | 6 Comments
Press Release Roundup: San Francisco-based Treasure Island Media (TIM) has announced a yearlong promo campaign titled “The Year of Living Positive” during which the studio will roll out erotic webisodes and DVDs featuring openly HIV-positive models. Studio founder Paul Morrisâ€”the press release notes he is “universally reviled”â€”launched the campaign with a web-exclusive threesome featuring studio exclusive Keer with Emil and Jayson. “I want to encourage everyone to fuck freely and without fear,” Morris said. “May the unrestrained joy these men exhibit in boning the ever-loving hell out of one another be an inspiration to all.” Several months ago, TIM re-upped the exclusive contracts for performers and real-life couple Brad McGuire, who is HIV-negative, James Roscoe, who is poz. That announcement touched off another round of a contentious, ongoing industry debate over the use of condoms in porn production. As well, until Mr. Roscoe’s announcement virtually no performers had come out as HIV-positive while actively working onscreen. See the links below for background. CLICK HERE for the official TIM blog.
* “TIM Solstice Bash to Benefit St. James Infirmary”
* “Treasure Island Fined by Cal/OSHA; Appeal Pending”
* “TIM Touts HIV-Positive Performer, Films“