Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Experience Working For Tarantino XXX

So this past Sunday I worked as an extra on my buddy Tarantino XXX's new horror themed scene. Truth be told I had no idea what the scene was, what I would be doing or who else would be there. The only information I got was a DM on Twitter from Tarantino saying he wanted me to come to the set at noon and he gave me an address in North Hollywood. And because there have never been ANY TV movies or TV shows about up and coming Hollywood actors being brutally murdered or lured to the deaths and having it filmed on a snuff film I of course went without question. HAHA.
Actually, I jumped at the chance and was super excited when Tarantino asked me as I have been bugging him since we first met on the Safe Landings set to work together. We're both from Denver, both love horror movies and I was actually mistaken for him a couple nights ago at the Wanted release party Wicked put on-more on that later-so now he's known as my Evil Porn Twin haha.
So I arrive at Dillinger818 Studios which was provided by Lisa Daniels, who couldn't have been lovelier or nicer and her husband who is also super friendly and down to Earth. They even were taking some behind the scenes pics and videos and posting them on Snapchat to get people interested in the upcoming scene.
There was no crew, just Tarantino, two lights and his camera. The cast consisted of five of us. Myself and my Vice Boys Sam and David; also from Safe Landings so it was like a Safe Landings mini reunion haha were playing extras and the two talent were Jack Blaque and Cupcake Sinclaire two awesome African American performers. Seriously studios hire these two and give them frequent work! They are talented, hot as Hell, super friendly, professional and easy to work with. And here's a funny bit of trivia Jack and I were actually on the same bus to get to the studio.
So since Halloween is coming up Tarantino has been doing some horror scenes spoofing/paying homage to classic horror movies: Donnie Darko, Child's Play, etc. I won't tell you what this one was and spoil the surprise but I will say that candy was involved. Lots of candy. More specifically Skittles. Yes, Sam, David and I were dead bodies covered with Skittles while Cupcake and Jack fucked on a metal table. Seriously I love my life. How many other people can say that that has happened to them? And I love the macabre voyeuristic element the three of us added to the scene.
It was a super easy and quick shoot. We started around noon and were wrapped by two and afterwards Tarantino even treated us all to a delicious lunch at a Thai restaurant just down the street from the studio.

So second porn shoot, this one a gonzo scene, check. And it was great to be a part of a scene that showcases how fucking sexy African American performers are AND to be in a scene that wasn't thug porn because honestly I'm tired that that's ALL we seem to get when it comes to non white porn.
Plus it was great to finally get to work with Tarantino and, fingers crossed everything goes well, if a few people's schedules are open I may-please porn Gods please-be working with him again in a few weeks on a very special project but I can't tell any of the details. Tarantino made me sign a non disclosure agreement in blood. Kidding.
But seriously porn industry, Tarantino is the guy to watch out for! His shoots are innovative, fun, creative and he is a great director who not only gets things done quickly, but he is a genuinely nice friendly guy who cares about the well being and comfort of his talent. He kept giving Cupcake and Jack plenty of breaks as well as me and The Vice Boys so we could stay hydrated and stretch our legs and if a position was too uncomfortable for Cupcake and Jack on that slippery metal table he was totally fine with changing it and finding a position they were comfortable in and could both enjoy. He was also constantly making sure he wasn't stepping on me or kicking me since I was lying right on the ground in front of the table. Oh yeah, I had the best seat in the house and a great view of the action. A pansexual's dream position haha.
But keep an eye out on the blog, I will let you know when the scene is released and I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!

XOXO
-JOE-

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