Deviously brilliant director Matthias von Fistenberg got together with Owen Hawk and James Ian to found Dark Alley Media in 2004. Their goal was a higher level of realism in porn, often with an element of surprise and spontaneity – high-energy, raw, dramatic, often seriously kinky action with all the sexiest international men. As their website puts it, “We want flesh, we want emotion, we want screams and crying, we want to step out of the conventions…”
Early movies included “Owen Hawk Unleashed,” showing the gay porn superstar at his insatiably piggy best. Never one to shy away from controversy, von Fistenberg has released must-see taboo busters in the form of “Gaytanamo: Raw” and “Passio.” Gradually, Dark Alley Media began to release other labels, now adding up to six sub-studios with different areas of specialty.
Euro-kinky Wurstfilm, out of Germany, has brought us the absolutely uninhibited Freaks series, which is full of heavily tattooed and pierced studs who love nothing more than a good golden shower. If fisting is more your speed, don’t miss “U-Bahn Fister.” Wurstfilm has just over two dozen movies that are among the best German fetish being produced these days.
For his Halcyon Studios sub-studio, von Fistenberg travels to Brazil and finds unsung talent in places like the favelas (ghettos) of Rio de Janeiro. They live in some of the most dangerous slums, but watch the way they go at it in “Favela Fuckers” and you’ll see that raw sex transcends all national, linguistic, and socioeconomic boundaries.
Prime Pork Productions, European director Rick Strauss’ label, put out some of the finest piggy fetish of the last decade. Who could forget the instant classic “Eurolympigs,” a November 2007 release that brought together the hottest pigs from Berlin, London, Paris, and Milan for one of the sleaziest fuck parties ever? At Amsterdam’s Black Tulip Hotel, the kink is over the top in the “Fantasy Room,” Prime Pork’s latest and hopefully not last release.
The Black fetish fucking of Forbidden Funk Media appeared in 2008, starting out with “Grind,” an excellent tribute to ’70s grindhouse cinema that leaves out the plot and just focuses on over two hours of hardcore, interracial, safe-sex orgy action. The label’s first bareback release is “Black Rawnch.”
German pig-stud Lars Svenson’s own Raw Riders Studios has put out such hardcore adventures as the wildly popular “Cum Dump Hotel,” a full-service inn, to be sure. You might also want to take a trip to the “Breeding Grounds.”
Raw Fuck Club is all about the bareback sex parties, as the name implies. “RAW in Paris” was the original and it’s still one of the best, with some true studs and pigs from the City of Light. “Super Charged,” the newest release from Raw Fuck Club and from Dark Alley Media overall, carries on the tradition of bringing you the ultimate bareback action.