A note from Jake Jaxson
Lately I have been asked, poked and prodded as to why our feature projects take so long.
While I'm accused of being a perfectionist— and I can be— that is not the reason.
The reason is simple— I always want to rise to the level of work that I receive from the talented people that I'm fortunate to work with. And this project is a prime example. A year ago, Chi Chi LaRue and I pulled together a stellar cast and crew and spent seven days shooting what became the bulk and foundation of One Erection: The (un)Making of a Boy Band.
During and after the shoot, I was truly astonished by what we created. Everyone— cast and crew alike— all delivered funny, smart, nuanced, and inspiring performances that truly went over and beyond. It was beyond what even I expected going into creating our first porn parody. In fact, I believe their work can hold up and stand on its own outside of "just porn."
After I watched what we shot I knew I wanted do more— to keep pushing, exploring, and I wanted to tell a story that would raise the level of the performances— something that would be unexpected, funny and fun. And of course: sexy.
So I do what I often do when I think something is good— I keep working on it so it can be the best it can be. I owe that to the performers who always go over and beyond. That's why it takes so much time to release these projects, and it should be noted that the bulk of this work falls on the shoulders of a VERY small, yet dedicated, and exceptionally talented team— RJ Sebastian and Cilantro. Together, we often do the work of a ten-person crew.
For this project, we were thrilled to work with Chi Chi LaRue as a co-director. This was, in every sense of the word, a true collaboration, and it's truly been a career highlight to be able to work with and be inspired by someone so dedicated to the art of porn. I'm so grateful for his energy, love and point of view. We all really did have SO much fun making this series, and I think that shows.
And let me just say how important and necessary that is— having fun and laughing while you work. More and more, I have become disheartened by the tone, tenor and cynicism in much of the porn space today. It's competitive when it does not need to be, with unrealistic expectations mixed with jealously, creating a toxic brew of bombastic vitriol that is just depressing. And to be fair, it's not just our little slice of "porn opera," it's now everyday with the Trumpifcation of life where everyone is shamed, ridiculed, and put down for what makes them different.
And this is one of the reasons I wanted to make a project like this— to poke fun at the silliness of it all: labels, fame, sex, shame, and sin. Because at the end of the day, we only have one life to live, and there is only now, day-to-day.
I have been blessed with great Love and Friendships. They have always brought me more joy than upset, and while fear and negativity do haunt me, I am always more willing to run to laughter and joy because it's more fun, and because being a jealous negative asshole gives you wrinkles.
Love always and be nice,
When documentary filmmaker Jake Jaxson first set out to expose the truth behind boy band sensation New Direction, he never expected the amount of interpersonal drama and the juicy secrets he'd uncover! With band member Allen King abruptly quitting the group, the boys set out to relaunch their brand by hiring legendary drag queen and pornographer Chi Chi LaRue to direct their new music video along with the clan of gay porn stars he has in tow. The motives of the band members, who've always identified as "straight," quickly come into question as they slowly reveal their true selves... former Christian rock singer Tayte Hanson cozies up with manager Jason Maddox, Kody Stewart develops an affection for leather daddy Nick Sterling, and Levi Karter proves he's in a not-so-secret relationship with Allen upon his unexpected return. Meanwhile, New Direction frontman Liam Riley appears to "sexually harass" porn star Trenton Ducati in a way that's nothing but private... but goes silent when a possible alter-ego named "Bambi" is revealed to cause friction in the group for being a "sex-crazed nymphomaniac."
In more ways than one, the drama comes to a head in this final installment of One Erection: The Un-Making of a Boy Band as the group finishes their video shoot which Chi Chi and porn star hotshot Colby Keller is hired to play a "lumberjack." Initially not wanting to out the group on any personal matters, Chi Chi maintains a questionable level of professionalism directing the boys with Colby perhaps employing a personal agenda of his own. And when Colby tries to leave after the shoot wraps, Liam once again stands in his way -- this time with Tayte and Kody backing him up. To his surprise however, Liam gets more than he bargains for when Colby gives the three an all-out fuck fest! By the way he drills, fills, fucks, and sucks each eager boy band member, it's obvious Colby lives up to his reputation. But it's the coupled-off Levi and Allen who are the ones playing games this time, eventually becoming a VERY essential addition to their hot, sweaty orgy and pushing the word "exploitation" in an entirely new direction.
But in order for Jake Jaxson's documentary to conclude, there's still many questions that still linger. Why exactly did the band hire him to make a tell-all film about them? Why did yet another member of the band suddenly quit the group? What exactly is Chi Chi's music video about and how did a sex tape of the group surface to the public first? But most importantly... who the fuck is Bambi?