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Mark Kliem

Mark Kliem has been in the adult business full time since 1996. He has directed 8 feature-length movies for Brush Creek Media and freelanced for Titan Media, Le Salon, Hot House, Falcon, All Worlds, P.R, Simon, and Chi Chi LaRue. He helped launch Naked Sword and Gay Porn Blog and served as a judge of the GayVN Awards since 2001. He has been running his own company, Lavender Lounge Studios, full time since 2003. He is working on a long-term project of re-releasing “lost” 8mm gay porn movies on DVD. His other sites, which are not safe for work, include LavenderLounge.com, the award-winning Lavender Lounge Blog, GayVideoCafe.com, and ReelGuys.org

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Mark Kliem, August 5th, 2010
I'm having mixed feelings about promoting this new documentary film Island by 25-year-old filmmaker Ryan Sullivan (pictured below right). It started as a documentary about the notorious San...
Mark Kliem, February 2nd, 2010
The first case of AIDS appeared in 1981 and it took a while to discover that the disease was sexually transmitted. The first campaigns promoting condom use and "safer sex" did not appear until 1983...
Mark Kliem, January 19th, 2010
I love visiting thrift stores and garage sales, and when you live in a predominantly gay neighborhood, you'll eventually find someone's gay porn collection for sale on the sidewalk. I am also a big...
Mark Kliem, September 30th, 2009
  It gets harder and harder to shock me anymore, especially with things involving extreme sexuality, fetish wear, cross dressing, and artistic expression of an alternative nature. I've been to...
Mark Kliem, July 23rd, 2009
  On July 15, 2009, the producer of International Mr. Leather (IML), Chuck Renslow, sent out a memo to past vendors of the annual Leather Market stating, “… after considerable...
Mark Kliem, July 9th, 2009
Each year, Frameline creates an opening trailer for their annual San Francisco LGBT Film Festival that is shown at the beginning of each screening. This year's trailer began with a close-up of a...
Mark Kliem, May 28th, 2009
The following essay was originally published on Lavender Lounge's blog. --CarnalNation Why are people so interested in contests and competitions? In the past few weeks, mainstream media was obsessed...
Mark Kliem, May 21st, 2009
The following essay was originally published on Lavender Lounge's blog. All links should be considered NSFW --CarnalNation In Part Two of my series "The History of Video On Demand Gay Porn...
Mark Kliem, May 5th, 2009
The following essay was originally published on Lavender Lounge's blog. All links should be considered NSFW --CarnalNation As part of the group blogging effort with a gaggle of journalists, gossip...
Mark Kliem, April 22nd, 2009
MuscleBearCub.com (not safe for work) is a website I created as my entry into “Web 2.0”, otherwise known as a Social Networking site. In laymen’s terms, that means “hook-up...