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Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno by Phil St. John

Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno, is a true-life, action-adventure, erotic comedy. This is producer Phil St. John’s sexually outrageous filmmaking journey, where he takes his boyfriend and a porn star bottom to the land of the big tops to make Foreskin Island and Return to Foreskin Island - two tropical dick movies shot back-to-back in the jungles near San Juan. St John's moviemaking is fraught with knife fights, sexual intrigue, nervous breakdowns, tropical depressions, secret marijuana smuggling, and true cinematic, pornographic love.

"I thought filming porn in Puerto Rico would be fun; a glamorous and exotic experience. I didn't know I’d be chased, assaulted, bitten, and bruised. Worst of all – I would fall in love with a beautiful Puerto Rican boy. Sometimes real life can feel like an edge-of-your-seat-action-thriller and high adventure becomes both your curse and your reward... I didn't know that love and lust could twist all up into one crazy, sexual video odyssey." -Phil St. John

"Through dated diary entries we are given a full picture of more than just filming porn in Puerto Rico.  Phil St. John’s first novella gives us a glimpse of what happens, not just on the other side of the camera, but before it is set up.  There is also a greater story of creativity, commerce, conquests, and capturing sex on film." -Steven Reigns, author of Inheritance and editor of 3-Pack Jack

  • Paperback, 58 pages
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 Edition (May 19, 2018)
  • 5 x 0.1 x 8 inches

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
PHIL ST. JOHN, a nom de porn, acted in gay adult movies while he went to film school in San Francisco. Later, in the East Village, in Manhattan, St. John freelanced for United Artists writing literary script coverage by day, and making porn loops for the mob’s Times Square, peep shows, at night.  After working in the Italian movie industry, St. John attended The American Film Institute on a scholarship, in Los Angeles. His first major porno, Getting It, in 1985, was distributed by Falcon Films. It was shot on 16mm film and had the largest cast of the day.

St. John discovered and named Chad Douglas, and starred him in Below the Belt, which had the first double penetration in gay film - that became St. John’s signature.  He shot the first all DP movie called Double Delights, which earned a gay porn Oscar.  Some of his other big movies were Getting It At The Rave, Taggers, South Beach Heat and the first gay skateboard film, Skateboard Sliders.  He also started the Titan Fresh line, in the Czech Republic. In 2009 he was inducted into the Gay Porn Hall of Fame for producing and directing some of the artiest gay adult films in the industry.

His personal series of LGBTQ political and ethnographic videos is housed in the permanent collection of the New York Public Library and has screened in film festivals and museums like the American Film Institute and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.  His writing and photography have appeared in the LA Times, the LA Weekly, The WOW Report, The Advocate, Out, Genre, Adventure Journal, Spunk and American Photo Magazine

Cover artwork by Miguel Angel Reyes

Regular price $15.00