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RODNEY MOORE: Blasting Off!

Rodney Moore photoGonzo innovator was one of the first porn shooters to turn POV-style camera work to their advantage. The Seattle-based performer and has gotten from hundreds if not thousands of girls, all known surivors of "the Rodney Blast." He likes 'em fat, hairy, pimple-cheeked, old, young, cute and not-so-cute, truly an equal opportunity employer and a pioneer in low-budget, skit-oriented vignettes. We talked with Moore during the Erotica LA convention in Los Angeles this summer, where he discussed his impact on porn and his unusual career.


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Enjoyed the Rodney Moore interview.

Thoroughly understand how difficult it is to get quality interviews with good audio in a public setting. Albeit, having the undivided attention of the celebrity you're interviewing.

I'll go on record stating Rodney Moore is an innovator and one of my fav directors, as well, one of the most underrated pornographers in adult entertainment.

Enlightening to learn Rodney Moore pursued a career as a musician, songwriter, and composer before entering into adult entertainment.

An observation not a criticism. The interviewer didn't seem knowledgeable about the history of adult entertainment industry with certain questions asked which I will take liberty to expound. Referencing founding fathers of GONZO and POV, (Point of View).

Allow me to explain. Bare with me.

SIR JOHN STAGLIANO is the GODFATHER of GONZO.
Statement of Fact.

This need to be said and rarely mentioned now-a-days.

Both John Stagliano and Jamie Gillis are founders of GONZO. Both released GONZO videos the same year or month.

John Stagliano released the 'Adventures of Buttman'.

Changed the industry forever. The rest is history.

Jamie Gillis released 'On the Prowl'.

Which led to TT Boy's highly acclaimed series 'Black Street Hookers', 'Asian Street Hookers', 'Latin Street Hookers' and a plethora of other "cruising the street" genre GONZO series.

I suspect John Stagliano is often soley credited as the founder of GONZO because he persevered.

Jamie Gillis passed shortly after making 'On the Prowl'.

The Adventures of Buttman and On The Prowl were the first adult entertainment videos of its kind shot with video not film that liberated the director from the bedroom with three (3) pieces of furniture, a bed, nightstand and lamp.

Most important, this new form of directing, shooting and story telling with video provided directors and actors enormous freedom to be nomadic, interchange locations from inside to outside without a film crew.

Video productions were cheaper than film.

Where John Stagliano and Jamie Gillis excelled; incorporating reality based vignettes and/or multiple reality based story lines in one video production.

This had never been done before. Traditionally, adult movies were either whole productions with plot, storyline and scenario or cheap compilations scenes taken from whole movie productions.

Thus a new genre was born GONZO, WALL TO WALL, and POV.

Often times these genre's cross pollinate or the populous will get the terminology mixed up.

Most of the terms are self explanatory. GONZO is perhaps the most misunderstood.

I'll provide several short explanations in layman terms of GONZO:

Reality Based, unconventional style of shooting. several adult vignettes (short stories) incorporated in a production.

The Talking Camera style of shooting, reality based:

Director behind the camera whom you almost never see except hear a voice or see occasional hand reaching out to examine breast, vigina, and outer postticous.

Interview Style of Shooting, reality based:

Self Explanatory

In reference to POV, Point of View, style of shooting.

Rocco Siffredi in 1995, 'Buttman Bendover Babes IV' is the 1st person in the history of adult entertainment I heard use the terminology Point of View.

In the middle of the 1st sex scene with Laura Wald, she rides Rocco cowgirl on the floor in front of the sofa. The scene is transitioned to Rocco saying to John Stagliano, "Ahhh Man, please, here, MY POINT OF VIEW, come here".

SIR JOHN STAGLIANO pans the camera to Laura's vagina and posterior with extreme macro close-ups.

Rocco is behind Laura Wald with her cheeks and vagina spread wide enough to drop tennis ball size anal beads in both orifice.

That is emphatically the first time I'd ever heard the terminology "POINT OF VIEW" used by anyone in adult entertainment.

I welcome the challenge of anyone with documented discourse or video prove me wrong.

Credit where its due, Rocco Siffredi is the 1st to give birth to the terminology POV in adult entertainment before it was an art form.

Minor Corrections to Rodney Moore's Interview.

Contrary to Rodney Moore's recollection. John Stagliano did in fact incorporate POV in his early GONZO vignettes.

Seymour Butts was highly influenced by John Stagliano's work. Certainly, Seymour Butts experimented with POV.

Memory serving me at this writing. Ugly George had a cable TV show titled BOOB TV where he interviewed women in New York and got them to undress.
For money of course, regardless what others say or you believe.

Ugly George style of directing video cross pollinated between the talking camera style of shooting and interview style of shooting. It was not porn, it wasn't GONZO. It was a genre titled "video casting".

Ugly George was precursor to 'Girls Gone Wild', style of shooting or "video casting".

No comparison, Ugly George was an icon and demigod.
Without question founder of bare breast flashing videography.

Ugly George, although working in the 1970s was not a founder of GONZO.

Purist like myself consider GONZO related only to triple xxx hardcore adult entertainment.

Although, he appeared on Oprah and Jerry Springer labeled a pornographer.
Ugly George was not a pornographer, per se.

Within GONZO, triple xxx and hardcore I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Ed Powers is the unchallenged KING of interview style GONZO. Nobody did it better.

I'd place Rodney Moore and Randy West on the same level and in the same Category with Ed Powers.

All of them have the gift of gab and can talk more shit than Minnesota Fats, Ric Flair and Muhammad Ali.

Mentioned in the interview was Rodney Moore's fetish with
natural women, et el, hairy women.

Simon Lindsay, aka, Ben Dover in the UK is another pornographer highly influenced by John Stagliano that also has a fetish for natural women. Ben Dover has directed a lot of girl next door type adult entertainment.

Credit also has to be given to Ben Dover along with Rodney Moore fulfilling our natural women fetish.


Analholic


Correction:

I mistakenly list Jamie Gillis as deseased within my comment on Rodney Moore.

Please remove that one line from my text or post this comment as a retraction.

Jamie Gillis is alive and well.

Thank you in advance.

Analholic


Enjoyed the Rodney Moore interview.

Thoroughly understand how difficult it is to get quality interviews with good audio in a public setting. Albeit, having the undivided attention of the celebrity you're interviewing.

I'll go on record stating Rodney Moore is an innovator and one of my fav directors, as well, one of the most underrated pornographers in adult entertainment.

Enlightening to learn Rodney Moore pursued a career as a musician, songwriter, and composer before entering into adult entertainment.

An observation not a criticism. The interviewer didn't seem knowledgeable about the history of adult entertainment industry with certain questions asked which I will take liberty to expound. Referencing founding fathers of GONZO and POV, (Point of View).

Allow me to explain. Bare with me.

SIR JOHN STAGLIANO is the GODFATHER of GONZO.
Statement of Fact.

This need to be said and rarely mentioned now-a-days.

Both John Stagliano and Jamie Gillis are founders of GONZO. Both released GONZO videos the same year or month.

John Stagliano released the 'Adventures of Buttman'.

Changed the industry forever. The rest is history.

Jamie Gillis released 'On the Prowl'.

Which led to TT Boy's highly acclaimed series 'Black Street Hookers', 'Asian Street Hookers', 'Latin Street Hookers' and a plethora of other "cruising the street" genre GONZO series by other directors.

I suspect John Stagliano is often soley credited as the founder of GONZO because he persevered.

Jamie Gillis continuted to act and moved on to other interest in adult entertainment.

The Adventures of Buttman and On The Prowl were the first adult entertainment videos of its kind shot with video not film that liberated the director from the bedroom with three (3) pieces of furniture, a bed, nightstand and lamp.

Most important, this new form of directing, shooting and story telling with video provided directors and actors enormous freedom to be nomadic, interchange locations from inside to outside without a film crew.

Video productions were cheaper than film.

Where John Stagliano and Jamie Gillis excelled; incorporating reality based vignettes and/or multiple reality based story lines in one video production.

This had never been done before. Traditionally, adult movies were either whole productions with plot, storyline and scenario or cheap compilations scenes taken from whole movie productions.

Thus a new genre was born GONZO, WALL TO WALL, and POV.

Often times these genre's cross pollinate or the populous will get the terminology mixed up.

Most of the terms are self explanatory. GONZO is perhaps the most misunderstood.

I'll provide several short explanations in layman terms of GONZO:

Reality Based, unconventional style of shooting. several adult vignettes (short stories) incorporated in a production.

The Talking Camera style of shooting, reality based:

Director behind the camera whom you almost never see except hear a voice or see occasional hand reaching out to examine breast, vigina, and outer postticous.

Interview Style of Shooting, reality based:

Self Explanatory

In reference to POV, Point of View, style of shooting.

Rocco Siffredi in 1995, 'Buttman Bendover Babes IV' is the 1st person in the history of adult entertainment I heard use the terminology Point of View.

In the middle of the 1st sex scene with Laura Wald, she rides Rocco cowgirl on the floor in front of the sofa. The scene is transitioned to Rocco saying to John Stagliano, "Ahhh Man, please, here, MY POINT OF VIEW, come here".

SIR JOHN STAGLIANO pans the camera to Laura's vagina and posterior with extreme macro close-ups.

Rocco is behind Laura Wald with her cheeks and vagina spread wide enough to drop tennis ball size anal beads in both orifice.

That is emphatically the first time I'd ever heard the terminology "POINT OF VIEW" used by anyone in adult entertainment.

I welcome the challenge of anyone with documented discourse or video prove me wrong.

Credit where its due, Rocco Siffredi is the 1st to give birth to the terminology POV in adult entertainment before it was an art form.

Minor Corrections to Rodney Moore's Interview.

Contrary to Rodney Moore's recollection. John Stagliano did in fact incorporate POV in his early GONZO vignettes.

Seymour Butts was highly influenced by John Stagliano's work. Certainly, Seymour Butts experimented with POV.

Memory serving me at this writing. Ugly George had a cable TV show titled BOOB TV where he interviewed women in New York and got them to undress.
For money of course, regardless what others say or you believe.

Ugly George style of directing video cross pollinated between the talking camera style of shooting and interview style of shooting. It was not porn, it wasn't GONZO. It was a genre titled "video casting".

Ugly George was precursor to 'Girls Gone Wild', style of shooting or "video casting".

No comparison, Ugly George was an icon and demigod.
Without question founder of bare breast flashing videography.

Ugly George, although working in the 1970s was not a founder of GONZO.

Purist like myself consider GONZO related only to triple xxx hardcore adult entertainment.

Although, he appeared on Oprah and Jerry Springer labeled a pornographer.
Ugly George was not a pornographer, per se.

Within GONZO, triple xxx and hardcore I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Ed Powers is the unchallenged KING of interview style GONZO. Nobody did it better.

I'd place Rodney Moore and Randy West on the same level and in the same Category with Ed Powers.

All of them have the gift of gab and can talk more shit than Minnesota Fats, Ric Flair and Muhammad Ali.

Mentioned in the interview was Rodney Moore's fetish with
natural women, et el, hairy women.

Simon Lindsay, aka, Ben Dover in the UK is another pornographer highly influenced by John Stagliano that also has a fetish for natural women. Ben Dover has directed a lot of girl next door type adult entertainment.

Credit also has to be given to Ben Dover along with Rodney Moore fulfilling our natural women fetish.


Analholic

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