Friday, August 22, 2008

Last At Bistro Porno Bingo

This past Wednesday was a fun night that had a sad ending. It seems that Manhattan's constant parasitic spread of becoming "rich-only" territory has now effected the 9th Avneue Bistro - home to Will Clark's Porno Bingo for over the past 3 1/2 years. While the least is up at the end of August, the landlord has upped the rent of the space astronomically to the point that has led The 9th Avenue Bistro to make it's last day of operation this Sunday. That made Wednesday night's Porno Bingo the last at the 9th Avenue Bistro. BUT HOPEFULLY, not the last overall.


Mike Dreyden (my co-star from "ALL OUT ASSAULT") and Amanda Takehometomother were guest callers,


and Nekked, Terry Christopher, Roger Kuhn, and others brought some great musical intervention into the evening.


Along with them, so many friends of Porno Bingo, past and present stopped by for this final night, including Max Scott, Clover Honey, Barbara Goode,


and not just another co-star from "ALL OUT ASSAULT", but my scene partner Taino, who I found out had arrived and left before I arrived, so I missed the chance to gaze upon his sexiness. Babe, if you ever want a replay, you have the number ;-)
Needless to say, it was a sad night for me as well. Will Clark has played a great part in lighting the way for the "Tre Xavier" persona to come to light, way before my 1st movie was even released. And part of lighting that way has been by way of Porno Bingo. So both the event and the venue hold a special place in my heart. After winning the finals of Will Clark's Porn Idol at Stonewall in the summer of 2005, Porno Bingo was the 1st place I was announced as the winner to a roaring crowd that included the likes of pornstars Frederick Ford and Alex Collack, who were judges at one of my tries to win. Frederick Ford during my 1st try where I came in dead last, and Alex Collack when I won the Porn Idol finals. That just proves it's like they say, "you never forget your first."

So it was by way of Porno Bingo that Will Clark showed me a way that while porn is frowned upon by the hypocrisy of many organizations, it can still do some good, and get some well-deserved praise. You can still do charity work with it. I thought my days of ever participating in a charity as a performer were never going to see the light of day, once I decided to leave mainstream performing for porn. Thanks to Porno Bingo and Will' s other events like Bad Boys On The Hudson, that grim outlook of being able to do charity work changed for the better.

That well-deserved praise is why I feel Will has some good karma coming his way. After 3 1/2 years of Porno Bingo, the closing of 9th Avenue Bistro may be the way towards Will Clark having a well-deserved break with his well-deserved praise. For that I, as should the many other pornstars, go-go boys, drag queens and other entertainers, be proud to say that they've been a part of his events, which have raised more that $65,000 for LGBT charities. Few nightlife event promoters in this city, as well as few (past and presently) in the adult industry have put their social know-how to work for such a greater good.

Therefore, I hope someone will step forward and offer their space as a venue for Porno Bingo soon for to be such a help to the LGBT community, it is an event that needs to keep going. And if not Porno Bingo, then give Will Clark a space where he can create an event with the same great outcome. An outcome where long-time friends are made and laughs with strangers are shared. So much so that a stranger doesn't stay a stranger for very long, leading to a smile on everyone's face.


So Will, do not look at this as the end. Look at this as means to start a new beginning.

4 comments:

  1. I think will clark does a lot of good, and it's nice that porn stars can do charity work. please let us know when more porn stars do stuff like this.

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  2. This is so sad. I wish I had gone there and saw all the porn stars working for charity. Goes to show how famous you are you can still give back. Any new venues for it, or other will clark events. Does he hold any other permanent places?

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  3. is there anywhere to see porn stars giving back to community, instead of jut going to clubs, and stuff.

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  4. Sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment.
    But to answer your question, of course there is a way for pornstars to give back to the community. Events like Porno Bingo and Will Clark's Bad Boys On The Hudson is just a larger scale version of what pornstars can do. Meaning that a pornstar can just as easily participate in an event without it getting a bunch of media hype that said pornstar was there. Such as my participation in the AIDS Walk for the past 2 years. I gave back to the community without any fanfare, andI'm produ of what I did. The reason I talk about it hear is to inspire other pornstars to not be such media whores that they would choose to do the same. Or even volunteering for a suicide hotline for gay men and women, or to give out food at a soup kitchen for homeless gay youth. The list goes on and on.

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