Sean Cody

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Sean Cody
TypePrivate
Industrygay pornography
HeadquartersUnited States
Key peopleSean Cody (Founder, Owner, Director)
Productsgay pornographic films
WebsiteOfficial website
 
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Sean Cody
TypePrivate
Industrygay pornography
HeadquartersUnited States
Key peopleSean Cody (Founder, Owner, Director)
Productsgay pornographic films
WebsiteOfficial website

Sean Cody is a gay pornographic film director and the founder of Seancody.com in 2001 when he was 30 years old. Seancody.com is now a top ranking presence among gay pornography pay sites.[1]

Biography[edit]

Sean Cody is a gay male photographer and filmmaker. He was born in Utah and was a Mormon up until the age of eighteen. He was fascinated with the male body even from school days. In his college days, he didn't admit he was gay and dated women exclusively. He graduated with a master's degree and worked in a large software company for a while. He came out as gay in his mid-twenties. In 2001, at age 30, he launched seancody.com.

SeanCody.com[edit]

SeanCody.com website shows original, quality short films featuring attractive amateur men baring it all for the camera. Recruitment for the men in the films is made through advertising, referrals, and at times through approaching men on the street, at the beach or in a store. The men displayed on the site may be straight, gay or bisexual, but most of the guys claim to be straight. They are paid for their appearances, and are in most cases clean-cut and in-shape attractive young men between 18 and 40, with good athletic builds, handsome faces, and well-endowed. For most of the guys, it may well be their first video shoot.[2][3] Sean Cody's main competitors are Randy Blue, and Corbin Fisher.[citation needed]

Models[edit]

The popularity of the Sean Cody web site has propelled many of its models into internet notoriety who have developed large fan followings (mostly in gay online communities), and some have made names for themselves after leaving the site. SeanCody alumni include Simon Czaplinski (known as "Harley" on Sean Cody), an underwear model who appears under the name Simon Dexter;[4] Aaron Savvy ("Ajay"),[5] a fitness model and Ultimate Fighter who has appeared on reality television[6] and in online collaborations such as the It Gets Better Project;[7] and Dayton O'Connor, Colby Keller, Paul Wagner, and Brady Jensen ("Dayton," "Colby," "Barry," and "Jonah" respectively), now professional porn actors.[8][9][10] Jeremy Skott Snider, son of soap star Katherine Kelly Lang, has appeared on the site as "Nick."[11] Another Ultimate Fighter, Dakota Cochrane, who appeared on the 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, modeled as "Danny" on Sean Cody in 2007 and 2008—a decision he now regrets.[12]

Controversy[edit]

Jason Andrews, who appeared on the site as "Addison" in 2008, was arrested for first degree murder in 2010.[13] Addison was very popular among fans and he appeared in seven videos from April to July 2008. Andrews later pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.[14][15]

The site has been criticized by professional porn actor Devon Hunter, who modeled as "Ryan" on SeanCody.com in 2009. Hunter, who is openly gay, claimed the atmosphere on the SC set was charged with "latent homophobia" and that the other models there were overly aggressive with him in sex scenes.[16]

In January 2012, SeanCody.com's parent company filed suit in a federal court against 122 unidentified filesharers for allegedly trading pirated copies of the site's first condom-free video, "Brandon & Pierce Unwrapped", in December 2011. This is the first time Sean Cody has sued over online piracy.[17]

In 2014, 18-year-old high-school student Robert Marucci, who had performed in several SeanCody videos under the name "Noel", was briefly suspended from Cocoa High School in Brevard County, Florida. Marucci stated that he had been suspended because of his adult-film performances; school authorities denied this, asserting that they were responding to allegations that Marucci had threatened students who had taunted him for his after-school job. Marucci stated that he had taken the job to help support his mother, who expressed her approval of his conduct.[18][19][20][21][22]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sean Cody Gay Porn Site Review from". Justusboys.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sean Cody". Sean Cody. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "INTERVIEW: Cody from Louisiana (Joe of Sean Cody)". SexFlexible. October 15, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Atlanta, Project Q (2010-08-30). "Monday: Simon Dexter’s intense practice — Project Q Atlanta". Projectqatlanta.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Juergens, Brian (2007-06-17). "Former gay porn star and Ultimate Fighter Aaron Savvy finds the "Hole in the Wall"". AfterElton.com. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Posted by snicks on May 23, 2011 (2011-05-23). "AfterElton Briefs: Showtime Axes "United States of Tara," Matt Doyle is Stripped and "Bleeding Love," Discount Gaga, and More!". AfterElton.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  8. ^ Dayton O'Connor at the Internet Adult Film Database
  9. ^ Colby Keller at the Internet Adult Film Database
  10. ^ Paul Wagner at the Internet Adult Film Database
  11. ^ "Soap Star's Son Goes Into GAY PORN!". PerezHilton.com. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  12. ^ "Ultimate Fighter's gay porn career: "a big mistake," Dakota Cochrane says + reality blurred". Realityblurred.com. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  13. ^ "Amanda Logue and Jason Andrews (PICTURES): Porn Stars Charged with First-Degree Murder". CBS News. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  14. ^ "Former Sean Cody Porn Star Convicted of Murder | Out Magazine". Out.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  15. ^ Thompson, Joe. "Former Sean Cody Porn Star Convicted of Murder". Gay.net. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  16. ^ "I love doing GAY videos (as opposed to gay for pay)! — Devon Hunter". Devonhunter.info. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  17. ^ Pardon, Rhett (2012-01-26). "Sean Cody's Parent Company Files Porn BitTorrent Suits Against 122". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  18. ^ DeJohn, Irving. "Florida teenage gay porn star will return class after suspension". New York Daily News. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  19. ^ "Brevard County District: Student can return to school after porn controversy". ClickOrlando.com. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  20. ^ Barchenger, Stacy. "Florida porn actor returning to high school classes". USA Today. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  21. ^ "Cocoa High School Student Suspended For Being In Porn". Florida News Journal. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  22. ^ O'Keeffe, Kevin. "WATCH: High School Senior Suspended, Then Unsuspended, for Gay Porn Gig". Advocate. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  23. ^ Javors, Steve (2009-12-16). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2010 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 

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