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Lifeguards: Behind The Scenes


It’s not a secret anymore, lifeguards are taking over Helix Studios! The first scene of “Lifeguards: Summer Session” will debut to streaming members at 9pst on Wednesday, August 17th. Dreams come true in this sensual tour of the Southern California lifestyle.

IMG_7460Imagine breaking into the lifeguard clique and being invited back home for after-sun fun. The fantasy is real! …at least thats how I felt on my first day of filming. Combining top shelf models, gorgeous locations and loads of hot sex, Lifeguards is a summer movie you don’t want to miss.

IMG_6607IMG_7461.PNGSan Diego has hot spots all over town and the producers spent weeks scouting locations to share with our fans. From outdoor to on a jeep to a groovy beach house; you’ll get the full SoCal experience. Filming Lifeguards was like a mini vacation. The production staff made sure we all had a good time and it really shows on camera. After living in San Diego for over 4 years, the producers still manage to surprise me with beautiful beaches I’ve never been to. It was an awesome tour of our town and we all felt amazingly refreshed even after an intense filming schedule.

IMG_7459Times have changed since the days of James Blond, bringing realism and quality to the forefront. The producers cultivate real moments from your favorite stars and capture it for a natural, authentic feel. Getting to know your favorite boys while having plenty to look at with the lifeguard gear and surfer theme motivates the direction of the movie. Instead of drama, this movie feels more like a dream.

IMG_7485.PNGThe Lifeguard outfits turned out to be very convincing. The real lifeguards on the beach actually handed Sean, Tyler and Max recruitment cards and said “You’re already dressed for the part, might as well make it official!”

IMG_7484.PNGThe models in this movie are top shelf. Featuring an all exclusive cast, Helix Studios brought these models up from the very beginning and it’s unlikely you’ll see them anywhere else. Boyfriends, Evan Parker & Tyler Hill along with me [Kyle Ross] & Max Carter, Blake Mitchell, Sean Ford and Noah White.

IMG_7458You also get to see twink superstar, Joey Mills, who has proven himself as one of our most popular rising stars.

IMG_7457.PNGI commend Joey for his ambitious performance getting DP’d in the final orgy scene. He’s a willing boy with a virgin feel and he’s even got a good head on his shoulders. Busting his ass apart with my best friends was a dream come true!

Long time Helix Studios fans will love seeing their favorites: Luke Allen, Kyler Ash, Jessie Montgomery, Aiden Summers, Kurt Summers and Chase Young make cameo appearances in the movie. I can’t wait for my DVD and for the posters to roll out!

BTS of Best Sex Scene “Sex en Rouge”

In honor of Sex en Rouge winning “Scene of the Year” at the 2015 Cybersocket Awards, we’re taking a look back at all that went into making this groundbreaking project. Here are a few facts about Sex en Rouge you may remember, and some you probably never knew.

1) Sex en Rouge marked Liam Riley’s official entrance into gay porn, and at the time it caused quite a stir. With the scene’s release, the former “Cheer-lebrity” was the object of criticism from those who were less-than-thrilled about his new career choice: “How a Teen Cheerlebrity Leverages his Social Media Stardom to Launch a Gay Porn Career

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2) Rigging the bed to lower from the ceiling rafters was no easy feat, and required the help of a few of our strongest models as stagehands.

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3) Andy Taylor has moves. From the lead-up through the cumshots, Sex en Rouge goes off like an expert piece of choreography. If you’re wondering why, one reason is Andy Taylor’s dancing abilities. Andy earned his skills up on the box shaking his ass as a former go-go boy.

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4) The other reason is Liam Riley. A background in cheerleading means he’s almost shockingly limber. We’re pretty sure everyone noticed.

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5) The look and feel of Sex en Rouge were styled after the classic cabaret sex shows of Europe. Director Alex Roman’s task was to pay homage to these visually stunning, erotic Old World performances.

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6) The “mysterious smoker” whose silhouette appears looking on to Andy and Liam’s seductive dance is a cameo by Helix Studios Director of Operations Deniz Bilgin. Originally from Turkey, much of the scene’s vision and concept were his.

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7) “Sex en Rouge” is Frenglish for “Sex in Red”. As some of our multi-lingual fans like to point out, the true French word for “sex” has an “e” at the end.

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 Additional reading: Introducing Liam Riley

BEHIND THE SCENES: The Art of Breaking Up

As Neil Sedaka famously sang, “Breaking up is hard to do”. It is understood that romantic relationships are complex, that love is not always enough and things can fall apart for a myriad of reasons. The challenges of maintaining a relationship within the pressure cooker of the big city is the focus of Helix Studios’ new film The Art of Breaking Up. The mood is decidedly more serious than typical Helix fare as themes of love, lust and livelihood come to the forefront. Follow pragmatic city boy, Evan Parker as he tries to navigate life with his talented but struggling starving-artist boyfriend, Alex Jordan. Evan finds he must reconcile spending idyllic mornings with Alex locked away in their loft with the gritty and unrelenting demands of city life.

The Art of Breaking Up | Part 1: The End

The Art of Breaking Up | Part 1: The End

An immersive setting was needed to properly explore the life cycle of the young couple’s relationship requiring a custom loft apartment to be built. A full-scale art gallery was also constructed to shoot the pivotal scene on which the film turns. The lead role was written for Evan Parker with the script leaning heavily on his charisma and ability to convey that sense of putting on a brave face while secretly struggling with the inner turmoil inherent in all breakups. Alex Greene, Ian Levine and new model, Liam Harkmoore were also hand-selected to fill out the cast and account for the breadth of personalities found in any big city. Helix also worked with local artists to build the art gallery and ended up commissioning a custom painting that is revealed during a pivotal moment in this erotic yet realistic love story.

The Art of Breaking Up

The Art of Breaking Up

Evan embodies the perfect picture of an honest and caring boyfriend but even he begins to grow resentful after realizing it may be futile waiting around for Alex to make something of himself. Instead he turns to Ian Levine, a kind and patient ex-lover, his hot jock brother, Alex Greene and thoughtful neighbor, Liam Harkmoore for support. Amidst the comfort of all his close friends, Evan finds he needs some time and space to really reflect on what he’s feeling. It’s nearly impossible to escape thoughts of his boyfriend around the loft and is ultimately forced to ask his brother to housesit so he can get out of the city and clear his head.

The Art of Breaking Up | Part 2: Sex With an Ex

The Art of Breaking Up | Part 3: Like a Good Neighbor

They say that if you love something you have to set it free. Artists, by their nature, crave freedom but Alex is uninspired without Evan as his muse. Will having known love and loss inform Alex’s art and allow him to finally breakthrough and create something truly transcendent and beautiful? Are the relationships between urban professionals and struggling artists always destined to burn out in unsustainable passion? Find out Sunday, April 27 and Sunday, May 4 during the dramatic concluding episodes of The Art of Breaking Up. And be sure to catch Episodes 1-3 streaming now only at HelixStudios.com.

Alex Jordan in The Art of Breaking Up

The Art of Breaking Up | Part 2: Sex With an Ex

 

Watch The Art of Breaking Up Trailer:

Go Behind the Scenes of The Art of Breaking Up with “The Zac & Scotty Show”:

Additional Reading: 7 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Rejection

Helix Studios Nightclub Takeover!

The spot to be Wednesday night was the first ever Helix Studios Takeover at RICH’S Nightclub in the heart of Hillcrest. It was an evening of VIP treatment as fans packed San Diego’s largest gay club to rub shoulders with the Helix Models and go wild for the sex charged go-go performances of Andy Taylor, Stefan NashJessie Montgomery and Alex JordanDJ John Joseph got the high-energy crowd dancing dirty with his hard-hitting remixes as the Helix boys busted out their infectious thrusts and sexy struts to the cheers of the fans. The Helix Studios Staff was even on hand with Memberships, exclusive prizes and free bottle service making it a naughty night for all. If you missed the party check out some pictures and stay tuned for the next Helix Takeover!

Andy, Stefan, Jessie & Alex

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Game faces on

Game faces on

The Helix go-go boys

Let the dancing begin in 3, 2, 1…

GO!

Andy Taylor starting off with a strip tease

Got to get the crowd moving

Stefan Nash struttin’ his stuff

Jessie Montgomery getting down

The RICH’S talent

Mix master DJ John Joseph

Stefan sexing up the stage

Jessie workin’ and twerkin’ for his money

Andy REALLY wants to win

Andy REALLY wants to win

...butt so does Stefan

…butt so does Stefan

Jessie likes the fans

Jessie giving the fans what they want

Helix Studios has taken over!

Additional Reading: Helix Boys Night Out

Love is…

Coming home to see your lover

Jessie Montgomery & Jacob Dixon

 Running your hand through his hairBoyfriends Andy Taylor & Evan Parker

Being in his arms

Ryker Madison & Connor Maguire

Knowing where he’s ticklish

Jacob Dixon & Daniel Bishop

Sharing a kiss

Kyler Ash & Ian Levine in "Valentine's Romance"

Sharing a bed

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Working with your friends

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Dressing down with your friends

Hitting the town with the Helix boys

Cheez-Its

Liam Riley, Andy Talyor and Roman Daniels

Reuniting!

Helix Academy 2 with Jacob and Casey

Love is something all of us here at Helix Studios would like to extend to you, especially on this Saint Valentine’s Day. Thank you for being part of the love that inspires so many things: friendship, romance, compassion, trust, forgiveness, patience, comfort, safety and great sex.

Love is complicated but we keep loving because that’s where life is found. It’s where the most creativity is happening, where you find people still fighting for meaning. All the love to you our friends, from now to infinity.

Helix Academy wins MOVIE OF THE YEAR

The 14th Cybersocket Web Awards were handed out on Wednesday night at the Eleven Nightclub in West Hollywood. There were plenty of familiar faces at the star studded event as well as a few surprises from the judges when the winners were revealed. Helix Studios had a strong showing at this year’s annual awards with seven nominations including Best Video Site, Best Mobile Site and Best Sex Scene for the “Helix Live Show Orgy”. It proved to be a night of big wins for twinks across the industry with Helix Academy winning Movie of the Year and the two other prominent prizes going to Levi Karter (Best New Porn Star) and Johnny Rapid (Best Porn Star). We would like to congratulate all the winners and send a big THANK YOU to our fans for voting Helix Academy your Movie of the Year!

It’s an incredible honor and truly humbling to follow last year’s Movie of the Year win for The Cage with this kind of recognition. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support on this 11 year journey. We have a few big surprises for you in 2014 and with your help we hope to be doing this all again next year! One of the great things about porn award shows is you get to rub up against some of the hottest stars and mingle with the people behind the scenes who make the movie magic happen. So without further ado, enjoy a night in Hollywood celebrating a year of hard work with the best boys in the business:

Road tripping to Los Angeles

Andy Taylor and Evan Parker suited up

So which one of you is a top?

The Usual Suspects: Roman Daniels, Alex Roman, Casey Tanner, Stefan Nash, Ryker Madison, Evan Parker and Andy Taylor

Taylor…Andy Taylor

Looks like the stars and the moon are out tonight!

Liam Riley and Casey Tanner with BEST NEW PORN STAR Levi Karter

Date night for boyfriends Evan Parker and Andy Taylor

The Ohio boys: Casey Tanner, Levi Karter, Connor Kline and Roman Daniels

Director Alex Roman getting some fresh air with his budding young star Ryker Madison

Fanservice with @MissMMartine 😉

Waiting for the awards to start

Helix Studios Producer Keith Miller flanked by his beautiful boys

Keith’s acceptance speech for Movie of the Year: Helix Academy

Back-to-back Movie of the Year winner Keith Miller

Your 2013 Movie of the Year: Helix Academy

Helix Studios second Cybersocket Movie of the Year Award!

Grab your copy of Movie of the Year winners The Cage and Helix Academy on DVD for one awesome combo pack price! You can purchase the back-to-back Cybersocket Web Award winning movies from the Helix Store along with all your favorite Helix apparel and toys:

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Helix Academy Bloopers

“Helix Academy 5” with Scotty Clark and Evan Parker is less than two weeks away! Before meeting the fresh new faces of the incoming class it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the stars that helped bring so much charisma to the first installment of the storied twink charter school. Dive further into the secrets surrounding Helix Academy only this time they’re not as dark and devious as those explored in the film. Instead, the Helix Academy Blooper reel showcases the silly side of the cast and crew proving once again that all work and no play is definitely not the Helix way. Although the rigors of pulling off a production like Helix Academy requires plenty of hard work, to me the success of the film came from the community that developed during those late nights on set: the jokes and small moments that everyone bonded around which ultimately brought a light-heartedness to the screen. Get to know Father Glenn and all the boys of Helix Academy in these exclusive Behind the Scenes bloopers.

Additional reading: My day on the set of Helix Academy and First Time Remembered Outtakes

EXCLUSIVE: Felix Warner First Look

The Helix Studios production team loves hiking with young studs to exotic locations for fresh filming ideas. This week we hung out with new model Felix Warner in the foothills of Julian, CA to enjoy some fresh air and famous apple pie. The quaintness of the surroundings highlighted Felix’s classically chiseled features reminiscent of a certain James Dean pout. Stay tuned, we can’t wait to show you more of this rebellious Helix hottie!

Introducing Felix Warner

Introducing Felix Warner

Channeling James Dean's sexual seductiveness

Channeling James Dean’s sexual seductiveness

Felix ready for his close up

Felix can’t wait to come down the mountain and show you what he can do

How would you cast Felix in a feature film? Submit story ideas in the comments below for the chance to see Felix play your character in an upcoming scene…

You can follow Felix at @FelixWarnerXXX

ASK ME ANYTHING: Kyler Ash

Kyler Ash has always been an East Coast boy at heart and with the news that he’s moving back to New York after one more wild party weekend for San Diego Pride, a Kyler retrospective seems in store. Having graced the cover of three Helix Studios films and featured in 30 highly regarded scenes (with just about as many hair styles!) it’s evident that Kyler is popular with the fans. I caught up with the fun-loving twink in the studio and one thing remains absolutely clear: the Kyler you have come to know onscreen is the same young man you’ll find cooking for his friends and getting crazy at the club:

First off, how big is your dick? Exactly 7″. I even measured it on camera. My longtime fans can confirm…they asked for a mold of my cock so I sent it to one of them. I love giving my fans what they want 🙂

In your most recent solo “Kyler Fucks Himself” you actually stick your dick in your own ass. How did that 7″ feel? I never imagined what my own cock felt like! Now I just feel bad for all the twinks that had to bottom for me.

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7″

Were you always a top? For my very first scene when I started filming with Helix I was supposed to bottom but when the other guy couldn’t get it up I did what any good sex partner would do and improvised. Even though I had never topped before I fucked him good.

So do you like flip-flopping? I like topping more but “Flip Fuck Live” with Aiden Summers was fun because of the control I have during Live Shows to respond to what the audience wants to see. I have a big dick and can fuck forever but the variety that comes with flip-fucking keeps things interesting and it’s nice to take a break and let the other guy do some work for a while. I’ve also started using anal numbing cream which is amazing. (Read more Porn Star Pro Tips)

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Looks like Kyler needs that anal numbing cream in “Flip Fuck Live”

Who’s got the biggest dick that you need to use anal numbing cream? Well, for the models I’ve filmed with, Roman Daniels has the longest Helix cock which is why “Attack of Dickzilla” is funny and Christian Collins probably has the thickest. You only need to rub a small amount of anal cream on your asshole and as you start fucking it gets pushed deeper and deeper. It works wonders 🙂

Roman and Kyler in "Battle of the Big Cocks"

Roman and Kyler in “Battle of the Big Cocks”

Kyler sucking Christian in "Everyone Bottoms"

Kyler sucking Christian in “Everyone Bottoms”

You really do know how to surprise us Kyler 🙂 Speaking of which, your hair is different every time I see you, what’s up with that? I’m a cosmetologist so that’s part of it but on a deeper level a big driving motivation for me is to always stay fresh and keep improving myself. Whether it’s changing my hair or going to the gym or coming up with new positions it’s all about going forward and continuing to get better. That’s one of the reasons I’m moving back to New York. And like I’ve said, I always want to give the fans something new but I also really want them to know that even with all the change, the Kyler Ash they have come to know from the Live Shows is the real me. I’m exactly the same crazy, funny and truthful person with the audience as in real life…when I’m naked on camera what more of me is there to hide?

What are some of the positions you’ve come up with? The best was getting Chase Young to hang from a tree branch as I fucked him. I didn’t invent the ‘Pile Driver’ but in “Beach Bum Sex” I put Luke Allen into that position on the fly and everyone really loved it, still one of my favorites.

"Outdoor Afternoon Delight"

“Outdoor Afternoon Delight”

The Pile Driver from "Beach Bum Sex"

The Pile Driver from “Beach Bum Sex”

You’ve done a few outdoor scenes, what’s it like having outdoor sex? “Outdoor Afternoon Delight” with Chase was fine except for the fear of getting arrested but the second scene I ever filmed was “Outdoor Threeway” and I was really nervous about the whole thing. It was my first time having outdoor sex, first threesome and I had just started topping. I was worried that people would hear us moaning over the fence and the angling & positions when you’re in a threeway can be difficult.

"Outdoor Threeway"

“Outdoor Threeway”

That’s a lot of first times for one scene 😉 I know you haven’t seen the “First Time Outtakes” video but I have to ask you about it, especially because you keep saying how you’re ‘All big dick and no ass’:

What do you think? No comment, haha.

You’re on the cover of First Time Remembered and have been in “First Time” scenes with Derrick Porter and Max Carter, what’s it like reenacting your first sexual experience? Derrick was one of the first models I met at Helix Studios and Max and I are also close friends. It was a cool process reflecting back on my first time as a teenager and thinking about where I am now having sex with seasoned models like Derrick and Max. It’s those kind of things that give you perspective in life and I really think it helped shooting those scenes with close friends.

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What other kind of scenes do you like? Scenes that allow the audience to insert their own fantasies and desires into what I’m doing. I like to leave some clothing on to give the sex a niche feel which is why I like sport jock porn where they’re all wearing football gear or something. It’s very real and raw, like I could walk into a locker room and just whip out my dick and have sex with a hot jock.

What other fetishes do you have? Do you get turned on by spanking? I only spank when I fuck and I like it more when it’s really fetishy spanking. As far as other fetishes, I like to cook so being drizzled in food or covered in flour is a huge turn on for me. Toys are fun and I used some of mine in “Kyler Fucks Himself” which was the first time a butt plug fit all the way in my ass.

Kyler the cook in "Bare Assed Cooking Lessons"

Kyler the cook in “Bare Assed Cooking Lessons”

Kyler and his toys in "Kyler Fucks Himself"

Kyler and his toys in “Kyler Fucks Himself”

Your personality really shines through during your Solos and Live Shows which I think is why they’re so highly rated. Solos and Live Shows are awesome! I get to do what I want and it’s my job to make sure everyone is entertained. I am definitely in my element being spontaneous and keeping things moving, that’s how I came up with the idea to cum on my own face for my first Live Show. But it’s about more then just the moaning, I love talking with the fans and answering their questions. I’m truthful and like to get to know the audience so it becomes a real relationship and I feel the fans care about me in a way that’s separate from the sex.

Get to know Kyler Ash

Get to know Kyler Ash

What was it like during the Live Show Orgy? It was great because I ended up on the DVD cover, haha 🙂 To be honest we had tons of fun and the best thing about an orgy is whenever you get bored you just move on to fucking the next boy. Plus I love how all the attention was on me when I came.

Live Show Orgy cover

"Live Show Orgy"

“Live Show Orgy”

Anything else you would like to share with your fans? I really appreciate all of my fans and the little things they do to show they care. The fan art I receive is amazing! And it means a lot that they keep up with how I’m doing and not just who I’m fucking. Porn can be taboo and I’ve never wanted to be ashamed of my work or be the guy who only shoots one scene. I’ve tried to be very intentional about owning my decision to be in porn and embrace it as a career, which I could not have done without the support of my fans. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far, I LOVE YOU ALL and will be in touch from New York!

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