Josh “Socalled” Dolgin is an openly gay Canadian rapper and artist. He recently celebrated his 40th birthday.
In a new interview with Vice, Dolgin talks about how turning the big 4-0 inspired him to write, produce, and direct an hour-long porno.
“I don’t need porn the way some people seem to,” he says. “I don’t jerk off to porn.” However, he adds, “I do like to have porn playing at parties.”
Dolgin, who describes himself as a “film snob”, says his interest in x-rated movies as art started about ten years ago, after he discovered the work of Toby Ross from the 1970s, who many consider “the godfather of porn.”
“Toby always used natural lighting. The films felt real, and the men in them looked like they were actually having fun. They’re beautiful films.”
Cut to last year, when he randomly connected with gay porn star River Wilson on Grindr. The guys chatted, met up, and quickly hit it off.
“We really connected,” Dolgin recalls. “And we both felt like it’d be a great idea to make a porn movie together.”
So, for his 40th birthday, that’s what Dolgin did. He wrote a script and, while his parents were away one weekend, used their house (without telling them) to film the project.
The Housesitter stars River Wilson and German porn star Valentin Braun, who plays Wilson’s love interest. It tells the story of two men who hookup while on of them is house-sitting.
Here’s a description of the film, according to Vice:
Brownies are brought over as a tasty gift, and then the two engage in a game of chess. Soon after, they have invigorating sex in front of the fireplace. But there are also forays into the fantastical: The Housesitter features a dream sequence, in which Wilson and Braun meet up in the snow wearing outrageous masks. The dream sequence, notably, features snow shoes, so is true Canadiana—a cross between an NFB documentary and a David Lynch movie.
“I wanted this to be different,” says Dolgin. “I wanted to make an indie porn, in the spirit of Toby Ross.”
He adds, “I don’t think of this as a mid-life crisis movie, I see it as a mid-life celebration. I love sex and I love great photography and film, so this is a combination of the two.”
Watch the NSFW-ish trailer for The Housesitter HERE.
Making disgusting adult films is now glorified and justified. Yet nobody talks about how much psychological damage watching porn can cause, not to mention it shamelessly promotes promiscuous lifestyle and encourage viewers to act on their dark fantasies.
Yes but where did all that psychological damage come from with you? You’re like an advertisement for it.
You and your constant battle against porn, drugs, promiscuity…
I do agree that porn and the culture it represents has too big of a hold on many gay/homo-leaning men and on “gay culture”, and it can be damaging.
dude, you are f’ed up more than me, and that is a lot… “…watching porn causes psychological damage”??? Dude, porn is great….. you can do it at home, no disease, cheap, and you expand you imagination….
1) There is no proof that porn causes people to act on something that they wouldn’t already do.
2) Many people talk about the damage, psychological and otherwise,) that watching porn can have on a person’s life; certain people can become addicted to porn, and habitual viewing can lead to sexual, relationship, and other life issues.
3) Most people view pornographic material without turning into creepy, promiscuous, psychologically-damaged, sexually-addicted, perpetually alone freaks, as you described.
4) Most people who continually rail against adult films either can’t accept their internal need to view them or have had negative consequences in their lives from porn and are on a mission to rid the world of all sexual expression outside of their bedroom’s four walls.
Looks like CastleSF has another troll account. Your outrage is so manufactured, repetitive and fake that in NO WAY are you a real person. I feel sorry for anyone who dates this persona you’ve created, as you’re one of the most sex negative pieces of crap to grace this page. Your account was already banned, and then you took a break and now you’re back. Woopty do. Your diatribes are so transparent and self loathing, not to mention fake. And you claim to live in San Francisco. Hilarious, because your outrage and living in Sodom, is quite myopic and ironic.
Well, I have one thing in common with you. I too won’t be jacking off to your porn. Nicely done though.
“Porn gives people unrealistic ideas about how quickly a plumber will show up to your house.”
Also, how he’ll look and how you’ll be paying for his expensive labor.
Another click bait title… That is not what he said… Yawn.
You made me laugh ???
Those ? We’re actually laugh emoji!
So this guy who’s a Canadian rapper turned 40 and made a porn film, starring hot River Wilson and some other dude who’s not himself, but it’s higher quality than the tons of porn you can get from porn studios or JustforFans or Onlyfans or Pornhub, XVideos, etc. because he’s a “film snob.” Um, OK. And yet after all that, he doesn’t even appear in it? Is there at least a little hip hop in it at all?
Dude, you still made a phuck film. Please notify us when you’ve done somethinf groundbreaking, like cure AIDS or cancer. Otherwise who cares that you made a jack off film when you turned 40? No one.
Besides being a rapper with a crazy name .all rappers seem to be out of touch with reality. Kanye west…anyone ?
What’s a “crises” Is there an editor over there at Queerty?
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