The documentary series, Everything You Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars but Were Afraid to Ask, mentioned here last month has apparently been banned from larger online retailer Amazon.com. A new Huffington Post report looks into why but could not get much of a response:
Amazon was offered John Roecker's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gay Porn Stars," and refused it, because of "content." They stock some titles from the same distributor (who declined to comment on this matter). Amazon also has carried Roecker's "Live Freaky Die Freaky" and "Disease and Punishment." No one has heard back from Amazon about what exactly in the content bothers them. Considering what else they stock, it's be interesting to learn why a documentary which treats porn actors with compassion and dignity is not acceptable to them.
Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong provided music for the series which was directed by John Roecker who has previously collaborated with Armstrong, as well as members of Green Day and others. The DVD is due out July 27, 2010.