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by Cilantro Che Guevara

Philadelphia QFest

The secret is finally out: Max & Jake’s Road Strip was accepted to the Philadelphia QFest taking place on Saturday, July 20th at 9:30 PM. This is the first LGBT film festival CockyBoys has ever been accepted to, and we couldn’t be more proud of our stars, Jake Bass and Max Ryder along with Ashton Webber, Levi Karter, JD Phoenix, Aiden Summers, and Kevin Warhol.

If you’ve watched the entire series on the CockyBoys website, you’ll be surprised to see that this feature film-length version is very different from the X-rated film we released in four parts starting in early April. Road Strip will be having its world premiere at this event, showcased with ten other feature-length LGBT films and a slew of other short films from July 11th to July 22nd.

Max, Jake, and Levi will all be in attendance at the event along with CockyBoys directors Jake Jaxson, RJ Sebastian, and Benny Morecock for a special Q&A immediately following the screening. And then it’s off to Voyeur nightclub for a night of “Roadstripping” and debauchery!

Two of last year’s most-talked about special event guests make a triumphant return to QFest – this time as the subjects of a very special world premiere event. RoadStrip follows CockyBoys models Max Ryder and Jake Bass as they travel across this great land of ours from New York to Palm Springs in a rented RV. We soon see what happens when cameras are on them 24/7 and the line between reality and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. It also heralds an entirely new genre in gay filmmaking.

Having just launched their careers, the two adorable young ‘uns had barely shaken the eggshells from their tender shoulders when their prior film Project Gogo Boy took the gay adult world by storm, racking up a mountain of awards and instantly catapulting both models and studio to the forefront of the industry. This time you’ll see not only the two in so-hot-it-hurts sexcapades, you’ll be witness to interpersonal relationships flowering and unraveling, highly personal interviews, and one of the most revealing – and sidesplitting – desert “trips” ever taken.

In RoadStrip, CockyBoys writer/director Jake Jaxson, along with his partner in-business-and-in-life Benny Morecock, and R.J. Sebastian (who also lensed), creatively fused gay pornography along with experimental art, cinema verite and raunchy reality, and have fashioned one of the season’s most visually arresting and exciting experiences.

Attending this very special world premiere event in person for a Q&A will be CockyBoys models Max Ryder, Jake Bass, Levi Karter and Ricky Roman, along with studio owners Jaxson, Sebastian and Morecock. Moderating the entire panel will be PAPER Magazine Editorial Director, fashion icon and well-known lover of all things gay porny Mickey Boardman. Immediately following the Q&A you’re invited to come to Voyeur Nightclub for RoadStripping with the CockyBoys – a night of debauchery certain to go down in party infamy.

Admission is a mere $10 for members and $15 for guests. Come get loose with fabulous drink specials from 10pm to midnight and watch in slack-jawed awe as the CockyBoys get cocky right before your eyes – all under the deeply delicious and sleek swirling beats of Philly’s very own DJ Carl Michaels. Voyeur is located at 1221 St. James Street (between 12th & 13th and Walnut & Locust Streets). — Erik Schut

To find out more about this special world premiere screening and the festival at large, check out the Philadelphia QFest website.

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