Also Tackle — Larry is not a writer on this. In my youth it gave me a massive boost to know that someone as good looking and sexual as Iacona aka Stefano could be gay. All you can do is name call. Sounds like somebody made a deal so that they would be portrayed in a better light.
Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Joey Stefano was one of the biggest names in the gay porn industry during the s. Over the course of his five-year career, the Philadelphia-raised power bottom appeared in 58 gay adult films and even caught the attention of Madonna. He appeared in two of her music videos and her book Sex. He also reportedly dated music magnate David Geffen. His career was cut short when he was found dead in a motel room in Hollywood.
Prolific Australian playwright Barry Lowe neither glamorizes nor demonizes porn star Joey Stefano's brief life. He just lets us watch him burn out. Similarly, Brian Kirst's staging, part of Bailiwick's "Pride '99" series, and Joe Waterman's performance carry no moral message, just the sense of loss and pathos when someone dies at 26 of a drug overdose. It's a familiar story, and except for its end, a buoyant survival epic like that of porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.
July 6, at 4: Stefano born Nicholas Iacona was even rumored to have been involved in relationships with many entertainment executives, including then-closeted David Geffen. This is a story about addiction. They were a family. But I have to call him Nick.