David Aaron Clark

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David Aaron Clark
Kylie Rey, David Aaron Clark and Kimmy Kahn.jpg
David Aaron Clark and friends
Born (1960-09-05)September 5, 1960
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Died November 28, 2009(2009-11-28) (aged 49)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Director, actor, musician

David Aaron Clark (September 5, 1960 – November 28, 2009) was an author, musician, pornographic actor, and two time AVN Award winning[1] director of Asian-themed adult movies. He is best known for shooting films of Asian women.

Career[edit]

Switching majors and finally graduating with a degree in journalism in 1986. He edited The Daily Targum, Rutgers' student newspaper, winning multiple Columbia Scholastic Press Association College Gold Circle Awards.

Clark then worked as a stringer at The Bergen Record and the New Brunswick Home News Tribune before becoming an on-line editor at Dow Jones News Service. He left after two years to accept an editorial position at Genesis Magazine, followed by a five-year tenure at Al Goldstein’s Screw magazine.

Clark also edited the fanzine Chrome on Fire, and performed in the band False Virgins, produced by Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo. The band released two albums at the turn of the decade -The 1990 album Skin Job, engineered by Brooklyn producer Martin Bisi. When the lead singer committed suicide, Clark broke up the band and retired from playing music.

Clark wrote several works of erotic fiction, including The Wet Forever about the relationship between a hedonistic man (Janus) and a dominatrix (Madchen). [2]

He moved to San Francisco in 1995 and was hired for an editorial position at the now-defunct The Spectator. Clark was noticed for flamboyant readings and performance art pieces ght to heavy bondage, piercing, and the spilling of his own blood.

In 1998 he moved to Los Angeles to accept a position directing porn videos for John T. Bone’s Cream Studios. Since then he’s carved out a niche shooting mostly artsy low-budget porno exclusively featuring Asian female talent. His screenplay for Brad Armstrong’s high-budget Euphoria won an AVN Award for Best Screenplay in 2000, and his Asia Noir 2: Rise of the Asianatrix won in 2003 for Best Asian Video.

He has directed features for companies ranging from Extreme Associates to Vivid Video.

In an interview with Luke Ford[3] Clark said:

His most recent film, PURE, for Evil Angel, received multiple AVN nominations, including Best Actor (Keni Styles), Best Actress (Asa Akira), Best Supporting Actor (Jake Malone), Best Couples Sex Scene, Best Music Soundtrack, Best Special Effects, Best Screenplay, Best Director – Feature and Best Video Feature.

He died suddenly on November 28, 2009, reportedly as the result of a pulmonary embolism.

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Anthology appearances[edit]

  • Gahan Wilson’s the Ultimate Haunted House (Byron Preiss Press) ISBN 0-06-105315-5
  • World’s Best Erotica (Titan Books)
  • Best Of Gauntlet Magazine (Richard Kasak Books)

Music releases[edit]

  • False Virgins, SKINJOB (1990, Enemy Records)
  • False Virgins, INFERNAL DOLL (1991, Enemy Records)

Partial filmography[edit]

His director credits include:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.avnawards.com/pastwinners.php
  2. ^ Michael Perkins, "Clark, David Aaron" inThe Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature, Edited by Gaétan Brulotte and John Philips (pp. 245=46). London : Routledge, 2006, ISBN 978-1-57958-441-2
  3. ^ http://www.lukeford.com/stars/male/david_aaron_clark.html

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