Van Darkholme

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Van Darkholme
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Darkholme during the Boss Of This Gym Competition
Born (1972-10-24) October 24, 1972 (age 41)[1]
Nationality Vietnamese American
Other names
  • Van Darkholm,[2]
  • Tadashi,[3]
  • TDN Kosugi
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)[1]

Van Darkholme (born October 4, 1972) is a Vietnamese American pornographic actor, director, as well as an artist and photographer.

Darkholme is among the few Asian American men working in Western gay porn as a director and actor, and is of Vietnamese descent.[4] Much of his work as a director and actor contains bondage and particularly shibari, the Japanese art of rope bondage, a specialty within BDSM cultures. Contrary to popular belief, however, Darkholme is not a member of the leather club two blocks down and has been known to react aggressively when others bring up the notion. Van Darkholme (sometimes misspelled as "Darkholm") is a screen name; his birth name has been kept private.

Throughout the 1990s, Darkholme was a fashion and photographic model. Darkholme's book of bondage photography, Male Bondage, was published by Bruno Gmünder in June 2006.[5] In 2008, The San Francisco-based BDSM studio Kink hired Darkholme, where he currently directs gay pornography with an emphasis on bondage and wrestling. Darkholme self-identifies as a gayboy.[6]

Partial videography[edit]

  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 7, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2008)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 6, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2008)
  • Anatomy of Bondage, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2007)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 5, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2006)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 4, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2005)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 3, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2005)
  • Once Upon a Time Reloaded, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2005)
  • Rear Window, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2005)
  • Van-Nilla Reloaded, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2005)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 2, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2004)
  • Bondo Gods, Vol. 1, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2004)
  • Raw Rope, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2004)
  • Black Rope, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2002)
  • White Rope, (Muscle Bound Productions, 2001)
  • Lords of the Locker Room, (Can Am Productions, 1999)
Van Darkholme posing at a beach.


  1. ^ a b c "VAN DARKHOLME - BIO". Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  2. ^ Van Darkholme at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-03.
  3. ^ Van Darkholme at the Internet Adult Film Database
  4. ^ BN Magazine feature (vietnamese american magazine)
  5. ^ Darkholme, Van (2006-06-30). Male Bondage: Art Deserves a Witness. Bruno Gmunder Verlag. ISBN 3-86187-990-5. 
  6. ^ Darkholme, Van (2008), Bio 2008, Van Darkholme Official Website. Retrieved March 23, 2009.

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