Michael Stabile

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Michael Stabile III (1974) is an American journalist and documentary filmmaker best known for his work in and about the pornography industry. His work has appeared in Playboy, The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed and Salon.com. In 2004, he and Jack Shamama co-created [1] the gay pornographic soap opera Wet Palms for which they won a GayVN Award for Best Screenplay. He has also written several other GayVN-nominated movies including Spokes III, Cross Country, and Master of the House.[2] Two of the films were included in "Top 10 Gay Porn Movies of the Decade" by Gawker Media's Fleshbot [3] with credit given to the writing team of Stabile and Shamama.

Since 2003, Stabile has edited Gay Porn Blog and in 2005 became producer of The Tim and Roma Show,[4] a web-based talk show about the gay adult industry. In 2008, Stabile launched gay news site TheSword.com.[5] He has been named "an arbiter of taste for gay porn" by the Village Voice.[6]

Stabile has also been featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gay.com, Time Out, Cybersocket, and the Huffington Post.[7]

Stabile is working with Shamama and cinematographer Ben Leon on Seed Money,[8] a documentary about Falcon Studios' founder and GLBT philanthropist Chuck Holmes, currently in production. Their documentary short, Smut Capital of America premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2011.[9] In late 2011, Stabile began working with Warhol Superstar Holly Woodlawn on a documentary about her life.


  1. ^ Huston, Johnny (September 27, 2011). "Dirty Soap". San Francisco Bay Guardian. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Master of the House on IMDb
  3. ^ O'Brien, Brian (May 1, 2009). "Top 10 Gay Porn Movies of the Decade". Fleshbot.
  4. ^ Van Iquity, Dana (May 10, 2006). "A Sexy Yet Sappy Soap". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  5. ^ Rice, G. (September 12, 2008). "Gay Culture Finds A New Home". Adult Video News. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  6. ^ Barmann, Jay (December 20, 2005). "Video Killed the Gay Porn Star". Village Voice. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  7. ^ Wilkey, Robin (July 11, 2011). "YBCA Smut Capital of America Premiere". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  8. ^ Berlin, Mike (February 23, 2012). "Forget Hollywood". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  9. ^ Wagner, David (July 12, 2011). "Looking Back on the Golden Era of SF Porn". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved January 10, 2013.