Van Darkholme

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Van Darkholme
Van Darkholme 1.JPG
Born
Van Saama

(1972-10-24) October 24, 1972 (age 48)[1]
NationalityVietnamese
Other names
  • Van Darkholm[2]
  • Tadashi[3]
  • TDN Kosugi
  • VAN-sama
Known forMale bondage (particularly shibari), gay pornography, gachimuchi, online streaming[4]
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Twitch information
Channel
Years active2020–present
Total views520,955
(30 May 2020)
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2020–present
Subscribers15,000[5]
Total views413,345[5]

Updated: September 2020
Follower and view counts updated as of 30 May 2020.
Websitewww.vandarkholme.com

Van Darkholme (born October 24, 1972),[failed verification] also known by the nickname VAN-sama (Japanese: VAN様), is a Vietnamese-American dungeon master,[6][7][8] performance artist and film director, as well as a photographer. Being of Vietnamese descent, he is among the few Asian American men working in Western gay porn as a director and actor.[9]

Career[edit]

Darkholme's book of bondage photography, Male Bondage, was published by Bruno Gmünder in June 2006.[10]

In 2008 Darkholme created Kinkmen.com for Peter Acworth who is the owner of Kink.com.[11]

Together with other porn actors and personalities such as Billy Herrington he has frequently been featured in Gachimuchi internet memes, gaining considerable notoriety in Japanese video-sharing website Niconico, in which he is often referred to by the nickname VAN-sama[12] or TDN Kosugi.[13] Van has reacted positively to these memes and featured his favourite one on his personal blog.[14]

In 2017, a character based on him had a main role in the fan-made visual novel Deep Dark Fantasies.[15] Also in 2017, another fan-made Deep Dark Fantasy video game was created based on his character.[16]

Since 2020 Van has been regularly streaming on Twitch[17] and also started a YouTube channel.[18]

Major appearances[edit]

(All below are produced by Muscle Bound Productions)

  • 2001 White Rope
  • 2002 Black Rope
  • 2004 Raw Rope[24]
  • 2004 Bondo Gods, Vol. 1[25]
  • 2004 Bondo Gods, Vol. 2
  • 2005 Van-Nilla Reloaded[26]
  • 2005 Rear Window
  • 2005 Once Upon a Time Reloaded
  • 2005 Bondo Gods, Vol. 3
  • 2005 Bondo Gods, Vol. 4
  • 2006 Bondo Gods, Vol. 5
  • 2007 Anatomy of Bondage
  • 2008 Bondo Gods, Vol. 6
  • 2008 Bondo Gods, Vol. 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BIO 2007". vandarkholme.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Van Darkholme at IMDb. Retrieved December 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Van Darkholme at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Van Darkholme on Twitch
  5. ^ a b "About Vansamaofficial". YouTube.
  6. ^ Van Darkholme Kink interview
  7. ^ House of Detention
  8. ^ Van Darkholme's full transcript of the interview
  9. ^ Michelle Man, "Hot For Porn? Adult Entertainment in the Vietnamese Community" at the Wayback Machine (archived May 5, 2007), BN, January 8, 2006. Archived from the original
  10. ^ Darkholme, Van (June 30, 2006). Male Bondage: Art Deserves a Witness. Bruno Gmunder Verlag. ISBN 3-86187-990-5.
  11. ^ "Van Darkholme Bio | Van Darkholme Blog". Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  12. ^ "Van-sama / Fercussion". Know Your Meme. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  13. ^ "TDNコスギとは (タダノコスギとは) [単語記事]". ニコニコ大百科 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  14. ^ "VAN DARKHOLME - JOURNAL - BLOG". 2010-04-10. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  15. ^ Says, Thehasbrogamer (2017-10-19). "Deep Dark Fantasies Is A Game That Doesn't Understand Kink [NSFW]". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  16. ^ "Deep Dark Fantasy - The Hardcore Gay BDSM Game No-one Wanted". Destructoid. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  17. ^ "I'm live on Twitch". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  18. ^ "My official Youtube channel is up". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  19. ^ "Lords of the Lockerroom (1999) - IMDb". Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  20. ^ Lords of the Locker Room
  21. ^ House of Detention - IMDb
  22. ^ House of Detention
  23. ^ House of Detention (video game)
  24. ^ Raw Rope (Video 2004) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-09-22
  25. ^ Bondo Gods, Vol. 1, retrieved 2020-09-22
  26. ^ Van Darkholme - Van-Nilla Reloaded, retrieved 2021-05-26

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