October 24, 1972
|Known for||Male bondage (particularly shibari), gay pornography, gachimuchi, online streaming|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
(30 May 2020)
Updated: September 2020
|Follower and view counts updated as of 30 May 2020.|
Van Darkholme (born October 24, 1972),[failed verification] also known by the nickname VAN-sama (Japanese: VAN様), is a Vietnamese-American dungeon master, 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.
Darkholme's book of bondage photography, Male Bondage, was published by Bruno Gmünder in June 2006.
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 or TDN Kosugi. Van has reacted positively to these memes and featured his favourite one on his personal blog.
In 2017, a character based on him had a main role in the fan-made visual novel Deep Dark Fantasies. Also in 2017, another fan-made Deep Dark Fantasy video game was created based on his character.
- 1999 Lords of the Locker Room (as a leatherman in jabroni outfit)
- 2002 House of Detention
- 2020 House of Detention (video game)
(All below are produced by Muscle Bound Productions)
- 2001 White Rope
- 2002 Black Rope
- 2004 Raw Rope
- 2004 Bondo Gods, Vol. 1
- 2004 Bondo Gods, Vol. 2
- 2005 Van-Nilla Reloaded
- 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
- "BIO 2007". vandarkholme.com. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2007.
- Van Darkholme at IMDb. Retrieved December 3, 2007.
- Van Darkholme at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- Van Darkholme on Twitch
- "About Vansamaofficial". YouTube.
- Van Darkholme Kink interview
- House of Detention
- Van Darkholme's full transcript of the interview
- 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
- Darkholme, Van (June 30, 2006). Male Bondage: Art Deserves a Witness. Bruno Gmunder Verlag. ISBN 3-86187-990-5.
- "Van Darkholme Bio | Van Darkholme Blog". Retrieved 2020-09-22.
- "Van-sama / Fercussion". Know Your Meme. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- "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.
- "VAN DARKHOLME - JOURNAL - BLOG". 2010-04-10. Archived from the original on 2010-04-10. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- Says, Thehasbrogamer (2017-10-19). "Deep Dark Fantasies Is A Game That Doesn't Understand Kink [NSFW]". Kotaku Australia. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
- "Deep Dark Fantasy - The Hardcore Gay BDSM Game No-one Wanted". Destructoid. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
- "I'm live on Twitch". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- "My official Youtube channel is up". Twitter. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
- "Lords of the Lockerroom (1999) - IMDb". Retrieved 2020-10-10.
- Lords of the Locker Room
- House of Detention - IMDb
- House of Detention
- House of Detention (video game)
- Raw Rope (Video 2004) - IMDb, retrieved 2020-09-22
- Bondo Gods, Vol. 1, retrieved 2020-09-22
- Van Darkholme - Van-Nilla Reloaded, retrieved 2021-05-26