William Higgins (director)

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William Higgins (also "Wim Hof") is a director of gay pornographic films. His first film, "Boys of Venice," was produced in 1979. He has since produced over 140 internationally distributed titles.[1] His films have won several Grabby awards and he is in the GayVN Awards Hall of Fame.[2] He is the founder of the film production company Catalina Video.[citation needed]

One of gay porn's pioneers, William Higgins began making movies with a distinctive '"California look" in the 1970s and directed many of Catalina Video's greatest hits for nearly two decades. With classic films like Pacific Coast Highway, The Young & the Hung, Sailor in the Wild, Class Reunion, Big Guns, These Bases Are Loaded, Brother Load, Beyond Hawaii, and French Lieutenant's Boys.

Channel 1 Releasing acquired the rights to Catalina Video in 2007 and is re-mastering many of Higgins' classic Catalina movies and transferring them to DVD.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1984 Gay Producers Association winner of Special Achievement Award for "Sailor in the Wild 1".[3]
  • 1985 X-Rated Critics Organization winner of Best Depiction of Safe Sex for "The Young & the Hung".[4]
  • 2000 Grabby Awards nomination for Best International Video and Best Videograph.[5]
  • 2000 Grabby Awards winner of Best Classic DVD.[6]
  • 2003 Grabby Awards winner of Best Classic DVD.[7]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Weitzer, Ronald John (2000), Sex for sale: prostitution, pornography, and the sex industry, Routledge, p. 54, ISBN 978-0-415-92295-1, Directors William Higgins and Matt Sterling set the standard for the new 1980s gay porn model. 
  2. ^ 1998 GayVN Hall of Fame.
  3. ^ Guyjoy, Wilder, editor-in-chief (November 1995). Adam Gay Video 1996 Directory. Los Angeles, California: Knight Publishing Corp. 
  4. ^ "XRCO award winners". XRCO. 
  5. ^ "GVD 2000 Grabby Awards Nominations". Archived from the original on June 4, 2004. 
  6. ^ "The 12th Annual (2002) Grabby Award Winners". Gay Chicago Magazine. May 24, 2003. Archived from the original on May 9, 2004. 
  7. ^ "The 13th Annual (2003) Grabby Award Winners". Gay Chicago Magazine. Archived from the original on June 18, 2004. 
  8. ^ Brett Beemyn (Editor)Creating a Place For Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories, p. 252, at Google Books
  9. ^ 2004 Grabby award winner for Best Classic DVD
  10. ^ 1985 X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) award for best director.
  11. ^ 1987 X-Rated Critics Organization Best Video, 2002 Grabby Award Best Classic DVD and 2006 Grabby Award Best Classic Gay DVD.
  12. ^ J. C. Adams (May 4, 2009). "Real-Life Sibling Sex in Gay Porn Flicks". The Adams Report. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  13. ^ 2002 Grabby award winner for Best International Screenplay.
  14. ^ JC Adams (April 28, 2009). "Identical-Twin Sex Featured in 'Double Czech'". The Adams Report. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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