2015 NAKED EYE CELEBRITY CAMERA AUCTION

On July 17th, top celebrities — actors, musicians, writers, models, photographers, performance artists, directors, porn stars, drag queens, and more — are auctioning off unique personal photos and selfies as part of the #NakedEye Camera Benefit.

Our celebrity partners took photographs with disposable 35mm cameras and signed the cameras especially to benefit MIX NYC. The signed cameras will be up for auction starting July 17th.
The cameras are being auctioned “naked,” i.e. with undeveloped negatives included, giving you a unique opportunity to own original, one-of-a-kind photographic artworks, unseen selfies, and real-life photos. Bid and be the first to see—images created just for you by your favorite celebrities.
This benefit is supported by Collective Digital Studio, Rentboy, Producer Entertainment Group, and Lomokino.
Thanks for supporting MIX NYC!

DRAG QUEENS

Nicole Paige Brooks

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 contestant Nicole Paige Brooks (Bryan Christopher) is a Drag Queen from Atlanta, Georgia. She may be a southern belle, but Nicole Paige Brooks is anything but meek and proper. Her mouthy personality and 14 years of prior drag experience made her a standout in season two of Drag Race. READ ON.

John Epperson

John Epperson is a drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist and writer who is mainly known for creating his stage character Lypsinka. As Lypsinka he lip-synchs to meticulously edited, show-length soundtracks culled from snippets of outrageous 20th-century female performances in movies and song. READ ON.

Ivy Winters

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 Contestant Ivy Winters is an actor, photographer, costume designer, and fire artist.

Pandora Boxx

Drag queen, actor, comedian, recording artist, writer Pandora Boxx is best known as a contestant on the smash hit RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 2) on Logo and VH1. Despite not winning, Pandora proved to be the break-out star and was named by Entertainment Weekly as their ”America’s Next Drag Superstar.” EW.com saying that it was “the most controversial elimination of the season.” READ ON.

Alaska Thunderfuck

A bizarre cosmic collision propelled Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 to Earth in March 1966 . . . and on to the fifth season of Logo TV’s RuPaul’s Drag Race in January 2013. Still radioactive, no one knows who or what she is yet, but no one cares, as long as she never returns to her native planet. Her age and species remain unknown to the public, but a few of her enemies claim to hold copies of her spawning record and universal passport. READ ON.

FILM & TV

Jonathan Caouette

Jonathan Caouette is a film director, writer, editor and actor. Caouette is the director and editor of Tarnation (2003), an autobiographical documentary, that premiered at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals. Tarnation was awarded Best Documentary Award from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirits, the Gotham Awards, as well as the L.A. and London International Film Festivals. READ ON.

James Franco

James Franco is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher, author and poet. His first prominent role was a lead part, “Daniel Desario”, on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks, he later achieved recognition for playing the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), in which he won a Golden Globe Award, and for playing Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). READ ON.

Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer is an actress and comedian best known for co-creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Broad City with Abbi Jacobson. READ ON.

Kevin Allison

Kevin Allison is a comedic writer and actor. He is perhaps best known as a writing and performing member of The State on MTV. Popular sketches on the show starring Allison include “Taco Mail,” “Mr. Magina”, “Dreamboy”, and “The Jew, the Italian, and the Redhead Gay”. Allison came out as gay to the national media at 24 when The State began airing in 1994. READ ON.

JB Ghuman

J.B. Ghuman Jr. is an actor, photographer, dancer and director, known for Spork (2010), Starcrossed (2005), D.E.B.S. (2004) and Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003). READ ON.

Bruce la Bruce

Bruce LaBruce is a writer, filmmaker, photographer and underground adult director based in Toronto, Ontario. His films explore themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms, frequently blending the artistic and production techniques of independent film with gay pornography. He first gained public attention with the publication of the queer punk zine J.D.s, which he co-edited with G.B. Jones. READ ON.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. As a child star, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, Beethoven, and 10 Things I Hate About You, and as Tommy Solomon in the TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun. READ ON.

Naomi Grossman

Naomi Grossman is an actress, writer, and producer best known for her role as Pepper in the second and fourth seasons of the FX horror television series American Horror Story. She was a member of the improvisational and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles, California. READ ON.

Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin is currently in the Netflix original series Transparent, where she plays Tammy Cashman. Hardin is perhaps most recognized for her portrayal of ‘Jan Levinson’ on the U.S. version of the hit television series The Office and movies such as Hannah Montana: The Movie, 17 Again and The Hot Chick. READ ON.

Gaby Hoffmann

Gaby Hoffmann is an film and television actress who is a former child actress, most well known for recently appearing in the television series Louie, Girls, and Transparent. Hoffman got her start in Uncle Buck, and has had well-received supporting roles in The Man Without a Face (1993), This Is My Life (1992), Field of Dreams (1989) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). READ ON.

Lea Delaria

Lea DeLaria is an American comedian, actress, and jazz musician. The “famously controversial” DeLaria was “the first openly gay comic to break the late-night talk-show barrier” with her 1993 appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. Currently, Delaria appears in the Netflix Original series Orange Is the New Black as the recurring character, prison inmate Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black. READ ON.

Cheyenne Jackson

Cheyenne Jackson is an actor and singer-songwriter. His credits include leading roles in Broadway musicals and other stage roles, as well as film and television roles, concert singing, and music recordings. After beginning his acting career in regional theatre in Seattle, he moved to New York and was an understudy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002) and Aida (2003). READ ON.

Trace Lysette

Trace Lysette is an actress, known for Bloody Mary (2015), The Curse of the Fuentes Women (2015) and Transparent (2014). READ ON.

Reed Morano

In early 2013, Reed was invited to become the youngest member of the American Society of Cinematographers; she is one of only 12 women out of approximately 340 active members in the organization. She was honored with the 2011 Kodak Vision Award for Cinematography at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy awards, and in past years has been named one of Variety‘s “10 Cinematographers to Watch”, one of ioncinema dot com‘s “American New Wave 25″, and one of five innovative cinematographers in ICG magazine’s “Generation Next” spotlight. READ ON.

Lennon Parham

Lennon Parham is an actress and writer, known for Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) and Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009). Check out her show Playing House, premiering its second season on August 4 on USA Network! READ ON.

Dee Rees

Dee Rees is a screenwriter and director. She is the Director of the highly acclaimed HBO biopic Bessie starring Queen Latifah. Rees has written and directed several short films, as well as the full-length feature film Pariah. Dee was selected as a 2008 Tribeca Institute/Renew Media Arts Fellow and appeared on Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” that same year. She was also nominated for a USA Fellowship in 2009. READ ON.

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer is a film and television director, film and television producer, story writer, screenwriter, and actor. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and he has produced or co-produced almost all of the films he has directed. He wrote and directed his first film in 1988 after graduating from university. His next film, Public Access (1993), was a co-winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. READ ON.

Dylan Sprayberry

Dylan Sprayberry is an actor and musician who is best known for portraying the young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel. He is currently starring on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf as Liam Dunbar. READ ON.

Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair is an actress and improvisational comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. With frequent collaborator Lennon Parham, she co-created and co-starred in NBC’s Best Friends Forever. Check out her show Playing House, premiering its second season on August 4 on USA Network! READ ON.

Holland Roden

Holland Roden is an American actress, best known for her role as Lydia Martin in MTV’s teen drama Teen Wolf. Roden starred in the HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road playing Bronwyn. In 2008, she played Emily Locke in Lost and Skylar in the 2008 film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish. READ ON.

Stephen Kent Jusick

Stephen Kent Jusick is the executive director of MIX NYC, as well as a celebrated filmmaker and director, known for Robottom (2003), Sodom on the Hudson (2002) and Shortbus (2006). READ ON.

FINE ARTISTS

Zackary Drucker

Zackary Drucker, in addition to being a consultant and associate producer on the Amazon original series, Transparent, is an artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing. Her participatory art works complicate established binaries of viewer and subject, insider and outsider, and male and female in order to create a complex image of the self. READ ON.

Scott Treleaven

Scott Treleaven is an artist whose work employs a variety of media including collage, film, video, drawing, photography and installation. Treleaven’s first film Queercore: A Punk-u-mentary was produced in 1996, a documentary on the queercore scene in the 1990s. READ ON.

Jaimie Warren

Jaimie Warren is a photographer and performance artist living in Kansas City, MO and Brooklyn, NY. She has had her first solo artist monograph published by Aperture (New York, NY) in 2008, and her work is featured in the Rizzoli publication SHOOT: Photography of the Moment featuring 26 photographers including Nan Goldin, Juergen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans, which was released at the New Museum in New York in 2009. READ ON.

John Epperson

John Epperson is a drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist and writer who is mainly known for creating his stage character Lypsinka. As Lypsinka he lip-synchs to meticulously edited, show-length soundtracks culled from snippets of outrageous 20th-century female performances in movies and song. READ ON.

MUSICIANS

Mike Hamel

Mike Hamel is a singer​/songw​riter with a bit of a different approach. ”Usually the term singer – songwriter takes on a folk ideal – very laid back and flowery. But my music is so much more than that,” he explains. “It’s visceral, it’s energetic, it’s passio​nate..​.” Based out of Beacon, NY, Mike has earned his stripes spending close to a decade playing in a variety of projects. Doing so has earned him a faithful following in fans spanning all genres. READ ON.

Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna is an American musician, feminist activist, and punk zine writer. In the early- to mid-1990s she was the lead singer of feminist punk band Bikini Kill, before fronting Le Tigre in the late 1990s and early 2000s.In 1998, Hanna released a lo-fi solo album under the name Julie Ruin and since 2010 has been working on a project called The Julie Ruin. READ ON.

Owen Tate

Owen Tate is best known for featuring underground club whores, divas, and personalities. Owen supplies electro junkies and after hours addicts their sonic fix smothered in his trade marked blend of Sex Glam Gloom. Mr Tate first appeared in NYC performing with rock and funk bands such as Foxxen, The Blessed, and Pharoah. READ ON.

Kayvon Zand

A provocateur in self-imagined couture and a pompadour, Kayvon Zand brings sexuality and satire back to a performance scene that needs it. A rabble rouser with a healthy dark side to match his eyebrows, Zand made waves when his Disgraceland show of raunchy rituals got him banned from New York’s Highline Ballroom in 2010. When the club instructed him to trim the show’s fake blood and fire effects, Zand responded in the only sensible way possible—he added some heavy duty sex acts! READ ON.

PORN

Dirk Caber

Midwestern hunk Dirk Caber is a man of many talents. Not only can he milk the cum out of a massive cock but he also plays the ophicleide horn. Dirk is attracted to masculine guys who are good kissers. His fantasy fucks includes him being tied to a bench with a group of thick muscle tops taking turns pounding his eager hole. Dirk Caber loves the connection, intimacy, intensity and sensation of sex. READ ON.

Adam Ramzi

Adam Ramzi is the true definition of tall, dark and handsome with olive skin, a roguish gaze, a handsome face, and an athletic frame. Versatile in look and in position, Adam packs heat in the front with a substantial cock…and in the back with a round, firm ass. All of this and he’s got a sexy dusting of hair in all the right places. He’s undeniably one of the hottest performers to appear in any gay porn during 2013. READ ON.

Jesse Jackman

Jesse Jackman is a devoted husband, senior software engineer, and geek savant from Boston, Massachusetts who moonlights as a Titan Media adult film star. His blog, a collection of musings about his experiences as a newly-minted fortysomething gay pornographic actor, can be found at www dot jessejackman dot xxx (link NSFW). READ ON.

Chi Chi LaRue

Chi Chi LaRue is a gay pornographic film director. LaRue won the “Adult Video News” GayVN Award for Best Director five times: The Rise (1990) (Catalina Video, 1991); Songs in the Key of Sex (1992) (VCA/HIS, 1993); Echoes (2000) (Men of Odyssey, 2001); Deep South: The Big and the Easy, Part 1 (2002) and Deep South: The Big and the Easy, Part 2 (2002). READ ON.

Buck Angel

Buck Angel is an adult film producer and performer, and LGBT icon. He is also founder of Buck Angel Entertainment, as a vehicle to produce media projects. He received the 2007 AVN Award as Transsexual Performer of the Year, and works as an advocate, educator, lecturer, and writer. Recently, he created an award-winning series on trans male sexuality called Sexing the Transman XXX. READ ON.

Boomer Banks

Raging Stallion exclusive, Boomer Banks is not only one of the hottest names in porn, he has been recently crowned top escort at the Hookie awards and has had various profiles in HuffPost, TimeOut, and other outlets. READ ON.

Hans Berlin

German-born Hans Berlin is smart, handsome, and loves having sex — it’s his ultimate outlet for feeling intimacy with another man. This aspiring actor currently lives in Hollywood and acts in porn on the side, claiming it’s because he watched way too much when he was a kid. Hans loves a hot flip-fuck, and he’d really be into being stranded on an island with a group of guys who all take turns fucking each other. READ ON.

James Deen

James Deen is a porn actor and director. He was featured in GQ magazine in 2012, and has won numerous AVN awards. READ ON.

Bravo Delta

WITH NEARLY 2 MILLION VIDEO VIEWS ON XTUBE, THIS NEW ENGLAND STUD WAS NO STRANGER TO SHOWING OFF BEFORE BECOMING A FULL-FLEDGED COCKYBOY. NOW HE’S DITCHED THE SUNGLASSES AND BLURRED DISGUISES FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ORDER TO PROVE THAT BOTH HE AND HIS MASSIVE DICK ARE 100% COCKY. READ ON.

Colby Keller

A bigger, scruffier, and more introverted variety of porn actor . . . Starting out as a Sean Cody model, Colby’s career endured, with scenes in Cocksure Men, Randy Blue, and eventually Titan Men, Falcon, and men dot com. Keller is one of the growing number of adult performers who have expanded into other and overlapping areas of cultural production. READ ON.

Jiz Lee

Jiz Lee has performed in porn for over a decade, with more than 200 projects from six countries spanning independent, queer, and hardcore gonzo pornography under their belt. They are the recipient of multiple AVN and XBiz Award industry nominations and Feminist Porn Awards. Jiz has presented most recently at Princeton University, the American Studies Association Conference, and Wonderlust Helsinki (awarded by the Finnish Association for Sexology). READ ON.

Cyd Nova

Cyd Nova is the Programs Director at St James Infirmary – a peer-led occupational health and safety clinic for current and former sex workers, founded in San Francisco in 1999. He is an escort and adult film model, and has extensive grassroots organizing experience within sex worker rights, HIV/AIDS activism and trans liberation. READ ON.

Stoya

Stoya is a pornographic actress, writer and model. Stoya claims that she discovered pornography through an interest in BDSM and via fetish newsgroups on the internet. She has stated that few adult films interested her and that she prefers those with artistic and fetish themes. Stoya was featured in two DVD productions for Razordolls, and she made a non-sex, cameo appearance in two Vivid Alt titles before being contacted by Digital Playground with a proposition to perform in a hardcore lesbian scene with Sophia Santi. READ ON.

Chris Harder

Chris “Go-Go” Harder is a New York City-based “boylesque” performer and gay porn “stud” for Cockyboys dot com. At night you can find Harder regularly performing across New York City’s clubs, bars, and night life scene, whereas during the day he’s often busy filming both in front of and behind the camera. Harder also tours the London and European cabaret and burlesque scenes and has ripped away his pants in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Brussels, Leeds, and Manchester. READ ON.

Maverick Men

The Maverick Men made a name for themselves their own free channel on Xtube before they were contacted by Xtube administrators about the possibility of becoming Xtube amateurs. With over 100,000,000 views they quickly became one of the most notable gay channels on Xtube, which helped launch their careers into mainstream gay pornography. After a two-year period as Xtube amateurs they crossed over into mainstream pornography with Manhunt. READ ON.

Adam Russo

 This amazing hunky daddy began in porn in 2010, right after turning forty. In only a few years he has become one of the most requested performers in the industry after working for many of the most important studios including Titan Media and Jake Cruise Productions. READ ON.

Tayte Hanson

Born and raised in a small town in New Mexico, CockyBoys Exclusive model Tayte Hanson is a farm raised adventurous spirit with a hunger for living life to the fullest. After moving to New York City to pursue his career in dance Tayte quickly found himself immersed in a wide array of new and exciting ventures. READ ON.

James Darling

Self described blue ribbon FTM Porn Model & Director of FTMfucker.com. Pervert Extraordinaire! Featured in “James Darling Takes My FtM Virginity.” Darling has been awarded the Transgender Erotica Awards‘ Best FTM Performer of the Year Award in 2013, 2014, and 2015. In 2012 he won the Feminist Porn Award for “Heartthrob of the Year.” READ ON.

SPORTS

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst is an American professional poker player and the only woman to ever reach the #1 ranking in the world on the Global Poker Index. She has over 10 million dollars in live poker tournament earnings and is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro, where she plays under the username “V. Selbst”. Selbst has three World Series of Poker bracelets and is the first and only female to win three WSOP bracelets in open field events. READ ON.

WRITERS

Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is a novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His works have been translated into 27 languages. He was at first regarded as one of the so-called literary Brat Pack. Though Ellis made his debut at 21 with the controversial 1985 bestseller Less Than Zero, a zeitgeist novel about wealthy amoral young people in Los Angeles, the work he is most known for is his third novel, 1991′s American Psycho. Four of Ellis’s works have been made into films. READ ON.

Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011) and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and collections. READ ON.

Scott Heim

Scott Heim was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1966. He grew up in a small farming community there, and later attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, earning a B.A. in English and Art History in 1989 and an M.A. in English Literature in 1991. He attended the M.F.A. program in Writing at Columbia University, where he wrote his first novel, Mysterious Skin. HarperCollins published that book in 1995, and Scott followed it with another novel, In Awe, in 1997. READ ON.


Julia Serano

Julia Serano is a true Renaissance woman: a writer, performer, activist, musician, and biologist. She is best known for her book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity, and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about trans women. READ ON.

Mike Signorile

Michelangelo Signorile is a journalist, author and talk radio host. His radio program is aired each weekday across the United States and Canada on Sirius XM Radio and globally online. Signorile is editor-at-large for the Gay Voices vertical of The Huffington Post, where he writes regularly. He is a political liberal, and covers a wide variety of political and cultural issues. READ ON.

Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of seven memoirs and novels, including the recent Mermaid in Chelsea Creek, the classic Valencia, which has been made into a feature-length film with 21 different directors, and The Passionate Mistakes and Intimate Corruption of One Girl in America. She is the founder of RADAR Productions, a literary-non profit that oversees the annual Sister Spit national literary performance tours; Sister Spit Books, a publishing collaboration with City Lights Books, and many other programs serving queer and feminists artists, writers and audiences. READ ON.

YOUTUBE CELEBRITIES

KINDAFUNNY

KINDAFUNNY is four best friends making videos they hope will make you laugh. If not, at least there’s a wiener dog to look at. READ ON.