Monday, December 12, 2011
Cocktails with the Stars Gives Back
At first it may sound a little weird that West Hollywood’s longest-running promotion—which features almost-naked porn stars and free porn giveaways on a weekly basis—is collecting children’s shoes and raising money for bicycles for Christmas. But if you ask Scotty B, host of Cocktails with the Stars at Micky’s, it’s all part of giving back!
Not familiar with the skin show that is Cocktails with the Stars? The weekly Wednesday porn show at Micky’s (7-10 p.m.) has been around for decades, welcoming everyone from Matthew Rush, Ryan Idol, Johnny Hazzard and Titan Exclusive François Sagat. The show, no stranger to controversy, naked bodies and debauchery, is a live show and has garnered quite an impressive following over the years—by loyalists, journalists, photographers and the ‘pornorazzi’ camera squads.
“This year for Christmas I wanted to use the show as a vehicle to give back, so I asked all my friends in porn to give as generously as they could. I reached out to everyone I could for help,” says Scotty B. “And with help from my porn star buddy Christian Owen, the month-long period of giving started off extremely well!”
Christian Owen has been in porn for years, working for almost every studio—and about as many years as he’s been having sex in front of the camera, he’s also been hosting his yearly children’s shoe drive, coinciding with his birthday! In lieu of gifts, Owen asks his fans and peers to bring a pair of children’s shoes benefiting the Hollywood Housing Corp. in Los Angeles. And on Dec. 7, porn stars from all over the West Coast, including Jimmy Durano, Nick Young and Lex Sabre, came out to contribute to the heaping pile of shoes that Owen annually collects. In the past, both San Francisco and Los Angeles have hosted this great promotion, but the patrons of Micky’s made Christian Owen’s 30th Birthday bash—quiet, he didn’t want us to tell his age!—the most successful yet.
In addition to the shoes, Cocktails with the Stars is working with Huffy Bikes to put as many bicycles as possible ‘from Santa’ under children’s Christmas trees this year.
"I have a close friend who works for Huffy, and he can get bicycles for as inexpensive as $40, so I decided to ask my porn star friends, their studios and fans to put their money where their heart is and help me raise 20 bikes or more before Dec. 21,” says Scotty B. “So far everyone has been incredible! I’m blessed to work in an industry that can unite to do so much good.”
Cocktails with the Stars and Scotty B are working with the offices of Mayor John Duran and the city of West Hollywood & Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive to get these bikes to families that so desperately need gifts for the holidays. In addition, the city of West Hollywood has also agreed to pick up the bikes from their delivery point in Carson, saving the promotion lots of time and costly money in renting a delivery truck.
So far, fans of the weekly promotion have given well over $200, and Raging Stallion, Next Door Studios, Nick Young XXX and Michael Brandon’s 9X6 Lubricant have all donated.
In particular, Michael Brandon found the cause so honorable that his company donated $200! “I remember how important bikes were to my childhood,” says Brandon.
Scotty B and AshCamerazzi, his weekly cameragirl/wingman, have vigorously been calling as many studios as possible, in hopes they would pledge money for a children’s Huffy bike. On Wednesday, Dec. 21, the show will announce how many bikes were raised and will have a special ceremony with porn stars Riley Price, Dominic Pacifico, Cliff Jensen, Rob Romoni and hordes of other stars. That date is also when the show conducts its yearly tradition, “Dick in a Box.” Be sure to check it out!