Phil St. John | 23rd September | LA

Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno
New Book Signing
The Classic Porn of Phil St. John
Premier Screening of Documentary Feature 

Production still from Getting It At The Rave

The only fellow of The American Film Institute ever inducted into The Gay Porn Hall of Fame, Phil St. John, presents a doubleheader on September 23rd at the Tom of Finland Foundation with his book signing of Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno followed by the world premiere of his documentary feature film The Classic Porn of Phil St. John that chronicles St. John’s legendary 25 years directing gay porn all over the world.

Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno is an action-adventure, sexually outrageous filmmaking odyssey. St. John takes his boyfriend and a porn star bottom to the land of the “big tops” to make Foreskin Island and Return to Foreskin Island, two tropical dick movies shot back-to-back in the jungles near San Juan. The moviemaking is fraught with knife fights, sexual intrigue, nervous breakdowns, tropical depressions, secret marijuana smuggling, and true cinematic, pornographic love.

The book is also available from Tom of Finland Store. Cover Art by Miguel Angel Reyes.


Also on view will be framed photographic prints from some of St. John’s movies.

$5 suggested donation



“Breathlessly paced, colorful, and just a little scary, the book tells us the almost hallucinatory insanity of making porn. And it’s real.”