http://broadwayworld.com: TLA Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon has won the GayVN Award for Best Alternative Release! Bigger than the Oscars and Golden Globes, the GayVN Awards honor films and actors that bare all for the pleasure of others. Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon beat out another TLA favorite Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild. The GayVN awards were held in San Francisco on March 28th.
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon tells the story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler and his path to becoming a brand name in the adult entertainment industry, as well as a hero to the newly liberated gay population.
“Making this film was a great opportunity to pay tribute to a man who lives his life with grace, humor and confidence, and was a role model for an entire generation of men,” said director Jeffrey Schwarz. “Jack and the filmmakers he worked with were truly pioneers in the industry, and I hope this film can remind us that porn can be revolutionary, inspirational, and just plain fun.”
Wrangler documents the life and career of one of the biggest porn icons of the 1970s. And while Wrangler was extremely popular within the gay community, he eventually fell in love with Margaret Whiting, the famous vocalist who was 22 years his senior. Wrangler went on to cross over to straight adult films and still maintained his popularity.
“On behalf of Jack Wrangler and myself, we wish to thank the GayVN Awards for choosing Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon as Best Alternative Release,” said Schwarz.
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