Increasingly desperate to lure readers, failing gay porn blog The Sword ran a story speculating that Mile High Media plans to replace Icon Male director Nica Noelle with another of its female in-house directors, Dana Vespoli. The story was concocted following Icon Male’s April 13 release of “The Devil Is In The Details,” a psychological thriller directed by Vespoli.
“These are gossip blogs, not credible news sites. They never investigate anything,” Noelle told PassTheTea, in response to The Sword’s headline story. “If they did, they wouldn’t have 75% of their content.”
“The Devil Is In The Details” marks the first gay porn release from Vespoli, who also directs Mile High’s all-girl line, Sweetheart Video.
“I’ve been encouraging Dana for years to try her hand at gay porn, because she’s a brilliant filmmaker and I knew she could bring something fresh to the genre,” Noelle said. “Meanwhile, Sweetheart fans have been asking me to come back to lesbian porn. So Dana and I asked Mile High if we could trade off titles.”
“The Devil is in the Details” was filmed in Los Angeles, while Noelle filmed “A Mother’s Secret” for Sweetheart Video on location in New England. Both films were shot in December 2015.
“It’s a win/win for directors and fans when we can create in multiple genres,” Noelle said. “It helps the directors to stay inspired, and the fans get more variety.”
“We realize blogs have to create drama by putting an outrageous spin on everything,” said Mile High Media President Jon Blitt. “These are the tabloids of our industry, and unfortunately it comes with the territory.”
So why is Vespoli suddenly directing for Icon Male?
“Nica and Dana came to me last year and asked if they could shoot a title for each other’s studios,” Blitt explained. “Nica created Sweetheart Video, and since her return to Mile High the fans have been asking us when she’s going to do another all-girl movie.”
When Vespoli expressed interest in directing an Icon Male title, Blitt said, “it created an opportunity to give Nica a Sweetheart title and to make both of our directors happy. There’s your scandal.”
When asked if The Sword and Zachary Sire’s relentless attacks on Noelle have influenced Mile High’s relationship with the director, Blitt laughed.
“The idea that we’d replace one of our top directors because she’s being harassed on the Internet is ridiculous,” Blitt said. “No truth to it whatsoever.”
Watch Icon Male’s “The Devil Is In The Details” directed by Dana Vespoli on VOD: http://www.gayhotmoviesstore.com/the-devil-is-in-the-details/p-371847-3