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  • In Memoriam : Cliff Meador


    CLIFFTON G. MEADOR

    January 20, 1957 – January 8, 2023

    Thanks for Copper for the following Memorial

    The world of male-spanking suffered a loss recently, with the passing of Cliff Meador, the owner of Spanking Central video productions. Starting in 1993 in Palm Springs, Cliff (or “Cliffboy” as he was known at the time) began a mail-order company that specialized in designing and building spanking equipment that he called “The House of Correction.” Included in his product line were a selection of paddles, leather straps and a variety of bondage devices. After relocating to Fresno California, in 2003 he opened a video production company where he planned to feature both male and female spanking scenarios. When Spanking Central first opened, he offered a catalog of ten videos that were available on DVD, or by membership for $12 a month. He set a goal of offering one new video every week,abandoning the idea of using female models and specializing in exclusively male content.

    In addition to directing the videos, Cliff appeared in almost all of them as the sole top. Artistically shot and edited, in an interview, he once described his productions as “a dramatization of a spanking” and “theatrics,” rather than real discipline. In 2008, he stopped offering DVD’s for sale, making his films available only by membership. In addition to the featured videos, Cliff also maintained a regular video blog, updating the members on his current activities, his models, and occasional rants about video piracy or other political issues In February of 2019, Cliff announced that he was ceasing production of new films, although he would allow the website to stay open as long as it paid for itself. By that time, he had produced an impressive catalog of 745 spanking videos. Cliff unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, January 8th at the age of 65. The website, www.spankingcentral.com is still available, although it is unknown just how long it will remain active.


  • In Memorium – William Higgins

    In Memorium – William Higgins

    19/12/1942 – 21/12/2019

    The legendary gay porn director William Higgins has died suddenly. During his career he has participated in the production of thousands of films, many of which were made in the Czech Republic.

    Widely considered a major influence on modern industry filmmakers, Higgins enjoyed remarkable longevity in adult entertainment. In 2018 he celebrated 40 years in the industry; his indelible legacy includes a body of work consisting of more than 3000 movies since the mid-1970s.

    Higgins’s resume of iconic films included such classics as The Boys of Venice,The Class of ’84, These Bases Are Loaded,The Best Little Warehouse in L.A., Sailor in the Wild, Cousins, The Pizza Boy,Big Guns and more.

    Higgins left America in the late 1990’s and , after a brief period in Australia, relocated to the Chech Republic where he first set up WilliamHiggins.com and Later CzechBoysNextDoor.com which became Str8hell.com. Over the years many images from Str8hell.com have appeared on JockSpank.

    William Higgins was an icon in the Gay Adult film industry, who has given us many hours of pleasure. He was also a kind and delightful man to know. We will miss him.

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