It started out as the secret project that Titan was working on, whispered rumors about the return of Francois Sagat, performers quietly relaying stories about intense late night shoots, costumes and set design that none had seen before, CGI, body doubles, and an army of consultants and production crew.
When Francois Sagat’s Incubus finally debuted late last year, the anticipation was deafening and Titanmen unleashed a porn movie that not only brought porn movies to a new level and created a new career for it’s star, it also turned in some of the hottest performances from porn mega stars like Spencer Reed, Shay Michaels, Aymeric Deville and Sagat himself. Incubus wasn’t genre-busting, it was a genre-creating movie that fans and porn blogeratti debated, deconstructed and ultimately hailed as the movie that would change everything.
Titan used the movie to launch their new, and extremely successful, website and, if I may be so bold, brought in your new friend Finn Brooks (aka me) to give you a before-unseen view of the production process. Unlike a lot of porn movies shot in a matter of days, Incubus and it’s soon-to-be released second part took nearly 6 weeks to shoot, bringing crew from the crack of dawn, late into the night and even a 4 AM surprise session when Francois’s mentor, Titanmen director Brian Mills shot tapes full of the violent thunder and lightning storms that blanket the film.
Notoriously media-shy and more interested in letting fans try to make sense of his madness on their own, Francois further surprised the porn world when it became known he’d allowed the entire production process to be documented and captured on video. For the first time fans were not only able to see him performing in his final creations and performances, they got a glimpse of a Francois they hadn’t seen before… casually laughing with his crew over breakfast, expressing doubts in his own abilities as a director and even talking frankly about the way he saw himself. A “Pre-Production” documentary shows him in Paris, hanging out with friends, taking part in a video conference meeting with the Titanmen production team in San Francisco and preparing for the next chapter in his life.
Francois’s blog was filled with countless Behind-The-Scenes video showing everything from him shopping at Home Depot to directing his first scenes and even giving fans advice on how to give the best blow job. Showing an unexpected comedic side, his blog has become a hugely-popular destination for fans.
What he didn’t do was really explain the whole meaning behind the visually stunning movie he’d just released. That’s apparently about to change. Sagat promises that with Incubus 2: The Final Chapter, fans will finally understand the narrative he’s been showing. Wether or not that’s true remains to be seen but the newly-released trailer for Incubus 2 shows him one-upping himself; In Incubus, he wrestled himself underwater in a beautiful a mind-fuckingly hot scene (which reportedly took four cameramen, a massive bank of lights and a Francois Sagat body double who sat through two hours of makeup to have all the signature tattoos applied to him). In Incubus 2, Francois battles himself in a real wrestling match on the mat and fucks “himself.”
This is also where we finally get to see the scene that Jesse Jackman has been talking about on his blog with “about a hundred pounds of grapes.”
I’ll have more later. A lot more. Hope you enjoy the trailer…