NEW YORK—The Gay Goods, a new gay editorial and content portal is launching from gay content studio Carnal Media, with former Playbill Editor-in-Chief Mark Peikert leading the site that promises truth, depth and openness.
The Gay Goods is comprised of three main elements: Counterpoint, The Goods, and The Sticky Stuff. Counterpoint talks frankly about the modern world, where op-eds of unpopular opinions and contrarians are welcome. Then, there is The Goods, which features the latest and hottest in gay porn scenes, stars and studios, and The Sticky Stuff, which focuses on pop culture and people in the news.
“After a career spent on my (metaphorical) knees for advertisers, launching a site dedicated to promoting a sex-positive attitude and combating politically correct nonsense is a perfect way to enter the dawning of a new political era,” Peikert said. “And that The Gay Goods will be just as irreverent, cutting and gay as I am? That’s very good indeed.”
Peikert arrives at The Gay Goods with more than 15 years of editorial leadership experience, as editor-in-chief with Playbill and Backstage, where he oversaw organic growth and double-digit increases in online traffic, even in the midst of a Broadway shutdown. An in-demand moderator, he’s shared the stage with A-list creators including Academy Award winners Angelina Jolie, Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne, and Julianne Moore, Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker, Tony winner Andrew Garfield and the casts of Broadway hits “Dear Evan Hansen,” “The Band’s Visit,” and “Come From Away.” Peikert’s first leadership role was at The New York Press, and later served as contributor to Out Magazine, The Wrap, and Town & Country, among others.
“I’ve long wanted to launch something that makes me laugh while also having a sharp, witty point of view,” said The Gay Goods publisher and Carnal Media co-founder Legrand Wolf. “And as soon as I started speaking with Mark, it was clear he’s the perfect person to steer The Gay Goods. I’m excited to continue combating sex-negativity and bullying in the adult world by launching a site that takes porn seriously. The Gay Goods is a perfect complement to what Carnal Media is already selling: orgasms. The most worthy product anyone has ever sold. One way or another, we’re going to rile you up.”
With his husband, Wolf founded Carnal Media in 2018, winning a slew of industry honors from Cybersocket, Grabbys, and AVN awards, among others for their sites and company, including Most Innovative Company of 2019-2020. One of the few gay porn companies created and run by gay men, Carnal Media’s movies include FunSizeBoys, Gaycest, GrowlBoys, and TwinkTop.
For more information, please visit TheGayGoods.com.