We are very pleased to announce the following XBIZ Award:
Gay Director of the Year - Joe Gage

Joe Gage Marks 40th Anniversary

Joe Gage is an American film director . Born in Santa Barbara, California, Gage directed an influential trilogy of gay films in the late 1970s: Kansas City Trucking Co. (1976), El Paso Wrecking Corp.(1977) and L.A. Tool & Die (1979). In addition to the trilogy, Gage also directed several notable films in the 1980s: Joe Gage's Closed Set (1980), Handsome (1980) and Heatstroke (1982), all for his company Joe Gage Films. In the 1980s , Gage directed several action, horror and sci-fi low-budget films. He returned to directing adult material in 2001 with Tulsa County Line.

Gage's movies are known for building anticipation - men verbally dance around the subject of sex, staring at each other with a hidden desire that culminates in one of more of the players succumbing to their deepest animal instincts. Married men, older and younger pairings and group gatherings often play a part in a Gage film.