Ed Powers Back from the Brink

HotMovies to Exclusively Debut First Dirty Debutantes Title in Six Years

Ed Powers

Philadelphia, PA – After more than six years away from the business spent battling a life-threatening weight problem, Ed Powers, the most prolific producer of pro-am in the history of adult movies, is healthy again and making his long-awaited return. Known as the “original dirty old man” of porn, Powers has announced the continuation of his Dirty Debutantes line, volume 370, appearing exclusively on HotMovies websites including EdPowersVOD.com. The premiere is set for Wednesday, August 1st.

Powers began his career in adult as a hired gun more than 25 years ago, but said he ultimately decided it would be more exciting to do the filming himself. He would go on to produce more than 800 titles over the next two decades. He pioneered many now familiar pro-am techniques, including interviewing and then fucking the freshest female talent while making strong use of handheld POV shots.Ed Powers and Ivy Winters

But with the fame and the appeasement came tremendous weight gain. No amount of calorie-burning sex could solve what was quickly becoming a serious problem. By the time Powers shot Dirty Debutantes 369 in 2005, the 5’8” former dynamo was up to 300 pounds.

“My blood sugar was so high, 491, I should have been in a coma,” he said in an Interview with HotMovies. “I was lethargic. I could hardly bend my knees.”

Powers said he battled depression and anxiety and, because he didn’t feel comfortable on camera, he stopped producing his popular movies. “I knew I needed a change or I might not be around much longer. It was a real wakeup call. That’s when I got serious about my diet and working out.”

He hit the weights. He did cardio training. He swapped simple carbs for the more complex variety and drastically cut the bad fats from his diet, learning to love a new way to eat. “I even enjoy fish now,” he joked.

It wasn’t easy but eventually the work paid off. Since his last appearance, Powers said, he has undergone a complete physical transformation, losing more than 150 pounds. He now feels “better than ever.”

Ellie Mae WestEven during the darkest times, Powers said, there was still a silver lining. As his body spiraled out of control and he stopped producing, Internet VOD was giving his movies a second life. Older fans returned to the titles they fondly remembered sliding into a VCR while younger fans sought out the earliest releases of featured blue chip performers such as Courtney Cummz, Inari Vachs, Audrey Hollander, Aurora Snow, Brianna Banks and countless others.

In 2011 a much healthier and happier Ed Powers approached HotMovies about releasing the comeback production he’d just finished shooting. Today, the editing complete, Ed Powers Presents All New Dirty Debutantes 370 is ready for its close-up and the original dirty old man feels young again in his excitement to share it with his fans.

“The Internet is the now,” Powers said. “As technology expands, more people are going to the Internet as their first choice for watching movies. And HotMovies is the best of the best so I’m really excited to show the world the new Ed – and of course a whole bevy of incredible fresh young girls.”

The Dirty Debutantes selection on HotMovies will also expand to include the rarest and earliest movies in the series and the Cockless series of lesbian movies. HotMovies will now boast the most extensive collection of Dirty Debutantes movies available online.

Ed Powers with Jesse and Salo

“This is not only a great movie and a great collection but it’s such a tremendous story,” gushed James Cybert, director of business development for HotMovies. “Ed’s not only a well respected filmmaker but he’s just a great guy. We are really proud of him and happy for him and we can’t wait to see where he takes it from here.”

Hotmovies.com and EdPowersVOD.com feature over 175,000 titles currently available for streaming and download, and continues to add new titles daily. For more information about HotMovies.com, the Dirty Debutantes acquisitions, or Ed Powers Presents All New Dirty Debutantes 370, contact the HotMovies studio team at 1-800-611-MOVIE.

Ed Powers knows something about timing, after he began a transformation in 2008. “My blood sugar was so high that I should have been in a coma,” he says, reflecting on what he refers to as his “wake up call.” After years of allowing his physical condition to deteriorate, he reached a point where he had to make a decision to change, or he would not have been around much longer. And with what he insists was the help of a “Higher Power” behind it all, he made lifestyle changes that have him re-energized and ready to return to the screen, nearly six years after he began his long hiatus.

In order to fully appreciate that transformation, one must go back to 2008 for the “before” in this tale. In Dirty Debutantes 2007 Volume 369, Ed had reached a low point physically, mentally, and emotionally. “I was lethargic. I could hardly bend my knees.” He also said that he suffered from bouts of depression and anxiety. His performance on screen was difficult, and he knew something was wrong.

Ed Powers Before

If the story ended there, it would be a depressing tale. Fortunately, the Ed Powers story – the story as it is playing out today – is not a tale of failure and despair. It’s a story of how Ed took on the challenge of revamping his lifestyle and, so far, has succeeded. The “Dirty Old Man” of porn lost close to 150 pounds, started working out, got his blood sugar under control, and made a comeback to the screen in a brand new body.

In fact, Ed has a brand new problem: “I don’t want to get too muscular, and have to try to maintain the buff workout body.” His transformation has been slow and careful. He lost 12 to 15 pounds each month, changing the foods he was eating and exercising. “I’ve even began to enjoy fish,” he says, noting that it was a food he didn’t enjoy before.

The comeback to the screen gave him some perspective on the changes he was undergoing. “I had a flappy ass,” he says, laughing. As he progressed, he was able to watch his body change for the better. Most importantly for fans, he says that his physical conditioning is making him a better performer.

In the near future, Hotmovies.com will be announcing the release of the new movie on our site. In the meantime, we thought we’d give fans a sample of the new Ed. The picture below shows off his new body. Take a moment to compare the picture above with this one, and we think you’ll agree that the change is remarkable.

Ed Powers to the left in his comeback

The “Dirty Old Man” is back, and he’s healthier, happier, and dirtier than ever. His story is a story of belief and action overcoming inertia and despair. It’s the kind of story that we like to tell. And he summarizes his comeback, and its timing, better than we ever could. Asked why he decided to make his comeback now, he pauses, and it is though his thoughts focus precisely. “Now,” he says, “the time is right.”

Timing for Ed Powers is everything. He saved his health in the nick of time. His recovery was slow, deliberate, and well planned. Now he’s coming back to the screen. His fans will have to wait a little longer, but we’re sure it is worth their time.