Are there any gay-porn "actors" who are -- unlike Erik Rhodes -- reasonable and sane?%0D\
(If "yes," who?)
Reasonable, sane people do not do porn. Ever.
Sean Cody''s Ken. Topher Paul LaCross or something... he goes to Tufts med.
Say what you will about Erik, but at least he''s honest and open about his sexuality, unlike closet case porn uber queens like Reese Rideout, Malachi Marx and Leo Giamatti (just to name a few). %0D\
Just having a fag hag doesn''t make you straight. And a woman clinging to a gay male porn star for a reliable source of coke and/or meth does not constitute a "straight" relationship.
Two for your consideration, despite the ink: Johnny Hazzard and Logan McCree. Both intelligent, well functioning adults, as far as I can tell.
Logan McCree has tattooed his dick (and 95% of the rest of his body). If that''s normal and wel-adjusted, then I''m happy to take what Erik Rhodes is taking. He also recently decided he was no longer gay and took up with a woman.
I wanted to suggest Johnny Hazzard as well, but then I feared that claiming someone being sane just results in dozens of posts claiming that he is anything but sane.
I thought Logan McCree was involved with some other porn star? Or am I way behind the times?
Logan dumped Vinnie D''Angelo for some woman in Scotland.
Relative newcomer (and super hottie) Tom Wolfe seems grounded and articulate in his blog posts. He is a chiropractic student in St. Louis and apparently using porn just as a way to pay the bills.
Isn''t Connor Habib an English professor who did porn for some sort of dissertation?
Porn people have issues. Major issues. Even when they appear normal.
Jane Valez Mitchell
I like the ones with issues, so sue me!
I''m sure Tommy Defendi is completely sane and stable, only because I want him to ride into town and make an honest (and completely sexually satisfied) man out of me.
r10, Habib was an English Lit professor at Western Mass U., I believe, before he abandoned it to pursue a porn career. I''ve heard from various sources that he''s a stuck up asshole.%0D\
I''ve only met a handful of porn stars; the only one who came across as reasonably sane was Dean Flynn.
Is Reese Rideout still doing porn?
Mike Branson, Esq.
Western Mass U?????
I think he was at U Mass in Amherst, which is in the western part of the state.
Yes, r18 is right. I''m not from Massachusetts, so am not overly familiar with the colleges there.
I want to say Simon Dexter, a.k.a. Sean Cody''s "Harley."\
But he thinks getting cast as James Bond within the next 10 years is a "realistic goal."
R20, here is what Simon Dexter''s ex girlfriend wrote about him. Neither reasonable or sane.\
Read post #27 on this NSFW link. It''s from Dexter''s ex girlfriend. Neither sane or reasonable. \
[quote]Habib was an English Lit professor at Western Mass U., I believe, before he abandoned it to pursue a porn career. I''ve heard from various sources that he''s a stuck up asshole.\
He was never a professor, he did student teaching when he was getting his masters degree.\
[quote]Logan dumped Vinnie D''Angelo for some woman in Scotland.\
She wasn''t even from Scotland, she was from another country in Europe and he was hoping to bring her over to Scotland, I don''t know if they are still together though. He is more of a head case then Erik Rhodes. He can''t get it up for a woman w/out using Viagra but keeps trying. Vinne D''Angelo hangs out at the bathouses in Chicago.
Holy crap. Now I get the fuss. I didn''t know who Simon Dexter was until someone linked the underwear interview/photos.\
I just looked him up on Google Images and he is scorching! Head to toe stud. That dick is mouth watering and those big balls need to be serviced. \
No wonder he''s an arrogant, deluded little prick. I would be too if I had that much going on.
Society is messed up. Sex is great. There are gay men who have entered the porn industry for fun. They enjoy having sex and think they can give others pleasure as well. I applaud them.
R5 you forgot to mention he was looking at moving to Scotland. \
Taking advantage of his tranny girlfriend and using her as a sugar mama might make Simon Dexter a jerk, but not a hot, self-destructive mess or mental basketcase like Erik Rhodes.\
I would characterize Dexter as more "well-adjusted," save for the delusions of acting grandeur. \
His interests are diverse, artistic and intellectual; his blog posts are sane, thoughtful and interesting.\
Erik Rhodes is a train wreck of depression, self-pity and unhealthy behavior (steroids, violence, barebacking and living for the party). He likes to talk shit and start feuds with people publicly.\
Dexter is the very picture of optimism; Rhodes is self-fulfilled despair.\
Simon Dexter is intelligent. Erik Rhodes is THE JERSEY SHORE.
Oh god, here come the Simon Dexter trolls again.
Colby Keller is a working artist;he has an interesting blog dealing with his art and his career, and seems very grounded and centered.
Colby Keller looks weird to me. It''s like someone''s transplanted an 80 yr old man''s face onto the body of a big beary stud. He does make for an amusing/interesting read sometimes though.
I believe the less we know about a porn star''s private life and opinions the better he comes off (as sane).\
Colby Keller is an exception.\
I barely know anything about Dean Monroe (from stuff like Falcon''s Cross Country or Man-At-Play clips) and Brady Jensen (from the Sean Cody and the Cocksuremen site) and therefore consider them to be sane.
My ex and I had four-ways with Blake Harper and Colton Ford.\
Extremely nice guys - funny and smart. Awesome sex.
[quote]Colby Keller is a working artist;\
yeah, artists are known for being reasonable and sane
Logan Reed seemed sane, he left porn and became a restaurant manager.\
Kevin Miles, is an architect in Cleveland.\
Jake Taylor owns a Pool Cleaning company in Orange County.\
The difference is these guy were openly gay men who did porn for fun and some money, they had no hang-ups about themselves, their sexuality or why they did porn. \
The whole gay 4 pay thing and pretty much all of porn now is full of sexually fuck-up loons.
Jake Steel. Adorable and sane!
R26 is a moron. Simon Dexter''s blog entries are laughable delusional and written by someone who thinks he is smarter then he really is. Erik Rhodes doesn''t sugarcoat the industry nor does he make excuses for his issues. Simon Dexter is 10lbs of shit in a 5lb bag, like R26.
I can''t think of a pornstar in the new heterosexualized era of gay porn that isn''t a fucked up mess. In the 80s and 90s maybe.
[quote]yeah, artists are known for being reasonable and sane\
maybe eccentric but Colby I''ve met and he''s a very sweet, slightly shy guy who loves the visual arts, nothing more, nothing less. But he does suck cock on film for money every once in a while. I never got the impression that he hustled.
friend of colby
Nobody cares about your obsession with this porn-whore garbage.
Apparently you do enough to post about it, r38.
Pot & Keetle
One thing that pisses me off about these threads concerns Michael Branson''s post-porn career.\
He is *not* an environmental lawyer.\
He focuses on low-income housing and urban renewal.\
Such bullshit on these threads.
R40=too stupid to realize that Mike Branson, Esq. has been a running joke on DL for years.
r41 just doesn''t fucking get it.
r40, one of the originators of the Michael Branson as environmental lawyer posts
R42=rimmed John Wayne Gacy in Waterloo Iowa.
That is deliciously fun *and* naughty.\
And they say there has been a decline in the quantity and quality of witty posters on DL.\
Verily, verily I say unto you, Nay.
How your work remains unpublished is baffling.
Sooo, is Mike Branson really a lawyer then?
Mike Branson is BOTH a lawyer AND the owner of a pet grooming salon located somewhere in the west, R47.
Harley, Harley, Harley!
Last I heard he was living in Sandusky, Ohio.\
There was a profile in the Sunday NYT when he won that judgment in Chase v Ohio. A friend of mine joked that if went to SCOTUS, it would be great if, during oral arguments, Scalia prefaced his questions with: "first, let me say I''m a big fan..."\
But all kidding aside, I guess he''s pretty guarded about his personal life now and can get a bit prickly if someone asks about his porn past, *especially* if they ask why he never bottomed.\
Really bothers him.\
I think he regrets it.
Mike Branson is an engineer in Indianapolis. He is married with two kids, but has more kids from pervious relationships. And according to a friend does not like to be approached by "fans" when attending NASCAR with his family, emm .. duh.
BTW the post at r51 is not a parody, it''s the truth. But this was in 2008, so maybe he has moved.
[quote]Conner Habib was an English Lit professor at Western Mass U., I believe, before he abandoned it to pursue a porn career. I''ve heard from various sources that he''s a stuck up asshole.\
I''m not familiar with his oeuvre (MARY!), but I stumbled upon the 2010 GayVN Awards on Showtime the other night, and I was struck by how tiny he is. And his extreme nelliness was accentuated by the Angus Young-meets-Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit he was wearing. Isn''t he supposed to be some grunting, hypermasculine leather dude?
I''ve followed Brent Everett for a couple of years on Twitter. He''s both nice and politically aware. Seems like a truly decent guy.
There was a rumour that Mike Branson hating rimming and had to have a mint gel rubbed over a guys ass before going near it. \
He was so extremely lacklustre and bad in his movies, typical gay 4 pay zombie, hugely over rated.
According to former porn director now porn writer JC Adams, he was able to get in contact with "Mike Branson". The only thing Branson would tell JC Adams was that he was living in the Southeast. Sometime before that, someone on ATKOL wrote that "Mike Branson" lived in Northern Virginia with his male partner. \
R51/52 I thought he lived in St.Louis. If you are going to make up a story, at least be consistent.
There were also reports he lived in the Midwest, and he only did porn to pay for college where he studied engineering. I do believe he was straight in his private life.\
he also said he loves cars and racing, so he is the type of guy that would be being into NASCAR.\
R51''s stroy, isn''t as wild as some I''ve read, it seems it could be true, as it is very mundane and sounds like most ordinary people''s lives. So who knows.
The "reports" came from psycho Damon Kruezer who is wrong about 90% of the time. There were also reports that his picture turned up in a local gay rag showing him and his partner attending a black tie benefit. \
He''s lucky he did porn when he did, before porn wikileaks and the before the internet became more widespread.
Bo Dean is very well liked in the industry -- a genuinely sweet, down-to-earth guy who doesn''t drink or do drugs.
The Bo Dean Troll
Mike Branson was a gay 4 pay model, did some porn to earn some money, then moved on and left the biz and it''s people behind.
I''m flabbergasted that R58 spoke the name four hours ago and it still hasn''t materialized. Should we start a pool? I say his first post will appear on this thread before 9:00 p.m. EDT today.
Word in WeHo is that Mr. Damon Kruezer has some major chills and thrills up his sleeve. They say he''s waiting for just the right moment. Considering his past scoops that turned out to be highly accurate (if not politically correct), I''d say we should all hold our collective breaths.%0D\
Oh, one other thing - DK is supposedly going after his persecutors hammer and tongs with a lawyer in Atlanta and one in California. He''s had it with their phony accusations and interference in his business ops - some of which have nothing to do with gay media I hear.%0D\
Apparently the P.I. he hired has dug up some major dirt on his accusers so now he''s going to see how they like being accused of things. Only this time the claims can be proven. Dum-de-dum-dum......%0D\
Summer''s def heating up!
Give R61 a cigar!
Damon Kruezer posts stuff he recycles from sites like the porn threads from Datalounge. That guy brags about bogus accomplishments and his site being worth something when everybody sees through his sad smoke and mirror attempts. Remember that guy actually insisted that he would take over David Forest''s "Meet the Stars" program when everybody knows that this will never ever happen where some unhinged psycho gets his hands on a high profile client list he''d spill, because someone didn''t answer his stalkerish emails.\
Regarding the topic. There''s some new domestic abuse drama about a porn "power" couple on the Naked Sword blog. Eric''s might be a drug addicted lunatic (when will he be famous enough for Doctor Drew''s celebrity rehab?) but he never stabbed his boyfriend (apart from that Reality TV guy he dated who claimed to have been beaten up by Eric when he was on some roid rage trip).
I''m a sane gay porn star... but straight... and gay
Vince "fuck and eat my bulbous butt" Ferelli
[quote]There''s some new domestic abuse drama about a porn "power" couple on the Naked Sword blog.\
Spencer Reed and Phillip Aubrey. Phillip slashed Spencer''s arm down to the muscle.
Damn it! My first instinct was to say 5:00 p.m. EDT but I hedged my bet. This lack of confidence is why I''ll never be a major player on the gay XXX scene.
We gotta love it when people post speculations and allegations as fact. They AREN''T, get it?%0D\
So has anyone actually asked David Forest who is running Meet the Stars these days?%0D\
Here''s what''s REALLY going on.%0D\
It''s known that Forest begged Damon Kruezer for money on "long term loan with partnership option" and Kruezer supposedly came through for Forest.%0D\
So I wouldn''t be at ALL surprised if in fact DK is running things over at Forest Central.%0D\
Keep in mind Forest and DK have done documented business in the past, as at least several checks have been paid to DK by Forest for "creative consultation".%0D\
Add it all up, SOMETHING radical is going on between DF and DK, as DK keeps the haters distracted with his faux drama. Gotta hand it to DK, he sure knows how to play those bitchy jealous queenz!
Dida anyone watch the GayVN (pron) Awards on Showtime? Though there was no Erik Rhodes it featured Alec Mapa and a cast of dozens.
Phillip Aubry must be some wild-ass freak to beat up on Spencer.
Race Cooper seems like he might be fairly sane. %0D\
Of course who knows if he, or any of these guys, write their own blog entries. I tend to think not.
R62/70 is Kruzer himself. \
Bo Dean looks like he has aged about 15 years in the few years he has been in porn. R60 like most everyone else has zero clue about what happened to Mike Branson. \
Vince Ferelli is still hooking in San Diego and at the same time is trying to make it as a actor in semi mainstream projects. David Taylor is doing the same thing and has a IMDB page under his real name (Greg Duke). \
"Meet The Stars" is a joke and ripoff. A lot of those guys have ads on rentboy or you can contact them privately yourself.
Vince Ferelli now has extreme roid face and the worst haircut imaginable. Link NSFW
I heard Vince Ferelli (a big ole bottom) hooked up with a transgender woman.
WHO HAS BOOKED SIMEON DEXTER? PLEASE LET ME KNOW BEFORE I BOOK HIM>> HE WILL BOTTOM BUT I WAS TOLD HE CAME ON DRUGS BEFORE HE WAS GOING OT BOTTOM FOR ANOTHER GUY? THANKS
r77: not only is Simon Dexter a bottom but thanks to you he''s now deaf.
r78, you seriously made me laugh out loud.
I cannot get enough of Spencer Reed.
[quote]I'm sure Tommy Defendi is completely sane and stable, only because I want him to ride into town and make an honest (and completely sexually satisfied) man out of me.
Have heard nothing but good things about him.
It seems that Spencer Reed was horribly abused by Phillip. Photos are awful!
I would like to thank Mike Branson for all of his wonderful work if I had a chance.
Still waiting for Vinny Castillo to fuck another guy
I guess now the opposite of Erik Rhodes would be anyone who's alive.