Why would a guy as hot as Lukas Ridgeston do porn or even pose for nude photos? He could have worked as a legit model.Does anyone know if he ever really commented about it?
David Forrest wrote about this on a porn forum once. He thinks that Lukas wasn't told how much he could earn in other professions.
But who knows? A lot of good-looking men and women go into porn.
Yeah, it's about timing and making the right offer. That's how you get prime beef for porn. Why do you think that back in the days porn scouts and pimps were waiting at bus terminals to check for new fresh faced arrivals?
I read beautiful men are a dime a dozen where he lives and its no big deal to have sex with other men...
Lukas may be the most beautiful gay porn star of all times but he doesn't have star quality or personality...
A decade or more ago when I was into porn big time (between, as it happened, two 10-year relationships) Lukas and his pal Johann Paulik were the first Bel Ami porn superstars as East European boys woke up to the money they could make in porn flicks - the even more attrative Hungarians then moved into the market .... and now they are all at it. A lot of them don't identify as either gay or straight, to them its no big deal or its just a case of gay for pay.
Theres an astonishing scene in one of Lukas's compilations, set on a boat, where he walks into a room full of gorgeous guys all having sex with each other ...
He did an appearance in London a year or two back to sign latest dvds, and he is ageing now, I think he has moved into production and working the other side of the camera.
It always cracks me up how some DLers think of porn stars as some kind of mystical creature.
Beautiful men are a dime a dozen a lot of places. He obviously found his highest and best use as an on-and off-camera sex worker. Besides, people don't go into his line of work because they didn't get into their first choice of medical or business school.
For a lot of these guys sex is sex whether with a female or with another attractive guy, and if they get paid too ...
funny how there is always an endless supply of good looking guys from all over the world year after year willing to strip off and get it on on camera.
For where he was living he was making a fortune. Combine that with escorting all over the world he made some good money.
His hole is probably pretty tight, unlike most of the other Bel Ami guys.
Did he ever bottom?
Yes, R14, but only a couple of times.
The most famous example was for Ion Davidov in the movie they did together called "Lucky Lukas".
[quote]He could have worked as a legit model.
Oh, honey. You don't know much about fashion, do you? Eastern European men have never been favored in fashion circles, and only a handful of designers (mainly Italian ones like Versace) prefer athletic men on the runway.
[quote]Did he ever bottom?
Repeatedly. You also won't find any mention via Bel Ami of his career prior to working there. Someone posted a link years ago to his supposed first film, in which he took a thick cock at least 9" long up his ass. Bareback. (Yes, really.)
R8. Watching porn, Lukas was perfection. However, he has not aged well. He's not that old and his face is full of lines. Lukas--stop smiling and moisturize.
He does a good topping scene while gazing serenely (or blankly) into the camera in that movie set on the boat, Lukas's Stories, or something like that ...
Lukas is about 5'9 tall, wich is short for modelling standards. I also agree that in his prime he was the most handsome pornstar, although a kind of boring performer.
Johan & Chance's sex scenes in An American In Prague were the most realistic shows of affection I have ever seen.
I had a video "Paradise Sauna" ? - where Johan watches guys getting it on at the sauna, there was one dreamily romantic very sexual fuck scene he watched with a lovely guy and that very hot, what was his name - Martin Valko, who had those long drooping balls and big dick and he fucked like a dream. I think he got injured in an accident later, but his few fuck scenes are terrific, also in "The Ploughboys" - god, they sould like vintage porn now!
A beautiful face with a hairy ass is not good...
Am I the only one who has always thought bel ami was gross since day one? I feel so alone sometimes.
What law school did he go to?
Big Johan and Lukas fan here. I was coming of age when Bel Ami first appeared on the scene. Bel Ami still goes a great finding hot studs to film.
R24, are you posting from Mars, or Venus?
I always wonder this with the really good-looking pornstars (and even the ones who seem like they'd make decent actors). I guess it's the money in the end.
A female pornstar equivalent qould be Justine Joli, who I always thought could have made it as a legit model, but alas she does porn.
I once read an interiew with porn star Johnny Brosnan who was a former Ford model. He said he actually preferred doing porn to legit modeling b/c he actually felt like less of a piece of meat. Levi Poulter was a fairly successful model who segued into porn too. I guess some people just prefer to do porn.
Post a link to Lukas's bareback scene please
I have never heard of an Easter Euro that is gay. Is being gay over there still that taboo? It's odd to say they don't mind having sex with a guy, but if they were so open about sexuality some of them would have to be out as gay or maybe there is no gay gene in the Eastern block and simply gay men don't exist there.
I know this is off topic, but do people really still make money on porn? I thought buying porn went out with dial up modems. Ive never paid for it. All you have to do is go on line and download it for free. The internet is FILLED with free porn in every type, appealing to every fetish out there.
[quote]Johan & Chance's sex scenes in An American In Prague were the most realistic shows of affection I have ever seen.
...except all the anal scenes were faked. Take a closer look next time you watch, and you'll observe that the only penetration shots are an extreme close-up -- the usual sign that a scene's being faked, generally because the guy doing the fucking can't keep his dick hard for hours on end (either because he's straight or a coke/meth junkie). Also, even when he is being fucked on film, Johan always has a limp dick, a sign he's clearly not enjoying it.
R32, the answer is no. All of the major studios are dying or being bought up by AEBN and the glory days ended a long time ago.
Porn perfomers never made a huge living from porn, with a few notable exceptions on the female side. It has always been advertising for their escorting services.
Anybody know what happened to Chance of "An American in Prague" fame? I never saw any other clip of him from before or after.
[quote]A beautiful face with a hairy ass is not good...
Nope, it's betta!
Porn is still making money - but in different ways. It's a billion dollar business in the U.S.
I saw some photos and an interview with Chance a while back, but not sure what he's doing now.
Still waiting for a link to Lukas's bareback scene.
His dick looks delicious, I got hard in just one click.
I always think of "legit models" and "actors" as would-be porn stars but have small cocks.
[quote]Still waiting for a link to Lukas's bareback scene.
I don't have a link. Like I said, someone posted it here years ago. I'd've posted it if I still had it. Sorry.
Why did Lukas do porn? -Somethin' between the legs NOTHIN' between the ears.
Bel Ami is kind of boring. Except for movie I saw on myvidster. A camping scene. One guy sits in the woods while the rest of the troop, one by one, sneak off to get blown by him.
The guys have always been hot as hell the sex is just the same in every scene and boring. Again I like these guys as bottoms with a sleazy Igor fucking his way through
I meant to say the one I linked in 44 is even prettier than Lukas.
Me too R19!
I like Brandon Manilow a lot too R44. And he's one that says he's gay which is still unusual for those Bel Ami boys.
Lukas Ridgeston is the poster boy for uncircumcised perfection.
R37 This may be true, but it's obviously not the performers raking in the money. They hardly earn anything.
That`s why a lot of the performers work behind the scenes these days.
Did Brandon say he was gay, R47? Do you have a link? I haven't heard that before. That's great if it's true.
I think he only tops though.
OP -- he looks like he's about five eight. You know all working models are at least six two, right?
And in terms of looks -- already posted -- the world is full of beautiful guys who don't properly leverage their looks. Boo fucking hoo. This guy was from a third world country and at least got to escape poverty through fucking and sucking. I am sure he considers himself lucky.
He now works behind the camera for Bel Ami, so he is still employed too.
The Czech Republic and/or Slovakia is hardly a third world country r52 unless you consider all Europe third world !
Brandon Manilow claims to be straight but like all of the boys doesn't mind having gay sex for money. But there is not one gay model in all the Bel Ami stable. In fact the guy who wons it wants to change the name of gay porn to all male porn because he hires no gay people in front or behind of the camera.
R55, I thought someone above said Brandon Manilow was gay?
And isn't Dolph Lambert gay?
Brandon Manilow says he is straight and has a gf, he is a farmer and lives in a small town.
Funny the BE Ami site and videos are blocked in the counties the boys are from, so no one in thier homelands can find out they make gay porn. They say sexuality isn't an issue in the former Soviet block but it is still hugely taboo. I cannot think of one openly gay model from any of the Eastern European countries.
I think the only one was Viktor Racek, who moved to the US, but any still living in the EE are still very much straight.
I watched a documentary about gay porn in the EE, it was deeply, deeply upsetting, especially about the bareback side of gay porn over there. A 3rd world area where young, uneducated, very poor men are exploited for th sexual gratification of western gay men.
I think any gay man that watches Eastern European porn is amoral and a despicable person.
The documentary is called "All Boys", and if you watch it and get off an EE porn again your are a truly horrible, evil person, probably a sociopath.
R57 you seem to know a lot about Eastern European gay pron yourself.
How can one condemn something if one isn't aware of it r59. Being knowledgeable about the amorality and exploitation of something doesn't mean one finances or watches it.
But I only watch it from a socioeconomical interest! That I beat mi tiny dick like a fucking monkey watching this abused poor kids fucking against their sexual preferences does not take away mi right to be a sanctimonious prick!
I've never jerk off to bel ami or Eastern European porn. I've never watched it, I hate it. Guys that have and do are creepy sex perverted cunts.
I think Lukas did a bareback scene in his first (or one of his first) porno it has many different titles but at one time it was called 'a Man's World' but HE fucked someone without condom. He strips in front of a crowd in another scene and its hotter...
how old is he now?
"He strips in front of a crowd in another scene and its hotter..."
I vaguely remember that. You could tell Lukas seemed a bit embarrassed about having to strip in front of a crowd. I think this may have been before he became more comfortable with nudity. But it was hot watching him be so vulnerable.
[quote]Porn is still making money - but in different ways.
How? What is the "different way"? How do they make money off of something that anyone can get for free?
If porn wouldn't make any money at all right now why in the hell would people still produce new porn?
R67 Thats what I am wondering about. How does it make money when it seems the vast majority of it is free. (and I guess a second question is why would anyone pay for it when they can get it for free)
The one I thought could be a legit model is Pavel Novotny. The man is just flat our gorgeous and tall. Lukas is a little too pretty to be a model. Funny, before I knew Lucas was Czech, I assumed he was American. He looks so American.