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The Death of the Gay Porn Star

From Mike Branson to Robert Axel lying on a bed with grandpa Moses. Can you imagine Branson doing that?

The Internet has killed porn "(where producers paying literally anyone $300 to get fucked in a moving bus)".

Link NSFW (obviously)

"Maybe I started to realize it during the spectacular rise and ridiculous fall of Jason Crystal, the gay-for-pay performer who adopted no less than a dozen aliases, at least three hair colors, and appeared on over twenty gay porn websites in less than one year, but if I ever had any doubt, this image (left) of Robert Axel and %E2%80%9CCoach Daddy%E2%80%9D is proof of something that a lot of us have been lamenting (or in my case%E2%80%93denying) since at least the start of this decade: Gay porn stars are dead.

To be sure, I%E2%80%99ve used the term %E2%80%9Cgay porn star%E2%80%9D here in a lot of cases when I shouldn%E2%80%99t have, and I%E2%80%99ll no doubt continue to use it out of habit/laziness. But in some cases, it will be appropriate. There are exceptions. Those performers who have branded themselves and made a name for themselves not because they appeared on eight thousand websites but because of their consistent performances and their devoted fans and their undeniable physical appeal can call themselves stars (e.g., Brent Everett, Francois Sagat, Erik Rhodes); those performers who have anal sex with another man %E2%80%9Cfor the first time%E2%80%9D on an old couch on some set in the Valley can not.

But it%E2%80%99s not the aspiring %E2%80%9Cstar%E2%80%9D who killed the Gay Porn Star. After all, everyone deserves a chance to work and to try to become famous, and there has never been anything wrong with being a newcomer. What did kill the gay porn star? A lot of things.

It%E2%80%99s been the internet (illegal downloads, XTube) and the economy (producers paying literally anyone $300 to get fucked in a moving bus) that have helped the death of the gay porn star along. But at the same time, haven%E2%80%99t we helped, too? We get what we pay for. We keep the kind of porn that relies less on stars and more on niche content in business, don%E2%80%99t we? And at what point did we decide that certain types of men would be acceptable to masturbate to? Did our aesthetic change on its own, or did a collection of amateur porn producers gradually change it for us? Or, were we all just shallow before, masturbating to unrealistic and idealized versions of gay men, and over time we%E2%80%99ve become more accepting of and in turn stimulated by different body types%E2%80%93body types more like our own (which, in turn, makes us narcissists)?

It%E2%80%99s been over saturation. It%E2%80%99s been quantity over quality. By the time a larger, non-amateur studio signs a popular model to an %E2%80%9Cexclusive%E2%80%9D contract, it%E2%80%99s as unremarkable as it is meaningless. For one, we%E2%80%99ve already seem him working for seven, eight, or thirteen other studios. He can now only work for one company, for six months? Big deal. And that%E2%80%99s assuming the contract is even honored or legitimate in the first place, which they often aren%E2%80%99t. Take Axel, for example, who one week was signed as an exclusive to Falcon Studios and the next week was signed as an exclusive to Cocksure Men. While everyone was writing press releases, Axel was simultaneously filming bareback scenes with senior citizens on amateur sites. Oops.

Like Crystal and Axel, a lot of models have realized that they can make a lot of money (a lot of money for someone without formal job training or an education) in a short amount of time by filming for as many companies as they can, as fast as they can, before anyone catches on. In six months, a performer can film 50 scenes for 20 websites and maybe make $25,000, which is fine! There%E2%80%99s nothing wrong with that. But while these lightning round, assembly line style productions are great for well-hung grifters, they%E2%80%99re not going to cultivate any gay porn stars."

by Anonymousreply 23001/27/2015

yep, the masculine mystique of ubermanly porn stars like Mike Branson, Ken Ryker, Steve Hammond, and Ryan Idol is no more. Those dudes were megastars because they had the image of being total Alphamales, who were selective in their onscreen partners and didn't do anything with just anyone. Moreover, they didn't openly escort or parade around the country doing sex acts for all to see in every town. Matthew Rush ruined his image by prancing around the country being less than masculine,sober, and selective in his actions, to say nothing of his lack of onscreen selectivity.

by Anonymousreply 108/04/2011

The term "Gay Porn Star" is diluted by the internet presence. In the days of Jeff Stryker, Mike Branson, and Ken Ryker gay porn was in the tight grip of half a dozen porn studios. Nowdays every Tom, Dick, and Harry can start his porn website and offer hardcore content to the world where you can see mostly amateurs filming other amateurs to havie sex.

And r1, some bottoms like Joey Stefano were porn stars as well.

by Anonymousreply 208/04/2011

I think sites like Cam4 also have an effect. It's free, you have your pick of any guy instantly, you can privately cam with someone or you can make a date to hook up. Plus, you'll find guys who are pretty hot (though it can be hit or miss some days).

by Anonymousreply 308/04/2011

r2, while Stefano and Kevin Williams were big stars, they definitely didnt have the swoon factor and legendary status that Mike Branson, Ken Ryker, Jeff Stryker, Ryan Idol, Rex Chandler, and Steve Hammond did. The truth is that masculine strict tops were idolized in a way that versatile or bottom performers were not, especially in that era.

by Anonymousreply 408/04/2011

Mike Branson's appeal was that he was this large, gorgeous man with a big dick who had a strong masculinity.

by Anonymousreply 508/04/2011

They weren't all straight R6.

by Anonymousreply 708/04/2011

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by Anonymousreply 908/04/2011

Hold me, David; I'm scared.

by Anonymousreply 1008/04/2011

R1 Uh, I think whatever Matthew Rush did to his body is to blame for his demise! He's so gross.

R4 Speak for yourself--I'd eat shit to get inside Kevin Williams. He's my fantasy man. You have no idea how many orgasms that guy's movies have given me.

by Anonymousreply 1108/05/2011

r6, do you think it's a coincidence that every one of them (excluding Hammond, I'm not familiar with him) cultivated an image of being straight. I don't know anything about their personal lives but they were certainly presented to the buying public as straight/gay4pay.

by Anonymousreply 1208/06/2011

Oh please, it's easy! You gotta get a gimmick!

by Anonymousreply 1308/06/2011

Does Cody Cummings count?

by Anonymousreply 1404/22/2012

It's the pictures that got small.

by Anonymousreply 1504/22/2012

R4, I swooned over Stefano and Kevin Williams every bit as much as I did the others.

by Anonymousreply 1604/22/2012

[quote]From Mike Branson to Robert Axel lying on a bed with grandpa Moses. Can you imagine Branson doing that?

I can imagine him lying on a bed with William Rehnquist. How else do you suppose he got his job on the Supreme Court?

by Anonymousreply 1704/22/2012

"Stars' are what ruined porn.

Before porn stars guys would make a handful of movies and go on with their lives, quitting long before overexposure. Then stars began to emerge, first in the gay films, then in the straight and porn became boring. Same people different positions....blah.

I liked it much better when they got hippies off the street to fuck in a motel room.

by Anonymousreply 1804/22/2012

So in other words, the image of strict tops-only promulgated by Falcon Studios and HIS in the Eighties had a big effect on some of you, and you imagined the line they sold you about Ryan Idol was true.

Now you're talking about them like Norma Desmond talking about "the Valentinos"!

by Anonymousreply 1904/22/2012

And reality TV "stars" have ruined the idea of mainstream entertainment that actually has people with talent versus the reality no-talents.

by Anonymousreply 2004/22/2012

What?

Terrible article.

by Anonymousreply 2104/22/2012

Eastern Europe gay porn and membership required gay porn sites expanded (some even may say diluted) the gay porn industry.

Now porn models can call themselves porn stars in their rentboy.com ads, because they have amassed a lot of porn related work in a very short period of time (thanks to so many studios and websites being around that cater to the mainstream, bareback or niche / fetish market).

One's favorite pornstar is another one's reason to fast forward the scene.

by Anonymousreply 2204/22/2012

I think amateur porn and bear porn kinda killed the porn 'star'. I mean when any ordinary slob can do a better job fucking on camera, then why bother watching some gorgeous creature just going through the motions half-heartedly.

by Anonymousreply 2304/22/2012

I'm glad the so-called era of the porn star is over. And I don't need 5 scenes to rub one out - usually one nice long scene will do it. They finally figured out that this is what horny guys need. I can go to XTube and watch a 20 minute scene and blow a load. I don't need to buy a $50 DVD which, after a few viewings is no longer fresh and new (there are some exceptions of course) and therefore not as boner-inducing.

by Anonymousreply 2404/22/2012

Hate long scenes. I fast forward through most of it. I like to see the cum shot within 4 minutes please.

by Anonymousreply 2504/22/2012

We had penises then!

by Anonymousreply 2604/22/2012

I'm ready for my close-up, Ms. LaRue.

by Anonymousreply 2704/22/2012

Paying guys to do porn is like paying squirrels to eat nuts.

by Anonymousreply 2804/22/2012

Who's that muscular black dude in bed with Gramps at the link?

by Anonymousreply 2904/22/2012

Im younger, I never really got into porn that wasnt amateur. I usually have no idea who porn stars are when they are discussed here. Once you start watch people have real organic sex all other porn just aint as good.

by Anonymousreply 3004/22/2012

"Gay-for-pay" is so homophobic. I can't believe gay men with an ounce of respect for themselves would even consider this - yet alone pay money. Even porn addicts - which is who this is directed to. None of these guys are straight. None of them. Their self-delusions is what cause their death. They are mentally ill from it.

by Anonymousreply 3104/22/2012

I can't stand the self-loathing homophobia that is prevalent in so much gay porn. The "I've never done this before. I'm straight, mostly" scenario that sets up the scene, not long before the butt fucking.

Why is it necessary to establish that the performer 'isn't really gay' before the sex begins. Who is turned on by this?

by Anonymousreply 3204/22/2012

That is exactly right, R32.

by Anonymousreply 3304/22/2012

(rolling eyes at R32, who must be the dumbest gay that ever gayed)

by Anonymousreply 3404/22/2012

R5, Mike Branson isn't a large man. He's a midget. That's why his above average cock looks so big on him.

by Anonymousreply 3504/22/2012

R35 that seems to be the secret to a lot of "big dicks" in porn. And as far as Mike Branson goes, I could never really get turned on by him knowing he's straight. Sorry, but I want to think the guys I'm watching are actually enjoying what they're doing.

by Anonymousreply 3604/22/2012

He's not straight, R36. You ever think that maybe these guys are "coached" to pretend to "hate it"? They are, and they don't hate it. They love it.

by Anonymousreply 3804/22/2012

Now anyone can indulge in watching fetishes, the availability of these barely existed on video back in the old days. Gaping or prolapsed anuses, senior citizens, Asian twink bukkake, ass-to-mouth, inserting feet in asses or double fisting, urine enemas, scat, you name it. All freely available anytime. Maybe people didn't even want to see such things back then, but now their appetite is so bored with condomed muscle-men or Euro twinks that more shocking fare is required for arousal.

by Anonymousreply 3904/22/2012

Speak for yourself, r39.

by Anonymousreply 4004/22/2012

[quote]Mike Branson isn't a large man. He's a midget.

I met him years ago. He's between 5'6" and 5'8"---not tall, but not miniature.

by Anonymousreply 4104/22/2012

[quote]Robert Axel lying on a bed with grandpa Moses

Which bizarre grandpa fetish web site is that horrible pic from? Who could possibly find that nasty fat tiny-dicked old queen sexy?

by Anonymousreply 4204/22/2012

R41 is 4'3", always sticking his nose in other people's business.

by Anonymousreply 4304/22/2012

[quote] I usually have no idea who porn stars are when they are discussed here.

It's the same reason the goddamn 'talkies' took over. During the silent era, we had faces then.

by Anonymousreply 4404/22/2012

I'm clutching my peers in anxiety even as I type!

Such geniuses of the silver screen! No one since has had anywhere near the dramatic subtlety of Jeff "Fuck, YEAH!" Stryker, or the emotional range of a Ken Ryker, or the ability to connect with his sexual partners as did Ryan Idol!

They were giants, I tell you... GIANTS!

by Anonymousreply 4504/22/2012

R40, I'm not personally a fan of prolapses or scat, my post was just a notion that came to my head that doesn't seem too far off base. Sort of like culinary tastes have evolved. Most of us don't open cans of vegetables and boil them til they're gray like hausfraus did in the 30's. We like exciting spicy new tastes. Who would have thought of apple-gooseberry-mangosteen juice in the 50's? To me it seems sort of the same as porn, variety is a natural thing to want. And if it's free, all the better.

by Anonymousreply 4604/22/2012

stop talking about gross stuff please

by Anonymousreply 4704/28/2012

#47 = Webmaster at Mediapolis, who is a temp and has to work Saturdays.

by Anonymousreply 4804/28/2012

A related topic could be "death of the gay porn condom."

In just the past year, both Sean Cody and Corbin Fisher went mostly bareback. Bel Ami is now mostly bareback online. ChaosMen went bareback a few years ago. This tends to be a one-way decision: no porn site today converts from bareback to condoms and survives.

It's not just online subscription based porn: the link below is what comes up when you click "Best Selling" for one of the top online sellers of gay porn DVDs. Nearly all bareback:

by Anonymousreply 4904/28/2012

Why have the dudes in porn become less attractive, less cleancut, less mainstream? In the 90's, there were a lot of college jock looking dudes in gay porn like Hal Rockland, but they are rare today. There are so much sleazy-looking, tattooed, and pierced guys who seem to party too much and live subculture reckless lives. Maybe drugs have ruined porn.

by Anonymousreply 5004/28/2012

R50, what do you think of Samuel O'Toole? He's hot, clean-cut, sexy...

by Anonymousreply 5104/28/2012

Okay, yeah, he has a tat... I forgot about that. I don't think it was there when he started:

by Anonymousreply 5204/28/2012

he looks cleaner-cut whith clothes on I guess:

by Anonymousreply 5304/28/2012

Good. I am tired of "porn stars" being looked up to as some bizarre sort of role model by gay men.

by Anonymousreply 5404/28/2012

All three of these guys are legitimate stars. I think OP is mistaking a cyclical thing for a permanent change. Weren't we told that amateurs killed straight porn, they even made an Oscar winning move about it, but then Jenna Jameson came along. It's all just a question of personality. A Blu Kennedy may be the next superstar now that he is unretired.

by Anonymousreply 5504/28/2012

Bad link, R55

by Anonymousreply 5604/28/2012

[quote]Why have the dudes in porn become less attractive, less cleancut, less mainstream? In the 90's, there were a lot of college jock looking dudes in gay porn like Hal Rockland, but they are rare today. There are so much sleazy-looking, tattooed, and pierced guys who seem to party too much and live subculture reckless lives. Maybe drugs have ruined porn.

What? You do know there are 1,000 gay porn websites out there, right? If you want wholesome humpy dudes, there are sites for that. FOr example Corbin Fisher - half those guys look sort of like Hal Rockland when he first came on the scene. Muscular, smooth, 21-22, etc. Granted other studios and websites have skeevy over-tattooed bareback drug addicts, but it is definitely not all.

by Anonymousreply 5704/28/2012

Sean Cody also has very clean-cut dudes.

Next Door Buddies has a nice mix, imho.

by Anonymousreply 5804/28/2012

All this fake talk of 'longing for clean-cut' guys'...

Lets be honest you just want them to be unambiguously white, am i right?

by Anonymousreply 5904/29/2012

R59, stop trying to see racism everywhere, even where it is not.

I just don't like tats. Or piercings.

by Anonymousreply 6004/29/2012

COdy Cummings is the closest thing we have to a gay porn star.

by Anonymousreply 6105/05/2012

r59, actually I prefer black and Latino dudes, especially blatinos. But I like them and all dudes clean-cut, masculine, athletic, and muscular, like Cam Newton and Adam Rodriguez. Very next-door jockish.

by Anonymousreply 6205/05/2012

Who is the top star per scene today?

by Anonymousreply 6305/05/2012

Cody Cummings is a gay porn star who doesn't have intercourse onscreen with dudes.

by Anonymousreply 6406/06/2012

I have a pretty good knowledge of gay porn from the 80s and 90s. I read up on it and am a member at Atkol which is a gay porn forum. Mike Branson was bisexual I'm pretty certain. Yes, I understand he did marry a woman after doing porn, but I'm sure I've read that he's bi. Plus, if you look at his videos, especially THE CHOSEN, he's clearly into the sex. There's acting and then there's acting.

by Anonymousreply 6506/06/2012

There hasn't been another gay porn star like Michael Christopher, that's for sure. By the way, I hear he's still alive and lives in Chicago. Fuck yeah!

by Anonymousreply 6606/06/2012

Michael Christopher?

by Anonymousreply 6706/06/2012

Porn changed when it went almost completely online. Spending money for a DVD meant the guys had to be more over the top spectacular/hung.

Now you can watch well hung next door types - or any type you want - jack off on Cam4 for free.

It democratized it in many ways. It may have taken away some of the low lows…but also the high highs, so to speak.

by Anonymousreply 6806/06/2012

Condoms are what killed porn stardom. It was like putting a bag over Joan Crawford's head and asking her to emote. How can you create fantasy with a reminder of potentially lethal disease in the frame? That's why Johnny Farrell, with his astonishingly flawless sphincter dripping semen in Plantin Seed 2, was potentially the greatest star discovery since Garbo.

by Anonymousreply 6906/06/2012

Bareback porn depresses the fuck out of me. I'm an eldergay though, so I've seen too many friends die from AIDS to find the fetishisation of risky sex arousing.

by Anonymousreply 7006/07/2012

R60 then you must date only Mormons in real life, if you date at all. Tattoos and piercings are what 20-something guys look like these days- especially the type of guys who will do porn. If you're clinging to an out-dated perception of attractiveness, that's your problem, not the porn industry's. You'll have to find a niche fetish site with only non-tattooed guys, and they'll probably all be over 45.

by Anonymousreply 7106/07/2012

Do almost all men who appear in gay pornography end up marrying women? It seems that way.

by Anonymousreply 7206/07/2012

r70 it's only risky if one of the people has HIV, which you can't know by watching them in a video.

by Anonymousreply 7306/07/2012

No, I can't know from watching the video, r73, but it's the possibility that depresses me, as well as the fact these guys are being paid extra to eschew protection in order to satisfy bareback fetishists' entertainment needs.

by Anonymousreply 7406/07/2012

Robert Axel is hot but he is a horrible porn actor. He always looks like he's bored and he clearly has a "I can't wait for this to be over so I can be paid," look on his face.

But porn is much better today than before.

by Anonymousreply 7506/08/2012

There's no room left for mystique in today's media-saturated world, and that's what the adult 'stars' of yore had. When adult performers are blogging in detail how they prepare to bottom for a gang-bang scene then it leaves little room for your imagination to wonder about them.

by Anonymousreply 7606/08/2012

Paddy O'Brian is very hot and masculine

by Anonymousreply 7706/08/2012

I ran across Trace Michaels on one of the massage sites, and now I can't get enough of him. Gorgeous face, lips, and dimples, versatile t/b, an all around hot daddy. I would love a session on his table.

by Anonymousreply 7806/08/2012

What is Mike Branson's real name?

by Anonymousreply 7906/08/2012

[quote]But porn is much better today than before.

How do you figure?

by Anonymousreply 8006/09/2012

It's fucking come to this. Hubristic nostalgia about porn star quality.

What. The. Fuck.

by Anonymousreply 8107/29/2012

[quote]From Mike Branson to Robert Axel lying on a bed with grandpa Moses. Can you imagine Branson doing that?

Of course. How else do you suppose he made it onto the Supreme Court?

by Anonymousreply 8207/29/2012

Paddy O'Brien reminds me of the strict powertops of the 90's, like Ryker and Stryker.

by Anonymousreply 8311/11/2012

It's also the performer. Robert Axel looks so DISINTERESTED in what he's doing. He NEVER looks like he's into it.

He clearly is in it only for the money. He isn't gay or doesn't care.

Diesel Washington is another one. He is hot but all his videos are boring as fuck. Or rather he is.

The over exposure issue is another thing. We always had certain porn stars like JT Sloan and Max Grand and Rob Cryston who were in way too many videos, but to their credit those three always did a good job.

by Anonymousreply 8411/12/2012

Professional porn bores me to tears. give me amateur, average people doing a little gig

by Anonymousreply 8511/12/2012

Amateur porn is beyond dreary and it bores me to tears, give me professional porn anyday, not this poorly-lit unedited crap shot by some delusional dope with a camera phone.

by Anonymousreply 8611/12/2012

I like amatuer and professionally made porn as long as the performers are clearly into it.Nothing ruins a scene more than when a performer looks disinterested or bored.

by Anonymousreply 8711/12/2012

Robert Axel should have been more selective in his "roles." He could have been a major ubertop with his looks and masculine demeanor. Instead, he has been in every low budget scene with less than attractive partners doing some very sleazy stuff. He really diminished his image by being so open to doing all types of stuff with all types.

by Anonymousreply 8811/12/2012

Paddy and Brandon are the closest thing we have today. And the return of Lukas Ridgeston

by Anonymousreply 8911/14/2012

So what are the details of Lukas' return?

by Anonymousreply 9012/31/2012

[quote]Robert Axel should have been more selective in his "roles." He could have been a major ubertop with his looks and masculine demeanor

He has a smallish dick and loves to bottom. So no.

by Anonymousreply 9112/31/2012

In 1995, Robert Axel would have been marketing as total power top exclusive. He definitely has the look and apparent masculinity to have been an icon a couple of decades ago.

by Anonymousreply 9212/31/2012

Paddy is the closest thing we have now.

by Anonymousreply 9301/05/2013

My only problem with Paddy is his name.

by Anonymousreply 9401/05/2013

And his voice.

by Anonymousreply 9501/05/2013

r96, perhaps but Paddy and the studios are making a lot of money off of that segment of his fans. He seems to get more attention and hype than any other performer out there now.

by Anonymousreply 9701/05/2013

R96 Uh.. could you explain further?

And could you explain what is odd or wrong with fantasizing about a straight jock?

by Anonymousreply 9801/05/2013

No he doesn't, the studios keep hying him up themselves on their own blogs. Chris Ward, is a typical out dated old gay man who probably hasn't had sex for a decade and he keeps hyping Paddy up on all the blogs his studios own.

They keep hyping up his supposed UK fame, well nobody gives a shit about his lame straight shitty porn whore in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 9901/05/2013

r99, judging my the Craigslist ads, internet profiles, Grindr/Jacked profiles, a whole lot of young dudes are looking for the masculine fantasy jock too.

by Anonymousreply 10001/05/2013

judging by the Craigslist ads, internet profiles, Grindr/Jacked profiles, a whole lot of young dudes are looking for the masculine fantasy jock too.

by Anonymousreply 10101/05/2013

Yes, but these are straight men being paid to have bad sex on film. They are gay jocks who can get a hard on form the thought of gay sex.

by Anonymousreply 10201/05/2013

How in the hell did the rumor about Mike Branson going to law school get started? You suppose there is any truth to it? If you google it it's not just here.

by Anonymousreply 10301/05/2013

Any truth to the rumor that Mike Branson lived in Northern Virginia?

by Anonymousreply 10401/05/2013

Mike Branson's whereabouts are the holy grail of gay porn. The quest many people tried and yet nobody survived to tell the tale.

by Anonymousreply 10501/05/2013

[quote]Eldergay self-loathing fag thread

Please, show more of your insecurities. Why don't you?

by Anonymousreply 10601/05/2013

Mike Brandson was from North Virginia and did get his degree. It's a common fact.

by Anonymousreply 10701/05/2013

Everyone knows Mike Branson put his excellent law school credentials to work which landed him a plumb assignment under Justice Roberts at the US Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 10801/05/2013

Last I heard of Mike Brandson was from a friend who said he saw him in Indianapolis, about 6 or 7 years ago. He was working as an engineer at a Hydraulics company in Lafayette, married and had two kids and was a regular at events at the Motor Speedway.

He did not welcome any attention from gay men or references to his porn past.

by Anonymousreply 10901/05/2013

I heard that Mike Branson was working in Alaska on the pipelines and is known to have midnight romps with a seal or two, but is otherwise sexually ambiguous now.

by Anonymousreply 11001/05/2013

R109 is full of shit. J.C. Adams a porn blogger and former director got a small morsel info from Mike Branson himself. All he would say was that he was living in the Southeast.

by Anonymousreply 11101/05/2013

[quote]Mike Branson, Ken Ryker, Jeff Stryker, Ryan Idol, Rex Chandler, and Steve Hammond, ...... Funny they were all straight. Were self-loathing fags were big business even back then?

ROFLMAO. I don't know if it's sweet and innocent that you actually believe that, or just plain moronic.

by Anonymousreply 11201/05/2013

Paddy is sort if like Mike Branson, but not as much of the perfect Alpha Male because of his voice

by Anonymousreply 11301/05/2013

Sean Cody's Brandon is the new Mike Branson. Paddy is boring trade meat.

by Anonymousreply 11401/05/2013

Mike Branson: Be still my heart.

by Anonymousreply 11501/05/2013

Brandon at Sean Cody is pretty fucking hot.

by Anonymousreply 11601/05/2013

I vastly prefer the non plucked and shaved look of regular guys. If the "stars" would try harder to look like men, I'd invest in them.

by Anonymousreply 11701/05/2013

[quote] The over exposure issue is another thing. We always had certain porn stars like JT Sloan and Max Grand and Rob Cryston who were in way too many videos, but to their credit those three always did a good job.

That hasn't changed. Most studios only have a handful of 'stars' in their stables.

Dean Flynn was/is hot as hell to me, but I got bored with Titan movies because he was in EVERY. FUCKING. ONE for a while. Now it's Tony Buff.

Oh, and [R96] sips lukewarm feces from portapotties with a long, pink straw. Bottoms up, toots!

by Anonymousreply 11801/05/2013

Branson had the body and the cock, but that face was very apeish.

by Anonymousreply 11901/05/2013

yum-ooooooooooooooooooooooo

by Anonymousreply 12001/05/2013

[quote]What is Mike Branson's real name?

Ike Cranson.

by Anonymousreply 12101/05/2013

No r111, he said he was living in the Midwest and was married.

by Anonymousreply 12201/06/2013

r119, he was very goodlooking in the face, very square-jawed masculinity. Goodlooking manly face.

by Anonymousreply 12301/06/2013

r124, there are no straight guys in gay porn. Stop being so gullible, dude.

by Anonymousreply 12501/06/2013

like older guys say in the Zak Spears range but I've notice that it seems the longer a performer is in porn the more extreme their sexual interests(at least on film)become. Someone on another thread said Zak got fisted in a video but I've never seen any evidence he did but it wouldn't surprise me since he supposedly got into some kinky stuff on and off screen as he got older.

by Anonymousreply 12601/07/2013

In the old days, there was limited gay porn product. There were a few national studios and magazines. So, everyone watched basically the same movies and therefore the same stars. The internet has split the audience into countless segments and submarkets. Therefore, a porn star does not have as much wide distribution as they did before the mid 1990s. Now, they have to compete for the attention of the viewer with countless internet sites. It is harder to break through and rise about the sea of porn.

by Anonymousreply 12701/07/2013

We need more strict top Aloha Males

by Anonymousreply 12801/07/2013

Gay Porn = twinks and muscle queens

by Anonymousreply 12901/07/2013

[quote]We need more strict top Aloha Males

Like this one, R128?

by Anonymousreply 13001/07/2013

[quote]No [R111], he said he was living in the Midwest and was married.

Try again shitweasel.

by Anonymousreply 13101/07/2013

but 2006 is seven long years ago

by Anonymousreply 13201/08/2013

PAGING MIKE BRANSON This past week I landed a hot scoop when I was able to track down the peerless Mike Branson, the eternal star whose awesomely buffed physique, baseball bat of a cock and chiseled features have earned him a place in the gay porn firmament thanks to a spectacular run of videos for Falcon Studios. He made only nine movies between 1997 and 1999 (MANHANDLERS, THE FRESHMEN, THE CHOSEN, BASIC PLUMBING 2 — they’re all amazing). Then he left and he hasn’t been heard from since. Until now! He’s living “in the southeast,” and that’s all we’re getting on location because he wants to protect his privacy. Mr. Branson took his porn money, put himself through college, earned an engineering degree and he “has no interest in getting in front of the camera again.” He is “completely done with moviemaking” and very happy with how his life turned out after his porno career. As much as I’d love to have Mr. Branson’s many gifts on display in a new porn flick, it’s nice to know he’s happy and living a good life.

by Anonymousreply 13301/08/2013

If he earned an engineering degree, then he could have moved to Indiana to work for a hydraulics company around the same time.

by Anonymousreply 13401/08/2013

Perhaps, which schools in Virginia offer engineering degrees?

by Anonymousreply 13501/08/2013

Both hilarious and sad that people like R36 are so incredibly STUPID to think that Mike Branson, in a scene with other naked men with his ROCK HARD COCK was straight.

Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 13606/09/2013

Mike Branson would have been a gay porn star even today. The last person who had the potential to be a big gay porn star was Malachi Marx, but he was smart, he played his part, did his escorting, and got out relatively quickly. That's what gay porn models should do, make as much money as they can in a 2-3 period, and then get out to pursue what they really want to do. If you keep appearing in porn year after year and escorting, then you have no career ambitions and once your popularity declines and your looks fade, you find yourself to be a aging prostitute, with no alternative prospects.

by Anonymousreply 13706/09/2013

the upside of all of this...is a gay porn star like DanRiderXXX is no LONG GONE and we thank God for Dan's absence. Dan was the reason guys ended up hating gay porn..the roids, the mean-ness these guys ended up owning from all the roids..may the likes of DanRiderXXX never appear on or off screen ever again

by Anonymousreply 13806/15/2013

if Mike Branson attended UVA for Engineering and IF he did...how interesting that he was there at the same time a certain NFL bound defensive end at UVA was there at the same time. The 'rumor' mill on this UVA defensive end about his 'gay' lifestyle...has been endless and now that this UVA defensive end is playing in St Louis for the Rams...it would give any gay guy pause as to whether Mike Branson and this UVA defensive end ever hooked up for sex while attending UVA

by Anonymousreply 13906/15/2013

I can just see it...Mike Branson attending UVA and dating Chris Long...with Mike still maintaining his TOP position

by Anonymousreply 14006/15/2013

can't be true Mike Branson dating Chris Long if they were both at UVA at the same time for if it was true Chris Long would not be walking around as immature as he seems to be even with his 60 million dollar contract for i seriously doubt Mike Branson would put up with such a mama's boy

by Anonymousreply 14106/16/2013

So who is the gay porn star who just received HIV+ test results which resulted in the cancellation of a MEN.COM shoot? It is on GayPornBlog.com and Diesel Washington tweeted about it tonight.

It apparently is creating a panic in the gay porn industry which to be honest shocked me, since I just assumed the vast majority of gay porn participants were already HIV+.

by Anonymousreply 14206/16/2013

MEN tests their performers?

by Anonymousreply 14406/16/2013

Alfonso Romeo is superfine

by Anonymousreply 14606/19/2013

Is that Barney Rubble in bed with Alex Lawson. Poor Betty. I bet Fred is pissed that his fuck buddy moved on.

by Anonymousreply 14706/19/2013

R148 Rex was in porn before the advent of Viagra and Cialis.

by Anonymousreply 14908/21/2013

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by Anonymousreply 15509/13/2013

"They are gay jocks who can get a hard on form the thought of gay sex."

Then I guess you will soon be a billionaire by gathering up all of these uber-masculine gay jocks who get hard from the thought of gay sex and putting them on film. Strange that you're the first and only person to come up with this brilliant idea.

by Anonymousreply 15609/14/2013

Is Robert Axel still in the biz?

by Anonymousreply 15709/14/2013

I think Hal Rockland was the last gay porn star

by Anonymousreply 15809/14/2013

Mike Branson was post-Hal.

by Anonymousreply 15909/14/2013

Obviously not R158 since the photo you linked is of Hal's brother Shane.

Hal was definitely one of the most stunningly handsome men ever in porn, gay or straight.

This is Hal

by Anonymousreply 16009/14/2013

The Jonai always remind me of the Rocklands.

by Anonymousreply 16109/14/2013

I always thought Joe Jonas bore an amazing resemblance to Hal.

by Anonymousreply 16209/14/2013

yeah. I realized i posted the wrong one afterwards. Here's all three of them. Hal was the prettiest but Shane was the sexiest.

by Anonymousreply 16309/14/2013

R158, absolutely!

He is hotter than ever and does Cuckold porn videos now. He is a big hit in them.

by Anonymousreply 16409/14/2013

Paddy is a big star for today's standards, but nothing like the megastars of the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 16710/05/2013

lol

by Anonymousreply 16810/06/2013

The premise is ridiculous. A star like Colby Keller will always find a way to stand out. He just isn't being paid the way he should be, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 16910/07/2013

Hal Rockland was a hot but also a hot mess.

He was straight but so drugged he'd have sucked a horse's cock on camera for his next fix. Didn't he end up working at Burger King.

by Anonymousreply 17010/07/2013

he did

by Anonymousreply 17110/07/2013

The last porn super star was Brent Corrigan.

by Anonymousreply 17210/07/2013

The last porn superstar was Erik Rhodes.

by Anonymousreply 17310/07/2013

Well, someone who has experience with horses would do well at Burger King.

by Anonymousreply 17410/07/2013

Chris Rockway would have been a superstar in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 17510/07/2013

It's said that Hal is now an architect who designs high end water features. Shane works at Boeing and got the gig through one of his tricks when he was hooking in Vegas.

Hal was said to have been blackmailed into porn by the wonderful ChiChi La Rue.

by Anonymousreply 17610/07/2013

Wanted to add that the Rocklands look great, but damn they have awful hygiene. None of them believe in taking baths.

by Anonymousreply 17710/07/2013

They need more dudes like Hal Rockland in the business. He was worth the hype.

by Anonymousreply 17810/07/2013

"R158, absolutely!

He is hotter than ever and does Cuckold porn videos now. He is a big hit in them."

My error - I meant to respond to R157. It is Robert Axel who does cuckold and strap-on porn.

Though I would LOVE to see any of the now-middle-aged Rockland men bend over and be rammed by a femdom with a strap-on.

by Anonymousreply 17910/07/2013

R172 Corrigan would have been a star longer but fucked himself over--first by trying a Traci Lords power play. Then, he and his henchmen literally killed the goose that laid the golden egg.

by Anonymousreply 18010/07/2013

Back in the day....

by Anonymousreply 18112/14/2013

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by Anonymousreply 18212/22/2013

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by Anonymousreply 18312/23/2013

Mike Bronson ate ass like he couldn't get enough. Yeah straight guys are always sticking their tongues in men's asses.

Some vids all he did was eat butt and fuck.

by Anonymousreply 18412/26/2013

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by Anonymousreply 18501/25/2014

there was no viagra back then and Branson had the hardest dick I have ever seen on a supposedly straight guy..Ryker...I mean you could just see it on his face he hated it and that semi hard right angle cock of his was unsavory.

by Anonymousreply 18601/25/2014

Riddick Stone should be a star

by Anonymousreply 18804/11/2014

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by Anonymousreply 18904/13/2014

Paddy O'Brien could have been huge, but he is waning now that he bottomed.

by Anonymousreply 19005/02/2014

Xxx

by Anonymousreply 19105/04/2014

Brandon is iconic

by Anonymousreply 19205/05/2014

Jaden of Gayhoopla could be huge if he produced better scenes.

by Anonymousreply 19306/21/2014

It's funny that now straight porn has the hotter guys, biggest cocks, harder cocks, and better sex. For instance: Tommy Gunn is hotter than anything in gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 19406/21/2014

So is Mikey Butders

by Anonymousreply 19506/21/2014

And the hottest guy in any kind of porn right now is Eric Lewis the half and half Russian.

by Anonymousreply 19606/21/2014

I think the porn star ended when the focus in gay porn became solely the models sexuality and that he wasn't gay, even if he was he liked pussy from time to time.

They stop caring about the performance and the quality and got by on the models sexuality, and even then it was a bonus if he looked like he hated it.

Everyone that wasn't a self-loathing fag got bored and moved on, not it's too late and gay porn is pretty much pointless.

by Anonymousreply 19706/21/2014

Tommy Gunn's face is not, uh, great.

by Anonymousreply 19806/21/2014

Tommy Gunn is a fucking stud no matter if he's clothed or naked.

by Anonymousreply 19906/21/2014

not my type, but to each their own

by Anonymousreply 20006/21/2014

Dominic Santos rocks

by Anonymousreply 20106/21/2014

ff

by Anonymousreply 20207/04/2014

Randy Blue has some hot dudes, but bad scenes.

by Anonymousreply 20307/19/2014

[quote]Paddy O'Brien could have been huge, but he is waning now that he bottomed.

I AM huge!

It's the pictures that got small...

by Anonymousreply 20407/19/2014

[quote]It's said that Hal is now an architect who designs high end water features.

It's said that his brother Vince Rockland is a computer scientist who designs the navigation systems on the Mars Rover.

by Anonymousreply 20507/19/2014

It's much less to do with the porn stars themselves and far much more to do with the ways in which porn is now marketed.

Also, I think it's highly exaggerated. I think certain performers like Colby Keller, Adam Killian, and Paddy O'Brien are absolutely worthy of the title "porn star" given the large followings they command.

by Anonymousreply 20607/19/2014

CF Marc is all that, bruh

by Anonymousreply 20707/19/2014

Does Paddy count?

by Anonymousreply 20808/01/2014

R208 Up to 21, but only if he's naked.

by Anonymousreply 20908/01/2014

Has anyone else heard rumors about Mike Branson being a lawyer now? In Montana?

by Anonymousreply 21008/01/2014

Do a DL search on "Mike Branson" then get back to us.

by Anonymousreply 21108/01/2014

We miss Mike Branson

by Anonymousreply 21208/01/2014

No, we don't. He was generic. With the death of the porn star we now have more variety. Yes, I must search more carefully to find what turns us on, but frankly, that's better.

by Anonymousreply 21308/01/2014

R211 has Richard Simmon's load dripping out of his ass.

by Anonymousreply 21408/01/2014

Looks like Brandon Foster will bang a dude

by Anonymousreply 21508/16/2014

Ken Ott is that hot

by Anonymousreply 21608/26/2014

Brock Masters should have been a superstar, but someone he was never well received.

by Anonymousreply 21709/06/2014

Waiting for Brandon Foster to get interactive

by Anonymousreply 21809/07/2014

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by Anonymousreply 21909/27/2014

By far the hottest gay porn star is that real-life convict named Sebastian, who now does bareback! He is tall, tattooed and has a huge ass + a prison record - seriously, no one is hotter IMO.

Pic NSFW

by Anonymousreply 22009/27/2014

AIDS helped.

by Anonymousreply 22109/27/2014

Mike Branson is on the short list to replace Eric Holder as the new AG. Congrats to Mike!!

by Anonymousreply 22209/27/2014

Yeah, Brandon and the Gayhoopla dudes are about the only models I am bonkers for today. The rest are so feminine and gross.

by Anonymousreply 22309/27/2014

Industry needs more masculine cleancut jock types. Too many sleazy, feminine, and tatted types today. There should be more jocks

by Anonymousreply 22409/27/2014

While I have enjoyed some porn stars in the last decade, especially Tim Kruger, Antonio Biaggi, and Arpad Miklos (RIP), I'm much more drawn to amateur porn, which feels more real, relatable, passionate, and even dirty than anything that studios put together. I don't really mourn the end of porn as we know/knew it.

by Anonymousreply 22509/27/2014

King Brandon

by Anonymousreply 22610/10/2014

The only gay porn star I can think of who's currently in the business is Johnny Rapid.

by Anonymousreply 22710/10/2014

Chris Rockway is back

by Anonymousreply 22810/26/2014

Brandon is hot

by Anonymousreply 22911/28/2014

The internet killed them

by Anonymousreply 23001/27/2015
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