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*****BREAKING NEWS GAY PORN ICON ERIK RHODES HAS DIED*****

He died in his sleep last night.

NSFW LINK!

by Anonymousreply 54502/15/2013

OMG! *tears*

by Anonymousreply 106/14/2012

OMG!

by Anonymousreply 206/14/2012

Wow. He really did hate himself to death.

by Anonymousreply 306/14/2012

Holy shit! I only knew of him because of his fans/haters on Datalounge. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 406/14/2012

this is the kind of news that is a bit of a shock when you hear it, but it's hardly surprising. he was a mess, but i always gave him a few points for his blunt and seemingly honest blog.

so hot. so damn hot. a perfect, incredible, rock hard body. certainly my favorite porn star ever. loved watching his clips.

thanks for the good times, erik! rip!

by Anonymousreply 506/14/2012

Oh, another dead porn "star."

Pass the jelly.

by Anonymousreply 606/14/2012

Was he on drugs?

by Anonymousreply 706/14/2012

R7 - if you look at his Twitter feed, seems like pills - he was having problems sleeping.

by Anonymousreply 906/14/2012

My balls were so blue that day...

by Anonymousreply 1006/14/2012

I'm lighting a candle as I wank!!!

by Anonymousreply 1106/14/2012

"he was having problems sleeping."

Emphasis on the "was".

by Anonymousreply 1206/14/2012

Holy shit! I can't believe it! I forgot to set the DVR to record Y&R.

Oh well. Life goes on. For some of us.

by Anonymousreply 1306/14/2012

It's sad. Not only are my divas dying (Donna, Whitney) now the jerk-off fantasies of my youth are following suit

by Anonymousreply 1506/14/2012

The guy was a mess and had been for years. His "good friend" and former Menudo boy Angelo Garcia posted about him on FB and spelled his name wrong.

by Anonymousreply 1606/14/2012

Up in Heaven Whitney is singing while Donna Summer fists him.

by Anonymousreply 1706/14/2012

OMG, no more Drinky Poo Fridays 'hosted' by Erik at Datalounge! This is a huge loss for us Dataloungers.

His cut foreskin will be our Shroud of Turin.

by Anonymousreply 1806/14/2012

Very surprising, Erik was like the movie star of gay porn. RIP...

by Anonymousreply 1906/14/2012

LOL R10!

by Anonymousreply 2106/14/2012

So many famous gay icons are passing away, this is very weird.

by Anonymousreply 2306/14/2012

I'm not, I'm totally haunted by his passing

by Anonymousreply 2406/14/2012

I remember seeing a video from several years ago. It was an event Rhodes was at that wasn't porn-related or anything and Rhodes was drunk and acting like an ass.

by Anonymousreply 2506/14/2012

Fisting is sooooooo fucking gross.

by Anonymousreply 2606/14/2012

r22 - that clip made me laugh only because it made me re-taste my lunch a little. Thats not even sexy. Its like the old Freak shows from the glory days of Coney Island.

You could fit a whole Thanksgiving Turkey up that thing.

That ain't rimming - thats a roto rooting.

by Anonymousreply 2706/14/2012

*hugs* to Erik Rhodes pic troll.

Too bad he didn't pass on a Friday.

by Anonymousreply 2806/14/2012

Thanks *sniff*

by Anonymousreply 2906/14/2012

There should be an open casket wake so his fans can say final farewell. His body should be totally naked with a hard on if possible

by Anonymousreply 3006/14/2012

r30, can you imagine the weeping fans trying to climb into the casket to ride his dick one last time?

Fridays will never be the same until Datalounge will have a casting call to replace Erik Rhodes. My vote would be for Benjamin Godfre. What, too soon? Remember, Friday is around the corner.

by Anonymousreply 3106/14/2012

So sad but not shocking. He had a death wish and it really seemed their was no way you could help in.

Read his blog but it was too much.

by Anonymousreply 3206/14/2012

Hell's kitchen has lost another of her beloved whores.

by Anonymousreply 3306/14/2012

The world will be a different place

by Anonymousreply 3406/14/2012

This is a good opportunity to learn that porn is deadly, not only doing it but watching it too. it kills the soul a little each time until you wake up one day and discover you are a pron addict that needs more and more graphic material to please your self

so i say to him good bye and to you think about your sins

by Anonymousreply 3506/14/2012

He was a good porn actor. Loved that he used to like to swallow cum.

But he was very depressed and was on and off drugs for the whole time he was in porn.

It's a shame but it was due, you could see it coming a mile away

by Anonymousreply 3606/14/2012

Cram it, churchy!

by Anonymousreply 3706/14/2012

On of my favorite Erik Rhodes stories is his reflection on the events of 9/11.

On that day he was scheduled to perform court-ordered community service somewhere in lower Manhattan. He'd been there an hour or two and got to leave because the planes had crashed and he didn't have to come back and finish. He was very happy about this.

by Anonymousreply 3806/14/2012

This was almost as expected as Amy Winehouse dying.

by Anonymousreply 3906/14/2012

Who'll be the other two stars to make this death trifecta complete? Lindsay, you're in danger, gurrrl!

by Anonymousreply 4006/14/2012

It is sad to see someone so intent on destroying themself.

by Anonymousreply 4206/14/2012

He had a bad case of the blues

by Anonymousreply 4306/14/2012

Corrigan doesn't seem like he's all that much of a mess. His tweets and FB posts are coherent at least.

by Anonymousreply 4506/14/2012

I'll be handling the estate.

by Anonymousreply 4606/14/2012

Porn dosn't go for booze or dope.

by Anonymousreply 4806/14/2012

Brent's only 25 and 3 guys he's fucked are dead (and 2 are on death row). That's talent.

by Anonymousreply 4906/14/2012

Michael Brandon doesn't seem to know his "good friend's" name was also spelled Erik, not Eric.

by Anonymousreply 5006/14/2012

I've left work early today out of grief

by Anonymousreply 5106/14/2012

Oh, the Naked Sword blog comments will be epic! Samuel Colt had already a mini meltdown over some comment.

by Anonymousreply 5206/14/2012

This doesn't quite pass the smell test. He died in his sleep yet they know he died at 5:30 AM and confirmed a heart attack already??

There is also a small part of me that think this might be a publicity stunt--but judging from all the reactions on different blogs and twitter--I would assume a lot of people would be pissed off if this is indeed the case.

by Anonymousreply 5306/14/2012

I remember I was in the anal bleaching salon

When I heard that Erik Rhodes was now gone

They say that only the good die young

But that ain't true where I come from

In Calipornia

In Calipornia

by Anonymousreply 5406/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 5506/14/2012

Poor(n) thing

by Anonymousreply 5606/14/2012

I gave him my number and said, "Call me maybe"

by Anonymousreply 5706/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 5806/14/2012

[quote}His fans were shocking.

From the article at the OP's URL. True that.

by Anonymousreply 5906/14/2012

He has a twin. INTERVIEW:First, I have to wish you a happy birthday since you turned 30 this month. What did you do to celebrate? Erik Rhodes: I had a quick lunch with my twin brother since he is the last important person in my life, and we obviously share the birthday together.

by Anonymousreply 6006/14/2012

Do you think his death will trigger another round of riots at the Stonewall a la' Judy?

by Anonymousreply 6106/14/2012

This isn't as significant as the tragic death of Matthew Bremer.

by Anonymousreply 6206/14/2012

Last important? Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 6306/14/2012

Brent Corrigan: “My thoughts and considerations go out to the friends and family of Erik Rhodes in their time of grief. He will be missed by many!”

by Anonymousreply 6406/14/2012

How considerate of Mr. Corrigan.

by Anonymousreply 6506/14/2012

Yes a message from Brent Corrigan on twitter is the height of class and consideration.

by Anonymousreply 6606/14/2012

He lived his life like a Candle Up My Ass.

by Anonymousreply 6706/14/2012

Didn't Brent and Erik have a scene for Mafia Velvet?

by Anonymousreply 6806/14/2012

Well, I read friend's of his like Derek Hartley saying it's sad and that he was a "good guy" but how so? I don't know of him ever thinking of anyone other than himself - throwing his life away - even Derek said when he directed he would tell his models they looked fat. He was obviously an extremely mentally ill person who filled himself full of drugs and it was only a matter of time - but if he were a fat pimply guy I don't think Hartley and others would care in the least. THAT is what it sad about it as far as I can see.

by Anonymousreply 6906/14/2012

Was this a Heath Ledger situation?

by Anonymousreply 7006/14/2012

RE:68 Yes, they filmed a flip flop scene in "Velvet Mafia".

by Anonymousreply 7106/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 7206/14/2012

[quote]Was this a Heath Ledger situation?

Let me check my mobile phone for missed calls and voice mail messages.

by Anonymousreply 7306/14/2012

This thread will make Michael Lucas's head explode.

by Anonymousreply 7406/14/2012

I wonder if Ann Rutherford resents being a part of this celebrity death trio.

by Anonymousreply 7506/14/2012

I always thought he was gross - a real dick-wilter.

by Anonymousreply 7606/14/2012

what if this turns out ot be a fake?

by Anonymousreply 7706/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 7806/14/2012

You know, Erik had issues - major issues, that much is clear. He didn't think much of himself and indulged in bad habits to cover it up, bad habits that eventually (probably) took his life.

And all you guys can do is make a big freaking joke out of his death.

by Anonymousreply 7906/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 8006/14/2012

Icon? Oh dear. Parts of this thread are truly embarrassing.

Rhodes was a joke and nobody knew that better than he did. He often talked about how ridiculous his life was. He was addicted to lots of drugs, including steroids. The amazing thing is that he somehow survived this long.

The sad thing is that his "fans" enabled this behavior by feeling sorry for him and playing into his dysfunction.

by Anonymousreply 8106/14/2012

Is the model in the ad next to the announcement crying because he's being double-dicked, or because he's heard about Erik?

by Anonymousreply 8306/14/2012

RE. 79. A porn star with issues ? OMG !

It still, after all these years , comes back to that famous line in "Boys In The Band".......... 'If only we could learn not to hate ourselves quite so much'

by Anonymousreply 8406/14/2012

I feel sorry for him. I didn't realize he was in this bad shape.

He did seem to be going off the rails a bit over the past year. For some bizarre reason he decided to get circumcised, and it ended up looking really ugly afterwards and he wasn't happy about it.

I think it was just one sign of a greater problem.

by Anonymousreply 8606/14/2012

R85= 400 pounds.

R82 is right. But he didn't just bully other kids in High School. He was a bully as an adult too. Loved putting down "fags", and making disparaging remarks about gay men. He was a horrible guy. Hot, yes. But a terrible person.

by Anonymousreply 8706/14/2012

Good God. No wonder he died. this was his tweet from 6/10:

[quote] Erik Rhodes‏@Erik_Rhodes

@tiggybubba please I take an ambien, a kolonopin, a cap of g, 9 OTC sleeping pills and still only got 3 hours of sleep. Still I am refreshed

He basically took a medicine cabinet.

by Anonymousreply 8806/14/2012

This horrible person-who had a loving boyfriend--is being mourned quite sadly by people who knew him. He was very self-deprecating and quite sweet [r87] I think you have him confused with someone else. Did you know him personally? The guy had issues, but he was not terrible.

by Anonymousreply 8906/14/2012

Interesting blog from Derek Hartley of OutQ radio

by Anonymousreply 9006/14/2012

what is all that stuff, r55? are those all hormones of some sort?

by Anonymousreply 9106/14/2012

R87 = 401 pounds, bald, house smells like the meatloaf he has in the oven and cat pee.

by Anonymousreply 9206/14/2012

R88, it pains me to say this, but it turns out that famewhore Dr. Drew Pinsky is right - the abuse of prescription medications and legal drugs continues unabated in America.

It continues to kill people. When are people going to realize they can't keep popping the pills?

by Anonymousreply 9306/14/2012

r22 That is so disgusting!!! Why didn't you say what it was?

Gross.

by Anonymousreply 9406/14/2012

It seems like people in porn get treated with less respect than others after death, especially by those who knew their work.

by Anonymousreply 9506/14/2012

"Of all the people in the world, he reminded me the most of Marilyn Monroe."

Oh for Christ's fucking sake, Derek so-and-so from OutQ something-or-other.

by Anonymousreply 9606/14/2012

oh why did i look r95? that bottom guy looked demonic.

by Anonymousreply 9706/14/2012

This has been a bad year for porn stars. Didn't an Israeli porn star kill himself a few months ago? (Roman Raggazi?) I think there was a thread on it here.

by Anonymousreply 9806/14/2012

Goodbye Long Island's rosebud...

by Anonymousreply 9906/14/2012

He got circumsized? Wtf?!?!?

by Anonymousreply 10006/14/2012

R96 Has be laughing hard.

by Anonymousreply 10106/14/2012

His life was one big cry for help. I think this was definitely suicide since vapid gays are often traumatized by turning 30.

by Anonymousreply 10206/14/2012

Derek Hartley, your blog sucks

by Anonymousreply 10306/14/2012

Wow. I saw him at NYSC a month ago, he looked normal. Huge and roidy but not falling apart. Wonder if the steroids fucked him up; he was definitely juicing and more than a little. His shoulders were like bowling balls.

by Anonymousreply 10406/14/2012

He was 30, so at least his death wasn't premature.

by Anonymousreply 10506/14/2012

From an interview on The Sword:

"How is everything going post-circumcision?"

The whole thing was a nightmare. What a mistake. I was abusing a lot of Klonopin at the time and everything sounds like a good idea: Circumcision, a bunch of weird tattoos, a joint Grindr with my boyfriend, shooting up bath salts…I mean the list goes on and on. But yes, things are back to normal.

by Anonymousreply 10606/14/2012

What a tortured soul he was. I feel bad for him.

by Anonymousreply 10706/14/2012

again, from his tweet of 6/10, if he was taking this much drugs to JUST GO TO SLEEP, it appears there was a problem:

[quote] Erik Rhodes‏@Erik_Rhodes @tiggybubba please I take an ambien, a kolonopin, a cap of g, 9 OTC sleeping pills and still only got 3 hours of sleep. Still I am refreshed

by Anonymousreply 10806/14/2012

What about his twin brother?

by Anonymousreply 10906/14/2012

[quote]His shoulders were like bowling balls.

And his balls were like marbles.

by Anonymousreply 11006/14/2012

What does being overweight have to do with someone's opinion?

by Anonymousreply 11106/14/2012

Have any other celebrities commented about his death yet? Gwyneth? Oprah? Patti LuPone?

Such heartless people!

by Anonymousreply 11206/14/2012

R111, this is Datalounge. Weight, age, height, cock size, and other outward things have everything to do with the validity of opinions.

by Anonymousreply 11306/14/2012

I can't believe a porn star/prostitute gets 100+ comments on his death.

by Anonymousreply 11406/14/2012

[r108] hard to figure out who is taking that recipe Rhodes or the person communicating with him.

by Anonymousreply 11506/14/2012

I had 600+

by Anonymousreply 11606/14/2012

Who are you to judge, r114? They are just trying to survive in the world. If they are insecure about themselves, they put their faith in their physical attributes hence the career choice.

by Anonymousreply 11706/14/2012

let me guess, r114: you're new here, aren't you?

by Anonymousreply 11806/14/2012

He'd prolly fuck his own corps.

by Anonymousreply 11906/14/2012

Shooting up bath salts? WTF is up with this? People will polute their bodies with just about anything to get off. Pathetic.

I loved porn when I was in my teens & 20s. Now, more often than not, it makes me kind of sad and embarrassed for the performers. It's a poor substitute for real connections with people. And 99% of the performers are just way too fucked up. Dick wilter, indeed.

by Anonymousreply 12006/14/2012

There isn't anything on CNN.com yet...

by Anonymousreply 12106/14/2012

Maybe on Andy's show tonight, r121.

by Anonymousreply 12206/14/2012

Try FOX, R121.

by Anonymousreply 12306/14/2012

r121, you are such a mean, snarky little wretch. You know that though and you get off on it. Just leave it tonight, alright. Not tonight. NOT tonight.

by Anonymousreply 12406/14/2012

Tracie Bennett's horrible performance on the Tony's pushed him over the edge.

by Anonymousreply 12506/14/2012

...and why hasn't the president weighed in on this yet? We really need change.

by Anonymousreply 12606/14/2012

His blog had a lot of death attraction in it. He was not quite suicidal (overtly) but attracted to the idea of just dying as a way out. He even said age 30 would be his expiration date, like a milk carton.

by Anonymousreply 12706/14/2012

Can't understand why he got circumsized? It was a distinctive trait for him

by Anonymousreply 12806/14/2012

r128, maybe it was some metaphorical dress rehearsal for shedding the rest of his skin, and this world?

by Anonymousreply 12906/14/2012

So, this would be the last porn scene that he filmed.

Call your boss over and click on the link, if you're at work.

by Anonymousreply 13006/14/2012

Was he poz?

by Anonymousreply 13106/14/2012

He looked much older than 30, at the rate he was going he would have looked 50 in less than ten years, roids will do that you.

by Anonymousreply 13206/14/2012

Does anyone know if he was Catholic? Will there be a wake and a church service?

I can't understand people criticizing those posting here - it is ALWAYS sadder when someone pretty dies - and if the guy is handsome and well-hung, well that makes the death a true tragedy.

I have been checking Diesel Washington's bolg but thus far no new post. His feud with Erik was EPIC. Is anyone aware of a comment from him yet?

by Anonymousreply 13306/14/2012

He eats cum

by Anonymousreply 13406/14/2012

Rhodes at age 27:

[quote]Well, i'm 27 now. Nothing spectacular about it. Its honestly kinda funny, I keep saying to myself, "how the fuck did i get here?". Its been so long, i feel like i have lived so my lives by now. I feel old. I think i'm starting to look old. This hard life i forced my body to endure is starting to show. I get a nosebleed almost everyday, my heartburn feels like i'm constantly being stabbed in the chest, my knees ache, my body aches. Painkillers are a crutch in my life and not just for recreational use. Pathetically i have even considered botox and all this other bullshit to help my battle with aging. If that isn't a new low for me... has vh-1 and this self absorbed society finally gotten to me to? If steroids and the couple hundred pills i pop a day weren't enough, what else can i do look pretty just alittle while longer? Who cares if my liver is struggling to work, who cares if it feels like i'm being punched in my kidneys all day long...honestly who cares. You know, turning 27 i sit there and say myself "only 3 years left, i better make them good". Oh... i have given myself and expiration date, kinda like a carton of milk. You can't expect things to last forever, and with the way things are going, 30, i'm just gonna call it quits. That's if i even make it to 30. If things get better then i might change my mind but, that is what is engraved in my brain at the moment. I just don't have passion for this life anymore. i Have fucked things up so beyond repair that i can never feel normal again.

by Anonymousreply 13606/14/2012

[quote]Was he poz?

Paw'z, maw'z and anybody'z for the azking.

by Anonymousreply 13706/14/2012

R137 made me laugh out loud.

by Anonymousreply 13806/14/2012

I think it was suicide. He was huge but there are many way bigger and his drug use never showed outside. He never had gyno, acne or dry, rough skin which are signs of steroid use. He probably took a fatal dose of drugs before he went to sleep.

I'm shocked he's dead. He's been one of my favorite porn stars since he made his first movie 8 years ago. It's difficult to believe there will be no more stuff from him. There is no one like him in the porn industry now. Brent Corrigan had to stand on his toes and even then Erik had to bend down a little just to kiss him in the mouth in one of their movies.

by Anonymousreply 13906/14/2012

I can't believe this Death of A Pron Star thread is pushing 140 posts and still no links pics and videos.

by Anonymousreply 14006/14/2012

R140, you too can use Google images.

by Anonymousreply 14106/14/2012

Do a search on the name Erik Rhodes on Twitter - every major porn star is writing dramatic farewells - Adam Killian seems particularly distraught.

Erik even got an "ERIK RHODES R.I.P." from Manhunt.com's Twitter account!!!

Chi Chi LaRue said he would spend a day in Twitter silence in his memory!

And you just know more than a few famous, rich men hired him during his eight year run. I wonder how they feel now?

by Anonymousreply 14206/14/2012

[quote]His fans were shocking

-from the linked article

by Anonymousreply 14306/14/2012

Well, we know who will be on the cover of the next People weekly.

(I really wouldn't be at all surprised if he got a mention)

Now that I've been snarky ... RIP, Erik/James.

by Anonymousreply 14406/14/2012

He died in his sleep, but the post at R136 is creepy, he seemed to want to die at this point in life.

by Anonymousreply 14506/14/2012

[quote]Erik even got an "ERIK RHODES R.I.P." from Manhunt.com's Twitter account!!!

Wow. Almost the same as CNN.

by Anonymousreply 14606/14/2012

Someone should collect his pictures and videos on his various accounts before they are closed down and those images are gone forever.

by Anonymousreply 14706/14/2012

Well, he is trending on Tweeter.

by Anonymousreply 14806/14/2012

Derek Saathof (of A List NY) : My heart goes out to @erik_rhodes friends + family. I'm sorry for your loss.

by Anonymousreply 14906/14/2012

Falcon has set up a special memorial Page for fans and friends to pay their last respects.

by Anonymousreply 15006/14/2012

r147 - you are so inappropriate. A man is dead and the thought of his videos turns you on at this time. That is so repellent to me.

by Anonymousreply 15106/14/2012

From the Falcon Memorial page:

Matthew Rush wrote poetry and it is pretty good!!

"Matthew Rush, on June 14th, 2012 at 1:46 pm Said:

When the clouds part and a ray of sun shines through

We look to the sky and think of you.

You see our tears and feel our ache We breathe you in with each breath we take

There is no need to miss, what is not gone For you are right here, where you belong

You are the suns warmth on our face Guiding us through this dark place

You made your own path from the start And we continue to carry your footprints on our heart

When we stop to think of all we miss Look around and think of this

Something so special & rare could never fade Our memories of you will forever stay

Because when the clouds part and that ray of sun shines through We will smile, knowing that glimmer is you.

I will miss you my friend. Until we meet again. Rest in Peace"

by Anonymousreply 15206/14/2012

Only 30 years old??? For 30 he didn't look so good.

by Anonymousreply 15306/14/2012

Rest in Peace, the man who we knew as Erik Rhodes. It's sad to go young, but he made his mark as a gay porn icon and blogger. In his defense, he never tried to pull the "I'm straight" business, he was brutally honest about his own demons.

It's easy to be flip about his early death, but he suffered, possibly from depression and addiction to drugs. Ultimately, he wasn't comfortable in his own skin and probably tried to change things with bodybuilding (and steroids among other drugs.)

I never knew him personally. The people who did might have some real perspective. In any case, its sad to see him go so soon.

by Anonymousreply 15406/14/2012

What's really sad is that this thread willl reach 600 replies by Saturday.

by Anonymousreply 15506/14/2012

Well, there goes the last gay porn star. Hopefully that dear sweet angel is finally at peace.

by Anonymousreply 15606/14/2012

I'm I know a really sad case but I felt like something wa missing today

by Anonymousreply 15706/14/2012

r155 and any other poster with similar comment. You help it to grow in size and number. Congrats.

by Anonymousreply 15806/14/2012

[quote]the thought of his videos turns you on at this time. That is so repellent to me.

I know. In the age of blu-ray, videos are almost as bad as internet newsgroups.

by Anonymousreply 15906/14/2012

R151 needs to get over herself

by Anonymousreply 16006/14/2012

Is R151 for real? She needs a mass bukkake to gag some sense into her fugly face.

by Anonymousreply 16106/14/2012

This is worse than when John Holmes died!

by Anonymousreply 16206/14/2012

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by Anonymousreply 16306/14/2012

Rest in peace. I'd never heard of him before now. I looked up pics of him and to be honest he's not my type but if other people liked him that's cool.

by Anonymousreply 16406/14/2012

Are dicks hanging at half-mast?

by Anonymousreply 16506/14/2012

I knew a girl who...no, it won't work here.

by Anonymousreply 16606/14/2012

r161, there's no need to shield your hurting with humor.

by Anonymousreply 16706/14/2012

R151 I've been a fan of Erik from the start of his career. I'm devasted by the news. However, I know from past experience that pictures and videos of porn stars can disappear from the internet fairly soon. For people who want to remember them and still get off to them I just want to give them a heads up to get the stuff now.

by Anonymousreply 16806/14/2012

Nothing will disappear from the internet. It's all there when you look long and hard enough (which most people not bother to do).

by Anonymousreply 16906/14/2012

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by Anonymousreply 17006/14/2012

Wasn't his real name like James?

[quote]Erik even got an "ERIK RHODES R.I.P." from Manhunt.com's Twitter account!!!

It's Manhunt.NET

by Anonymousreply 17106/14/2012

Fair enough r168. I can't speak for the man but i think he'd be pretty devastated to find out the only thing people can think of in the event of his death are finding and saving his carnal relics when it was that very body that victimized and caused him such turmoil. Let's not dishonor him in death by focusing on that at this time.

by Anonymousreply 17206/14/2012

Can't wait to read the toxicology report.

by Anonymousreply 17306/14/2012

R170 - LOL

by Anonymousreply 17406/14/2012

R172...greatest parody post ever!

I can't get over some of you guys. Save your sympathies for folks who actually deserve it. Rhodes often said that he was committing a kind of prolonged suicide. He hated people, especially gay men. He had been extremely unkind to many people. It's sad at some level whenever anyone dies. But some of you need to get a little perspective. His life was the tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 17506/14/2012

Erik's twin brother. Better body; atrocious tatts, clearly dysfunctional family.

by Anonymousreply 17606/14/2012

What Would people remember him by except for his films and pictures or his blog? Honest. He was a terribly prolific porn model, what else would there be? You sound very naive

by Anonymousreply 17706/14/2012

[quote]I can't speak for the man but i think he'd be pretty devastated to find out the only thing people can think of in the event of his death are finding and saving his carnal relics when it was that very body that victimized and caused him such turmoil.

Given Erik's couldn't-give-a-fuck attitude, I'd think he'd find this all pretty amusing.

by Anonymousreply 17906/14/2012

R84...get over yourself, Mary. you need to be slapped. Rhodes hated a lot of gay men. He WAS the Boys in the Band, dear.

by Anonymousreply 18006/14/2012

Oh I don't know maybe the humanity, r177.

by Anonymousreply 18106/14/2012

R64 is moist.

Brent Corrigan's reaction in private?

"glad I got to work that ass hard before that fucker messed himself up!"

by Anonymousreply 18206/14/2012

R179...we have a winner! That's exactly right.

by Anonymousreply 18306/14/2012

[quote][R121], you are such a mean, snarky little wretch. You know that though and you get off on it. Just leave it tonight, alright. Not tonight. NOT tonight.

LOL!

by Anonymousreply 18406/14/2012

r179, that's the tragedy right there. We're talking about a nihilist here. Just because he probably had the capacity to laugh off my unwanted sympathy with a show of cynicism doesn't make him somebody not worth a thought.

by Anonymousreply 18506/14/2012

Is Falcon Studios going to retire the Erik Rhodes "super cock" dildo, modeled after the member that brought them all that $$$$?

by Anonymousreply 18606/14/2012

So. Any chance Falcon will put Erik in a corpse-fucking film?

What??? C'mon, you know Erik would go for it.

by Anonymousreply 18706/14/2012

The thread is about Erik, not James, R172. What do you expect, or do you think porn wasn't how most people will remember him and their fantasies over his now decaying cock and ass.

I do feel sad for those who actually knew James.

by Anonymousreply 18806/14/2012

Oh dear. Another dead junkie whore. How EVER will I go on?

I must be strong. We must ALL be strong, and we shall get through this terrible, trying, awful time.

Namaste.

by Anonymousreply 18906/14/2012

[quote] fantasies over his now decaying cock and ass.

WTH are you, some kind of necrophile?

by Anonymousreply 19006/14/2012

R181..."the humanity"?? are you high on bath salts?

What was his real name, hon? He was in PORN, dear. Which is about objectification. He didn't want people to think about his 'humanity". his blog was a testament to that. He wanted people to think of him as a drug addicted whore who couldn't give a shit about anyone. And he was god at that.

by Anonymousreply 19106/14/2012

Probably not R186. They'll just put a black ribbon around it

by Anonymousreply 19206/14/2012

Save it, r189. You're not profound.

by Anonymousreply 19306/14/2012

How did you guys know he had all these problems? What kind of problems...did you predict for him? Did you think he was going to kill himself?

by Anonymousreply 19406/14/2012

r191 just because porn stars may be virile, it does not make them inhuman. I don't care how Olympian they look, there's always a Dickensian workhouse boy under all that flesh armor.

by Anonymousreply 19506/14/2012

R185, 190, 193...get some therapy, hon. You desperately need it.

by Anonymousreply 19606/14/2012

You know his dealers are pissed as fuck about this.

by Anonymousreply 19706/14/2012

I didn't realize he had an IDENTICAL twin brother! I bet it's every str8 guys *dream* to have an identical twin who does gay porn.

by Anonymousreply 19806/14/2012

If only it had been real when I came as I was watching him, we could have really connected. I could have saved him if only he had let me in. I know how deep the connection was, despite the barriers he put up, despite the iron wall of the flatscreen. I was there with him right from his days growing up as a VHS, right to when he blossomed in blu-ray. The look on his face when I paused the DVD and came all over the image of his face on the screen. We were really close and no one can change that.

by Anonymousreply 19906/14/2012

Enlightened gay liberals going gaga over a dead porn actor.

by Anonymousreply 20006/14/2012

r196. Don't insult my intelligence, "hon".

by Anonymousreply 20106/14/2012

r199 - this is a joke to you.

by Anonymousreply 20206/14/2012

He made me laugh, he made me cry!

by Anonymousreply 20306/14/2012

I love how all the comments on the blogs are guys reminiscing about various sex scenes Erik was in, as if they're cherished memories. REALLY???

Anyway, guess I can delete this dude's blog off my bookmarks now!

by Anonymousreply 20406/14/2012

[quote] He hated people, especially gay men. He had been extremely unkind to many people.

Translation: If he was ugly I'd hate him but since he was hot, let's say nice things

by Anonymousreply 20506/14/2012

R181, and where would we have gotten that? We aren't referencing a head of state, but a popular porn actor.

by Anonymousreply 20606/14/2012

R152 For fucks sake the man was a nasty pos whore not Lady Diana.

This guy bullied other gays and didn't give a shit about anyone, his death is hardly a tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 20706/14/2012

[quote]Anyway, guess I can delete this dude's blog off my bookmarks now

Why so cold?

by Anonymousreply 20806/14/2012

iPod?

by Anonymousreply 20906/14/2012

r206 - heads of state are guaranteed respect. Porn stars are treated like trash just because and yet you all indulge yourselves over them, I have no doubt. Save your sincerity and your empathy for the latter because the former are MUCH BETTER ACTORS, in EVERY sense.

by Anonymousreply 21006/14/2012

[quote]Why so cold?

Well...it's not like he's going to be writing any new posts.

by Anonymousreply 21106/14/2012

I didn't think he was hot at all. His body was a gross science experiment and he always sounded like he was suffering from an allergy. His nose seemed permanently blocked. And then there was his personality disorder. I don't know if he was abused as a child, but damn if he didn't have some serious mental health issues. As one of the postings upthread from his blog revealed, Erik had a death wish, and it's now been fulfilled.

While his death is certainly not an occasion to gloat, let's put this guy's achievements in life in perspective.

by Anonymousreply 21206/14/2012

So you're saying we should save sincerity and empathy for poorer actors, R210.

That's just not *showbiz*

by Anonymousreply 21306/14/2012

r211 - no doubt but it's good to keep people who have suffered in your thoughts as you go about your life, for humility's sake IMO. Especially those who are only cherished for their physical exertions.

by Anonymousreply 21406/14/2012

Don't get all moral R214. There are billions of people in the world who are not cherished in the world who die. People who are far less than cherished.

by Anonymousreply 21506/14/2012

Erik/James, I dedicate this song to you. The redheaded singer is so prescient.

by Anonymousreply 21606/14/2012

Awww, now he'll never know the verdict in the Sandusky case...unless there's a heaven and he's going to be able to look down from his cloud...

by Anonymousreply 21706/14/2012

Did he ever bottom on video?

by Anonymousreply 21806/14/2012

David Forest's latest email advertising his "Meeting" Services for the upcoming Father's Day holiday has a Very Special Memorial Tribute to Erik Rhodes!!!

by Anonymousreply 21906/14/2012

Watch for it @ :55.

by Anonymousreply 22006/14/2012

Stunned and saddened by the news.

by Anonymousreply 22106/14/2012

r220, speaking of which, has Kathy tweeted anything?

by Anonymousreply 22306/14/2012

Apparently I'm not gay because nothing whatsoever happens in my pants when I look at him.

by Anonymousreply 22406/14/2012

"Did he ever bottom on video?"

Did he ever NOT?

by Anonymousreply 22506/14/2012

.

by Anonymousreply 22606/14/2012

Possibly Erik's last on-camera interview, at the Grabby Awards on May 26; the sound is terrible, unfortunately:

by Anonymousreply 22706/14/2012

I could barely make out a word but he seems cute and funny in that clip

by Anonymousreply 22806/14/2012

Weird. This weekend the mister and I were talking about what a mess he was. We were both sadden to hear he passed. Not shocked at all, but what a waste!

Hated to hear he mutilated his dick. He really had a death wish... HE succeeded.

by Anonymousreply 22906/14/2012

True, R135. Idolatry of the "beautiful people" and "beautiful things" since the days of Moses has corrupted society to its core.

Watch the movie, "They Live", and you will see what these people truly look like underneath the glitz and glamour.

by Anonymousreply 23006/14/2012

Remember this interview?

by Anonymousreply 23106/14/2012

I really wasn't familiar with him except seeing the name on DL from time to time. I went to his blog...WOW. It's so fucking sad.

by Anonymousreply 23206/14/2012

R231, How could I ever forget that interview?!

by Anonymousreply 23306/14/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 23406/14/2012

Who persuaded him to get circumcised? It looked bad afterwards and he was obviously unhappy with the result, so who told him he should go from being uncut to cut?

by Anonymousreply 23506/15/2012

I knew a gay porn star that got circumsized once.

And then he died.

by Anonymousreply 23606/15/2012

Hmm, I think R234 is onto something. How else would they know he died of a heart attack at exactly 5:30am unless he was with someone at the time? If he'd died alone they wouldn't have found him for hours (maybe days, depending on whether he lives alone or not) and then would have to conduct an autopsy to determine wtf happened. Can you imagine an escort dropping dead on you!?

by Anonymousreply 23706/15/2012

Since he's no Whitney Houston his death details won't be released to the general public

by Anonymousreply 23806/15/2012

Sad. His depression was fascinating. He seemed smarter and sensitive than the average gay pron star. And so sweet and vulnerable, despite being an unrepentant drug whore. I hoped that he would beat his demons and grow up to be a wise old man, but no. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 23906/15/2012

There's nothing particularly sweet about a guy who admits to bullying gay boys in school and then, when called out by one of the guys who he bullied years later, resorted to calling the guy a 'fag'. He was a fucked up mess whose worst, but not only, enemy was himself.

by Anonymousreply 24106/15/2012

What gay porn fan could forget Brett Mycles, r234?

But what gay porn fan could care about him as much as Erik Rhodes?

Brett Mycles a.k.a. Rob Sager was a gay-for-pay douche who kept his distance from the media and wouldn't fuck dudes.

Love him or hate him, Erik Rhodes was not only HOT but gay-oriented and willing to share himself completely with the public, exposing his soul in blogs, interviews and public appearances with complete honesty and hilarity.

It's a LOT more intimate than any sex act and not something Brett Mycles would or could offer.

I didn't care for Rhodes' self-pity and self-destructive lifestyle.

But I did like and respect him. He was funny and he made those paying attention care about him.

Did I mention he was HOT? A manly presence plus the porn trifecta of face, body and dick that you can't persuade the majority of gay men to deny.

R.I.P. Erik.

My LOVE and RESPECT to one helluva guy who couldn't love and respect himself.

by Anonymousreply 24206/15/2012

Any response from Brent Corrigan or Roman Heart?

by Anonymousreply 24306/15/2012

So bullying another gay kid when he was a scared closet case in high school in accordance with what society teaches and rewards deserves a pitiless death, r241?

Really?

No forgiveness, ever, for that?

Gay bashing is what defined Erik Rhodes' life and he had what was coming to him?

You're so full of shit.

You'd drop to your knees in a heartbeat if he had offered you sex in real life.

At least Rhodes was honest and fair.

by Anonymousreply 24406/15/2012

[post by racist shit-stain # 2 removed.]

by Anonymousreply 24506/15/2012

Falcon Video isn't even having a memorial sale.

by Anonymousreply 24706/15/2012

Give them a moment. He just died.

by Anonymousreply 24806/15/2012

[quote]3000 mg of Test Enanthate a week, 2500 mg of Nandrolone Decaonate and 300 mg of Trenbolone Acetate. With 5iu of Human Growth Hormone everyday.

That's truly an enormous amount of gear. Amounts this high cause heart disease by completely fucking up blood lipids and through direct action on the heart muscle. Don't do it, boys.

by Anonymousreply 24906/15/2012

Interesting post, R246. Also, you could say it's ironic that they work so hard to be perfect physically, but then do nothing to try to fix their mental and emotional problems.

by Anonymousreply 25006/15/2012

Oh God...God...how cruel you are....

by Anonymousreply 25106/15/2012

r246, I'd guess the conflict Erik was struggling with was that he wanted to be liked (and believed he could achieve that by looking hot) and hated himself for it at the same time (why the fuck do I care about what shallow assholes think who are in lust with my body?) so he lashed out and mocked the very people who paid attention to him (don't you get it? I'm not good enough, you assholes, so go the fuck away, I'm a lost cause! Go!).

I remember the times he announced to retire (at one point counting the days until he'd be finished with porn) and then out of nowhere he decided to cut off his foreskin to EXTEND his 15 minutes of porn fame.

He also believed that he has no other value than being a porn star with no other skill to fall back after he's done with porn (or porn is done with him).

Low self esteem makes you do destructive things and keeps you thinking negative thoughts that will lead you to one depression after another.

by Anonymousreply 25206/15/2012

r251, marry me. *applause*

by Anonymousreply 25406/15/2012

I am.

by Anonymousreply 25506/15/2012

You freaks who talk about hookers and porn models like you know them need to get the hell out of the house and get some frigging sun on your face.

by Anonymousreply 25606/15/2012

Erik Rhodes was a tragic torchered soul. Like Joan Crawford or Jimmy Carter.

They all tried to do their best but were beaten back by a product of their times.

Imagine having a kick ass body and personality, lots of drugs and money and still not enjoying life.

Well Joan and Jimmy had that and weren't and aren't happy, so Rhodes suicide is no surprise.

by Anonymousreply 25706/15/2012

R253, the whores in front of the camera don't get any residuals; ome studios pay them in vouchers. It's the whores behind the camera raking it in. And last time I looked, a career in porn was optional.

by Anonymousreply 25806/15/2012

Some creep who got paid for getting fisted dies because his body couldn't take any more self-abuse and now DL goes into mourning as if MLK died.

This is what earns your admiration and respect?

"Gay gossip, news, an over-abundance of pointless bitchery and not a spec of dignity."

by Anonymousreply 25906/15/2012

R259, any death like this is sad and deserves a moment of pity and reflection.

One should just take a minute to show some humanity, that's all.

No one's saying he should be talked about for the next 6 months.

by Anonymousreply 26006/15/2012

The only reason I know who this guy was is through Datalounge.

I'm oddly happy for him. He finally got what he wanted: peace.

by Anonymousreply 26106/15/2012

Isn't it haunting to wake up on a Friday and know that there willpic today be no Gratuitous Erik Rhodes today, and even if there is, the whimsical nature of the post will now be bittersweet, at best?

by Anonymousreply 26206/15/2012

Isn't it haunting to wake up on a Friday and know that there will not be a Gratuitous Erik Rhodes pic today, and even if there is, the whimsical nature of the post will now be bittersweet, at best?

by Anonymousreply 26306/15/2012

From his blog, 2009:

[quote]I started taking this new "work out" drug which after using it briefly i started to see negative side effects which made me research it more. I found plenty of extremely negative feedback on the drug, the worst side effect being death... people using the drug dying in their sleep... Really? ... All i could think after reading that was "how perfect". What an easy out. Yeah, it might not be as dramatic as going out in a a shoot out with the cops like i always imagined but, i'm a pussy anyways. Even if i could get my hands on a gun, i'd most likely do nothing with it except imagine...

by Anonymousreply 26406/15/2012

Wow

by Anonymousreply 26506/15/2012

Thanks for the post R252. What you say makes sense overall and I guess the two things aren't really all that related. The abuse of his body had to do with his unhappiness and self loathing, I guess. And his non stop work on his physical appearance indicated he wanted to be admired, even if he ultimately resented it in some ways. A different mindset might have been 'Fuck it, I'm going to gain 40 lbs, eat what I want, yadda yadda, yadda. Instead he never stopped 'keeping up appearances' so that he could be seen as desirable. (even though I'm sure there are lots of folks who would say he wasn't 'their type'). Looks are more important in our society than most nearly all other potential 'accomplishements'.

by Anonymousreply 26606/15/2012

Well, according to R264's quote, he got his wish.

by Anonymousreply 26706/15/2012

He's one porn star who, physically, never did anything for me. To me, his face and his dick are both unattractive and his over-roided body is (was) painful looking.

On top of that, he was an appalling person. Being drawn to and enamored of a drug-addicted, massive drug abuser is something I'll never understand, not to mention he had a mile-wide mean streak.

So I have sympathy for his family but no sadness. The devotion some of you have to this mess is beyond me.

by Anonymousreply 26806/15/2012

R257, Yes, considering the lives of Joan Crawford and Jimmy Carter, neither of whom committed suicide, certainly does put the suicide of your pretend hooker friend into context.

I'm rolling my eyes so hard they popped out and rolled under my desk.

[quote]Imagine having a kick ass body and personality, lots of drugs and money and still not enjoying life.

Yes. Imagine not enjoying life even though one has a great body and does lots of drugs. The mind boggles.

by Anonymousreply 26906/15/2012

R261...I'm sure he'd wish you were peacefully dead too.

A lot of sentimental nonsense here over a hateful porn "star".

by Anonymousreply 27006/15/2012

R239= Looney tunes.

by Anonymousreply 27106/15/2012

[quote]And his non stop work on his physical appearance indicated he wanted to be admired, even if he ultimately resented it in some ways

"Am I attractive?" = "Am I lovable?"

by Anonymousreply 27206/15/2012

R269 I love you.

by Anonymousreply 27306/15/2012

R269, what the fuck are you going on about? Most of the world only has the time, energy and resources to simply get Through life, we don't need your proselytizing. Neither did the porn actor known as Erik Rhodes

by Anonymousreply 27406/15/2012

R274= only has time to surf online porn all day. Thinks "Eric Rhodes" loved' him.

by Anonymousreply 27506/15/2012

'torchered' ???????

by Anonymousreply 27606/15/2012

The death of some roided up porn trash is NEWS? Why? Seriously. There is ZERO to admire or grieve over this mess of a human being, other than the "for whom the bell tolls" stuff. No one forced him to go into PORN, to do massive amounts of drugs, to live a debauched and self-destructive life. It might be sad to think of someone doing that to himself but its no great tragedy. Porn performers are severely damaged people across the boards. But guess what? LIFE can be sad. And life is not fair.

A roided, drugged up dead porn whore is hardly newsworthy.

by Anonymousreply 27706/15/2012

What R268 said. Over and over and over and over and over.

by Anonymousreply 27806/15/2012

[quote][R269], what the fuck are you going on about? Most of the world only has the time, energy and resources to simply get Through life,

r274, when you say "most of the world" in the above sentence, what you're really saying is "I."

You need to stop worshipping fucked-up people.

by Anonymousreply 27906/15/2012

Participating/mentioning/discussing Erik Rhodes doesn't mean that someone has started sobbing uncontrollably and draped their house with black bunting, you know. Posting in a thread isn't worshipping...

by Anonymousreply 28006/15/2012

Disgusted by the vultures circling in this thread. Bore off and find yourself another victim, possibly someone as self-aware as yourselves.

by Anonymousreply 28106/15/2012

Dead eyes. Meth users get that. sad.

by Anonymousreply 28206/15/2012

A steroid/drug-induced heart attack at age 30. He is quite an example of the false correlation between big huge muscles and actual physical fitness/health.

by Anonymousreply 28306/15/2012

Also.. I still think the DL thread a few years ago, about "Erik Rhodes is coked up, horny and miserable at gay pride!" was hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 28406/15/2012

R281...calling others "bores"? Oh dear.

He's dead, hon. But the clips will live on, so you'll be just fine. Your dream of marrying him, however...

by Anonymousreply 28506/15/2012

R280...are you not reading this thread, hon? Lots of sad sacks posting through their tears here. It's ludicrous. He would've called them pathetic "fags" and beaten them up.

by Anonymousreply 28606/15/2012

Leave Erik alone!!!!

by Anonymousreply 28706/15/2012

No more loads from Rhodes.

Someone go tell Aunt Rhodey.

by Anonymousreply 28906/15/2012

Is there a way I can get my money back?

by Anonymousreply 29006/15/2012

Lots of people are coming out and saying what a sweet guy Rhodes was, but there's no denying his homophobic streak.

The term "hot mess" fits him better than anyone else I can think of.

by Anonymousreply 29106/15/2012

thanks to the link of the pic of his twin brother. Kind of weird looking him and seeing how much he resembles "Erik" but isn't.

by Anonymousreply 29206/15/2012

Is his twin brother as fucked up as he was?

by Anonymousreply 29306/15/2012

Fisting is not my thing but I loved the video little muscle guy Sagat shoving it up Eric's hole.

by Anonymousreply 29406/15/2012

God he was an asshole!

by Anonymousreply 29506/15/2012

R288 he was gay. In fact the rocket scientists who run Falcon told him he had to admit to being "gay for pay" 8 years ago to have a "big" career in gay porn. To his credit he was like WTF? I am gay,don't even try the "bi' angle.

And R295, your comment is VERY un-Christian as well as being inappropriate.

by Anonymousreply 29606/15/2012

Falcon also wanted him to be a top only and he somehow insisted that he bottoms as well early on.

by Anonymousreply 29706/15/2012

His brother should start doing porn as Derik Rhodes!!!

by Anonymousreply 29806/15/2012

R296...christian??? Boy, are YOU on the wrong board! Honey, it's not very christian to jerk off to Rhodes' porn. He wasn't very christian...he detested them. Like he detested most things. He wasn't brave for being out; he knew what he was doing. He looked butch and could play it butch and that's all closet cases really care about.

His homophobia was grotesque. But he really seemed to hate everything. Reading his blog was always the weirdest thing. He knew how he was going to end up, yet made no effort to derail that outcome. He seemed welcoming of it.

by Anonymousreply 29906/15/2012

The pic of the brother is gone.

by Anonymousreply 30006/15/2012

I don't understand why some posters have got prissy about looking at his porn and even getting off on it at this time. When someone well known dies, people look back on their work, especially if they are an actor or similar. They usually relive it and the feelings it gave. So Rhodes did porn, and some guys are whacking off over it. It's OK so long as there's tears as well as cum.

by Anonymousreply 30106/15/2012

Crying as I whack.

by Anonymousreply 30206/15/2012

I'd love to see these assholes carrying on about "dignity" go without porn or reading blogs for the rest of their lives.

You use/rely on guys like Erik Rhodes and then you pretend you're better than them.

Save the act, you're a lot less dignified than someone who admits his respect for whores.

[quote]You freaks who talk about hookers and porn models like you know them need to get the hell out of the house and get some frigging sun on your face.

Said the loser @ 256 wasting his time on Datalounge.

If only we could compare how much time I waste online versus you, as well!

by Anonymousreply 30306/15/2012

Did you know Erik, R303? You and R256 both made posts- what is the point at which wasting time on DL makes you a loser?

Who's using Rhodes, R303. Does watching a film mean the viewer is using or relying the actors?

by Anonymousreply 30406/15/2012

Look someone has DIED. Whether you liked him, hated him or (as most) didn't even know him-show some respect. It doesn't matter if he did porn, hustled whatever. He was still a young man ,who would have grown into different facets/phases of life, would have matured/grown-up through the experience that only the years bring. Some people in this thread are so jealous/mean-spirited and hateful. I really don't understand why. This guy had all the flaws we all do-only horribly magnified because he was a so-called celebrity in the gay culture.

by Anonymousreply 30506/15/2012

Amen, r305. I felt the same way when Breitbart died. I'm sure you did too.

by Anonymousreply 30606/15/2012

R305 here-Actually I felt the same. Couldn't stand Breitbart's outrageous political B.S. but didn't he have young kids that needed their father? Trashing someone who's dead and isn't here to defend themselves isn't right. Erik Rhodes dying at his age is a tragedy, no matter how you feel about him.

by Anonymousreply 30706/15/2012

[quote]Some people in this thread are so jealous/mean-spirited and hateful.

Yes, it is sad. It's also pathetic to hear ER fangurls shedding crocodile tears on a site devoted to pointless gay bitchery.

Tell us- do you try to do stuff in your life that will make some sort of difference to all those that die in the world every day?

by Anonymousreply 30806/15/2012

That picture of him getting fisted makes me cry. It kind of demonstrates why even those familiar with his career had a fundamental lack of respect for him in life (regardless of being attracted to him, or not) and nothing but tawdry dispiriting eulogies for him in death.

by Anonymousreply 30906/15/2012

R308-DO YOU? Please do tell us all about your happy wonderful life.

by Anonymousreply 31006/15/2012

R310, why happy and wonderful? Answering a question with a question paints an oh so illuminating picture.

No disrespect for Rhodes here, but he was someone who I knew of as an image to jerk off over, that's all.

by Anonymousreply 31106/15/2012

R305...your ridiculous attitude cheapens the deaths of everyone. So Hitler's death should have evoked sadness to the same extent as FDR? Roy Cohn the same as Martin Luther King Jr? The uncle who molested his nieces as the mom who was kind to all the kids in the neighborhood? How about a homophobe who spent his life being mean to others while downing every drug he could get his hands on?

Rhodes was a porn guy. Homophobe. Mean-spirited. He didn't have much use for others and was apparently only close to his 'straight' twin brother. I'm supposed to feel sad that he was careless with drugs and offed himself? Please.

Lots of people recently died, dear. I'll save my tears for the people who tried to make a difference in this world and help others. Not for some narcissistic drug addict who hated the world.

by Anonymousreply 31206/15/2012

For the record, r257, Jimmy Carter is still alive.

by Anonymousreply 31306/15/2012

R303...oh spare us the sanctimonious lunacy. You jerked off to his videos, he didn't save your life. Get a grip on yourself, you sound unstable.

by Anonymousreply 31406/15/2012

And Bruce Vilanch lives.

by Anonymousreply 31506/15/2012

He made my penis feel nice, so he is a saint. Gay saints are exempt from pointless bitchery and the bitches should be the ones who died, not saint Eric.

by Anonymousreply 31606/15/2012

R312-Why would you compare Rhodes to Hitler? I didn't say you should feel sad (or feel anything) or cry about him. I SAID SHOW THE DEAD A LITTLE RESPECT AND DECENCY-THAT'S ALL. I don't know or really care if he was or was not a nice guy. CLEARLY, he was someone in trouble and now he's gone. QUIT TRASHING HIM.

by Anonymousreply 31706/15/2012

That's not funny r315. No one ever jacked off to Bruce.

by Anonymousreply 31806/15/2012

We're so sad to hear about this. Now we have to move on to others to get them hooked on drugs and prostitution.

by Anonymousreply 31906/15/2012

AFter being on DataLounge for about 10 years and reading all sorts of crazy ass, freaky posts about sexual peccadillos, I wouldn't be so sure about that, R318.

by Anonymousreply 32006/15/2012

"any death like this is sad and deserves a moment of pity and reflection."

Not really. Another dead porn star...ho hum. So many of them die prematurely that to hear another one of them has bought the farm never comes as a surprise. They live their lives the way they want to (drugs, booze, unprotected sex with multiple partners) and as a result a lot of them end up dying early. I don't shed any tears for them. It was their choice.

by Anonymousreply 32106/15/2012

Ho-Hum? You don't realize that Erik was someone's brother, son, or best friend. Go Ho-Hum to your family, and see if you care.

by Anonymousreply 32206/15/2012

He was a riveting performer

by Anonymousreply 32306/15/2012

This thread illustrates that his fans ARE schocking.

by Anonymousreply 32406/15/2012

He had a great ass, but he couldn't live forever.

by Anonymousreply 32506/15/2012

It warrants repeating: Ho him.

Emphasis on HO

by Anonymousreply 32606/15/2012

John Waters believes that once a famous person dies, a secret network of necrophiliacs in the funeral home industry leaps into action to pimp out the corpse for exorbitant amounts of money. If this is true, James' poor body will have semen dripping out his ears at the funeral. After a lifetime of treating himself like trash, there's one final humiliation before oblivion.

Oh, and my condolences to the family.

by Anonymousreply 32706/16/2012

"Ho-Hum? You don't realize that Erik was someone's brother, son, or best friend. Go Ho-Hum to your family, and see if you care."

What difference does that make? Everybody has a sibling or a parent or a friend (well, most people do). This isn't about his parents or his brother or his best friend (if he had one).

He wasn't what you would call a particularly admirable or likeable human being. He was a self-destructive porn star and he ended up the way you'd expect somebody like that to end up. And it was all his own fault. HIS fault.

by Anonymousreply 32806/16/2012

What R328 said. We take responsibility for our actions. Rhodes could have cleaned his act up but he didn't want to. He made his own bed...well...coffin.

by Anonymousreply 32906/16/2012

You disgust me. ALL of you.

by Anonymousreply 33006/16/2012

The weekend will feel different

by Anonymousreply 33106/16/2012

It's pretty interesting to me that two days later, talk about Rhodes on this board and others (like The Sword) have slowed down to a crawl.

I guess most folks aren't too surprised at this outcome (since he talked about it for years on his blogs). And most anyone who is saying they were a 'friend' are mostly probably being asked why they didn't help him more when he was alive, rather than singing his praises now that he's dead.

He waid in that last Sword interview that he took to his blog to spill his guts because he didn't have any friends. Sadly, I think that was mostly true. It must've been pretty hard to be around him and watch him implode.

by Anonymousreply 33206/16/2012

Is he really dead or is this another of his grand games?

by Anonymousreply 33306/16/2012

[quote]since I find it REALLY difficult to masturbate to dead people

Try having sex with them.

by Anonymousreply 33406/16/2012

So his site is pulled. Anyone know where a copy of it Might be stored?

by Anonymousreply 33506/16/2012

His fans are schocking?

by Anonymousreply 33606/16/2012

[quote] John Waters believes that once a famous person dies, a secret network of necrophiliacs in the funeral home industry leaps into action to pimp out the corpse for exorbitant amounts of money. If this is true, James' poor body will have semen dripping out his ears at the funeral. After a lifetime of treating himself like trash, there's one final humiliation before oblivion.

I don't know if that applies here though. Pretty much anyone could have had him for a price while he was alive.

by Anonymousreply 33706/16/2012

I had him for a night.

by Anonymousreply 33806/16/2012

r338

Did his face look better in person?

by Anonymousreply 33906/16/2012

Was it the botched circumcision and night-terrors of his foreskin burning in the incinerator that brought this on?

Will he be cremated like his foreskin?

by Anonymousreply 34006/16/2012

Wow. I think this comment by Bernardo at Queer Me Now says EVERYTHING:

"WOW!!!!! Erik was one of my favorite porn stars. He was such an amazing performer. He sucked dick, rimmed ass, got fucked and fucked. He had passion in all of his scenes. He was with a girl when he started porn then he had sex with a man and he realized that he was gay and loved it. Steroids are dangerous and can kill you. He will truly be missed. RIP Erik."

What a legacy. Namaste.

by Anonymousreply 34106/16/2012

He fucked like a champ

by Anonymousreply 34206/17/2012

My balls were so blue that day.

by Anonymousreply 34306/17/2012

OK, now I want to know what Bernardo of Queer Me Now made of Don Draper watching the reel of his wife Megan in last Sunday's season finale of MAD MEN.

by Anonymousreply 34406/17/2012

Mutilating his intact dick was totally and according to him Eric, regretfully unnecessary.

by Anonymousreply 34506/17/2012

This is very sad news. I met and worked out beside Erik for about a year. I am not a bodybuilder, nor in great shape. He was always pleasant, always had a smile to offer. He was a rare breed and will be missed.

by Anonymousreply 34606/17/2012

r347 can't even appreciate the value of a genuine smile and wonders why he has no friends.

by Anonymousreply 34806/17/2012

When/where is the funeral? Will the WBC be there?

by Anonymousreply 34906/17/2012

I hope that was invitEd

by Anonymousreply 35006/17/2012

Fuck off, R347!

Freeper troll, miserable piece of shit.

Get a real job, asswipe!

by Anonymousreply 35106/17/2012

[quote] rare breed

breeding Eric was apparently not a rare occurence.

by Anonymousreply 35206/17/2012

Erik was fascinating because anyone who is on a clearly self-destructive path fascinates us, much like slowing down to look at an accident on the freeway. It's lurid, it's shocking, and we can't get enough of it. Same with the fascination over stars like Lindsey Lohan, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland. People who were obviously killing themselves with drugs but who couldn't stop their destructive behavior. Erik was a big hulking sexy guy with a big dick who was fantasy material for a lot of men. Yet he hated himself and was shockingly, refreshingly blunt about it. This is what made him so interesting and, in a way, desirable. He was killing himself, internally. No one could stop it. Yet he still looked gorgeous and hot and sexy and desirable.

by Anonymousreply 35306/17/2012

r353 is onto something. And since people completely objectify their jack off material/fantasies and completely distance themselves emotionally, this crazed self-hating lunatic was exciting in the way that watching the Christians vs. the lions must have been thrilling. You don't CARE about the person, who is, in fact, a total stranger but he still gets your dick hard.

by Anonymousreply 35406/17/2012

An educational fund for troubled gay teens who wants to attend college is being established in his name.

Soon there will be Rhodes Scholars across the nation.

by Anonymousreply 35506/17/2012

But he's also suggesting that part of what gets mens dicks hard is the train wreck aspect of the porn guy they're jerking off to. Which i think is probably correct. It's an aspect pf self loathing and deeply internalized homophobia. guys seem to be drawn to either ex-con drug addicted messes who claim to be straight, or to deeply self loathing and even suicidal guys like rhodes. That's disheartening, because I think there's some truth to it. guys are eroticizing our own self hatred via these porn 'stars' who are often the epitome of self loathing.

In Rhodes' case, though he was gay he certainly tried to look and act butch, and he often made homophobic remarks. I think some guys were drawn to him because he projected all that self loathing, while also coming across as 'straight trash muscle trade'in some ways. He clearly hated being a gay man and hated other gay men. So what does that say about his fans? About all of us?

by Anonymousreply 35606/17/2012

[quote]It's an aspect pf self loathing and deeply internalized homophobia. guys seem to be drawn to either ex-con drug addicted messes who claim to be straight, or to deeply self loathing and even suicidal guys like rhodes.

His big dick, big ass and big muscles had nothing whatsoever to do with his appeal.

by Anonymousreply 35706/17/2012

r356

But I'm not a fan. I jerked off to him taking a facial one time, but that's cause I like facials.

by Anonymousreply 35806/17/2012

He did not die in his sleep. That's just what the people who want to make money off him, or his cracked out meth head boyfriend is telling everyone.

He either committed suicide (likely), or overdosed (less likely, but possible.)

by Anonymousreply 35906/17/2012

I will be surprised if there isn't an autopsy at all. A 30 year old dying of a heart attack is not that common. I don't know if he was insured or not (I know parents sometimes take out small policies on their children, etc).

I'd think there needs to be a firm ruling about suicide, accidental, natural, etc.

by Anonymousreply 36006/17/2012

[quote]Yet he still looked gorgeous and hot and sexy and desirable.

You do realize he bullied gay kids in high school, right? Called them faggots and harrassed them all because he hated the fact he was gay. He made their life hell and probably damaged them emotionally along the way. Yet, you still describe him this way? This guy was not fascinating, R353. The only reason you say this is because you lack any kind of self-respect. You are just as damaged this self-loathing mess.

by Anonymousreply 36106/17/2012

Wasn't he set to star opposite Glenn Close in a new Lifetime movie? I hope they find a suitable replacement to work with Glennie.

by Anonymousreply 36206/17/2012

R361, you do realize that what he did isn't exactly uncommon among closeted gays?

by Anonymousreply 36306/17/2012

R363, ah yes, so we should forgive him? Why? Because he's hot?

by Anonymousreply 36406/17/2012

No, I didn't say forgive him. He's dead. I was just pointing out, that self loathing and picking on others about things you hate about yourself isn't unique in our community. I just don't understand singling a dead man out for something so common.

by Anonymousreply 36506/17/2012

R365, he was singled out long before he was dead.

I'm calling him an asshole because he is. He's not hot, fascinating, or the like. He's an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 36606/17/2012

I will never undrestand how someone so hot and sexy and desirable could hate themselves so much.

And it makes me wonder about his twin brother... is he straight? Did they have a good relationship?

by Anonymousreply 36706/17/2012

[quote] I was just pointing out, that self loathing and picking on others about things you hate about yourself isn't unique in our community.

What are you suggesting? That I look past this kind of behavior because he's gay? I don't get the point of this. Assholes are assholes, gay or straight.

by Anonymousreply 36806/17/2012

[quote] Assholes are assholes, gay or straight.

Except that gay assholes get much more action.

by Anonymousreply 36906/17/2012

[quote] I will never undrestand how someone so hot and sexy and desirable could hate themselves so much.

You think good looks are a solid bedrock of self esteem?

by Anonymousreply 37006/17/2012

I never said he was hot or fascinating.

[quote]What are you suggesting? That I look past this kind of behavior because he's gay?

No.

[quote]I don't get the point of this. Assholes are assholes, gay or straight.

I just don't carry a grudge against people for the shit they did when they were in the closet. I also don't hold mentally ill people responsible for some of the shit they've done. It is quite obvious that this guy had serious problems. Self loathing was only the start.

by Anonymousreply 37106/17/2012

That's because so many gay men are damaged, R369.

by Anonymousreply 37206/17/2012

[quote]I just don't carry a grudge against people for the shit they did when they were in the closet.

Closet-cases have done some pretty horrendous things to gay people. They have banned gay rights, fired gay people, beaten gay people, murdered gay people...

What else can I tell you? I suspect you forgive this guy because he gets your cock hard. And, you can deny it, but I'm sorry, you're not being honest.

by Anonymousreply 37306/17/2012

373... it's one thing to hold that against them when they're going it.

Once they admit they were wrong, and make amends, and come out of the closet and out of the darkness...why do you continue to hold such a grudge? Have you NEVER heard of forgiveness? Really?

Maybe you're pretty damaged yourself.

by Anonymousreply 37406/17/2012

[quote]Typical of the homosexual. You find any solace in even a simple smile by someone who's only asset is a physique built on drugs...Had the person been ugly or overweight you would have not bothered to make contact nor appreciated any kindness

Blah, blah, homos are evil..blah, blah, homos are sick....sigh.

The problem with your thesis, troll, is that obsessive attention to someone because of their looks is behavior widely acknowledged and even celebrated among straight men in all forms of media for as long as I can remember. In fact, most of what is condemned as 'gay' behavior is actually male behavior. Your condemnation of 'the homosexual,' is, of course, a reflection of your own self-loathing, assuming you're one of us, and if you aren't, then fuck off.

I will agree that gay men worry about our own appearance in a way most straight men do not, but then, we're trying to be attractive to men, aren't we?

I wasn't attracted to Rhodes at all. I saw him out and about here in NYC, and big doesn't begin to describe him. I like muscle on a man, but I prefer something more like a Greek statue and less like the Frankenstein monster. There comes a point when excessive muscle is as unattractive to me as excessive fat and he was way past that point.

But I did find him interesting. I only knew him because of the DL links to his blog, but he was a rare combination of intelligence, self-awareness, and ruthless, even painful, honesty about himself. Few celebrities are willing to put it all out there the way he did.

I find his death tragic because I know that the qualities he displayed were the same ones he could use to guide him out of the swamp of self-loathing he was lost in, if he had sought the help of a good therapist (and some sort of addiction program). I know from his writing that he was militantly against therapy and I wonder if he had a bad experience with a shrink.

Yeah, he was epically fucked up, but he could have gotten better if he'd have put as much effort into pursuing recovery that he spent pursuing self-destruction. That was his tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 37506/17/2012

R374, I'm sorry, I can't forgive shit like that. And, maybe it's a character flaw, but one I am not losing any sleep over. Not with all of those gay kids taking their own lives because of assholes like this.

But, I suspect this "forgiveness" is solely because this guy is "hot". Only on DataLounge can the lowest human beings be celebrated for their hottness. There's a hot thread going right now for a guy who murdered three of his co-workers. What does that tell you?

by Anonymousreply 37606/17/2012

R375, this guy made porn. PORN. You wrote all that for a guy who got arms shoved up his ass.

by Anonymousreply 37706/17/2012

[quote]But, I suspect this "forgiveness" is solely because this guy is "hot".

No, it's about giving them a reason to come out and stop. If they know they're going to be punished in perpetuity and rejected by the gay community, why would they ever stop what they're doing?

by Anonymousreply 37806/17/2012

R376. I didn't think he was hot. He wasn't my type, but even if I did find him attractive, it just not my thing to carry grudges against people once they've seen the error of their ways. What's the saying? 'When you know better, you do better.'

by Anonymousreply 37906/17/2012

Good post, r375.

I'm sure you watch porn, r377. Don't be so sanctimonious.

by Anonymousreply 38006/17/2012

R378, you're better person than me. And, I'm okay with that. Take care.

R379, this guy never saw the error of his ways. He still called gay people faggots.

R380, I watch porn, sure. But, I don't rationalize the people in porn. That would make me creepy.

by Anonymousreply 38106/17/2012

I will always wonder why Erik's Mother, Randi, didn't name him after herself.

by Anonymousreply 38206/17/2012

[quote] That would make me creepy.

I think you mean "creepier"

by Anonymousreply 38306/17/2012

R383, sure. You and me both.

by Anonymousreply 38406/17/2012

{R375}: I think his problem was a lack of interior resources, what used to be called "outside interests"--reading, listening to music, skiing, refurbishing old houses, and so on. Put simply, he had nothing to do with his life, and he concentrated his attention on his only source of ego-gratification: his appearance. You can't get handsomer or taller, but you can get more bigger and more chiseled, and somehow he saw all the odd varieties of risky behavior--drugs, fisting--as concomitant with being a gay cynosure. You can tell from his blog that he was getting nothing out of life but thought that emphasizing looks, drugs, sex, and "I'm fascinating because I'm crazy" would give him something. You make a separation between self-destruction and recovery, and that's natural. But to Erik Rhodes they were the same thing: what he saw as salvation was dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 38506/17/2012

per his blog, which is no longer online, a few months ago he was taken to Bellevue, I believe after an OD. It was mandatory for him to work with a therapist there and he was trying to stay sober.

by Anonymousreply 38606/17/2012

On his blog, he seemed very interested in music, so he probably had 'outside interests', But in an interview with The Sword and in his blog, he seemed to not want to get out of porn and escorting. Some references to not wanting some shitty office job, faled attempt at a bartending gig. Seems he may not have liked what he did, but he liked whatever income it brought in and found it pretty easy money, I guess. For a self loathing gay man, he seemed to absolutely enjoy the gay sex.

by Anonymousreply 38706/17/2012

"as concomitant with being a gay cynosure"

Grandiloquently MARY!

by Anonymousreply 38806/17/2012

Bellvue is a regular hospital too. Who knows what he went there for. Stop being such a vicious bitch.

by Anonymousreply 38906/17/2012

I thought he was very mean. Just guessing, but I think he hated himself and took it out on those he had sex.

by Anonymousreply 39006/17/2012

Sorry, R389, but he blogged about how he was sent there after pretty much going insane after a bad druggy incident, so bad that he'd had to have multiple orderlies on hand to control him and he was kept there for 72 hours or so, as he was a danger to himself and others. It wasn't like he stopped by for a veruca removal.

by Anonymousreply 39106/17/2012

This was just posted in the Erik Rhodes bullying thread. Thought it would be of interest in this one too.

Erik Rhodes . Or James naughtin. I knew him personally. This is my Take on him in as little words as possible: a victim Of incest, sex addict in the highest form, narcissistic, self absorbed. SOCIOPATH. Disloyal, insecure, manipulative, sadistic as well as masochistic. I've never loved a man as much as I loved him. But a true sociopath wants your pity so he can work you like a fucking puppet. Go ahead and fall victim to his trickery, he gave a shit about no one but himself. His sexuality came from an extremely dark place. If you knew of the severe sexual abuse this man experienced, the idea of seeing him as an object of sexual desire would cease entirely. It did for me. If you knew of the thousands of sex partners he's taken, without limits or boundaries, because his boundaries were compromised at an early age. this man was so broken, and this was before the porn, or the crystal meth. I'm not sure we pity is the answer, that was his weapon of choice. But I will say this- his mother and stepfather should be ashamed that they created a monster, someone incapable of giving or receiving love. Someone obsessed with sex, and who betrayed him at an early age. You contributed to his self destructiveness,And the pain he caused so many others. I cannot help but love James Naughtin. But it came at the price of my own sanity. Some people are too toxic to engage any further. Nonetheless, may his internal suffering be over.

by Anonymousreply 39206/17/2012

If this is true (at R392), then I wonder if his twin brother experienced sexual abuse as well.

by Anonymousreply 39306/17/2012

I can't see why we should take that statement at face value though.

by Anonymousreply 39406/17/2012

Is Erik's twin brother gay and uncut too?

by Anonymousreply 39506/17/2012

No, he's straight and a eunuch.

by Anonymousreply 39606/17/2012

Now the Erik-hater(s) are equating him to Andrew Breitbart, Roy Cohn and Hitler!

Why are you so manically invested in dehumanizing a porn star?

Why do you need to make sure he gets no respect?

You can delete your cookies to avoid Troll-dar, but r304, r306, r308, r311, r314, r316, etc. seems to be the same UNHINGED REPTILE.

Hate like yours isn't normal and it clearly exposes a desperate need to feel superior, probably because you're not accomplished, loved or respected by ANYONE for playing by society's rules of "dignity" while Erik is.

Congratulations, you glorious, keyboard warrior!

You're better than Erik Rhodes in your own mind, but he had millions of fans while all you do is snipe from your cubicle.

by Anonymousreply 39706/17/2012

Anyone else think he's hotter since his name is Jim? mmm

by Anonymousreply 39806/17/2012

What R397 said.

by Anonymousreply 39906/17/2012

Don't mess with r397. She can cut you like a bitch, you cubicle snipers.

by Anonymousreply 40006/17/2012

We get it, r376.

You're not forgiving, you think porn stars are unrespectable, you think homophobic namecalling in high school is equal to Hitler, you resent the value gay men place on looks because you're ugly and unpopular, there's no virtue to being hot and doing porn or escort work is too "undignified" for you and the society you live to appease.

Now can you leave this thread to people who liked Erik Rhodes, or at least have new insights?

You're not interesting and neither is your take.

Are you just going to keep harassing his fans with your redundant Troll-hate?

by Anonymousreply 40106/17/2012

Dear r385,

You had me until "cynosure."

by Anonymousreply 40206/17/2012

Will there be any tributes to him during next Sunday's Gay Pride festivities?

by Anonymousreply 40306/17/2012

wow! R. 392, tell more more more more!!

by Anonymousreply 40406/17/2012

R404? Please write R. 392 like this: R392

Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 40506/17/2012

R397 sounds paranoid. Must be the roids.

by Anonymousreply 40606/17/2012

Is there a bullying Erik thread? If so, would someone please link to it in this thread? TIA

by Anonymousreply 40706/17/2012

Here, r407

by Anonymousreply 40806/17/2012

His prolapse is complete.

by Anonymousreply 40906/17/2012

Is r392 for real? I can't tell.

by Anonymousreply 41006/17/2012

I wonder if the John Waters theory (Re: porn stars' bodies being pimped out to necrophiliacs when they die) is rooted in truth. Erik Rhodes is being cremated, as was another dead porn star earlier this year.

by Anonymousreply 41106/17/2012

You can't damage Erik Rhodes' legacy by pissing all over it. He enjoyed getting pissed on!

by Anonymousreply 41206/18/2012

How 'bout we shit all over it, r412?

by Anonymousreply 41306/18/2012

R401...Mary!

Get a grip on yourself, queen! The funny thing is that Rhodes hated people like you most of all!

by Anonymousreply 41406/18/2012

I believe r392. I remember reading something on Erik's blog about his parents (mother and stepfather) that basically "I hope they burn at the bottom-most pit of hell for all eternity."

I'm not sure I want to even imagine what they did to him.

by Anonymousreply 41506/18/2012

So he's ashes now. Kind of blows my mind how someone can be here one day and then literally be gone the next. I guess I should take this to the "eternity of death" thread.

by Anonymousreply 41606/19/2012

Autopsy shows he had the AIDS and a shit load of drugs as well.

by Anonymousreply 41706/19/2012

R417. Where did you read that?

By the way, this thread has a lot of posts. Erik was very well-known.

by Anonymousreply 41806/19/2012

R408: thank you for posting the link to the bullying thread.

by Anonymousreply 41906/19/2012

R417 you have an autopsy report?

by Anonymousreply 42006/19/2012

[quote]Autopsy shows he had the AIDS

So he's the one who had it! Is everyone else safe now?

by Anonymousreply 42106/19/2012

"Kind of blows my mind how someone can be here one day and then literally be gone the next"

Aren't porn fans THE BEST?

by Anonymousreply 42206/19/2012

Most, if not all of the porn addicts in this thread thought of Erik as their boyfriend. That's why many of them get so personal with their comments, R422.

by Anonymousreply 42306/19/2012

There is no autopsy report available. RIP James.

by Anonymousreply 42406/19/2012

So did anyone go to the visitation and / or funeral? Open casket? How was he dressed? Did any of his fans try to crawl into the casket with him?

by Anonymousreply 42506/19/2012

[quote]James.

I rest my case.

by Anonymousreply 42606/19/2012

I'm R416 and I'm not a fan of this guy at all. My penis has no reaction to him whatsoever. I wouldn't even know his name if it wasn't for his crazy blog which I'd read from time to time. And after reading that, I'm not sure how anyone could get off to his videos.

by Anonymousreply 42706/19/2012

R424...you did not know him, dear. And I'm betting he would not have wanted to know you.

by Anonymousreply 42806/19/2012

[R428]...you did not know him, dear. And I'm betting he would not have wanted to know you. James. I rest my case. huh?

by Anonymousreply 42906/19/2012

[quote]By the way, this thread has a lot of posts. Erik was very well-known.

Not as many as mine did, bitch. And I was only in the industry a year.

by Anonymousreply 43006/19/2012

There's a Mother Teresa Tribute Center? Fuck that. Where's mine?

by Anonymousreply 43106/19/2012

Re: Gaëtan Dugas Please take a look in the mirror and smile. That will be the only one you will receive.

by Anonymousreply 43206/20/2012

Funny that no one posted this. Musto must have been a client.

by Anonymousreply 43306/20/2012

Or this...

by Anonymousreply 43406/20/2012

Pieces of shit like Samuel Colt are hilarious. They claim to have been friends of "Erik's" for several years, yet they didn't lift a finger to help him. Samuel's a little roid queen and so is his doughy hustler boyfriend, Chris Port...I mean "Stose". LMAO....pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 43506/20/2012

R435...there's a lot of this in articles online about Rhodes' death. Everyone claiming to have been his "friend" and claiming to have loved and empathized with him. The Advocate article is a complete joke; they all are. He was openly killing himself for years and not one of these people tried to intervene to help him. But they all 'love' him now.

And yes, Colt is a total piece of garbage.

by Anonymousreply 43606/20/2012

Whoa...the article in the Times reveals that Erik was HIV positive! Not necessarily surprised, but it does put some things into context.

Considering a lot of these guys are poz, I'm inclined to think the rates among currently working porn stars is a lot higher than we know. What is it...90%? 99%?

by Anonymousreply 43706/20/2012

A lot of people know what it's like to have friends with problems like alcohol, drugs and depression. And most times they know that all the "help" in the world aren't going to save them. If they tried or not, we don't know about it.

by Anonymousreply 43806/20/2012

[quote]And then, a few years ago, he tested positive for H.I.V. According to Mr. Colt, Mr. Rhodes found this out when he went to shoot a scene for Randy Blue, a company that requires testing. “They said, ‘Your test results came back, and you’re H.I.V. positive,’ ” Mr. Colt said. Nevertheless, Randy Blue still managed to get Mr. Rhodes to film a solo scene that day, Mr. Colt said.

Can you imagine? If I just found out I'm HIV+ I'd be devastated...this dude was still able to get it up and shoot a solo scene!

by Anonymousreply 43906/20/2012

So has anyone found out why Erik Rhodes decided to get circumcised? He was not happy with the way it turned out, and it just seemed to be reflective of his inner turmoil.

by Anonymousreply 44006/20/2012

r439, he was already dead on the inside before that. When did that scene take place? 3 years ago when he said he'd die by 30?

All those porn people are fucked up in the head. Between the obsession with looks, the drugs, the bareback, the gay4pay, I'd rather watch straight porn. It's less homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 44106/20/2012

You ladies are still carrying on about this mental retard slut case? What more is there to say. A tard, whore, , roads and now dead. Put a period behind it.

by Anonymousreply 44206/20/2012

R438...oh get real, Mary! You've completely missed the point here.

by Anonymousreply 44306/20/2012

How many of you intervene in your friends' lives when you see them living unhealthy or unwise lifestyles? If so, what have you done to rescue them?

by Anonymousreply 44406/20/2012

R440. It was all inner turmoil. Erik didn't need to get his dick cut. Some stupid thing to try and reinvent himself, and some stupid, uncaring doctor talked him into it. And then, the result was disastrous. Erik hated his mutilated dick; the cut was totally botched. He was one big regret about the one thing that brought him fame and pleasure.

by Anonymousreply 44506/20/2012

R433. This was the saddest, most numbing part of the entire NY Times story in your link:

"According to Mr. Colt, Mr. Rhodes found this out when he went to shoot a scene for Randy Blue, a company that requires testing. “They said, ‘Your test results came back, and you’re H.I.V. positive,’ ” Mr. Colt said. Nevertheless, Randy Blue still managed to get Mr. Rhodes to film a solo scene that day, Mr. Colt said."

Most people would not be able to function--at least not that same day.

by Anonymousreply 44606/20/2012

Why hasn't Obama spoken to the country about this yet? Is it because he hates the gays?

by Anonymousreply 44706/20/2012

Uh, did Erik Rhodes really require a lengthy new York times investigation of his untimely demise? he must have been like Henry Kissinger to the Styles cocksucking set.

by Anonymousreply 44806/20/2012

I was touched - something about him was iconic, destructive and counter-productive, a stereotype but sometimes a bit more than that. he resonates in every angry young man in America - at least a little bit.

Thanks for posting, R433

by Anonymousreply 44906/20/2012

A NYTimes obituary! I predict an in-depth article in Vanity Fair within the next year, then Chris Hemsworth winning an Oscar for a biopic the year after.

by Anonymousreply 45006/20/2012

It's certainly getting more mainstream news coverage than I would have thought.

by Anonymousreply 45106/20/2012

This thread has almost as many posts as the Donna Summers one. That's the real tragedy.

by Anonymousreply 45206/20/2012

They were friends so it makes sense

by Anonymousreply 45306/20/2012

Wow, what a shit-low standard the NY Times has come to when "Mr. Colt," aka asshole Brandon Michael Clark, aka the ex-boyfriend-abusing, steroid monster who couldn't even hack it as a trainer at Gold's Gym, is used as a "reputable source" for another roided out HIV-positive whore's life.

His bald head must be as inflated as his 'roided ass.

by Anonymousreply 45406/20/2012

His bald head is round and smooth

by Anonymousreply 45506/20/2012

So what's the story (or stories) behind all the hate for Sam Colt? I know nothing about the guy other than a little of his work. What is it about him that gets this reaction from some on here?

by Anonymousreply 45606/21/2012

Just saw a clip of Rhodes. What was so special about him? Very average face. A big dick, sure, but so what? He did seem to enjoy rimming. I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 45706/21/2012

So, Falcon don't test their models? And Randy Blue sounds like a real prize.

by Anonymousreply 45806/21/2012

Sam Colt was famous for slapping someone in public once

by Anonymousreply 45906/21/2012

Say what you want about ER,but how many porn stars get a write up in the New York Times? That bitch was a star.

A few years ago, Erik said that he was shocked that he hadn't contracted HIV yet. He was always having unsafe sex, I guess it finally caught up with him.

by Anonymousreply 46006/21/2012

[quote]Uh, did Erik Rhodes really require a lengthy new York times investigation of his untimely demise?

You'd be surprised how many gay men The Times has on staff who are familiar with Mr. Rhodes's, ahem, work.

by Anonymousreply 46106/21/2012

Samuel Colt also always wins at naked twister

by Anonymousreply 46206/21/2012

Frank Bruni, did you ever uh, Meet Erik personally?

by Anonymousreply 46306/21/2012

The interesting part about the NYT obit was the part about money. A couple of years ago, I saw that a well known porn star (and one of my favorites) was in town, and I hired him for escorting.

After we got done (an amazing three hours, btw), we actually chatted for another good hour. The biggest surprise to me was him telling me how little he makes doing porn. It's like a couple thousand bucks per movie, and even a big porn star like him can't realistically expect more than ten movies in a year, if that. Not to mention, some of the costs of being in the biz are in many instances borne by the performer (like airfare and hotel costs).

Whereas I had thought escorting was for easy side money, it's not-- it's actually quite necessary for basic living expenses. Incidentally, I had already paid him his high fee by this point, with a generous tip, so it's not as if this was just a sob story to get more out of me.

He was a nice guy, actually. The funniest part part was after we were all done and had been chatting, he asked if I could stay and watch Mary Tyler Moore with him! Of course I did.

by Anonymousreply 46406/21/2012

R464 it's not even a few thousand dollars, more like a few hundred these days.

by Anonymousreply 46506/21/2012

I've always been curious about people who hire escorts. Don't you feel like a desperate loser having to pay someone like $500 or whatever it is to have sex with you. How can that be enjoyable?

by Anonymousreply 46606/21/2012

Of course not r466!! I wanted sex with Enrique Vega. Period. I had little interest in having to date and have a relationship, and I do not want to have sex with just anyone.

So a few hundred dollars was all it took for the best sex of my life.

by Anonymousreply 46706/21/2012

Wow. This is all so fucking appalling. Porn is a dark and disgusting business, but this is taking the cake.

by Anonymousreply 46806/21/2012

Still a fabulous NY Times obituary - in the Style section no less - definitely enhances his legend.

by Anonymousreply 46906/21/2012

I don't know R466, is it really that weird? You get some hottie who is normally out of your league to show up when you feel like having sex and just rock your world for a couple hours and leave.

It is paying for the convenience and the attractiveness, and this is from someone who has never even hired one but I get it.

by Anonymousreply 47006/21/2012

[quote]Whereas I had thought escorting was for easy side money, it's not--

I don't know where anyone would have come up with that idea, it sounds like drudgery to me.

by Anonymousreply 47106/21/2012

Enrique Vega is POZ. Notice a trend?

by Anonymousreply 47206/21/2012

Gay porn is an ad for escorts. They only make money from selling themselves, not from porn.

by Anonymousreply 47306/21/2012

[quote]Still a fabulous NY Times obituary - in the Style section no less - definitely enhances his legend.'

While degrading the reputation of the NY Times even further.

by Anonymousreply 47406/21/2012

[quote]Don't you feel like a desperate loser having to pay someone like $500 or whatever it is to have sex with you.

No, but I insist on making the checks payable to Yale Law.

by Anonymousreply 47606/21/2012

[quote]I can't believe a porn star/prostitute gets 100+ comments on his death.

Shocking.

by Anonymousreply 47706/21/2012

We'll make 500 before Friday Happy-Hour!

by Anonymousreply 47806/21/2012

I don't know why people are suprised by the reaction. Guess what, most guys watch porn. Especially with gay guys most of them watch porn. We all know some of the same "actors". They do get a certain amount of fame with gay dudes.

They are doing legal work that we all appreciate so yes, it isn't that surprising that threads about them get replies. Shocker, people appreciate and enjoy porn.

by Anonymousreply 47906/21/2012

I loved his vids. I use his dildo all the time, it feels more and more empty now when I use it though. . .

by Anonymousreply 48006/21/2012

So hot:

by Anonymousreply 48106/21/2012

The guy was only 30 years old, I read his blog and I was rooting for him.

by Anonymousreply 48206/22/2012

"So what's the story (or stories) behind all the hate for Sam Colt?"

Let's see; Brandon Clark's (aka Samuel Colt) ex-boyfriend had to pretend to leave the country, because he was so afraid of his abusive steroid violent behavior.

He seroconverted, then went on to make porn with his tiny dick and beady-eyed mug.

He entered an SF leather competition, solely for self-promotional purposes, and was surprised when he didn't get past a local title. He never did anything for the community, where vain muscleheads sometimes win, but like others, stormed out of a ceremony when he wasn't voted queen of the IML.

He's now promoting his new "husband" another porn whore, as if they're a picture of martial bliss, when they're just PR-hungry whores.

His utter hypocrisy about being upset by Rhode's death is proven by his willing enabling of others in drug abuse and prostitution.

"I know nothing about the guy other than a little of his work."

If you met him, you'd know he's a pompous self-absorbed sociopath.

"What is it about him that gets this reaction from some on here?"

Facts.

by Anonymousreply 48406/22/2012

re: Samuel Colt...

Is that a stab wound in his lower abdomen?

I hate nipple rings.

And something looks wrong with his dick.

But other than that, he's hot.

by Anonymousreply 48506/22/2012

Um, really, r483? REALLY?

You DO know that it is virtually impossible to seroconvert from oral sex, right? Jesus christ, where are you from?

by Anonymousreply 48606/22/2012

Somehow, I think it was Erik's well documented bareback gang bangs at rich clients parties (hello there, Miss Singer) that made him HIV+, not eating cum.

by Anonymousreply 48706/22/2012

Someone start a Samuel Colt thread! Mostly b/c I think he's hot, but also because the haters are fucking funny.

by Anonymousreply 48806/22/2012

You do realize what Samuel posted, r4488...well?

by Anonymousreply 48906/22/2012

4488? I KNEW Erik was popular but. . . .

by Anonymousreply 49006/22/2012

R487 - I was going to mention that. A few years back, there were a number of rumours that both Erik and Roman Heart were getting hired out for bb gang bangs - something that (correct me if I'm wrong - I may be; it's been a while) Erik denied (not the gang bang part but the bb part).

Did Erik ever admit to having unsafe sex or was it simply implied in his recounts of his drugged and dazed encounters?

by Anonymousreply 49106/22/2012

Just 9 more, and we'll be at 500!

by Anonymousreply 49206/22/2012

Someone posted that he had an interview on Sirius where he recounted being hired by a bunch of guys as bareback gangbang bottom...

by Anonymousreply 49306/22/2012

Does it ever end well for pornstars? Do any of them go on to different careers and fulfilling lives?

I was just watching porn this morning and wondering whether my favorites will end up like Erik as well. Such a sad end for him.

by Anonymousreply 49406/22/2012

Hell, I still miss gorgeous Kent North, who committed suicide 5 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 49506/22/2012

r495

He had a hot ass...

by Anonymousreply 49606/22/2012

"Did Erik ever admit to having unsafe sex or was it simply implied in his recounts of his drugged and dazed encounters?"

No, Rose at r491, despite his personally well-documented self-loathing and destructive streak that included using steroids and human growth hormone until he popped or his liver quit, his methamphetamine binges that left him in Bellevue, the violent episodes that brought out the police, and the constant sex binges were remarkable enough, but really something when you consider the fact that through all this he maintained a strict boundary of never ever getting fucked without a rubber. A shame that swallowing cum made him seroconvert.

by Anonymousreply 49706/22/2012

Okay R497 - despite the somewhat snarky response for no reason, then it was exactly the second part of my sentence - it was implied. He never outright admitted it. As honest as he seemed to be about everything else in his life, I was truly curious if he had been honest about that.

I was under no delusion that it was from swallowing.

by Anonymousreply 49806/22/2012

OMG two more and we'll be at 500!!! Next thing you know it'll be one more!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 49906/22/2012

Eric Who?

by Anonymousreply 50006/22/2012

R494, here's a sweet plug for a happy ex-porn star, posted by a happy present-day porn star (though he's now in Berlin being a manny)

by Anonymousreply 50106/22/2012

If the NYT is going to start running gay porn stories, then i suggest they get a team of reporters to track down "Mike Branson" and profile him.

MIKE BRANSON: WHERE THE ROAD LED.

by Anonymousreply 50206/22/2012

Not to hijack the thread, but Jeremy Penn would be a good candidate for that too, R502.

RIP ERIK

by Anonymousreply 50306/22/2012

who is Jeremy Penn?

by Anonymousreply 50406/22/2012

there ya go, R504

by Anonymousreply 50506/22/2012

Things have reached a pretty pass

When someone pretty lower-class

Can be respected and admired

by Anonymousreply 50606/23/2012

Getting his dick sucked:

by Anonymousreply 50706/23/2012

huge cock!

by Anonymousreply 50806/23/2012

Kind of weird that Erik's family and friends who remain in contact with his brother will get an idea of what Erik would look like in his 40s, 50s, 60s, etc.

by Anonymousreply 50906/23/2012

[quote]huge cock!

Not by porn standards. Average at best.

by Anonymousreply 51006/23/2012

He was 6'3", that's a huge cock

by Anonymousreply 51106/23/2012

R482= total sentimental moron.

Again, Rhodes would have HATED you. If you read his blog you would know that.

And you were rooting for what, exactly? He hated his life and seemed eager for the day it would just quietly end. He never made the tiniest effort to try to save himself. To the contrary, his behavior continually escalated in a way that suggested he wanted to crash and burn.

So you're a ridiculous fool.

by Anonymousreply 51206/23/2012

Ghosts of XMas future

by Anonymousreply 51306/24/2012

Rhodes didn't write that blog, it was a guy he paid off in POZ sex to do it for him

by Anonymousreply 51406/24/2012

And R459, you have a problem viz dat?

by Anonymousreply 51506/24/2012

Wonder if Erik would've been at NY Gay Pride today. Anyone see him there past years ? (FYI --- He won't be there this year !)

by Anonymousreply 51606/24/2012

No you guys go gay parades while, people like Rhodes are out having sex.

He lived in the fast lane and died as fast as he lived. He's a legend, like James Dean, except he didn't have the AIDS

by Anonymousreply 51706/24/2012

Do you think he ever went to Rhodesia

by Anonymousreply 51806/24/2012

He was no Rhodes scholar, well, was he?

by Anonymousreply 51906/24/2012

He was a Colossus

by Anonymousreply 52006/24/2012

[quote]No you guys go gay parades while, people like Rhodes are out having sex.

Not anymore he isn't.

by Anonymousreply 52106/24/2012

[quote]He lived his life like a Candle Up My Ass.

Just the one, Elton?

by Anonymousreply 52206/24/2012

Rhodes didn't have sex. He was a cum dumpster who was consumed by ennui.

by Anonymousreply 52306/24/2012

Who took down his blog?

Do you think his family plans on publishing it?

Who would star as Erik in the movie version of his life?

by Anonymousreply 52406/24/2012

Would you just leave this guy alone. He's gone. His family and friends are still around. Stop dancing on his grave.

by Anonymousreply 52506/24/2012

or jacking off on it

by Anonymousreply 52606/24/2012

Who got Pride-fisted this weekend in his honor?

by Anonymousreply 52706/24/2012

Samuel Colt considers himself the Eve Harrington to Rhodes's Margo Channing!

by Anonymousreply 52806/25/2012

HA!

by Anonymousreply 52906/25/2012

The gay kids he bullied in high school have the last laugh. The legacy he leaves behind is getting an arm shoved up his ass. Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 53006/26/2012

R525...so why are you posting on this thread, bitch?

by Anonymousreply 53106/26/2012

Here is his twin's profile and pic on LinkedIn

It must be a little harder to lose a twin

by Anonymousreply 53206/27/2012

Wait! Keep posting about me, and my intense personal relationship with his corpse!

-- "Samuel Colt," (aka tiny-dicked roid queen Brandon Clark, desperately capitalizing on Eric's death like the parasite that I am)

by Anonymousreply 53306/27/2012

he's dead almost two weeks and not even 600 replies yet?

by Anonymousreply 53406/27/2012

r534

Your death was a surprise, Sean. And less detail was known about your life. Easier to romanticise and project.

by Anonymousreply 53506/27/2012

kinda wish his brother would help publish the blog into a book form

by Anonymousreply 53606/27/2012

"kinda wish his brother would help publish the blog into a book form"

Titled: How To Destroy Your Body, and Your Life in 100 Snorts or Less.

by Anonymousreply 53706/27/2012

[quote]Your death was a surprise, Sean. And less detail was known about your life. Easier to romanticise and project.

(snort) but you had mountains more material to dissect and deal with.

by Anonymousreply 53806/27/2012

Does anyone know if he was a top or a bottom?

TIA

by Anonymousreply 53906/27/2012

I don't believe the twin's really straight. Rhodes was "straight" too until he made his first porn movie. Then he realized. The brother's probably deeply closeted.

by Anonymousreply 54006/29/2012

Bitches ....I've been dead three months and my thread never broke 600.

Sean sends his love.

by Anonymousreply 54109/14/2012

His was the people's rose.

by Anonymousreply 54302/15/2013

Hon, you were a porn mess, not JFK. Be thankful there was a thread at all!

by Anonymousreply 54402/15/2013

Ummm...can you get that $20 bucks back from Jack Wrangler for me? I've been waiting a long time.

by Anonymousreply 54502/15/2013
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