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Blue Bailey - From Gay Porn Star to Lawyer

Retired gay porn actor Blue Bailey has found a new calling. Now known as Stephan Ferris, he has opened his own law practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lives.

After leaving the adult industry some years ago, Ferris attended law school at the University of California Hastings in San Francisco. He studied media, intellectual property, and drug policy matters, graduating in 2017. Ferris passed the California bar exam and was sworn into the California bar on December 4, 2018, at first working as an associate for an automotive-based law firm. But then the pandemic hit, and Ferris was laid off.

"It ended up being a blessing in disguise," he said.

It was not an easy time for Ferris. He had lost his job and was about to lose his relationship and his apartment. He ended up moving home to Las Vegas for a time to be around family and to regroup.

"I am an expert in distracting myself from myself, whether that manifests itself in sex, drugs, or the like," Ferris said. "I appreciate that in a sense the pandemic slowed down life and afforded me time to work on myself. Twenty-twenty could have completely broken me, but ultimately it resulted in my refocus and rebirth. "

Ferris says that he used the time for self-care and self-improvement, and for focusing on his relationship, his home, his work, and his recovery.

"I was able to start my own business, secure my own apartment to build a home for myself, and develop a partnership with a man I'm in love with," he said.

The business he started is the Law Office of Stephan F. Ferris. His practice is in the Castro District, San Francisco's LGBT neighborhood, and is part of the Bay Area Legal Incubator Program, a community of solo attorneys dedicated to providing affordable legal services and promoting social justice. According to Ferris, the program provides coaching and resources to accelerate the launch of solo practices serving low- and middle-income communities.

"I practice cannabis, business and entertainment law," Ferris said. "I counsel clients on establishing new businesses, creating and protecting branded content, and maintaining compliance for medical and adult-use cannabis. Some of the clients I have been working with include queer tech platforms, adult entertainment studios, and cannabis retailers."

In the past, Ferris has kept his adult film life in the background out of concern that it might hamper his chances of professional success.

"However, when I attended kink and leather events, I met people who married their passions and hobbies with their work, and they were incredibly happy," he said. "I wanted to be like that. Sure, doing porn, being openly gay, kinky or HIV positive may be a turn off for some, but at the same time, it's appealing for others. It provides visibility and representation that are lacking.”

Ferris continued: “I think people from these communities are more open to hiring someone from their own identity who understands and experiences what they experience. They don't have to explain or rationalize what they're going through. I recently had a chat with a performer who was worried about the legal implications of cash domination, who didn't feel comfortable talking about this with a muggle attorney."

Ferris added that he is quite happy to be providing legal counsel to the adult entertainment industry. With his decade-plus experience in the business, he feels that he has a unique perspective when paired with his legal skills.

"There are many things I wish I had known as a young performer, and I'm happy that I can use my experience and skills to help lift my community," he said.

He notes that there are always people who might judge him for his past, but he's not too concerned about such things.

"I'm sure I'm judged for doing porn, for struggling with addiction, or even the people I've dated," he said. "But like RuPaul says, what people think of me is none of my business."

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by Anonymousreply 52January 17, 2022 5:04 PM

But here is Blue Bailey back then before he became a lawyer

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by Anonymousreply 1January 14, 2022 5:13 PM

I remember when he originally left porn for law school. Good for him!

At least he's not like Mike Gaite, who left Stanford law school for a mediocre career in porn/escorting.

by Anonymousreply 2January 14, 2022 5:16 PM

Some porn stars do use the money they earned from porn in a constructive way and use it to move on to better things. You just don't hear about it normally since most try to distance themselves from their past porn career. Porn Star Asia Carrera is getting closer on her journey to become a lawyer as well. I know of two female porn stars that even became scientists (Shanna McCullough and Emily Davinci).

by Anonymousreply 3January 14, 2022 5:25 PM

But, your Honor.

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by Anonymousreply 4January 14, 2022 5:26 PM

I thought lawyers were all tops (NSFW)?

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by Anonymousreply 5January 14, 2022 5:28 PM

What people think of him is totally his business.

That’s how lawyers and porn stars get work: because of what people think of you.

by Anonymousreply 6January 14, 2022 5:29 PM

Well he sure as hell is no Mike Branson.

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2022 5:55 PM

So, if he loses my case, do I get a chance to take it out on him anally?

by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2022 6:09 PM

Good for him. The muggles part and the social justice shit in his spiel was cringe but still good for him.

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2022 6:34 PM

I am surprised that the automotive-based law firm hired a former porn actor

by Anonymousreply 10January 16, 2022 8:01 AM

I always thought he was one of the most stunningly beautiful men with the perfect body. His tattoos were some of the more artistically accomplished ones and seemed to speak of his interests and passions and compliment his body without looking trashy. And I really appreciate how hard he got into his scenes, they really seemed like he was giving a piece of himself away each time and he was committed to the artistic pursuit of creating something lasting.

by Anonymousreply 11January 16, 2022 8:11 AM

^ Mary!

by Anonymousreply 12January 16, 2022 8:50 AM

I think this is a remarkable achievement.

He did some extremely hardcore and controversial scenes - he was a Treasure Island Media STAH. And then he's then gone one to become a qualified law practitioner, with his own practice, who also openly acknowledges his previous career. It must take extraordinary resilience and bravery to be able to live freely without shame or embarrassment or feel a need to apologise for the porn work that he did.

by Anonymousreply 13January 16, 2022 5:51 PM

Good for him. Better than a tragic decline ending in an overdose.

by Anonymousreply 14January 16, 2022 5:53 PM

Cal Hastings is in the Bay Area, right? But where exactly? Wouldn't surprise me if the law school isn't on the main campus.

by Anonymousreply 15January 16, 2022 5:55 PM

Does he try cases before SCOTUS Justice Mike Branson?

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by Anonymousreply 16January 16, 2022 5:56 PM

This is a lot of spin. He got fired so ALSO lost his apartment AND his boyfriend. And fled SF broke and alone. Focused on his recovery and now has a new boyfriend and apartment and law firm? All in less than 2 years.

Sheesh. These people ride roller coasters all their lives.

by Anonymousreply 17January 16, 2022 6:03 PM

Who dumps their boyfriend leaving him homeless and broke because he lost his job, during a pandemic? Well? And how do you have a new boyfriend AND home AND your own "law firm" from being broke a year ago? Well? Do the math.

by Anonymousreply 18January 16, 2022 6:09 PM

I didn’t recognize him with all those clothes on

by Anonymousreply 19January 16, 2022 6:23 PM

Like any lawyer, he's bound to gouge you.

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by Anonymousreply 20January 16, 2022 6:25 PM

Well, when the clients don’t pay up front ......

by Anonymousreply 21January 16, 2022 6:31 PM

So he went from being a bug chaser to an amubulaace chaser.

by Anonymousreply 22January 16, 2022 9:26 PM

In his defense, he wasn't a bug chaser...

He was openly poz throughout his career. Can't chase what you've already caught.

by Anonymousreply 23January 16, 2022 9:28 PM

I can 100% agree that it might in some situations be wise to have a lawyer who has lived through some of the same experiences as the client and knows exactly where the client is coming from. I like people who are open and direct, so good for him.

I'm pretty sure him and his ex had a 'no deodorant' rule at one point though, which may have caused some problems with the previous law firm.

by Anonymousreply 24January 16, 2022 9:36 PM

You may not like his tactics, but you have to admire his ambition. He logged over 2400 ballable hours last year!

by Anonymousreply 25January 16, 2022 9:37 PM

He's one of the few lawyers who charges more for out calls.

by Anonymousreply 26January 16, 2022 9:40 PM

[quote] and compliment his body without looking trashy.

His tattoos talk?

by Anonymousreply 27January 16, 2022 9:42 PM

Harumph.

When he go to doctor school will be impress.

by Anonymousreply 28January 16, 2022 9:43 PM

Judge: Attorney Bailey, I will not allow you to ask these men to unzip in hopes of your choosing a Hung Jury.

by Anonymousreply 29January 16, 2022 9:45 PM

His tag line:

If my Briefs don’t get you off, my Appeal will.

by Anonymousreply 30January 16, 2022 9:52 PM

Funny, I first became aware of Blue Bailey and his Treasure Island Media scenes in around 2010. I was an assiduous condom user, perhaps still a little sheltered, and remember being absolutely horrified to learn that he had seroconverted at 21, or some ridiculously young age, after multiple-day-long meth binges, and had gone on to turn that activity into a porn career. I was even more freaked out in general by TIM's general bugchasing aesthetic. Having recently moved to London, where drugs and casual sex are plentiful, I remember asking myself whether I would be able to retain my self-control in that environment.

Fast forward ten years, I am now on Prep, condom-free sex is totally normalised, TIM jumped the shark years ago with their amputee porn and now have nowhere to go, while Blue is a lawyer and probably a really good one. So much change, but all in all it gets better, eh?

by Anonymousreply 31January 16, 2022 9:54 PM

Won't you come home Blue Bailey....won't you come home....

by Anonymousreply 32January 16, 2022 9:55 PM

I wonder how his brother Beetle feels about his career trajectory.

by Anonymousreply 33January 16, 2022 10:22 PM

I always thought he was hawt.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 17, 2022 12:17 AM

He looks better now than he did when he was in porn.

Also, it's highly unlikely he was fired for doing porn. He used to work at a law firm of a major queen (who probably hired Blue from his RentMen ad).

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by Anonymousreply 35January 17, 2022 1:09 AM

5¢ to the first person who can tell me which porn actor is now a commercial helicopter pilot.

by Anonymousreply 36January 17, 2022 1:16 AM

Blue Blake always seemed higher then a kite all the time, him I guess.

by Anonymousreply 37January 17, 2022 1:19 AM

R34 Sarge Snorkel was more my type.

He did have an unhealthy obsession with his dog though.

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by Anonymousreply 38January 17, 2022 2:12 AM

I given his name to Robby Benson, in case he has any legal needs.

by Anonymousreply 39January 17, 2022 2:24 AM

R36, I know one on the road to becoming a commercial airline pilot (Tanner from SeanCody). The helicopter pilot one is interesting...

by Anonymousreply 40January 17, 2022 2:31 AM

But do his clients know he has The AIDS?

by Anonymousreply 41January 17, 2022 2:35 AM

Nasty, that's the perfect world for him nasty.

by Anonymousreply 42January 17, 2022 3:58 AM

Has he been tested for butt cancer?

by Anonymousreply 43January 17, 2022 4:28 AM

[quote] Cal Hastings is in the Bay Area, right? But where exactly? Wouldn't surprise me if the law school isn't on the main campus.

R15 Hastings is in San Francisco near Civic Center. Hastings boasts many famous alumni: VP Kamala Harris, Rep. Jackie Speier, former SF Mayors Willie Brown and George Moscone, O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden, and Michael Jackson defense attorney Thomas Mesereau all went to Hastings. It's a top 50 law school, so it's pretty impressive that Blue / Stephan not only was admitted but made it through and earned his JD there. Good for him.

If by "main campus" you're referring to Berkeley, Hastings is part of the UC system but not affiliated with UC Berkeley per se. Berkeley has its own law school, UC Berkeley School of Law or "Boalt Hall" as it's commonly referred to by the name of its campus building.

by Anonymousreply 44January 17, 2022 7:22 AM

As someone who knows plenty of fucked up smart people who make bad decisions, I'm not surprised a former porn star went to a prestigious law school.

by Anonymousreply 45January 17, 2022 7:28 AM

Like others have said, good for him. It sounds like he has managed to successfully navigate a post-porn career and is happy and fulfilled, without completely erasing that part of his life.

by Anonymousreply 46January 17, 2022 9:31 AM

R1’s clip refers to him as Cumwhore Blue Bailey, so I believe OP has made an error. It’s like referring to Jessica Parker or Patrick Harris.

by Anonymousreply 47January 17, 2022 10:09 AM

Good for him. I imagine it’s quite hard getting people to take you seriously once a porn star history comes out, but…if you gave the determination and self belief I guess you can do anything.

by Anonymousreply 48January 17, 2022 10:22 AM

[quote] Blue Blake always seemed higher then a kite all the time,

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 49January 17, 2022 1:41 PM

[quote] so I believe OP has made an error. It’s like referring to Jessica Parker

Or Jessica Rabbit, herself a porn whore who done good.

by Anonymousreply 50January 17, 2022 1:41 PM

Jessica Rabbit wasn't bad, she was just drawn that way.

by Anonymousreply 51January 17, 2022 4:21 PM

I grant that he wants to achieve a respectable life and is taking steps. However I am the only one who reads the recent trajectory as someone who not only used drugs, but uses people, who use him as well, and it blows up rather frequently?

by Anonymousreply 52January 17, 2022 5:04 PM
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