The making of a porn star!
Umm… I mean gay erotic video personality.
It just kinda happened.
I was 42 years old and finally getting a life of my own after spending over 10 years taking care of my sick mother. Working my ass off at the gym during those years kept me sane gave me a pretty good body. I’m proud of that and I take it for what it is… hours of hard work at the gym and good genetics (I mean I’m no spring chicken!). I’d been approached by photographers many times to get some photos done and always shot them down. I had done a little bit modeling back in New York City when I was in my early 20’s and HATED it. Seemed most of the guys had really bad, primadonna attitudes and the photographers were freaks. I was young and straight out of Brooklyn. EVERYTHING seemed extreme to me.
After thinking, I said to myself, “What the fuck”. I mean, I’m not getting any younger and I would like to capture what I look like now for when I do get old. So I set up a shoot with a photographer visiting from out of town. It was at a local gay guest house. Figured, if it went bad, at least no one would know. The shoot went OK and I didn’t get too nervous, even being nude outside. The photographer was nice and made me feel pretty comfortable. I walked away from that feeling OK and took some time to process it. A couple of weeks later I got a print of a photo in the mail from the shoot and I was glad I did it. (The photo above is the photo from that shoot.)
A local photographer, who’s work I REALLY LIKE, contacted me and asked me to shoot with him. I didn’t hesitate this time. We spent about 4 hours shooting at a construction site, the beach, under a pier… cool locations. It was fun, he was sweet as hell, and I was thrilled with the results. Beautiful photos! I credit the photographer for that. He is amazing. You can find some of his work by clicking here.
I did a couple of more shoots, some with clothes, and some nude, and even got paid. Hey! I could make some money out of this! Hmmm… Gotta remember that I’m not in my 20’s and I’m only 5″8″. Obviously, I didn’t have aspirations of being the next supermodel.
About the same time, I’d been contacted by a couple of photographers asking if I was interested in doing porn. I thought about it and didn’t think it was something I wanted to try. It sounded WAY out of my league and I really didn’t know what was involved. It scared me.
One of the photographers invited me to a “Porn Star Pool Party” in Ft. Lauderdale. He seemed like a nice guy and I took him up on the invite. There was really only one Porn Star there and the rest were all local guys, some of who I knew. Everyone kept asking me if I was a porn star. It was funny. We ate BBQ, drank and had a nice time talking. The photographer pulled me aside and talked to me about doing porn and how I would be awesome at it. I told him I would think about it but I needed more info. I requested that we meet for dinner or something and talk about it in detail. Unfortunately, he didn’t follow through.
About a week later I got contacted by another photographer, who’s work I really liked. You can see some of his work by clicking here. He wanted to shoot me in his studio and I took him up on it. Turns out his studio is also where they film tons of porn here in Ft. Lauderdale. He was so nice and everyone I met there was really nice as well. We did some cool photos with clothes and without, and soft and hard (weiner that is). The shoot seemed to go really well and he seemed pleased. His partner came in and it turns out that he was the guy in charge of the porn part of the business. We sat and talked for a while and he talked to me about the porn business in a really comfortable way. I was interested. I really needed the money and it sounded like it could be fun. Even though I just met this guy, I felt like I could trust him. He said he would show my photos around and see who was interested. Cool!
The next day I got a call from him, asking me to come back in to his office and see the proofs from the shoot. They were really good. Funny, when I see photos of myself, it’s like looking at a different person. Is that really me? I usually giggle nervously. While I was looking through the images he told me he had shown them around and that Chi Chi Larue had loved them and wanted to use me in a BIG film she was doing in LA in a couple of weeks. Huh? (Insert Scooby Doo impression here).
Wow… that was amazing! And SCARY as HELL! I told him I was interested but really apprehensive and nervous about it. What if I messed up? What if I couldn’t “rise” to the occasion. What if…
He said, “When Chi Chi calls you, especially for your first film, you go.” It was an amazing opportunity. I told him let’s go for it.
Let’s go for it? Let’s go for what?! I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I found out more about the upcoming Chi Chi Larue movie. It was the latest edition of her very popular, very dirty, leathers series. It was going to be a VERY big production. Great… no pressure there.
I expressed my concerns at never having done this sort of thing before to the porn star manager guy and he was great at telling me what to expect and explaining how he would set me up on some smaller porn shoots first to help prepare me.
John Bruno, from Massive Studio was in town and he was interested in shooting me. So a couple of day’s later, there I was, nervous as hell and naked in front of a camera. They paired me up with a cute guy who was actually friends with my two best friends at the time. It was very strange and I honestly thought it went terrible! A year later, while I was surfing for porn, I noticed a box cover with someone who looked like me on it (See photo below). When I clicked on the link… it was me. I didn’t even know that they released the scene. I guess it wasn’t as bad as I thought. The funniest part is the look on my face. I look like a deer in headlights.
Right after that, Michael Lucas was in town filming. The porn agent had showed him my picture and he was interested. I had a fast and strange test interview with him (the highlight for me being: “OK, now turn around, bend over, spread your cheeks, and show me your hole”. Umm… “OK”.
Guess my hole passed inspection because the next day I filmed a scene with Trey Rexx for their “Auditions” series. I was just as nervous as the first time and even more so because I was working with Trey Rexx (a porn star who I actually liked) and Michael Lucas. Say what you want about him, Lucas is a porn legend. The filming went well and we even got to finish up with a watersports scene. Ya… I’m a dirty boy. 😉 The day ended with a laugh from me when Trey Rexx looked up at me in the shower, as I was getting ready to pee on him, and whispered, “Don’t pee in my hair.” I didn’t.
Afterwards, Michael Lucas, the camera man, Trey Rexx and I went out for dinner at a local restaurant. I had no experience with the porn industry, so I mostly just sat back and listened to the pros talk. I just kept thinking, “Am I really here?” The highlight of the evening for me, was when Michael Lucas was quoting major parts of the movie “Borat”, which had recently been released. He was hysterical! Smart, funny, sexy, ambitious and hard working… no wonder why he’s so successful.
Next up was my trip to Las Angeles to film with Chi Chi Larue.
To be continued…