Yesterday we brought you the first part of a very candid interview with Brent Corrigan. If you missed it, then you'll want to check it out. (If you read it, you can check out the new updated pics we added to it!)
And things in Part 2 are even more revealing!
BananaGuide: What about the oddest moment you've had while escorting?
Brent Corrigan: I'm going to show my crazy for a moment here and say something that is utterly . . . nutzo. The weird thing I've encountered is a series of men, more than a handful, that could pass as Bryan Kocis doppelgangers. One in particular I had to out walk out on. I got 45 minutes into it and couldn't handle it any longer. Though in my defense I finally left because he wouldn't stop slapping my body. At first it was minor, but got more and more virulent and I could tell it wouldn've gotten out of control fast. It was not a sexual kind of slap or ass hazing. Each time he would hit a little harder. When I expressed my concern for it, he would apologize profusely. But then 10 minutes he would smack me again. By the fourth "love pat" I put my clothes on and ran. I insisted he keep the cash. The sad thing was . . . this was like my 7th client ever. I stopped escorting for a little after that because I needed to screw my head on straight. Something like this is why I screen probably a little more stringently than other escorts. With my background, all the controversy in my past, and the fact that (yeah, like it or not) drama and trouble does seem to follow me lots of places - I think screening potential clients is the only way I can really preserve myself.
Given the choice, who would you most want to work with in a porn scene (XXX or mainstream star) and how would the scene go?
These are tough questions to answer! I have filthy fantasies that I would be kinda shy to share or publish. Most of them are scenarios or ideas - more emphasis on things like situations and circumstances than partners. The frustrating thing about having these kinds of ideas is that the men we often love to look at turn out to be disappointments when we meet them. And oddly enough, some of the BEST SEX I've had in my life has been with adult stars off set that most would not immediately assume us to have great chemistry. Good sex and great scenes are truly about raw chemistry. It doesn't happen much, but it can make and break the scene.
Okay, answer the question: I'm really kinda quietly marveling that I get to work with Andrew Stark at Falcon. I'll probably steal him and lock him up in my closet at home for safe keeping. Take him out when my hole starts twitching for a big dick. Oh, gross. That sounds so creepy, so ...
You've certainly been through a lot in your porn career. In fact, you've probably seen a darker side of the industry than most. How do you maintain your focus and positivity to keep moving forward?
It's tough. I'm not going to bullshit you. I left in part because there got to a point in my scene work on set that I knew that I couldn't keep going. Preserving my love of sex became a fear of mine. Self preservation (not just mind and body, but most of all: spirit) has always been a huge consideration. I know too many sex workers that are dead about sex. It breaks my heart (even when I don't particularly like that person, because I can a sense just how back-breaking a wounded spirit is). One of the reasons I diverted to Falcon was because I knew I would be shielded from MOST of the things that can go wrong when a model bounces from studio to studio.
Every single studio approaches filming, pairing and running their company differently. A lot of models are very hardy people. And sadly, too many of them put up with utter bullshit from the people that should be looking out for them. One of the things I've come to learn about myself is that if you knock my head out of the game you also knock my cock and performance out of it too. Some might say "Buck up, you're a porn star for Christ Sakes, you need to be able to perform under any circumstance". I have a major aversion to accepting that just because I have sex on camera that I should be willing and apt to chip away more readily and easily at what I deem to be safe and comfortable working environment.
Drama, tension, uncertainty - these things do not belong in most sexual circumstances. Why should we, as professional sex workers, get comfortable with any other reality? And as for being sued at 19 years old, dealing with a murder investigation, and being raped of the assets and equity of my first adult company (something too few people know about, I never saw a cent from the production and scenes I did for www.BrentCorriganOnline.com because my second business partner stole every thing. When the subscriptions stopped coming in he sold the domain to a rival company so they could buy my DVD's and sell them there under the guise that I offering them personally) - those are insanely rare circumstances. Maybe not being fucked over by my business partner, but all the other stuff for sure.
I have reconciled some of the rotten luck and poor choices I made as a young person. I'm thankful I'm still here, relatively sane and healthy. I am thankful those hardest times have shaped me in mostly positive ways.
I can't remember a time, until I made porn a CAREER choice, that I was inducted and accepted into a true community. Until porn, I never really "fit in" anywhere. Because of that I know much of all the bad experiences haven't been enough to forever send me packing. Everything in our loves has a value attached to it in some way and I value my life and connection to the adult industry enough to return to my roots with more focus.
Advice to other young men thinking about a career fucking on camera?
Michael Hoffman wants you to know that he's not gay.
He wanted to make that clear after his jerk-off videos appeared online and went viral. He was already well known for his posing pics and flexing vids, but once images of him masturbating were released, especially the one where he eats his own cum, he felt it was important to set the record straight.
On Monday, Hoffman went on YouTube to discuss the "embarrassing" release.
"Hi guys, it's Michael Hoffman," he said. "Most of you know me by now. I just want to say I know there are videos going around of me. I wanted to say a few things. I'm not gay. Those videos I can understand making me look that way - and I respect gay people completely - but I'm not gay, I'm straight."
He then explains that making the videos was a financial decision. "I need the money, plain and simple. I made over $10,000 selling those videos.
"I was naive about it thinking they would never get online but someone started the whole thing posting them online. It is what it is, can't do anything about it."
As most of you know, Brent Corrigan has returned to the porn biz after taking a few years off. And, to be honest, we're very excited that he's back! He's got a great look and he knows how to fuck on camera.
He's been through a lot in his life, but he's proven himself to be a survivor. He is thoughtful, intelligent, and candid. It certainly makes for a very open, and very interesting, interview. Check out part 1 below. (Part 2 will be posted on Wednesday!)
BananaGuide: For a while you were exploring more mainstream movie options. Why did you decide to come back to porn?
Brent Corrigan: Right. After taking a year to myself, quietly considering a decision not to do any more adult [films], I finally did announce about 3 years ago that I did not intend to return to adult media. My decision to return this past January was not considered lightly, either.
I think we all get sick of adult stars talking about quitting, because they almost always come back. Most of us are wanted back, so when we return (with exception of some press and some blog troll queens) we are met with arms outstretched welcoming us. Not surprisingly, I think my return has been more of a rejoicing by the fans than the studios. Studios have never really liked me very much. Oddly enough, I'd say most don't like a self-made model turned producer. Also, I think a lot of people read my confidence and security in my sense of self as some sort of ego-mania or hubris. I won't cower and feign modesty just so people think I'm not "too confident". I am strong - of mind, character and even body (for a dude who's 5'7), so to act like I'm not feels like a betrayal.
As for returning . . . I've cited it many times, but I returned because I truly got sick of constantly amending and rewiring who I was so that I could fit into the "mainstream" world. I invite people to go to my website and blog for a more comprehensive reason for why I returned to adult after a 4 year hiatus. I think people would be surprised to learn it wasn't because I was broke (royalties on my Fleshjack toyline have remained healthy enough throughout the years to solely support myself). Also, my site just launched a redesign and I'm so proud of it!
Of course, we're all happy to see you back in the XXX world. What is the one thing you would change about the industry if you could?
Do you want the Miss America Answer or the real one? Just one?!
If I could wave a magic wand and change anything I'd honestly end porn and media piracy once and for all. No one would/could consume unless it's gifted or purchased. The other thing I'd change is producers that think it's okay to under feed their models while they are responsible for them (during shooting) - or producers that do things like schedule scenes at 3-4 AM making it virtually impossible for even the most professional models to put their best foot forward. I was on a set once recently and I was appalled, with the resources and money behind that studio, at how abysmal the shooting conditions were for the models. Sleeping on the floor - doing scenes on blow up mattresses laid on the ground! Where's the grace in that? Where's the pride and value in the work?
My "Miss America" answer would be to put an end to all of the pressure to perform and film bareback. But who am I kidding, that will never happen now at this point in the game. Even if California puts an end to condomless production, the industry will move. It'll be a mass exodus, something that has already even begun for many studios with the threat AB 1576. California has no business losing tax revenue with their financial troubles (I could never figure out if the state was aware the kind of financial blood letting they were asking for with that bill). In the interim the market will buy elsewhere. Or US producers will just leave the business or leave the country. We have a tough enough time competing with the Eastern European studios and the TI's as it is.
Gosh, there is so much I might change. I'd "Magic Wand Away" Gay for Payers. Men taking good paying jobs away from those of us who are secure, proud gay men. We're the confident ones; comfortable with where we are in life and what we know we want. But that's another topic entirely and I'm not ready to open up on that one yet. Everyone is tired of condoms and GFP. So let's just end piracy instead and I'd smile a whole lot more.
What has been the strangest request you've ever received from a fan?
Oh Lord, I don't know. These things should stick out in my mind but I'm quite adept at blocking some of the worst of it all out. I feel pretty fortunate. I believe that many of my fans and followers regard me with a healthy amount of respect and appreciation. They know that, though I willingly exploit my body and image, I don't do so with the intent to degrade myself. Because I believe most understand that they know I wouldn't respond well to requests that might indicate otherwise.
Do you have any upcoming mainstream or non-porn projects?
Yes! I just filmed a short called Midnight, about a young couple that open up their relationship and discover the very real consequences about making that choice when you're in love. The short will stand as a teaser [for] a larger, much more substantial full length feature about all kinds of different queer relationships - people at different times in their lives - and all the many ways they overlap & connect. Like Magnolia but for homos. Also, I am shooting a film called "Cam Show" in November. It's actually not a solo porno, believe it or not. Admittedly, it has been absurdly difficult to keep both sides of my life and career moving and vibrant. But I'm not afraid of a little challenge.
I'll probably just spend my first million on a clone so I can always be two places, in two worlds, at once. Seems like the wisest investment for someone like me. I always double book myself (accidentally!) and never seem to remember where I was last week. It all runs together like mud in my brain.
Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of the interview, where Corrigan talks about his experiences escorting and his favorite scene partner!
Every homosexual male will get asked this question during their lifetime: "are you top or bottom?"; or "how do you know if a guy is top or bottom without asking?" Well, this is supposedly one way of working it out ...
This week, CockyBoys announced that two of its films have been selected to be screened at the 2014 Berlin Porn Film Festival.
The festival, in its 9th year, is taking place from October 22nd to October 26th in Berlin at the Cinema Moviemento.
One of the CockyBoys' titles that will be screened is Fuck Yeah Levi Karter. It isthe documentary featuring an intimate look at the Karter's life and fast rise to porn stardom before having won 'Best New Porn' star at both the 2014 Grabbys and Cybersocket awards
The second movie is Answered Prayers: The Banker, which is the first part of the five part mini-series Answered Prayers. The project was even profiled in The Village Voice with a multi-page feature story.
CockyBoys' owner and director Jake Jaxson along with Director of Photography RJ Sebastian and Creative Director Benny Moorecock will be on hand to introduce the films and do a Q&A with the audience after the screenings. Additionally, CockyBoy exclusives Levi Karter and Ricky Roman along with CockyBoys' editor Cilantro Che Guevara will be in Berlin for the festival.
"I am very excited that our work has been chosen to be a part of this visionary film festival," said Jaxson. "The collaborative efforts that have gone into these two films have been a highlight of my career. I am even more excited to bring our team to this event so they can see their work highlighted and appreciated in this very special venue. I am proud to be a pornographic filmmaker and today I am even prouder!"
The first screening of both films is on Saturday, October 25th at 9:15 pm with an encore screening of both films on Sunday, October 26th at 5pm. Because there's nothing better than watching porn with a crowd.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson has gay porn to thank for helping him come out to his father. In an interview with Aisha Tyler for her podcast Girl On Guy he said his official coming out took place when, as a teen, he was caught shoplifting XXX material.
"Well, I was caught stealing gay porn when I was 14," Ferguson explained. "So, I always considered that my coming-out. ... It was so humiliating. I had been stealing porn for a while. I had quite a little collection. And I would bring it into the house, and then I'd get nervous, so I'd hide it under the mattress, or I'd hide it behind a shed in the backyard. And then it would get rained on, and I'd have to go get the barbecue tongs to [get it out]."
Then one day he tried to steal some porn with a sensor on it.
"I had to go back, and the woman asked me if I had anything in my backpack. She was giving me the benefit of the doubt. ... She took me to the back room. They brought my dad in, and they showed him the nature of the material I was stealing, and it was really, really humiliating. So I always consider that my coming-out process.
"When I stole the porn [my dad] was like, 'OK, are you gay?' And I was, like, 14. I didn't really know. I didn't know what I was going through. But then in my later teen years I did come out to him, and it was like he needed to be told three times. ... [When I was 21] he asked me if I had a girlfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Dad! You know I'm gay, right?'"
Ferguson said that, in time, his father learned to fully embrace his son's sexuality.
Sometimes a well-placed magazine of men sucking cock can say what we can't.
Hoping to avoid the embarrassment that was the Sochi Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added a non-discrimination clause to its contract with any future host city. In 2014, the IOC was heavily criticized for not taking a stronger stand against Russia after the country introduced anti-gay laws, calling into question the organization's choice.
As part of the new contract, a host city would be required to commit to the part of the official Olympic Charter that states: "Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement."
Gay rights group All Out said the move was "a significant step."
"(It) sends a clear message to future host cities that human rights violations, including those against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, will not be tolerated," argued Andre Banks, co-founder and executive director of All Out. "This is a particularly important moment for the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens who face discrimination and persecution not only in Russia but in countries all over the world."
Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of Athlete Ally, added: "By adopting a non-discrimination clause into its host city contracts, the IOC is showcasing its own realization that we must protect the rights of every athlete to live free and openly."
Call us skeptical, but are we the only ones concerned that sexual orientation isn't actually written into the contract? This gives the IOC a little too much wiggle room to award the Games to potentially homophobic hosts in the future.
Olympic anti-discrimination clause introduced after Sochi gay rights row [The Guardian]
Congrats to Jessie Colter, who narrowly beat out Angel Rock for a spot in this week's quarter-finals!
Who will take the win this week and move on to the semi-finals? Jessie is kinky and versatile, but is that enough to cream the competition? There's Christian Wilde, the inked-up jock with a thing for the wild side! And there's smooth and muscled Connor Maguire, a dominant top who knows how to hit a man's g-spot.
Click the pics to see each contender's galleries, then vote for your favorite. Choose wisely, as only one stud can move on to the quarter-finals!
This week Corbin Fisher took to ask.fm to answer questions from fans.
Many of the questions were about specific models. When will Cain come back? When will Darren come back? When will Josh come back? When will ... well, you get the picture. We decided to pick out the more interesting answers for you (though you can read the whole interview here if you want).
Since you're competitors, do CF and Sean Cody have an adversarial relationship?
We correspond regularly, have had some fun dinners together. I really don't think we are each other's primary competitors. In truth, piracy is the main competitor of any producer and, as a result, friendly relationships with other producers and working together to find, report, and take down piracy is in all of our best interests. The SC folks are great guys and we get along with them well.
Do you have fluffers on the set?
I'm not sure anyone uses fluffers anymore. They're an element of a bygone era.
Why did you ask Zack to do a straight scene, when he said he is gay?
Why ask any of the guys that identify as straight to do scenes with another man? If we're all about expanding the performers' sexual horizons and watching them do and experience new things, why limit that to only the performers that identify as straight?
Do you work with many non-American models?
We do only work with people in the US. There are a number of reasons for this - some legal, some revolving around our specializing in American guys (it is "Corbin Fisher's American College Men", after all). We may occasionally consider guys not currently in the US, but planning extended visits soon. That's not all too common, though.
On Monday night, the seventh season of NBC's hit singing competition The Voice aired. Although some of the judges change each season, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have been part of the show from the start.
Both men are sexy. Both men support gay rights. And, even better, the banter between the two sounds like an old - and very loving - married couple. How adorable!
Facebook - which promises to be LGBT friendly even as it continues to take down images of gay men kissing (while refusing to remove homophobic posts) - recently decided that people needed to use their real names if they wanted a Facebook profile. This was especially troubling for drag queens, porn stars and transgendered individuals.
The backlash against the decision was intense, resulting in a meeting between members of the LGBT community and Facebook executives. Performers argued that using their stage name protected them from issues with employers, family members or unwanted attention.
Facebook only agreed to reinstate any deleted profiles to allow users to correct the name on the account. However, it would maintain its "legal name" policy and insisted everyone comply with the new rules within the next few weeks.
Four days ago, a twitter account was created called "Real Name Police." The user asked followers to report any Facebook account that was not using a legal name, claiming that only “perverts, sickos and bullies” would use “fake names."
Most of the profiles attacked were for drag performers. Each "fake" Facebook account was tweeted with “MyNameIs NOT:” followed by the Facebook account name, and “FAKE NAME! REPORT THIS ACCOUNT!”
Twitter has since suspended "Real Name Police," though no reason was given. (We assume it was because the account was created solely for the purposes of harassment.) It's interesting that someone would go after fake names on Facebook while using a fake name on Twitter.
As for Facebook: we sometimes pray for the day when the whole thing implodes.