I recently read a piece on another site about a "gay" porn star. He supposedly is having problems outside of his job. What the problems are, aren't important. Reading over the comments and the post, really got me thinking a little but about the industry. Here is a little bit of mumbled, jumbled thoughts about the gay porn biz.
Say you're a 20 something, in college, gay or willing to be gay for money, have a killer body or have one heck of killer stick, or a decently toned guy who can play. You need money so you look into the business. Maybe someone discovered you online on some website or saw you in your glory at the gym. The fact of the matter is that you're doing gay porn.
Now, what worries might you have? Well, there "might" be the whole "sin" issue going on in your head. It really does make sense that if viewing pornography is bad, then making or starring in porn must be equally bad right? Family would be another hurdle. I can only imagine not being out to your parents and starring in your first film. As long as no one buys magazines that cater to the gay community or as long no one sees your pictures online, you should be golden. Still that would be something to find out that your son is not only gay but having sex for money. Did that come out sounding right? If you're str8 and doing it, do you worry about what you're girlfriend is going to say? What about any future kids? I mean some of the pictures that I've seen on the net go back as far as the 1970's. Not to mention what could happen if your college finds out. We've seen what can happen. You could end up being kicked out of school. The hardest thing would have to be what happens when you leave the biz. Do you look for a new job? Does gay porn star really impress people? I guess it does depending on the job and the person.
I know that I couldn't be a porn star. Just the fact that I'm not out and that my parents don't know about me would really be enough to keep me out of it. I'm already keeping enough secret, do I really need to keep my job away from them too. I think the shock of finding out that I'm gay would crush them. I know my church wouldn't be happy. Yeah, pretty sure that horsing large sticks might get me in trouble. Even my current job wouldn't last very long if someone found out. Yeah...not sure how that would go.
Now before you yell at me, I don't know how these guys do what they do. I'm sure it can't be easy. I love watching them when I can. I am not knocking them at all. Don't know if this post will be any good or not. I'm gone for now.