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12:36 pm - Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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Read ERIC BARRY’s Interview w/ HOOK Online About Being a Gay For Pay Escort

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via Hook-Online.com

HOOK: You came forward to talk about your time working in the industry as “Gay for Pay” in a very public way. What prompted it?

Eric Barry: I had been open with my friends and family for years about it – including women I was seeing while I was working.

But given that I host the Full Disclosure podcast where I’m interviewing sex workers, it seemed like I’d be doing an injustice to humanizing those in the industry without relaying my own experiences. There’s a lot of misperception about who decides to get into sex work, and there’s a lot of socially accepted stigmatization against sex workers.

Most of the sex workers I know are remarkably intelligent, well-rounded individuals. These aren’t people who were brought into the industry as a result of prior abuse or substance addiction. Of course people will point to examples of drug addicts who have used sex work to pay for their addiction, but the problem there isn’t that someone is doing sex work, the problem is that someone is a drug addict.

I wanted to change these perceptions.

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3:06 pm - Tue, Apr 1, 2014
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RAFAEL ALENCAR ON LEAVING PORN, FUCKING FAMOUS CLIENTS, AND BREAKING HIS DICK (via TheSword)

RAFAEL ALENCAR (www.rentboy.com/RafaelAlencar) met with with Adam Baran of TheSword on the set of NakedSword's latest film The Pack to answer a few interview questions.

“Hi, I’m Rafael. Nice to meet you!” he says, as he shakes my hand and then presses it playfully against his enormous uncut cock, which is jutting out of his open pants. “Um, nice to meet you too,” I stammer, trying to appear cool as I start to pre-cum. I’m on the set of The Pack,NakedSword Originals’ forthcoming film about a gang of edgy “sexual performance artists” who indoctrinate a new member into their ranks at the instruction of group leader Rafael Alencar. For the next two hours, I watch as Mr. Pam, the boisterous writer/director of the film, instructs her favorite leading man through a series of set-ups with his co-star Marcus Isaacs — still photos, then cocksucking and fucking in a variety of challenging positions. Rafael appears to be a pro through all of this. He sticks it out and gets the job done, even when things get tense.

Not content — financially or otherwise — to just be one of the most famous porn stars in the world, Raf is also one of the world’s most successful and in-demand escorts, especially since winning Mr. International Escort 2011 at Rentboy’s Hookie Awards. When we meet two weeks later, on a stormy Sunday afternoon at a Starbucks in Hell’s Kitchen, the phone rings all through our interview. But even though he’s losing money by taking the hour off to talk to me, he’s focused on giving a good interview and remains kind, generous, and open throughout.

READ the full interview HERE!

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12:24 pm - Thu, Mar 20, 2014

2014 Hookies Awards: Best Daddy Finalist - Interview w/ UNION JACK

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2014 Best Daddy Finalists:

  1. SAILOR in New York City
  2. JAKE MITCHELL in San Francisco
  3. CHRIS ROBERTS in New York City
  4. STEVE in New York City
  5. ADAM RUSSO in Los Angeles

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UNION JACK in London

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I am originally from Canada, born to British parents. I recently moved back to London to rediscover my heritage. The last place I lived was Vancouver, British Columbia - one of the crown jewels of places to live in North America.

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I started escorting last year and decided to try it out because the man I was dating was a fellow escort. He showed me just how respectable and honorable a profession it could be from his professionalism and high standards of conduct. He truly is my source of inspiration and admiration, and remains the gold standard I aspire to be while doing this wonderful job.

(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) I enjoy painting large canvases in acrylic paint. My last series was an exploration of big nudes and vintage neon from Seattle and Vancouver. I am currently working on a series that focuses on the sadomasochistic rituals in religious paintings.

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why are you the Best Daddy?
(A) While I cannot directly say why I am a better daddy than the other nominees, I can confidently say that I consider myself to be the best because I try to embody the best qualities one associates with a “Dad”. I care about my sons and their well-being and nurture their mental, physical, and sexual growth.

My background in psychology helps me be more than just a shag. I listen and respond with positive actions. I try my best to be a good role model whose behavior is kind, considerate, and courteous - someone they can be proud to call and be around. I am also not one to hold back on discipline and a firm slap on the ass for the naughty ones!

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(Q) Have you ever done porn? Would you consider doing it?
(A) I have not filmed any professional porn, but have been approached by studios in the United States, England, and Berlin. I am most definitely interested, and am currently working out a lot to put forth the best me I can achieve.

(Q) How are you preparing for The Hookies Awards and Black Party weekend?
(A) Winning the title of Best Daddy would mean that I’m on the right path to achieving my personal goal of being the best escort I can be. I take great pride in my work and this recognition would mean a lot to me. It also means that I can’t rest on my laurels and would push me to do better.

I would hope that the recognition would bring my profile to the a greater variety of potential clients. I would hope that the title would alleviate the hesitation that some clients have when hiring for the first time. It would be a great seal of approval.

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(Q) Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you think you will still be part of the industry, or do you have another career you are pursuing.
(A) If Mother Nature continues to shower me with favors and rewards my hard work at staying fit and healthy, I see no reason why I wouldn’t continue. I like the idea that older gentlemen can maintain a desirability and sexuality. I remember when I was younger most of my cohorts thought that gay life was over after 35! Times certainly have changed; I would love to see more Daddy figures in gay media and adult entertainment. You can always teach an old dog new tricks!

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) I have a personal website that directly focuses on BDSM services I provide, it’s called www.SubmitFuckers.com.

Check out 2014 Best Daddy finalist UNION JACK on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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VOTE for your favorite Rentboys now at www.thehookies.com/voteVOTING ENDS Wednesday, March 19th so click on your favorite Rentboy in each category to cast your votes!

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5:34 pm - Wed, Mar 19, 2014

2014 Hookies Awards: Best Bear/Cub Finalist - Interview w/ SHAY MICHAELS

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2014 Best Bear/Cub Finalists:

  1. BEEFY MEX in Los Angeles
  2. MARCUS ISAACS in New York City
  3. TONY ORION in Chicago
  4. SHAY MICHAELS in Los Angeles
  5. CLARK ROGERS in San Francisco
  6. DANE HYDE in Miami

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SHAY MICHAELS in Los Angeles

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I was born in Amarillo, Texas on a corn farm but have since moved to LA where I’ve been for almost a year now. I love it here!

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I started a little over three years ago after I lost my previous job and needed to find a way to support myself, it’s been quite the journey ever since.

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(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) Fitness is my passion. I love tot rain and work with others to obtain their fitness goals. I am in the process of getting my personal training certification so that I can start to train clients on a full-time basis.

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why are you the Best Bear?
(A) I am extremely professional and treat my clients with absolute respect. My goal with each client is to put them at ease and create a fantasy experience that is unparalleled by anything else that they’ve ever had. I think I’m also the Best Bear based on my looks and build. I am of German and French descent, and having a uniquely European look. Since I am also a personal trainer I’m a true muscle cub which definitely sets me apart from the others.

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(Q) How are you preparing for The Hookies Awards and Black Party weekend?
(A) I have been using Twitter to ask my fans to vote for me. I’m currently bulking up and even growing out my beard for a more rugged look, which I think my fans will love!

(Q) Porn and escorting can be fun and lucrative ways of achieving your dreams. How has one, or both, helped you reach these goals?
(A) Porn and escorting has allowed me to pay off old debt accrued from the recession. Retiring my debt has allowed me to travel, which I absolutely love. Porn and escorting are now allowing me to fully support myself financially while I start to create a personal training business. My clients have also been a great resource for me as a potential pool of personal training clients to pull from as they not only trust me with their personal fantasies but also their physical appearance and health.

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I(Q) What advice would you give to newcomers or those who are thinking about escorting or doing porn for the first time?
(A) My first piece of advice is to really examine your people skills. Escorting is about being able to blend well with many different types of personalities. As an escort you have to be able to perform with your client regardless of age or appearance. A real professional will be prepared for a variety of different people regardless of size, shape, or age.

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) I have a Tumblr account which can be found at shaymichaelsxxx and on Twitter at @Shay_Michaels.

Check out 2014 Best Bear/Cub finalist SHAY MICHAELS on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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VOTE for your favorite Rentboys now at www.thehookies.com/voteVOTING ENDS Wednesday, March 19th so click on your favorite Rentboy in each category to cast your votes!

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2:15 pm

2014 Hookies Awards: Best Body Finalist - Interview w/ MARCO SESSIONS

2014 Best Body Finalists:

  1. AUSTIN WOLF in New York City
  2. MYKKO in Miami
  3. TYSON TYLER in London
  4. BERNARDO in London
  5. JESSE SANTANA in Dallas


MARCO SESSIONS in London

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I was born in Hungary, moved to Romania at age 3, and finally moved to London, where I am currently based, at age 21.

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I first started escorting about two years ago. I was never afraid to get naked and be in porn, so it was a pretty natural transition, and my boyfriend at the time was also escorting so I picked up a few tips and tricks from him.

(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) I love to travel, watch movies, and work on my fitness.

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why do you have the Best Body?
(A) I like the other nominees and would never sell any of us short, so I’ll just say that we’re all the best at what we individually do!

(Q) How are you preparing for The Hookies Awards and Black Party weekend?
(A) I actually haven’t sent my nomination call out, even though I have over 50,000 people on my social platforms. I want to let them decide which guy they think is best.

(Q) Porn and escorting can be fun and lucrative ways of achieving your dreams. How have one, or both, helped you reach your goals?
(A) They’ve both taught me a lot about myself personally. You have to stay true to who you are and work to make sure you change yourself for the better, not because anyone else wants you to be different.

(Q) What advice would you give to newcomers or those thinking about escorting or doing porn for the first time?
(A) You have to be genuine. Hot is hot, but I have found that my clients love a great personality attached to a sexy body, with a great smile and honest conversation. That will have clients calling you back for repeat engagements!

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) You can find me mostly on Twitter at @MarcoSessions!

Check out 2014 Best Body finalist MARCO SESSIONS on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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1:21 pm
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2014 Hookies Awards: Best Daddy Finalist - Interview w/ ADAM RUSSO

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2014 Best Daddy Finalists:

  1. SAILOR in New York City
  2. JAKE MITCHELL in San Francisco
  3. CHRIS ROBERTS in New York City
  4. STEVE in New York City
  5. UNION JACKAL in London


ADAM RUSSO in Los Angeles

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I’m originally from a place called Bryn Mawr, PA and now live in Los Angeles - or at least that’s where my artwork resides. I travel so much these days I’m barely there!

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I first started five years ago. I thought about it doing it years before, but the timing wasn’t right. I decided it was time to shake things up and I wanted to experience something different. I love what I do and am glad that people seem to appreciate it.

(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) I meet up with friends when I can. I like to have dinner and rinks out and about, and sometimes see art and theatre shows - dancing is always fun, too. My partner, CUTLER X, is supposed to take me line dancing one of these days. I looks like it would be fun!

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why are you the Best Daddy?
(A) I am very intuitive when it comes to knowing what the other person needs. The role of a Daddy can be complex: control, comfort, mentor, passion… a certain look is also associated with the role as well as an attitude about life. Guys come to me for that experience - I already have several boys who call me Daddy, so I guess I have a family now!

That being said, that’s not the only thing I offer. I have many clients who want the boyfriend experience, and I can easily provide that because I’m naturally a very passionate person.

(Q) How are you preparing for The Hookies Awards and Black Party weekend?
(A) I’m honored to have been nominated. I have asked my fans to vote me, of course - as for the gym, I consider it to be part of my job at this point. I haven’t given much time to what I’ll be wearing at the awards show quite yet, though. I’m sure there’s something in my closet!

(Q) What advice would you give to newcomers or those who are thinking about escorting or doing porn for the first time?
(A) Escorting certainly feeds off porn. It’s a way for clients to see what you can do. We can fulfill their fantasy without judgment and do it well. I approach my business in a very profession way that means answering calls, texts, and emails promptly, showing up on time, looking like my pictures, etc.

We provide a very needed service and should be proud of what we do. My goal is to continue to save up and invest in, and perhaps buy, a piece of property so I can continue to travel and have fun. Acting in a mainstream movie may be in the cards as well; more on that later!

(Q) Porn and escorting can be fun and lucrative ways of achieving your dreams. How has one, or both, helped you reach these goals?
(A) If you aren’t into different kinds of men and boys, then don’t become an escort. If you are looking for your next hit off the pipe, don’t escort. If you want to meet interesting people, travel, have fun, make money, and approach this as a business, then you should consider becoming an escort. As for the porn, you won’t make much money there but it does help supplement your escorting career. People can see a video of you as many times as they like, but there’s only one you.

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) You can see more content at AdamRussoXXX.com and follow me on Twitter at @AdamRussoxxx!

Check out 2014 Best Daddy finalist ADAM RUSSO on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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12:58 pm
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2014 Hookies Awards: Best Newcomer Finalist - Interview w/ ALEX GRAHAM

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2014 Best Newcomer Finalists:

  1. BRAD RIOUX in Montreal
  2. SEAN DURAN in Fort Lauderdale
  3. REX BENTON in Los Angeles
  4. DUNCAN BLACK in Los Angeles
  5. TAYLOR in Vancouver


ALEX GRAHAM in New York City

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I’m originally from Santa Cruz, California but now live in New York City.

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I started escorting in 2012 because a friend of mine had done it on and off for years and met really nice guys while making some good money, so I thought I’d try it out.

(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) In my downtime I am a pretty simple guy. I love to spend time with my dogs at the dog park, read political books and works of fiction, watch television, and work out.

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why are you the Best Newcomer?
(A) What sets me apart is my personality, intelligence, and genuine care for my clients’ well-being. I love to connect with my clients on a deeper, personal level. I think new clients are always shocked that they can have a real conversation and connect with me - my bright green/blue eyes are also something to behold!

(Q) Have you ever done porn? What is your most recent project?
(A) My most recent projects have been with Falcon and Titan, which have yet to be released. I’ve been doing porn on and off since 2008 when I started working with Corbin Fisher. Since then I’ve worked with Raging Stallion, Dominic Ford, and Gay Rooms, on top of the before mentioned studios.

(Q) What would winning the title of Best Newcomer mean to you as an escort? How do you think it will impact your career?
(A) Winning the title would be proof to me that there is room for all different types of escorts in the industry. Not every client wants to meet wild, crazy party boys - some want escorts who can connect with them on a human level. I don’t know that it will impact my career; I like the way my business runs now and love the experiences I’ve had.

(Q) Where do you see yourself in five years? Do you think you will still be part of the industry or do you have another career you are pursuing.
(A) In five years I will most likely have said my goodbyes to the industry. I am a student and have gone back to school full-time. I will be entering my junior year next year, so after another two years escorting I will probably be saying goodbye forever!

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) I don’t have a personal website at the moment, but you can follow me on Twitter at @Alex_GrahamXXX.

Check out 2014 Best Newcomer finalist ALEX GRAHAM on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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5:35 pm - Tue, Mar 18, 2014

2014 Hookies Awards: Best Ass Finalist - Interview w/ TYLER WOLF

2014 Best Ass Finalists:

  1. NICK CROSS in Fort Lauderdale
  2. TONY ORION in Chicago
  3. DUNCAN BLACK in Los Angeles
  4. DEREK PARKER in Los Angeles
  5. NICK STERLING in New York City


TYLER WOLF in New York City

(Q) Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
(A) I’m originally from and currently live in New York City.

(Q) When did you first start escorting and why did you decide to try it out?
(A) I started escorting two years ago after a few of my friends who were Rentboys spoke highly of and recommended I try it.

(Q) What do you enjoy doing in your downtime, when not escorting?
(A) Aside from watching movies and ordering take out with my boyfriend, AUSTIN WOLF, I design menswear which I’m working on turning into a full-time career. I’m also a trained hip hop dancer and fitness freak.

(Q) What qualities set you apart from all of the other nominees? Why do you have the Best Ass?
(A) I take great pride in my ass because it’s 100% natural, but aside from having a perky bubble I’ve been told I’ve got a sweet hole - so I’d say I have the whole package!

(Q) Although you pride yourself on having an amazing ass, do you have a sexual preference between being more of a top or a bottom?
(A) I’m 100% versatile - I love fucking and being fucked, both at the same time is even better!

(Q) How are you preparing for The Hookies Awards and Black Party weekend?
(A) I’ve been tweeting to all of my fans about it like crazy, and the love and support has been great! I’ve also got a sweet outfit planned - let’s just say less is always more!

(Q) Porn and escorting can be fun and lucrative ways of achieving your dreams. How has one, or both, helped you reach these goals?
(A) Aside from giving me the financial needs to make my dreams a reality, it’s given me a huge amount of self-confidence.

(Q) Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans?
(A) You can follow me on Twitter at @TylerWOLFFF!

Check out 2014 Best Ass finalist TYLER WOLF on Rentboy.com and help him win by voting for him online!

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