I don’t even remember the year, but I was still working at Fratmen. That’s how long ago it was.
2007, I think.
We were nominated for one GayVN Award that we knew we wouldn’t win, but we went anyway because it was a party.
I met Eric Rhodes. I was standing next to a few studio people and I was chatting with them… I thought my friend Jeff from MaleFlixxx was stinging next to me and I turned to him to tell a joke… I made it literally 4 seconds into it before realizing it was porn royalty Eric Rhodes and not my friend Jeff…. I was HORRIFIED. I was thinking “OH man.. he’s going to be REALLY mean to me.”
But I was already telling the joke so I just… finished it. And instead of saying “who the fuck are you?” he laughed, said something like “OH I KNOW, RIGHT?” and we laughed some more. He then said something probably funnier back. That was when I knew that Eric was not, as I had suspected, an attitude-filled, stuck up jerk but one of the coolest, nicest and most laid-back men in porn.
I was drunk at the end of the night and I didn’t want to walk back to the hotel and I didn’t know how to get back. So one of my friends and I literally just… jumped into the limo of Michael Lucas and told the driver to take us to the hotel. We kinda expected to get arrested. The driver started to drive off and then he slammed on the brakes and yelled “YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED IN HERE” and got out of the car, came barreling around and told us to get out…. and THEN… Michael Lucas and Tony Dimarco appeared… trying to get into the limo that we were trying to get out of before the cops arrived.
I was GOING to beg Michael to not have us arrested, but instead of that… he laughed and said “Are you going back to the hotel? I take you there.” So not only did I NOT get a strip search, I got a free ride to my hotel AND I got to hang with Tony DiMarco (who is one of my favorite porn directors).
THRID CRAZY STORY.
The nominations for the GayVN Awards came out today and… Titan has 30 nominations, including TWO for me… for Best Director in the Feature category (For Cauke For Free) and Best Director in the Non-Feature category (for Demolition).