Meet The Meat: Element Eclipse
I first saw Element Eclipse when he was competing in a big dick contest at Truck after the Dore Alley Street Fair. It wasnâ€™t much of a contest because as soon as Element climbed up on stage and pulled his cock out, he was immediately declared the winner. His dick is that big. Later that night, in another dark corner of the bar, I saw Tony Buff sticking a beer bottle up his ass. Right then I knew Element was something special.
Heâ€™s since done two porn scenes: One in Shock Treatment (from Tony Buff and Titanâ€™s uber-kinky Rough line) and Blackballed 7 for All Worlds (which is going to be released on Jan 12, 2010). We started chatting on Twitter and whatever smitten feelings I had for him were immediately ratcheted up to full-blown crush. Definitely not your cookie-cutter porn star, Element is a fascinating, multifaceted and energetic creature and I can only hope this interview â€” which is a little bit longer than our standard GPB interview â€” does him justice.
Hereâ€™s how Element first described himself to me:
Iâ€™m polyamorous with a fiancÃ© named Adam and am a new (hopefully) upcoming star. Iâ€™m the new generation, XTube, YouTube, Manhunt, Twitter, Facebook. Iâ€™m ex-army reserves. I flipped houses for five years, was a Starbucks barista for three. I live in Portland, OR and host multiple club nights that raise money for HIV and gender reasignment surgery. I am part of a theatre company, and a dance troop. Moved from Ohio. Love roller-coasters, tornadoes, fireworks, and parades. Did plenty of high school activities from football, wrestling and boxing, to color guard and choir. I have a leather family of Tony Buff, with Derek da Silva, Chris Yosef, Rico, and Timmy.
Oh and so hereâ€™s Elementâ€™s cock: Holy fuck, right?
What does it mean to be in a leather â€œfamilyâ€? Howâ€™d you involved with Tony and his crew?
Tony Buff came to Portland for a leather event I attended this past spring. I showed to the party in jock and boots true to form. I started playing pool (with provocative placement of stick and ball as always) and then the crowd parted like the red sea to this MAN! Now I didnâ€™t know who he was or where he came from all I could think was, â€œDayum that is a beautiful daddy!â€ Immediately we hit it off: It went from a convo about what we like and do in our lives to rope bondage and partial suspension (with my dick throbbing). With no place to release our sexual frustration we hit up the bathroom with condom and lube in hand. La la la, the whole time Iâ€™m stressed about bar management finding us, and Iâ€™m being fucked hard by a beautiful ex marine with a huge cock!
And thus the connection began: he was amazing, not only intellectual but witty, and my type of man. The relationship progressed into me becoming a pup because Iâ€™m honestly just overly playful, and push limits. I started wearing a scene collar and becoming part of the family; gladly accepted by all of the Dragon Clan. I was invited to do a film with Tony under his new co-branded line, Rough, for Titan Media.
So that included a feeling of belonging, being there when a pup is needed, being in love with everyone Tony brings to the frontier, being humbled by the opportunities afforded to a native Ohio hillbilly, and being overly intrigued with what I have and will learn from being Tony Buffâ€™s pup. Iâ€™m a part, and want to be for a long time!
Did you have any aspirations to do porn before you met Tony?
Well Iâ€™ve always been the nudist/exhibitionist type, really was just never given the opportunity to think for myself untill I was out of the Army Reserves. My only apprehension about getting into the industry was Iâ€™m this little scrawny 22-year-old with no real muscle mass. But, as Iâ€™ve been told, â€œNot everyone wants muscle, and your enthusiasm makes up for 1000 lbs. of muscle!â€
Did you come up with Element Eclipse as your porn name or is that what you go by out of porn?
Well, itâ€™s sort of weird. I became one of those Radical Faerie-types after meeting my partner two years ago, and I realized you donâ€™t have to keep your name. I was welcomed into a culture of people who made their names according to their emotions. So for me being the crazy rambunctious type with all of my passions and such I started having everyone call me Element. It was a big adjustment at first, and itâ€™s been about 2 years now. But everyoneâ€™s getting the hang of it. So itâ€™s both my porn and my formal name. Although not legally changed, but that may be happening soon.
Iâ€™ve been told I would make a good pup, but Iâ€™m ignorant as to what that means exactly. Maybe you can give me a quick lesson? How does pup play relate to BDSM?
As far as being a pup, I didnâ€™t have the faintest idea. Really it encompases my personality more than my appearance. Iâ€™m a frolicker, and I love mischief and fun. So for a while I was sad I wasnâ€™t a boy but soon realized pup suits me much more.
I guess Iâ€™ve been a pup my whole life without knowing. If you take a puppy in the animal world and transmit it to human actions such as drinking your drink at a bar out of a doggie bowl, playing fetch, eating treats, etc. Those are traits that classify me as a puppy.
When it comes to the relationship to the BDSM, itâ€™s soooooooo spot on! I mean itâ€™s practically the obediance and training factor that trumps it all. But remember just because you are a puppy and not a boy, that does not mean you are any less responsible or any less intelligent. Risk Aware Consentual Kink. Be in control and have fun!
What was it like to shoot Blackballed 7
I got really nervous the week leading up to it. Questioning things that were out of my control like, are my muscles big enough? am I going to do good? What if I canâ€™t stay hard? My brudder Derek da Silva and Sir Tony Buff told me, â€œitâ€™s pretty natural, but youâ€™ve got no worries pup!â€. I took quite a few pep talks up until the day-of (and I really appreciated it!)
I was really bitting the bullet on this movie too. Coming from Ohio itâ€™s not really something that my family approves of (â€œItâ€™s Unchristian!â€, â€œWhat if you want a political job?â€) But this was a scenario where I had to go with what I wanted to do and not listen to small-town ideas. On the other hand, my friends in Portland are ready to throw my release party! Crazy kids! And I have a fiance of two years that ultimately is fine with most any choice I make for the betterment and growth of myself. So on with the show!
The day of the shoot was the first time I met my co-stars, and though I had to be one of the ethnic boys I was paler than the beaches of burmuda. First tip from an amateur adult film actor: Tan, tan tan!
The shoot was amazing, I loved everyone I worked with, even had an off-camera romance with Ace! The beautiful Chi Chi LaRue is a brilliant director, and an awesome soul to hang out with both on and off set, (and had wickedly great taste in music!) I have a feeling this one will soar to the top of the charts!