Michael Lucas: The Gay Porn Blog Interview
“My friend Lady Bunny always says that the best natural water based lubricant is diarrhea!” — Michael Lucas, on LucasBlog
Success and critical acclaim are a slippery slope. The more famous you get, the more enemies you have and the more people will clamor for your downfall. NYC’s reigning porn czar, Michael Lucas, wears his hubris on his sleeve. Maybe it’s the language barrier, but whenever he opens his mouth he seems to piss someone off, sort of like gay porn’s very own Howard Stern.
His newest outlet, his Blog, allows him to be outspoken about such heretofore verboten topics on an almost daily basis. Whereas in the past he could only touch upon taboos like a certain “uber agent’s” drug peddling at public appearances and in press releases, now he can wax poetic on topics such as masculine hygiene on an almost daily basis. Love him or hate him, (or love to hate him) he’s always entertaining to say the least.
Never one to rest on his laurels, his latest endeavor, “Michael Lucas’ Dangerous Liaisons” is by far his most ambitious project to date. It eschews his normal all-sex, plot-light formula for an elaborate plot and dialogue-heavy script written by Tony Dimarco. While this isn’t the first time that Choderlos de Laclosâ€™ 1782 classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses has been made into a gay porn — technically first there was Odyssey’s Carnal Intentions, which was based on “Cruel Intentions,” which was based on “Dangerous Liaisons”, but who’s counting? — it’s certainly never been told in the porn sphere with such style (we’re talking sets with real-live Barcelona chairs!) but I’ll post a more thorough review of that later, for now, let’s let’s hear what Michael Lucas has to say for himself …
So, what have you been up to lately?
I’ve been incredibly busy these past few months. My biggest and most ambitious project, Dangerous Liaison (the dirty version) is coming out today and the publicity around it has been incredible. Iâ€™ve been giving interviews to every reviewer and blogger and magazine. Weâ€™re also getting ready to start the filming â€œFire Island Cruising 7,â€ production is set to begin in July and thereâ€™s a lot to do. Lucas Distribution (my second company), is now becoming a major player in the distribution arena and so thatâ€™s been taking up a lot of my time. To top it all off, I still perform all over the country and abroad. I’ve been to Florida six times in the past several months, I traveled to San Jose last weekend, and I just returned from Israel where I did a live sex show with Wilfred Knight (just voted the hottest porn star by Out magazine). I fucked him in one of Tel-Avivâ€™s hippest clubs. It was quite the show. â€œAuditions part 4â€ is about to be released and if thatâ€™s not enough to fill my schedule, I just launched a new website called Lucasblog.com were post commentary on a daily basis.
Birthday / Zodiac Sign:
I hate this question, and I don’t believe in horoscopes. I can tell you that Iâ€™m 33 years old. No secrets there.
This is another confusing question. Some guys start measuring from their assholes (ever noticed thereâ€™s no one out there carrying less than 6 inches?) Itâ€™s big. Very big. And it works. I am also uncut, which is a plus, at least to me it is.
Top or bottom?
Bottom? With a dick like mine? Youâ€™ve got to be kiddingâ€¦
Single or taken?
I have been in a relationship for the past five years.
Any body piercings or tattoos?
When I was 15, I had an earring once, I thought it was cool. Now I look at pictures from that time and think, how ridiculous! Nope, no tattoos, no piercings.
So, why’d you become a porn star in the first place?
When I came to the US, I was on a tourist visa and porn was the only thing I could do at the time. I also wanted to do something that involved photography and film. Since no Hollywood producer was knocking at my door porn seemed like the next best thing. I think I made the right choice, donâ€™t you think?
What’s the best way for fans to get in touch with you?
The best and fastest way is through e-mail. They can post a comment on My Blog or on my website at LucasEntertainment.com where we have a forum. The forum is for members only and they are guaranteed a response within three days.
What was your last non-porn day job?
After I graduated from Moscow Universityâ€™s Law School, I had a short stint as the owner of a travel agency in Moscow.
Does your family know what you do? If so, what do they think
Absolutely, I am very close with my parents, grandparents, and brother. I would never lie about what I do. They are highly educated, and open-minded people. They have no problem with my line of work, and they are proud of my success. Though I am pretty sure they’d prefer if I stick to law.
What time do you get out of bed in the morning?
I get up at 6:30 AM on weekdays, and around 8:30 on weekends.
Favorite porn sex scene:
I like scenes that are one on one, I think I have a slight ADD problem and find it hard to concentrate on too many people at the same time.
Favorite porn scene that you’re in:
A scene I did with Owen Hawk in Dangerous Liaisons. Itâ€™s incredibly hot. I fucked him in every possible position, and he was so verbal, I loved it!
Most prized possession?
My sense of humor, and my friends and family.
What are you like sexually in real life?
What you see is what you get. I am precisely what I am on camera.
When was the last time you had sex off-camera?
Who is your favorite porn star of all time?
I don’t really have one.
What’s your favorite sexual activity?
I like it all. But it depends on who youâ€™re with. If someone has a great ass, I’d be very much into his ass. But if someone’s asshole looks like cauliflower, I concentrate on something else.
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What’s the biggest misconception people have about porn stars?
I think cliches are typically based on reality. People assume gay porn stars are alcoholics, drug addicts, idiots, lunatics, flakes, and retards, and in many cases, true. But there are many exceptions and I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with many of them. There are many talented and professional people in the biz. That said I do find that many are insecure and in constant need of attention.
Ever been on a gay porn ‘casting couch’?
You mean sleep with someone to get ahead in the business? Youâ€™re kidding right? Thatâ€™s what we do for a livingâ€¦that is my business.
What’s next for you?
I’m moving into a new and bigger space in Midtown Manhattan which will be an adult entertainment factory. Something like Andy Warhol’s. We have fifteen people on staff and it’s getting claustrophobic. More importantly, I can afford it.
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