Devon talks about the adult business, escorting, and some hot-button issues, after the jump!
|This image was taken by Julian Vankim in 2010|
So I kinda want to marry Devon Hunter. Besides the fact that he’s got the prettiest booty (scroll down) and lovely eyes, he’s also got a big personality. And he’s one of the most well-spoken people out there.
And do doing this Q&A / Interview was like a breeze.
So let us begin:
So tell us a little bit about Devon Hunter: your height, weight, what you like, what you don’t…your favorite color, pet peeves, and et cetera. I’m most excited to hear about your et cetera.
Well, Devon Hunter is 5’7″ and weighs 140 pounds. He likes chocolate and diamonds…A LOT. LOL In terms of my favorite color, it depends on the context. Black, in general is beautiful; however, I love bold reds to wear and calming purples to decorate with. For about 20 years I wore a very monochromatic wardrobe (almost exclusively black/gray with touches of red, blue, and purple). Recently, however, I discovered that I was really, REALLY desperate to open my closet and have a rainbow fall out of it. Express Men was having a sale on their fitted button down shirts, and they’d arranged them in the display as a color spectrum. They had about 30 colors spanning from pinks and reds all the way through to black. It was stunning. I bought about 15 of the 30, and now I have a Pride flag hanging in my closet. It’s pretty amazing – I didn’t realize how much I missed color. They’re very bright, happy colors. It feels good to wear orange, yellow, and green for the first time.
This is why I can’t go to Express Men. They ALWAYS have that button-down wall so perfect, and I get mesmerized. Last time I was there, I too bought like 4 of those button-downs. So obviously you work in the adult business. But unlike some, your main business is escorting, and you dance and do adult films on the side. How did you get into the adult business – I guess all facets of it?
When I was graduating from college I wanted to use my degree in Dance to make money. I also decided that if I was going to be tired, sore, and aching it would be from dancing, not waiting tables all night. So I started exotic dancing, did that for over a decade, did my first videos as a means to advertise and transition out of the clubs (as the clubs died a slow death all around the country), and started seeing clients almost two years ago. I started in 1998. I took some time off in the midst of that time to be an educator, but I don’t like working for other people. As Madonna said, “I’m not your bitch. Don’t hang your shit on me.”
Madonna WAS a wise woman then. Someone else wise once told me “You don’t get rich working for anyone else”. So besides your infamous experience with Sean Cody, where else has your work been seen, and where else WILL it be seen?
You can see my evolving body of video work at www.devonhunter.info/filmography – I’ve worked for COLT, Falcon, Suite 703, Dominic Ford, Hot House, and Men Over 30. I anticipate working more with most or all of those again in the future. I’ve turned down offers from many companies, because they make a product I don’t feel comfortable endorsing through my participation. I’m a vanilla person, and anything I do in film a client might expect me to do in person. For that reason I am very specific about the Devon Hunter brand, and I don’t allow it to get muddied by my video or club work. I may be working with Boy Crush soon, and I’ve heard from several others as well. But escorting is the main thrust of my career, so it’s difficult to schedule video shoots with me, because I have to know 2-4 weeks in advance of a shoot. I set up my travel itinerary in advance to see clients, and they take priority over the video shoots.
So we have some people from Twitter and Gay Porn Fanatic.com that wanted to ask some questions:
|With Parker London in Falcon Studios’ ‘Parker’s Mirage’|
What set or location have you not done it in that you’d love to? (Sent in by @Mark4inTO)
I would love to shoot in Hawaii, Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, and Israel. All the shoots I’ve done thus far have been in California and Florida.
So you love exotic places, but who doesn’t. Haha. Similarly, @Riktigger would like to know which pornstars have you not worked with that you’d like to be in a scene with and why?
I have a pretty long list of those, but the main one is David Dakota, because he smiles so fucking beautifully in his scenes. That turns me on to no end. I also look forward to doing some private scenes with Tristan Jaxx. We have some ideas we want to play with together. I would like to do a scene with Conner Habib, because he’s so smart and well spoken – that turns me on as well. I think Tyler Andrews is cute as a fucking bug, and there are several I find attractive in pictures. I’d like to work with Anthony Romero, Bryan Solus, Matthew Rush, Rafael Alencar, Mitch Branson (OMFG he is so hot!), Travis James, Austin Wilde, Dayton O’Connor, Vince Ferelli, Kevin Crows, Morgan Black, Logan Scott, Cavin Knight, Tom Wolfe, Tucker Vaughn, Samuel Colt, Colby Keller, Drake Kennedy, Logan Drake, Dylan Roberts, Bryan Slater, Jake Austin, Jake Steele… etc etc etc etc… LOL These are some of the many porn models I follow on Twitter – I like interpersonal connection. Seeing their Tweets makes me feel connected to them on some level, and that makes it easier to fantasize about them. If The Black Spark would use condoms, I’d put him on this list in a hot second. I think his art/work is brilliant.
That is quite an extensive list. And an impressive one that should keep you busy for a while. Haha. Most guys have at most 5.
But I’ve only not heard of one. I didn’t even know you knew Drake Kennedy. We used to be Twitter Besties. Anyway, twitterless-Popperdude wants to know with all the distractions on set (cameras, lights, people, scene changes, makeup, etc) how do you keep an erection? Is the “pornstar fluffer” myth true?
No, there is no fluffer. You fluff yourself, or (if you have genuine chemistry with your partner) you might fluff each other. There’s also a non-prescription herbal supplement from China called The Silver Sword that works really well.
|This image was taken by Scott Heinrichsen in 2009.|
Twitterless-Popperdude would also like to know how you deal with doing a scene with someone you don’t find attractive.
It depends on the nature of the non-attraction. If someone isn’t my physical type, I go to my “happy place.” If someone is an asshole, I think of someone kind/sweet/friendly who resembles him but turns me on. If someone is a newbie I try to be supportive, especially if he seems shy or reluctant. If someone is obviously not attracted to me, I try self-effacing humor.
Which non-porn celebrity do you think would make a great pornstar? (Sent in by @Mark4inTO)
Hmmmmmm… There are so many of those… I’d want gay celebrities for this job, so I’d say Craigery Morgan, Darryl Stephens, Ricky Martin, T.R. Knight, and pre-2005 George Michael. I’m surprised no one’s lampooned Jim McGreevey – he’s a hot, albeit problematic, politician… Perhaps Dominic Ford should do a spoof of that?
*Googles Jim McGreevey*
Um, yes. He’s pretty. Now I wonder why anyone hasn’t done a spoof. Especially Jet Set. They’re all about the spoof. But I could definitely see some of those guys doing a guy-on-guy film. You have nice taste in gay guys.
@Mark4inTO has another interesting question: What do you think of the current porn movies, as compared to the guys of the 70s/80s when guys didn’t shave or trim?
Are you asking me if I like body hair? It depends on the person. Light body hair is a personal preference of mine, sure; however, I don’t like it when men lift their arms or legs and yaks and wildebeests fall out. As for the aesthetics of a time: I prefer the 70’s to the 80’s, because the 80’s were so plastic by comparison. Also the 80’s bareback films completely turn me off, knowing that I’m watching the process of HIV transmission, seeing the moment of infection. It’s disgusting to me. Most of those models are dead. I don’t like 80’s movies. The 70’s don’t affect me the same way, because that was a different time, and HIV hadn’t yet taken hold. I suppose I like some 70’s films, but I prefer the modern body aethetics. The 70’s are too “Tom of Finland” for me. Back then gay men were still trying to embody Tom of Finland’s notion that gay men can be masculine, but we’re past proving that now (I hope). The 70’s films seem hoaky and Campy now. I definitely prefer the quality of the films from the late 90’s and forward, especially the work Titan Media was producing from 98/99 onward. That’s when I started watching gay porn, and that stable/generation of models is the one that I still have a nostalgic memory of (Patrick Knight, Ivan Andros, Bruce Warren, Blake Harper, Jason Branch, Aiden Shaw, and especially Michael Vincenzo and Marcus Iron). The Cast of “Descent” is just about flawless.
I wish I could find that film. Now I want to see it!
This is the last hot-button porn question: Twitterless-Popperdude would like to know how you feel about “Gay 4 Pay”.
I think it is a homophobic, destructive, exploitative mess. I don’t have a problem with straight models, so long as they aren’t marketed as being hot specifically for being heterosexual.
Some people also had some questions about your escorting:
What is the scariest encounter you’ve had with a client while escorting? (sent in by @Riktigger)
I’ve never had a scary encounter as an escort. I have a very thorough vetting process, and I have never had any problems with feeling unsafe. If you handle it professionally, there really aren’t any of the nightmare stereotypes to contend with. A detailed, ongoing conversation removes most of the risk of meeting with people.
That’s good to hear. Sometimes you hear horror stories, and you never know who is out there. So though you’ve never had a scary moment, have you ever stopped a session with a client while in the middle of it? If so, why? (sent in by @Riktigger)
Again, no. If you establish that there is compatibility up front, then that is a non-issue in most cases. Defining preferences and expectations in advance prevents suprises and disappointments later.
So this is the last hot button escorting question: @Riktigger asks: Even though you are a “gold star gay” would you ever do a scene with, or have a client that was female?
If you’re asking about one-on-one: No. I’m gay. And being gay is a political issue for me. If I were bi I would be happy to do it, but I’m gay. Period. I could do a three-way scene with a bi dude and a woman, so long as it doesn’t become a homophobic situation where I’m worshiping him for being heteronormative or being seduced by the woman into finding out that “I’m actually straight but was confused before.” I don’t get into that AT ALL. Gay is just as valid and holistic as straight. I don’t want a straight man, and I don’t want to feed into that self-defeating fantasy ever again. Once at Sean Cody was more than enough, thanks very much. If I could remove that duo from their site, I would. I don’t like being associated with that homophobic, hypocritical company for a variety of reasons.
As for female clients: I would have to say no. I am happy to give women lap dances at clubs, and I am very pleased that so many women have gay-affirming attitudes toward my videos; however, I wouldn’t be able to give them a proper boyfriend experience, because I wouldn’t know how, and I don’t cheat people. I’ve never had a woman approach me to be a client anyway.
Okay. And some questions that don’t deal with porn directly:
Ultimately, what would you like to achieve in the world of gay porn? Do you not have a goal, would you like to work behind the camera, etc? (sent in by @Riktigger)
Ultimately, I intend to start my own media company, and if I have my way it won’t be like anything that ever existed before. The content won’t be all that different, but everything else about the creation, philosophy, and distribution will be. If I can get it off the ground it will be the first company of its kind.
Well shit. Now I’m intrigued.
Outside of gay porn, what would you like to achieve ultimately?
I have just paid off $100k in fraud and other debts. I want to finish paying some recent bills and be debt free by my birthday of 2012 when I marry myself and take myself on a honeymoon. Ultimately I want to build a home for myself where I can also have Mom live with me, should she need that type of safety net. This is the driving force behind everything I do: Making sure that me and Mom will be okay in the coming 10-20 years when some problematic family transitions finally happen. I am working to stave off a problem that will be 20 years in the making.
So besides dance at Swinging Richards occasionally, what do you do outside of porn?
I don’t dance there anymore. It’s like being on a Sean Cody set constantly. I’ve not danced there in a year, and I don’t advise any gay man to go their either. Anyway, I play with Sméagol (my kitty), work out, rest from all the constant travel, manage my escorting practice, brainstorm for the media company, rehearse for the dance company, and make up all sorts of creative projects that never get done (but which feel good to imagine).
I’m always brainstorming for my media companies and making up all sorts of creative projects too. Some I think will happen though, while others are utterly silly. So when in life did you realize you were Janet Jackson’s twin, and you guys were separated at birth?
I fell in love with her in 1986 at the age of 10 when I saw the video for “Nasty.” I realized in 1989 that I would be a choreographer as an adult when I taught myself “Miss You Much” and “Rhythm Nation” at the age of 12. I knew I was a total fucking diva when I had a spiritual epiphany at the end of “This Time” on the album “janet.” She has just finished singing about an abusive relationship and then says, “You’re dismissed!” OMG omgomgomg… The album “Velvet Rope” only cemented everything further. Since 2000 I have bought all her albums, but I don’t think they have the same rampaging brilliance as the older work. I’m not kidding when I say Janet Jackson saved my life: I was suicidal as a bullied gay teen, and her positivity encouraged me in a way that nothing else did. She gave me a reason to graduate, move away from that horrifying little town, major in Dance, and be my own “It Gets Better” campaign. I love Janet Jackson. I still want to be her when I grow up. LOL
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How awesome! I remember thinking I was a beast when I taught myself “Are You That Somebody” by Aaliyah. But I do agree with you on Janet’s work: the new stuff isn’t like her stuff from the 80s and 90s.
But last question: I know you are marrying yourself, but would you reconsider and marry me? I kind of love you just a little bit.
Depends: Will you buy me chocolate and diamonds? 😉 xoxo
Um, I am Chocolate? Come on now.
And you know like, thank you for doing this.
No, I thank you and your readers for being interested enough to ask.