After thirty years in the business, several dramatic arrests, and endless emails with creative capitalization, Forest announced he was leaving. After three months in rehab, Forest is back as our first guest blogger talking about the future of high-end husbandry, the ripple effects of the San Francisco hooker ballot measure and the two hot escorts he met in rehab.
“What I Did On My Summer Vacation”
By David Forest
I’m very excited (and appreciative) to be The Sword’s first guest blogger. I guess that’s a “perk” when you finally decide to “leave” the XXX business (after 27 years) and, in addition, to go through rehab to drop all booze and drugs (after 35 years). It’s a “double-clean” feeling,” trust me. I feel “spic and span” for the first time in my life and much more happy and energetic.
Getting paid very well for my talent management company, David Forest Entertainment and my associated website, ForestMen.com made it almost seem right to leave the adult world. Fabscout left the “private connections” escort business, a business area I have championed for over 30 years, out of the deal. So, I’ve created my third “incarnation” (in nearly three decades) for what many refer to as simply, “pimping and pandering.” This time around, it’s called, “FORESTMeetings.”
My first “private connections” business, BRAD’S BUDDIES (’81-’96) put me behind prison bars (’96-’98), since, at least back then, it was an illegal activity (setting up sex between two consenting adults and getting a “piece” of the fee paid by the client to the prostitute, to be very blunt). After three years of parole (’98-’01) and a lot of thought (and lawyers’ meetings), I began MEET THE STARS (June 2001), a legal “private connections” program that withstood four felony counts (I was arrested in May 2004 and we finally went to trial in February 2006). The LAPD Admin Vice convinced the D.A. that it was just another version of pimping and pandering but they lost. They spent thousands of dollars of taxpayer’s money, but couldn’t convince the jury that I was guilty of any crimes. I was found NOT GUILTY on ALL FOUR COUNTS. Charging a client a “fee” to connect him to a “model” (or charging him a yearly fee for unlimited connections to fellows he’d like to meet) doesn’t make me responsible for what the two consenting adults end up doing AFTER the connection is made.
I’m overjoyed, to say the least, with the pending measure on the San Francisco city ballot that would “decriminalize” prostitution in “Baghdad by the Bay.” It’s about time that American’s STOP legislating morality. In other parts of the world they don’t even know what “pandering, pimping, prostitution” is. If SF voters give the mandate to their police department … not to pay attention to street prostitution … that will help the entire “escort service” area, also nationwide. The results of this SF matter will have an enormous rippling effect for the entire gay “connections for money” area. I think a lot of the gay XXX stars will re-think their reluctance to offer out “private meetings” (for top money, of course) if they know it isn’t going to be watched over by the law. With the studios becoming more and more reluctant to shell out big bucks for model fees … some of the guys (that haven’t been keen on hustling, to be blunt) … might just change their minds. Maybe Roman, Zak, Jesse, Blake and others of the top gay XXX stars won’t find it such an awful area to make money from. Hell, until 10 years ago, being paid to have sex in front of the camera was no different than if there was no camera. Pandering was pandering.
My new “connections business,” FORESTMeetings, is aimed at the TOP CLIENTS … the ones who want the TOP BOYS … and don ‘t mind spending the TOP DOLLARS to get them. I’m ONLY going to be offering connections to guys that the clients won’t be able to find on any SF streets, on the internet hustling sites, at Numbers in L.A. or on Craigslist. To charge a high yearly fee for connections to guys that they can find on their own makes no business sense at all.
Billy Brandt & Jason Adonis are back for connections. They both claim they’ve never looked better (Billy lives outside Denver and works as a supervisor in a plastics factory; Jason is near Chicago). Adam Killian is ready to do some privates (he loved the scene with Zeb), as are newcomer, Josh Griffin and Randy Blue’s red-hot, Brent Diggs. Rocky Sanoma is to die for (he’s only done “solos,” so far) … Mark Dalton should be out of prison in mid-February and will resume his storied career in the adult biz. Maybe he’ll be ready to follow Zeb into the hard-core arena, but I’m only concerned with the “privates.” Sergio and J.J. Brown are these two incredible guys I met in the rehab. Pictures are coming. They will knock everyone out.
While I was on my “summer vacation,” ZEB ATLAS completed the deal I had set up with Falcon Studios … he did a full gay sex scene with ADAM KILLIAN (“Best Men”). It’s a stone cold smash… outselling everything on the market in gay porn. Before I left, ZEB had already done the “oral only” scene with MATTHEW RUSH (it was a two-scene deal). The agreement paid ZEB more than any “single” star had ever gotten from Falcon for one movie (two scenes). BUT, they still haven’t paid me the “fee” I was promised. [This is contested by Falcon. – ed.] Pretty icky, to say the least. Just another reason that I think it’s best to be gone from the gay XXX world, where they make their own rules as they need to.
I had a great “summer vacation” away from XXX … I’m ecstatic to now have a “clean/clear” head and be able to function without any mind-altering substances. I’m looking forward to a lot less stress (other than for the lingering “fee” that I’m trying to get) and much more FUN, now that I’m away from the “smut” of the adult biz.
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