The former adult performer–and the man who had sex with The Real World’s Dustin Zito (a.k.a. “Spencer)–talks exclusively to The Sword about his bisexuality in the Fratmen house, and what he did for MTV producers.
As Fratmen owner John Marsh alluded to me last week, there’s probably more to the drama over those screencaps and to what you’re about to read below. My guess is that it will be revealed in an upcoming episode on this season’s Real World, and all of this is to hype the show. Fine. I’ll play along.
Both Marsh, and now this afternoon “David,” whose real name is Cory Talbert, were quick to get off the phone with me (Marsh put me in contact with Talbert) and both said that they’d be able to talk more at a later date. I’m inclined to believe that both of them have agreements with Real World producers to not talk to the media. As shown (and then pulled due to a DMCA) last week, Cory Talbert/”David” is the only man that had anal sex with Dustin Zito/”Spencer” in the Fratmen house, so he’s undoubtedly of high value to MTV.
For his part, Talbert was most interested in plugging his personal website, where he blogs about an upcoming Ironman competition, his wife and daughter, and a new baby on the way. Also, Talbert is a Marine stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, has a criminal record, and told me he was bisexual–when he was living in the Fratmen house, at least. It’s sort of refreshing and sort of weird that a former gay adult performer is so willing to talk about–if not promote–his personal life and his family (he explicitly asked me to link to his site), but here’s what Cory Talbert told me in our hurried, somewhat confusing conversation.
The Sword: Why do you want to talk now? What message do you want to get out?
Cory Talbert: Well I can’t really talk long, I just wanted to make sure that the link to my site was published so people could find out more about me. I also want people to know that I’m OK with homosexuality, and there are other things that people can learn about sexuality from [The Real World].
So you’re OK with being gay? But you’re married to a woman, with a family?
Yeah, I can probably talk to you guys more about it later, but I’m comfortable with everyone’s sexuality, and I want people to be comfortable with their own sexuality.
You’re bisexual, then? Or were you experimenting back in 2006 and 2007?
Yes. Well, I was bisexual. Or, I don’t really know what word to put on it.
What does your wife think about your role on Fratmen?
She’s totally fine with it. She’s known for three years. She knew from the very beginning. I do have to go though. People can go to my site and read more about me.
OK, but before you do, have you talked to Dustin Zito since you left the Fratmen house? What was your reaction when you saw that he was on The Real World?
No, I haven’t talked to him or any of the guys since I left. I wasn’t surprised at all when I saw him on the show. I can totally see why he’d be put on The Real World. I can see why he’d be put on any show; he’s such a character.
And have you talked to anyone from the show?
I have. The producers had me and John [Marsh] sign a release to use my images on the show, and I think you’ll see me on there soon.
Cory Talbert/”David” at Fratmen.tv:
“David and Spencer” preview: