It has been a busy year for Trent Locke! He’s appeared in multiple scenes for multiple gay adult studios (including the just released 4th episode of Naked Sword’s Golden Gate), and he also appeared on TMZ after he and now ex-boyfriend Steven Daigle were involved in a much publicized brawl. Now, for the first time, Trent Locke tells his side of the story and shares his account of what happened in WeHo last October.
TheSword: Hi Trent! So, I know this gets asked a lot, but I’m going to ask it again anyways. How did you get your start in porn?
Trent Locke: It was a little over a year ago and my friend invited me to go with him to this industry retreat in Hollywood. I was living in Michigan at the time, and I saw it as a free trip to L.A. Once I was there, people kept giving me cards, and I met Troy from Falcon. Eventually I sat down and thought about it, and my first scene ended up being for Falcon Str8 Men. It was a solo, and then I ended up doing a three-way later. At one point they were going to have me top Erik Rhodes, but it didn’t work out. They said it would be like a Chihuahua fucking a Pitbull.
Why didn’t they just make you the bottom!? Had you bottomed before?
No! In fact, my first on-screen bottoming is in my episode of Golden Gate. I’ve done it in my personal life, but for the scene I was scared shitless. I was so nervous. Before the shoot, I went and bought a dildo and practiced in my hotel room. I mean, it would have been one thing if it was just one scene partner, but I bottomed for Christian Wilde and Jeremy Bilding, and they’re big guys. It turned out great though; everyone was amazing.
Has doing porn transformed any of your off camera sex? Anything new you’ve learned about yourself?
I’ve gotten better at talking dirty, for sure. Especially when I bottom. I guess I’ve found my calling.
Any performers or scenes you’ve done that stand out to you?
Definitely the Golden Gate scene, because of the bottoming. For performers, I loved working with Tom Wolfe. He’s the ideal scene partner. He’s unique and not the cookie cutter kind of guy. He’s kind of perfect.
What is it about you that you think people are drawn to?
I think I’m pretty versatile and can change up my look, which helps me appeal to a lot of different people. I can shave my body hair and have this sort of twink look, or I can leave it all and have a rougher look, like I had in Golden Gate.
Does your family know what you do?
My mom definitely does, but I haven’t talked to my dad about it. I think he knows, too, but we don’t talk about it. It’s kind of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” thing.
They must wonder what your plans are for the future. What are your plans? Porn until you’re 80?
Ha, no. I’m about to start school at Santa Monica College and then I’ll be transferring to UCLA to get a degree in Information Technology. In the meantime I’ll still do porn. I can do my homework from hotel rooms. I know I don’t want to do [porn] for the rest of my life, so I’m saving as much money as I can right now.
OK, so the person you know I have to ask about: your ex-boyfriend Steven Daigle. There’s a trial coming up, where he’s charged with assaulting you in West Hollywood, right?
Well, it’s more like a pre-trial conference, and it’s not on Valentine’s Day as I’ve seen reported. I don’t know if I even have to attend; it’s not really in my hands. I guess they’ll subpoena me if they need me.
But aren’t you the one pressing charges?
No, it’s the D.A. pressing charges, there’s nothing I can do.
And if there was something you could do, would you? Would you make this all go away, if you could?
I haven’t thought about it really. I mean, I don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone. I don’t want anyone to get into trouble. I think it’s a bad situation all around and I have no animosity. And I think the whole jail system is messed up.
So, that’s a ‘yes’? You’d have the charges dropped if you could?
I really don’t know at this point.
OK, fair enough. Take me back to the night of the fight. You and Steven were arguing, outside of the Abbey?
Actually it was Java Detour, around the corner. We were on our way to the Abbey and we were just pointlessly arguing. Then he ended up throwing me into this electrical box and I hit my head on it. And then it was just, like, wrestling for a couple minutes.
Shortly after, Steven was arrested. And you stayed out with friends, right?
Yeah, one of my friends said he’d stay with me so I went with him, but we didn’t drink any further. We weren’t partying. I wanted to keep my morale up and try to at least pretend to have a good time.
Several people have told me that you were drinking after, and that, in short, you were exaggerating your injuries. Are they lying? Misinformed?
First of all, the bars wouldn’t even serve me because I had a bloody head. Second, as soon as my friend noticed that I was acting funny and not responding to questions, he said, “OK, you should go to hospital.” And so I went. People love to talk, and things spread pretty quickly in West Hollywood. Anyone can say “I heard this” and “I heard that,” and people can have their stories. They can go on Twitter and talk shit all they want. They can set up fake accounts and use fake names to talk their shit, too, but I try to let it all go. At first I was angry, but unless it’s someone I care about and know, it doesn’t matter to me.
Dealing with the shit talking is something that a lot of porn stars have to do, even the ones that haven’t been in well-publicized relationships and fights.
Right. I remember when I started I never even thought people would recognize me, and now there’s been all this attention. On the one hand, we all want to be accepted, but there’s no way that will happen. No one can find that perfect place. If you need attention to live, you’ve got a problem and that’s no way to live. I mean, sometimes I see comments people leave about me and I think, Why’d they say I look orange? But I’ve learned that not all opinions are going to be good ones. And that’s fine.
Looking forward, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
I definitely want to improve on my optimism. I want to be more optimisitc about other people. There’s always room to give people more of a chance.