Xbiz just did an extra-long profile of gay porn great Landon Conrad, who’s been in the industry now since 2009. And in it, in addition to gushing praise for him, his dick, and his acting abilities, Landon hints that he’s considering retiring, though he won’t go quite that far because, he says, “You never know what life is going to hand you, and I don’t want to go back on my word.”
The semi-news comes shortly after another star of his same stature and generation, Tommy Defendi, announced his retirement, though it’s very possible that scenes shot with Tommy in recent months will continue to roll out for a while.
The occasion for the piece appears to be Landon’s win for Gay Performer of the Year at the XBiz Awards, even though those happened in January. (Way to take your time, XBiz!)
Landon talks about growing up Mormon in Utah, becoming close friends with Chi Chi LaRue, how Raging Stallion head Chris Ward made him grow out his beard, and how difficult it is to be in a relationship when he’s a porn star.
Below, a few choice quotes.
“I feel like sometimes in the past I was trying to hit up everywhere I could make some money, and now I’m not as concerned about that. I’m more interested in working with the good studios, and working with who I want to work with. If it’s not a good fit for me now, I’m not gonna do it. A lot of the gay industry has turned into bareback, and I don’t do that.”
Even though it has been off the air for more than 11 years, the HBO show “Sex and the City” still finds a place in Conrad’s regular viewing rotation. But a funny thing has happened with his outlook.
“I watch them all the time and I still laugh. But how I view them all as I’ve gotten older has totally changed. When I used to watch, I totally agreed with Carrie Bradshaw. Now when I watch, I’m like, ‘You are a fucking crazy bitch.’ I still love it, but it’s funny — as I get older my opinion of them has changed.”
“I’ve experienced so much. I really feel like I’ve got as much out of it as possible. I don’t really know what else I would need to accomplish.”
“I’ve lost relationships because of being in the industry, and it’s hard,” Conrad says. “I am single, I’ve been single for over a year now. I’m trying to stay that way because it’s really hard to date someone and be in this industry. I don’t date other porn stars. For someone who’s not in this industry, it’s really hard for them to understand. I’ve had so many guys in the past that I’ve dated, and they want to understand, they think they understand, they say they do, but when it comes down to it, they don’t. And it’s hard on them, and then I feel bad — like I’m disappointing them, or I can’t offer them everything they want.”
And, below, one of Landon’s early scenes in Falcon’s Office Affairs (2011), bottoming on a desk for Brandon Lewis.
Here he is bottoming for Christian Wilde last fall, in a police uniform, for Men.com.
And here, with some scruff, here’s Landon in one of his most recent Raging Stallion scenes, bottoming for Derek Atlas in Cockquest.