Case in point: The Ex-Boyfriends, a gay rock band from who hail from San Francisco and who combine lyrics about picking up on cute boys with a retro/indie rock sound akin to more hetero contemporaries like The Killers, The Strokes and The Walkmen.
Drummer Chriso sat down with The Sword for a very special 5-question, templated interview.
What’s the first porn you ever saw?
It was called Street Smarts and it starred Steve O’Donnell, Will Clark and many other mid-90s gay porn luminaries. The plot was basically that Steve O’Donnell was a hustler and the camera/audience he was talking to was some kind of reporter or author listening to tales of the sexy exploits of him and his other hustler pals. I tracked it down on DVD a couple years ago and it’s still pretty hot once you get past the crispy gelled hair, light-wash denim knee-length shorts and leather cord necklaces.
What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever seen in the name of pornography?
I didn’t see the actual scene for myself (thank heaven for small favors) but the photo of Diesel Washington “footing” two of his costars in some Titan film that I saw posted on Gay Porn Blog made me go blind for about 48 hours. And I have a feeling if I ever watched Michael Lucas’ “Farts” I would never get a boner ever again.
Who’s your #1 gay porn crush?
It’s probably embarrassing that I’ve had more than one. But the crush that stands tall above the others is Chris Steele. I was walking down Church toward 15th once and I saw him across the street and nearly collided with a signpost because I was so busy staring and drooling.
Do you own any pornos?
The porn DVDs I actually own are a really random smattering of gifts a friend of mine who works for Raging Stallion has given me, bargain bin finds and some actual straight porn I got when I worked at Good Vibrations. I have a shameful desire for Nacho Vidal and his terrifyingly large schlong.
What, besides your love of porn, is keeping you warm this winter?
Reruns of Law & Order SVU with my #1 television crush Christopher Meloni, re-watching that obscenely hot naked torture scene in “Casino Royale” and all the burns I keep giving myself with my curling iron at beauty school.
Talking Dirty With… Lady Bunny
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Talking Dirty With … Rene Capone
Talking Dirty With… the VGL Gay Boys
Talking Dirty with … Gravy Train!!!!
The Ex-Boyfriends (ex-bf.com)
Ex-Boyfriends on MySpace
Watch Chris Steele in Cops Gone Bad on Nakedsword.
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