46 posts categorized "INTERVIEWS"

Jan 13 2021
The Boy Who Would Not Die: An Interview With Doug Probst — And Shawn Mayotte Comments (0)

Shawn-Mayotte-Doug-Probst-boyculture-2Shawn loved to be showered with attention — but it had a price. (Images by Kurt Deitrick)

Doug Probst is someone you might recognize under his professional name — Shawn Mayotte.

As a well-endowed, blond top twink, Mayotte appeared in the 1983 gay-porn classic Hot, High & Horny, whose title adhered to the precept of truth in advertising. He also posed many times for photographer Kurt Deitrick, the man who took over for the legendary shooter Bruce “Bruce of L.A.” Bellas when Bellas died in 1974.

250 Greatest Gay-Porn Stars — EVER!

Mayotte never became a true porn star, though he knew many and has lovingly eulogized them online from time to time, because he was making much better money as an A-list escort, a position he achieved not long after being abandoned to the streets by his parents while still a teenager. He was rented many times by rich and famous men — and women — and would be rich today himself if it weren't for his struggle with addiction.

Since his heyday, Mayotte — now Probst — Doug-Probst-Shawn-Mayotte-book-cover-boyculture-1has survived unthinkable abuse at the hands of his parents and government officials charged with protecting him, HIV, drugs and a long battle with narcissism, a defense mechanism that allowed him to function when so many in his world were telling him he didn't deserve to live.

The result is a pair of confessionals. First up, available now, is Mayotte: The Musings of a Narcissist, a searing memoir that documents the abuse that challenged him in his early years, and is filled with fascinating remembrances of his clients, albeit some whose names have been changed. Following this no-holds barred autobiography, which is a classic survivor's tale, Probst will publish Shawn Mayotte After Hours: Naked & Unashamed, a coffee-table book filled with his sexiest poses from over the years.

Doug, now a musician, opened up so much in Mayotte, which I've read and recommend, yet generously did so again for Boy Culture's questions. He really is an open book. Two, in fact ...

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Jul 21 2020
Whatever Became Of ... Richard Lamparski? Comments (0)

Richard-lamparski-richard-cromwell-gay-whatever-became-of-boyculture-gr8erdaysLamparski (L) and his worst subject, Richard Cromwell (Images via head shot & Paramount)

In 2012, I published a Whatever became of boyculture gr8erdayslong interview with Richard Lamparski, the writer and interviewer who I would argue all but invented the nostalgia industry with his wildly successful Whatever Became Of ... ? book series.

If you missed it, I'm publishing it at Gr8erDays HERE. I'm proud of it, and he should be proud of the historically important work he did. I'm not sure he thinks of it that way. I don't believe all his files and autographs and correspondence, for example, were squirreled away and will wind up in one, safe place, like a museum. Rather, I've seen it sold off bit by bit on eBay.

That's a shame, because nobody did what he did when he was doing it! The books are still so entertaining, even if you have no clue who the stars profiled are — or were.

 
May 09 2020
Q&A With Modus Vivendi Studs Ricardo & Marcel Comments (0)

Modus-vivendi-underwear-models-boyculture(Images by Adrian C. Martin)

You checked out their bodies in their Modus Vivendi Sun Tanning Line swimwear HERE, now meet the models via a nosy Q&A ...

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May 03 2020
Q&A With Modus Vivendi Models Josué Tarí Madariaga & Tomi Mikael Lappi Comments (0)

Josue-tari-madariaga-modus-vivendi-tomi-mikael-lappi-shirtless-boyculture(L-R) Josué & Tomi (Images by Joan Crisol for Modus Vivendi)

Josué Tarí Madariaga and Tomi Mikael Lappi, Modus Vivendi's latest models, open up in this latest interview with the brand's studs ...

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Apr 15 2020
Q&A With Modus Vivendi Stud Casey Christopher Comments (0)

Casey-christpher-shirtless-underwear-brian-kaminski-boyculture(Images by Brian Kaminski for Modus Vivendi)

You met Casey Christopher on my blog the other day — you remember, the guy in Modus Vivendi's Tyres Line.

Now, enjoy an interview with the stunner ...

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Mar 08 2020
Model Speak: An Interview With Modus Vivendi's Efthimis Chatziapostolou Comments (0)

Efthimis-chatziapostolou-boycultureSingle and ready to mingle — in Greek? (Images by Panos Misailidis for Modus Vivendi)

Another in a series of illuminating interviews with the men behind the gorgeous faces of the Modus Vivendi underwear lines. This time, Efthimis speaks ...

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Mar 01 2020
Interview: Modus Vivendi's Isaac Moreno Comments (0)

Armor_Line_Lifestyle_no_logo (5)(Images by Joan Crisol for Modus Vivendi)

Isaac Moreno's eye-popping poses for Modus Vivendi's Armor line led to this fresh Q&A with the stunner ...

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Feb 05 2020
Q&A: Marco Morante Is What's NEXT IN FASHION Comments (0)

Marco-Marco-Morante-Next-in-Fashion-gay-boycultureThe face — more or less! — of gay fashion (Image supplied)

Marco Morante is in vogue.

Currently seen on the Netflix reality series Next in Fashion — which allows you to buy the work of all the show's competitors — his gay-very-friendly underwear line, Marco Marco, has never been hotter.

I chatted with Marco about fashion, stand-out models, and how to overcome anything in a world where bots are ready to trash you for waking up in the morning ...

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