Too Many Gay Porn Stars Are Dying

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Four in a row. The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado.

Arpad Miklos (above) committed suicide last Sunday, at age 45.

Josh Weston died in December from "septic shock and bacterial endocarditis, which were complications related to his HIV positive status." He was 39.

Adam Faust died at age 38 last August. He'd had a heart attack, and though there was no cause of death released, a friend murmured something about crystal abuse.

Erik Rhodes died in his sleep of a heart attack last June. He was 30.


It's sad that so many of these gods are so fallible, susceptible, hapless, and/or profoundly mortal.

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Josh Weston

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Adam Faust

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Erik Rhodes

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countypa
countypa

Porn Kills  Save our childrens (dirtandmoredirt com)

dsar9012
dsar9012

Gays spread AIDS throughout society becuse of the amount of unportected sex gays have. They should complain less about gays that die of AIDs and use condoms more.

1sensei
1sensei

They chose the life. Its not like they are contributing to society. If they want to be hedonistic toys they need to deal with the consequences

PhillyRob
PhillyRob

Some porn stars make most of their money by traveling to large cities and escorting.  Seems to me that this would be a lot to deal with, people's expectations, safety issues, having to "perform".  I say pay them lots more for their film work and they will have more personal space/time.  

bethesda
bethesda

Savanahh, whom are you referring to? Arpad?

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

ARRRGH!!! This just makes me grind my teeth!!!  I met  him professionaly...not for sex mind you, but as a performer and he was soo nice (and professional) meaning, I've booked lesser "go-go boy/hustlers" who thought you owed them the world...because of what was between their legs...not he.

jonnyonenote
jonnyonenote

Their "muscular" builds look like Steroids abuse, especially Erik Rhodes.  (Tiny head, big shoulders/chest, something's wrong here.)

blissbaby
blissbaby

Consider how many non-porn movie stars there are. Know of four well-known ones under age 45 who've died in the last six months??

blissbaby
blissbaby

And they're ages 30-45. it's definitely a phenomenon.

blissbaby
blissbaby

Four people in gay porn is a lot.

KurtinSD
KurtinSD

Four people over a 6-7 month period isnt really that many considering how many people are in porn now.

bethesda
bethesda

I'd heard of some of these deaths, but not all. When you put them all together, it's pretty staggering. I used to hate movies like Boogie Nights that made porn stars look so sad, but now I have to wonder.

JoewatchesTV
JoewatchesTV

"The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado."

Who is looking to gay porn stars for these things? I think you gotta find these things in yourself. Maybe that's the problem here.

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

@bethesda Don't wonder, it was sad for a reason....in any "show bizness" you only see the top 5%.....the other 95, well...

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

@JoewatchesTV  "Who is looking to gay porn stars for these things?"

Actually we all are....that's why porn is the "oldest profession".

Not to "trivialize" anything, but, these are the guys we "fetishize" (right now, I can't think of a better word) you know, the ones we hope/wish would pick us up and give us that night of "wonderfulness"...not that it would solve all our problems. They seems so confident, friendly and SEXY...we forget our problems...and that's why sex sells.  And as for the steroids thing, "we" have only ourselves to blame...cause back in the day, a "swimmer's body" was enough..."we" keep ratcheting up the body god thing...then poo-poo the ones who "failed".

JoewatchesTV
JoewatchesTV

@SavannahMontgomery  You really don't speak for all of us. There are plenty, a majority I would content, of gay men who have only a very tangential relationship with gay porn (in about 5 minute increments on their computers). The idolization of gay porn actors is, as we've seen recently, not sustainable. They fall. When they fall the artifice cracks and then there's nothing to idolize.


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