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’90s Gay-Porn God Ryan Idol Convicted Of Attempted Murder After Bathroom Brawl

Marc Anthony Donais, a.k.a. retired gay-porn stud Ryan Idol, was convicted of attempted murder on September 20 by a Sacramento jury.

As Idol, Donais starred in a string of eponymous X-rated titles in the mid-90s, including Idol Eyes, Idol Worship, Idol Country and Idol In The Sky. He even appeared on Broadway in a 2007 revival of Terrence McNally ‘s bathhouse comedy, The Ritz.

Tuesday’s conviction stems from an incident in September 2009, when Donais, who identifies as bisexual, smashed his ex-girlfriend in the head with a toilet-tank lid during an argument after they had broken up. The 45-year-old testified he acted in self-defense: he thought the woman had a knife—despite the fact that she was taking a bath at the time. His story was a washout with the jury.

We’re not sure if Donais/Idol has done any jailhouse scenes in his time before the camera—we’ll have to review his oeuvre at length tonight.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Sep 21, 2011
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  • 28 Comments
    • Jack E. Jett
      Jack E. Jett

      Just KIDDING!!!!!

      Sep 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • just sayin
      just sayin

      hahahahahaha! those queerty ‘journalists’ – you can always count on them to go for the cheap jailhouse rape joke every time. Cuz jailhouse rape is so, you know, hilarious.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Troy
      Troy

      Probably a repressed closet case. Why did he have a “girlfriend”? He is obviously gay considering he was in gay porn. Perhaps the anger at his denying his sexuality caused him to lash out and assault her.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guillermo3
      Guillermo3

      @just sayin: Well,just,as Gay fantasy[i.e.:porn],it;s sort of a HOT tradition.@Troy: Probably,Troy:Sadly,it wouldn’t be the first time,would it?

      Sep 21, 2011 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      ” These violent delights have violent ends. ” – Shakespeare

      Sep 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • just sayin
      just sayin

      @Guillermo3:

      I see, just like a str8 rape porno makes the real thing HOT and something to always joke about in every single news article that’s written about a real and violent rape. Glad to know that.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @just sayin: @just sayin:

      How fun it is to have somebody on here acting like we’re at some Wymen’s music festival where making a joke is cause for banishment.

      As for the subject of the post….Hasn’t he had some major troubles in the past also? I seem to remember something else about this same guy falling out of windows or something like that.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vixlad
      vixlad

      @Troy: I wholeheartedly agree!

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iDavid
      iDavid

      He fell out a 4th story window of his gf’s apartment a few years back. Too bad about his mishaps, he seems like a good guy. Falls like that CAN really change temperament.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Follow up on this queerty, find out and let us know how badly and/or permanently the woman was left hurt. “Attempted murder” has left many a person with little or no quality of life for the rest of their life.

      The Sacramento ABC affiliate says his sentencing is December 9.

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vixlad
      vixlad

      @Troy: I wholeheartedly agree. Pretty sad, though. Does anyone know for how long he’s gonna be put away?

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden
      Aiden

      @Troy: Bisexuals don’t like the same sex?

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      @Troy: Bisexual people *do* exist, as do straight people who will do anything for money.

      But really, who keeps a knife in the bathtub?

      Sep 21, 2011 at 10:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      Most of these porn people have DEEP seated issues! Go to West Hollywood and look at them…

      Sep 21, 2011 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rjp3
      rjp3

      @Troy: Because he was Bi you d-bag …. you know being bisexual is a real thing

      Sep 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Troy
      Troy

      I’m open to considering that bisexuality exists. But this is clearly a guy who has issues in relationships with women which have taken on violent proportions.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 12:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlanReeser
      AlanReeser

      He was always a top in gay porn… he’ll know what it’s like to be a bottom now.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • n00b
      n00b

      @Troy: Cool it, armchair psychiatrist. Not everything needs to be explained with some cliche “repressed X case.” If you identify as bisexual, it means you admit you are attracted to the same sex, so you can’t possibly be in the closet. Fuck, he made pornos and starred in gay movies. You’re wrong, this is not a closet case, stop trying to psychoanalyze people because you don’t know shit and frankly you just sound pompous.

      And trying to kill one woman doesn’t necessarily mean he has problems with all women, and if he did the word you’d be looking for is misogynist, not closet case. In short, please shut the fuck up.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 5:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ
      TJ

      What?? A fucked up gay porn actor??!! That IS news!!

      Sep 22, 2011 at 8:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      @Troy:

      Yep.

      Every time I read about Mr. Donais having an an issue with a partner, invariably it’s been with a woman. Either he hates women, or hates that they don’t worship him like porn fans did.

      That said, I never understood his popularity in gay porn. He revolutionized mechanical, emotionless sex.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • K
      K

      @Mr. Enemabag Jones
      He may have performed without emotion, but oh, he was the most gorgeous “stud” in gay porn. (him and mike branson). He was really talented for what he did and performed great scenes. He was always there, working it, but always being the top macho guy.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scobar
      Scobar

      Prime example of a man’s looks improving with age. Too bad he doesn’t still do porn.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ
      TJ

      @Scobar:
      “Prime example of a man’s looks improving with age. ”

      Yeah, sure.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathan
      Jonathan

      I lived in LA when the billboard for “Idol in the Sky” was on Santa Monica Blvd. I thought Ryan Idol was the sexiest man alive and, of course, the film is a classic. I’m sorry for him although in my experience the porn life can ultimately lead to dark paths.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryan
      Bryan

      Honestly, what’s with porn stars whether gay or straight and murders? Does the profession drain you mentally?

      Sep 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      Didn’t age well. And apparently sucked to be his girlfriend.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB
      JoeyB

      Scum.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pygar
      Pygar

      @iDavid:
      Getting your head split open with a toilet seat can also change your temperament.

      Sep 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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