Asian-American adult entertainer and bodybuilder Peter Le (pictured) says he wants to “redefine the Asian male as a dominant sexual force and unleash him on the world” in a new interview with Queer Hong Kong.
The California native burst onto the adult entertainment scene in 2001 when he appeared in a spread for Playgirl. He did in his first solo adult film shortly after that and quickly become one of the leading Asian gay porn stars in the industry, as well as a gay cultural icon in China.
But it hasn’t been an easy ride for him.
“I always felt that Asian models had to push themselves harder,” Le told Queer Hong Kong. “I was told that I wouldn’t go far because I was Asian. So I wanted to break the Asian stereotypes – and there are a lot out there.”
Le says stereotypes of Asian men being quiet, feminine, and submission have plagued him for years. To combat this, he launched the NSFW site PeterFever, one of the top Asian gay porn websites in the United States, in 2008.
“PeterFever features five-foot-four Asian guys topping muscular, six-foot-one Caucasians,” Le explained. “We’re showing that this happens and that there are options out there. Asian men are sexy – and I want us in the spotlight.”
Le was born to Vietnamese parents, but he has enjoyed incredible success in China. On his first visit there, Le says he received an overwhelmingly kind response. “I felt really welcome,” he said, “like I was a part of something bigger. I get a lot of positive feedback from my fans there.”
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