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Colby Keller Announces Plan To Film Gay Porn With Artists In Every State

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 11.46.14 AMTwo months after the gentrification of his Baltimore neighborhood forced him out on the street, celebrated gay porn star, artist, writer, and intellectual Colby Keller has decided where life will take him next.

As you recall, Colby turned his unceremonious eviction into a celebration of art. In April, he held a “POT-latch” at which he literally gave away everything he owned, including his clothes, his cell phone, and his wallet. He justified the massive lifestyle change by turning his possessions into art — everyone who took a piece of Colby Keller was awarded an official note and a photo with Colby himself.

On Friday, Colby announced his next venture. Free from the weight of material possessions, he wants to buy a van, a mattress, a few cameras, and film gay porn with the good people of North America. He plans to shoot in every U.S. state, as well as each Canadian province.

“I like to fuck. No secret there,” he says, “and I’d like to fuck this great nation of ours, and Canada too. Since I’ll be starting from scratch, I’ll need a lot of help along the way.”

Colby has valued his Eat Pray Bang year at $35,000. According to the Indiegogo campaign he launched this week, here’s how he’ll spend it:

My plan is to buy a van, a mattress and a camera and travel across the country.  I’ll meet all my amazing fans, blog my adventures, collaborate with other artists and make videos in every state.  Remember when Sufjan Stevens said he wanted to make an album for every state?  Well, I plan to make a porn in every state (and whatever they call states in Canada-jk! jk!). . . and I’ll do it in less than a year.

So I need:

  • A van. Used but in good condition for some heavy mileage.
  • A mattress for the back of the van to serve as my bed and indoor studio.
  • A fancy camera, so you can see all the gritty details as clearly as possible.
  • Gas, food, mobile bandwidth so I can stay fueled and keep the transmissions cumming (oops, I meant coming!!!).
  • A hotel room in each state so I can take a shower and vary the up the filming locales.

Colby is a true giver, so he’s offering some very up-close-and-personal rewards for big contributors. Small donations up to $500 will get you a postcard, original illustrations, and t-shirts, while donations over $1,000 will get you a personal visit and spanking.

Contributors willing to shell out $10,000 can make their dreams come true by directing a Colby Keller porno of their own. Colby doesn’t specify whether a potential $10,000 donor would have the honor of joining the porno they direct, but everything’s negotiable when you’re locked in the back of a van on a mattress with Colby Keller and a camera, right?

With 29 days left, the Indiegogo campaign had reached nearly $5,000 of its $35,000 goal. Check out Colby’s plea below, and head over to Indiegogo to help support his dream.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jun 15, 2014
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  • 43 Comments
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      If I were rich, I would contribute. He is extremely handsome and cute.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      I don’t know why, but the more I read about him the more I get the feeling that he is going to be one of those unfortunate souls that ends up self destructing. A van with a mattress and a bearded guy inside driving around for sex? A little creepy. Good luck with your adventure Mr. Keller, but my donations are reserved for other causes.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nowuvedoneit
      Nowuvedoneit

      Kudos for him on his tricking cross country tour.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      Isn’t this more properly the province of the National Endowment for the Arse..oops..Arts?

      The Uffizi, Louvre, Smithsonian…cum splattered rusty van

      Future Human Advancement thanks you in advance

      Jun 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ingyaom
      ingyaom

      Who knew doing porn didn’t pay the rent? Colby Keller forced out and Buck Angel seeking p/alimony.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      I think he’s great, but seriously, after this “adventure”, he needs to get a real job.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      So umn…he wants others to fund him for making a porn he’s gonna write about and fuck with normal guys…so we can then pay to watch that porn? Ok, good for him if others are dumb enough to fund him…..Nothing against porn or the performers but I don’t get so many men’s obsession with it or the people in it. I wouldn’t know this guys name or face if it weren’t for queerty. Good luck to him and hope he comes out of this alive. I can’t begin to imagine giving someone money for such a stupid reason.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      @Lvng1tor: My oh my, aren’t we feeling superior today!

      Jun 15, 2014 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • middleagespread
      middleagespread

      I’m going to start my own funding request project. Title: middle aged guy needs your $$. I need 1 million dollars. This will payoff all my debts, and I can travel the world in style. Any amount in donations will be greatly appreciated.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @niles: I have an opinion that I guess doesn’t jive with yours so I’m “feeling superior”. Does it make you feel inferior? That’s your damage. I didn’t judge the guy. I just don’t get it. I think it’s a waste of money and I think it’s dumb to bank roll it.

      You’re response is ridiculous. Do you know what “feeling superior” even means Cause I don’t think you do.

      BTW…right now…over your response (by proxy you) yes, I am feeling superior. Oh…Yah…it feels good!

      Jun 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @middleagespread: You forgot that you would “blog” about it.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      Y@niles: Yes I caught after I posted that I used “You’re” instead of “Your” on a snarky statement about your response being ridiculous and a joke about feeling superior…yes I get the irony.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Guys, he is basically selling himself for a good price. If I had the cash, I would pay the highest contribution and take him to bed. Why not? Why shouldn’t I? He is gorgeous, makes my dick get hard, and I would love to flip-flop with him.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @Billy Budd: And that would be your choice…more power to you. I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to. The idea of paying for sex or paying someone else to have sex with multiple people who aren’t me so I can watch doesn’t appeal to me at all.

      I’d rather be out living my life using my money for me to have fun. If you or anyone else wants to bank roll or employee him for sex or even find it fun to bankroll him…that’s your choice and you get to do it. If it makes you feel good and doesn’t hurt others go for it.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      @Lvng1tor: For someone who claims to not watch porn or be interested in the subject, you seem very defensive (and very much interested). I’m sure that we all believe your protestations of moral purity ^snicker^.

      Jun 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cflekken
      cflekken

      @Lvng1tor: Then just shut it. You are spending an awful lot of time responding to almost every person commenting here, on a subject matter in which you “have no interest”. And you give permission to others like anyone is asking for your permission.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 4:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Not to sound TOOOOO cynical. But any Gentrification in Baltimore started to happen about a decade ago and then stopped, if anything the city has been slipping back, so I’m guessing more that Gentrification is more about “Didn’t have Rent”.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @Lvng1tor: Money is better spent on this than on gay churches

      Jun 16, 2014 at 9:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @Billy Budd: You say that you would “pay the highest contribution to take him to bed. Why not? Why shouldn’t I ?” Well the reason why you shouldn’t, and why it’s probably NOT a good idea in THIS case with Colby, if you had the money, because it’s obvious that he’s going through a crises at the moment, and is not in a sound state of mind. I think he’s using all this art crap, giving away all his belongings, now asking for funding for a cross state/ country porn project, to deal with the loss of his apt, city of Baltimore that he says he loves, and the fact that he’s homeless, with no funds saved up. Else he wouldn’t be begging for money, or be homeless. But everything for you@Billy Budd: seems to be only about. sex, and how hot someone is. I wonder if you ever care about
      deeper issues that people could be going thr?? Colby seems like a sweetheart. I hope he can get through this rough patch in his life. And BTW, on your first post you mentioned, “if you were rich.” Then you go on to say in the second one, if you had the money” . So all that talk about you being a Scientist and researcher is BS. I know some. And true they are not rich, but they can afford a prostitute if they wanted. Or breaking off ten or twenty bucks to help fund a project for someone they admire would hardly be a problem.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lvng1tor
      Lvng1tor

      @cflekken: @niles: Never said I didn’t care about the subject. I find the subject very interesting. It’s why I commented on it!The comments section is for…gasp…comments. I don’t tell others to “shut it” and I don’t go after others unless they go after me. I enjoy talking and debating with people but not accusing them of things I have no idea of. If you find offense at yourself because I don’t understand and question why someone would do something…that’s your damage. If trying to put others down and inferring crap like “superiority” and “Moral purity” makes you feel good…go for it..you have my permission! (all official now)

      @Ogre Magi: umn…sure…

      Jun 16, 2014 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdh1980
      tdh1980

      I live in Baltimore, and I have no idea about this gentrification of which he speaks, especially if he lived where I suspect he did, which has become a haven for artists. In addition — and I hope this isn’t the case — this appears to be a descent into some kind of madness. If not, then kudos to him for being brave enough to take so many risks, but I get the feeling that this is a prelude to something bad.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 10:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      I hope everything works out for him. I always thought he seemed like such a sweetheart. I guess men.com and other such sites are not using him anymore? That’s too bad. Like many others I find myself feeling very concerned for him and I hope he knows what he is doing. So many things can go wrong here. I do wish him success however.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ihadtosayit
      Ihadtosayit

      Archer says it BEST:

      Jun 16, 2014 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded
      stranded

      @tdh1980: I don’t know why you and other people are making this assumption that something has be wrong with Colby Keller. Nothing about his demeanor in the video or his blog posts suggest he’s in the middle of a “descent into madness.” I find this semi interesting, i’m not sure why he gave his stuff away instead of selling it in order to fund this fuck across america project. Maybe it’s part of his artistic thinking. He wants 35,000 which seems like an obscene amount, which makes me think this is less art and more like your commercially driven porn film. John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco and just released a book about it. I like Colby Keller, but i’d rather read Water’s book than donate to Keller’s project.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive
      vive

      @Tackle, I am not sure your friends are a representative example. I am a scientist and university lecturer and I can assure you I couldn’t afford to pay for sex. I am struggling to pay the rent on a shared apartment, winter heating costs have wiped out all my savings, I can afford to buy a few items of clothing maybe once every three years, I never go to the movies, etc., etc. There are many, many college adjuncts in the same situation.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @vive:

      Part of the problem is that FOX News and other conservative outlets keep attacking scientists and other educated folks as wealthy elitists and the corporate executives making 30 million a year as your poor victims whenever an issue like Climate Change, Pollution, Honey Bee extinction etc… comes up.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tracy Pope
      Tracy Pope

      I’ve never seen any of Colby Keller’s work. His promo/donation beg video presents him as cute, sexy, charming and maybe a bit shy but I suspect there’s a clever mind working behind that. If he can convince his fans to bankroll his sexual adventure across North America then good for him.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tdh1980
      tdh1980

      @stranded: I said that I hope it isn’t. Most people, artists or not, don’t make such drastic life changes after being evicted, and one doesn’t have to have a “crazy” demeanor in order to be suffering from mental issues, which I’m not saying he is. I am, however, considering his actions in the context of his being a porn actor, especially considering the relatively recent high-profile suicides of a few.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      @vive: I don’t think my friends are a representative example of a typical working Scientists/ researchers. You’re right about that. My close friend, who I play weekly tennis with is a Scientist/ researcher at USC. Even with a research grant, and published papers, he’s far from rich,or even middle class. Lower middle would be more like it. So I do know what you mean. And you must be in a very small town? However, even with your lack of funds, as I said to @Billy Budd: I’m sure that you could still donate 10-20 to someone you like and admire. Not saying you or he should. I stil do not believe that @Billy Budd: is a Scientist/ researcher. Hardships of life tend to make people mature. But @Billy Budd comes off as ” anything” but mature. I have never seen a 41-yr-old coming off like a 21-yr-old who’s just discovering sex. And those who say there is nothing about his demeanor in the video or blog post that suggests he’s going into a downward spiral: Yes it is. Colby Keller has been around for around10 yrs now. I remember interviews of him, 5-7 yrs ago. He was more serious, coherent, mature and relaxed. These days he seems more, immature ,flighty, goofey, unpredictable, and compulsive acting. If this is not a sign that something is off,then I don’t know what is.And this is not to criticize Colby . Just an observation. But through all this, you can see the kindness. Like I said before, he’s a sweetheart.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I want to make a few considerations:

      1) I am a scientist, professor and researcher, but I live in Brazil, and in Brazil scientists are usually POOR.

      2) I meant to make the highest contribution, if I were rich. I meant a contribution in the @10,000s .

      3) When I think about Colby, I basically think about sex. He is obviously a sex machine and it is his profession for chrisssakes.

      4) I too worry about him and his erratic behavior. I do hope he will get back in the “right” track, if there is a right track for his activity, i.e. doing porn.

      5) I think Tackle is extremely aggressive and rude.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • siltor67
      siltor67

      someone should contribute in the purchase of OraQuick for him in every state too.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael mellor
      michael mellor

      Maybe he needs to stock up on penicillin.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      I will never get what people see in this guy. Soo not my type. But to each their own I guess.

      He has a lot of fans on tumblr which I’ve always found somewhat baffling.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Cagnazzo82: He’s cute and gorgeous.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cagnazzo82
      Cagnazzo82

      @DarkZephyr: Err… Ok :S

      I’m having trouble seeing it from that perspective, so I’ll take your word for it.

      Again, beauty is in the eye I suppose :)

      Jun 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I agree that he is cute and gorgeous. And also has a perfect body.

      Jun 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cobalt Blue
      Cobalt Blue

      There must be something better in life for a 33 y. o. man to do besides this sordid shit he’s planning to.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      In my opinion he may be just pretending to be crazy in order to attract media attention.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 7:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Blackceo
      Blackceo

      @vive:

      Are you a full time university lecturer. I have a Master’s degree but am considering getting my PhD because I would like to teach at university full time eventually and then do private practice on the side. The only reason I am considering a PhD is because you can’t teach full time at a university and get on tenure track without it. But listening to some of the discussions here I’m wondering if its worth it.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • montserrat
      montserrat

      This is so creepy. This is basically that unwashed homeless man you see on the corner asking for change only now this unwashed, homeless gay porn “star” is asking for change and sex. Seriously? It really makes me wonder how desperate someone would have to be to participate in this so called adventure. It just seems like it would be a smelly and sad experience where you would most likely contract scabies or crabs from having sex in the back of his unkempt sex van.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @montserrat:

      Ugh, your “Unwashed” comment just made me think of something. If he just has a van and a mattress and is traveling around for sex I see two problems.

      1. No shower
      2. No washing machine

      Unless he is stopping regularly at a laundromat to clean the sheets and at a place where he can shower that is going to be one smelly dirty van.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paco
      Paco

      @Cam: A hotel room in every state was on his list of “needs” for this project. He could also join a gym with locations nationwide for his showers. He’ll still need to work out to keep in shape with all that fast food he will no doubt be eating while spending so much time on the road.

      I’m more curious how he will explain the sex studio set up in the back of the van the first time he gets pulled over by the cops.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vive
      vive

      @Blackceo, yes, I am a full time lecturer, not tenured. In most fields untenured university lecturer salaries are small, significantly less than a high school teacher can expect to earn. Unless you are in a field where there is still sufficient supply of tenure track professor positions so that you can realistically plan on getting one, it is IMO not worth it. Keep in mind that (if I remember correctly) about 80% of college teaching positions countrywide are already non-tenure and this will only become worse as teaching costs are cut at the expense and more money gets diverted into ever more bloated college administrations. In many fields tenured positions have become scarcer than hens’ teeth.

      Jun 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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