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Adult Film Stars Who’ve Retired: Did They Have Happy Endings?

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Is there life after porn? Last week legendary Francois Sagat (pictured) hung up his jock and told us he’s going to concentrate on his clothing line and being a professional muse for artists, photographers and clothing designers (now that is a great gig!). What’s the track record on this very unique job change? We found mixed results. See for yourself on the following pages.

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  • 55 Comments
    • LeNair Xavier

      @Queerty

      Some of these people don’t qualify as porn “stars”, and don’t have great stories to tell, positively or negatively. With that in mind, you could have replaced some of the no-names with some known names of porn actors of color instead of keeping your list so incredibly WHITE. After all, this is supposed to be an AMERICAN-BASED website, NOT a gay White website.

      May 25, 2013 at 8:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      Will There Be More Brent Corrigan Pornos? http://youtu.be/WvZ4iXysxHo

      May 25, 2013 at 8:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      @Queerty: I think it’s kinda a stretch to call or consider Simon Rex a porn star. Considering he did a couple of JO scenes with himself. The others did/had full core sex with others.

      May 25, 2013 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bear Aspirin

      @LeNair Xavier: Thank you! I honestly have no idea who some of these guys were. Whenever Queerty does a list, it’s always “18 white guys & maybe (MAYBE) a brown face”.

      May 25, 2013 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheMarc

      Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes does not count as “retired.” Is it me or are there a lot or porn stories on this site?

      May 25, 2013 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheMarc

      Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes does not count as “retired.” Is it me or are there a lot of porn stories on this site?

      May 25, 2013 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall

      Wow the first Queerty article I actually learned something from(the irony). Didn’t know Collin O’Neal was now an i-reporter for CNN. LOL

      May 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Never heard of half of them.
      *
      What’s Cliff Parker, York Powers, Mark Kroner, Rob Cryston, Eduardo, Tom Chase, Aiden Shaw, Jason Branch, and Chase Hunter all doing now?

      May 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      I love guys of all colors, but I can’t help but think that if all of the guys had been black and someone said “couldn’t you have put at least ONE white guy in there instead of making it SO incredibly BLACK???” the comments in reply to that would have been very different from the one that is there now. As a white guy, every time I see people bitching about too many white guys or hear them say things like “and of course that homophobe is a straight WHITE Republican!” I find it a little annoying. There are homophobic non-white Republicans as well and not every white guy is Republican.

      Sorry just a little bit off topic rant, I guess.

      May 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lab

      I sure hope kurt wild saved his porn money because his photography sucks

      May 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      @DarkZephyr:

      I love guys of all colors, but I can’t help but think that if all of the guys had been black and someone said “couldn’t you have put at least ONE white guy in there instead of making it SO incredibly BLACK???”

      Given the unwritten apartheid principles of some of the writers on here this would never happen. When it does, your point is one to consider.

      More general, would it have been so difficult to find a range of men, from different races and ethnicities, to feature? Why is a broader perspective so difficult for some white gay men? Just as homophobia is repugnant, so is racism. And sexism, classism, and so on.

      The ex-porn star Bobby Blake, who received degrees in religion and became a minister might have been an interesting person to feature. Another former porn star, Andre Bolla, just received his college degree. But there are many more, and they happen not to be white.

      May 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      Conner Habib is actually a damn interesting writer. He still does porn though.

      Aiden Shaw wrote a book or two as far as I remember.

      May 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy

      Who cares

      May 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      You obviously.

      May 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      You all sound jealous…..

      May 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lazycrockett

      Kurt Wild wasn’t known for being a top.

      May 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonasalden

      @Kangol: I wanted to say exactly what you just did, but you beat me to it. DarkZephyr just cannot seem to understand that in a society such as ours, with a persistent racial hierarchy of preference, a list of completely white guys has a different significance than a list of completely black guys. A list of black guys is a list of black guys, a list of white guys is a list without others. Why? Because that’s our history; and our present to a less pervasive degree. Stop pretending that “everything is equal”, especially not just because there’s a black man in the white house. We’ve still got work to do to change people’s minds about the significance of these things (eschew political correctness; a mere smoke screen). And no, I’m not a black man ranting, in case anyone is thinking that. PS: Blacks and Whites aren’t the only people in America either!

      May 26, 2013 at 1:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Kangol: Bobby Blake was certainly a mega hottie, and he was one of my favorites when I was a lad, he certainly would have been an interesting inclusion. When I read about him last, he differed from many of the guys who have “found religion” in that he didn’t act like being gay and having gay sex was this horrible, monstrous, abominable, sinful thing. I haven’t heard much about him lately, but I hope that positive attitude towards homosexuality remains with him. I certainly would have had no problem whatsoever with the inclusion of men of color. Another one I would have liked to see some info on (simply because I have no idea what happened to him and I always thought he was hot)is Max Grand, a Latino porn star. Roberto Arias also comes to mind and there is SCANT information about him (first saw him in “Cat Burglar” which I cannot seem to find on DVD and which I saw for the first time as a teen). Anyway, as I said, I would have had no problem with the inclusion of men of color, by any means, but I guess whenever I see people bitch about only white guys being featured, I read into it “white guys suck”. Maybe I am extremely mistaken, but its how it feels to me.

      @jonasalden: You wanted to say “exactly” what Kangol said, but since he beat you to it you chose instead to insult my intelligence and comprehension skills? At least his reply had some politeness in it and gave me food for thought. Personally, I find it hard to listen to people once they have insulted me.

      May 26, 2013 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TinoTurner

      I think Brent Corrigan is attractive but I never liked his movies. I’d seen him get gang banged and have 2 dicks in his ass and he’d never flinch, make a face or make a sound….to me, that was disturbing.
      Also, he’ll never be a mainstream actor

      May 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob LaBlah

      @TinoTurner: “I’d seen him get gang banged and have 2 dicks in his ass and he’d never flinch, make a face or make a sound”…………..and to think that he was a baby back in those days too. What I love about him is his business sense. He knows he has a face and ass that DOES sell. It makes me sick though when “ex” porn stars preach negatively about the very things that made them famous. Bareback is bareback and we are adults who know the risks. It is THEIR decision, as is smoking cigarettes.
      *
      In the case of Bobby Blake, he wrote a very GOOD book titled “My Life in Porn” that is available in most public libraries across the country. He names people and calls out quite a few drug-addicted stars who fell from grace. It makes for an interesting read. Bobby IS an exception to the rule because he NEVER denounces what he was nor those who still do it. He just calls assholes exactly what they ARE. He doesn’t have anything nice to say about “retired” Latino porn star Tiger Tyson either. I had the “pleasure” of seeing Tyson’s true personality at a party back in the late 1990’s and found it VERY hard to disagree with what Blake said about the little runt with a big dick.

      May 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gsteele10

      Awwwww good for them and best of luck to everybody…except for the jesus freak because….well….c’mon…..really??!!

      xxx

      May 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mcflyer54

      @Bear Aspirin: in this case I say be thankful for the lack of diversity.

      Jun 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nineinchnail

      @DarkZephyr: well said!

      Jun 15, 2013 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousooner1997

      Love love love Kurt Wild and Brent Corrigan. Would love to see Simon Rex do it now as well.

      Jul 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KentSF

      @DarkZephyr: Max Grand is alive and well and working at the Walgreens in the Castro area of San Francisco. I’ve seen him around the city a few times with a BF. I guess he’s living the life – like the rest of us.

      Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope

      @LeNair Xavier: AMEN!!!!!

      Aug 17, 2013 at 5:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stanhope

      @jonasalden: This is perhaps the best comment of them all in my opinion. DarkZephyr doesn’t get it and likely never will. I am glad that at least a few of the comments made note of all all too common occurrence. Maybe the author will think in a different way the next time. That is far more important than changing DarkZephyr’s insipid point of view.

      Aug 17, 2013 at 5:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • maxdadmark

      I note that in the cover picture for this “article”, you cut the top of Sagat’s tattooed head off. Good idea. As it is for most of the inked idiots who live in the moment, he’ll find he won’t get far looking like that. I predict a lifetime of hats or hair pieces for him. As for the others…

      Sep 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkthunder1183

      You might also want to make a note that Collin O’Neal was a substitute teacher who got fired from his job when his gay porn career surfaced. Now the question as to who revealed it is still a mystery. Could have been a student or it couldn’t have been a faculty member. Who knows.

      Oct 3, 2013 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • douglassnow

      The thing about François Sagat and Collin O’Neal–otherwise so very different–is that they both have honest, distinctive, individual characters that were evident and lent force and charm to their performance as porn stars, and are evident and commandingly persuasive in their post-porn lives and careers: Good men indeed.

      Nov 11, 2013 at 3:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkanser

      I would think in this age of the internet, it would be especially difficult to have a conventional career and/or normal life after exposing yourself through porn.

      Nov 14, 2013 at 1:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Katze

      Have you heard the news? D.O. has retired.(

      Nov 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geeker

      Whatever happened to the 80’s/90’s guys like Chris McKenzie,Tony Davis,Max Holden and Danny Brown?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OtterLover

      I think Kurt Wild being a “top man” will be news to like every scene partner he’s ever had.

      Dec 27, 2013 at 2:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darreyl102

      Whatever happened to Paul Morgan or Sammy Case? I heard rumors that Sammy quite after finding out he was positive?

      Jan 18, 2014 at 7:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone

      @Lazycrockett: That would be correct since he did say he “bottomed” so he didn’t have to get and maintain an erection (“proof that he is ‘straight'”) on the Tyra Banks show some years ago. I don’t know who is responsible for research for Queerty, but I hope they will get someone who actually does research for the site it would improve by a mile. Oh and no more Tom Daly! They can collect and save for their private collection.

      Jun 26, 2014 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigRedSion

      Don’t know why so many have nasty things to say about Kurt Wild.

      Admittedly, he’s done–literally–a handful of tweets and an unfortunate youtube rants (against Michael Lucas, so kind of forgave him that youtube meltdown) during moments of stress, but all things taken, he’s a superstar.

      There are several real good power bottoms around like Johnny Rapid and others, but Kurt is really the best since Joey Stefano.

      He has had his moments with alcohol, but unlike Joey, Kurt’s grounded by his wife, his brood of kids, his photography and abiding love of the natural world, so he’s got that working for him and won’t go off the deep end like so many others.

      I don’t believe that he’s “left” his porn career and we should probably check up on that one–he was a versatile performer and did some great scenes as a top or flip-flops, as well, particularly with his bud Brent Corrigan.

      All his work is great, but I was especially impressed with the “off” video he did late in the game with–of all people–Steven Daigle. This was one of the hottest vids I’ve ever seen and I think both stars are seriously underappreciated.

      The people who criticize Kurt’s nature photography had better look at his work again–the guy has a seriously critical eye and gift for his work. His video of the bat cave, with his kids, in March-2014, is worthy of any nature special I’ve ever seen and even though I’m a naturalist, he actually showed me things I hadn’t spotted before about bats.

      His family–obviously–has to come first, but he’s always going to need male companionship on or off the screen and he’s going to have to find a way to reconcile his porn career with his family values and his emotional needs.

      Kurt (Calvin) Wild is obviously a high-level empath and gentle, sensitive soul, embedded in an industry that regularly chews up guys without even noticing…it’s really great that he has his family, his spiritual beliefs, his hobby (and photography studio) and the great outdoors of Missouri to lean on.

      Jul 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • janus2005

      @LeNair Xavier: Personally, I am glad they are all white. I find white men aesthetically pleasing. Black may tend to be more hung but they all look like monkeys to me personally. Only and only my preference and opinion.

      Sep 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Woody

      @janus2005: Your preference and opinion is based on a lifetime, or four centuries, of racial hatred. And your preference, opinion, and racial hatred is ugly as an entire coven of Ku Klux Klanners.

      Dec 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pbcerveza

      considering Brent Corrigan was just at Hustla Ball and occassionally pops up on escort sites and has resigned with Falcon his retirement is definitely exaggerated

      Feb 10, 2015 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • da90027

      There are no real porn stars anymore everyone and their mother is doing it plus all the sites like xtube have eaten away at the business…

      Mar 25, 2015 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bearfuzzlover

      Not sure who you are referring to. All comments are valid, but would like to know who you it is when you say “Who cares.”

      Apr 3, 2015 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • machuffin

      I don’t think it’s true that Simon Rex was fired from MTV for the gay porn videos. As far as I can recall (and I do recall) he was on MTV for awhile after his porn past came out. I remember he had co-hosted Madonna’s “It’s a Girl!” celebration on MTV when she had Lourdes, and this was DEFINITELY after everybody knew about his past.

      Apr 3, 2015 at 10:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bearfuzzlover

      With respect, I disagree. I believe if one is not shallow enough to look at only the physical looks of someone, he’s a man with a heart of gold and love his image.

      François is a creative gentle human being and I wish him the very best possible good wishes as a multi-talented person that along the way, gay porn became a part of his life … and glad that it did, otherwise I would have never hear the name Sagat … and that would have been my loss!

      May 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bearfuzzlover

      It may be an “American based” website, but for those of us that are on the other side of the Pond, we have a voice, too, and try to make valid contributions.

      It does not matter whether they are black, white, yellow or have zebra coloured skin, all comments (as long as they are not offensive) are valid and up for discussion!

      May 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigG

      Porn today, quite honestly, sucks. The stars don’t have that magic that the 80’s 90’s guys did. Porn really lost that magic after the internet basically ruined it. Now everyone is a porn star basically if they make videos. The “verbal” of porn today is so fake that it pulls you out of it .

      Jul 24, 2015 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      Retiring is code for “I can’t handle my drugs anymnore”….

      Aug 4, 2015 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone

      @BigRedSion: “Top,” spiritual? You must be his new agent, the only thing that makes sense in your book report!

      Aug 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tombear

      Met Colton Ford in New York with the hubby after we attended a play. What a wonderful man! Would of loved to do Colton but he is looking for love just like all you guys who are single. I have my man and I will never let him go! LOL

      Nov 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotty

      @TinoTurner:

      wow why you so jelly? tfw you’ll never be half as good looking as brent. sour grapes to you im sure. puh leeze

      Dec 11, 2015 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Markajv

      @LeNair Xavier: It’s 2016, With every studio introducing a “NEW EXCLUSIVE” every week the word “Star” needs to be abolished. There are more gay porn whores (haha) than actual SAG cardholders!

      Feb 1, 2016 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Markajv

      HAHAHAHA! SIMON REX??? He was never ever a Porn Star!! He did a couple J/O solo’s. Who the hell made this list up?

      Feb 1, 2016 at 8:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Markajv

      @balehead: Jealous! There’s that
      “Gay” go to put down word other gay men who don’t conform to their way of thinking. Don’t forget “Bitter” and “Jaded” and “Self-Hating” – What a community we are all faking for the public. Sad, Sad, Sad.

      Feb 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete

      @lab:

      I actually think Calvin’s nature stuff is pretty nice, though most of his stuff is weddings, etc. He should work for the state of Missouri as a wildlife photographer.

      well he’s back working for men.com. I understand there’s yet another mouth in his common-law cabin to feed.

      Mar 27, 2016 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BigWill

      John Magnum, who seems like a cool, smart guy, recently tweeted: “Thinking of doing porn? Punch yourself in the face. No one pays for it anymore. So unless u want to suck dick for free, find another job”

      So, yeah, there are no porn “stars” anymore like Jeff Stryker, Ryan Idol, Ken Ryker. But, apologies to John Magnum, the biggest “stars” were straight guys, or at least guys who claimed to be straight, so what does that say? Ryan Rose trumpets all the time that he is a Falcon Exclusive, but that just makes him seem like he thinks it’s still 1990. Being a Falcon exclusive is meaningless today and has been for a long time. Matthew Rush was Falcon’s only lifetime exclusive, and he ended up doing scenes for any company that’d pay him a few hundred bucks just like everyone else.

      Yes, the internet decimated the legacy porn companies: Falcon, Raging Stallion and Hot House are all owned by AEBN now, a straight company. I don’t really miss them or the days of supposed porn “stars”: They had a good run and overcharged for their product for a long time; times change. It’s much more democratic now, and honestly I’d rather see guys who are really into each other and the sex on a bed on some website than the overproduced stuff of the past, with guys in ridiculous costumes having sex in ridiculous, uncomfortable-looking places, cheeseball dialogue and all.

      (Of the list above, I’ve seen two in the past: Colton Ford in NYC a few times; very hot, good-looking man. And the Swedish realtor used to go to my gym, and he was an asshole.

      Jun 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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