IDOL THREATS

’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.

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28 Comments

  • Jack E. Jett

    Just KIDDING!!!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • dvlaries

    ” These violent delights have violent ends. ” – Shakespeare

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • vixlad

    @Troy: I wholeheartedly agree!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • vixlad

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

  • Aiden

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

  • 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?

  • shannon

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

  • rjp3

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

  • 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.

  • AlanReeser

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

  • 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.

  • TJ

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scobar

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

  • TJ

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

    Yeah, sure.

  • 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.

  • Bryan

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

  • Spike

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

  • JoeyB

    Scum.

  • Pygar

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

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