A Candid Interview With A Porn Star Turned Business Man

Jeremy Hall Pipes It Into Your Home

Jeremy Hall never in a million years would have imagined himself a porn star. In fact, the Canadian national started his adulthood as a construction worker, a lifestyle that proved too restrictive. Eager to show off and explore his burgeoning sexuality, Hall embarked on a career in flesh flicks. Hall wanted more, however, and soon launched his eponymous website, where he regularly recruits and penetrates college jocks.

How did this reformed closet case find his way from Vancouver into your home? He tells our editor, after the jump…

Andrew Belonsky: What was the impetus behind ClubJeremyHall.com? Had you been in porn before?

Jeremy Hall: Yeah, I’d been in pornography for three years. When I was twenty-two, I started with Falcon Studios. My first movie was Spokes 3. I’d met Roman Heart when I was in Vancouver. He’s from the Northwest, as well. We met a couple times at a nightclub and I got to talking to him and he told me about his work with Falcon Studios and I’d also known Brent Everett, who’s from Vancouver. I’m from Vancouver, by the way. I’m Canadian. And I met those two and they got me interested in the business and introduced me to Falcon and I started doing movies for Falcon Studios and did some movies for Chi Chi LaRue, Channel 1, Studio 2000, Jet Set – a lot of the big studios. I made the decision about a year ago that I had to go out on my own if I was going to be significant in this industry. It was going towards the web, I knew that. And I knew that I wanted to stay in the business. I didn’t really know what else I was going to do. And I enjoy it.

AB: Why were intrigued about getting into porn? Was it the money? Was it the sex?

JH: It wasn’t the money, no. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m an exhibitionist. It was also the fact that I had been closeted a lot. I was in the midst of coming out. It was something that was going to help me come out. I come from – my parents – my dad’s a carpenter and I worked construction for five years and I was doing that. I had a very closeted lifestyle. Around the same time, I was looking for something to cling on to that would kind of get me out. My friends were straight, but I was going to gay bars and I had gay friends secretly on the side. It was something that – as ridiculous as this sounds – it was this way for me to come out of the closet: force myself out.

AB: Did you lose your virginity on camera?

JH: No, I had sex before that, but I would slip in and out of the gay clubs. It was very new to me and it was all – I was really naive about how the gay world worked. Porn seemed like this really cool, free thinking type of thing to do. I thought, “What hell? I’m young.” I knew I was good looking enough to do it, so I gave it a shot.

AB: What was your first filming experience like?

JH: I was really nervous. It was for Falcon Studio’s Spoke 3. It was a really big production, it was probably one of Falcon’s largest of the year. There was a huge crew on set: a director, grips. It was very nerve wracking for someone’s first time, but I think I did good. I was able to stay hard most of the time and I threw in some good verbal lines and it was good.

AB: Then you decided to make the leap into starting your own business?

JH: I decided about a year ago that if I was going to be significant at all in this industry, I would have to make my own way. The big studios eat you up. I had always been good about not doing too many movies. It was never about the money they would give me. It was more of the fact that I had – being the star, becoming a big name and I looked at it and I said, “Well, I’ve got a name right now after two years in porn. Do I want to stay in this business or say I had fun and move on to something else.” I felt like I needed something more from the business. I felt like I wanted to explore it a bit more. Also, I wasn’t ready to go into something else. I knew it was in web, so I basically went and got a little Sony handicam – one of those little family cameras mom and dad would have – and I started getting my friends and paying them a hundred or something. It was very cheap and we’d do it my basement, we’d do it wherever. I have the videos on my website now, still. I’ve just some really good equipment, I’ve got professional lighting, I’ve got Sony – I basically have the same amount of equipment that any other studio would have right now, but I started small.

AB: What’s the pay scale for somebody who is in one of your movies? You go to Ohio State and –

JH: I will say that I’m on the lower end of what I pay in terms of the scale. And I don’t say that – I wish I could pay them more, but I pay them what I can pay them – what I think is fair considering the size of my company. And I will do other things for them. I will give them advice if they want to continue on in the business. I will help them put together a portfolio if they want to be a model. I will give them connections. But as far as the paying goes, it’s on the lower end of the scale.

AB: Alright. But you won’t tell us how much you pay?

JH: Oh. I would say I would pay as low as $300 a sex scene.

AB: A sex scene? So that’s oral and anal?

JH: Yes. I won’t go under $300 for a sex scene.

AB: How many of the people that you work with end up going on to do more?

JH: A lot of them. A lot of models on there went on to work for Falcon Studios and went on to sign exclusive contracts with Jet Set. Jason Crew started on my website. He’s now on the cover of Big Dick Club 2. A lot of the big stars, I’m the person who found them.

AB: And how many of them identify as gay?

JH: Um, basically, hmmm… I would say the majority of them do – on my website. I’m shying away from doing solos. It’s “Real Jocks Fuck,” so I’m basically doing all sex. I had a couple solos when I started out because it was cheaper, but all I’m doing now is sex scenes. I still do – I brought a guy on there, you’ll see “Florida Boy.” (pictured) He was this really hot 20-year old guy that I found in North Florida. He agreed to do a sex scene and he’s married with kids! He took my dick really well! But, that is rare.

AB: Why do you think he did this? Because of the money?

JH: I think his excuse to himself was the money, but I think he really wanted to take a dick.

AB: And what about the other straight guys that you employ? What’s their motivation?

JH: Um, right now I’m developing a site that is specifically for solo straight guys. I don’t want to say what the name is right now, but I’ll say that much: it’s in development. A lot of my solo content with straight guys is going towards that.

AB: What about the other guys who are in sex scenes? What’s their story?

JH: The vast majority of them are gay or bisexual. In the circles that I find people, they’re usually gay. But, guys that I find here at Ohio State, most of them are straight and what they’re doing is solo work. Unfortunately I’m not able to put that on my website right now, because I don’t want to mix sections. I think the way that consumers are looking at it right now – they’re getting tired of solos, they’re realizing that when they buy a subscription to a website, they saw a cover boy, this hot guy they’ve never seen, but then they realize that he only did a solo on there. Randy Blue, Sean Cody, Corbin Fisher – they’re putting someone on as a cover boy, but he’s only going to solo, so I don’t want to do that. Club Jeremy Hall is not going to have solos on there.

AB: How many members do you have?

JH: Right now I can’t discuss that.

AB: Can you say why you can’t discuss that?

JH: Because then you could figure out how much I make and that would give information to people who do work for me who probably shouldn’t have that information, like competitors. There’s a lot of doors that would open that I just do not want opened.

AB: I see.

JH: I can give you an idea. It’s been up for a couple months. Considering the time that it’s been up and considering the fact that I’m the only one working on it, I think I’m doing well.

AB: Okay, that tells me next to nothing, but I will take it. So, have you told your parents about this business of yours?

JH: No. They don’t know yet.

AB: Are you going to tell them?

JH: You know, I’ve struggled with it. I think my dad would understand it. My mum? I don’t know if mothers should know these things about their sons. I’d like to be honest with my parents as much as possible, but at the same time I don’t want to make their lives any harder. It’s a dilemma. I’m proud of the work that I’ve done in this business. I like my job, but the world’s hard as it is and I don’t want to make it any harder for my parents.

AB: Can you share any anecdotes from one of your shoots? Anything that sticks out?

JH: Oh, I had a guy come over from OSU once to do a shoot and he had a girlfriend waiting outside and didn’t tell her that he was coming up to do porn. He came up, did a little jerk-off thing, got his money and left. I did another scene where I had – I was shooting actually in my garage here – and I picked up a model, I brought him on set and he was drugged out. He ended up passing out and I ended up having to call the ambulance. The police came, so I – I obviously am not working with that model again. We didn’t get any footage, but it was an experience.

AB: What about the drugs in the industry?

JH: Well, the first thing I would recommend for anyone getting into this business: stay the hell away from crystal meth. I can’t emphasize that enough. We’re gay guys – we don’t have kids, we don’t have things in our lives that drive us. It’s one thing to go out and have the occasional good time and party it up. I think that certain drugs in this business, you have to be careful. I’m not advocating drug use or saying they’re good or bad – I’m just saying crystal meth: you’re going to get yourself into a really bad crowd. It promotes highly unsafe sex and that’s something that you don’t want to get into.

AB: In the Ohio State Lantern article, it says you don’t take people who are only in it for the money. So, the straight guys who do solo scenes, what’s they’re motivation? What do they get out of this?

JH: I said that when a model comes to me and they say, “I don’t want to do this, but I need the money,” I say, “Well, don’t do it.” I don’t want you to come back to me and say you have a situation in your life with these videos are up on the site and you’re trying to get into business. I don’t want that. I’m trying to run a business. So, that’s why I say that.

AB: What happens when somebody comes and they want to have their video taken down?

JH: Like I said, I run a business and I’m willing to listen to any offer and do a cost analysis and if it benefits me, then I’ll do it, absolutely.