porn feuds

Michael Lucas is Hella Pissed the New York Times Canceled On Him

michaellucaspink

Back from making gay porn in Israel, and just in time to defend certain Oscar-winner screenwriters, Michael Lucas found another figure to be furious with: a New York Times reporter.

What beef could Lucas possibly have with Times style scribe Guy Trebay?

More than a year and a half ago Trebay, who recently wrote about the president’s collegiate style, asked Lucas if he could sneak a peek inside the porn producer’s closet for a possible story. Lucas agreed, and they set March 30, 2008, as the day Trebay would come by for a look. Except as Lucas tells it, two hours before the shoot he learned his mother died, so he canceled the interview, as any normal person would, and Trebay agreed to reschedule.

guytrebaysuit

Fast forward to now, and Lucas still hasn’t scored his Times fashion piece. And he is pissed! And he thinks Trebay — who is sometimes just plain awesome — is just brushing him off!

In an email to the Times writer, Lucas says, “Unfortunately, as you know, [the interview] fell on the day that my mother passed. Do I really have to apologize or pay the price for canceling? … At some point, several months ago, you sent me an email stating that the ‘moment was lost’. A line which I am still trying to understand. What type of moment was lost?”

We can understand why Lucas is upset. A missed opportunity for a lauding fashion profile in the Times is, well, something to be disappointed about. But there are other factors at work here, and some of them — surprise of all surprises — may not center around Lucas. Like, say, the Times‘ editorial schedule and direction! Maybe the newspaper isn’t interested in the fashion choices of a porn star any longer? Maybe they think Lucas’ fashion is now outdated?

None of that matters to Lucas, who tells Trebay: “I find the entire situation to be so heartless and rude. It simply is despicable, disgraceful, and in very poor taste. Also, it is incredibly inhuman and low class to simply erase the entire interview because of such a tragedy that one has to go through.”

We’re just guessing here, but it’s unlikely Trebay scrapped the project because Lucas’ mother died. He had a timetable to do a story like this, it passed, and now he and the paper have moved on to other things. These things happen. All the time. Guests get bumped from morning shows because of breaking news events. Magazine pieces get canceled because of scheduling conflicts. And yes, even that liberal Gay Lady must sometimes cancel interviews.

But none of that should keep you from enjoying the back-and-forth antics between Lucas and Trebay. So we’ve reprinted it all on the next page!

UPDATE: It appears the Times‘ Trebay has been hitting up Lucas’ company for free gay porn DVDs … to “review.”

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #guytrebay #michaellucas #newyorktimes stories and more

64 Comments

  • Cameron

    That is shameful, Trebay is a sad excuse for a journalist.

  • drew brown

    Huge overreaction by Michael Lucas. Maybe Trebay didn’t handle it in the most sensitive manner, but landing a NY Times story is a big deal; miss the opportunity, for any reason, and there’s no guarantee it will come around again.

  • naprem

    Lucas would just explode if he didn’t have someone to publicly feud with. What a douche.

  • Bitch Republic

    Why Queerty continues to think Michael Lucas is worth reporting on is beyond me. You might as well rename it The Daily Lucas since you report on him more than anything else.

  • homofied

    Was the letter published? That would be rich. Somehow me thinks not. More likely only published as an email parading as a press release, which is how most of the adult industry seems to do “publicity.”

  • MORR FOXX

    HI I’M MORR FOXX.
    ACTOR,MODEL,BODYBUILDING INSTRUCTOR,NUTRITION CONSULTANT & CHIROPRACTOR.
    I RECEIVED THIS STORY FROM MICHEAL LUCAS,WICH IS A FRIEND OF MINE.AND YES I’VE PERFORMED FOR HIM,AND OF COURSE PERFORMED IN A FEW MORE PRODUCTIONS..KBJ,PAG,D69..
    BUT I’M NOT ISSUSE IN THIS COMMENT.
    THE STORY WITH THE “REPORTER” OF THE NY TIMES “GUY TREBAY”
    SOUNDS WILD… THIS IS TRUE ???
    I’M SUPRISED BY ALL THIS DRAMA OVER AN INTERVEIW.THIS IS BECOME A START-UP FOR A NEW SERIES OF THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES…
    ORIGINALLY I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE EAST .. HERE THIS KIND OF MANAGING WOULD NOT PASS….
    IF AN ARTICLE IS NEEDED BY ANYTYPE OF NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE IT’S DONE AND PUBLISHED.AS TO THE SPOKEN REPORTER … IT’S HARD TO TELL WHAT HE HAS ON HIS MIND ?? IS HE IN AN MIDDLE AGE CRISIS WHERE HE’S ON SOME KIND OF REVENGE JOURNEY TOWARDS ONE THE BEST AND HOTTEST PORN PRODUCERS OF ALL TIME… ?DOES HE REALLY REALISE WHAT HE’S MISSING ?
    IS HE ONE THOES TYPES THAT WILL ONLY REALISE A REAL LENGEND ONCE IT’S NOT AMONG US ANYMORE ?
    HOW THICK AND DULL CAN A PERSON BE .. OR BECOME.. ?
    ONCE A VERY WISE SAID THE ARE 2 THINGS THAT ARE UNLIMITTED :
    1.THE GALAXY
    2.IGNORANCE
    AS TO MY DIRECT RESPOND TO MICHEAL MY FRIEND HERE IT IS :

    Hi Micheal,
    MORR FOXX HERE,I DON’T KNOW WHY I RECEIVED THIS E-MAIL FROM YOU,BUT BECAUSE YOUR A GOOD GUY I’LL GIVE YOU MY OPIONION ON THE SUBJECT.
    FROM MY PIONT OF VEIW AND EXPERIENCE,AND I HAVE EXPERIANCE IN NAGOTATIONS OF ALL SORTS,AND OF COURSE EXPENCES…
    THIS SO CALLED REPORTER MAYBE AN IMPOSTER AS IN HIS REAL INTENTIONS,WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY IS MAYBE HE WAS PULLING YOUR LEG FROM THE BEGINING,IT SOUNDS VERY FISHY,MAYBE HE WOULD HAVE COME TO YOUR PLACE TO INTERVEIW YOU BUT I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT THE PUBLISHER WOULD GREEN LIGHT HIS ARTICLE.
    MAYBE HE DID’NT EVEN CONFIRM YOUR INTERVEIW WITH THE PUBLISHER OR HIS SUPERVISOR OR WHO EVER IS IN CHARGE OF HIM AT THE NY TIMES.
    I THINK THAT AT A CERTAIN PIONT ANY REPORTER IS DRIVEN BY THE NEWAPAPER OR MAGAZINE THAT HE WORKS FOR AND THAT HIS MANAGEMENT ARE VERY MUCH INVOLVED IN HIS WORK,THEREFORE MY SUGESTION TO YOU IS TO SEE IF YOU CAN CHECK DIRECTLY WITH THE NY TIMES MANAGEMENT TO SEE IF THERE IS SOME KIND OF BACKGROUND TO YOUR INTERVEIW WITH THEM.
    I’M SURE IF YOU APROACH THEM THEY DEFINATLY WILL HAVE AN ANSER .AND I WOUND’NT MENTION ANYTHING IF I WERE IN YOUR SITUATION ABOUT THIS “DRAMA ” WITH GUY ,IF HE IS A REAL REPORTER WICH I SERIUOSLY DOUBT ,AND EVEN IF HE IS ,HE MOST LIKELY IS’NT ,A REPORTER OF THIER FIRST LINE STAFF.
    IN MY OPINION THIS WAY YOU WILL HAVE CLOSER ON THIS ISSUE.
    AND IF YOU DO INTERVEIW FOR THE NY TIMES I HOPE IT WILL BE DONE BY AN HIGHLY RESPECTED REPORTER OF THIER STAFF,YOU TRUELY ARE WORTH IT AND DESERVE IT.
    AS TO THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER OF COURSE THIS IS A GOOD ENOUGH REASON TO DELAY…ANYTHING AND DEFINATELY A FASHION ARTICAL OR INTERVEIW…. WHATEVER..
    TO SAY THE LEAST GUY TREBAY DEFINATELY NEEDS A VERY BIG,UGLY HARD DICK UP HIS ASS ASAP!!!…. HE DEFINATLY IS A TRUE DRAMA QUEEN.

    MORR FOXX

    I HOPE I PROVIDED AN OBJECTIVE PIONT OF VEIW AND SOME AMUSEMENT ALONG THE WAY.

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i74/itayXcore/705LA.jpg

  • Qjersey

    hmmmm, Goolander comes back from filming a porn in Israel, then starts another BS feud in the press. Can we all say “generate publicity”?

  • Fitz

    Go away, your done.

  • BrianZ

    Maybr Trebay is scurred that he’s going to catch whatever it is that keeps pushing Lucas’ lips out. Seriously, they look like they are trying to escape the fucking hell-hole they cover (pun intended).

  • schlukitz

    Must be a slow news day?

  • Gerald

    That treatment is so incredibly unprofessional. Lucas you are better than Trebay- know that.

  • WorkIT

    I was lucky to go through the wardrobe at Lucas Entertainment not long ago. They pieces they have are amazing. It’s like an fashion/art showroom. NYT has lost it for not delving into this odd/rare combination on porn and fashion.

  • homofied

    @MORR FOXX: I used to think that Michael Lucas was a Sacha Baron Cohen character, but now, darling, you have taken that honor in my imaginings. Sort of the gay porn actor version of Borat, by the looks of your posting.

  • Al Levy

    How very unprofessional. I thought the NY Times checked and double checked who worked for them. He is using the tactics of a RAG reporter. I think HIS MOMENT IS TOTALLY PAST..

    Easy to see HE IS A SCHMUCK. Doesn’t or didn’t he have a mother? No one gets into this world without one. Heartless, brainless bastard.

    Be well Michael. Stay well.

    hugs from Al

  • INCognito

    “Moment passed?” After two years and a half of suggesting it? Don’t make me laugh! For two and a half year, it was a great idea in the works, but now it’s suddenly bust b/c Lukas missed the interview. Looks to me like someone just wanted a free viewing on the set and maybe a couple of freebie porn DVDs, but decided to bail out of the interview.

  • BobP

    Oh dear God. I don’t know how civilization will survive without a life changing story about what kind of clothes a porn maker wears. I could just vomit.

  • alan brickman

    he’s hawt we would all still do him…

  • tim

    I think the unprofessional way that Michael Lucas was treated. The upshot is that years from now, Michael Lucas will still be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry (adult and mainstream) while nobody will remember this writer.

  • TikiHead

    I think it’s hilarious that Michael Lucas pooches his lips and knits his brows the same way in every pic I have seen! He must practice in front of the mirror a great deal. The fact that we all notice means he has not really mastered the art.

  • TikiHead

    @alan brickman: He is very handsome, true.

  • Kirk

    This is despicable and completely unprofessional. My opinion of the Times has definitely been affected.

    I lost my father to lung cancer in April and only had positive and understanding responses from work colleagues. This was heartless of Mr. Trebay.

  • lifeofthecity

    The NYT needs as much attention as they can get, and apparently as always, so does Mr. Lucas. Is that not the definition of a mutual benefit?

  • lifeofthecity

    @Kirk:

    Calm down. The porn star wasn’t a colleague of Mr. Trebay and not everything happens the same everywhere anyway.

    Not everyone lives their life like a victim.

  • No Homophobama

    I would like to see Lucas make another “fart” or “piss” video with an Obama lookalike with Obama on the receiving end.

    With the way that Obama has crapped all over the LGBT Community by comparing us to incest practitioners and pedophiles in his DOJ brief, his friendship with bigots such as Warren, his campaigning with gay hating Donnie McClurkin and Mary Mary, his position that God does not approve of LGBT families, I think he should take some Michael Lucas “hot air” to go with his own.

  • Travis

    How ridiculous. This man sent this email out to thousands of people. An email exchange? With a New York Times reporter. All because he missed out on a press opportunity? Why should we care or feel bad for him? He’s a useless tool who believes he’s the messiah who is contributing to society because he can film guys having sex and sell it. And he’s dirt cheap too.

    His last email about his Ugly Betty cameo went on and on about making porn mainstream on a family network. Sorry, I hate to break it to ya dude but porn will never be mainstream with families, because it revolves around sex. It’s just the way it is. This man has an ego the size of the Empire State Building and nothing to back it up. Time to get rid of him.

  • TANK

    Well, it gets hits doesn’t it? but alas, it’s just porno. Who gives a fuck. It’s a year and a half over. This is nothing but an attention grab. Who’s in the right? Well, who’s the wrong? I can’t see it being bad either way.

  • Elvis

    Send Lucas back to Russia!

  • anonyy...

    I dont like that expression michael lucas has on his face…its soo…idk

  • Sug Night

    The lead-in for this article is entitled “What Is Michael Lucas Complaining About Now?” It should be “What Ridiculously Vapid Bit of Publicity is Queerty Giving The Prince of Purim Porn THIS time?”

    Or, with “Mr. Foxx’s” professional opinion and comments in mind, perhaps “This Is Your Mind After Years in a K-Hole.”

  • Rudy

    The trouble with Michael Lucas is he acts as if he were hung like Michael Brandon.

  • Adam

    Michael Lucas has lost it. Time for him to throw in the towel and retire.

  • Peter

    I dont see the appeal of this man. Hes not attractive at all and his porn videos are mediocre. Hes lucky the Times even contacted him in the first place.

  • Marty

    What a whiny spoiled brat. Please stop covering this hasbeen loser and maybe hell finally go away for good

  • Leo

    In all seriousness, this is what we call a ‘narcissistic injury’ on Lucas’ part.

  • Tom

    More from More Foxx- Eye think Micchal Lucas am smartest, most handsomest directur in the hole world. He make my boy-parts feel all tingly and leaky. Bad man from New York Tymes is such a nobody, he is bad. And a nobody. A bad nobody. Cheer up, Micchal. Me wish i could remember how to make smiley face on typwriter keys … (sigh) KISSES!

  • Robert

    I can’t believe the supposed prestigious NYT would employ a writer who conducts business this way. No matter our opinion on Michael– this is so very unethical.

  • Now My Butt Hurts

    Clearly Lucas has enough money to get a publicist on retainer.. he may even have a few. Regardless, any PR professional with half a brain would make it abundantly clear that this isn’t the best way to resolve things or for Lucas to represent himself.

    Although the missed opportunity was unfortunate, the best way to play it out would have been to gently remind him that you’d still love to speak to him and that he was always available for Guy as a resource. The hostile approach Lucas employed would only serve to piss the journalist off and make it incredibly unlikely that he (or the rest of the style section for that matter) would ever want to communicate with him again. Since Guy RARELY features a signal person in a story and does more cultural trend pieces.. I think it’s more likely that Lucas was one of several people he was interested in chatting with on a single subject. If the story was dropped or had been printed, badgering Guy isn’t likely to motivate him to revisit the topic.

    So Lucas is pissed and he somehow thought that tossing this around as some kind of gossip item would be a great way to get some media hits and make the paper look bad. WRONG. He seems pissy, petty, and unprofessional.. and if he had any sort of goal of emerging from the adult world into a more mainstream celebrity.. well, he just warned virtually all producers and journalists exactly what a bitch he can be. good luck.

  • Dennis

    Sorry, but ML’s face is about as ridiculous as Nicole Kidman’s. People rip on him for his ‘trout pout’, but I’m not sure he even CAN register emotion anymore. Ease up a bit on the botox and collagen lips, sometimes less is more.

  • tofer david

    frankly, michael lucas doesn’t get it. he doesn’t get it.

  • Daniel

    @Now My Butt Hurts:

    100% agreed. In my ‘past life,’ I have worked for Edelman PR and Ketchum, two of the largest Public Relations organizations in the world. If any colleague of mine at either firm ever let a client do something like this, their pink slip would have been waiting on their pillow that night. I have dutifully composed a feature story about Mr. Lucas about seven months ago for my magazine. I dealt with a publicist named Len Evens or Evans.

  • wills

    Dear Michael,
    There is a saying, “I don’t suffer fools easily” .
    Let it go.
    He is a fool.

    Sincerely, WILL

  • mikeandrewsdantescove

    Michael Lucas is always good at getting his name out in the news. Michael doesn’t need this interview. He will be appearing on Ugly Better. They should give him some lines.

    Mike
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikeandrews2

  • Manfred

    @mikeandrewsdantescove:

    The show is called Ugly Betty, not Ugly Better. And that’s only because he wasted $18K. Only an egotard like Lucas would blow that much money on a role as an extra on a TV show. The fact is no one that watches that show is going to know who he is, and if they do, they won’t care. Clearly, if he has to spend money to get a role on a show, rather than getting it for his looks or his talent, there is something wrong.

  • CHRIS

    TREBAY WILL BURN IN HELL FOR THIS. MICHAEL YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS.

  • Christopher

    @CHRIS:

    Overreacting, much? Time to take your meds.

  • TANK

    @CHRIS:

    ROTFL! If you’re not an employee, you’re insane.

  • TANK

    @Tom:

    LOL!

    This was posted a while back by somoene else, but it works in this context.

    “I AM ANGRY ABOUT THINGS AND PEOPLE AND HAVE A KEYBOARD FOR TYPING THINGS! NOW IS MY POST!”

  • GBM

    FUCK Michael Lucas I prefer Titan Studio

  • mikeBYU

    Lucas is a bore. God– i saw him once at a shos in the village and he has to be the most conceited person i’ve ever seen. and he had *nothing* interesting to say. i felt bad for the lettuce mc chick.

  • Marty

    Wow, 50 posts about “trout face.” Im shocked he gets that much attention even tho its bad attention.

    Hes so artificial looking that theres not much sex appeal. I dont get it.

    14:59, tick tock tick tock

  • Duncan Behines

    Trebay did not even say sorry for your loss or anything LOL Horrible. That’s just a standard response even if you don’t care. You always say sorry for your loss.

  • stephan Bertoli

    I love michael lucas. He is so hot. Lucas is the king of porn.

  • Karl

    @Duncan Behines:

    And that deserves a mass e-mail being sent out about you? Lucas wasn’t angry about him not caring about his mother. He was upset that he missed a press opportunity, and used his mother to guilt Trebay. It had nothing to do with her.

  • Greg

    @Karl:

    Referring to Lucas as the “king of porn,” is like referring to McDonalds as the “king of fine cuisine.”

  • tofer david

    the moment did pass. he was more relevant in the mainstream in the past. not now. get it?

  • Gary

    Eww, he’s so ugly. I don’t want his small penis anywhere near my body.

  • P.Reshen

    Michael – you’ve lost nothing – who cares about the NY Times anymore anyway? No one! They have gone to hell in a handbasket. I’d like to see you on the cover of GQ instead. I could also see a visit inside your closet as part of a realitty TV show – wouldn’t you love to visit Liz Taylor and play with all of her jewlery? Who knows, this stupid rejection may open many other doors for you that are far more beneficial to you.

  • Gary

    @P.Reshen:

    No one cares about the NY Times anymore? Oh, really? Is that why it’s considered the newspaper of record for pretty much the entire world…?

  • Johnny

    @Now My Butt Hurts: Exactly. Trebay didn’t do anything wrong, and Lucas is being an ass about a missed opportunity. Frankly it doesn’t matter why the shoot was cancelled. If it’s cancelled (obviously this was an important reason) and time marches on, you may not get that second chance. Consider this lesson #1 in “How Never To Get a Call Again From the New York Times.”

  • ChristopherM

    A journalist is in very poor taste? Well, I suppose if anyone would know poor taste, it would be a racist Eurotrash whore who dresses like a male version of Patsy Stone.

  • dontblamemeivotedforhillary

    Michael Lucas should:

    A/ Do a Master’s Degree

    B/ Get therapy in private

    C/ Stop pouting like Will Truman

    BTW – Who IS he, queerty?

  • Jared

    Lemme get this straight:

    Michael Lucas is tending to his dying mother but he can find the time to set up a photo shoot with The New York Times? Maybe this is why Guy Trebay lost interest in Mr. Lucas.

    Mr. Lucas acknowledges that Trebay called and expressed his condolences, why push the reporter to state the obvious? (That he’s no longer interested.)

    Saying “the moment was lost” seems much more polite than “I now find you uninteresting and objectionable.” One can imagine that a brush off from a less august publication would be, well…abrupt, blunt, ungracious and/or harsh.

    Seems like a case of biting the hand that feed you.

  • tony

    @stephan Bertoli:
    Hey Stephan aka B.. trying to locate you for a few years. Where you at now? e-mail me [email protected]

    Tony from NH

  • Kookie Kockroach

    Michael Lucas IS hung like Michael Brandon + he is one hell of a lot more masculine and actually knows how to use his endowment unlike sickie, druggie fem-queen Michael Brandon! Michael Lucas is also drop-dead gorgeous and unlike Michael Brandon could have been a GQ model! Michael Brandon is the scum of the earth whil Michael Lucas is Greek God Material!

Comments are closed.