Norm Self describes making his adult film debut at age 83 as “splendid.”
The retired clergyman from North Carolina tells The Sun he feels “more vibrant” than ever, because his “erotic energy has taken over” since pivoting from a lifelong career in the church to a late career in adult entertainment two years ago.
So far, 85-year-old Self has appeared in four gay adult films since 2017. And while he hasn’t been paid for his work, he’s really not too concerned about that. Self is mainly in it for the sex.
And to inspire future generations not to feel trapped “in the norm.”
Self, who recently appeared in the documentary “On The Game: The Sex Business,” says his career change happened a few years ago when the person he was living with asked if he would ever consider doing gay porn.
“My housemate asked me if I’d be in a film,” he recalls. “I was invited in and all of a sudden all this attention comes to me.”
“We are going to have sex anyway so why not make it a liberating and bonding experience instead of hiding it away in the shadows?”
Last year, Self, who came out as gay in 1997, told Huffington Post that making his first adult film was simply “delightful,” saying the “best part was just being there and doing it.”
“It was splendid! How could it not be? (I was in) a blessed rural setting, surrounded by a cast and crew of loving, competent, supportive brothers intent on sharing the good news of the healing power of pleasure. What could be more delightful? And, if you’ve seen the video, with the two adorable models performing, what else could be lacking?”
Four films later, he’s still having a blast. Or, as he put it, “having a party.”
When asked by HuffPo what is the biggest misconception about older people and sex, Self replied, “I would speculate that the biggest misconception is that sex ‘wears out’ and isn’t for elders.”
“I would dispute this fabrication by pointing to many elders I know (even older than I am!) who regularly enjoy this sweet intimacy.”
The transition from priest to porn is not that great of leap.
ROFL! Your comment got me, thank you.
I didn’t even know that Priests are able to retire.
Religion might have some wonderful truths in it the same way a broken clock is right twice a day.
He got to watch Blake MItchell fuk a guy in person, omg, so jealous!!!
Actor on Himeros TV, the creepy and ridiculous porn site created by the non-less ridiculous Davey Wavey : end of the joke.
I watched some of the vids of the website and seriously, does someone really believe in this new age bs?
(There is a lot of old men in porn, did you forget the whole cross generation thing? And you don’t talk about it).
An 85-year-old bad joke! “Normally,” it usually works the other way – there’s a lightning bolt of shame to the collar of another kind. Some sense of shame has a psychological healthy purpose. Clearly, he has none! I just hope to God he wasn’t one of THOSE priests!
You seem real pressed that an elderly man is still having sex. Get over yourself.
Hey closedmindedone. Maybe the shame is yours. All I saw was a cute old man reminiscing about his life.
Great continue to glamorize pedophilia by putting very old men with young twinks. How completely vile and repulsive. This is not about ageism.
It’s pedophilia when guys are underage. But yeah, it certainly is a step further than the ‘boys with daddys’ porn that has an age gap between the performers that is half of what is the case here. But as long as the performers are 18+ and there’s a market… But from what I read here in the comments this might be a big fake publicity stunt.
Your comment is 100% ageist. Perhaps you’re jealous no one has asked you to go on camera with “twinks.”
I don’t think the old guy was put with the twinks though. It was more the past meets the future and all.
This sounds like a thirsty publicity stunt by someone desperate for — oh, Davey Wavey. Never mind.
I think it’s marvelous that an 83-year-old gay man is living his life, enjoying sex, and starting a new career he finds fulfilling. The person who snarkily claimed he was paired with twinks is wrong; he’s with a middle-aged man in one and intergenerational group in another. Elder sexuality unnerves and upsets some people, but that’s a problem for them. Meanwhile, I hope Mr. Self keeps having a ball for as long as he can, and good for him!
A career?!!! Surely you jest. It’s porn man.
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