Wednesday, July 8, 2009

On the Hot List.... without resorting to rants!


I've gotta thank Jack Manly for including me in his half-year review of 2009's hot performers! That is fucking awesome! Being new to the industry and of color, I half expect to be looked over. I know, I know.... things are changing. I was conscious of the reason I picked 'Race' as a first name, and since porn is part of the image industry... Race is what everyone seems to zone in on, first. So, it's a pleasant surprise when someone sees beyond that, and actually looks at the performance and performer, instead. Reading some other blogs today, I also became slowly aware that people tend to air their dirty laundry out on the bloggosphere... a lot. It's something I've tried to avoid; but in the effort to be truthful, intellectual, and allow fans some insight into your life that isn't all rainbows and lollipops.... sometimes it's inevitable. Knowing this however, I don't want to make rants the driving force of my blog... nor do I want to write posts to comment on some inane and ignorant comment on me. I'm just not sure that it does anyone, any good. Except for maybe add to the drama.... and I'm the kind of person that can't stand the DRAMA! I'll even make a point to keep an arms length away, from those 13-year old little girls, that try to spread it. Hey, if that's your bag.... go for it. All the power to ya. I'd rather build my success on trying to stay positive, make fun of funny situations, and lift people up whenever possible. With that in mind.... again I have to applaud Jack Manly's blog.... he seems to stay positive, no matter what the situation. They don't call him 'Manly', for nothing. :)

5 comments:

  1. Drama? I can't imagine whom that might be. You deserve to be noticed. You approach the genre with incredible enthusiasm, not to mention a willingness to push the edges and punish the stereotypes. You give a performance in the best sense of the word, drawing your audience into the emotions you feel in the moment. If there is an art to this genre, and I believe there is, that is where it lies. You have the body and the brains to project a degree of sexuality that is overpowering. In a word: WOW!!!!!

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  2. Thanks Radbear! Yeah, I definitely want to leave a mark on this industry and not try to alienate anyone at the same time. I'm definitely pushing for something new on Edger9.com. Thanks for the comment, you rock!

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  3. It's all about scale. Some things are important enough to require a confrontation... others are just best left slide.
    I have to say that I think you've hit a good balance, Race. And, even without bringing your impressive intellect to bear on all topic, you do come across as a smart, and incredibly beautiful individual.

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  4. Thanks back at ya! I hope your site is a success. (And I still think you should contact Tom Bianchi. Do you know the work of Mike Alago? His site is called Rough Gods.) You seem to understand more about this medium than many of your contemporaries. Decades ago, one of the most successful gay photographers of the era said that his standard for a model was that he had to have any two of three attributes: big dick, handsome face, muscular body. Alas, that's not really enough to engage us for the long haul. Personality, the projection of intelligence, and a sense of self are also necessary. You seem to have these qualitiesand you know how to show them to yourbest advantage. I don't think those qualities can be taught or coached. You're a natural.

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