DAVID FOREST: “THE PORN INDUSTRY HAS BEEN DECIMATED”

Posted April 16, 2013 1:24 PM by with 3 comments

Everyone’s favorite Male Madam is back! David Forest did an amazing interview with Village Voice’s Michael Musto today, talking about the glory days of the gay porn business.

The real reason you see the same stars on all the same sites, Forest says? There’s not any money for them. Forest — who once told me that he’d tried to sell Ryan Idol to Falcon’s Chuck Holmes for $40,000 — says his last big pay day was for Zeb Atlas, in 2008. Forest says Atlas got $25,000 for his scene with Adam Killian and Matthew Rush. (You have to wonder if Rush and Killian felt any size envy about their comparable paychecks.)

Of course, after crossing the gay sex barrier, Zeb eventually got his due — after the jump

Quoth La Musto:

“In the past five years, the studios have really clamped down on budgets” [said Forest] “A good example would be Zeb Atlas, who came on the scene as a physique star. People liked him, but he wouldn’t do any gay sex. When I finally got him a deal with Falcon Studios, he did gay sex. Money talks. He did two scenes in 2008—with Matthew Rush and Adam Killian—and got $25,000. But that was the last time anyone’s gotten that kind of money!

“Things dropped so drastically between ’08 and ’12. Raging Stallion Studios wanted to drop him to $2,000 a scene and opted for four scenes.” But Forest says they only shot two, losing interest when Atlas did scenes for other people. The proliferation of online sex has obviously hit the studios in the crotch, and everyone’s getting tighter than Jeff Stryker’s mouth before he finally bottomed.

David Forest and Gay Porn's Zeb Atlas

This is what we’ve been saying for a while.

Furthermore, Musto writes that Forest is now launching another meet the stars service — KnightsAndSquires.com.

Always glad to read a bit from Musto who has been a wonderful chronicler of porn stars for decades. Not only did he feature our Chuck Holmes project in his column, he even let Gay Porn Blog publish hishis first gay porn memory.

FURTHER READING:
Gay Porn Biggie Says The Industry Has Been Decimated
Jeff Stryker: I Almost Didn’t Make It In Gay Porn
My First Porn Crush: Michael Musto Talks Jack Wrangler

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3 responses to DAVID FOREST: “THE PORN INDUSTRY HAS BEEN DECIMATED”

  1. JeffIn760 April 17th, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    After working in the industry for years, I can unequivocally say that David Forest is a predatory douchebag.

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  2. RyaninMiami87 April 17th, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Perhaps he just solved his own mystery. Who wants to watch porn where someone is only doing it for the paycheck? Especially when such a huge chunk is going to this creep? The audience is more intelligent and worth more than that. I want to watch two real men fuck like primal animals because it feels good, and the chemistry is real, not watch two robots hump for a pile of cash.

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  3. James April 18th, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Mmmmm. Mr Forest has a history of being forgetful with the truth.

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