Gus Mattox Breaks Our Heart

Posted March 21, 2006 9:33 PM by with 22 comments

gay-porn-star-gus-mattox-retires.jpgThere are few porn stars that make my heart leap the way that Gus Mattox does. Jack and I first met him on the set of Wet Palms where he more than lived up to his reputation as a fiercely handsome, disarmingly charming and all-around good guy. Chalk his two-year dip into adult up as “too good to last” — the sexy fox is retiring. To go back to the theater, no less, in a new original production by Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!). Oh well, it beats shuffleboard.

Gus (now known to the world by his rightful name, Tom Judson) granted us his last (well, first of last) industry interview. I have to go before I get teary… Now that you are retiring, will you be moving to Florida or Arizona?
I’m trying to find out if I qualify for the Motion Picture Home.

What’s your most indelible memory of the industry you are leaving behind?
Well, there’s not really a specific thing, but as I slowly became aware of the fact that other people in the industry knew who I was I found it surprisingly–what?–satisfying, I guess. I was having so much fun that it never occurred to me that people were taking notice. I did a scene with a very sexy guy who was making his debut and he told me he was nervous about meeting me! I kept looking over my shoulder to see who he was talking to. In a similar vein it’s why winning Performer of the Year felt so good. I looked on the bottom of the trophy expecting to see “Well done, good and faithful servant,” because that’s how it felt. Sort of like the industry saying, “You done good, kid.”

gay-porn-star-gus-mattox-wet-palms.jpgYou’ve won GayVN Performer of the Year, are you gunning for a Tony?
Not in the part I’ll be playing in “Some Men” (the new play I’m doing in May)! Don’t get me wrong, I’d sit on the side of the stage with a bag over my head to be in a Terrence McNally play, but my part mostly involves playing the piano as background and accompanying some of the other actors. The script is wonderful and has a couple of references to porn and to escorting, which gave me a chuckle. I fully expect everyone to turn and look at me during the table read when those things come up. Trust me, I fully subscribe to the maxim “There are no small parts. Just itty bitty teeny little actors.”

I imagine the casting directors of Oh! Calcutta! are thrilled with your news. How has your stint in the adult industry affected your mainstream career?
Y’know, I think it’s only affected it positively. I did a couple of shows during my run in porn, but focused mostly on the movies. The creative team for “Some Men” is fully aware of Gus Mattox. On other things, like a couple of freelance writing gigs, the subject just never came up. Look, if people know who I am–however they know–it can help me to at least get in the door.

Was this something you’ve been planning for a while? Waiting to see if you won the award and then spring the big news on an unsuspecting public?
100% no. I was even in the middle of talking to a couple of people about upcoming projects. Winning the award was the catalyst that started me thinking about what really would be the best way to plan how to handle the twilight of my career (violins, please.)

You’re leaving us behind like a stain on a bedsheet. How are we supposed to go on?
As my father-in-law says, “Woodlawn Cemetery is filled with irreplaceable people.” (He also suggested I ask if it’s alright if I put my GayVN award on the piano in the play! What a guy.) One thing about this business that I love is that there are always new faces coming along all the time. I’m convinced I’m the oldest guy working steadily, which may make me an interesting footnote. But you’ll be amazed how easily you’ll all go on.

Does this mean we have to kill off Randall Jett?
Hmmmm…. Adriana showed up in the first episode of the new season of “The Sopranos” and she had been whacked in the woods. I hear the guys that write that “Wet Palms” thing are pretty clever, so maybe they can figure something out.

Some of my favorite Gus Mattox moments:

Gus, as deceitful rake Valentine Moore, in Dangerous Liaisons
Gus, as patriarch Randall Jett, in Wet Palms
Gus, as a derelict flight captain, in Taking Flight

Gus Mattox: The Gay Porn Blog Interview

Gus Mattox’s Blog

Gus Mattox: February 2006 Dream Team Profile (free with registration)

Mike

22 responses to Gus Mattox Breaks Our Heart

  1. CHAINSAW March 22nd, 2006 at 2:21 PM

    IT TRULY IS THE END OF AN ERA…. THIS TEMPEST WILL NO LONGER STRUGGLE IN THE AIR……

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  2. strongarm March 22nd, 2006 at 3:52 PM

    that’s a shocker, could a RL relationship have put his porn future on ice? BTW, I can’t tell who’s resting more comfortably, Gus, or his juicy cock.

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  3. Matt March 22nd, 2006 at 5:35 PM

    I will be going through the obligatory mourning period, dressed in black. Oh Gus (Tom) — you left far too soon…. :(

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  4. Ch Chi LaRue March 23rd, 2006 at 11:57 AM

    When i found this man in a bar in Minnesota, I knew he would be a star. He is not only a star he is my friend…love you Tom aka Gus. Were gonna miss you round these parts…Cant wait to see you in New York
    Love
    Chi Chi

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  5. Fred March 23rd, 2006 at 1:53 PM

    Tom is with out question the definition of class!

    It also doesn’t hurt that he’s hotter than a firecracker!

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  6. Frank March 24th, 2006 at 5:32 PM

    Gus Mattox is certainly going out on top! I have enjoyed many of his movies and Gus was nice enough to send me an autographed pic! Tom,good luck on your future endeavors.

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  7. hirron March 25th, 2006 at 10:11 PM

    Well, a great porn actor! It is good to know when to stop. We all like to remember him at his best shape! Everything must have an end…

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  8. jim March 26th, 2006 at 8:32 PM

    huge news about gus. have you guys heard about other huge news in gay porn — the reported breakup of the biggest couple in gay porn?

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  9. jhonny March 28th, 2006 at 12:24 PM

    What Gay porn couple jim ?

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  10. jim March 28th, 2006 at 7:34 PM

    jhonny — matthew rush and ethan kage.

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  11. Kent April 4th, 2006 at 12:49 PM

    Gus is certainly going out on top. I just wish he was going out on top of me! What a man!

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  12. Jeff April 7th, 2006 at 7:39 AM

    Man I love a hot mature man….

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  13. Fliptrx April 8th, 2006 at 11:44 PM

    We fell in lust with Gus when we first saw him on stage at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. We checked out his website, found naked pics and e-mailed him that same evening. He answered us back, we exchanged a few comments and have been die hard fans ever since.

    We now own all of his films and even though we cried when he shaved his balls, we still went to see him when he appeared locally and believe me he could sit on our faces any time he wants …shaved balls and all!

    I even got to hold his dick :)

    As far as we’re concerned he’s not going anywhere…we’ll always be able to get in his pants because he’s trapped in our DVD player forever and we ain’t ever goin’ to let him out. :)

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  14. ffffff April 20th, 2006 at 2:30 PM

    i love u sexy

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  15. liam April 29th, 2006 at 10:11 AM

    NO! HES SO FUKIN HOT!

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  16. johnny May 17th, 2006 at 4:23 AM

    6 bellissimo….. vieni a scopare con mé…….. he he he….. cazzo che bel uccello che hai…..

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  17. Rebecca August 21st, 2006 at 7:20 PM

    HOLY SHIT THIS IS FUCKING AWSOME! i love dicks and pussys its sweet i need some pussy or cock soon im a horny bitch

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  18. me October 15th, 2006 at 4:23 PM

    i have loved gus ever since i first saw him in men magazine.

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  19. Anonymous October 25th, 2006 at 11:18 AM

    he is so sexy mmmm

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  20. Kris Kichev January 6th, 2007 at 3:58 PM

    I love this person. Realy I often masturbate over his movies. Great stuff.. really!

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  21. jonhayro June 20th, 2007 at 11:51 PM

    he is brilliant in so many ways.

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  22. Peter August 6th, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    I love gus mattox of his person cause I think he is best porn as I had seen.

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