Michael Brandon’s Tragic Fall

Posted October 1, 2008 3:06 PM by with 0 comments


For the past year or so everyone in the industry has been hearing disturbing rumors about Michael Brandon: He’d relapsed on crystal … he was on crack … he’s serving a life sentence at San Quentin. All outrageous, none substantiated. People close to Brandon refused to talk, “out of respect”.

The last time I saw him was about eight months ago. Mike and I brushed past him in the lobby a building downtown. Brandon was always thin, but that day he was practically unrecognizable: a skeleton. He gave us both a big hug and walked away, not saying much, leaving us both stunned in his wake.

Although it leaves many questions unanswered, SF Weekly finally puts the rumors about Michael Brandon to rest and the truth is way more disturbing than I ever imagined: from a partner in one of the leading porn studios to a motel-surfing meth dealer facing serious jail time. Giving how incredibly sweet he was, the story is all the more tragic indeed.

My thoughts are with you, Michael.

The rise and fall of the Monster (SF Weekly)

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  1. Anonymous October 1st, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Oh god — please tell me this is a joke.


  2. Hector October 1st, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    What a shame. I admit that there were more than a few scenes, including the incredible scene in smokin in the boys room, where brandon performs like a sex demon, rampaging into an ass like a beast (great scene) in which he is clearly tripping on something.

    It really is a shame that he pulled himself out of that life only to be drawn back into it. A shame that there isn’t something other than jail that can be done to help him. Our society is just too interested in punishing rather than healing.


  3. scott October 1st, 2008 at 8:12 PM

    That is so sad! I met him once in the Nob Hill theater before the release of his movie tearms of endowment. He performed live and fucked sky donovan in the ass before shooting his load. He later posed with the crowd, signed autographs. Very nice guy, pleasant. He always replied his emails personally. Hope he gets some much needed help…….


  4. ChicagoCub October 1st, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    NOOOOOOO! I love Michael Brandon! That’s a waste of a huge cocked great top! (and good filmmaker too)

    I hope this isn’t true.


  5. dubianjun October 2nd, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    I can’t believe it.please tell me it’s not true.


  6. dlg October 2nd, 2008 at 5:22 AM

    Oh Michael, I am so sorry your life has taken this turn.., My prayers are with you. God Bless.


  7. BigSurprise October 2nd, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    A film starring him, the legendary czech point, is one of my favorites, the scene with him (some violent, almost a rape) I remember vividly, despite i prefer double performance of chris steele, which not has big cock like him but is most charismatic. This news saddens me but I am not surprised: his life is full of bullshit (not just the prison). I hope is the last: I would like to review it rather than as a director, again as an actor.


  8. Anonymous October 2nd, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    I feel no sympathy for drug-dealers, at all. I like him as a porn star, he is one heck of a top, but drug dealing is a cancer, and people like him should be locked for a long, long time.


  9. Jeff October 2nd, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Yeah.. Sorry, I just can’t feel sorry for junkies or crackheads. You reap what you sow.


  10. Sam October 2nd, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    I’m not suprised and neither should anyone else…no one with a sane background filled with a somewhat normal chidhoold goes into porn…eventually low self esteem and self worth takes over..especially in a business filled with sex, escorting and drugs…yes i watch porn but don’t glorify or will ever encourage and friend or family member to get involved in… it leads to nowhere, once your old on film your next step is escorting, sleeping with people you normally wouldn’t…i hope he truly gets the help he needs…as of late there has been one story after the next about these guys either dying from drug overdose or in trouble with the law..i wish him well!


  11. Anonymous October 2nd, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    tsk tsk … I knew it was just a matter of time until the self-righteous haters came out. You’ll jerk off to his movies for years but as soon as he does something bad you’re the first to castigate him. Shame.


  12. Jim October 2nd, 2008 at 2:16 PM

    i hope michael gets better, he is such a great guy and porn star. he was always so sweet and kind to me when i would email him to say hi and he would always write back and thank me for thinking of him. he is such a great person and i hope he can kick his habit and get back to living a good life, i truly miss talking with him. Best Wishes Michael, Get Better Soon.


  13. Hector October 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    I don’t think one has to be lacking in self respect to go into porn, but the society we live in is so judgmental of people who are much more free in their sexuality that it has always been that way.

    If we lived in a society not ruled by outdated ideas about sex and sexuality, we might have a porn business that had far more mentally healthy people in it.

    In any case, I may not like drugs or dealers, but I can’t help but feel for a human being who is suffering, and this trend in our culture of being so callous toward others frightens me.


  14. Anonymous October 2nd, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    People who sell drugs are no worthy of sympathy, no matter how big their cock is. He is a disgrace.


  15. ChicagoCub October 2nd, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Hello you judgemental a-holes! He obviously has a problem, he’s sick and part of that leads to selling. Give me a break with all your judgemental comments.

    I don’t do drugs, I don’t sell them and I don’t like them but I am a compassionate human being.

    You guys are part of a society that would rather lock people in jail than treat the problems in the first place.

    What is this blog full of Log Cabin Repulbicans.

    You people are sick.


  16. ecodude October 2nd, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    The article is pretty scary when you get to the end. Some people just self destruct and loved ones can only stand by and watch. His partner needed to pull a tough love act since the relapse, but it seems too late. My prayers for both of them …


  17. kyle October 2nd, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    To all of you who say he deserves pain, fuck off. He is addicted and it is in his brain. Physiological will always overwhelm psychological when it comes to drug addiction. The word “junkie” is unacceptable, it refers to him as a piece of junk. Selling is unacceptable. I hope you never fall down.


  18. scott October 2nd, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    He is selling drugs because meth took over his brain! Drug addicts will do anything to feed their habit, including selling drugs!They need treatment, not judgements fron hypocrites who jerk off to porn but think low of the very people who get them off! And who says they all end up as escorts? Some of them also go to college and get jobs! So, shove your ignorant opinions up your judgemental asses!!!


  19. kyle October 3rd, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Scott, SELLING illegal drugs is not in his brain. Selling must stop, there are 1001 ways to earn money. Selling in the long run damages most people and the justice system will lock him up for a lifetime. Everything else i agree with.


  20. jay October 3rd, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    We jerk off to them because they’re hot and have hot sex. That has nothing to do with their private lives; and is no license to commit crimes. You have a very strange thought process Scott:we jerk off to them, so we have to be ok with them dealing drugs..I love porn, but that is all it is for me: porn. I don’t think of porn stars and gods that can get away with everything, including committing crimes.


  21. C. Clear October 3rd, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    I can’t believe the coldness that some of the people here are showing to Michael Brandon. I don’t believe you have to think about Porn Stars as Gods incapable, and inscrutable of all bad things to “excuse” his crimes.

    The “excuse” of his crimes seem to me to be acknowledging that this is a man deep in the depths of addiction who has destroyed every thing that ever mattered to him. As someone who has dealt with friends who have been addicts after a while dealing with them you see a part of them die and all that is left is need for the drug.

    If he goes to Jail (which he will almost undoubtedly) we have to ask our selves if this helps the problem. does it help the people he dealt Meth to ? does it help him get over his own addiction ? will it prevent him from dealing in the future ? or does it just satisfy our own self righteousness without impacting Michael Brandon or anyone else with a Meth problem in a worthwhile way.

    C’mon people what happened to Mercy and understanding ??? Even if he goes to Jail (which I think he should BTW) How does it help anyone, him, the people he dealt drugs to, friends and family, etc etc by being cold and self righteous ??


  22. JC October 3rd, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    My son is a meth addict. He has been sober now about 7 months, but before that spent 2 years in prison and had one big relapse that almost landed him back. Meth addicts sell to use — he would never sell while sober. He told me once that it got to where the meth brought no joy but only avoidance of the pain of withdrawal. I don’t condone any of it and even reported my son to the authorities once; but I also know that addiction is painful and NOT a sign of moral weakeness. I hope Michael gets help, which is what he really needs.


  23. scott October 4th, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    All I am trying to say is porn stars are like anybody else, no need to look down on them just because they do porn. I did not say it was ok to sell drugs. When people are addicted to drugs, they do things like this to feed their addiction. They need help, rehab, counselling. Not jail time!


  24. Benjamin Stark October 9th, 2008 at 7:25 AM

    Michael Brandon and Aidan Shaw were always the guys I wanted to work with ..they were kind of Porn-Gods or simply big Idols. They act like a real Porn should look like: hot and with real pleasure for the actors. I am shocked that there is now another victim of this devilish drug, that seems more destroying someone`s life more than HIV.


  25. Will October 9th, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    How about warning labels?

    Starring in porn can cause

    – early death
    – drug addiction
    – disease
    – crime

    I’m so conflicted. I like sex, but this is getting inhuman and totally depraved. What a curse.


  26. John K October 9th, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about Michael. He is truly one of the best in the porn industry. But more importantly, his is a fellow human being, not just a sex symbol. I don’t know him personally, but when I look into his eyes, I see a genuinely nice guy and a heart of gold. Whatever happens, I hope it is in his best interest. Get better Michael and come back to tell us all you are okay.


  27. Anonymous October 10th, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    This guy is a Loser with capital L. Hot, with a gorgeous cock and mad skills in sex, but a total loser in any other thing. Anyone who wastes their time feeling sorry for this pathetic loser is as much of a loser.


  28. Donatien October 11th, 2008 at 1:54 AM

    I’ve known Michael for several years and he’s an incredibly witty, generous and loving man. He was always there with a warm hug and big smile. So very much more than Monster.
    Whatever your judgements about how or why he got there, there’s a really nice guy in jail right now who’s hurting and scared and lonely and bored. Through his personal relationships and more, Michael has made others feel better about themselves. I’ve seen this first hand. I hope the legal system will be kind to him and that eventually he will regain his recovery.
    At the very least we can send positive thoughts his way and good wishes for his partner Marcos.
    This is so sad.


  29. Mark October 12th, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    “Even if he goes to Jail (which I think he should BTW)”

    Jesus Christ, another fucking drug prohibitionist. Michael Branden has a drug problem. Michael Branden sold drugs to willing customers. Throwing him in jail is cruel and immoral.


  30. Jerry October 14th, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    I have met Michael Brandon quite a few times at different events and he has always been extremely friendly, though I definitely knew him during the times when he was clean. My sister and my ex partner both ruined their lives with crystal meth, even going so far as to sell and manufacture it. People going to these extremes are not in their right mind and prison is NOT the answer in my opinion. This country does not yet have and answer, so this argument is moot.


  31. Fans tell the truth! January 25th, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Well, Michael B to please his upcoming judge and court trial has completed a 90 day rehab! This does not earase his 8 years previously served prison time for drug crimes. It does not earase the fact that his sealed file is now re-opened due to his own actions. It does not earase the 3 life partners he has ditched and burned or the money he stole from Ragin Stallion. It does not earase the fact that Raging Stallion is bitter and hates him (with reason!) It does not earase the fact that he is penniless and has to go with a public defender! Fans are Fickle! They say they like Monster’s performance but they raise no funds to support a criminal. This street criminal deserves no support from fans and he is facing SERIOUS prison time again! Michael Brandon is a liar! he was neve3r ever clean — he always snuck certain drugs into his life — he openly did poppers which are against the 12-step recovery program – – many fans saw him doing poppers in live shows or on the set! He deserves no mercy because he sold drugs to children and is a perfect example of th elow self-esteem who thinks he is hot stuff because he does porn! Porn is full of drugs!
    What a true A-hole is some one who vows a come back when he has hie an emotional and financial rock bottom like Michael! If michael were interested in a program of recovery he would denounce drugs, denounce porn, get a real job after his imenent prison time, denounce prostitution and listen to a loving NA sponsor who would inevitably tell Michael to do good behavior, make ammends to the millions of people he has burned and robbed, shun pornography because in itself it is an addiction and stop glamorizing poppers, alcohol and prostitiution! There are reasons the right wing judges those who participate in these activities! Mainly because drugs, prostitution and porn lead to misery! This is certainly true in the case of Michael Brandon who is a heinous and hideous criminal and deserves a strict and severe punishment!


  32. Roz April 11th, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Oh he’s a disgusting pig! His hair is always array and he does not clean his finger/toe nails which are yellow from his chain pot-smokin anyhow. + he gots loads of problems and a crystal meth induced erectile dysfunction and his ass smells like used tampons! Further, he gots bad skin and hair growin n weird places. I wish I knew what kind of cologne he uses cause it is like a combo of urine, sewage acid, and rotting eggs, cabbage and onions rolled in2 1 bad smell! And u ever geta load of his teeth – yuck! No one wants this man porno star or not…. And all this is thanks to the inability to learn to stay out of trouble with the law and to allow obsession with drugs rule his life! Drugs are Brandon’s higher power – period!


  33. Egatha April 25th, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    tsk tsk tsk. What is even worse is that asshole michael “demon Monster from hell” thinks he is so hot that he has had the vanity to name his penis and create a separate personality for it! Like penises really have personalities of their own… The stupid mother-fucking M. Brandon just thinks he is god’s gift! He really needs the living shit beat out of him!


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