Pride for Pay? Johnny Castle to Headline Houston Parade

Posted March 13, 2008 12:11 AM by with 37 comments

I’ve never had much of an issue with gay-for-pay stars. Some are in it for the money, some are just sexually confused and some are just plain hot. So I know that Johnny Castle, for instance, is never going to fall in love with me, but I could easily get a nut thinking that he might let me lick his balls for a few hours (assuming I pay the Forest Meet the Stars fee, of course). He’s many things to many people, including a hunky piece of meat to me, but I’m not sure what he’s doing pushing Pride.
As much as I love the guy, I was a bit perplexed when I got an email tonight from manager David Forest that Castle will be headlining at three Pride parades this summer. He’ll be making a guest appearance in North Carolina and signing autographs in Georgia, but in Houston the not-gay star will be on a float, which is a little like Mark Dalton marching in a Take Back The Night Rally.

Below, Jason Curious’s interview with “Mrs. Johnny Castle” where his lady assures us that he REALLY DOES LOVE US. Just as long as we keep buying his videos.

Johnny Castle Named Men Magazine Man of the Year 2007
Amateur Gay Porn: Randy Blue’s Johnny Castle


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37 responses to Pride for Pay? Johnny Castle to Headline Houston Parade

  1. saddened March 13th, 2008 at 3:01 AM

    This is just further evidence of the gay community’s self-loathing and emotional retardation.

    Why is it that most gays can’t seem to differentiate between sexual fantasies and actual (and sometimes unpleasant) realities?

    Just because you find a man attractive does NOT necessarily mean he should be lauded socially and asked to ride a Gay Pride float. It’s a Gay PRIDE parade NOT a Gay Fantasy parade!

    Some VERY hot guys are NOT friends of the gay community. It’s unfortunate but it’s true.

    Deal with it!


  2. will March 13th, 2008 at 3:44 AM

    From the headline I thought he was the friggin’ Grand Marshal, but turns out he’s just on a float. I was all set to be outraged, but this is now a nonissue, as Pride parades are supposed to be inclusive — AND hot.


  3. Steve March 13th, 2008 at 5:00 AM

    Every year David Forrest gets his models these gigs. They are paid gigs but more importantly it is an attempt to make them gay friendly and almost gay. Everyone can celebrate gay pride no matter what somone’s orientation is. However, when pride parties pay straight performers to dance or be the Marshal of gay pride parades, it is an insult to every gay person. The model is only appearing for money and NOT to celebrate gay pride. However, I dont fault Forrest or Castle but the event organizer who looked past equally HOT gay peformers who would have done it for free. To make matters even WORSE, Castle is not GAY FOR PAY. He does not have sex with men. Houston is not known as a gay mecca, but let us begin the boycott NOW! I will never travel to Houston :)
    BTW, your headline is incorrect, Castle is NOT gay for pay. That implies that Castle is having sex with guys for money. Dont tell me Gaypornblog has been brainwashed too :)


  4. Jett Blakk March 13th, 2008 at 5:32 AM

    I always tell any gay-for-pay models I work with that I don’t care if they’re gay or straight–as long as, for the next few hours, they make me BELIEVE they’re gay.

    And I don’t have a problem with a straight guy appearing at a pride function. Lots of straight people show up at these events every year to support us (even though they are not doing so for financial reasons. The question is (and it may be a no-brainer), would Castle be there if he wasn’t being paid to be there? And even then, is it a big deal? Part of the fun of these things is to check out the eye candy, and Mr. Castle has lollipops to spare.

    Just let’s not make him Grand Marshall or anything…



  5. ChicagoCub March 13th, 2008 at 7:29 AM

    It’s just eye candy for a gay pride float. Nothing more nothing less.

    You just love the gay for pay controversey!


  6. Michael March 13th, 2008 at 8:01 AM


    Didn’t we already go through this a few months ago with this jerk? I fucking hate these “gay for pay” assholes and having them headline a Pride event is just insulting. Where is the pride in that?

    Yes, he’s hot, BFD, so are a lot of gay men. Why do we always have to glorify these losers when they won’t even suck a cock?

    Yeah, he loves us. As long as we through money at his worthless ass. I say fuck him.


  7. Dan March 13th, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    I think it is a sad commentary on our community when that is the best we can do for Pride. How about somebody who is actually PROUD to be gay. Shame on us.


  8. J March 13th, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Okay—this is just straight up RUDE. Be gay for pay if you want….and if you dig the gay for pay types, more power to you….however, do not come into our events saying you support us when we know (as do you) that if we were not buying videos that you were in (or paying DF’s hourly charge–pandering is pandering…don’t matter how you dress is up) that you would not be giving any of us time of day (and I strongly suspect would be a bit of a gay-basher…just a hunch, but my hunches are usually spot-on).


  9. Steve Cruz March 13th, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    It seems a little whatever to have a str8 guy headlining a PRIDE event true… but having said that I have met and spent a little time with Johnny and he’s a total sweetheart… he could melt even the iciest heart. He had no problem getting physical with me grinding his crotch on my ass on stage. I have never met a str8 guy so laid back about his sexuality… so in the case of Johnny I say good for you kid. I’m a fan!


  10. chriso March 13th, 2008 at 1:16 PM

    Hey Michael, Jack didn’t write this post, Mike did.

    Considering he’s not a grand marshal or anything, I think this isn’t such a big deal. I could do without the 800 tons of porn star floats/booths that are part of Pride anyways, they get so tiring. The last time I saw anything at Pride parade that actually elicited, y’know, pride, was when I saw a float full of kids from Hetrick Martin and the Harvey Milk School in NYC in 2000. Me and my friends were so in awe of how great all these kids were and so happy for how proud they were and how they were such a diverse bunch. They were immediately followed by some “” type of float with hairless twinks in jockstraps, proving that the only thing that really matters to the gays is your fuckability quotient!


  11. Michael March 13th, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Yes, Steve Cruz, I know he’s a “sweetheart”, I’ve heard it and read it a million times, but until he sucks your cock or you fuck his ass on film I’m not impressed with his grinding on your ass while on stage. I’m sure this was an unpaid event right?

    And, sorry chriso, I thought Jack wrote the piece my mistake. Plus, I never said I was a fan of twinks in jockstraps at pride events, just that so-called “gay for pay” guys don’t belong there.


  12. Scotty B March 13th, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    funny, i was going to blog the same thought. it’s rediculous that Castle is celebrating Pride, especially after all the rumors and gossip people used to whisper about him on the set. Cocktails with the Stars guests used to slam him all the time for being heavily homophobic outside of doing gay porn and for now us to see him celebrating gay pride is just a slap in the face. I didn’t see him at the GayVNs… must not have been paid to go… love Forest but Castle… I’ll pass!


  13. chriso March 13th, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Michael, my entire reply was not directed at you, just that first line.


  14. MHK March 13th, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    just a question, why can’t a straight guy participate in gay pride? is it supposed to be strictly segregated? if so that sound pretty lame.


  15. will March 13th, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    According to some of these negative comments, we’re not only supposed to exclude people based on sexual orientation, but on RUMORS about their views. Pathetic.


  16. amazed and confused March 14th, 2008 at 12:54 AM


    What are you, an idiot? Why am I bothering to ask. The use of the word “lame” paints a pretty clear picture.

    No one here is suggesting that a straight person cannot or should not be allowed to participate in a Gay Pride parade. The objections to Mr. Castle’s participation have to do with his alleged past homophobia (see archives of this blog).

    Sure, the Gay Pride parade should be inclusive and ANYONE who proudly supports the community should join in. It should NOT, however, be attended by people who have a negative regard for the community but see fit to cash its checks so to speak.

    Get it?

    Now tell me how, like, totally, like, lame or, like, whatever, I am.


  17. Anonymous March 14th, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    @amazed and confused: “…his alleged past homophobia…” Huh? Um, don’t you see the incredible stupidity of that statement?


  18. Dan March 14th, 2008 at 9:57 AM

    So on the list of things to lose sleep over in the grand scheme of life, where does this -really- fall.

    I understand some of you are angry at the idea of a pride event becoming a superficial fantasy land, and I understand how that would upset.

    I also understand how some of you are really unphased by a pretty face in the crowd, or, er, on a float.

    Me personaly, this whole thing is a little below me. If whom ever wants to shell out some money for this guy I’ve never heard of until now to be there, cool. I hope your investment pans out in the long run.


  19. ballsdeep March 14th, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    ever heard the phrase “willing suspenstion of disbelief”?

    heath ledger, jake gyllenhall? they’re not gay… they’re ACTORS!!!

    is jc exploiting us or vice versa?

    jc has been totally up front about his orientation and has not been the least bit disingenous about it. so , fo me, i applaud him for telling the rest of the world (and you better believe that this JERSeY BOY is gettin rafts of shit for doing what he does. so a little credit is due for him having th GUTS to do this for our enjoyment. be real, he ain’t makin a million at this.

    i love his hot fuckin muscle ass and in my fantasies he is the biggest fuckin pig bottom and so was heath ledger.



  20. MHK March 14th, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    amazed, you need to get out of your parents’ basement from time to time. you’ve got some serious anger issues goin on.


  21. Richard March 14th, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    I have to admit I did not even think most cities even had gay pride parades anymore. It all seems so 90’s.


  22. amazed and confused March 14th, 2008 at 10:53 PM

    5:31 AM,

    Put up or shut up.

    Oh, and learn how to compose adult level sentences.



  23. Jay March 15th, 2008 at 9:37 AM

    Who cares if he’s straight?!
    He’s so hottt!
    And not apparently homophobic.
    I don’t get the problem!


  24. john March 15th, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    “Me personaly, this whole thing is a little below me. If whom ever wants to shell out some money for this guy I’ve never heard of until now to be there, cool. I hope your investment pans out in the long run.”

    I don’t agree with the ‘little below me’ point @ all but Dan makes a good point in that paragraph. The producers of pride are to blame and to pity-nice or not ‘nice’ as johnny may be….why???


  25. Jason March 15th, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    Don’t know what the BIG deal is about, the guy is NOT even that ATTRACTIVE..



  26. will March 16th, 2008 at 11:44 PM

    @amazed and confused: My name was dropped from the 5:31 AM post purely by accident, I assure you. Oh, and “adult level sentences” needs a hyphen.


  27. Leo March 17th, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    I find JC to be an extremely hot man. That being said, he is totally WASTED on the fucking cunts! While I’m at it, I am sick and tired of all of the “straight” guys in gay magazines and videos. It’s not fair that our emotions are being played with constantly. However, as long as the gay community continues to drool over these morons and put up with this shit, then we get what we deserve! Think about it folks, when was the last time
    anyone saw a gay guy being used as an emotional/psychological weapon against women?!? The “straights” should one their side of the fence with their fucking fish and leave us gay men the fuck alone!


  28. will March 17th, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    @Leo: “…when was the last time anyone saw a gay guy being used as an emotional/psychological weapon against women?!?” Well, whenever the most recent issue of PLAYGIRL hit the stands.


  29. ChicagoCub March 17th, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Girls Girls Relax! you’re both pretty!


  30. Ross March 18th, 2008 at 2:05 AM

    Any gay person, defending this gay for pay bullshit, needs to be kicked in the throat!

    I don’t care if Johny Castle supports gay rights, he supports getting his paycheck more!

    Straight men don’t jerk off to us, but we seem to think it’s fine for us to beat off to them…AND pay them for it!

    Yep, this why the Stonewall Riots had to take place, right guys!?

    These gay morons supporting these gay-for-pay actors, do just as much damage to our struggle for equal rights, as the gays who agree with extremist religious nutjobs who think that “God hates fags”.

    Self loathing, self destructive fucks!
    If you want to live a limited life jerking off to straight men, fine!
    But who the FUCK do you think you are holding back? Yourself? Correct bitch!


  31. Critical Eye March 18th, 2008 at 5:16 AM

    C’mon he’s super hot, he’s super attractive, apparently he’s a very nice guy, so stop bashing him. He’s wekcome to join whatever parade BUT all this doesn not mean i need him in my gay porn. With all his looks he must be able to get any pussy he wants and i’m rather strict on gay for apy things i.e. NO WAY. Let’s keep gay porn for the gays and straight porn for the straights.


  32. Anonymous March 18th, 2008 at 12:39 PM


    Well said!


  33. amazed and confused March 18th, 2008 at 12:45 PM


    Do you always hide behind juvenile nonsense when you’re supporting an indefensible position and can’t think of anything useful to say?

    Really, do you have anything substantive to add to this or are you just going to (re)act like a humiliated 10 year-old?

    I’m guessing the latter.


  34. amazed and confused March 19th, 2008 at 3:41 AM


    Those hyphens we’re dropped purely by accident, I assure you.

    See, that bullshit works both ways.

    Maybe you and MHK (assuming you’re not the same person) should have a talk show. You could have Johnny on as your first guest: Deluded Gays Who Glom onto Straight Porn Stars and the Straight Porn Stars Who Loathe Them.

    I bet FOX would pick it up.

    By the way, you should use a comma before a direct address, not a colon. The “@” is entirely inappropriate. I assume you have a fully functional keyboard in front of you; use it.

    I’ll tell you what – let’s just agree to disagree. I’ll return to my blithe disdain for you and people like you and you can return to your comfort zone: picking up cans from the side of the interstate.

    Feel the love.


  35. will March 19th, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Dear amazed and confused, You just had to get the last word didn’t you? Feel the irony.


  36. amazed and confused March 19th, 2008 at 8:35 PM

    Awww, little Will’s feelings are hurt.

    Psst, you should look up the meaning of the word “irony.”

    I’ve been reading your comments on some of the other threads and it’s quite obvious to me that you’re not very bright.

    That’s all I have to say on the subject. The “last word” will most likely be yours (feel better?).

    Poor guy.


  37. Zane March 24th, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Hmm… I may not quite be gay enough to understand the thing at the end, but I dunno. Margaret Cho likes to show up at gay pride things and she’s said that she’s not a lesbian. It’s just that gay guys and lesbians love her. So if homos love this guy, let him head up a parade or two. At least it’ll make a fag or two happy.


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