Reese Rideout: 2008 Man of the Year

Posted November 17, 2008 12:07 AM by with 34 comments

Saturday night, Men Magazine named Randy Blue‘s Reese Rideout their Man of the Year for 2008. For the record I’m happy for Reese; readers of this blog know Mike and I are huge fans of his. But would it kill Men Magazine to pick an actual gay man? Last year it was reese_rideout_gay-porn-1.jpg

Image by Ken Knox, courtesy Unzipped Blog.

After the jump, a clip of Reese simultaneously celebrating and getting molested at his coronation party in LA on Friday.

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34 responses to Reese Rideout: 2008 Man of the Year

  1. levi November 17th, 2008 at 1:43 AM

    MJ’s is obviously the best spot to be on the weekend.

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  2. Anonymous November 17th, 2008 at 2:42 AM

    that ass is rediculous
    how does he buy jeans?

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  3. Ash. November 17th, 2008 at 4:14 AM

    I hate that mag, it is grossly homophobic. Please people you should boycott it and cancel your subscription to Menmachine.com today!

    They exploit gay men and idolize and venerate straight men. We can’t even get married or appear on the cover of a “gay” magazine, Jezz it might as well be 1955.

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  4. Jake November 17th, 2008 at 4:41 AM

    For the first time in years, I agree with this selection. He may be straight but this guy not only fucks guys but also got fucked by a guy on video. So I have much respect for him. Besides the great looks, he has the best body ever. His ass is actually too hot (if there is such a thing). This guy deserves it all!!!

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  5. MNF November 17th, 2008 at 5:01 AM

    The guy is definitely hot, but…

    You ask, “But would it kill Men Magazine to pick an actual gay man?”

    A gay man…from the gay porn industry???? Is there really such a thing? Besides, why in the world should the gay male community ever elevate a real gay man to such an honor when we’d much rather put all our energy and adoration into worshiping straight/gay-for-pay performers and then take the few gay performers out there and have them go straight/straight for pay? It makes them SO much more appealing if we fantasize that they’re not even gay in the first place.

    Perhaps next year Men Magazine will select a former gay porn performer who’s made a complete crossover into the straight porn world. Now wouldn’t that be hot???

    I’m just sayin’!

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  6. Davey November 17th, 2008 at 8:13 AM

    I am glad for Reese and voted for him in the poll. He might be gay, bi or straight who really knows? But one thing for sure, at least they chose some one who is currently doing gay porn at the time of being chosen. That is more then I can say for the above three mentioned. Also, “They” didnt choose the winner the subscribers did so…… Anyway…Congrats Reese!

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  7. Over Straight Men Magazine November 17th, 2008 at 8:32 AM

    Exactly!!! Great topic to bring up especially with all the buzz about Prop 8. Whats up with gay men magazine that they can’t even throw a bone to a gay guy. Seems that to be worth anything in this gay magazine you have to be straight. Why not just call the magazine Straight Men?

    And then the issue that men magazine is supposed to be about gay porn stars, yet Zeb Atlas and Mark Dalton were not even gay for pay…they touched their muscles and jerked their meat yet they actually won something? One of them even twice? Oh that’s right…they’re straight. While gay men actually do gay porn, straight masturbators that don’t do anything get the laurels.

    Isn’t gay pride grand?

    Until Men Magazine actually starts respecting their own gay community I don’t even want to see it on a stand.

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  8. Anonymous November 17th, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    They don’t mind gay mens money, but they don’t want them on their pages.

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  9. MrsCrabbits November 17th, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    I stopped buying Men Magazine after seeing countless hot guys that I could never find in any gay movies.

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  10. jboy November 17th, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    I like Reese but agree the magazine should select a gay model. Of course if it’s open voting, then I guess the gay community is to blame. At least he has sex with guys and does it all, unlike Johnny Castle and until recently, Zeb.

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  11. johnny November 17th, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    I just don’t get why “straight” men want to be ogled by and have sex with other men. I just don’t get it. The money can’t be that good to do what you’re not into.
    A beautiful man is a beautiful man and I’m going to look no matter what they are. But why do they do it?

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  12. Sick of Anti-Gay Gay Magazines November 17th, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Let this be a lesson to all aspiring gay porn stars: DENY YOUR SEXUALITY! Being gay to gay people is…welll gay (something lame or unattractive, unideal). Instead, take it up the ass or dont have hgay sex, whatever the case is don;t ever say your gay! Gay is gross!

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  13. jay November 17th, 2008 at 1:50 PM

    1.-It’s funny how gay men in California are outraged because apparently most black people voted to support Prop 8; we expect their automatic support because they’re a minority, yet, at the same time we can’t get ourselves to support one of our own.

    2.- This Rideout guy can brand himself the word ‘Straight’ in his forehead, we ALL know he is as much of a homo as anyone else who has ever chosen to take it up the ass.

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  14. Youknow! November 17th, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    he IS gay. Mark IS gay and Zeb IS gay.
    If you get fucked in the ass or fuck a guy, your gay. Its that simple

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  15. Anonymous November 17th, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Not all African Americans in California voted for Prop 8. I for one did not, as a gay African American man. To think that 6.2% of the state’s population was able to pass this hateful proposition is totally uninformed. Least we forget that millions of right wing leaning Whites cast their vote in support of hate, as well.

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  16. jay November 17th, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    For the record: I did not say ALL African Americans voted for Prop 8, I said “APPARENTLY MOST” and I thought it was clear that I was being critical of gay men’s hypocrisy at the result and their trying to single out Black people for (allegedly) not supporting us when we can’t even get us to support ourselves on something as banal as this “Man of the Year” thing. And yes, I agree, I also think it’s hypocritical that they blame it on black people when white Catholics and Mormons pretty much decided the outcome.

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  17. My Other Car's the Tardis November 17th, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Reese is hot, no doubt. But that Borg bikini contraption nightmare? Yikes!

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  18. Frank November 17th, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    That contraption he has on on the cover is… disturbing.

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  19. alexi November 18th, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    It’s not a racial thing with Prop 8. It’s a religion thing. Religion, to paraphrase homer simpson, is the cause of and solution to all life’s problems.

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  20. Derek November 18th, 2008 at 3:49 PM

    Let’s be real, people. It doesn’t matter if the man is gay or bi or straight, we, as visually stimulated gay men will objectify a beautiful man, however we define that for ourselves. So who cares how he labels himself? Would it matter to straight men if Tera Patrick was a lesbian? No. Because she takes it in every orifice in her movies by a big cock. So, if this Reese does the same thing for the gays, so what?Unless he’s dating you, or starting a relationship with you, it’s really not any of your business how he chooses to define himself outside of the world of porn.

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  21. Randy Blue November 18th, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    I don’t think in the history of running an online adult company have I ever commented on any other blog then my own so this is pretty much a first for me. But I will repost this from what I wrote somewhere else earlier.

    I am surprised at so many of the posts and so much misinformation that is just speculative and not backed up with any real knowledge of the industry. So let me take this time to inform people a little about the gay porn industry or at the very least what I have observed over the last few years.

    I will break it down in a few points because if I didnt I would probably be writing 10 pages.

    1. Men magazine is about the male form and the appreciation of the male form reguardless of the models sexuality. Were all the models in Playgirl straight? Does any one want to bet on how many of the models in the 50 plus years of Playboy are bi or lesbian? Do the majority of newstand readers care? Reese was voted on by the fans because he is the best.

    2. There would most likely be a lot more gay porn stars in the industry if the response they recieved from blogs and from their friends were not so negative. Gay men read these posts and more then a few decide not to do any more work because of the cruel and most often ridiculous things that are spouted off about them. Gay men are told by their friends not to do porn and how awful it is when straight men are told by their peers to go and enjoy themselves and have fun. Yes, and dont argue this point with me I know and I have met their friends. If gay men make it demeaning and frustrating to every gay man that wants to do porn what do we expect. Even as fans you reap what you sew. Straight men live in a bubble and do well in this industry because they never come across all the shit talking that goes on. And even if they did most would just smile and say have a good day and walk on.

    3. Reese Ridout has been with me since the very beginning of his career. That is 3 years and still going strong. I cannot tell you how many men gay, bi and straight have come and gone and yet Reese is still here. It has not been entirely easy for him and he has over come alot to get where he is and he has done it with complete humbleness and style. Everyone in my company looks up to him and new models apply just because of him. Photographers all over the world want to work with him and in three years I cannot think of anyone who has that has nothing but the kindest words to say about him. In a world where almost every company would give their eye teeth for him he has stayed loyal, steady, professional and completely motivated by his fans. That in itself in a dog eat dog industry is something to be highly complimented. I might also add the very same can be said of Chris Rockway.

    4. I have never had a “straight Guy” business. Some are gay, like Blake Riley, Cody Fallon, Derrik Diamond Eddie Diaz, and Dustin Rivers. Some are bi like Brent Diggs, Leo Giamoni, Lucky Daniels, and Kevin Falk. and some are straight like Chris Rockway, Jeremy Walker, Xander Scott, and Reese Rideout. They are actors, they play a part. And the millions of people who have stopped by my site to view them are all the more thankful for them.

    I am extremely proud of Reese as is my entire company and what he will bring to Men magazine this year. Thank you Reese for all your hard work and that incredible ass. You simply are the best of the best.

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  22. Spongey November 18th, 2008 at 5:54 PM

    I like Reese and I’m not too disappointed he was chosen Man of the Year. It’s a hundred times better than Johnny Castle, what the “F” was that about?

    Reese gets points for actually having sex with dudes and for the most part enjoying it. I will admit that “Randy Blue’s” confirmation of Reese’s orientation killed my Reese fantasy. Oh well, I’ll live.

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  23. Anonymous November 18th, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    I still think it’s kind of sad that gay porn outsources talent

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  24. V November 18th, 2008 at 6:52 PM

    Lame.

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  25. Jigae November 18th, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    I love the sex in Randy Blue’s videos, and Sean Cody and Corbin Fisher and etc. etc. but I always have to skip past the interviews where the guys talk about girlfriends or how this is the first time anything has been in their ass, when it so obviously isn’t.

    Why do gay men get off on this? Is it because they don’t like being gay? They fetishize straight guys? They like seeing straight men “degrade” themselves for money?

    Whatever the cause, it’s a major turn off for me. Give me an honest gay or bi man any day.

    P.S. When did Leo Giamani become bi? That’s new, isn’t it?

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  26. Les November 18th, 2008 at 8:40 PM

    How is Reese straight? He was in a video with Eddie Diaz sucking his dick and screwing his brains out. I know he’s an actor and playing a part but having sex with someone of the same sex makes you gay or at the very least bisexual.

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  27. Nijinsky November 19th, 2008 at 12:21 AM

    Excuse me, but it would take someone who pays people to have sex (I mean make it commercial) to present a ridiculous grocery isle selection of some are this some are that then there’s those – and pay me so much and you can see them all turn into “you get what you pay for”.
    This is like pin the tail on the….”Now you all put yourself in box A,B or C otherwise the logistics don’t work.”
    Ask a stupid question get a stupid answer.
    And don’t forget “it’s a dog eat dog industry”.

    Of course it makes a difference whether someone has the courage to say they’re gay – in whatever manner they express, it in whatever part of their life – and that doesn’t mean they’re not allowed to express any other part of their sexuality to disqualify they homosexuality, but this tit for tat story about gay men’s attitude in comparison with straight guy’s attitude is one used car I’m not buying.
    If what you’re selling is supposed to express sexuality, but the only supposed way you can make any money is to make something so addictive that you have to hire people who are immune to it, well – you’ve completely forgot the whole minority who can’t even be open about their sexuality.

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  28. MikeB November 19th, 2008 at 4:30 PM

    Randy Blue standing up for his actors is quite noble. I like Reese. I don’t care what he is. However in this week’s update with Xander & Will Vega, I think if Xander is only acting as gay as he does before the cocksucking, I am now quite offended as a gay man. A straight guy pulling the feminine affectations act like he does in the intro needs to be jacked up and fired, not paid for the performance. He’s making fun of those he wants to pay for his performance.

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  29. Troy November 20th, 2008 at 3:15 AM

    Randy’s post was rubbish. 9 out of the 10 men put up for the “man of the year” were straight white men. When is the last time Men put an openly gay man on the cover, and since only cover stars get chosen for man of the year it makes their “you voted for him” argument totally invalid and bogus.

    Randy’s post was hot air, it was utterly invalid, RandyBlue is a gay for pay website, at least Randy have the fucking guts to admit it instead of hiding behind meaningless tosh that does not validate the exploitation of internalized homophobia.

    What is important, in all other media, Hollywood, TV, and fashion gay men are ostracized and rejected over straight men, one would think gay porn would be a save place for gay men, a visual medium were gay men were not ostracized or degraded or dismissed over straight men, but sadly like 80% of Randy Blues models, straight models on Randy’s site and in gay porn get more praise, more money for less work and unquestionably exalted over gay men as being “better”.

    It’s very sad that we have people so ready to exploited a very sad and unfortunate part culture for the almighty dollar, rather than use gay porn to celebrate gay people and gay sex instead of suppressing gay men, degrading gay men degrading gay sex by using straight men who view gay sex in a very negative way and the continuing and rapid heterosexulaizing of the industry. These men, both straight performers and the owners of the sites and magazines, do not deserve our respect and certainly not our money.

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  30. nygardon November 23rd, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Let’s try to keep 2 things in perspective, gentlemen: These are porn starts we are talking about. They are supposed to entertain us, not represent us. They are supposed to take our minds off prop 8, not reflect our level of self respect to the “opposition”. Second, I can call myself a rocket scientist, or a porn star for that matter. It doesn’t make it so. I’ve seen some of those performances. He may claim not to be gay, but he ain’t straight either.

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  31. Emmett November 25th, 2008 at 4:34 AM

    On one hand, the fact that any of these men consider themselves straight is beyond me.

    But who cares? It’s Men Magazine, not The Advocate. He won because he’s hot, and to be straightforward, when I pick up a porn magazine, that’s all I truly care about. More than that, he seems friendly enough, has an amazing smile and doesn’t have any homophobic tendencies. Toss the dog a bone here; gay or straight, he definitely gets the job done.

    If his selection really gets your blood going, take your anger and put it towards something that matters, like Proposition 8. Getting flustered over a porn magazine choosing a porn star as their man of the year is a bit much.

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  32. M November 26th, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Re: Randy Blue’s post; what exactly has Reese had to “over come” in a 3 year porn-“career”? What possible obstacles could there be? Gag-reflex?Aside from that pesky having to have sex with men-thing, (after all it is gay porn) I don’t see much that would need to be surmounted? Regardles, I still kind of resent the whole gay-for-pay thing.

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  33. Dan December 13th, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    @ Randy Blue

    Spot on.

    Truth hurts though!

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  34. Joan Riviera September 20th, 2009 at 6:42 AM

    REESE RIDEOUT !!! You are a WONDERFUL FORCE OF ROMANCE !!! Your charm is as beautiful as your
    Body. I enjoyed meeting You !
    Made this old lady smile !

    Joan Riviera

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