I’ve published many behind the scenes photos from the set of Hot House‘s upcoming movie “Trunks 8,” which stars gay porn newcomer David Benjamin, but we don’t know much about this sexy man. I asked him to do an interview for my blog a month ago, but it took some time till he could send his answers, because the studios keep him very busy, and that’s a great sign!
Right now, David is on the set of his very first group scene also starring Logan Vaughn, Sam Truitt, Cody Avalon, Trent Ferris and Jake Jennings! He is filming a new movie for Channel 1 Releasing (directed by Chi Chi LaRue), and you can see some behind the scenes photos if you click here!
Below you can read David’s article about shooting his very first porn scene, then he answers my interview questions! Enjoy!
“Since as long as I can remember, or at least since I watched my first porn, I always wondered – what is it like to be on the set of a porn movie? I assumed that it was raunchy, sexy, undisciplined fun; a modern day bacchanal, equal parts Nero and Caligula. However, as with most things in life, the reality did not live up to the fantasy.
I walked onto my first porn set last week in Palm Springs, CA. I was there to shoot my first porn scene ever, a poolside romp called “Trunks 8” for Hot House Entertainment and directed by Christian Owen. I wasn’t shooting that day but didn’t have anything better to do so I was invited to set with the promise that I would be quiet and stay out of everyone’s way.
The scene was already in the process of being shot. Despite the 103 Degree temperature and the lack of shade poolside, three models were doing their best to look sexy while contorting their sunburned bodies into a series of unnatural (awkward) positions.
“We need to get you guys from the pool to over here on the grass,” said the director.
One model got up and began to walk over to the patch of grass, but was stopped.
“No, we need you to go back and then transition over to the grass.”
Sullenly, the model resumed his position (getting rimmed on all 4s in the shallow end of the pool). The director called action, and the rimming resumed. After about 15 seconds of moaning and groaning the model muttered something about moving to the grass, and the three men then stood and walked to the grass.
“Cut,” shouted the director and he and the three models went into a huddle to discuss their next position.
Needless to say, my first time on a porn set was not nearly as sexy or hedonistic as I hoped it might be….lol…but what did I really expect! The reality is that porn is more illusion than reality. Yes there is sex going on….yes, the models may even be enjoying the experience, but at the end of the day it is a production: a series of images, vignettes pasted together into a glossy package designed to elicit lust and fantasy in the minds of the viewer.
But the truth is, the illusion be damned. After years of wondering if I could do it, and what it would be like…here I am! I hope you enjoy my debut performance in Trunks 8. If you’re interested in learning more about what its like breaking into the porn industry, or are just interested in seeing me in action, please follow me @davidbenjamin or on Facebook.”
Who knows what the future holds, but I can promise you — it won’t be dull 🙂
Hi David! First of all congrats on your Ducati Models contract, I’m sure Trenton Ducati and Mike Youens will take good care of you! Please introduce yourself to my readers.
Thanks Andy! I’m very excited to introduce myself to you and your readers and even more excited to be working with Trenton and Michael at Ducati Models. They have such combined experience and success in the industry that, for a new guy like me, is invaluable 🙂
How old are you? Where are you from?
LOL, I get this question all the time and the truth is that I am much older than I look. I’ll be 40 in a few months! I grew up in the Midwest but have lived in Washington, D.C. for over 15 years…so DC is home.
How’d you become interested in porn?
It seems like I’ve always been interested in porn, but my first exposure to it came as a 12 y/o when I discovered my dad’s porn magazines in his closet.
As for doing porn, well that’s been in the back of my mind since I was in my 20’s. I just wasn’t in a place in my life to do much about it until recently.
Top or bottom? Which do you prefer and what’s your favourite position?
That’s like asking a parent to choose their favorite child – not gonna happen! I’m 100% versatile.
You have some nice ink, tell us the story behind them.
The Hebrew on my chest is a quote from my favorite book, East of Eden by John Steinbeck. The word is “Timshel” which very loosely translated means “free will”. The map on my shoulder comes from my lifelong fascination with cartography. Finally, the birds on my left arm represent different family members.
What are you doing to stay in shape? What’s your workout routine?
Well, I am a certified personal trainer and love the gym. As a result, I spend a lot of time there. I workout 5-6x a week and watch what I eat.
My workout routine depends on my particular goals at the time. But in general, I prefer split routines (picking 1 or 2 muscle groups to work out each day) as opposed to cross training or circuit training. Say, for example, I want to trim down and tighten up. I’ll lighten the weight and do 10 reps with 3-5 sets. Alternately, if I’m trying to gain strength and size, I’ll lift heavy, 5-8x with 4-6 sets. As for cardio, I’m blessed with a high metabolism so cardio has never been a big part of my routine.
What is your ultimate sexual fantasy? Give us one performer you’d love to do a scene with.
Would you laugh if I said “Make love with my husband on the first night of our honeymoon?”
Hmmm….so many ideas. My top 3 are: Trenton Ducati, (confidence is so sexy) Billy Santoro (modesty and a sense of humor are real turn ons), Landon Conrad (ok…Landon’s, just plain ole hot). Honorable mentions to Francis Sagat, Adam Killian, Jake Decker, and Shawn Wolfe.
What’s the dirtiest or sexiest thing you’ve ever done?
The sexiest thing I have done is make out for what seemed like a half hour with my fiancé while watching a movie. At the end I felt like I was 17 again and had just made out for the first time 🙂
As for the dirtiest…hmmmm….how about being a gang bang bottom 🙂
Anything kinky you’re into?
I’ve experimented a lot sexually but personally I like groups….I’m a huge exhibitionist and having sex in groups for me is a lot of fun.
Are you gay, bi, or straight?
I am gay.
What is your opinion on the gay for pay performers and bareback sex?
I don’t have a problem with performers who identify as straight working in gay porn. What does bother me are people who fetishize straight men in gay situations, and people who try and make money off of gay men who fetishize straight men in gay situations. There is something unhealthy about wanting someone, anyone, who has no interest in you. It is a waste of time, and if unchecked, can be emotionally damaging….even in a fantasy situations.
Are you open and out to all of your friends and family about gay porn?
Some yes, but I have not broadcast it to my family and friends. The ones who are interested in gay porn will soon find out and my hope is that we can talk more openly about our shared interests. For those who have no interest in gay porn, there is less to discuss.
Is this a career you want to stick with or is it just a quick in-and-out?
I’m taking it one step at a time. I mean, I have just shot my first scene! However, I’m open to learning more about the production and business sides of the business. I am a curious man by nature and porn is my latest curiosity….let’s hope it remains so for some time 🙂
Do you have a message for my readers?
I am hopeful that it is the beginning of an interesting and happy new chapter in my life. I hope you and you’re readers join on Facebook (www.facebook.com/davidbenjaminx) and Twitter (@DavidBenjaminX) as I answer your questions and share the experience of what it’s like to break into the porn industry. For good or bad, it will be a fun and interesting ride 🙂
Thanks for taking time to talk with me, hopefully we’ll be getting to know each other better in the days and months ahead!