明星档案-Good luck Michael!

Reporter- Now, let’s go back in your adult career. I know you started in the mid 80’s, how did you get into the business back then?MB Oh my god (laughing)… I actually answered an ad in the back of Frontiers Magazine, out of Los Angeles. I was fresh out of the closet…fresh off the buss…fresh out of being married (to a women)…the ad in the back of the magazine said “XXX models wanted.” It turned out to be an agent recruiting models named Johnny Johnston. I called him, went to see him and do an interview, I then took off my clothes and got a hard-on and he sat there shaking his head like this (he nods approvingly) with a big cigar hanging out of his mouth. He was very old school Hollywood and he said to me (talking in a slow southern drawn accent) “I think I can work with you boy… (Michael laughs as he talks in the accent) and that is how I got my start.Rep Very cool…that was a great story. So what was the very first thing you did on film? Was it a solo video?MB Actually the very first movie I ever did was called Ranger Nick, by InHand Video. We put a tent up in the woods and I fucked the shit out of a hot bottom.Rep Very good and it sounds very hot for a first scene. I understand there was a period of time in the late 80s where you decided to get out of the business and you took a number of years off. I read that you were heavily involved in drugs and the party scene back then, spent some time in prison because of it and you are now clean for how many years?MB 6 years (with a big smile) Rep- Congratulations! After going through that period of hell, what made you decide to make a comeback to the industry in 2000, what was the turning point for you? MB Well going back to Johnny, the agent that I first went with, he had been keeping tabs on me over the years when I was in and out of prison. When I remerged back on the scene in LA he contacted me and he started to groom me to take over his business as a casting agent. One thing led to the next and I started doing movies again and I also started doing escorting. He was a mentor to me in the beginning and he showed me the ropes and all that stuff. He was very, ummm…well me being fresh out of the prison system, I was eager and Johnny was going through some of his own personal stuff and I felt he was not being as aggressive as I wanted him to be with my career. And only because I needed money (laughs) So I took him out of the loop and I became my own agent, or “Monster” (the name of his penis) became my agent and I started doing a lot of movies and working for everybody under the sun.Rep I read that at one point in your early career you went to Falcon Studios and they actually turned you away because you were so messed up at that point in your life. After 2000, you went back to Falcon and actually worked for them, how was that experience for you.MB Yes, they told me back then that when I cleaned up to come back. So I did! Redeeming myself by working for them was a wonderful experience.Rep So now you are part of the Raging Stallion team and work with Chris Ward and the rest of the talented people over there. How did that all come to be?MB When I took the agent out of the loop I went on internet and there is a directory there for all the production companies all over the world. I cut and pasted all the contact information and I sent my pictures out and stated this is who I am and this is what I do. Chris Ward at Raging Stallion contacted me and I went in for a meeting. I shot Sex Pac 6 and Lumberjacks, which was the Falcon film because Chris was directing that line for them. That started the relationship with Chris and me at Raging Stallion. He then called me about three weeks later and told me he wanted to feature me in a movie and design a movie around me, so I flew back to San Francisco and we had a meeting and I asked what the title of the movie was going to be. He stated “We want to call it Terms of Endowment.” (we both laugh). So I said, sign me up!Rep That is great! MB So at that time there was some financial difficulties with the company and I offered to invest in that project. I had some money (literally) sitting under my mattress from doing the escorting work and I wanted to do something with that money and I felt this was the right thing to do. So that is how Terms of Endowment came about. It turned out the company did not actually need the cold hard cash, rather I invested my appearance by not getting paid up front but rather in the rear (we both laugh at that statement!).Rep- So what happened next? MB- After we shot Terms of Endowment, Chris and I talked again and he told me that he wanted to start a new video line. He wanted to do a more gonzo style of fucking, meaning more aggressive to the point of brutality. Mainly switching out the bottoms and sticking with the same tops in the scenes and he told me that he felt he found his top in me. So we talked a little more and that is where I took my mattress money out and put it into his hands and that was the creation of Monster Bang. Rep Ahh, that is awesome. Monster Bang has become very successful, congratulations. You know I have been covering this industry for a while and I do not think there has been another “Icon” in gay porn such as yourself in many years. How did you, along with Raging Stallion and Monster Bang turn on the marketing machine that is Michael Brandon? I mean how big is your team and how much time do you spend marketing? MB Basically, Raging Stallion and I are PR whores! There are four partners in the company and then we have about 6-8 people that help run the day-to-day stuff. Everything is done in-house except for the duplication of the DVD’s and the actual printing. Our camera man is on salary; our editor is on salary…we do everything including the design and layout of the box cover. Rep OK, so we have to talk about “Monster.” How in the world did your cock get its own name and identity?MB Well as you mentioned earlier, I used to do drugs on a very large scale. I am now in recovery from that and in the journey of recovery (the twelve step program), I needed to discover some things about myself. Being a blue eyed, halfway decent looking white boy with a big dick in the gay community; your identity quickly becomes your cock. At least mine did and my identity was attached to my cock. Going back a little bit, http://www.male4maleescorts.com/ (HooBoy, god rest his sole, I love him) a male escort review site…well the journey of recovery teaches you to look in the mirror and tell yourself you are a good person, like “I love Me” or “I am not such a bad guy.” Well, I was not there yet at that point and I am still not there yet, not that I feel I am a bad guy…but I just do not look at myself in the mirror and say “I love you” yet. So, reading the reviews of my clients on this website saying things like “Michael is amazing in bed, he has a large cock, and he is a nice guy.” One guy stated…”That monster cock of his…” and boom it hit me like a ton of bricks. It was time for me to take my identity back and give my cock an identity of its own. So through and escort review, from one of my clients, that is how “Monster” came to be.Rep Wow, what a fascinating journey you have gone through. Did you ever contact that client and thank him for helping to create “Monster?” MB I sure did! Now Monster gets his own Email, his own phone calls…I mean it is amazing how he has taken off. I mean exactly (He acts like he got a phone call and gestures to his cock)…hello it is for you…(we both laugh loudly). I will take him and hit him on the phone and stuff…So that is how Monster came about! Rep Well everyone in the industry and I am sure most of the readers of this column know Monster. However, many people do not know you personally and you mentioned the “nice guy” comment from one of your reviews. I have known you for a couple years and I can vouch that you are a super nice guy and you offer much more than just what you have Below the Belt. MB Thank youRep Let’s take a moment and talk about your lover Marcos, how long have you been together? MB About a year and a month. Rep Congrats, every time I have seen you in the last year, you two are together and seem very happy! Since he is not a porn performer, how have you two balanced your career and having a relationship? MB It was very difficult at first trying to define the boundaries and understanding them. There had been other boys in my life before, but nothing on the level of Marcos. With the others, there was no commitment and so there were no issues with my work. Very quickly Marcos smashed the armored plate around my heart and I had to learn that he was much more than just a boy and it just wasn’t ok to fool around on him. Meaning I could not just pull people from an audience and fuck them in front of Marcos or at all for that matter like I used to. So I changed my act up a little and he travels with me now, so I pull him from the audience and it is just as much fun…if not more fun!

So now even when I am doing a movie and it comes to doing the cum shot, I picture his big green eyes and I shoot a big load thinking of him. It has been an interesting balance for me and him to figure out. I let go of the escorting out of respect and love toward my relationship with him. I did not want to be escorting after 40 years of age anyway. So the Universe brought Marcos into my life and I am thankful for that. If he wasn’t in my life, would I be escorting today? Probably, because of the finances of it all. When I gave up escorting I had to readjust all my finances. I mean I used to be able to pay credit card bills and stuff all at once, now he and I budget because that cash flow stopped. But together we do very well with our joined income; not nearly as well as I used to, but that is ok with me because of the love I have for him. Rep I am getting a sense from you that all the changes you have made are all worth it to you though… MB Absolutely! You know you mentioned earlier that I am one of the most loved and respected people in this industry, but when I would go home at night and walk through my door I was probably the loneliest as well. Now I am not lonely.Rep That is great to hear (we both smile).MB Some of my fans and even some of my friends are really not ok with the fact that I am in a relationship now. For some reason they feel I have given up too much of Michael Brandon.Rep I would disagree with those people, as you are clearly happy in your life now and you have evolved as a person. You are still an amazing performer and everyone deserves happiness in life. Good luck Michael!