Suck my manhole: Porn god Buck Angel talks FTM realness

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Justin Juul takes on singular porn hottie Buck Angel in part one of this exclusive SEX SF interview.

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Buck Angel is a dude who makes a living having sex with other dudes in movies with names like “Buckback Mountain,” “Pig Ass,” and “The Buck Stops Here.” He has huge muscles and tattoos, smokes expensive cigars, and lives in Mexico where people don’t give a shit about anything. But that’s not what makes this dude so cool. Buck Angel is exceptional because he has a pussy instead of a dick.

Buck Angel started his entertainment career way back in ‘80s as a super skinny, super hot, fashion model named Susan. Seriously, he was so hot even Howard Stern wishes he could go back and “do him” (although the feeling isn’t mutual). Modeling was great for a while, but Susan knew she’d never be happy as a woman. So she became a Buck instead.

The Guardian recently sat down with Angel to find out what happens when chicks stop being chicks and start being dudes with vaginas who fuck other dudes for money and fame (or something like that).

Part One: On Being A Man With a Pussy

SFBG: Hey Buck, before we get started, I just want to get one thing straight: you’re a transsexual, right? I admit I’m not too familiar with guys who used to be girls. What do you call yourself?

Buck Angel: Ok, well, I’m obviously not a very politically correct person so this might sound weird, but here’s the deal: a transsexual is someone who changes his or her sex so obviously, I am a transsexual. I’ll always be a transsexual, but I don’t live my life that way. When I think about transsexuals, I think about people who are in the process of going through a sex change. That’s not me. I’m finished with my sex change and I’m a man!

SFBG: So you’re just, like, a dude?
Angel: Exactly.

SFBG: What about your pussy?
Angel: I’m a man with a pussy, dude. It is what it is.

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SFBG: Well, here’s a question you’ve probably never heard before: when you're in a public place and you have to take a piss, which bathroom do you use?
Angel: Ha! I get that question all the time. I understand why people are curious, but come on! Could you see me going to the ladies room looking like this? I’d be arrested! I am a man and my pussy has nothing to do with it.

SFBG: Okay, well, I noticed that in a lot of your videos you fuck dudes. So does that make you a gay man with a pussy? I mean, is that how you identify?
Angel: No. I’m just a sexual person. I’m open. I mean, technically, I guess you could say I’m bisexual. But that’s not how I look at it. It’s more about the person to me than the gender. My business is different though. My customer base is 80 percent gay men, so I guess it’s kind of gay porn that I’m doing, although that continues to change as I get more successful.

SFBG: What do you make of that? I mean, I guess I've always assumed that gay men are specifically attracted to other men's assholes/dicks and that they all think vaginas are gross. So... is it hard to keep a gay man hard with your pussy? And what about straight men? If you're having sex with a straight man, do you assume that he's really gay?
Angel: Good question. The reason I think gay men are attracted to my work is because I am a man. I am a very macho man and gay men love that. The pussy is just one small part of who I am. I think they are attracted to my strong sense of self and sexuality. It’s true that there are many gay men who’re focused on just the cock, but there are also many who think that being man is more than that, and that when you get down to it, my pussy is just another hole. I have had some difficulties with men staying hard, but I think that just happens to some guys when the camera is on. It’s certainly never happened in private! Believe me, once they get a taste of my pussy, they just keep coming back. As far as straight men go, they’re not really interested in my work. I totally understand that because I am a man and they are attracted to women. Straight men tend to go for male-to-female transsexuals.

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SFBG: Do you think some of your success relies on the novelty value of you being the only “Man With a Pussy” on the scene?
Angel: Uh, partly, yes. But I also think it has to do with the fact that I’m offering something new. You know, maybe your average porn watcher has always fantasized about a person like me, but they’ve never been able to see it until now. Or maybe they’ve never thought about a man with a pussy, but then they find me and they get turned on. The bottom line, I think, is that men are much more open to sexual exploration and I offer a break from the norm. When the normal stuff gets boring they can turn to me.

SFBG: Well, you were a woman once, right? How did you get into porn?
Angel: I started a long time ago, behind the scenes, as a fetish porn producer. I was doing some work on a transsexual woman website and it just came to me. I was like “Wow, there isn’t even one Web site for transsexual men.” So I just did it. I took control of my own image and product and just launched my own website.

Next Week: Buck talks about his past and breaking into the porn business.

Comments

Hi J,
Sorry if the kick off to the Buck Angel interview rubbed you the wrong way. But sit tight. Much of the rest of it is dedicated to his experience as a pioneer in the porn industry and his struggle to be accepted by the the trans community -a community of people who initially shunned him for being overtly sexual and for marketing himself the way he does.

For the record, I think Buck Angel is one of the coolest people I've ever met and I've been wanting to interview him for years. He is a true icon of individuality and I think most people wish they could be more like him. They wish they could say "Fuck that, I'm gonna live for me!" I mean, how many people do you know that can't even do that on a small scale? They work shitty jobs just to pay the bills, they become doctors when they'd rather be guitarists, etc. But not Buck. He he wanted to be a man --even though he was publicly adored as a woman-- and so that's what he did. Simply put, Buck Angel is amazing, whether he does porn or not.
I will certainly be focusing on more local performers, organizations, businesses, foundations, leaders, etc., in the future, but I really wanted to interview Buck first because I think he's so awesome.

PS. There is a link to Buck's website in the introduction to the interview.

Posted by Justin on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:33 pm
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Hey,
I think this is really interesting. Sorry for not being a complete professional in the porn world, but I find these questions pretty on par with what was running through my head. I've never heard of buck angel before and just sort of stumbled on this blog and Im sorry for saying this because of all of these negative responses but I'm curious and I'm looking forward to the next interview segment... thanks justin for giving me someone new to google.

Posted by mm on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

Wow, let's think outside the cisgendered box, shall we?

Transmen/genderqueer porn performers apply to our local SF porn company almost every day. The industry is opening up to alternate expressions of gender and sexuality, and Buck Angel is partly to be credited for this. I hope the next installment shows more depth.

Please lend more focus on local performers, organizations, businesses, foundations, leaders, etc... who are working right here in San Francisco.

P.S. I noticed Buck's website wasn't mentioned anywhere in this post, which is strange for an interview. http://www.buckangel.com/

Posted by J from Pink & White Productions on Feb. 12, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

Hey there Trouble -- thanks for your comment. We're still in the pupa stage here, and everyone's comments and emails so far have been very helpful. Sex in SF -- it's a bedazzling doozy! We want to make sure everyone feels their voice is heard and their lives presented respectfully.

Posted by Marke B on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

This is just my opinion, but Justin - you ask some pretty random&bad questions in these "As a Porn Star" pieces. Are you playing devil's advocate or do you really not understand the logistics of gender and sexual fluidity whats-so-ever? Or have you even done any research on what it's like to be a porn star, make porn, or run a porn site, before asking people the questions you ask? I'm sorry, I'm really unimpressed by all of the interviews I've seen you do on this blog so far. I'm unsubscribing. Too bad, because you're interviewing awesome people. So far I'm thinking that this just ain't your beat.

Posted by Trouble on Feb. 11, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

Funny and honest. Well done.

Posted by hafjell on Feb. 13, 2009 @ 11:01 am

Nice interview, I love Buck Angel, have his "BuckBack Mountain" video . . . thought it was hillarious! :)

Buck Angel has a MySpace, I'm post-op TS and would love to be in a video and go on a date with him!

I also have a "Google news Alert" 4 Buck, so I know all his activities!

Happy Valentine's Day, Buck, U Angel! :)

xoxxxox,

Raquel!

Posted by Raquel Baranow on Feb. 14, 2009 @ 7:59 am