Suck my manhole part 4: Porn god Buck Angel talks community and the future

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Justin Juul takes on singular porn hottie Buck Angel in part four of this exclusive SEX SF interview. See part three here.

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SFBG: How do you fit into the GLBT activist scene?
Angel: I’m not so into it. I mean, I certainly respect the GLBT community, but I’m more of an individualist. I do what I do for me. As far as a specific FTM transsexual community goes, I’m a little wary. I mean, they were nothing but critical and rude when I was first getting started. They were very disrespectful. They thought I was misrepresenting the transsexual-man community and I was like “I’m not representing any community. I represent Buck Angel!” They’ve shown a little more support recently, but my initial experience with the FTM community left a bad taste in my mouth.

SFBG: It probably wouldn’t have been so bad if you were just a regular actor right?
Angel: Exactly. But because I show sexuality, I’m suddenly cast as negative role model for transsexuals. The most frustrating part is that, like I said earlier, I don’t identify as a transsexual. I’m a man. You know, I’ve gotten so much shit from people and had so many labels thrown at me that I just can’t care anymore. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me…except maybe my wife.

SFBG: Is that why you live in Mexico? I thought you lived here in SF for some reason.

Angel: Man, people always think I’m from San Francisco. I have no idea why. I mean, I’m originally from Southern California, and I’ve spent lots of time in SF. But I’ve never actually lived there.

SFBG: I guess I just always assumed that this is one of the only places on earth where transsexuals don’t get harassed every time they go to the grocery store.

Angel: Well, SF is a great spot, but it’s not the only tolerant place in the world. I lived in New Orleans for a while and that was fine until that big ass hurricane came and fucked everything up. That’s when I moved here.

SFBG: Is Mexico a pretty safe place for people who live your lifestyle?
Angel: I live on the Yucatan Peninsula –which is a lot different than other parts of Mexico-- and, yes, it is safe. It’s like living in Europe or something. I mean, people never ask weird questions about my personal life and they don’t seem as judgmental as people in the states do. I moved here for that reason and also just because I wanted to get away from the whole Bush Regime thing back home. Mexico’s a great place for someone in the porn industry. There just aren’t as many rules and restrictions, ya know? Also, the weather’s fucking beautiful and the rent is cheap. I own my own home down here, with a pool and a maid and all that. I could never do that in San Francisco.
SFBG: Ha! You should see my place, dude. It’s like four walls and a roof and it costs more than a six-bedroom house in Michigan.
Angel: That’s what I’m talking about. I love Mexico, man.

SFBG: Well, if I’m ever down there I’ll stop by for a visit. Wrapping up here, though; what’s your goal in porn?
Angel: My goal in porn is to get away from the whole “freak porn” thing. I want to make films that are sexually positive. My stuff isn’t specifically for transsexuals; it’s for people who feel like they don’t fit in the box. Some people think my work is degrading or that it’s not sexy, but some people think it is sexy and that’s just as valid as anything else. The thing about my porn is that it transcends boundaries and I just want to keep pushing the envelope.

SFBG: So what does the future hold for Buck Angel?
Angel: I’m just gonna keep doing what I’m doing, you know? I’d like to maybe work with Joanna Angel on some sort of brother and sister thing. That’d be cool. Other than that, well, I’d like to get some more muscles going.

SFBG: Are you serious? Dude, you’re ripped! You could kick my ass, that’s for sure.
Angel: Ha! Yeah, sometimes I think I have body dysmorphia, you know? I just can’t seem to get big enough. It was really hard to get this big because I used to be a professional runner, but I put the time in because I think my size ads to my mystique. I really like being this big macho man. Woof!