Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Woodsman at Work


I took this photograph of a male porn star on the set of a porn movie in Porn Valley. I think we were in Sunland. I don't remember the name of the movie. The woodsman's name is Weed. The first time I met him was on the set of "The World's Biggest Gang Bang III." He was a soft-spoken guy who lived his life by the woodsman's mantra: "Get up, get in, get off, get out." At one point, I interviewed him for Mass Appeal magazine. They had a regular column that featured a guy on the job. I pitched them Devlin and they bought it. In person, he was a big guy, strapping, muscular, his body graffitied with tattoos from his days as a gangbanger who came up in Compton. I don't recall if he was a Crip or a Blood; I'm white like that. On the phone, he was quiet. Couldn't figure out why was I interviewing him. Humble. A man who had figured out the best way for a guy like him to make a living was starring in movies like "Bride of Dong" and "Driving Ms. Daisy." If bad men do what good men dream, he was somewhere in between. Weed the Woodsman is the guy in the photo. The set was a house with a yard filled with weird cars. Outside, it was raining. Inside, Weed and another guy, Julian St. Jox, a former Army Ranger, were made up to look like zombies. After that, they doubled teamed a girl on a bed. During the scene, their zombie makeup started to peel away from their faces. I took this photo from behind a curtain. Later, a tall girl showed up and had sex in the home office with a male porn star zombie who was a midget. The strangest thing about Porn Valley is that it's the only place in America where dreams are reality.