Muscle-bound Long Island-native Erik Rhodes is bringing a New Yorkflavor to the man-on-man media world, usually overrun by West Coastblond twinks. The 25-year-old Adonis is at the top of his field (well,actually, he's versatile... wink, wink). Rhodes is a FalconExclusive, the gay-adult equivalent to being under contract by MGM inits golden age, although Joan Crawford probably wouldn't have beeninterested in the studio-subsidized gym membership and tanning-salonvisits. On the road to superstardom, Rhodes, whose early run-ins withthe gay scene did not leave the best taste in his mouth (pun intended),made some sexy stops along the way, including Fantasy, a now-defunctstrip club in Long Island. "I was dancing there. I never knew there werehot gay guys. So I started hooking up with all the dancers." A recruiterfrom Falcon spotted him at a nightclub and asked him to send in photos."I thought, 'Why not get paid to fuck hot guys?'" He took theplunge -- literally -- with his first movie, Flesh, which featured himin an underwater scene. (It was Rhodes's only non-Falcon film.) Havingmade nine more movies since, Rhodes is proving his dominance in thefield by the launch of his new anatomically correct sex toy (he can'twait to try it out) and, last month, his own live webcast from his NewYork apartment. "I sit there, and they tell me what they want me to do.I'll basically do anything they say," Rhodes says. The web makes it easyto shoot adult content far from the sun-drenched shores of California."I find L.A. pretentious," he remarks. "I can only stand it for shortspurts. I need city life." Michael Lucas, a Russian emigré turned pornczar, has built an all-male adult-film empire in the aptly named NakedCity. Could Lucas and Rhodes be pioneers in making New York the newcapital of gay porn? (The Mayor's office will be thrilled.) "I wannakeep it kind of fresh," says Rhodes with a smile. "I don't wanna ruin myfifteen minutes. Gimme thirty minutes, then get rid of me." But after 30minutes, we've only just gotten warmed up.
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