(Photos Courtesy of Titanmen)
Tom Olah: When did you first get into porn and how did it happen?
Bruce Beckham: My first film was in the mid ’00s with Blue Blake. A
friend of mine had been
working for Blue and introduced us. Blue immediately said yes to me
working after meeting me.
TO: When was the first time you had sex? Was it a boy or a girl?
BB: I’ve only ever had sex with guys, and my first time was straight
out of a porn.
A bartender from a gay bar in Cleveland picked me up, and I went with
him and some friends to a
nearby apartment building with a defunct gym in the ground floor. We
literally fucked amongst
weight benches and old iron weight plates on the ground.
TO: You are a very hunky man. Were the other guys checking you out in
the showers in high school?
BB: I went to a very small private religious school. Not a lot of
team sports or showers beyond gym
class. I can’t speak for them, but I was always trying to sneak a peek
of their junk.
TO: What was your first day on a porn set like, and who was your first
BB: My first scene was with Robert Van Damme on a secluded ranch near
Calabasas. From the very
beginning of filming, I wasn’t nervous at all and it all came pretty
naturally. It was also the first time
I was paired with a “gay for pay” guy. Robert brought a laptop to
set and had it playing girl-on-girl
porn off to the side while he was topping me. It was … odd.
TO: Is it easy or hard to date if you are doing porn?
BB: Dating isn’t really a focus of mine at the moment, but I don’t
think it’s any more or less difficult,
depending on how sexually active and open-minded both parties are.
There’s this assumption that
adult stars are promiscuous and desperate. In truth, there are many
undateable guys who don’t do adult
film who are incredibly promiscuous in their personal life. Many of my
friends have a lot more sex with
random guys than I. They’re just not getting paid for it. I also think
a lot of guys only know how to
define themselves by their work, which is their issue to work through
as well. Their lack of self-awareness
tends to disqualify them from being even close to a consideration of
someone I’d date.
If I fell hard for someone and wanted to be in a relationship with
them, we’d discuss what parameters
would need to exist and what compromises would be made.
TO: In your everyday life, what is your type?
BB: It is situational … there has to be something authentic and unique
that sparks my attention.
TO: What is the biggest misconception that people have about those who
work in porn?
BB: [Laughs] See above.
TO: This last year has been an amazing year in porn for you. Are you
BB: I am loving the experience of being self-employed and steering my
own ship. I’ve traveled more
the past year than I probably have the previous 10 years
combined. It’s non-traditional work, but it’s
lending itself to some amazing non-traditional experiences.
TO: Who is the one porn star that you still want to so a scene with?
BB: That’s a tough question. There are so many hot guys in rotation and
new ones coming into the
industry. Boomer Banks is still highest on my list probably. I know him
and think he’s beautiful inside
TO: Congratulations on all your Grabby Award nominations. What did you
think when you found out?
BB: I was excited and honored that my work had been appreciated. It’s a
big benchmark in adult film
marketability and longevity.
TO: If you could win one award, what do you hope it is?
BB: If I had to choose, either Best Actor for the work I did with Steve
Cruz, or Best Versatile. I genuinely
get into topping and bottoming and I like promoting the message that
there are no heteronormative roles in
TO: Also, congratulations on being one of the Grabby Co-Hosts. Do you
have any other plans while you
are in town?
BB: I haven’t been to Chicago since I was a child, so probably a lot of
sightseeing. I’m also treating a friend
of mine to the weekend, and it’ll be fun to sightsee and meet the other
performers with him. My goal is try to
facilitate him hooking up with the performer of his dreams. What are
friends for? [Smiles]
TO: For all the gay men in Chicago, I have to ask if you have ever
slept with a fan?
BB: I think when I’m getting naked with someone, I’m as big a fan of
them as they are of me. Mutual
appreciation is key.
TO: What can we look forward see you in this year?
BB: I’ve a few projects already in the can for Titan, and I’m likely to
do more for them, as well as hopefully
get another scene in with the amazing Chi Chi LaRue and at some point
film with Boomer.
TO: Best way for keeping up with all things Bruce Beckham?
BB: Twitter. BruceBeckhamXXX.
article ran in the May 16, 2017 Issue of GRAB Magazine.