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Tom Olah: How did you get into porn?
Calvin Banks: My start in porn
was actually quite simple. I applied online to Helix Studios. They
out to me about a month afterward.
TO: What was your first day on the set like and who was your first
CB: Wow, thinking back
two-and-a-half years, I remember my first shoot being very relaxed. I
with Tyler Hill. We started the day with pictures and interviews in
Balboa Park, San Diego. I was as flirtatious
with him as I felt comfortable with, knowing he was dating Evan Parker.
Eventually we got back to the studio
to film the sex; that was definitely a bit nerve-wracking. Once we
began, it didn’t take me long to get the feel
for things. Overall, it was a good experience that built up my
confidence for future scenes.
TO: Did you grow up in a naked family?
CB: Unfortunately, I did not.
My mother always preached that I should cover myself up more but I
help but be strip down and feel free.
TO: First person you had sex with?
CB: My first significant
sexual experience came when I was 13. This boy was my age and hosting a
party. He invited me and three other boys to stay over. By the time
they had all fallen asleep, he and I were lying
in the corner with his dick up my butt. And thus began my sexual
TO: When did you realize you had a nice cock?
CB: That came not long after
my first sexual experience. As I began meeting more guys, I noted that
none of them
were ever bigger than me.
TO: What did your friends say when you started porn?
CB: I got a mixed bag of
reactions from my peers. I was very open about where I was going and
what I was doing.
Some embraced it wholeheartedly and listened to my stories of travel
and boys with eagerness. Others chose to distance
themselves, feeling that by becoming “Calvin Banks,” I had changed who
I was. Over time, many of those same people
who cut me off have slowly made their way back into my life, although
less than before. I’m glad they were able to
recognize I’m still the same guy that graduated high school with them,
although I may be a bit more confident now.
TO: Do you jerk off?
CB: I do indeed, as I imagine
most other porn stars do; as for regularity – not nearly as much as I
did in my teens.
I’m usually content with a single, prolonged jerk-off session before
bed. I save my spontaneity for hookups.
TO: Dream porn scene?
CB: [Laughs] I’ve actually
have a list. And while I can’t share the whole list with y’all, I can
tell you I’m dying to
bottom for JJ Knight or I’d love a threesome with the Colby/Knox boys.
TO: Best place you’ve filmed?
CB: That’s a tough choice, as
I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world thus far to film. Oh
god. I think I’d have
to choose Mexico, but with Madrid in a close second. Mexico was
incredible because we visited both Guadalajara and
Puerto Vallarta for a large film festival taking place that week. It
was such an honor to see so many amazing films,
particularly in the LGBTQ section. And while attending, we were given
star treatment. Always VIP, and never were
we “porn stars,” always “actors,” which was a nice touch because they
made no distinction between how different the
two roles could be interpreted in other places.
TO: Social media’s role in porn?
CB: I think social media has
saved this industry, especially in a time where so much free porn can
be found on the
Internet. Being able to communicate directly with our fans helps us
build long-lasting loyal relationships with our subscribers.
The vast majority who use these apps allow us to showcase our
incredible projects directly to new interests, old subscribers
and potential business opportunities. Between Twitter, Instagram, etc.
we have the ability to build a strong, recognizable
brand. It’s changed this entire industry.
TO: Female fans?
CB: I wasn’t sure what to
expect. However, when I eventually realized that a large percentage of
people supporting me and
responding to me online were female, I quickly understood how intense
their passion for the guys in this industry, as well as
our work itself was. Through my two-and-a-half years now, I’ve gotten
to know many of these incredible women and it’s
completely changed my perspective on how my content is received. These
women can watch one of my scenes and pick apart
the most beautiful and passionate parts, pointing out moments and
habits that even I wasn’t aware I had. I can’t express enough
how grateful I am of the female fans in this industry and without them,
I doubt we’d be able to sustain such a successful business.
TO: Is it better to win?
CB: I try my hardest to stay
as humble as I can in this industry. But sometimes you just want to
scream how happy you are
[takes a breath] – simply, yes. I’ve been nominated enough to
understand how grateful you must be to be included at all, but once
you finally get to walk onto that stage to accept your award, the
feeling is like no other. I was genuinely speechless, humbled,
grateful and just overjoyed to have experienced that night at the
Grabbys in particular.
TO: Current movies.
CB: I’d be amiss to not
immediately direct you to CockyBoys’ currently feature series: “All
Saints.” Everyone here (particularly
Jake Jaxson and RJ Sebastian) has been working non-stop on this project
since I first signed with the company one-and-a-half years
ago. Throughout the past few months, we’ve released the first three
episodes out of 12 total. I implore y’all to check out the masterpiece
that’s been created. Never before have I been so proud and excited
about a project I’ve worked on and not enough amazing things
can be said about it do it justice – so just go check it out.
TO: Best ways to keep up with Calvin?
CB: Of course. The best ways
to find me are on my social media accounts, Twitter, @CalvinBanksxxx
and Istagram, @mr.calvinbanks.
You can always subscribe to Cockyboys.com for my latest and greatest
scenes. Thanks for taking the time to read, guys!
article ran in the September 4, 2018 Issue of GRAB Magazine.