In the wake of the numerous allegations of assault being charged against James Deen, many of us have lost our infatuation the golden boy of modern adult media. Deen was on track to dethrone Ron Jeremy as the most well-known male actor. And Jeremy has been doing a lot more than just sitting on that throne for many years now.
For many of us, finding the right porno to watch can be a daunting task. It’s like the first day of school after you get your meal in the cafeteria, then you need to decide where to sit. James Deen was like that kid that you knew just well enough that if you ever saw him at a table, you knew that you could sit next to him talking about pokemon cards. He may not have been in your clique, but he always said hi to you in the hallway and if you ever got partnered up for a group project, he wouldn’t let you down.
But after everything that’s happened, he’s like that kid that you sat next to in a bathroom stall one time and you heard some really awful, guttural noises coming from the other side. Now every time you see him, all you can do is see what you imagined happening on the other side of that stall. You see tooth-gritting-fist-clenching deuce dropping. You may not know exactly what transpired, but what you heard makes you not want to eat around him ever again.
So too goes James Deen. Regardless of his previous accomplishments for adult media and feminism, I can’t shake the numerous accusations against him and enjoy his work.
And now begins the search for the new male adult star that will take our hearts doggy-style and not make stupid faces when he finishes. As I consider myself a connoisseur of the art of pornography, I have some recommendations. So with no further ado, in no particular order, and with tightening pants, I present:
10 Male Actors Who Could
Become Porn’s New Frontman
- Derrick Pierce:
He has an outstanding resume with the people at Kink.com as well as playing villains in many XXX superhero spoofs (including playing a very good DP scene). While he may commonly play a top-heavy dom in kink scenes, he sticks around for aftercare scenes and seems like a real sweetheart.
- Christian XXX
While he originally performed gay porn under the name “Maxxx Diesel”, he has since transitioned to doing straight scenes in addition to his previous work. In doing this, he is actually standing up for bi/pansexual performers. There are female performers who have refused to work with him because his is not heterosexual. He carries it just fine, giving and receiving from many genders, even those identifying as non-binary.
- Tommy Pistol
While he’s always been the Dean Koontz to James Deen’s Stephen King, things are changing. He is poised to eclipse Deen as the non-threatening Joseph Gordon-Levitt of porno. With his dedication to making nerd porn and his tattoos (the most notable of which being a large Aqua Teen Hunger Force graphic on his side), he’s the new age boy next door. His look is scruffy and his body is not chiseled. He looks like the kind of guy that you would have a very stable, functioning sex life with.
- Danny D
I first encountered Danny D in an adult adaptation of Harry Potter where he played the title character. The scene was real hot. When he screamed “EXPELLIAMUS!” as he performed his moneyshot at the end, I knew this boy was going somewhere. If you would like to see a little more of this Englishman’s horcrux, there’s an entire tumblr dedicated to it. Check it out, I’d definitely call it a death stick (NSFW). He’s got an unassuming cuteness and an understated look that’s carried powerfully by his neat accent and enormous penis.
- Ryan Driller
Driller has the looks of a standard all-american hunk. It’s no surprise they’re asking him to play superheroes like Captain America and Superman in their respective adult adaptations. He carries himself like a real standup guy in all of his interviews to boot! Talking about the importance of respecting and listening to women. He even made the adult adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey watchable!
- Levi Cash
He’s a dopplebanger for Breckin Meyer, so if you’ve ever wanted to live out that fantasy where you have sex with the underdog of some comedy set in a college campus, look no further. Driving that point home, he’s even appeared in adult adaptations of films like Weird Science. He’s the kind of guy that you root for while you’re watching him bang.
7. Xander Corvus
Kinkster, cosplayer, and punk musician with a voice like Tom Waits. He’s a little grungier than the everyman people might expect to be the figurehead for adult entertainment. But if you look past the patchy beard and the snakebite lip piercings, he’s got some solid ideas about the adult industry that might make him perfectly suited for the visibility.
8. Logan Pierce
A filmmaker first, culturalist second and incidentally a pornographer. While he’s certainly got a sexual soul, it’s clear that he’s not the sexual deviant who typically signs up for a porno. He’s got a real sweet way about him when I watch where I can tell he and his partner are having a really great time. As a figurehead for pornography, I think he would certainly be more palatable than the some of the more deviant options.
9. Tee Reel
There’s all this talk about making the next Doctor Who or the next James Bond a person of color. If we’re ready to see a staple of nerd culture or a staple of action cinema go there, we really do need to step up our porno game. In addition to facilitating any fantasies you may have had about having sex with the Old Spice Guy, he’s also a solid role model for aspiring adult entertainers everywhere. After getting his degree in film, he worked on making music videos before he pushed to produce, direct, and star in his own adult films.
10. Seth Gamble
He’s one of the few male performers that has rhythm when he needs to dance in musical scenes of adult films. Which is a throwback to his time as an exotic dancer. Probably why he was one of the leads in the adult adaptation of Magic Mike. By his own admission, it was tough for him to sign up for adult media, because he doesn’t think he could be on the Disney channel afterwards. But realistically, he could have been the kind of kid that you grew up watching on Even Stevens.
Those are my picks. Just like not everyone knows about what’s transpired with James Deen, I may not know about some seedy underbelly of these performers. So if you know anything that would disqualify any of these guys from being a good representative, post it in the comments! If there’s anybody I missed that you think should be on this list, post them too!
Deen has some big shoes to fill, but these fellas are good at filling all sorts of spaces.