What In The World Did Michael Lucas Do To Make Dato Foland Retire?

Posted April 30, 2015 by with 38 comments

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For months, I and many of you have been asking what happened to Dato Foland, the Russian muscle hunk who had a string of very hot gay porn scenes in 2013 and 2014 before selling his soul to the Devil signing an exclusive contract with Duckface Entertainment late last year. And now we have an answer.

He’s retired.

datoFrom that fake interview someone at Duckface Entertainment cooked up for Manhunt to that terrifying “Very Merry Bareback Christmas” shitshow (which was actually just a barf-inducing rip off of Sean Cody’s “Mountain Getaway”), things went downhill for Dato as soon as he got swindled into signing with Duckface, so it’s no surprise he decided to quit so quickly. And while his “exclusivity” lasted less than three months, look on the bright side: Given Duckface’s penchant for hiring convicted murderers to perform in gay porn scenes, at least Dato’s still alive!

Everyone obviously wants to know what, specifically, Michael Lucas did to make Dato Foland retire. Too much pressure to take Truvada? Too much pressure to get fucked bareback by someone who’s HIV-positive? (Michael Lucas is notorious for that one.) Too much sexual harassment? Too much of Michael Lucas’ anti-Palestinian bullshit? The possibilities are endless, and given’s Duckface’s horrific reputation, we can only imagine what he did to poor Dato. I’ve of course reached out for comment, but I doubt I’ll hear back.

In the meantime, my favorite Dato scene is from Men.com, and it’s that “Howl” orgy with Colby Keller, Paddy O’Brian, Gabriel Clark, and Jessy Ares (watch full scene here):

[Men.com: Paddy O’Brian Gangbanged By Dato Foland, Colby Keller, Gabriel Clark, Jessy Ares]

What do you think Duckface did to make Dato Foland retire? Let me know in the comments below!

  • Donald Horn

    Something about an STD….I guarantee it…

    • n24rc

      he stopped escorting too. It either is an STD or a boyfriend. Hopefully, the kind you get rid of permanently and come back to porn. (both the bf and std.)

      What is it with ML that makes all the good ones go with him, and then suddenly retire after being on contract? I mean you have gorgeous men signing with him, and then suddenly drop out of porn. Like once he gets them to sign he owns them and makes them do stuff that they don’t want to do!!!

      Adam Killian, you better run bitch!

      ML is such an asshole.

      • sxg

        Honestly the pornstars have themselves to blame as well. As gullible as they are they don’t read those contracts, or they actually think those contracts mean anything. Nothing came of Seth breaking his contract from duckface. Just empty threats of lawsuits to Jake Cruise Media and Kink that never materialized. And also Trenton left the studio without actually breaking his contract with them, since his exclusivity only was for barebacking scenes, not the typical studio exclusive contract.

        While duckface is fucking vile, he’s been around this long because he knows when and where he can push his limits on his models and where he can’t. And Adam is definitely one where he knows it wouldn’t be smart to screw him over on anything. And even after that, I still have an issue how Adam can be completely OK with working for a studio that continues to screw over gullible models to this day. It’s a bit of a reflection on his character.

        • FrenchBug

          I’d go even further. Forget contracts and stuff. Anyone working with Lucas at this point is an idiot. Everyone who has worked with him has left in bad terms at best and got royally screwed at worst. As you said, he has been here this long and his reputation is clear and unambiguous. We are not talking isolated anecdotes. We are talking hundreds of stories dating back two decades.
          If you choose to associate with him at this point in a world where information is widely available, I have no sympathy when what you had been told had happened to dozens of porn stars and associates before you does happen to you. It is not like they had no way of seeing it coming

  • Alan Keddie

    He made him listen to Paddy O’Brian’s Cockney rhyming slang? (Til he killed his passion for gay sex?) that. Or crabs.

  • robirob

    He took one look at that photoshop disaster of one of his Lucas Entertainment’s promo releases and got the hell out of Dodge.

  • Kevin

    His boyfriend probably doesn’t want him to do porn.

    • Loki

      Is this the one? If that’s the case, I can see why he’d quit…

      • David1983

        That’s an old pic with Jonathan Best (which to my opinion is far hotter than Dato) they manage to do a couple of porn shows in Europe. Now Dato is dating some dominican dancer.

        • Loki

          Yeah, I saw that another blog. He’s HAWT! I guess there’s no chance of him doing porn since he seems like an actual legit model…

          • David1983

            Yup this guy needs to be in porn or better say I need him to be in porn, he’s fucking hot!

        • Mike Julius

          Well, your opinion is flawed but you are entitled to it.

      • Kevin

        No, this is the one. His name is Willie Gomez, model and dancer for Britney Spears.

        • Loki

          Whoa, BEEFY! I can’t imagine what sort of “dancing” he’d do…

          Anyways, I wish Dato and his BF all the best. Porn isn’t something one can or should do indefinitely. He’s leaving a good body of work behind him (see: his scenes with Tomas Brand).

          • Kevin

            His first scene ever was with Tomas for Menatplay and it is also one of his best ever. In general his scenes for Menatplay were in my opinion his best and his scenes for LE were definitely his worst but that was mainly because of LE and not him.

          • Mike Julius

        • La Bambi

          If there is a God, Dato and Willie will make a sex tape together to share with the world, and there will be much rejoicing.

        • Sweetie Fernandes

          Id think it would be preferable to be a porn star than a dancer for Britney Spears.

      • BoomPow

        Not him. He married fellow porn star Abraham Al Malek last May but who knows if they’re still married.

        • Kevin

          I think that marriage was more of a green card thing. There are hardly any pictures of Dato and Abraham. I think Dato might have dated Jonathan Best for a second and then moved on to Willie Gomez.

  • sxg

    Since English is his 2nd language, or 3rd, you might want to get someone you know that speaks Russian to get in touch with him for you.

  • BoomPow

    Dato lost any appeal he had when he let douche bag Duckface fuck him bareback and cum in his butt hole. Talk about a permanent boner killer. Lucas Entertainment is where porn stars go to die.

  • michael

    It had to have been that horrific, soul crushing, boner annihilating scene he did with Lucas where he was forced (I hope) to repeatedly say “I love you” to Lucas. That scene would make anyone want to retire, never show their face again or blow their brains out. I’m glad he retired.

    • Seahawksfan

      I agree. Soul crushing as you said. It was clearly some overwrought dominance trip on ML’s part. And done in a forum for the whole world to see. What a self absorbed, narcissistic asshole. Dato seems such a gentle, masculine soul. There was a great BTS clip showing him with Marcel Gassion from BA. Marcel couldn’t keep his hands off of him and Dato was quite reserved and shy. Whatever he chooses to do with his life, I wish him the best. I would like to thank him for the sexual fantasies he created for us. Good Luck! Dato.

  • Todd

    I said “Offer Him A Job, Bob !”

  • McM.

    Michael Lucas signed him and then used the contract to prevent Dato Foland from working with other studios or performing publicly. That’s loss of money from two parts of his profession. And even if Dato could still escort, the lack of publicity from doing porn and stripping/dancing could still curtail the income from that front. So, Dato decided to leave the sex industry and explore other options.

    That’s what I think happened.

    These guys should have learned from Seth Treston/Santoro signing a contract with Lucas Entertainment isn’t a good career move. Less so nowadays given the state of the studio.

  • DPS

    Poor guy prolly showers multiple times a day trying to rid himself of the down feathers clinging to him since Duckface had him under his wing.

  • Super Marco Manuel

    Dato was 1 of the best man in gay porn.A gay for pay man should have retired instead of a gay for real man.

    Why gay porn have to be so crazy,messy and fucked up?

  • Seaguy

    Was never a fan of his anyway.

  • Luca

    judging from the answer he has given in his twitter, which was accompanied with a photo of him and another guy (I suppose his boyfriend), it seems the reason is really his current relationship.
    I guess that’s is the most official answer we can get.

  • Bob Bilbert

    I wonder if that hardcore bareback scene with hiv+ rocco steele did “something” to him…

  • BLACKjackHAMMER

    DUCKFACE is a DESPICABLE excuse of a human being and no man especially one as BEAUTIFUL and as SEXY as Dato should have to put up with such a DESPICABLE small minded man btw Zach to answer your question more directly I would think being a low life despicable piece of SHIT like DUCKFACE is enough to make any reasonable minded man retire

  • darkdexter

    I think that studio make him less attractive with a strange hairstyle on his head and chest that make Dato feel no value.

  • Fyber

    You guys give M. Lucas so much shit and yet wipe the shit off of the boot from ALL of those straight companies that ‘create’ gay porn. I like M Lucas and honestly I get the feeling most people are jealous of his success.
    What, you wouldn’t want to have BB sex with Dato and have him say he ‘loves you’. Those words alone are FAR to intimate for sites like Men, SC, CF, Gayhoopla, BsB, Cm ect…. Thats WAY gay for them.

  • Mi Camels Crossing

    He said in a very loud voice “QUACK!!! QUACK!!!”.

  • andrew

    I was a big Dato fan until he went with LE, I don’t subscribe, so I haven’t seen much of his latest work.

  • jimboivyo

    Let’s face the facts here – Michael Lucas was Dato Foland’s……..

  • The Pink Unicorn

    God the writer of this article is so beyond pathetic lol. He/she/it is so desperately envious of Lucas, and the fact that he banged a stud like Dato (a man you could never touch in your lifetime) so much that IT has to resort to childish comments on Lucas’s appearance. I’m sure you don’t look half as good as Lucas does in his current age, but what can be said ugly people are always gonna be jealous and hateful, because they are ugly.