Exclusive: How Tom Faulk Made MXXX Such A Hit, Who Stabbed Him, And Why Michael Lucas Is Running “The Most Fucked Up Studio On The Planet”

Posted July 5, 2017 by with 44 comments

NSV052_Solo_TomFaulk_AffilH_2One of my favorite interviews I’ve ever published was with Tom Faulk nearly two years ago. His on-set stories were absurdly hilarious yet highly informative, and what I appreciated most was his matter-of-fact honesty, which you don’t often see in this business. Today, Tom Faulk is opening up again, this time about the greatest production of his gay porn career—NakedSword’s MXXX: The Hardest Ride—and also a disastrous production he recently wrapped—with Michael Lucas and Lucas Entertainment—that made him rethink his future in the gay porn industry. All of that and more below in Str8UpGayPorn’s exclusive interview with Tom Faulk.

NSV052_Solo_TomFaulk_AffilH_3Hi, Tom! Before we talk about MXXX and everything else, how are you feeling? A couple months ago, you tweeted that you woke up in the hospital with a collapsed lung. What happened?
I’m feeling alright. I was driving home from my friend’s house, and a police officer shined his spotlight directly in my eyes, from the opposite lane, when I was on my motorcycle. It surprised me and blinded me, and I hit a curb at about 10 to 15 miles per hour, and that’s all I remember.

Until…?
Until I woke up in the hospital, with a partially collapsed lung. I had no tickets, no charges, and no explanation [for the spotlight]. My license is currently restricted, so I kind of just left it at that and moved on. But, it’s been hard to leave my house the last few weeks because I’m scared of police cars now.

I was wondering if the lung collapse had anything to do with you being stabbed, which happened a month earlier while you were filming MXXX. You mentioned that the assault happened away from set, and no one from the movie was involved, but what happened exactly?
One of my good friends explained it best: He said it was my mechanic’s inner homophobia coming out when he was drunk.

So, your mechanic stabbed you?
Yeah. Either he really hated us, or he really wanted to fuck me, LOL, but when it happened, it was so sudden and so out of character, it blew us all away. It was the night we shot the MXXX party scene, and he had had a lot of whiskey. The porn cast had left, and it was just us locals. We were talking about a motorcycle trailer I have, and all of a sudden he shouted, “Nobody threatens me!” He grabbed me by the throat and slammed me on the ground, impaling me on a beer bottle next to the DJ table on my porch. I got up, looked at my back hanging open—it was agape, one might say—and I passed out. It’s all I remember.

Well, I’m glad you’re OK! Maybe don’t hang out with the mechanic again.
It sucked. I bled all over my best friend’s backseat while waiting on the ambulance.

tombeerAnd then you were able to wrap production on MXXX, which you co-wrote and worked behind the scenes on for months. What led to it becoming a feature, and how did you come up with the idea?
In November, for my birthday, we had started buying dump trucks of dirt. Load after load, and then a bobcat—which is a tractor with a front-end loader—and I was like, hey, we’re gonna sell this house this summer anyway, so why don’t we have a giant blowout party and film a porno here? It’s my uncle’s place, so why not?

Your uncle was cool with you shooting at his house?
Yeah. It’s in the north Austin area, at the place I love the most. My uncle and people there are such cool hippies. They love me, and I was so glad to help them out a little with the property rental.

And, you mentioned that your dad took some of the drone shots on the film. Did you have other friends and family working on the production?
My dad was the drone pilot, my aunt and uncle rented the property, and of course my mother came by and took some pics of us the day we were all there riding together. I always like to brag that anyone in the LGBT community deserves to have family treat them like mine treats me, especially my father. He’s now retired, and is an awesome dude. I try to soak up as much knowledge I can from him whenever I see him, because I know there will be a day when I’m faced with the feeling that I don’t know him enough.

MXXX-The-Hardest-Ride-Gay-Porn-Nakedsword-1It’s so great that your family got to meet and hang with so much of the cast and crew.
They had a grand time with everyone, and they thought Gabriel [Alanzo] was the star of the week. He was always singing to them. We shot for 10 days, and the movie actually turned out differently than we expected.

But it still turned out great, I think. The filming, cinematography, and story is unlike anything else that’s been released this year.
Bro, I’m not gonna lie, this movie was so off script. Between the rain and the stabbing, we had to change a LOT. I was supposed to double-penetrate Brent [Corrigan] the last day, but I was so out of it on pain pills and was all stitched up, it didn’t happen. The rain drove us off the jumps. I was supposed to go out the last two days and ride and jump in everyone else’s jerseys, but the rain was so bad I couldn’t do it, and everyone was gone.

NSV052_Solo_TomFaulk_AffilH_1The models did most of their own riding, right? They just weren’t expected to do the major stunts.
Yes, everyone we cast rode, and it was amazing! I had to teach some of the guys a little, but by the end of the day to see everyone riding around and smiling…it was probably the best part for me. Even if they couldn’t do the big jumps or wheelies, it was fine! It’s just a porno after all, and I think we did a really good job considering.

NSV052_Sc1_TomFaulk_AffilV_1You’ve primarily worked as a model, so was this your first time working on the production side? What was the hardest part?
Honestly, the hardest part was procuring the jerseys, and having every single bike ready and prepped. And keeping the track nice. And, not riding on the track beforehand and getting hurt. I actually broke my collarbone on a jump off-site a week before, and I was in a sling half the shoot, even before the bottle incident. Oh, and having a writer’s deadline was weird. I haven’t had a deadline for a written presentation in years, haha.

While you were filming, did you and mr. Pam know it was going to turn out looking so great?
mr. Pam and her crew, Leo and Anthony, were amazing. They are so creative and kind, and they had a blast learning how to ride themselves. The rain at the end of the last scene was so impromptu, it was literally perfect and dramatic. I again say thank you to NakedSword for this opportunity. It was the most fun I have ever had at a shoot. I missed my boo Ryan Rose over the last year—the last movie we did together was Scared Stiff—and I made so many new friends with everyone else.

NSV052_Solo_TomFaulk_AffilH_4Two weeks ago, you sent me a message about a different production in New York. You mentioned that you were shooting with Michael Lucas and his studio, Lucas Entertainment, and that it was “the most fucked up studio on the planet.” Now that the shoot is over, are you able to tell us what happened with Michael Lucas in New York?
OK, here’s the part where I exhale deeply for five seconds, and I take myself back to the beginning. In doing so, I hope to answer every question that any person has about that studio and its owner, and give information that will help models.

The more people can learn about what goes on on a Lucas set, the better. Take all the time you need to explain.
I want to start by saying that Men.com, their subsidiaries, and NextDoorStudios have something in common: Their STD testing for talent is superb. Their systems are streamlined and subsidized so the model only pays $20 dollars, each time and every time. And, if you do bareback, you get tested twice. That second test is handled by the studios, and it’s free, with next day results. In the many years I have worked in the industry, I have never contracted an STD, going back to 2012 after I left CollegeDudes. Hell, even FraternityX uses this system, the PASS database.

Yes, it’s used by tons of studios, both gay and straight.
Now, years ago I was in New York City shooting for someone who used to work with Michael, and he told us that Michael had always told him it was easier to “test models after” a shoot for STD. Why is this important? Let me get to that.

To be continued…

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Tomorrow, Tom Faulk shares his complete experience of working for Michael Lucas and Lucas Entertainment, including Michael Lucas’s verbal abuse, Trimix injections, and Lucas’s distribution of the prescription drug Truvada to models on the morning of a Lucas Entertainment bareback gay porn shoot. UPDATE: Part two of this interview is now live.

 

  • FrenchBug

    How Zach and Tom almost fell over a pile of dirt but bonded over dishing dirt on a pile of shit.

  • Morgan

    Speed reading to get to the part about the controversial piles of dirt.

  • Miloš Del Rey

    I don’t really believe Tom’s story about casually driving home with a mean old police officer shinning a light at him. I feel like there’s a bit more to it than that… I’d sooner believe Nica Nicole stole a police car and tried to run him over. While Michael Lucas have himself lip injections in the passenger seat.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      “Nica Nicole stole a police car and tried to run him
      over. While Michael Lucas have himself lip injections in the passenger
      seat”

      This is a great fake news headline. [golf clap]

      If that happened on Tejas, then it is plausible. I was in TX for 360 days, I had my car and a company car. Never bothered in the company marked car, pulled over more in the Golf rag-top more than a poc driving a Corniche in Beverly Hills.

      • McM.

        Wow. You were in Texas 368 days too long.

        • sxg

          Depending where in TX it ain’t bad. Live in the 4 most populated cities/metropolitans and you’re good.

      • Especially if it was in a town where the cops know Tom. They probably keep their eye on him with his wild child ways (by texas standards).

  • gaysiantwink

    nnn what? Oh my god, @ that distributing Truvada the morning of. I hope that was just a gesture and they’re already all on it…

    Also lol @ him casually bringing his pornie friends to meet the family.

  • Kanaka

    I enjoy Tom.

  • QJ201

    Lucas Entertainment has become the east coast version of Treasure Island Media including the guys who would be so much hotter if they didn’t look a bit worn out from too much partying.

    • Drunky McDrunkerson

      LOL I kinda like them like that! Yeah, I’m awful, I know.

  • FooFight

    Remember, this is the guy who, in his last interview, said, “I think a lot of people don’t realize how easy it is to go to jail these days.” Tom has an uncanny ability to make it easier and easier each time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/973d71db19f5318a55756ce9168ea38fdfa9a2f22dad44e14ce2b74b19b002e6.gif

  • Pinko of the Grange

    source for the Men info?

    Blood tests need consent in every state that I know.

    • sxg

      A pornstar is my source for the Men info.

  • Tom Faulk

    my license has been “restricted” aka a “occupational” license for more than a year now, for driving without a license in 14′ and 15′
    next

    • moondoggy

      I really like your FraternityX work.

  • Drakken

    This interview was probably the only time someone called Zach ‘bro’ Lol.

    I like Tom, he’s very down to earth, and that ass is beautiful. And I agree, this movie came out great. Keep making good porn Tom!

  • McM.

    “I always like to brag that anyone in the LGBT community deserves to have family treat them like mine treats me”

    Knock that shit off.

    It’s great you have such a relationship with your family, but as a straight(-identified) man who fucks other men as a vocation, don’t go bragging about it to members of the LGBT community. Family is a complicated thing within the community – some have it good and others don’t – and as a courtesy the former doesn’t go around rubbing it in the faces of the latter who may have faced abuse and rejection from the family they were born into.

  • Zealot
  • Xzamilloh

    Everything was fine and this was a good read until the last picture… now I can’t concentrate

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08b108129ee0029ba9b7d9164faedecfec728e6ef7244486b4d8b7cdaa2a04ea.gif

  • La Serpenta Canta

    wtf, he does porn in front of his parents?

    • Adam

      I thought he meant rilming the biking scenes in fromt of them and then they all hung out with the prodyction cast and crew after shooting.

  • John

    What I like about Tom the most is he really doesn’t realize how hot he is….he looks at other guys in the industry and wishes he was as hot as them and in reality he’s hotter…he doesn’t take himself to seriously just a dude living life trying to have fun…he’s the kid on the block that was always in a cast covered in bruises or scabs or on crutches because he had no fear about anything….love this guy… glad to see him have success in the industry….some big hitters in this movie he put together…nice work…

    • Galaxy_Scribe

      Too bad he’s a terrible escort

      • Joan

        Nobody’s perfect.

        • sxg

          Yea but when you’re going to pay $300 an hour for a pornstar whore, she better bring her A game, or else she shouldn’t even be escorting, let alone doing porn.

    • So true! Tom is so real and sexy without even knowing. Plus yes, lol! He would be the kid on the playground climbing a tree with his arm in a cast. “C’mon guys! Let’s do this!” – Such a joy! This movie MXXX rocks!

  • Maximus
  • jimboivyo

    Cliff-hanger porn articles. I hope this doesn’t become a “thing”

  • Scrapple

    It’s kind of hard to reconcile the Tom who smokes pot and started a GoDirtMe with the Tom who says things like “procuring” and “grand time” and worries leaving blood stains in a friend’s car.

  • Zachary Sire

    Not sure what you’ve “heard,” but unless something changed recently, Men has required testing for all their U.S.-based productions.

  • DF

    Too bad that Brent Corrigan DP didn’t happen, that would have been quite the scene.

    • Hereweare

      Yeah, that was my takeaway too……….Wait, what? I wonder who top #2 was supposed to be.

  • wincrasher

    Dude that spends his days getting baked would never use the word “superb”. I don’t believe a word of this. I don’t believe any extended family in Texas would rally around their gay son and help him make a porno, for christsakkes, even if it does showcase redneck favorites like motorcycles, big piles of dirt and horseshit.

  • QuantiCat

    Trying to cum on pain pills must have been like going from: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/556/722/c17.jpg

    To:

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/401/460/902.jpg

    Skipping the DP scene undoubtedly prevented much chaffing that day.

  • Adam

    Pretty sure based on the interview released today that Zach wasn’t trying to drag this out but wanted the oiece yesterday to stand on its own as a Tom interview and a feature on MXXX while today’s piece was focused on dishing the dirt.

    But it is such a shame with Lucas Entertainment. There are some hot models over there but it seems everyone gets burned by Lucas eventually. I think Adam Killian and Tomas Brand have been there the longest out of the current group.

  • badgamer1967
  • I have always thought Tom was really hot, and this interview shows he has intelligence too.