Exclusive: Lucas Entertainment Employees Abandon Studio In Wake Of STD Testing Scandal, Workplace Violence, Bareback Controversy

Posted December 23, 2013 by with 33 comments

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As if the potential outing of HIV-positive performers last week wasn’t bad enough, the news just gets worse and worse for Michael Lucas and his bareback gay porn company Lucas Entertainment, as today Str8UpGayPorn can confirm exclusively that the studio has lost a 4th high profile employee in as many months with the resignation of (now former) exclusive Trenton Ducati.

The mass exodus from Michael Lucas’s troubled bareback company started in September with director Marc MacNamara, who left the studio in protest over the decision to film raw scenes. Then, in October, former exclusive Vito Gallo left after a violent confrontation with Lucas himself, reportedly due to lack of work (did he not want to be involved with bareback either?). Then, in November, former exclusive Matthew Mason jumped ship with a damning Facebook post, calling into question Michael Lucas’s own assertion that all of his models are tested for STDs. According to Mason, there was no testing whatsoever:

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Two additional Lucas Entertainment models (both of whom asked to remain confidential) also confirmed to me that they were never tested (nor were their scene partners) when they worked for Lucas Entertainment this year. Lucas, you’ll recall, went public with the news last week that all models are tested “regardless of the type of scene” (bareback or condom), so who’s lying: Matthew Mason and both of my independent, reliable sources, or Michael Lucas? I think we all know the answer to that…

Finally, after announcing a 3-month exclusive contract just last month, Trenton Ducati has confirmed to Str8UpGayPorn that he elected to pull out of that contract two months early after filming just one scene, stating that he’s “a lot happier” continuing his career with Channel One, Raging Stallion, Kink, Rock Candy Films, and other studios. And with all the disastrous press and nightmarish working conditions at Lucas Entertainment, can you blame him?

UPDATE: Within moments of publishing, I’ve just learned of yet another Lucas Entertainment departure! For those of you keeping score at home, we’re up to FIVE in the past three months. It’s production manager/videographer Chris Crisco:

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The year’s not over yet, so who’ll be next to leave in 2013? At this point, Adam Killian’s the only one left, right? And with Lucas Entertainment DVDs selling for five bucks a pop, will the studio even make it to 2014?

Are you a former or current Michael Lucas employee who wants to share your story? Please email me at: zach@str8upgayporn. All correspondence will remain confidential.

 

  • JoshChicago

    Somebody’s gonna need a whole lotta Botox for Xmas this year! Talk about facial stress and accelerated aging!

    Michael Lucas is a selfish, self-serving, HIV-accelerating bigot who deserves everything he’s getting now, and what he will be getting in the future. I wonder if Michael Lucas is HIV+. If he is, he’d be the type of characterless scumbag that would want everybody else HIV+ too, just so he wasn’t alone in his own misery.

  • Diesel Washington

    Yup
    As predicted, I told you shock waves…

    Scary scary times…

    • Dutch Courage

      Shockwaves for Lucas Entertainment, sure. But for the gay porn industry? Hardly. What will the consequences of this episode for example be for the 3 most popular gay
      porn studios around (Corbin Fisher, Sean Cody and BelAmi)? Absolutely
      nothing. Business as usual.

  • Terry

    I guess he got what he deserves ! You should add this to the best things that happened in gay porn in 2013 😉

    • JoshChicago

      Perfectly said!

  • Cosmic

    Why did Trenton leave,isn’t it pretty much accepted that he’s already HIV+ and more than willing to bareback on camera?

    • Dutch Courage

      My guess is that he is tired of people ‘speculating’ about his HIV status and/or that maybe he doesn’t want people speculating about the HIV status of the guys he would have done bareback scenes with.

      • Dean

        Too late for abortions now. His scene with Blue Bailey is already out there along with whatever info people will assume from that.

  • Dean

    Mathew Mason is so full of it. He loves watching straight porn, known for being almost exclusively BAREBACK and RAW! And still watches straight porn, and all of his favorite porn stars are women, and all of his favorite scenes are with women taking it in cooch and up that ass BAREBACK. So PLEASE have a seat Mr. Mason.

    As for Trenton, his scene with Blue Bailey, who can make ANY scene hot, was terrible. Trenton can continue being overexposed and dried up at the other lame studios before he finally makes the plunge into tranny porn.

    • nodoubtfan

      What does watching straight porn have to do with anything?

      • Dean

        My first sentence pretty much. He’s arguing that porn nowadays is bad, that studios are resorting to bareback because they’re lazy. And that he grew up watching porn with condoms and didn’t think anything of it. Yet he doesn’t seem to argue about the lack of condoms in straight porn or try to accuse the straight porn studios of being lazy, or his favorite women of being ‘unexclusive’ or after some “easy money”. He’s full of it.

        • sxg

          That’s because the straight porn studio has industry-wide testing. Sure it isn’t 100% foolproof, but it’s definitely a whole lot more than what many gay porn studios offer, which is no testing at all. Most condom-only studios don’t test their models, and while a condom does do a good job at preventing HIV infection, it doesn’t prevent the contraction of all STDs. Some can easily be passed orally.

          • Dean

            As a consumer, I really couldn’t care less about testing. All I care about is the end-product that they expect the public to pay for, which is hot bareback sex. He’s talking from the consumer perspective as well by trying to counter-argue that bareback isn’t the only way to enjoy porn, which if it WASN’T true, you wouldn’t see bareback sex in the most popular porn (straight), so clearly that’s what the masses want. If people didn’t care about condoms or bareback, you would see condoms in straight porn because it would way be easier, way cheaper, and way safer. But, that is obviously not the case. So instead of trying to put down BB porn as if it’s not better than condom porn, and blaming the studios and models for being lazy and cheap, he should just say that he doesn’t feel comfortable doing bareback. That’s all. Stop being a hypocritical cunt.

          • lit per

            He would probably do bareback with women though like all those self-hating homophobes

      • lit per

        that he should move to straight porn if he loves vag so much

    • lit per

      Mathew is bi? Ewww!

  • sxg

    Isn’t it hilarious that going bareback is the best thing that has ever happened at duckface entertainment? lol

    It pretty much sealed the deal on their demise.

    BTW, when did Trenton announce his departure from the studio? Was this before or after LE announced that they only book models of similar HIV status for their barebacking scenes?

    • zach

      He never announced it, but I confirmed it with him before I published this article. So, this is the “announcement.”

    • Cosmic

      I just saw Logan Rogue and Tomas Brand are doing a bareback movie for Lucas,are they “paired” too?

      • sxg

        They’re a real-life couple. Even though the possibility of them being HIV+ is there, I doubt it really. It’s just a common gay couple thing to do, have condomless sex with each other.

      • Cecc

        Yes everyone at Lucas Entertainment is “paired”. + with + only or –
        with – only. What’s the big deal about that? Its standard safe
        practise. would you prefer – with + bareback scenes? FFS!

        • Cosmic

          It’s good he’s at least attempting to be safe but we’re talking about Lucas here so who knows how genuine those efforts are.

  • GN

    So Trenton is going to other studios, when it’s been all-but-confirmed by him, that he is HIV+ ?

    • Dean

      And what effect should that have on which studios he goes to? You do know the majority of condom porn stars are HIV+ already right?

  • ltlantnee

    Knew him when he was a ‘dancer’ at Gaiety NYC. Asshole then. Asshole now.

    • sxg

      Mathew Mason? He seemed a bit of an asshole. I remember seeing the interview with him and Rafael Carreras and he came out a bit bitchy and rather ignorant.

  • Pascal Stretch

    Mr Pam, Marc McNamara and Chris Crisco were the BEST thing at Lucas, bringing imagination, kraftsmenship and horniness to the movies.
    Quality has gone down the drain since Marc Left…and it won’t get better!

  • Aaron Hutson

    Hypocrites like Lucas reap what they sow and it appears Lucas has a real bad harvest right now.

  • sbd

    Adam Killian has directed bareback porn for Lucas, right? So why would he leave now?

    For having done that, I scratched Killian off my list, just as, when Lucas started producing bareback, I scratched him and his studio too.

    • sxg

      Has Adam been the one directing the bareback scenes at the studio? I didn’t even know that Marc Macnamara left, I thought he was the one still directing. I don’t think it’s wise for Adam to prolong his relationship with duckface. The further the chaos at LE continues, the worse it looks on him for staying. I highly doubt it will really affect his porn career if he ever decides to abandon ship. Falcon, Raging Stallion, and men.com would welcome Adam back with open arms.

    • Cosmic

      If it keeps Killian from stepping in front of the camera that’s at least a small blessing.

  • Zealot

    I could not agree with Matthew’s Facebook comments more, especially when it comes to comments about the barebacking aspect of porn today.

    I grew up in bum-fuck Oklahoma and I can tell you that outside of the major metro areas, porn is a big way gay men connect to the larger culture. Porn stars DO set standards and their behaviors on camera are a big deal (and attention is paid to trends) for those of us who live out here in the “hinterlands”.

    Also, I agree that If you accept condoms as the “norm” for safer gay sex, it then sets perimeters for what you do with another man (or men) in bed; and the rest is mental. KUDOS to Matthew and his desire to keep porn hot and safe. As I said in another post, I care about my gay brothers and sisters and don’t like to see harm come to our community, especially from diseases which are preventable. We just have to use our minds and keep our wits about us and approach sex as the wonderful and hot gift it is meant to be. Connecting with someone in this most intimate of ways should be hot and fun, but most of all it should not cost us our health.

  • Tim Miller

    Is D.O. still with Lucas? Has he ever done any bareback scenes?