Nick Capra Exclusive: Why He Unretired, What He Thinks Of Barebacking, And How He Got Off Drugs

Posted March 20, 2014 by with 21 comments

Nick 5 - 44From Leo Giamani to Brent Corrigan, some of the biggest adult icons are returning to the industry in 2014, and having started his career in 2002, Nick Capra has been around longer than most. Unlike Leo and Brent, Nick is doing interviews to promote a comeback that’s actually happening (he already has several new scenes in the can that are set for release).

So, Str8UpGayPorn caught up with Nick Capra to check in on where he’s been, what he’s got planned, and whether or not he’s still fighting with former gay porn star Trevor Knight.

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Str8UpGayPorn: It’s been about four years since you’ve filmed, right? What have you been up to?
Nick Capra: Yep. Four years and two months since I filmed my last scene with Vinnie D’Angelo for Cocksure Men.

Why did you retire back then?
I quit because I got into a relationship with an amazing man. I wanted to explore true monogamy. And I went to a cool holistic school in San Diego called Mueller. I got certified as a MT (medical technologist).

Does that mean you’re single now?
Yes, I am happily single. Hence, my return to the industry.

But you didn’t unretire just because you became single, right?
No, I’m also writing a book! I’ve received tremendous feedback from fans on my blog over the years. So, I think it’s time to tell the entire story. Getting my cautionary story published while I’m current and working in the industry makes much more sense.

Cautionary? What kind of things will you be cautioning others about?
Don’t do dope. And figure out a way to take your name in the industry and brand it into something bigger than being just a model in fuck films.

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You’re doing really well now, but will the book address some of your past troubles with addiction?
It will take the reader through some of my darkest days, biggest heartbreaks, and back into the light that I have found again. It’s “cautionary” in the respect that this is no fairy tale. This is a true account of a very notorious lifestyle.
Do you think you would have done drugs whether you were in porn or not?
I had an issue with drugs and alcohol long before I began my porn career. Porn has never contributed to my addiction. I take responsibility for my addiction. And now, I assume that same responsibility for my sobriety.
When did you get sober?
I got sober again on November 26, 2013. I found an amazng sponsor who is taking me through the 12 steps. I am very active in Gay AA in San Diego, and I go to at least 3 AA meetings a week.
Did you keep up with the industry while you were gone?
No, not at all. I had to do a bit of research when I decided to come back to know who was who.

And who do you think is the hottest right now?
Billy Santoro would look great underneath me. Also, I realize he’s not new, but I want to see Ty Roderick go back to bottoming—or at least bottoming for me.

Good luck with that one! What about bareback porn—would you ever do it?
I think bareback porn—especially Sean Cody—is hot to watch, from a viewing perspective. But I believe that as a performer, it’s my personal responsibility to advocate safe sex in my work. I don’t judge other adults for their choices, but you’ll never see me going bareback.

nick-capra-011You signed with Ducati Models as your agency, which is of course Trenton Ducati’s company. How did you hear about them, and why did you go with them as opposed to Fabscout or Baileey or someone else?
Honestly, I was on the fence about representation this time around. I’ve always had representation in the past. First, it was the late Dak King. Then, it was Howard from Fabscout. I messaged Chi Chi LaRue several weeks ago and asked him if he thought I needed representation. He said, “No!” but referred me to Michael Youens, who is Trenton’s business partner at Ducati. And then I met Trenton, and it’s hard not to like the guy. He’s got so much damn charisma. What really sold me on Ducati is that they are not looking to represent 100’s of different guys like the other agencies. That translates to more work for me. Simple.

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Which studio will your first scene be for, and do you have any others lined up?
I just shot for a new studio called Mile High. Well, they aren’t new in the literal sense, but this was their first gay porn. Nica Noelle directed, and she has a great energy about her. She’s into passionate sex. More like what you would have with your lover in the bedroom—not just contrived “porn sex.” So, that was a huge plus for me. My scene partner was Jessie Colter. Good way to come back, huh?

Definitely. The last time I wrote about you was right around when you retired in 2010, and you were in an online fight with Trevor Knight! Are you and Trevor still feuding, or is that in the past?
Trevor who?

Ha ha. OK, moving on. As a true legend of gay porn, if you could single out one thing you’ve learned from all your experiences, what would it be?
A true legend, huh? That’s very sweet of you to say. If I thought that talking to the new guys about some of my incredibly bad choices since filming my first scene would save them from making similar mistakes, I’d do it. But, we are all very self centered creatures. We usually need to fuck things up royally for ourselves before we figure out what kind of behaviors are objectionable.

So what piece of advice would you give to the new guys?
Show up on time. Make your own toy line. Produce your own stuff. But, don’t write a book, cause I’m already doing that, and my material is probably better. LOL!

Thanks, Nick!

[Falcon Studios: Nick Capra]

  • sxg

    I hope he includes a passage in the book how not to fuck up your face and body with unnecessary cosmetic surgery. The guy was hot as fuck when he first came out, and he’s done so much to himself since then to look like Adam Sandler’s Little Nicky. Guess it’s kind of fitting that he chose Billy Santoro of all people to consider one of the hottest current models since they have so much in common facially. Didn’t he acquire some sort of infection during a calve implant surgery? And did that surgery get finalized? I don’t see much of a difference in them from before and after pics.

    Well regardless I wish him all the luck this time around in the porn industry, and I hope the vanity of of the industry doesn’t make him try and change anything about himself. His body is still looking good and he doesn’t need any changing.

    • Compared to all the work Michael Lucas has had done on his face this guy has had nothing done.

      I like that he honest about bareback, and hopefully he is true to his word. I have no problem with stars doing bareback. it is when they come out and say i will never bareback and then end up doing it that bothers me.

      • sxg

        He probably has had less work done that duckface, but I think the end result doesn’t particularly show that. There’s some serious compromises from Nick having his work done as opposed to duckface. Still, duckface’s outcome is not that much better.

  • Bull

    He never made it onto my radar before. I had to look him up. Regardless, I wish him well and much success. Maybe this time around he’ll make the right choices.

  • Dean

    With that attitude about bareback, why even come back to porn, especially now? Stay retired, no one wants to see you.

    • sbd

      Go take your meds and STFU. Plenty of us agree with his position on barebacking.

      • Dean

        And plenty more disagree. So he can take his “responsibility to advocate safe sex” to his book, or to places that matter, and not in porn.
        And you can go back to the geriatric ward. Surprised they let you use the internet.

        • sxg

          There is plenty of barebacking porn to go around for you, and plenty of condom porn to go around for those that are into watching safer sex. Why the fuck get all riled up over a pornstar who chooses not to indulge himself in bareback porn on-screen? There’s plenty of hot guys out there, hotter than Nick Capra, who already do bareback porn so you making a big deal over his decision is so fucking stupid of you.

          • Dean

            The only person who’s riled up here is you. I simply said my opinion on him and you’re getting hyped up for some reason. Have a seat sir. Drink some warm milk or something.

        • sbd

          And I’m surprised you can still type, what with the dementia obviously having already set in.

      • The anti bareback people make themselves heard everytime the word is mentioned on here. For being anti bareback they sure to visit and read about bareback porn allot to know to comment on it so much.

        • sbd

          The anti-condom crowd–you know, the guys who were too stupid to keep themselves from getting infected and now think that all porn should mirror their stupidity–come here a lot too. Perhaps they’d be more comfortable visiting sites that exclusively reflect their own stupidity.

          • They are vastly out numbered in comments any third grader could count and figure that out.

            I will visit any site I want. I just have better things to do than post bitchy hateful nasty comments about subject matter I don’t like to begin with.

          • sbd

            I agree with you that they–the poz bareback brigade–are vastly out numbered. Hence my initial reply to the person who started this thread of conversation. Perhaps you should have addressed a comment to him rather than bitchily reply to me–what with all the better things you have to do.

          • I didn’t have any issue with what he said he was stating his opinion. If was your response that caused me to comment and then I was responding to your reply. When i said bitchy, hateful, nasty comments that was not specifically meant to call you out, sorry if that was how it seemed. It’s often people who post anonymously and start openly gossiping about the HIV status of a porn star or someone will say that they know all the guys in that video are poz and were high during filming.

            Now that I think about it this blog does not allow anonymous comments does it? I like that. Allowing people to hide behind “anonymous” brings out the worst in people and really does not contribute anything to having healthy debate and discussion amongst users.

          • Dakota

            Well if the comments prevent one person from getting HIV or an STD, its worth it. Whether they like to believe it or not, many people learn about gay sex by watching porn. People watch everyone going bareback and get the impression theres nothing wrong with that and its safe. The people making condom movies should also try to incorporate the putting on the condom into their movies and showing how that can be part of the sex play vs a cut away and suddenly a condom magically appears

          • There are always going to be stupid people in this world. And anyone who equates what they see in a porn video to mean they should run out and do it too is obviously lacking a few brain cells no matter what small town they hail from. Porns all display a warning that states bareback sex is risky and no recommended. So they also have to be dismissive of the obvious warning we have all seen them.

            For those of us who read the warning and also care about ourselves and take personal responsibility to educate ourselves from sources other than a gay porn which was intended for fantasy it seems that the stupidity of some is being used as a justification to infringe of the rights of others.

            Just because there are people who drink and drive should be bring back prohibition? Maybe instead of attacking the porn producers who are just making what the customers want, they should focus on trying to reach out and educate those who are not educating themselves? If they are able to succeed in making condoms mandatory in porn. It will just drive the production underground and people will get it online. It will be a failure just like prohibition and the war on drugs.

    • Dakota

      Not anything against him but I do wonder why someone would go back to porn now that he’s gotten his life straight…Is it money? Missing the attention?

  • loyalty888

    He seems really likeable after this interview. I’m glad you didn’t shy away from asking the questions we all were wondering.

  • Zealot

    Can’t count the number of times I thought “amen” when I read through this interview. I’ve always liked Nick. I remember watching a reality series sometime ago in which he gave an interview– a sort of behind the scenes about porn models. He talked about his addiction then, and I’ve always wondered how he was doing with that, especially since leaving porn. So, I’m glad to see him in front of the cameras again, and sober. A big “Hoo-RAH” to him and Mile High for bringing passion back into porn (it’s like he has been reading my mind about that specific issue); and I’ll be watching for his book. It should be a great read.

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