Exclusive: Sean Cody’s Brandon On Sexuality, “Cope With Fitness,” And More In First-Ever Interview

Posted February 2, 2017 by with 154 comments

copewithFor only the second time in gay porn history (the first time being with Tanner), Str8UpGayPorn is proud to present an exclusive interview with an active Sean Cody model—and not just any Sean Cody model. As Sean Cody’s Brandon, he’s arguably the studio’s most popular and iconic performer of all time. But as Jeff—Brandon’s real name, as some know from his social media accounts—he’s a humble, career-oriented, truly authentic young entrepreneur, and he cares just as much for clients at his new fitness business as he does his many fans at Sean Cody. In Jeff’s first-ever interview below, he opens up about his sexuality, his future with Sean Cody, his multifaceted personal training program, the struggles he faced in his childhood, and much more.

jeff2Str8UpGayPorn: Hi Jeff! It’s great to finally talk, after knowing you as “Brandon.” After all the years as a performer, what’s the biggest misconception people have about you, because of your work as “Brandon”?
Jeff: The biggest one is that I’m an escort. I have never and will never be an escort. I’ve been offered over $10,000 for one night and I rejected it, so it would be great if people could stop trying to get me to escort.

I think people might assume that because there are a lot of porn stars who escort.
Just because I did porn doesn’t mean I’m someone who is comfortable with giving up my body to just anyone. When I decide to be intimate, I give that person a piece of my heart. I am a very passionate person with a very big heart, and that gets me in trouble sometimes. It gives me a lot of chances to have my heart broken, and to be taken advantage of. In the end, I think it’s worth it because what’s life without love, passion, and heartbreak?

But, there’s obviously a difference between who you’re intimate with in your personal life and who you’re performing with at Sean Cody.
Porn, especially with Sean Cody, is very professional. They treat us with respect, give us very nice hotels to stay in, feed us, and make us 100% comfortable. I love their company, and that’s why I’ve stayed there this long. They have always treated me fairly, and made me feel like a king.

01aaI want to get to Sean Cody, but first wanted to touch on your new, non-Brandon business, “Cope With Fitness.” For those who don’t know, what is it?
Cope With Fitness is a customized, 12-week workout program, consisting of a two or three part workout plan, changing your workout every four to six weeks so that your muscles don’t get used to what you’re doing. The goal is for you to look forward to going to the gym and seeing your body change, and doing this will prevent a plateau.

So you’re training people, but it’s all virtual, and done online?
The program is mainly running off the app and website called “Trimerize,” and you can find it in the app store under “Cope With Fitness.” The program shows videos of every workout that I have, and I’m slowly adding my own voiceover videos to the site. The site helps track nutrition and fitness, and it syncs to a Fitbit. You can print every workout from the app or website, too.

CWF blue black get itWhat about diet? I know nothing about fitness or health, but diet is important, right?
Yes! The app also makes custom meal plans, gives you substitution options, and prints out a grocery list at the bottom of each page. Supplement advice will also be given—and I’ve been researching, studying, and trying out supplements for 10 years now, so I have a pretty good grasp on what works well, and which ones are just gimmicks. I also send you instructional videos to show you the proper form and the way to do certain workouts. I’ll be doing weekly updates to track your progress and answer any questions you have.

The program is online, but do you ever train in gyms or in person?
I do, but I’m focused on the online personal training now. When I do start doing more in person, it’ll most likely be in Tennessee. Think of me as your personal fitness coach. I started the program to help the busy people who don’t have time to get a personal trainer in a gym, or they want someone who actually cares about them meeting their goal. I only take in 10 -12 clients per quarter so I don’t spread myself too thin, that way I can always be there when your fitness emergency takes place.

What’s the most fulfilling part about running Cope With Fitness?
The most fulfilling part is the daily texts and calls I get thanking me, telling me how much me helping them means to them. Making my clients laugh is also always a great feeling, all in all this “job”—which is not really a job, it’s more like a fun hobby—keeps me smiling and makes me go to sleep feeling very happy.

sc brandThis makes me wonder if you still have the time—or the interest—in performing as “Brandon“? Have you moved on from Sean Cody?
I wouldn’t say I’ve moved on, but…doing porn wasn’t exactly my number one career choice.

Why did you end up doing it then?
I was young, lost, and my family needed financial stability. So, it was a necessity. I do not regret it by any means. It’s been a crazy, fun, and very interesting journey. But I hated my job—I was a waiter at Applebee’s—and I really needed money, and honestly I didn’t see the harm of jacking off for some money in front of a camera. I mean, I did it in in my room all the time. Of course, I didn’t think I’d end up being the face of Sean Cody. I used to be a shy, young man who wouldn’t even shower after gym class. But that changed real quick!

You haven’t always had your good body and physique?
Oh, no, I used to be 90 pounds of skin and bones as a freshman in high school. I started lifting as a sophomore because I realized it felt so good to throw things around and build something that I could be proud of and protect myself with. It helps me in so many ways.

08So, just to be sure one way or the other, will you still film porn?
Who knows, there may still be some videos that haven’t even been published. The main thing is I’m finally pursuing my dream fitness coaching, as helping others is very fulfilling. But at the same time, I believe me doing porn was also helping others. I’ve received so many thank you notes and letters telling me how much I’ve helped and motivated people just by being in the industry, and they tell me how I’ve gotten them through the darkest parts of their life.

OK, last time I’ll ask about it, but it sounds like continuing with Sean Cody is still on the table for you?
Honestly, I wouldn’t say I’m done with porn. I would just say that I’m just expanding my career. I’m pursuing other things and knowing that, eventually, porn isn’t going to be there for me anymore.

tumblr_munnt72ook1ri7yebo1_500Do you ever have free time now? When you’re not performing, training, or working on Cope With Fitness, what do you do?
I go downtown for laser tag or Dave & Busters, and I’m a big movie buff. I go to music festivals and concerts, too. But no matter what, I make time for the gym, cause that’s my sanity and I don’t want to lose that.

Just like porn stars, personal trainers have competition, too. What makes Cope With Fitness more effective than other training programs?
We teach fitness as a way of life, a way to cope with everyday problems. I know I use fitness to help me with anxiety, stress, and any major issue I’m dealing with—especially break-ups. I get really into the gym after a break-up, and it helps heal so much. We aim to build a relationship where we can trust one another, talk about our problems, and help each other over come everyday troubles.

Where do you see yourself and Cope With Fitness five years from now?
I’m hoping to open my own gym, still be training, and hopefully have my business big enough that I can hire my friends as trainers. I also hope I can sit back and think about how many people I’ve helped to make a difference in their lives, and that I’ve built amazing relationships just by having them as clients. People can book a free consultation here, or just come sign up for information here. We’re making a video library for clients and paid members on Cope With Fitness that will be up very soon.

And if you could pitch the idea to a potential client right now, what would you say? What’s the first thing they’ll notice after a few sessions?
I mean, stop making excuses and putting it off. Fitness is not only a physical necessity, it’s a mental necessity, and once you figure that out, you will know true happiness. It’s those first three weeks of forming a habit that’s the hardest, but after that it becomes just a thing that you do and a thing that you enjoy!

It does sound like there are mental and emotional components to the program?
I’ve read many books on psychology, and I’m a very intuitive person when it comes to people struggling with depression, anxiety, or addictive personalities. I can see eye to eye with these people because I’ve either had it happen to me, seen it with others and how it effects them, or I’m still dealing with it to this day. I just want to help people realize they are not alone out there, and I think running this company is a very good way to do it. We are very loyal to our clients.

copewithfitness app splash screen app shitYou’ve referenced “we” a few times, and that’s because you’re running the business with your brother. He obviously knows about your work with Sean Cody, but how did he find out?
I just told him. It was like telling anyone else. I mean, either they accept you for what you are and what you’ve done, or they don’t belong in your life. And he did—he accepted me and accepts me no matter what I decide to do.

What about telling other family or friends about your work as a performer?
Everyone has their own opinion. Usually I don’t even have to tell someone, because all I have to do is add them to Twitter or Instagram and, boom, they know. It doesn’t seem to be an issue with me socially. People see me and aren’t really surprised about anything I tell them, I guess I just look like a guy who is capable of anything!

16Do you get recognized in public as “Brandon” a lot?
Yes. When I’m out of town it happens all the time, especially Miami and San Diego. In Nashville, it tends to happen, too. People will usually have their friend walk up to me, or they’ll say, “Why do you look familiar?” I answer with some kind of sarcastic, smirking comment, just to break the ice.

And you don’t really speak about your work as “Brandon” to promote Cope With Fitness, but you could. Has that been a deliberate choice?
I’m not hungry for attention, but I also don’t fear it by any means. I enjoy the confrontation that can come from that, if you handle it the right way. It’s a very efficient way to figure things out.

Has it been hard to separate the “Brandon” persona and who you really are as you run the business?
I don’t really have separate personas, my personality is what it is. I act the same on camera as I do in everyday life. I’m the same guy when I market Cope With Fitness—an outspoken, blunt, sarcastic, dry humor type of guy who just enjoys life, and making people laugh!

Unfortunately, given your popularity, you’ve had to deal with a lot of aggressive fans and stalkers online, right?
Yes, I do. I have one actually right now who’s making up very false accusations, and saying very demeaning things just because I wouldn’t send him pics and videos. I honestly don’t know how someone could be that coldhearted and hate me that much, just for not giving them what they want.

How do you handle these people?
Usually, I handle it in-house, and try to work with them and calm them down. If it comes to it, I do get my lawyer involved.

Wow.
Right now, I have my lawyer involved in a case where a guy is blowing up my Twitter and email with tons of different fake profiles making false accusations, going as far as making fake documents to “prove” it. Obviously, this comes with the territory, so I’ve gotten used to it. But I wish the world would cheer up and just show love instead of all this hate—it saddens me!

03Last week, you tweeted that you have an “intense and crazy back story,” and I wonder if you could elaborate on that?
Well, that is a novel.

Like, it’s a long story just to talk about, or you’re actually writing a book?
Honestly, I’m actually having a book written about it. I can give a little bit of a summary. When I was two years old, my dad walked out on my mom. She was overwhelmed, and she had bad men in her life who would leave her. And there were other issues at that time, so we—me and my two sisters—were taken away from her when I was four. We went into the foster system where abuse tends to occur at an alarming rate, and we were in and out of foster homes until I was 17, when I emancipated myself.

And then you were on your own?
I actually got a job at Burger King at age 15, and worked there until I was 19 and made it to manager. But I wasn’t happy, and I felt like I wasn’t living my life to its fullest. So, me and my sister moved to Tennessee to rebuild our relationship with our mom. That’s where my uphill battle started, but I’ve met many great people and have enjoyed this journey, and I have a great relationship with mom now. Also, when I was 21, I met my half brother for the first time, and now he’s a trainer for my company. Funny how life comes together. It’s amazing how things just work out, no matter what.

12You started porn in 2011, and within a few months you became the most popular model at the #1 gay porn studio. At what point did you realize your popularity and how well-known you were in the gay community? What has that been like?
I wouldn’t go that far, LOL. At first it was very hard to deal with, as I was living in a small town in Tennessee where I had just moved. The type of town where everyone knows everyone—a “bible belt” kind of place. Within two weeks of my first video being released, everyone knew about me and was sending around videos, pics, and things of that nature. I had some “friends” turn away from me, and my family went through some times, but I can honestly say with full sincerity that it was a blessing in disguise.

How?
I used to run around being the social butterfly that I am, just living ignorantly thinking everyone was my friend. But after this, I grew even closer to the people who stuck by my side, and to this day I’m still friends with them. It weeded out the fakes, the people who were just there for a good time, and the people who were using me in some type of way. It made life less complicated, and I didn’t have to second guess the people in my life who I knew were there for the long haul. The friends and family still here mean the world to me, and I would do anything for them, as they would for me. My mom is an amazing woman, and I moved here to meet her and form a better relationship with her. She is still my go-to. I love her, and she accepts me for me without judging me—and same with my brother.

Being a straight man, what’s it like to perform in movies with other guys?
Honestly, I don’t really believe in labels. I am what I am. I’m attracted to people, and while physically I’m attracted to the female body, mentally I don’t put boundaries or have guidelines on how I feel. I grew up without a father figure, so this obviously affected the way I felt towards men. It made me very careful and almost shy around guys, but I grew up with two sisters and this made me very comfortable around females.

Has there been anything at Sean Cody you were able to do easily that surprised you?
I am usually pretty good at anything I try. That may sound cocky, but I like to think of it as confident.

111-1024x682Your first bottoming scene with Tanner was particularly surprising. Was filming that scene a tough decision for you?
It was only tough because I’d never done something like that before. Just like anything you do for the first time, you are nervous. But, [bottoming] was just a matter of time. I’m not a close-minded person, and I’m open to a lot of things.

Out of all your scene partners, who would you say was your personal favorite?
You either click or you don’t, and if you don’t click, you have to make it click. I’m a pretty easygoing person, so I usually click with every model, but I can’t say that I have a favorite. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings!

sean cody brandon 3Finally, it sounds like things are running pretty smoothly now, and being Sean Cody’s Brandon hasn’t had any negative affect on daily life or running Cope With Fitness?
It hasn’t affected me as much as some people would think. I’m not one to talk about it much, because I’m just not that guy who tries to make people think I’m cooler than I am. I’m very content with how my life has changed the past couple years. I’ve matured at an alarming rate, and I never thought I’d be at this stage in my life two years ago. I look back feeling proud and hopeful. I know that because I’m putting my whole heart into my company and my clients, it will work!

It’s clear how committed you are, and thank you again for taking the time to chat, Jeff!

[Cope With Fitness]
[Twitter: Jeff CopeWithFitness]
[Sean Cody: Brandon]

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  • Dana Rimons

    Considering our webmaster has on many occasions (and rightfully so, because he was on point) called Brandon’s SC work boring, the fact that this interview even happened is surprising to me. But I guess all publicity is good publicity, regardless of where it comes from.

  • sam my

    Well he has more sense of himself and his surroundings than Micah

  • xxvi

    Nice promo for CWF.

    • Mike Julius

      No kidding.

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s surprisingly balanced & diplomatic without any grammatical error! Thanks 4 this, Zach & Jeff!

  • Felipe Pinafi

    I still want to see him bottoming for Jack.

    • SteadyNUnremitting

      Jack deserves better.

  • Jimmy Green

    Beautiful man.

  • sanfv

    Zach, A+ journalism, in both execution and integrity. I cannot fathom why people say this is a rag, hit, or tabloid site. You handle every story differently and delicately write each article. Some with comedy, many with nuance.

    I tip my my Parisian beret to you and Joey the dog. Keep reporting, keep slaying!

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    • Ben

      As much as I love this interview and how professional these two.. I still kind of find it iffy since Zach called Brandon a “boring” performer a few times on this blog. Not so subtly, I might add. Must have been an awkward interview if this was done in person/via phone.

      • sxg

        Just because he’s a boring performer it doesn’t mean he’s not an interesting character. It’s actually a very smart move on Zach’s part to do an interview with him considering Brandon does have a large following regardless of how awful a performer he is, and this will increase readership to his site when they also find out how much attention Zach gives to the Sean Cody models.

    • Maximus

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      The whole thing was a calculated business move by both parties. Brandon/Jeff got to advertise his fitness bullshit, and Zach got more traffic for SUGP. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; I can respect their hustle. However, this interview doesn’t compare to Zach’s true works of investigative journalism.

      • Zachary Sire

        Thank you. Please remember that every interview in all media is promotion/advertising of something. With every interview here, like this one, I also make sure to include non-promo questions in the conversation, as that’s what matters to readers (and me). Some performers are obviously more willing to answer certain questions than others, and you take what you can get. But if you were looking for some kind of harsh confrontation between me and Jeff (or any model) in a Q&A, you probably haven’t read any of the interviews on this site, as that’s never happened and never will.

        • Maximus

          Yes, dear, that was my point. I was suggesting that Miss sanfv was underselling some of your other pieces. I just had to include a touch of cunt. I am only physically capable of giving a few unqualified, shade-free compliments per year, after all.

          Also, my dear sister sanfv and I have an arrangement whereby if one of us posts a comment free of shade and saltiness, the other will post something critical to balance things out. It’s how we keep each other, and the interwebs, sufficiently cunty.

  • Ceecee

    Boy might be a bit of a mess, but he doesn’t drone on about his “racial preferences” or how much he “hates fags” so he gets a pass in my books.

  • Scrapple

    A Brandon interview at SUGP? This moment is iconic.
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    In one of his early vids Jeff talked about being on his own at seventeen and having to fend for himself. It was interesting and sad and it made me see him in a different light. Not as the guy who goes online to beg for Burning Man tickets, but the guy who had the maturity and the street smarts to get out of a bad situation. He has been hustling since he was a teenager. And as Mr. Carter says, “You can’t knock the hustle” (although you can knock some of the things you’re hustling for). Even after reading this interview it’s still hard to figure out who Jeff really is. On one side you see the goofy, fun-loving guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously. Then he’ll do or say something that screams “fratboy douche with baby mama drama.” I haven’t kept up with his online antics recently, so I can’t speak to his maturity level over the last year or so. But if the genial, forthcoming Jeff represented in this interview is the one who is going to keep coming back and doing scenes, I don’t really have a problem with that.

    Another great interview, Zach. Now after reading this I’m hoping Jeff’s brother doesn’t do the porn thing. Most times the cons outweigh the pros. And the comment about initially being shy around men and comfortable around women stood out to me. Usually the train of thought (especially as it relates to those “explain away the gay” conversion therapy treatments) is that a guy in Jeff’s position growing up with nothing but female influences would be a swishy qween who engages in homosexual relations to achieve the validation from men that was absent during his formative years. Maybe that does partially explain why Jeff has stayed so long. Maybe it doesn’t. Either way I thought it was an interesting inclusion.

  • sxg

    “I am usually pretty good at anything I try”
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    I can’t imagine how delusional the people who tell him he’s good at anything are. He can’t suck, he can’t top, and he can’t bottom. Off the top of my head I can’t find anything memorable about the way he kisses or rims.

    The one and only thing he’s good at is blowing huge loads, but it’s not worth stitckig around through an entire Brandon scene to see just that.

    Other than that and a few other comments that deserve Lucille Bluth eyeroll gifs, this was a solid interview. I really hope his fitness stuff really does well because I don’t want to see him come back to porn.
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    • Mike Julius

      I hope it succeeds too, and not just because I don’t think he’s a good performer. He isn’t, but that childhood stuff sounded rough and to come through that not a complete jaded asshole is nothing short of miraculous.

      He sounds like a decent person, which is better than being a great porn star. Godspeed.

  • Dale Bergman

    Zach was waiting for Brandon to announce his retirement during this interview. No such luck.

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  • 76disqus

    Brandon is awesome!

  • FieldMedic

    “I don’t really believe in labels” is usually code for “I’m straight, but don’t want to lose any fans.” And boy did he take his sweet little time getting around to bottoming, guess his “openess” was a hard-fought war he waged getting there inch by inch.

    • Joey

      Totally. I was like, open enough to wait FOUR YEARS to bottom? Sure, Jan.

      • AussieB

        I know gay guys who’ve never bottomed

        • Joey

          Personal preference irl is one thing but getting paid to perform on camera is something else. Few guys in porn pull off being a total top/bottom. Especially when the equipment and technique is unremarkable.

          • Dazzer

            It might depend on how much he was going to get paid to bottom.

            I don’t have a problem if he was holding out for a better scene rate before he bottomed.

    • Mike Julius

      This is an argument these dudes can never win.
      I’m straight
      -Yeah right. What’s the air like in Narnia, Queen Jeff

      I’m bi
      -No such fucking thing

      I’m gay?
      -We knew it!

      • FieldMedic

        That’s the thing, I can take a guy on what he says at face value. Most gay porn stars say that they’re straight and I believe them, the math that heterosexuals are the majority and homosexuals are the minority works in their favor wrt the gay porn industry. Logan Vaughn can take umpteen dicks up the butt, say that he’s straight and I believe him. So in my mind, if you’re straight it’s ok to say that — as long as you can take a dick then we won’t have any problems. It’s just these non-labels people that drive me up the wall. Labels are actually important, they are what our language depends on. Saying that you don’t like them, in my experience, just means that you want to hide something or pull the wool over people’s eyes.

        • Timelover

          That’s just being gullible. He’s been sucking cock on screen for 5 years. Gay, bi whatever. But not straight. That’s a fantasy created by every porn studio so gay man that jerk off to their video can fantasise about turning straight men. But it ain’t real.

      • Anxelli Alvarado

        I’m not sure if he’s gay or bi, but he’s definitely attracted to men. And you have to remember that Sean Cody (along other gay porn companies) like to really profit off of the ‘straight man fantasy’ that so many self-hating gay/bi guys eat up, so it’s hard to say if his answer was 100% genuine.

  • R.A.M.J

    If you don’t follow his snap, twitter, and insta, you’re missing out. He’s actually a really cool and funny guy. A rarity for popular gay porn stars these days.

    • Target

      No…following those (+ Periscope), I see a barely literate, immature man-child with simmering anger issues.

      But he is hot, so…

      • DPS

        If you think he’s barely literate, man-child and simmering with anger issues you don’t follow most porn peeps twitter etc

        • Target

          I don’t think I need to follow other “porn peeps” to hold that opinion. It’s not relative.

      • R.A.M.J

        Maybe because I don’t see his periscope, but I don’t see where you see the “simmering anger issues”

        • Target

          Take a look at one of his Jan 22nd broadcasts to see it on display (google “Aaron Rodgers is sick fml” for efficiency). It’s all in the way he talks to people.

  • Jesse_7

    Awesome guy, I’d look a little more into the evidence of what makes someone gay, but he’s pretty cool. Solid interview, best of luck to him.

  • Greg
  • DPS

    Sad to hear what he has endured. Best wishes in his entrepreneurial pursuits. Thank you Zach for opening this door on him. Well played too!

  • Alex

    I think in the blogging/media industry this is called an “ADVERTORIAL” not an interview.

    SOOO many “alternative facts” left unchallenged but hey, it’s Zach’s blog.

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    • Mike Julius

      I love this gif. lol

      • sxg

        Lol where’d he go??? What was the gif of?

        • Mike Julius

          Lady Olenna’s shit gif

          • sxg

            The one where she can smell the shit miles away?

  • Xzamilloh

    I have nothing bad to say… good interview

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  • Danny Boi

    Aw, this was a great interview! I love him already lol. He seems like a sweet guy.

  • Zavier

    So am I to understand that because he didn’t have a Dad that’s his reason for not wanting to consider himself bisexual or claim an attraction to men ( regardless of it being sexual or emotional attraction) ?
    Is that what he’s saying ??????

    • Mike Julius

      Read that way, he’s saying he’d be attracted to everyone intellectually if it wasn’t for his abandonment issues, but regardless, physically, he’s only into women’s bodies. Or some crap.

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      • Zavier

        Ugh… all these mental gymnastics just to get out of being called queer/gay/bi.

        • WhimsyCotton

          Heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and asexual only apply to sexual attraction.

        • Mike Julius

          To be fair, if he identified as bi, here come 5 million gays saying there’s no such thing. As if the B in LGBT is just filler or something.

          • WhimsyCotton

            You mean DataLounge?

          • Zavier

            But that’s such a petty thing to get your panties in a knot over. Who cares if some people dont think bisexuals exist ? I know people who think Gays dont exist and i’m gay as hell ! I had people try to tell me it was just a phase too, and honestly it didnt even effect me. Getting angry didnt even cross my mind. I just continued to say “i’m gay” and went about my business. It seems like alot of bisexuals are concerned with some of the most smallest and most superficial issues of queer life whereas gays are just trying to make sure that we aren’t murdered.

          • Mike Julius

            By that same token, he’ll continue to say he’s straight, but doesn’t put much stock in labels and keep on keeping on. I don’t think it bothers him at this point.

    • WhimsyCotton

      I think he’s saying that he’s able to have romantic/emotional connections with men because he lacked a male figure growing up. Physically, he’s attracted to women. I think they call that being sexually heterosexual and emotionally biromantic (?).

      • Zavier

        lol “biromantic” sounds like sjw shit. I know he’s definitely not a sjw. But that theory makes no sense to me because, what would be the point of having sex over and over again with men just to say that you’re not actually physically attracted to them, but that you ARE romantically “bi”… but you only allow yourself to be in straight relationships. Can you see the paradox ?

        • WhimsyCotton

          Well, a successful relationship usually requires both an emotional connection and a sexual one. He’s only physically attracted to women, so it makes sense that he only has heterosexual relationships.

          • Zavier

            Only physically attracted to women ? https://i1.wp.com/img.gay-gifs.com/uploads/sean-cody-gifs-duke-and-brandon-003.gif?fit=279%2C137

            I beg to differ. I think some gay people have become so “accepting” that we now believe absolute nonsense just so we can be PC. Devon Hunter said the Sean Cody staff coaches the models to lie about their sexuality and play down their queerness. Such things like telling gays to say they’re bi and telling bi’s to say they’re straight because it “sells better”. We all know this business is fueled by the money of gay men’s infatuation with men who they believe have a heterosexual aesthetic. Its not a coincidence that over half of the Sean Cody models ( and countless others in the industry ) outright refuse to say they’re Gay. So when you combine that with men who already come from a hyper masculine society and they enter communities that tell them that they can have all the gay sex they want, and still be a heterosexual card carrier, why wouldn’t they accept it ? It’s not so different from the phenomenon of Black people claiming to be “mixed” or “Part Indian” as a way to be seen as more acceptable. Passing is not new thing.

          • Sam

            The reason they stopped doing the write-ups back in 2013 is because of this. I always thought it was more than coincidental because I felt like around that time was “the turning point” in attitudes towards gays in the US (as in when over 50% of the population now had neutral/positive views as opposed to negative ones). They explicitly try to not label anyone now. When they ask questions about whom models are into to in real life they always ask gender-neutral questions like “What kind of things do you look for in a partner?” and “What attracts you to someone?”.

            The sad fact is that the vast majority of men ARE straight, but the same way that even I who consider myself unabashedly gay have been with a couple girls during adolescence, and likewise fooled around with guys who are now married with children or have been in long term heterosexual relationships. I know a pair of identical twins whom only one is straight- how can two people have the same DNA and end up with opposing sexual orientations? Especially considering they grew up in the same household raised by the same parents with the same rules and attending the same schools. Human sexuality is more complicated than people like to admit. I don’t even like admitting it. If someone else stated to me that they’re “mostly gay” I would write them off as a confused little snowflake… even though that is precisely the exact same thing that I am.

    • Anxelli Alvarado

      His logic makes no sense, cause having daddy issues won’t affect your sexuality. He’s definitely into dudes otherwise he wouldn’t have been doing gay porn for this long.

      • Zavier

        Exactly, it’s nothing but more closeted bullshit excuses. Closeted men have become more creative throughout the years. They know that closeted men are becoming more and more passe and ridiculous so instead of coming out they’ve found other ways to remain in the closet but still fuck dudes. Saying such things as “I dont believe in labels” and “I’m fluid”.. Now they’ve found a way to have their cake and eat it too.

  • Alex

    Zach you honestly deleted my comment because I called you out for being an advertorial yet you post your Twitter bans when you give yours?

    • Mike Julius

      Listen, I think you’re right, but he’ll ban your ass if you keep it up. Just let it lie.

  • Maks Berlinbach

    This reads like an infomercial interview…

    • Alex

      Read his Instagram and Twitter posts and see if you think the same person wrote them 😂

      • Maks Berlinbach

        Seriously. He makes such insane spelling, grammar, and logic errors elsewhere it makes Trump look like William Faulkner. If he wrote this then I wrote Mrs. Dalloway.

    • Alex

      AGREE

  • Zealot

    In reading this interview I had to kind of put aside all the discussion about his new venture and the sort of blatant promotion going on, but I can’t blame Brandon/Jeff for it. He’d be a fool not to take advantage of any opportunity to promote his new business. I’ve always found him likable as a performer for the most part, but no one I’d go ape shit over. I can smell sexually confused straight boys a mile off (and believe me it took a lot of time in the field developing that skill), and they generally tend to turn me off. If he’s another one of those “don’t label me” guys, then more power to him, but it comes off for me as “I don’t want to alienate any potential clients for my business” than anything IMHO. Do I believe he would seriously date and/or eventually marry anyone NOT a female. NO. Fuck around with a guy for fun? Maybe. So, meh on that score for me.

    I usually walk away from these interviews either liking the person a little more or less, but never really changing my mind about them in a general sense and this interview is no different. He’s about what I expected. Not to be hateful, because I say this will all sincerity….but his “back story” isn’t all that amazing. This describes about 95% of the cases I’ve worked as a case worker for the Department of Human Services. I say that in order to put in perspective that children removed from their homes for safety and well-being reasons rarely get to return and have a “normal” family experience. Sometimes foster care works well for them and sometimes it doesn’t. So where I will give him full marks and KUDOS is for surviving and making something of his life– even if “something” is defined as work in porn and now as a fitness expert.

    There are many paths to success, and for getting through the mess that was his childhood and making it to where he is today, he has my respect. I wish him well and I hope this venture succeeds at least enough that he gets from life something better than he was dealt as a child.

    • Stacy

      We have a very similar job – so I have seen what you’ve seen….but can you offer a course in, as you say, “I can smell sexually confused straight boys a mile off”

      • Zealot

        I’m preparing a syllabus for the course in my mind as we speak!

    • Breakdowntown

      I always found him to be sexy. Not aesthetically, but his voice and mouth do things for me (I’m weird like that). His performances (from the little that I’ve seen cuz I ain’t giving SC no money for cookie cutter YT boy scenes) seem to range from “average” to “above average”… but he should stay away from bottoming, which is a shame cuz his ass is in the top 10%-tile.

      Yeah, I work in a similar field and nothing about his story is “remarkable.” But… I’m not gonna hate on him for trying to get his coins. Proceed! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1492ff17ce542c5310fbf6871bba28a43c3405c00caf47babc1b62d3cf952192.gif

    • Maximus

      “Not to be hateful, because I say this with all sincerity….but his “back story” isn’t all that amazing. This describes about 95% of the cases I’ve worked as a case worker for the Department of Human Services.”

      Thank you for saying it! I strained my eyes from rolling them so hard at the mention of his supposed biography.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/ukU4bYABmTXxe/giphy.gif

  • WhimsyCotton

    This was a surprisingly interesting interview. I thought it would be the same bullshit — well some of it was — but it was still fairly enlightening.

    Side note: Not to be shady, but I hypothesize that Zach may have done some editing for Jeff if his past tweeting is anything to go by. If so, thanks for making my reading simpler and more pleasurable. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/987260da36dd69d87594aa982382be210133865f434856b441bd0a1987e86622.gif

  • Ronaldo

    I don’t know exactly what he was referring to with the “false accusations” thing, but there is at least one serious allegation that is substantiated which I won’t repeat here. Kind of gross that he was able to just blow it off like that. IMO either skip the topic entirely or have him address it directly. Even without getting into the substance, his answer seems dishonest — I would bet $10,000 that he doesn’t have “a lawyer” considering what that costs.

    • ScoobiDont

      Same. Exact. Thought. The my lawyer thing was in my top 5 eye rolls

  • John

    Thanks for the positive interview. He comes off as a nice guy with ambition and a plan. He is iconically handsome and has the personality to boot. I like how he handled the straight guy, gay sex question.

    • Timelover

      Yeah. Because he’s not straight.
      ffs

  • SteadyNUnremitting

    He sounds like a decent guy, but he’s an overrated terrible performer. There’s nothing memorable about his performances.

  • Scott

    I’ve followed Brandon’s career thru Sean Cody and always found him a great performer and very likeable. I still watch him at SC and also follow him on social media. Everything he said in his interview seems true and authentic from reading and watching his posts. I hope he can balance a life as Brandon and a life as Jeff. I may sign up for his fitness coaching only because he seems to really care – not only about the money – but about people individually as well. Nice job Jeff. Nice job Zach.

    • Maks Berlinbach

      If you think everything in this interview seems “true and authentic” then I have a Bridger Watts to sell you.

      • Scott

        Maybe the sentence should’ve read: Everything he said in his interview seems true and authentic when comparing it to what I’ve read and seen in his twitter posts.

  • snoopyfo

    That was a pretty good interview, wish jeff the best, and good job zach always getting all these exclusive interviews :)

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  • Zavier

    I’m not saying that’s how you think. I’m just saying that’s the bigger picture of what we’re dealing with. But now that you bring it up I must also beg to differ again. I always see these comments about how boring he is. I dont understand this. He seems to be good in bed. He’s always seemed polite ( in the scenes ). It looks as if he’s enjoyed pleasuring his bottoms. Maybe it’s just a difference of taste but I dont see where’s he’s such a terrible lover… It reminds me of how when I was a child Barney was everyone’s favorite Dinosaur, then all of a sudden some big kid decided to say Barney was dumb, and then all the other kids decided to say Barney was dumb too just so they could sound cool.

    • WhimsyCotton

      People are fickle. “It takes a mere second for treasure to turn to trash.”

  • Luv2Suck4Ever

    The only thing that matters is how a guy performs on camera. I couldn’t care less what his personal life is like, what his political opinions are, etc. The fact of the matter is, Brandon is a hot guy who knows how to fuck and watching him is electrifying more often than not. I hope he keeps doing porn because watching him get off gets me off, then of course there’s the $$$ he makes for doing it. What a win-win!

  • John McKee

    Honestly he has always seemed sweet, ambitious, naive, adorably insecure about his attractiveness (although he personally does nothing for me) and this interview reinforces all of those previous views of mine including…

    http://jonathandavidjacksonwrites.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DSCF7544.jpg

  • John McKee

    Honestly he has always seemed sweet, ambitious, naive, adorably insecure about his attractiveness (although he personally does nothing for me) and this interview reinforces all of those previous views of mine including… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bcf4fd8a984a293f19bcfb7e98d594a5bec1b2747487048d53db83b11b28e643.jpg

  • Chrissy

    Next!

  • badgamer1967

    Never got the whole stalking thing, just buy more lube and enjoy the vid, porn is fantasy reality will never match up, some crazy bitches out there.

    • Me2

      Likewise, this is why I don’t speculate on which stars may be gay. Unless I have the chance to sleep with them, why bother?

  • JonnyM

    I beg to differ on being the face and most iconic Sean Cody model of all time. I think that title goes to Patrick. Brandon may be the face presently, but Patrick is king.

    • sxg

      http://i.imgur.com/5tCjged.gif
      There’s nothing “king” about a guy who most people won’t know, only did 14 scenes, and doesn’t even come up on the first two pages of most popular models on Sean Cody.

      • Mike Julius

        But during the Golden Era, he WAS the face of SC. Brandon is now, I guess.

        • sxg

          If Patrick was the face of Sean Cody at one point, then props to the site because I don’t know how the hell they managed to survive that!
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94f2266035bed8b8952d506174f31b44b17f863ad300e7b2f8940f0772b14a04.gif

          • Mike Julius

            This was on every banner and the front page for YEARS: http://assets-serve.seancody.mnetcdn.com/m=e5OaeMbW3fHlbyaT/model/cover/000/000/227/227_02.jpg

            Tell me you don’t see the logo when you see it so I can call you a liar lol

          • Timelover

            Never seen him before ever. I think you’re dreaming

          • Mike Julius

            And I think you must not have been around when SC was at its most popular.

          • Chrissy

            Yep, Patrick was awesome, until he cut his hair. I wonder what he looks like now in his mid to late 30s. I hope not fat, bald and hairy.

          • GayhawkAZ

            I absolutely hated it when he cut his hair! He looked terrible! Plus, to me it was really fucking sexy to see a guy with his fingers wrapped around Patrick’s curly locks when he was sucking cock!

          • Edward

            My baby daddy

  • david kennedy

    What a fluff interview. Not a single interesting thing or insight about it.

  • Erick Quezada

    My we have some respect for the readers and fans, and the rest who enjoy these gentlemen work?
    Next time let us know advance that the writing is fictional based on a true story.

  • UnhealthyNutter

    One thing i really like about Brandon is that he has a small dick. As a guy in the same boat, For men like me Brandon is a breath of fresh air. He shows that a small dick can be justcas capable, beautiful and just as masculine as any big dick. I think Brandon offers hope and he is is a positive step in combating the small penis hate and stigma which is rampant in our culture. We need more tops like him in our porn i’d say imo. He’s utterly gorgeous as well. Keep it up Brandon :).

    • GayhawkAZ

      I’m not sure what your criteria is that qualifies Brandon as having a small cock. No, it’s no monster horse cock, but he certainly is not possessed of a micropenis or anything. And though I know camera angles and photography can trick the eye into seeing more there than there is, he still is above-average.

  • kctx

    I wish him well, don’t want to see him at SC anymore. He was very goodlooking when younger, and his first few scenes were good. But his most recent scenes are terrible, obviously just going through the motions.
    I hope his business is successful.

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  • Josh

    Hmm. Interesting. No father, bad foster home experiences….it’s easy to see how he ended up in porn. He realized that he is very marketable in the gay world and there was an endless amount of adoration and attention: somehing he never got growing up. Sucking dick, eating ass, fucking ass & getting fucked = gay I’d say.

  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    Great interview. He was not someone I was familiar with prior to reading this interview.

  • emercycrite

    Now this is a boring top and terrible bottom.

  • WyattTF

    I lol’d when Jeff said he limits the number of clients he takes at a time to avoid spreading himself too thin. Think he charges 250-300 for his services. So he’s gonna turn down someone with cash in hand wanting to sign up because he already has too many clients?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0dfbc9bd01fb8aba6f6974cc223b9e68d4ec4087f1f63ef1b501502fb75d622b.gif

    • R.A.M.J

      Well considering its only him and his brother right now, the services they offer, etc, it makes sense. If he didn’t limit his client intake, he’d be literally working around the clock.

      • WyattTF

        They sell the same workout routine and canned meal plans to everyone. I was being sarcastic. I would bet anything they take anyone willing to pay.

  • Edward

    …..I don’t know. The Jeff guy can kick rocks. Like, major douche on Twitter. He can fuck up a storm as Brandon though. I like that he fully commits to a scene. Always seems to like having sex with men. Great job. Real life scum. I don’t care that his daddy was gone Without A Trace. Zane from AustinZane was the last quasi porn star to dupe me into buying his book/autobiography. Never again, trash.

  • Paul J

    I wish this site didn’t spend so much time promoting “models” and scenes with models who “don’t want to label themselves”.

  • Chrissy

    So basically Jeff doesn’t escort because he wants pre-screened hot guys to mess around with. He doesn’t want to fuck older rich guys.

  • Marcus Collack

    Me: He seems together. I feel like there will be no prison or bodies in his future. He seems to have been through some things and chose not to let it define him or stop him from achieving his goals
    The Other Me: Dat Ass tho!

  • såklart äg

    He’s boring af

    • Derek

      True

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  • BGinBigD

    Brandon is sexy and adorable! Sounds like Jeff is, too. Wishing “them” continued success.

  • Dan

    It always ruins it for me when I learned that a born star that got me off is straight in real life. It ruins the fantasy of possibility. It makes it worse when they refuse to escort. Even non sexual escorting gives fans a chance to meet and spend time with someone who got them off so many times. The fact he won’t do that closes off yet another fulfillment of a fantasy or even the possibility of fulfilling a fantasy. I respect that he separates his personal life from his private life and I even identify with some of the details of his private life, as I too grew up in foster care. But, it does just ruin the fantasy when you know that someone who entered a profession where they are appealing to our desires and making us feel something, even if that feeling is just horniness, is totally unattainable in real life and so far removed from those who have become fans that even their time is off-limits even when offered pay for it. Oh, he’s hot I’ll give him that. But it loses something for me to know that in real life he’s probably banging a chick and completely unattainable to any dude. Even his time is unattainable when offered money. Which kind of to me makes me seem stuck-up. I should know I used to be an escort. I sold a service wearing people could get off and live in the fantasy momentarily. That’s how I saw it. I never had to give them anything too personal. Just a chance to enjoy a fantasy with someone that they fantasize about or was otherwise unattainable to them. But in my real life I am exactly sexuality wise who I was when I was simply selling a fantasy to someone.