Straight Porn Star August Ames Refuses To Work With Male Performers Who’ve Filmed Gay Porn Due To “Safety” Issues: “I’m Not Putting My Body At Risk”

Posted December 4, 2017 by with 81 comments

augustIn addition to its systemic problems with racism, the porn industry also has a problem with homophobia, and yesterday’s tweets from straight porn star August Ames are another ugly reminder of the outdated, bigoted, and ignorant beliefs still held by some in the porn industry.

Yesterday, August Ames—an AVN award winner who’s been a hugely popular performer since 2013—stated that she pulled out of a shoot with straight porn studio EroticaX because her male scene partner had previously filmed gay porn:

homo1Ames did not name the male performer who has worked in gay porn, and neither has straight porn studio EroticaX, who is purportedly shooting the scene with him and another female performer today. Of course, the name of that one male model doesn’t matter, as Ames has implied that every male model who has shot gay porn poses a risk to women in straight porn, while male models who have not filmed gay porn apparently do not pose that same risk.

Obviously, Ames is implying that performers from gay porn would put her at “risk” of contracting an STD, but given that all performers undergo STD testing prior to filming for EroticaX (and virtually every straight porn studio), her concerns for “safety” are ignorant at best, and homophobic at worst. When Ames was called out by a Twitter follower, she confirmed her homophobia by stating that she doesn’t know what gay porn performers “do in their private lives” (as if she knows what straight porn performers do in their private lives?):

homo2While Ames’ homophobia has gone unchecked by many (so-called porn industry “news” outlets XBiz and AVN wouldn’t be caught dead doing a story on homophobia in the porn industry), there are some straight porn performers who do not share in her beliefs, and they’ve spoken out against her, including performer Alexis Monroe:

alexisAnd on the gay side, ActiveDuty performer Princeton Price:

homo3Str8UpGayPorn reached out to both Ames and EroticaX for comment on Ames’ tweets, and Ames responded by saying that she had been “taken out of context.” Her response came after an exchange between her, me, and Austin Wilde:

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More and more gay porn performers have crossed over into straight and trans porn over the last few years without being discriminated against, so Ames’ bigotry is thankfully not shared by everyone in straight porn, and the fact that EroticaX is hiring someone from gay porn is a good sign that Ames’ idiocy is increasingly irrelevant. If a performer is qualified to work after agreed upon, industry-wide STD testing procedures and other standard hiring practices, that performer should be able to work for any studio, regardless of what genre of porn he or she has filmed in the past. If there’s anyone who shouldn’t be permitted to work in porn, it’s people who spread misinformation and bigotry, like August Ames.

  • Jace

    “I’m Not Putting My Body At Risk”

    No, I let my plastic surgeon do that. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c9ddf6b851ff10f3b1bc8ccb6e985faa708ff97d12b469d0ffba7401ac49f7ed.gif

    • Paul Porto

      ” Brazil” by Terry Gilliam awesome film….

  • Miloš Del Rey

    So she won’t work with men who shot gay porn but she will take 4 dicks at the same time. I think the silicone and botox might have done it’s damage to her. We shouldn’t be criticizing her. We should be praying. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81cdf061ed5d57fd78fbb609cdb17a8f618529215861093b2e8374a0bccd535a.gif

  • FrenchBug

    Noone tell this dumb girl that she has already done scenes with performers with gay porn past: Chris Strokes, who got blown by Jake Cruise, and Richie Black who worked for Randy Blue as Spencer Jones.
    Note too that it literally took me two minutes to find, at least, those two names. Bet there is more she doesn’t know about.

  • Devin

    I was going to be mean and bash her looks, but I’m not going to stoop to her level. Not worth it.

  • Matthias M.

    She’s worked with Chris Strokes, Ryan Driller, Richie Black, Johnny Castle (David Forrest bragged about his blowjob skills when he was his pimp), Jay Smooth (He got his feet sucked by a man, I’m counting it), Jason Brown, and Chad White. Alexis Texas and a lot of other women who have this rule, usually work with a ton of “crossovers” without incident, yet keep such bigoted views.

    I feel sorry for the guy she’s exposing. When names are dropped, careers are ended. Kevin Cavalli & Chance Caldwell both lost their straight careers over incidents like this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81881dcae08f98ad4793249f27faed29517a78d303aa954144c2ea200c040162.gif What a worthless excuse of a human being she is. There was no reason to broadcast this.

    • FrenchBug

      The last part is key to me. Just like those folks saying “No blacks, No asians” on their Internet profile, the key tell that this is bigotry is the needless need to proclaim this. She could very well have that policy to herself and put performers on her no list. But, nope, somehow, she had to advertise this loudly to send a message.

      On the positive side, KC and CC are from a long time ago. I don’t think anybody in straight porn doesn’t know that Kyle Mason and Ryan Driller were both longtime gay porn stars and they are both super busy.

      • Deviancy Behavir

        But the thing is it’s great to see people with this mindset get their asses handed back to them, because they think what they’re doing is normal and just and get offended when people show them how stupid they are in real life. Like you said it’s not different with the no blacks or asians mindset at all. Let’s people know what kind of asshole they’re dealing with and to avoid them at all costs.

        • Jason

          She HATED the backlash and pretty much blocked everyone, including Chi Chi.

      • Jay E.

        I agree with you on that, you have many people claiming its a preference to not sleep with another race, so honestly I see this as preference for her…. but I could careless, Ive given up on changing peoples viewpoints

      • Scrapple

        I think they justify models like Kyle, Ryan, Troy Gabriel, Michael Vegas and others by the six month rule. At that point apparently it’s all okay. Which again, doesn’t speak to you not knowing what her scene partner gets into off camera, whether that be hooking, drug use or same sex relations. I’m trying to remember how much fallout Christian/Max Diesel experienced when he was fucking transwomen. Or when popular actors like Nacho started directing trans content. Apparently the tits evens out the dick.

        It’ll be interesting to see what happens with Bo Sinn now that his Bromo scene has been released.

        • sxg

          Wait, Bo Sinn is doing gay porn now??? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16d4a0b3f9ee0f167605b8fbf5b1c77fb2dd1fb8ea8e54b845e46261eb29c926.gif
          He is all sorts of trashy hot!

          • FrenchBug

            I find him repulsive and the fact he used to sport a Celtic cross on his left pectoral (now covered up) makes him even more disgusting racist trash.
            But yeah he was the top in the Bromo scene on Friday.

          • nick

            What is the Celtic cross thing ?

          • sxg

            Are we sure that he got the tattoo to reflect his racism, or if he got it not knowing it had a racist meaning behind it and had it covered up when he found out?

            I didn’t even know it was related to nazis/white supremacy until you mentioned it and then googled it to verify. I have a fraternity brother who has one (not exactly like one he customized it a bit) and he is far from racist.

          • aj

            you know, some of us are actually celts and having celtic tattoos isnt a racist thing

          • FrenchBug

            I am not arguing this because you’re right that I don’t know what he intended to do with that tattoo and there is no way to know. You might be right that it is innocuous. And his real name certainly indicates roots from Brittany.
            But it is well-known to be used as a tattoo among far-right folks so it raised one of my eyebrows. I am cynical, that’s all.

        • FrenchBug

          Yeah, on the other hand, Lucas Knight and Ryan Driller are very very busy and their gay porn career was long. Heck, Lucas Knight/Kyle Mason was doing bareback gay porn with Lucas at the end of his gay porn career so things have relaxed somewhat.

          • Scrapple

            I agree, you make the connections, people see what type of performer you are, and then your work ethic (or in this case dick ethic) speaks for itself.

            I have to laugh at Kyle expansive straight porn. When he left gay porn it was because he wanted to pursue his dance career. Nobody believed that then, so I’m not sure why he even brought that lie forth.

          • James Johnson III

            Ryan is a great performer and was just as good even in Gay porn scenes (I wish he’d shown Rocco Reed how it was done) so I see how he gets work. I admit I will watch straight porn that he is in because he is so good. His turn as Superman, for me, beats Topher’s and I’ve never desired being with a woman in my life

          • c_find

            Just before he moved over he did a treasure island film sooo

    • Felipe Pinafi

      I’ve agree with everything but the David Forrest part.That guy never had any credibility and lied multiple times about his ”escorts”.

      • Rob36

        and he cheated on Yolanda

    • sxg

      How many of those guys actually stuck a dick inside another man though? I think at most Chad White received a blowjob from another guy.

      • Scrapple

        Chad had an Edge scene with Bryan on ChaosMen. There was a fucking segment but that may have been partially or totally simulated, as I remember there was some dick floppage. Richie as Spencer Jones fucked a few guys on Randy Blue. Kyle Mason is Lucas Knight, and he was in that controversial TIM straight/gay combo movie a few years ago. I believe he had a scene with Michael Vegas, who used to be James Oak at Hancock Men. Cris fucked dudes for years (he’s one of the few who didn’t change his name). And how could you forget Ryan Driller, previously known as Jeremy Bilding? People stayed going in on his chesticles.

    • Benton Fraser

      If you don’t mind sharing, what did happen to Chance Caldwell?

  • Xzamilloh

    She kinda looks like Gina Gershon in that picture… which is why this gif feels relevant

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d04209d8df6132aa1c2255d63644f5dcea4e63a4e1f1e683dadb608b9a51f45.gif

  • Marcel Anthony

    Alexis Monroe is wife of Connor (Corbinfisher) now straight porn actor Colin Hart.

    • James Johnson III

      Thank you. Now that I know his str8 porn name, I can completely avoid his scenes

  • Xzamilloh

    No offense to any porn star, but if your profession is having sex with multiple people, you’re technically “putting your body at risk” regardless of who it is. You’re lucky to have studios that rigorously test their people. It’d be different if she were working with some place that didn’t bother with such standards, but she clearly is like, “If you did gay, that’s not okay”, completely ignoring every other way you can get HIV, and ignorantly assuming that Gay porn = HIV. No one said you needed a basic education to do porn.

    • dj

      Don’t porn shame because that dick you getting from tinder, the bar or that coworker could have been with anyone just the same. And with the percentage of infected people that don’t know it in this country. You probably are “safer” with a regularly
      tested porn star, than the down low hunk on the street.

      • Xzamilloh

        If you got “porn shaming ” from what I said, then you’re an idiot. Plain and simple

      • BLACKjHAMMER

        Did we read the same comment ???

    • Drunky McDrunkerson

      Good god where is that from?

  • johnn

    honestly i never understood this total trust in testing. lets say i get tested, unless the test is done immediately before the shoot, AND i’m not allowed out of the room for a month after the test and results are provided immediately prior to shooting, then the test is kinda worthless isn’t it? i mean i could get tested go back to my hotel (or do they lock up the models for the night?) find a gang bang and pick up all sorts of shit…right? you can still test negative up to one month after being exposed – google – or check the NIH site

    • Nate

      With “all kinds of shit” I assume you mean bacterial infections. They are not nice but treatable. If you get infected with HIV on that gang bang and have been negative before, the likelihood you’ll have a high enough viral load to pass it on to someone on the very next day is very low. In addition, probably no professional porn star is having a gang bang the night before a shooting. So I guess, testing does decrease the risk of serious infection dramatically.

    • Deviancy Behavir

      Sorry but your hypothesis is flawed. Testing is more prevalent in the porn community and more stringent than let’s say having sex with someone who’s not in porn. When was the last time you asked someone you were going to have sex with the last time they did a full sti and hiv panel? I doubt you ever had, but porn studios do this regularly with all their models, so what you’re trying to make a claim isn’t accurate. Especially in the face that a person not in porn could go have sex with multiple people almost daily without being tested and without using condoms and you’d be put more at risk if you followed their example. Doing testing and counseling it’s more possible that the virus would be detected much earlier in a porn performer vs. someone outside of the industry due to people who test at the most every 3-6 months.

      • johnn

        more possible? yes i agree but far from safe if you consider the amount of time before a newly infected person will show up poz..dont believe me go look it up yourself i added a link below.

  • R.A.M.J

    Shes just worried that her male co star wont be as aroused by her stretched out snatch as he probably was with some tight ass. Bitch please.

  • Pinko of the Grange

    Her ahtahz scare me.

    Her Twitter is a mess.

  • C3xxx

    Gina Gershon has travelled back in time!

    • McM.

      Gina Gershon knew when to step away from a needle.

  • Marik Ishtar

    So after we voted “no” on your Mendotcom poll you still found a way to post a women on this blog?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8edf335bba55d1cb642f831e8f02933746d77322cdf3adb140823ff19f68defd.gif

  • erexshawn
  • OverKill
  • CamCam

    Funny she talks about not wanting to put her body at risk when she does just that with every single film she shoots so her credibility is shot & she’s totally full of shit already. Personally i don’t understand why any gay performer would want to shoot straight porn, even if they are bisexuals, but to view them as something dangerous is sickening and disgraceful and if the straight porn industry was worth a damn, she would be blackballed from the porn industry ASAP. Homophobia has no place ANYWHERE in our society.

  • backhand

    in some ways i dont understand the gay community… these days people take prep and go on a rampage of unprotected sex, even though the drug is only effective in preventing one std, and only 90% of the time.. i mean this is a common practice nowadays

    so i wish i could defend us from things like that, but we put ourselves in really bad positions

    • McM.

      Of course. And heterosexuals on prep are all in proper monogamous relationships and take it only as an extra precaution.

    • Deviancy Behavir

      Firstly, you’re confusing somethings here, she’s making a blanket statement that gay and bi-sexual men who have sex are more prone to std’s and hiv due to them not being tested as much as if they were only doing straight porn. That’s not the case and if she had receipts she needs to produce them to make that allegation stick. She doesn’t want to have sex with gay or bi guys, that’s her right, but don’t use that homophobic mindset you have to justify it with gay and bi guys don’t test in porn, because that’s bullshit. I had an ex who did porn and they definitely tested regularly and tested more than most people did outside of porn. So you’re more likely if you’re not on prep and using condoms to come down with an sti and hiv from someone not doing porn.

  • Isiah Singleton

    She is a disrespectful homophobic bitch in the crazy thing is did she look up rod daily he got infected with HIV by his girlfriend straight porn star Cameron bay Rod daily always get tested and use condoms in his gay porn movies he used a condom with man and transsexual women but not with his girlfriend cameron bay Who is also a female porn star when she announced she was HIV-positive rod daily got tested he came back negative but it was a false negative because he got tested again and he came back positive and the doctor told him he got infected in the last month he found out he was HIV-positive in the beginning of September two weeks after his girlfriend announced that she was HIV-positive so she infected him with HIV

    • Michael Regan

      DUDE, USE COMMA’S, AND FULL STOPS!

  • Zealot

    HIV and all other STIs have a “homo sensor” built in by God that helps it seek out and punish only those heathens who besmirch their bodies with the seed of homosexuals. All straight Christian people know that.

  • GN

    The “You should try to sound educated when there’s not a dick in your mouth…” did not originate from gay porn. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e771f9e1c0e4693eb758e775cd791bbe976f32ff59489da6545394ce24547756.gif

  • Baradude

    Says the chick that’s had more bareback risky sex then a treasure island video, girl bye take your plastic beach ball tittie’s and kick rocks! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0cbef86e827d9b9b2a436ce3687c4560ec4eccfd40fc382dbfc0f3225f0b277e.gif

  • Well real gay men don’t do straight porn so for them it is not an issue. Mostly this would effect the gay for pay or bi guys. It is fucked up that stars who have done gay porn are treated this way but then look at how the gay studios used to treat gay stars who had done bareback? So is it any surprise?

  • sxg

    Clearly this stupid cunt has never heard of the HIV outbreak caused by Darren James back in the 2000s and the Mr. Marcus syphilis outbreak from a few years ago, which he received jail time and was sued over because he intentionally hid his STD status. Neither of these men have ever performed in gay porn yet somehow they contracted and spread an STD in the industry, causing a temporary shutdown.

    If she really gave a shit about preventing the spread of an STD, she would demand that condoms be mandatory on top of keeping and improving the mandatory testing system.

  • Ed Woody

    I get the point you’re trying to make, and I agree. But I didn’t need to see that first thing in the morning when I’m trying to eat my breakfast.

  • Deviancy Behavir

    Um… where is your proof on these assertions of std’s and HIV running rampant in the porn community? Especially the gay porn community. I’ll wait, until then they’re just making shit up and if you’re going to clapback, do it with facts and receipts, not some shit you heard from someone website without a health department or CDC involved.

    • Estelle

      Sweetheart you’re reading comprehension skills need some brushing up. Nowhere do I say HIV is runnning rampant in gay porn, but yes anytime someone from the straight industry has turned up positive their industry blames the gay side.

      As far as other STDs, are you serious? In straight porn the standard answer about genital herpes has been “we all have it” because it’s so common. As far as other STIs yes gonorrhea and chlamydia they happen all the time. Ask porn girls about seeing guys show up with “the drip”.

      Just in case you need a refresher, there is a plethora of stds you can get from having unprotected sex. A 5 day old test is worthless is you caught gonorrhea 3 days ago. Production doesn’t shut down over it, the talent gets replaced, they get a script for antibiotics and come back in a few days. It’s always been like that.

      • Deviancy Behavir

        I read and understand just fine, just like your snide ass comments without a stitch of proof to come for me. I’m just writing you to let you know that basic bitches should be seen at the end of gloryholes and not heard. But like your last date, you’ve been BLOCKED!!!

  • Scrapple

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47d1243d2069e561e2eef1a02085a1b9bd620cc92707379c5823a2e272421ff7.gif

    And here I thought I couldn’t possible love Princeton more than I already do. I’m still trying to figure out how gay anal/oral sex is somehow riskier than straight anal/oral sex. I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure HIV/AIDS doesn’t discriminate between a gay/bi mouth/ass and a straight mouth/ass. Also, I find it absurd that these stars are so hung up on their homophobia when straight porn is sometimes gayer than gay porn. Two dudes sticking their dicks in one hole isn’t gay? A dude fucking a hole his buddy just squirted ball juice in isn’t gay? A guy fucking a transwoman is considered a straight scene? If you say so.

    I’m not sure of the numbers, but haven’t there been more health shutdowns on the straight porn side than the gay side? I don’t recall all those shutdowns being caused by crossover talent. And wasn’t there at least one case of a performer fudging his records, leading to a testing shitstorm? I want to say it was Mr. Marcus. Dumb whores really need to consider their value systems before making uneducated, hypocritical comments.

  • Jason

    I also tweeted back and forth with her and she admitted that she performs in lesbian porn too. So what she does with her body is not an issue and it’s only an issue for men who do gay and straight scenes because they stick their cocks in butts. Of course that NEVER happens in straight porn, does it? I guess she’d never done anal?

  • James

    Preferences are preferences it’s really that simple I see no reason why someone should compromise on how they feel comfortable. Let’s all get over the fact that she doesn’t want gay men f****** her I’m okay with that because I don’t want females f****** me

  • Bill

    mmmmmm so she will allow a straight man to nut all in her, but someone who’s been with another man, no? that doesn’t make any sense at all, guess she doesn’t realize straight or gay, you can catch the same STD’s especially when you go Raw!

  • Get_Loud2

    your body on the risk since day one you got into porn industry, don’t pretended you are a Jesus of porn industry,I have enough with all he bullshit she say , all the performer of porn industry has the same risk as you !

  • Maximus
  • Casey Scott

    What is this, 1985?

  • Drunky McDrunkerson

    Estelle, isn’t her husband Mr. Pete? Is he escorting for dudes?

    • Scrapple

      They divorced a while back.

  • James Johnson III

    I wonder if Ryan Driller (who she did a scene with that was released in July of this year) told her that he did Gay porn as Jeremy Bilding at the same time that he was shooting straight porn. She needs to shut up…she’s already too late!

  • Ninja0980

    Not an uncommon attitude.
    In fact, this was the attitude for most of the 80’s,90’s and 2000’s from the porn industry is which why I’m shocked Jeremy Bilding/Ryan Driller, Lucas Knight and Peter North/Matt Ramsey were able to make it.

  • mrPam Gaypornmama

    PrEP

  • Parker Lewis

    Imagine this bitch… It’s like the prostitute calling the stripper a whore.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0104b6289d71e765d9fa4a7f35fef9be12daf4eb0a0934a48004c73f8205a680.jpg

  • FrenchBug

    A few days after all this, it is being reported that she has actually passed away.
    I would make a snarky comment about the irony of her being a bigot in the name of her health only to end up dead at 23 but this is too tragic, whatever I thought of these comments, to be mean.
    RIP.

  • Mont-real

    Well she’s dead now…she passed away today

  • Muller

    Does anyone know who was the actor that she refused to make a scene ?!

  • BLACKjHAMMER

    It just go 2 show that IGNORANCE is not BLISS it just plain FUCKING STUPID !!!