Tom Faulk Exclusive: Michael Lucas Distributes PrEP Pills And Gives Trimix Injections To Models During Bareback Porn Shoots

Posted July 6, 2017 by with 165 comments

tf5Yesterday, gay porn star Tom Faulk gave an in-depth interview about his work on the production of NakedSword’s MXXX: The Hardest Ride. At the end of that interview, Tom switched gears to talk about a recent experience he had working on a different movie for a different studio. That movie was for Michael Lucas and Lucas Entertainment. Today, Tom continues his story and reveals the disturbing, abusive, and illegal behavior allegedly perpetrated by Michael Lucas on his bareback Lucas Entertainment porn sets in New York.

Str8UpGayPorn: So, the bareback shoot with Lucas Entertainment was a few weeks ago?
Tom Faulk: Yeah, last month I was emailed and asked to send in an application to Michael Lucas. Having heard nothing but bad things about him, I was concerned. But, my partner was going to be not working for a month or more, and we needed all the extra savings we could get at the time, with my house deal closing, so I sent in the application. Then I did an interview, showed off the goods, etc., and I was told I needed to buy my own plane ticket that night. And, I needed to get a Whatsapp app to talk to Michael.

You had to pay for your own flight? Did they reimburse you?
They did, eventually. But, when I woke up the next morning and didn’t text Michael more pics of myself, he started leaving me very rude voicemails, basically alluding to canceling the shoot—after I had bought the ticket. I told him not to talk to me like that, and his voice changed.

lucastomHe’s left these harassment voicemails for models several times. Did he get worse?
No, then he acted all fake nice, so I sent him more pics later that day when I had time. Everything was fine. Then, the following Sunday, he goes, “Oh, by the way, you need to get tested.” So, I sent him my zip code and he says, “No, we don’t pay to test you, you have to get tested yourself.” And, he didn’t want me to get tested for HIV, but of course I did when I got it done. I don’t think they even do STD tests without testing for HIV? It made no sense.

You paid to get tested in Texas then?
Yeah, he told me to go to a “free clinic,” but there are no free clinics here in Texas. It was five business days before the shoot, but I found the only place that could get me in that same day, my local WIC center. I paid $120 dollars out of pocket, but of course, it’s a government office, so my results weren’t in by the time I shot five days later, on Saturday. Michael told me to just show my scene partner my STD test results from last March!

What was the point of him asking you to get tested in the first place then?
Michael then asked me to ask my scene partner if he still wanted to film, and my scene partner told me that his results weren’t in yet either. We both learned about each other’s tests not being in as we were naked in the back room, preparing to shoot! We looked at each other and just said, “I trust you,” and we filmed.

Were other Lucas models OK to shoot bareback scenes without having testing done?
I’m not hating on HIV-positive models by any means, but I’m not sure Lucas tells HIV-negative models that they’re working with someone who is positive. Lucas just hands out a few days of PrEP, and hopes for the best.

Other models have talked about Lucas telling models to take PrEP on their own, but were there actually PrEP pills being handed out on the set?
Yeah, Michael gave us each four days of PrEP while we were there.

Michael Lucas was distributing PrEP—a prescription drug—to people working for him?
He himself gave it to us. To my scene partner, the night before. In my case, the morning of. I’m not sure that’s how PrEP works.

That’s definitely not how it works. You said “four days,” so did Michael Lucas give you four pills to take at once, that morning?
Yeah, four doses. I was lucky I suppose, as I’m not positive now.

Did Michael Lucas say whose prescription he was distributing?
I don’t know where they came from, but I heard he was getting them filled by [Lucas Entertainment crew members].

So, you guys took the PrEP, and then you did the bareback shoot?
Yeah, and Michael also—I want to say “made,” but I don’t want to get sued, so—coerced us both into shooting Trimix.

He gave out another prescription drug on set? Did you inject it into your penis?
We didn’t shoot it, Michael shot it into us.

Michael Lucas injected you with the syringe.
I told him over and over again how I don’t do it, and I don’t need it, and it was my scene partner’s first time even seeing it, but Michael shot us both anyways, with the same attitude and this “do you want to work or not?” look on his face. And what do you do when you’re 10 states away, locked up, trying to get through your job? I hated it.

Were you able to finish the scene OK?
Me and my scene partner really liked each other, except for that day he had to do a fake cum shot. He couldn’t cum on the Trimix. And Michael kept telling me not to be on my phone, as I was keeping myself hard while waiting. It was hella weird.

tom-faulk-1And you actually had a second shoot, the next day?
Before the scene ever started, I got my hair and makeup done and was taking a selfie of it for social media, which is something they encourage. But all of a sudden, Michael starts screaming at me out of nowhere and cussing me out in front of the hair guys, the makeup guys, and the film crew.

Why?
It was about how I need to be off my phone, so I turn it off and throw it in my bag, but he’s still screaming at me and tells me, “You didn’t turn it off!” I said, “Are you calling me a liar?” and I showed him it was off. I walked away, but Michael followed me and then started screaming about my scene the previous day. Because the other guy couldn’t cum, somehow I’m the problem? He gave this guy three Trimix shots, and wondered why he’s not acting right?

Were other people around while Michael was screaming at you?
At that point, his assistant told Michael to get out of the house, and the entire crew came up to me and apologized. They said, “Tom, do not listen to this guy, he is just a dick. Your scene yesterday was hot, you just have to ignore Michael because he is crazy.” At this point I was almost in tears because I have never been treated like this by any company. After I bought my own testing, bought my own flights, and trusted my life with a stranger? And, me and my scene partner were replacements for this shoot, because two other models tested positive for chlamydia. It was a cursed shoot.

Other than him just being crazy, can you think of any reason why Lucas was being so abusive?
Michael had phone sex with my scene partner the day after casting, but I didn’t, which may have been a big reason why I was screamed at. I’m sorry, but nobody is going to bully me. This is not my first rodeo, but this will probably be my last. Me snitching about a director dosing models with PrEP and Trimix will probably ruin my reputation, but I am OK with that. Porn has been a really cool lifestyle with every other company. This whole ordeal even made me miss FraternityX, LOL.

college_dudes-tom_faulk_busts_nut_5_24117_14Any advice to models thinking about working for Michael Lucas?
I gave Michael Lucas the benefit of the doubt to shoot once. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Many years ago when I was with Men.com in Atlanta, [director] Edward James told me, “You don’t know how good you kids have it here.” He was right in so many ways. The testing system, the pay, the contracts—they were so good! I was such a selfish, dumb kid, I didn’t even realize it. Men.com, NakedSword, NextDoor, Falcon, Kink, GayRoom—these are companies you want to work for, with good people in every echelon of the company. My biggest regret is that I started porn so early. I was so immature. I was literally a dumb kid with nothing to lose, in a toxic relationship. As a way more responsible adult, all you can do is look back and grow on it all, and plan for a better tomorrow.

And what do you have planned for the rest of 2017?
I plan on shooting lots with Cliff Jensen in L.A. this month, then I move into my new house and that might be it for me. I think I’m done with porn. I don’t go to the gym enough, and this whole thing at Lucas really killed my vibe with porn in general. Working for him was a close call that made me realize life is too precious. I don’t want to be put in a dangerous situation like that with a verbally abusive person in charge of me. I will say, before I go, me and Boomer Banks are gonna fuck, and that’s a promise. And after MXXX, I finally did get my “ego” piece to always be proud of.

Definitely. Thank you for coming forward to tell your story, and hopefully it will help other models.

 

[Note to readers: Talk to your doctor or health professional for all questions regarding prescription drugs, which can only be taken by the patient to whom they’ve been prescribed. Any attempt to share prescription drugs—especially by an employer at a workplace—is a potential felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.]

  • sxg

    So yea, nothing that we haven’t heard before about Michael Lucas. The only new thing here is that he took it upon himself to inject the Trimix into the models, and that’s the most disturbing part of this whole interview. It’s even worse that he injected it multiple times into the other model.

    Overdosing on any erection-inducing medication can result in having to go to the emergency room and having the blood drained out of your penis. It happened to Hunter Vance, which is why he now has his own prescription for it. I believe he also had the director inject it for him. And worse, if you ignore the problem, you can develop gangrene and completely lose your penis.

    Isn’t duckface a spokesperson for Prep? If so, the company should be alerted over these actions because it definitely goes against the way Prep has been advertising how to properly take the medication.

  • TheThom

    Tom Faulk is one of the most beautiful men in porn today. His potential retirement will definitely sadden me.

    • sxg
      • Zavier

        LOL

      • Jon

        Like? He’s also such an insipid performer (can barely remember any hot scenes from him), I thought I’d stumbled unto some alternate universe reading the initial comment.

        • Devin

          Dude, the only scene I remember is from the BTS footage when Tom kicked a guy while he was getting fucked. Like who does this? I bet you there’s not a single gay porn model who can say they had to physically assault someone while getting fucked on set other than Tom Faulk Lol

    • gaysiantwink

      Choices.

    • Stacy

      I have never understood the Tom hate that this site draws — I think even his bad decisions are age appropriate – we can only hope that if he retires the comeback will be amazing….the Boomer tease sounds nice but he is not made for Camp Cockyboy…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec532dad024f5656c15ac8ce7b249acdbbab77d911a506196038594b487353c9.png

      • GN

        Agreed, he’s cute, gives his all in performances and respects the audience. Thus far he’s avoided the standard litany of sins for which we generally shade performers for: racism, kiddie touching, baby momma slapping, I-hate-fags-cam rants, I-love-Trump anywhere rants, and has not killed or extorted anyone in the community (that’s damn near a boy scout in today’s industry). Aside from his run of the mill stoner dumb-assery which you can get from any episode of “Workaholics” and I bet none of us are exempt from, I think he’s got more personality than most. I like him. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a693ba038492cc8bf41b8f95444e6faf153b13412be34b9d1c2c7570141d965.gif

        • Stacy

          Thanks for your kind words – I follow Tom in Twitter and he is terrific w fan interaction…he is also anti-Trump which I love in a Texan!

        • David Delray

          I agree. I like the guy. I love his shaggy hair and who doesn’t like a midnight toke… I always thought it was strange that people disliked him this much considering his company… just sayin’ .

    • James Johnson III

      Me too. I’ve followed his whole career and when he retires I’ll watch the scenes fondly and remember how beautiful and amazing he is

  • Ceecee

    What a fucking mess of abuse and crazy fucking decisions.

    Altho real-talk, could you imagine letting some psycho like Michael Lucas inject you with something? No ma’am Pam, that’s like a fucking intro to a horror movie.

  • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

    4 prep pills at one time! Yikes, his liver must have hated that.

    • jimboivyo

      It’s called reckless endangerment at best and illegal distribution and use of Rx medication at worst.

      • Pinko of the Grange

        If they really were Rx. Those sound expensive.

        • jimboivyo

          Yeah you never know with Michael Lucas. They could’ve been counterfeit pills from China.

      • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

        Taking 4 pills at one time is dangerous. He likely has enough evidence to sue him.

  • QuantiCat

    Lucas is definitely getting off on shooting these models up with trimix.

  • sanfv

    If Donald Trump can become president, I’ll hold onto the slim hope that Michael Lucas and Nica Noelle will one day share a jail cell with the butch lesbian from OITNB in a real prison.

    • sxg

      Actually Donald Trump becoming president means that shit people get rewarded despite being a pile of shit. His presidency is the sad reality we live in where cunts such as crazytits and duckface will never be punished for their crimes.

      • Zavier

        This

      • nbtx27

        Total bs.

    • Maximus

      I think it’s more likely that Trump will appoint Duckface and Crazy Tits to positions within the executive branch.

  • DrunkEnough

    TBH it sounds exactly what I expected a porn set to be like. Not shocked in the least by any of it. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d70714d296612ed513212ec2474e370aca6474773879790f8a062478c0ea02fc.gif

    • badgamer1967

      could not agree more, the true sleaze of adult porn, the only positive was Tom Faulks, never been a fan but must admit admire is honesty in coming forward to warn other performers from this toxic piece of shit. Hoe desperate for cash do you have to be to let some ass-hole near your cock with a needle WTF https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b737c5aa88852ac762d11d2dfed0e1f8e493abf51ce82133c3df3ae4d71b97ad.gif

      • sxg

        Tom Faulk desperate obviously.

    • nick

      I never really imagined it to be glamorous, it’s not really far removed from prostitution, judging by the description Tom gave.

      • nbtx27

        That’s a shock? Why would anyone subject themselves to what he describes? Walk out. no one should be that desperate.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      I have been a few and this is the story I have only seen with a fly by night organization.

  • czer

    I had no idea Tom was such a nice guy.

    Lucas, and that crazy bitch who won’t be named, have such horrible reputations. Yet, guys continue to work for these lunatics. Are the models that desperate for money that risking their health, safety, and sanity is worth working for Duckface?

    • nbtx27

      He seems like a nce guy now, he’s grown up.
      Can’t believe anyone would work for the other guy, especially after this.

  • David Lundquist

    Tom seems to be the real deal, trusting, decent and a very handsome guy but he obviously hasn’t got enough common sense to be in this business!

    If you’re doing bareback porn and you’re not on prep you’re taking an incredible risk no matter how wonderful the testing is.

    Selling yourself out for a few thousand dollars because you have a house payment due is insane if you can already identify the dangers in the environment.

    The injection of the triple mix undoubtedly provided a Gateway for far more diseases than mere HIV or hepatitis C.

    If Tom doesn’t want to die young and leave a beautiful corpse he should find a new profession.

    • I was going to say the same thing! Multiple injections into the skin of the penis and extended raw penetration into a strangers unknown orifice is a wonderful recipe for a host of infections. God only knows if Michael reuses the needles between models. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b52587932c3049d292814b382448d1d221e98ef382f55d85f054a3ddb328d01.gif

      • Totally but the fun doesn’t begin till you’ve got untreatable chlamydia or gonorrhea. Or is septic infection from the pinhole where the needle went in.

        That sounds so worth it for mr. Lucas’s standard $2,500 payout

        To be honest I think Lucas videos are like a pro forma ritual for escorts trying to increase their pornstar credibility.

        • Goodboy

          $2,500 isn’t bad in todays porn market.

          • Well I’m guessing. I mean he did say it was for a house payment…. Maybe cuz I’m from Toronto my expectations are a wee too fancy.

          • Goodboy

            I thought he said he was closing a house deal.

          • Lol clearly I am a fine example of public education I merely glossed over the finer details and failed to properly comprehend what I was reading. Fair enough he hasn’t even got the house yet so he’s really going to hustle for that cash. 😂

          • Goodboy

            I think he said it was for closing a house deal.

            At any rate, I think $2,500 might be on the high side. Today most make between $500-$1,500. I did some falcon porn back around 2000 and we were making between $1,800-$2,500. That was the low scale too.

  • Anonymous

    Has someone contacted the New York County District Attorney’s office at (212) 335-9000 with these allegations? Zach? There’s some serious illegal shit going on here.

    • King

      I actually looked it up. There is no crime unless Michael Lucas is actually paying his employees for the medication. And even if he is doing that, as long as the financial consideration is less than $1000, it is a misdemeanor and probably under the radar of law enforcement.

  • Kanaka

    Like I stated on the first interview, I enjoy Tom. Having met Boomer once (very sweet guy) I can see why he wants to film with him. Good way to go out!

  • FooFight

    One of Tom’s first visitors at his new house will be the subpoena server who delivers Duckface’s lawsuit against him. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2fd571fa9061d215162aa2e1e5c198f8a3618d6cba1aff74d7d1ab15158299b0.gif

  • FrenchBug

    Lucas is obviously the villain in all of this but I am fascinated (in a negative way) by TF’s decision-making here. How desperate for money could he possibly have been? Most of these things individually would be grounds to run far far far away, let alone if you are already aware of Lucas’ reputation as TF says he was.
    If you had $120 to fork over for a place ticket, how much money did you need over a month that was worth putting your health in serious jeopardy in these ways? Especially, again, considering he seemed to have his eyes wide open about how unacceptable all this was.
    I don’t get it but it is an interesting window into how much more naive models would end up sucking in this vortex of dysfunction. But if people who know better go along with it too…

    • Pinko of the Grange

      $120 for on the day of travel ticket? Sure from Boston to Kennedy in 1965.

      This is a tactic that con artist use to keep the mark to do what they want, get the mark personally invested and it is so much easier, even intelligent people, to manipulate.

    • sxg

      TBH I don’t feel sorry for his desperate ass one bit. He stated he was well aware of everything ML has been accused of doing, but worked with him anyways.

      He isn’t someone like say Phoenix Fellington or Jacen Zhu who just started and were taking every opportunity to increase their exposure. He’s been around for years and he should know to steer clear of shady studios by now, no matter how lazy he, or maybe even his girlfriend, are that they can’t, or don’t want to find work outside his porn career to supplement their income.

  • Zealot

    This is exactly why people like Nica and ML campaign so against this blog– they’re used to fluff sites that blithely promote their product (cough, cough Queer Me Now) and ignore all the other shady and illegal stuff they do on a daily basis. I’ve seen other sites like Men of Porn take up their banner as well, tacitly allowing them (likely through fake screen names) to shit all over STR8UPGAY PORN because as we all know, ML and Nica are bastions of credibility and high standards in the industry. Now to see directors like Chi Chi whore themselves out to Icon Male and turn their backs on safer sex practices and/or decent and fair treatment of their models calls their past statements and campaigns for safer sex into question. I guess as long as models like Tom have financial needs that require they work in the industry; and consumers continue to buy their product– ML and Nica and their ilk will have a steady stream of people to abuse and treat like their own personal property to do with as they please.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      Hedda Harper is to QMN
      What
      Sid Hudgens* is to SUGP

      (*with a lot better fact checking)

    • Edu Guimarães

      I wonder what that loser on Banana republic is going to say about Zach now.

      • Zealot

        IKR!?

  • jimboivyo

    That fact that Billy Santaro has now crawled back to ML for work, after posting a shameful YouTube apology video, speaks volumes about the spineless enablers who still support his hateful and dangerously illegal business practices. Kudos to Tom for speaking truth to repulsive power. (I posted the video here before but was not approved, so you’ll need to find it on your own)

    • Rob36

      old leaky bum cabbage face

  • OverKill

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6b64a3797221182d2bfa97d3be1c414f6b2bf9323f68d74e30dc8f9636540d48.gif

    Why the fuck do models continue working for Lucas Entertainment since conditions there are so damn horrible? There are plenty of UK and US studios that I’m sure would love to have some of them to shoot scenes. I don’t understand.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd01fb75b3bcf989c4e095d479e62816ab07b158a21dcfbf3737ecc40e215e00.gif

    • Pinko of the Grange

      $$$$
      and low self esteem if they do it twice.

  • John M

    “I trust you,”

    Hell no, as they say trust but verify. My partner and me had 4 STI/HIV tests before we started having unprotected sex after we decided to be exclusive.

    And you better believe I saw everyone of those receipts before there was any raw dick.

    Sorry, I have friends that are HIV positive and I know it’s not the worst thing in the world but I did not manage to get to my 30s being a giant slut that meticulously practiced safer sex even when drunk out of my mind just to end up on a lifetime of pills because I soberly and consciously barebacked one guy because I was stupid, in love and trusted him.

  • Xzamilloh
    • nick

      I had to google who Blac Chyna is, I’m still none the wiser why she exists or why anyone gives a shit what she does.

      • Xzamilloh

        Long story short, her baby daddy was fucking Kylie Jenner, and then she turned around and started fucking the brother, and had his Kardashian baby, then like a true pro, kept it moving, dick hopping around town like her vagine was literally hungry for penis. Apparently, you see a hoe being a hoe and then become surprised she’s still a hoe after you get her.

        • John M

          I had to look it up, I always assumed that she was a singer or something but she was a stripper that got knocked up by a rapper who left her for a Kardashian which was her in to getting knocked up by the most useless of all the Kardashians (Quite the accomplishment).

          So basically her entire claim to fame is getting two dumb rich and famous guys to fuck her bareback.

        • nick

          Thank you for that, so ends my interest in this “celebrity”.

          • gamera87

            sublebrity

        • sxg

          Can’t really blame her hoeing around. Have you seen Rob Kardashian lately? There’s not a lot of penis you can find there right now. I’m not about to go hunting through flabs of fat when my hole is hungry for dick.

          • OneOfTheManyChris

            That’s why she went for him. She figured there was a high payoff with minimal competition.

          • Xzamilloh

            I can’t with you today LMAO!!!!

          • Rob36

            ” I’m not about to go hunting through flabs of fat when my hole is hungry for dick.” – and they say romance is dead.

      • Maximus

        What Xzamilloh left out was that Blac Chyna and Kim Kardashian were best friends before Kylie started dating Chyna’s ex. When those two became a couple, Kim and the rest of the family cut ties with Chyna. The reason why people give a shit about Chyna is that after being tossed aside by her man and then by her best friend, Chyna was able to permanently insert herself into the family by having Rob’s baby. Now Chyna has influence over Rob and is the mother of the newest Kardashian, thus giving her financial security and the ability to manipulate the Kardashian brand. It’s the ultimate revenge for a scorned lover/friend and the ultimate “Fuck you!” to the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

  • Xzamilloh
  • Maximus

    If what Tom is saying is true, then Duckface should be prosecuted. Time to have a grand jury issue some subpoenas!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9780ff75a9b629e49a42338c7fc106c3c1ebe811574d3b7a63e2c96ea62e34a6.gif

    • sxg

      Lol the fuck is Elliot doing in that gif? Is he drunk?

      • Pinko of the Grange

        If he where in the head I would say doing up his pants.

      • Maximus

        I’m more upset by the fact that Chris Meloni was wearing clothes in that scene.

        • sxg

          It’s Law & Order SVU. He’s clothed in every scene. Not the best show to see him in all his glory, but at least there are countless moments of his juicy daddy ass breaking his pants at the seam.

          • Maximus

            Oh, I know which show it was. That doesn’t make me any less disappointed to see him clothed.

          • nick

            I stopped watching L&O when it became apparent he wasn’t going to take his shirt off under any circumstances. That might make me sound a bit shallow, but really he was the only good thing in that crappy show.

          • Maximus

            SVU was really good in its first few seasons, but then they ran out of ideas. Chris Meloni did get naked in one very special episode, but that was after many, many seasons had gone by.

          • nick

            Your right, it was good at first, but then eventually you will run out of ideas of what horrible things people can do to each other, the same thing killed C.S.I.
            I’d like to see Mr Meloni back on TV though, preferably with David Cubitt (the detective from Medium), there aren’t enough hot daddies on TV.

          • Maximus

            That’s what it was. The regular Law & Order enjoyed such longevity because the writers weren’t limited to “special victims” crimes. C.S.I.’s writers were limited to cases in which there’s forensic evidence, which many criminal investigations don’t actually find. Unfortunately, network execs and showrunners are generally reluctant to let a show die when there’s still a chance that it could draw a minimum number of viewers.

          • nick

            I think C.S.I. started off as quite believable but then got more and more fantastical, with their databases of obscure weirdness and the amazing software that could reconstruct an entire crime from a toenail clipping.
            At least Bones never pretended to be anything other than people goofing about with gross human remains, which is probably why it’s still on TV.

          • Maximus

            Bones is equally as guilty when it comes to sci-fi forensics. A lot of the equipment and software that they use on that show just plain doesn’t exist. Forensic science isn’t as advanced as it often claims to be.

          • nick

            The Angelatron isn’t real !?!

          • Maximus

            No, but you can take solace in the fact that David Boreanaz’s muscles are all 100% real!

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e062f8d3475e3c9a6d366a17e18fcecf8322811c81fa9ab173ed823e7e7129c2.gif

  • I like the quote “We just looked at each other and said I trust you” so romantic and fucked up. =)

  • jimboivyo
  • asby

    All the Lucas stories sound like someone has been up for 3 days doing meth.

  • La Serpenta Canta

    ego piece? what does that mean?

    • Marcus Collack

      His movie MXXX. He got his movie made, and it was successful.

      • La Serpenta Canta

        but why was it an egopiece?

        • GayhawkAZ

          Because it was something that was personally important to him. He wanted to make a porn film that had BMX biking, which is something that Tom likes.

  • gamera87

    He wasn’t asked how much he was paid for the shoot?

  • jacob221
  • Scrapple

    I read Tom’s account while humming the “What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar?” theme. I refuse to have sympathy for people who put themselves in dangerous situations when there are warning signs flashing all over the place. Tom isn’t some wide-eyed ingénue who was taken advantage of because he was too naïve to know better. He has been in the biz for ages. At some point he should’ve realized “This situation is crazy and I need to get the fuck out of here.” Not continue on like “Let me ignore all the ways I’m putting my health and well being in jeopardy and stay to film another scene.” The answer should’ve been clear. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Just leave.

    Lucas will continue to get his Julian Slink on so long as the industry continues to turn a blind eye to his antics.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65a707646c8a50e0cbbee29e59b40ec75b6af688b3883b46276e1a69b6262789.gif

    • Zachary Sire

      Unless you’re also in your early 20’s and working freelance in the porn industry, with no steady income or savings, it’s interesting to be able to judge someone like this, without living through any of their unique circumstances and having no understanding of their financial situation.

      • Scrapple

        Why are we presenting this like he was in dire financial straits and his decision making skills were hampered by desperation? He paid for the flight and for the test, so he had more than two nickels to rub together. Tom has been in the game for like six years and has worked with plenty of studios. Why not hit one of them up if he needed to increase his cash flow? It’s not like this is the case of a model who had burned bridges left and right and was so destitute that he was scrambling for the only ray of light in a dark tunnel. At what point does personal responsibility factor in? In Tom’s own words, he was “concerned” even before he sent his application in. And things keep getting progressively worse and he goes along with it. Then, after all the crazy is done, he planned on putting himself through that mess again? For some coins? People can only treat you in a manner in which you allow.

        And to be clear, I’m not judging Tom’s hustle. I’m judging his inability to use wisdom while performing that hustle.

        • jimboivyo

          Blaming the victim is always easier for some people than recognizing the criminal and his behavior.

          • Scrapple

            Yep. That’s exactly what I did. Because nowhere in my first post did I condemn Lucas’ behavior.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            Those aren’t mutually exclusive. There was enough judgement to go around, that is true.

          • Xzamilloh

            Oh, enough of that crap. If you give someone tips on not being robbed or beaten, you’re not then blaming the victim if they get robbed or beaten up. Hindsight is 20/20, clearly Tom Faulk saw every possible warning sign and continued on. Hell, I’ve done the same thing, and most of us have, but there’s nothing wrong with calling someone out on it. Maybe they’ll realize to trust their instincts and leave a bad situation. But that “blame the victim” line is beyond old

          • OA

            Its not “a tip” though if the victim already explained all of the factors that should have been a warning sign.. that’s just an unnecessary dig after the fact aka “blaming the victim”

          • Xzamilloh

            You can call it an “unnecessary dig” , but how is that blaming the victim? We all do the shoulda/coulda/woulda thing, and quite frankly, listening to all of the things he said, a reasonable reaction would be “Why did you stay in that situation?” And you know it’s reasonable because you’re not attacking the point, you’re creating a strawman of “victim blaming.” Saying, “You would have deserved AIDS if you contracted it” or “You deserve everything that happened to you” is victim blaming. Not to mention, he could have walked away at any time, unlike actual victims, and he knew there was something sketchy about getting you dick injected with that substance. HE said it.

          • wincrasher

            Ain’t nobody letting ML off the hook, that’s for sure. But to be disappointed in Tom because he subjected himself to all this, even he admits he knew better, is not unexpected. He should thank his lucky stars he didn’t also bring home an STD or worse.

        • Zachary Sire

          Again, you weren’t there, you weren’t stuck after flying across the country into this position, and you weren’t trying to just earn the pay check and complete what should’ve been a simple job so you could get the hell out of there. So, might want to think twice unless you’ve been in someone else’s shoes. Obviously in retrospect he wishes he wouldn’t have made the decision to go to NYC. I would think you’ve made poor decisions in your life, too, that you’ve regretted afterwards. I know I have.

          • Scrapple

            Of course I have. And generally when I’ve done dumb shit friends or family have called me out on the dumbness of said shit. And you keep it moving.

            So long as models who should know better make it a point to work with Lucas, his reign of terror will continue. If more models would tell Michael to go fuck himself before the shit hits the fan, we wouldn’t be hearing these same horror stories over and over. That was my original point. Lucas is the Chris Brown of gay porn. People need to stop getting into bed with him.

          • Hari Kalyan

            So you mean to say that letting someone shoot you up with drugs and/or taking someone else’s prescription pills is something we have to have “been in his shoes” to fully understand why Tom’s gets a pass on being condemned for? By his own admission in this interview Tom portrays himself as very industry savvy and self-aware. No one is letting ML off the hook for being the monster that he is, but I gotta side with Scrapple. Tom gets no sympathy for his decision making. He saw all the warning signs and continued to play roulette with his life, for what? so he wouldnt be past due on a few bills? so he wouldn’t be out a few hundred for the plane ticket? smh.

      • Pinko of the Grange

        You are talkin’ to the Church Lady here.
        Just let her be all judgie and we can giggle and point at her.

        • Scrapple

          Unless I’ve forgotten to put fresh food and water in your bowls, don’t come for me.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/964187a8913a9a760b7feb62190543cb95ad9dfd0484290cca4cd5bd6a9573e6.gif

          • Pinko of the Grange

            That is so witty. Where did you learn to dish the tea a Kmart Blue Light Special?

            edit fixed spacing 2 minutes in

          • Scrapple

            Are you interested in acquiring that talent for yourself? I’d be happy to escort you to the local library. We can spend the day learning about wit and the definition of “tea.” Perhaps we might also have time to take in a workshop on the subject of forming cogent sentences.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2be92b9467298b67a66c6a5cad5f6d85a4085dbba24d37f77784dd57b2ca0f28.gif

          • Pinko of the Grange

            Oh please you have no skills to even find a library.

          • Scrapple

            Sweetie, if you think skills are necessary to find a library then we are worse off than I thought. It might be better to cut our losses.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            You offered to take me to the library. Keep up.

            no skills
            no skills…

          • Scrapple

            Yes, I offered to escort you to a library because naturally I assumed you were too scared and too intimidated to visit one on your own. Even a trollish idiot can plug “library” into a GPS or phone and come up with an address, so I didn’t think that was your problem. But now, having seen you state finding a library requires “skills” I realize I gave you more credit than was necessary.

            Also, your Kmart comment still has issues other than spacing. Just as an FYI, should you feel the need to correct it. Again.

      • PaulieP

        the interview reads like a deposition and freelance or not he is like..i trust you, you trust me….. good, let’s fuck. yes, you are right early 20’s mentality.

      • Ninja0980

        I know some folks who tried to guide the newer stars (those willing to listen) for that very reason.
        Easy to fall prey to folks like Lucas if you are desperate or naive.

      • Devin

        That’s bullshit Zach. I was approached at 19 to do Gay porn. I went through the entire process up until the day of the shoot when they introduced me to my partner for the first time who appeared to be on something and I could smell alcohol on him. I pulled the director aside and told him I was uncomfortable and didn’t want to film with this guy and you know what? That was the end of it. My body. My choice. I was working at fucking Domino’s pizza at the time…well sorta…I kinda just left that job and had no income…so my financial situation definitely sucked….but I still had the mind to put my body and my health first. The simple fact that I was uncomfortable made me speak up. I can’t imagine a director yelling at me, disrespecting me, making me take pills and injecting things into my body. You’ve gotta be kidding Lol Making excuses for these adult men is counterproductive. They need to be held accountable and take responsibility for their actions. I don’t care about their situation. I was on the street with with a stripper boyfriend, transgender prostitutes, drag queens, you name it Lol I still knew when to say “I’m not comfortable. I’m not doing this”.

        • Zachary Sire

          Good for you.

      • Nothing interesting about it. It is common sense, a few k is not worth it. Pro tip: Don’t buy a home if you don’t know where the next box of KD is coming from.

        I hope he gets a moment to think, rinse and never repeat.

    • Goodboy

      Lucus come off as an ego maniac but I agree. Lots of red flags early on. He knew full well what he was in for.

      Doing your job is something we all have to do. You don’t show up to the job and talk on your phone all day while taking selfi’s and ignoring everything else. Normally that just gets you fired. I could see that pissing anyone off. Reinbersing models for airfare and testing isn’t that unusual either.

      Since were only getting one side of the story I have a feeling there’s allot missing here.

  • Marcus Collack

    Well ain’t this just the Epitome of Fucketry.
    sidenote: “My Partner,” are we not straight anymore??? Is there another connotation, who is this mystery person that put it on you SO SWELL?!?
    “Did you do for it her, that is to say, did you do it for him?” (paraphrased)

  • AJ

    So Tom Faulk, who was quick to drop kick a dude in the chest for fucking him too hard, didn’t do the same to someone coming at him with a needle toward his penis?

    I’m sorry, but Tom Faulk is a grown-ass man who could’ve said “fuck this shit” at any given time, no matter the amount of money he supposedly “needed,” right? Am I missing something here?

  • Raava

    Is Tom Faulk gay for pay?

    • Chrissy

      Not really — he has admitted that he was trolling for guys on craigslist.

    • he’s bi I would say.

  • Jon

    Michael Lucas being trash has long been determined, but reading it from Tom Faulk who himself seems kinda…trash, it’s just like, “eh, both of you just go away”.

  • Ricky

    Very well-written interview. Good questions.

    And while I still don’t understand how Michael Lucas gets so many hot men to perform for his studio – many for multiple films (!) – this confirms my suspicions about those sudden film cuts immediately preceding so many “cum shots.” Almost every scene of his seems to have at least one these days.

  • jpinphx

    I don’t get that if this studio is so bad including handing out prescriptions and providing injections, why has no one called the FBI? You would think that if this many people don’t like Michael Lucas, someone would have reported him by now out of spite.

  • pennessee

    he deserves to taste three doses daily of his own medicine for three days
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/07a6460d49df9a4710830db05dafed869319d2feff7e3122f712c5a8fa229ff3.gif

  • Rob36

    What a sad way to make a living.

    • what a stupid comment.

  • Devin

    At the end of the day you’re a grown ass man Tom Faulk, so act like one. You’re not a child. Michael Lucas didn’t do anything you didn’t allow him to do. A lot of gay men like to act like boys. That Peter Pan shit is for the birds. Michael Lucas is a man. You’re a man. Grow a pair.

  • CamCam

    This is extremely disheartening to read this cause I’m a HUGE Lucas fan and I love their movies but to hear this is just so tough. Something needs to be done about this and FAST. The safety of the models, even those I dislike passionately, is extremely important can’t be ignored.

  • (1.) A porn star known for bad behavior on & off set, that’s alienated fans at times, that now has to work a little harder for gigs (2.) said porn star gives “heartfelt” interview speaking of the horrors of Michael Lucas. — It’s well documented that both site & Lucas can’t stand each other. (3.) porn star says he needs money, that’s why he did the gig, but that he’s going to retire soon. (4.) isn’t this all SUSPECT?!? (a.) by saying he’s going to retire soon, TF can create more demand for himself & thus more money (b.) in addition to creating more demand, TF can try to win over some people as well.

    Not saying Lucas is perfect. ALL directors known for running a studio are going to have a crazy ego & will push things to get a project done on time & on budget, BUT Tom’s so called ordeal seems awfully convenient, especially when you look at his life circumstances.

  • Tim

    1) I hope Tom doesn’t quit, but more power to him if he does.

    2) If he ends up essentially getting iced out because of Lucas, well, yeah. then that tells you something about the industry.

  • WhimsyCotton

    I find it interesting how he’s more genuinely interested in the industry now, but I still find his best porn work to have been on CollegeDudes. Still, he seems like a cool guy, and it’s unfortunate he had to put up with that sociopath Michael Lucas.

  • Parker Lewis

    Fuck Tom Faulk he put himself in that situation because he heard the stories about duckface yet he still decided to work for his studio. My concern is fucking Texas though not having free STD testings and the testing he did took a week for results. I’m in NYC and when you go to one of the many free std clinics you get your results back instantly. But again, this is fucking texas so cant expect much.

  • emercycrite

    I kept reading Tom’s interview answers in the voice of Jeff from American Dad lol

  • Tom Faulk

    you know, i havent even looked at my interview yet until today because i knew doing so would just hurt more, people assigning me blame, calling me desperate, etc. me working for michael lucas was a perfect storm. my girlfriend just got her new tits and lips put in, and she couldnt work for a month, so all the burden was on me for 5 weeks. i got called in as a backup. as a model i have never missed a flight or call-time, or failed an std test. i know that i am not a porn star, i am just a lowly porn actor, but when you have someone you love counting on you and your already on set, what would you do with an insane director? be coerced or lose hundred and hundreds on dollars on buying new flights or your own hotels, coming home a failure even if you were “right” to do so? being an adult means making sacrifices to further your dreams.
    I love working in porn, i love the traveling, all my friends around the country and world i get to see by happy chance sometimes on set. but the LGBT world has left me behind , you all hate me, and all the straight people hate me. because i am somewhere in between and it sucks, it really sucks, i thought someday my life and exploits would be accepted, by anyone, someone, but i’m not, i never will be. I have been name called, assaulted, robbed, made fun of, lost opportunities and been judged just as much as any of you because i am part of this just like all of you, but my contribution to the gay world is just laughed upon. i feel the same things you do. i like the same things you do, why am i an outsider like a nobody, like a ship passing through the night?
    the michael lucas shoot was where my career went to die. of that i am sure of. but make no mistake. no studio , other than fart x , does forced trimex shots or prep with no hiv disclosure. you can bring anything you want thats prescribed to other sets, because you are all adults. but this was sick. and it wasnt fair, say what you want about me, but make no mistake i have never felt sicker about the risks i had to take to do what i had to do to keep my shit together. like it or not i have been doing so good in my personal life. this almost completely unwound it.. i know it did, because it has partially unwound my sanity.

    • James Johnson III

      You are wrong, Tom. We don’t all hate you in the LGBTQ community. I, for one, have always been a fan of yours. I’m glad you are healthy and feeling better. Please know that you are loved by many fans. It isn’t all as negative as you think.
      The truth it surprises most that you would ever work for LE with so many negative stories about him and the company as a whole. I am glad that you survived the experience and lived to speak your truth. I am only one fan but I think you deserve better than LE and I’m glad you got it with Next Door and NakedSword. You are truly one of my favorite stars (and yes, I believe you are a star — even if you don’t). You are strong, amazing, supported, and, most of all, loved

    • Ceecee

      For what it’s worth, I made my comment without any judgment on you. I think you’re an extremely hardworking talent who always brings his A-game and got caught in a tough spot.

      I think coming forward with the interview is probably one of the bravest things any industry talent could do, simply because everyone knows that ML will focus all of his insanity on you.

      Sorry if we’ve said anything insensitive, I didn’t intend any cruelty.

    • TheThom

      You aren’t hated by this guy, friend. You are incredibly beautiful and talented. And you actually seem to have personality.

    • Nordschleife

      I enjoyed your performances as well and I can respect how you feel. You’re still a winner in many people’s book. If you actually retire then I wish you the best in your endeavors.

    • h0rnyn3rd

      Dude I love your work. Hang in there. Focus on the good stuff and screw the haters!

    • GayhawkAZ

      You’re good in my book, Tom. :)

    • Frank Conway

      Wow. I’m so sorry to hear this. I love your work by the way!

  • Tom I hope that you do not let Michael Lucas keep you from working in porn more in the future. He tries to wield power like he is god but really it is more bark than bite. You should be commended for exposing the illegal crap Lucas is doing on his sets giving models prescription medications is highly illegal. the NY state attorney should investigate Lucas!.

  • Tom ditch the bitch and make the switch there are many in the gay community who would welcome you with open arms.