Gay Porn Star Tom Faulk Arrested For Drug Possession And Evading Arrest

Posted October 13, 2018 by with 75 comments

Tom-Faulk-Gay-Porn-Star-XXX-1Performer Tom Faulk retired from gay porn almost one year ago, but has stayed active on social media and amateur clip sites where he’s released homemade porn videos throughout 2018. Fans stopped receiving updates from Faulk in mid-August, and earlier this month, he was arrested in Cedar Park, Texas on drug possession charges, and for evading arrest:

tfaulkA fan who sent in this news to Str8UpGayPorn, “Jules G.,” writes that Faulk’s arrest was “such a shock, considering his many accomplishments in his life post retirement.”

Both the meth and cocaine possession charges are prosecuted as second degree felonies in Texas (Faulk allegedly had between 4 and 200 grams of each drug on him), and each carry prison terms between two and 20 years. The evading arrest with vehicle charge is essentially a fourth degree felony, which could add several more months of jail time.

Tom Faulk’s mug shots, taken on October 2nd:

DocumentFragment_10599659 DocumentFragment_10599660While bond was set at $30,000 for each of the new possession charges, Tom Faulk remains behind bars as of this posting.

Earlier in the summer, Tom Faulk was arrested for driving on a suspended license, and here was that mug shot:

tf5As you’ll recall, Tom Faulk’s previous arrests and mug shots (for previous drug and public intoxication charges) were between 2010 and 2014:

tf1 tf2 tf3 tf4Tom Faulk has had several wildly successful years in the gay porn industry, from his headline-making scenes at FraternityX, to the feature film he co-wrote for NakedSword, MXXX: The Hardest Ride. His multiple interviews with Str8UpGayPorn over the years have been revealing, thought-provoking, and sincere, and I hope Tom is able to get the help he needs once this most recent arrest is behind him.

  • Jace

    Meth kills everything it touches. While jail is not the answer to people who aren’t dealing, I hope he gets the treatment he needs.

    • Xzamilloh

      He won’t in jail, unfortunately.

    • Jay P

      Here I thought his drug of choice was just pot.

  • Huron

    I really hurts me to hear this and I’m really devestated at his look. I feel he betrayed many people who had expected him to ride into the sunset after his last porn he helped write and developed. That actually was really a good porn. Unfortunately people do fall back into old habits. I hope he gets help?

  • sxg

    Any particular reason why you’ve redacted his real name here? It’s not your usual style.

  • Cosmic

    Porn certainly seems to mess people up or just attract people that were already messed up.

    • Zachary Sire

      There are thousands upon thousands of people battling addictions from all walks of life and in all kind of professions. Doing porn doesn’t turn porn stars into meth addicts any more than waiting tables turns waitresses into meth addicts.

      • FU

        Oh sweetie….grow up. Porn is soul destroying for the models, and you profit from it.

        • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

          It depends on the guy. I’ve known a few porn stars and most are fine. One guy I know became a big star over at Helix about 8 years ago. Doing porn for several years didn’t change him at all. No drug addictions that I know of. The problem is that a lot of guys that do porn see it as a last resort. It attracts guys that already have issues.

          • TB

            Was he an out as gay or bisexual, or was he playing the not wanting to call himself what he is shame name game?

          • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

            Gay. Almost everyone at Helix is gay and out.

          • TB

            Dude, thats my point!

      • TB

        Except wait tables doesn’t release endorphins and become addictive in and of itself, sex can and does. And then it loses its and you need something to replace it. Or hes an addict who stupidly gave meth a try and was hooked.

        • e jerry powell

          True. Waiting tables mostly makes your feet hurt. Then the pain of being on your feet all day works it’s way up your back and into your spine. Waitstaff are far more likely to develop an addiction to opiate painkillers.

        • Badbike

          wait….so people who wait tables don’t have sex???

          • TB

            You missed my point. Zachary was equating the 2 jobs as if they were equal. Its an unfair comparison. Theres no shame or addiction factors in the actual performance of waitressing, but there are for some when gay sex is your job. Sex addiction and deep seeded shame(saying you’re straight, fluid, gay for pay, etc) are what I’m talking about.

    • GN

      Factors like high stress + availability of drugs will tempt anyone into drug addiction, and certain occupations may be more susceptible than others and not due to a moral scale but rather the circumstances of the occupation itself. The occupation of performing (whether in Hollywood or in porn) carries several of these factors, including frequent exposure to many people in various social situations. Nurses also have relatively high risk of drug abuse due to their work.

    • e jerry powell

      There is also the “rare” person who gets into porn aware of the pitfalls of the industry and intentionally focuses on avoiding them as well. Some people can treat porn like it’s a regular job and conduct themselves professionally. They do tend to be the ones nobody hears about. It’s kind of like plane crashes: nobody talks about the 100,000-plus flights in a day that complete their trips without incident, but a great deal of attention is devoted to the comparative handful each year that don’t.

  • I hope Tom gets the help that he needs. Meth and cocaine (meth especially) are no joke. :(

  • Shawn

    Man meth is no joke. Just flick through those mugshots from oldest to most recent, it’s truly harrowing what it has done to him. I remember him seeming like one of the more down-to-earth actors when he did interviews and stuff, it’s sad to see he’s clearly battling some demons.

    I hope he is able to get help. I’m not saying he’s an angel and should go free but jail is definitely not going to help. Just another hunk of meat to go through the prison grinder, so sad.

  • Stuart

    Very sad, I hope he’s able to get the help he needs to get off it and that he’s able to be strong enough to stay off it.

  • Schnitzel

    Very sad to see such a bright young man go down this path. The obvious change is nothing short of haunting and should serve as a wake up call to him and anyone feeling pressured to get in that dark world. Here’s hoping he gets the help needed.

  • Joel

    The drugs have fucked up his face… he is unrecognizable. Like, wtf! Hope he is able to find his health and live a healthier life.

  • That Guy

    How unfortunate. He looks like the next ad campaign for “faces of Meth”

  • Todd

    Tom does not look well in his latest mugshots.

  • Rob

    the many faces of meth. so sad.

  • Ricky

    Whoa this is unexpected! He always was refreshingly honest and seemed very down-to-earth. I hope he makes it out of this successfully.

  • TB

    I’m gonna get deep here. I’m an out and proud gay man…yada yada yada. Yet my life has been filled with depression, anxiety and addiction problems. I was recently diagnosed with PTSD due to growing up in daily fear because this society equates being gay as the most horrible thing you could be(I’m 54) and PTSD due to family of origin fucked upness. Since in therapy and my therapist having me read “The Velvet Rage” I’ve learned a lot about myself and how I’m not alone. I have a lot of deep hidden shame about my gayness and gay sex that we are working on. It shows me also that these gay for payers are dealing with a lot psychologically, especially when they get all defensive and dont want to even be associated with the word gay(or for that matter even the word bisexual). You dont just go out and perform gay sex without it being a “feeling” inside of you wanting to do that. Of course there are exceptions, but for the most part you don’t. It’s a feeling of shame and you want to take that shame away and feel better, so you turn to drugs. The kinsey scale is real but when you have people not wanting to “label” their sexuality or are “fluid” but straight they may as well be saying what’s REALLY going on inside…they feel shame. And thats why we see so many if them having fucked up lives.

    • e jerry powell

      It shows me also that these gay for payers are dealing with a lot psychologically, especially when they get all defensive and dont want to even be associated with the word gay(or for that matter even the word bisexual). You dont just go out and perform gay sex without it being a “feeling” inside of you wanting to do that. Of course there are exceptions, but for the most part you don’t. It’s a feeling of shame and you want to take that shame away and feel better, so you turn to drugs.

      If the interviews that Faulk has given this blog over the past few years are to be believed (and those interviews inspire a great deal of this post’s sympathetic tone), the “gay-for-pay” issues as you describe it wasn’t a problem for him; in fact, he invoked the phrase “gay-for-free” to describe himself at one point. Of, course, he also maintained that he was clean of everything harder than marijuana and had been for some time; things change. At the same time, it’s entirely possible that there were other issues then, or that arose in the past year that he felt didn’t merit discussion here or elsewhere.

      In this particular moment, I’m inclined to douse my inherent cynicism, take Faulk at his word, and assume that something unrelated to his time in commercial pornography tipped him back in the direction of harder drugs.

      As has been observed, he slid downhill dramatically, if we judge this month’s mugshots against photos taken around the time of his retirement. Whatever’s bugging him is something big, as you suggest. I’m just not convinced at this moment that it’s that particular thing. Others’ mileage may vary.

      Perhaps it goes without saying, but meth, to all appearances, is a bitch. My best wishes to the Austin suburbs.

      • TB

        Invoking ANY phrase other than gay or bisexual shows he has a problem it and could be part of the problem. Even an out gay like me can discover some of my addiction problems come from gay shame, so its not much of a stretch to say someone fucking and getting fucked in gay porn NOT able to handle it and find themselves having ro make up terms instead of what they are.

        • e jerry powell

          Respectfully, we will have to agree to disagree.

        • Neil

          You are just assuming that this is the reason he turned to drugs and got arrested a few times. Being judgmental like this doesn’t bode well for your therapy. Focus on yourself in dealing with shame — perhaps resist the impulse to paint everyone else with the same brush of hangups you may have. He may just like to party and stupidly got caught..

          • TB

            Oh fuck off Neil! I was far from “judging” him. How in the fuck is giving a possible explanation for his addictions judging him? And don’t for a second act like you know what is and isn’t right for my therapy. Youre an idiot!

      • maccal

        have you ever in your life heard anything as stupid as ”gay-for-free”?

        • e jerry powell

          He said it in the interview, so yes.

      • Stacy

        His Twitter this summer had become scary – he had many Instagram videos of him just riding around and talking. He had been seeing this tattooed girl fro some time that he said left him for “the bathroom attendant” at her strip club. He was always one of my favorites, eager to engage with fans – it just seems this breakup sent him on a horrid spiral

        • e jerry powell

          I don’t know much of his porn; being twice his age put him quite a bit below my threshold, and I avoid social media like my last ex, so most of what I know of him are Zachary’s articles about him here, but from what you say, it would seem that he’s had ample triggers recently and has perhaps fallen into the handiest and destructive of coping mechanisms. It’s difficult to watch, even from this (psychic) distance.

    • Népissinguois

      The Velvet Rage, by Alan Downs is an profound book that I’d recommend to any gay man, whether recently out, or who has been out for decades. You seem to have a wise therapist, TB.

      • TB

        Thanks man. Its a tough read, facing my “broken” self, but encouraging that there are answers to why I am the way I am as a gay man in this society.

  • James Johnson III

    He looks unrecognizable to me in the latest mugshots. I’ve always thought he was so chill and when he retired I just knew he would be okay. This makes me so sad. I hope he gets help and gets back on his feet.

  • Link Nla

    :(

  • GN

    I will skip the jokes and memes for this one, I looked at the mugshot, and gasped. Doesn’t look like him. His previously full-of-life eyes are dim, and by the looks of his weight loss the addiction is already in full swing? What a shame. May you recover from this, Tom. How did this happen to him?

  • Maximus

    I’ve become totally numb to these stories about gay porn models getting arrested, entering rehab, dying, etc.

    • e jerry powell

      As if it were only gay porn stars; alas, it’s an industry-wide problem, and as gay men, we tend not to hear or focus on the rest of it, which may well be as it should. It cuts down on on the overall numbness.

      • Maximus

        It’s a nationwide problem, actually.

  • Seth Sexton

    Omg this is so shocking to witness. His face is gaunt and barely recognizable. He’s totally emaciated. All of his previous dealings with recreational drugs didn’t seem to take such a toll but there is nothing recreational about METH. And unfortunately, very few people can come back from it’s effects. It destroys everything it touches. I’m so sad for him.

    • John

      I had a friend come back from bankruptcy and a fucked up life as a result of meth addiction BUT it was very HARD work. Don’t mess with that shit!!!!

    • Jay P

      Most meth addicts are also hiv positive. Recovery is bitter sweet when they finally come back.

      • With PrEP it’s less so now.

  • Michael Roberto

    This is a shame. Another person who has made some bad choices. We can all speculate why and how but what what is done is done. I hope he gets clean and gets his act together. I think he and people like Matthew Rush can make a change when it comes to meth and the gay porn/gay community. They should be vocal about the pitfalls of this drug and just because they are doing porn, does not mean they need to throw the rest of their lives away and be careless with their mental and physical health. Lets hope all turns out ok.

  • jimboivyo

    What he needs now more than ever before are friends. Not ridicule or judgement.

  • Scrapple

    Damn. You’re supposed to do better outside of porn than you did in it. I hope he gets the help he needs, because the deterioration in that short of a time is troubling.

    • Me2

      I was shocked. I kept hoping there was a mistake in the headline.

      • Scrapple

        Given the things he said when he left, I thought he’d be fine.

        • Me2

          True. He seemed like a good natured stoner that knew how to pull it together when he needed to do so.

  • pilot101

    damn. He looks miserable and i confirm that he looks soooo much better with short har (not bald).

  • C A

    Huney, what is going on with you???

  • maccal

    he does have good hair doesn’t he

  • No_No_No_Yes

    This is really sad. Way too many lives lost to drug addiction, I sincerely hope he gets at least a year. Although actually 2 years would be safer. I say that out of compassion as twisted as that may sound, it may be the only thing that keeps him alive long enough to get clear of it. I tried several times to get my older brother arrested and jailed, he might still be alive if I had been successful. How he managed to roll his van on a heavily traveled expressway, needles strewn everywhere, liquor bottles, beer bottles – Heroin on his person, and STILL manage to walk free of any charges I will never understand. They DID manage to send his wife the bill for the signs he took out.

    It is a confounding and heartbreaking thing for the family of an addict, there are no legal ways to force someone into rehab and even if they wind up there through some horrible near death melt down, once they are sober enough to talk they are free to go. Laws enacted decades ago to protect people from a system that allowed people to abuse it for personal gain have left no avenue to intervene. Worse yet, they are most often so fucked in the head from the chemicals they can not see life any other way.

    It should be in cases like this that the courts can order people into bootcamp like rehabs for up to two years. But that would cost money so it is safe to say that will never happen. Really anything less, they are almost 100% sure to go right back to it. Depending on the level of the addiction and the drug, it can take a year just to get their head right – if then. Some are damaged for life.

    I have come to believe the government looks at this as a natural way of thinning the herd, and it wouldn’t shock me a bit to find the so called “war on drugs” was always a sham, and they had been sponsoring and profiting from the drug trade all along. I mean they can locate a jelly bean in the middle of Central Park with the surveillance systems they have now, do you really think they could not have shut this shit down cold by now if they actually wanted to?

    Tom looks really rough, I really hope he finds a way to beat this.

    • Jay P

      In my N/A meetings many of said Prison or Court mandated sobriety saved their lives.

      • No_No_No_Yes

        Once an addict has mastered the art of moving through life stoned, barring some cataclysmic near death experience the options are few. Most are just too saturated to even see what a mess they are, even as they begin to loose everything they once cared about.

        Ironically, short term rehab is almost more dangerous than just letting them sputter on. In many cases when they get out, it is hours before they are running to their dealer, and they jump right back in often using the same dose they left off with which has been lethal in many cases.

        But then you have kids like Brandon Chrisan, who are all over the place – one minute speed balling, the next sitting there with enough zannies to render an entire club full of people unconscious. He actually posted a picture of a baggie full. Couple that with drinking, and a complete inability to recall how much you have taken..that is the style of abuse that took Whitney Houston out.

        More disturbing yet, there is a growing culture within the gay community that is taking to “slamming” like it is some kind of new video game. People all think they are in control, until they aren’t.

        Whatever kicked off Tom’s fall, I would tend to doubt had anything to do with his sexuality or his work in porn. He always struck me as a thrill seeker, that personality can breed the perfect storm.

        I hate that I know as much about all of this as I do. Harder still, finding a way to block out the feelings that I fucked it up and there was something I missed. Despite knowing I did everything I knew how to do, that feeling never leaves. I have never been good with accepting defeat.

        So yes. I hope for Tom’s sake, they throw the whole damn book at him. For those that love him I hope that is enough.

        • Jay P

          I didn’t know slamming was getting more popular. Yikes. The only good thing about it is that the fall is much faster. If you survive it that is.

          Yeah, even two months doesn’t nick the surface. It helps give you some tools but you could probably do the same at any N/A meeting more effectively. The person needs to be off of it for at least a year to get back in control of their life. Hard to do when you’re not driving the car anymore.

          Same here. Looking back it was actually accepting I was powerless against it which eventually brought me out of it. Weird when I look back now. I’m like WTF. Don’t even recognize that guy.

          • No_No_No_Yes

            Glad to hear you made it though, you are the exception to the rule.

        • I wouldn’t say slamming is any more or less popular than it always has been. It just is more visible because of social media and hookup apps. users who slam can connect easier now. Whereas before they had to meet other less visible ways.

  • Tempest

    Wow, he looks pretty washed up in those mugshots. He needs some serious help, meth is no joke.

  • Ninja0980

    Meth destroys everyone it touches.

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  • R.A.M.J

    I seriously thought Zach attached the wrong photos to this story.
    He’s looking like that Bryan porn star guy can’t remember his last name. Basically he’s looking ugly as fuck. Meth is some serious shit

  • This is sad news. I was always a fan of Tom’s work, he represented that cute skater/surfer type you knew in school that was an interesting and sexy alternative to the stereotypical jocks. He always seem to have that je ne sais quo vibe that made him both sexy and likable at the same time. I truly wish him the best in his struggles.

  • Carrel

    Never a fan – very sad nonetheless

  • Sad it looks like he quickly got addicted to the meth with how gaunt he looks in the shot with his head shaved. Hopefully he can get sent to rehab rather than prison and then stay clean and sober.

  • YandyDandy

    And that ladies and gentleman is what Meth looks like. He looks totally different, totally terrible.
    Another washed up porn performer turned to dealing drugs and will spend a good part of his life behind bars.

    Wasnt he boasting of all the amazing things he was going to be doing after his porn career.

  • Baradude

    THIS MAKES ME SO MAD! he is one of my favorite porn stars and he’s going down a awful path his once handsome face is starting to get lifeless from meth. I hate this. Never have i ever cried about a porn star let alone someone I never met h://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ab29e92eb6cffad5181dc4a0cc70e6650484366fd3687c45fb2a0750c0704f7e.gif

  • CBW

    How sad. I hope he gets better.

    Something I often notice in mugshots of meth users is just how defeated they look. As much as the physical deterioration can be shocking, the lifeless eyes are really disturbing.

    What an awful scourge that drug is.

  • Ohio Garbo

    I’m hoping the very best for Tom but his behavior is no excuse from abiding by laws. More importantly I hope he gets healthy…..