Surprise: Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Ricky Larkin Un-Un-Retires Again After Trashing Gay Porn Industry In 2013

Posted August 9, 2018 by with 37 comments

rlfRemember when gay-for-pay porn star Ricky Larkin retired in 2013 with that open letter, trashing his co-stars, directors, agents, and the gay porn industry as a whole? If you’re bored (or, if you’re new around here and are lucky enough to have never heard of Ricky Larkin), here’s a reminder of the open letter that Ricky Larkin wrote before his first retirement in 2013:

I may not be the most well known performer, but my resume includes shoots for PRIDE studios, Gamma Ent, Kink.com, Venetian, HPMen, Falcon Studios, Men.com, Gay Room, Raging Stallion Studios, Channel 1 Release, and Rock Candy Films.  Although I have met a few great people in the adult industry with a lot of quality behind their character, unfortunately the majority have been egomaniacs, “bad apples,” and fakes.  Having quickly recognized this, I never looked at the porn lifestyle as glamorous. I became a gay performer out of financial necessity; not because I thought it was cool or it boosted my ego.

In fact, like many performers I’ve suffered permanent psychological damage from my years in the sex trade. Porn almost always leads its young performers down a path of prostitution and moral self-destruction. I view the sex trade as similar to the war in the Middle East: a bunch of young, ignorant to-the-facts men and women being used as pawns for corporate gain. Big dollars are being made at the physical, mental and emotional expense of men and women who more often than not turn to drugs and alcohol to mask their hatred of themselves and what they’re doing. Or, in a growing number of tragic cases, who decide their problems have become too overwhelming and suicide is the only escape.

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I want to apologize in advance if I offend anyone for what I’m about to say. But I find it outrageous and disturbing to see the number of HIV+ gay porn performers who, by using privacy laws designed to protect against social and workplace discrimination, avoid disclosing their HIV status to their sex scene partners. Yes porn is a “workplace” too, but it’s a workplace that involves having sex, so your partners are entitled to know if you are putting them at risk for a life-threatening disease.

If I had a common cold, before you shook my hand I would tell you that there’s a chance I could pass the cold to you –  just as there’s a chance you won’t catch the cold at all. When I hear numbers like “70-80% of gay porn performers are HIV+” but they don’t have to reveal their status to their scene partner, it horrifies me. I don’t think HIV+ performers should be excluded from performing, but I feel strongly that their scene partners should be informed and given the chance to decide whether they want to do the scene.

I see gay performers tweet daily that HIV is “nothing to be ashamed of,” but if that’s the case why conceal your status from your scene partner? Despite that many performers are HIV+ there are many others who still view HIV as their worst nightmare. We’re forgetting how many lives this virus has claimed and continues to claim on a daily basis.

Unless having sex on camera is something you truly enjoy doing, either don’t do it, or get out NOW, before its ill effects descend on you and crush your spirit. I’m haunted by memories of how I sold myself short so many times, and risked my life for no gain other than a mediocre-at-best paycheck. Not to mention the fact that I’m viewed as a gay-for-pay prostitute by my entire family and hometown. My power-lifter friends wouldn’t be so friendly if they knew about my double life, but more than likely they’ll eventually find out, too. My career in porn is not going to go away because I’m retired; the movies I made will be available for years to come. This is something I will struggle with both internally and in my community for the rest of my life.

Well, I hope that you are sitting down, because Ricky Larkin’s new scene is coming out this week. Surprise:

95790_12Two years after writing that open letter above, Larkin (of course) returned to gay porn in a handful of scenes before (of course) retiring again back in 2015. Now, three years later, Ricky Larkin is (of course) returning to porn again. And while his delusional and bigoted viewpoints about HIV, performers, and the industry in general might make him the perfect co-star for an equally idiotic performer like Sergeant Miles, Larkin’s co-star at Pride Studios this week is none other than Dax Carter, whom you might remember from that bisexual scene last week.

Who’s more pathetic: Ricky Larkin having to come back to gay porn for a few hundred bucks, Pride Studios for hiring him and letting him represent their studio, or someone who actually spends their money joining Pride Studios to watch this scene? Either way, all you can really do is laugh (and, of course, wait for Ricky Larkin’s inevitable retirement/un-retirement all over again).

  • pokok789 .

    I don’t get his appeal. I don’t find him hot back then and certainly not now too.

    • peter

      Yeah, I was about to say who thinks this person is in the least attractive? But then who thinks Buck whatever is attractive? I just want guys to own up to it, say ‘grrrr!’

    • iHeartJames

      I found him more cuter when he was less muscular

  • linger4444

    Larkin: “ I became a gay performer out of financial necessity”

    Also Larkin returning to gay porn for the third time: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87035271432c7f32a02ec4c3818580a05224362f4ca2972a6ac553c37f2df424.gif

  • B.C.

    Nothing new here. Many guys working in gay porn are similar to this idiotic clown. Well, most don’t write “heart pouring” public letters.
    I blame studios that knowingly employ the filth time and time again.

  • Ricky

    Oh I admit I find his beefy, swarthy body attractive…however he’d be much hotter if he just let his scenes do the talking, rather than burden us with his misguided missives.

  • Ninja0980

    And when studios cast him and people keep going to cam/tube sites, they’ll still wonder why.

  • Ceecee

    I actually find Larkin fairly attractive (he’s like a solid B-) but I didn’t realize he was so deranged.

    Anyone who believes that 80% of gay porn stars are HIV+ probably gets their news from Alex Jones, and I just don’t have the time to pretend it’s cute.

    • n24rc

      I can easily say 80% of straight porn stars are escorts or heroin addicts, but that doesn’t jazz with the straight side HIV stereotypes they need to downplay.

  • Xzamilloh

    Wow, Dax Carter is getting some unfortunate scenes, huh?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/043fa4a4d0edb73e6eb668e1ee8c83646463a4363db78120b95fd5d7c7897866.gif

    And after the all the times Ricky Larkin has come back, there’s only two words I would say to him as soon as he came on set: Bend Over

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a2bb8fb9ef04556ed8d12d98e44a4afeb6d3d6d9a1082510e8015a3113921a9.gif

    • astfgl

      Dax Carter does himself no favours by being a terrible performer. He’s dead sexy but he has exactly one (1) character he can play: chatty gym jock admiring another guy’s muscles. And then, when he’s having sex, he’s either boring (usually when he’s giving head) or aggressively terrible, like in the recent scene with him and Aspen which was almost 10 full minutes of Dax screaming painfully “AAH! AHHH! AAH! AAAAAAAAAAAHH! YOU’RE SO BIG!” while getting fucked. He looks like he hates getting fucked at all, and is totally unconvincing.

  • Estelle

    You’re forgetting the most disgusting thing about him….he “dated” nica noelle!

    • Xzamilloh
    • Zachary Sire
      • n24rc

        I remember the posts he made on different forums discussing his career choice – it was obviously not him writing it at the time, and it really got on my nerves this asshole would insert herself in to situations needlessly.

    • Ant

      So yall are perfect now? Never made a mistake? Get your lives

      • n24rc

        NO ONE IS PERFECT, but respect your FANS! They pay your bills!

        You don’t have to kiss their ass, or allow complete access to your life, but going on anti-gay rants or voting against the gay platform in elections is one way to piss them off.

        It’s been like this way for decades, and it needs to change. These guys come into porn thinking the life will sustain them for years and on top of that act egotistical with their fans. They go do porn shoots without a sense of work ethic and cash checks from stupid old self-loathing boomer queers from flyover states. It’s all very annoying when you have to encounter blatant homophobia in gay porn.

        You can label yourself however you want as a performer, but don’t think your BETTER than your paying customers or your GAY scene partners. Tops are no better than bottoms.

        Quality businessmen and performers provide not only the content but an experience that leaves the customer feeling good and satisfied.

        With the latest work being produced by porn conglomerates it’s becoming clear it’s more like McDonalds than actual fine dinning. People invested in their porn and created a fantasy, they paid their performers well, and invested in the brand in the past. NOW it’s nothing like that….it’s nothing but empty STUNTS and bad sex for a quick buck. It’s depressing.

        If you are a sex worker you are no better or worse then gay men, this hierarchical puritanical bullshit has to stop, and it’s being replicated in numerous ways in our culture and it needs to end. It’s annoying at best, and bigoted at worse.

      • Jeoffrey Scott Bosco

        Bitch please… he did not “make a mistake”. He is a fucking douchebag. Take your self-loatihng ass over to QWEERTY or Towleroad where you will probably fit in better.

        • Ant

          Nobody is self-loathing. You’re just ugly AF

  • sxg

    I always found Ricky Larkin attractive in spite of his homophobic comments, but I cannot ever unsee the fact that he was regularly inside rat tits Nica Noelle. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e369e9834aedb1f44cb5261f6d44187de1a0d0440ff9f4bc51dbaaaeab1c8d4.gif

    • n24rc

      YEP. I’ve hated that fact before it was outed what an asshole Nica was. Gay porn is not for straight women. Find your own shit.

  • Scrapple

    Porn models stay pulling these retirement stunts. “I’m done! I’m not a hooker! I deserve better than this and I’m not coming back!” Then reality hits because the bills start piling up and they realize they never practiced financial frugality and they have no actual skills to achieve gainful employment and maintain their current lifestyle. And that’s when the porn starts calling them back like

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f855b2b41149f4b572b11a990fa2b2fc8aa80d364617fb77e8d0c318e32cc20f.gif
    Porn is not the corporate world. You don’t have to give a reason when you leave. Just leave. You’re not Cher going out on your “final” tour. You don’t have to announce your retirement intentions so people can get one last look. Just leave. Retire quietly. When people realize you’ve disappeared, they’ll assume you were done, you got married, you had a baby, you got arrested or you died. And then, should you return, you won’t have to do it with your tail between your legs with some tail in your holes. People will wonder where you’ve been, and you can just let them wonder. The mystery is always more interesting than the reality. That’s why those Scooby Doo monsters look so terrifying before you pull the mask off.

  • Paul J

    The supreme irony is that this homophobe is being employed by PRIDE Studios. I’m not sure whether that or the photo of the scene is the worst advert for that studio.

  • Kevin Jones

    Apparently, Ricky must really need money. For someone who hates gay porn so much, he sure finds himself coming back to it a lot.

  • OverKill

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/305fd73e40d9b1dd03327434847c96e2a817a68f0e68994ebd88522501fd02df.gif

    He keeps un-retiring like he’s in high demand or people miss him. I guess the real world doesn’t want him, seems he can’t get a job. Shame on gay porn studios for hiring this non-factor to the gay porn industry.

  • Harvey Cobb

    This happens all the time, especially when you don’t have the skills for a “real job” or can’t live off $10-$11 an hour, you run right back to porn. Thats also the reason, you see a lot of people still doing massages & pulling tricks into their 50’s & 60’s, because thats all they know.

  • peter

    He reminds me of that Virginia Republican’s obsession with Big Foot porn

  • stephen
  • Cosmic

    Are all porn stars unstable wackos, cause it’s starting to seem like it.

  • Marcus Collack

    “Not to mention the fact that I’m viewed as a gay-for-pay prostitute by my entire family and hometown.” Thats the real reason, and yet I bet there are family members and town members that whose righteous indignations dont stop them from taking money from him.

  • James Johnson III

    It’s not like you can’t do better than porn or have a truly successful life after porn. For example: The post-porn career of Tag Eriksson

  • pokok789 .

    I will prefer if Jimmy Fanz, Derrick Dime, Reese Rideout, Flex Xtremmo, Jayden Tyler, Dustin Holloway, Jake Andrews and Marco Rubi make a return back to gay porn.

    • Nordschleife

      Especially Derrick Dime.

  • Michael Lewis

    Porn stars are like 80s hair bands with “retirement”.

  • emercycrite

    The new Billy Santoro.

  • The Porn Emperor

    Who cares? As long as he looks hot and gives a good performance. He obviously had some bad experiences in the industry that made him leave–I see nothing homophobic about that. And now he’s back. Don’t care if it’s out of desperation as long as he does a good job.

  • Ms. Honiqualisha

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW This site is str8up retarted cause he wants it to be disclosed if his partner in a sexual act is HIV positive so he has the information before he consents to his health being put at risk… HIV is STILL AND WILL ALWAYS BE A SERIOUS illness. It changes your life forever. It is not bigoted, it is smart thinking on his part and I respect him more for it . IF YOU WORK IN PORN YOU sould have to disclose your status.