A “Star” Is Born
Versatile gay porn newcomer with a huge cock, go-go boy with a tight and toned body, and the gorgeous face that re-launched Cocky Boys last month, 22-year-old Mason Star has everything people look for in someone they’re going to masturbate to. Before you do that though, read his first-ever exclusive interview below.
The Sword: It’s the question that gets asked a lot, but here it is anyways…how’d you get into porn?
Mason Star: I had been thinking about it for a while, but really it was my mom who inspired me.
Yeah! She always taught me to love the human body. She’s inspired me to enjoy life, celebrate the body, and to not take anything too seriously. She’s my all time best friend.
Has she seen your work?
No, she hasn’t watched. The only person in my family who has is my cousin.
So how did you actually get started working though?
Well, I dated the Jarics when I was 19–they’re the ones who actually exposed me to the industry.
Wait, you dated the Jarics–Aden and Jordan Jaric?
Sort of. I met them at a party, and later I moved in and lived with them for about six months. They taught me so much about how to have self esteem and how to have sex appeal. They really took me under their wing, and it was both sexual and a friendship, too. Like friends with benefits. Now, Aden is my best friend. He’s like my big brother.
Have you been keeping up with Jordan since his brain surgery?
I have. I keep in touch and make sure he’s doing OK, which he is, by the way. He’s doing great.
That’s good to hear. Before you signed with Cocky Boys, your first performances were for Next Door Buddies and Rod Daily?
Right. And when I did move over to Cocky Boys, I really felt at home. I love everyone there.
You also had a straight scene on Next Door Hook-Ups, but you’re gay. How did it feel going straight-for-pay?
I’ve actually had sex with girls before. Back in high school, I had a girlfriend for two years. I tried to not be gay when I was in school because I didn’t understand it, and I had never been exposed to it. But I knew I was gay when the girls just didn’t give me a boner.
But you went on pretending you were straight until…
Until I graduated high school. It was like I had to prove to my friends and my girlfriend that I was straight by being amazing in bed. If girls thought I was good in bed, people wouldn’t think I was gay.
A lot of guys go through the very same thing.
Yeah, but I still find girls beautiful. And sex with a girl can still feel good. How could it not? I mean, even though I was just performing during my straight scene, a warm pussy is a warm pussy. It feels good!
I’ve read some of the comments online where people have complained about you “selling out” by having sex with a girl. Or, some people have gotten it all wrong and assumed you were actually straight and just another gay-for-pay porn star. How do you deal with criticism? Were you prepared for it?
Some of it cracks me up, like with the straight scene especially. It’s like, it’s just a performance, guys. Neil Patrick Harris is gay and he’s played plenty of straight roles, but do gay people attack him? Gays can be pretty vicious and unforgiving to each other, and they’ll find the smallest things and try to use them to destroy you! Like, some people don’t like my tattoos? Fine! Don’t watch me. Don’t look at my tattoos.
And it’s the same for all online commenting, whether someone is commenting about a porn star or a movie star. It’s somehow really gratifying for someone to be this anonymous monster and say these hateful things about someone they don’t even know.
Do I let it ruin my day though? No. I can’t let that sort of thing ruin my day. I’m the only one who can make things good and positive for myself. I’m the one who decides what kind of day I’m going to have.
You seem well equipped to deal with what happens when you become a porn star. Do you think the term “porn star” is tossed around too much though?
Yes! When people are just coming up in the business and call themselves porn stars, it’s like, no. No. You’re somebody who does porn. You’re not a porn star. I, right now, am somebody who does porn.
As a performer today, you almost have to share your entire personal life online. Do you feel obligated to communicate with fans through social media? Would you be doing it anyways if you weren’t someone in the public eye?
I would be doing it anyways, the tweeting and the posting of pics, as it gives people an opportunity to meet me. If it wasn’t for porn fans I obviously wouldn’t be here. I like to show people what I’m doing, where I’m going, where I’m hanging out with friends, and all the costumes I make when I dance. I want people to see my artistic side and know who I really am. I don’t want to just be like, “Here’s this scene I did, here’s this scene I did, here’s this naked pic of me, here’s this guy I fucked, here I am shooting a scene.”
What performers did you watch before you got into the business yourself?
I was and still am a big fan of Phenix Saint and Sebastian Young–any guys with tattoos really. They’re like my visual g-spot. At the same time I’m way into the Bel Ami boys; I can’t get over how hot they are. And, Rod Daily! I screamed when I found out I was going to be working with him.
Do you have a boyfriend?
No. Sadly, I’m single.
I’ve been single for two years, but every time I go on a trip I end up meeting someone. It’s like, can’t there be someone here in Sacramento? Then again, I feel like being single and just having sex in porn is safer and easier than having sex in my personal life. Everything’s in a controlled environment and everyone plays safe.
So, you prefer sex without a relationship?
No, no. Work is work and I love what I do. But, in my personal life, I’m not one to go out and just fuck somebody. If somebody wants to fuck me, then I want some form of commitment. Sex is easy to get. I don’t want just sex. I want the intensity that comes with a commitment. I want more.
Mason Star’s recent Cocky Boys movie, with Phenix Saint and Jimmy Clay: