The porn star persona of Matthew Rush! Not the actual Matthew Rush, whose actual name is Greg, and who announced his retirement this week on Twitter (of course).
“I’ve told myself when I meet the man of my dreams, “Matthew Rush” dies. I’m sorry but “Matthew” died @ 11:45 PM last night…Hi, I’m Greg,” he wrote earlier this week. And with that, Rush’s 10+ years in gay porn came to an understated close. In 2001, Matthew Rush became Falcon’s first “lifetime exclusive” and was one of the first (if not the first) bi-racial gay porn stars to enjoy such success.
An exotic bodybuilder’s physique juxtaposed with boy-next-door looks, Rush was intimidating yet innocent. He was shy, yet aggressive. He had muscles as hard as steel, but the skin surrounding them looked as soft as velvet. He was a top, and later he was a bottom. His cock was huge, his ass was bigger. Many (myself included) had never had the chance to jerk off to someone who looked like him–especially in a Falcon movie, considering the studio’s penchant for only casting clean cut white boys. Matthew Rush was both everything a gay porn star was supposed to be and like no other gay porn star anyone had ever seen before. He was, to put it simply, a God.
With industry awards for Best Newcomer, Best Versatile, Best Performer, Best Duo, and Wall Of Fame honors, Rush left Falcon in 2009 to work independently for various studios. He also crossed over into several gay indie film projects, including Bruce LaBruce’s L.A. Zombie and Another Gay Movie. Currently, Rush is appearing in the stage production of Making Porn here in San Francisco.
Goodbye forever, Matthew Rush! Or, goodbye until I see you at the gym again with your hot boyfriend who, as your tweet suggests, is indeed hot and worth leaving porn for.