Friday, May 22, 2009

Matthew Rush

He was voted the Number One Porn Star by Fab Readers! He’s big and golden and pumped up! He’s more than just a guy with a huge dick! He’s Matthew Rush, Superstar!

I was quite excited to interview Rush by phone from his Florida home. Sadly, when the call took place, he was on a tin can speakerphone. He mumbled, and I can’t be sure, but I think he was even on the treadmill at the time. He even had the TV on in the background, playing Mama’s Family or some such noisy sitcom. I could barely hear a word that he was saying. I was in a panic. I did not want to interrupt or reschedule the interview. I figured I would just ask questions blindly and hope that I could still transcribe the conversation. A big if.

Rush is promoting Brief Encounters, his first movie for a studio other than Falcon, with whom he once held a “lifetime” contract. His new studio, Pantheon Productions, specializes in daddy porn. Rush may be 36, but if he qualifies as a daddy, then I’m a granddaddy.

For the record, Matthew Rush was born in Ohio. As a young man, he had a choice between becoming a clown or becoming a body builder, so he split the difference and became a porn star. He also branched out, starring in the play Making Porn and appearing in Another Gay Movie. He’s competed as a body builder under his real name, Greg Grove. His muscles have muscles.

We spoke for about ten minutes. I strained to hear what he was saying. I soldiered on. Thankfully, when I played back the tape, I could make out about thirty per cent of what he said. I present to you now a transcript of that thirty per cent.

PB: I don’t know if anyone told you, but Fab readers chose you as their most favorite adult movie star.

MR: No way, really? I’m flattered.

PB: Are you familiar with Toronto?

MR: I love Toronto. I have friends who live there, and I’ve come for a couple of Prides.

PB: What was it like working with Pantheon Productions on Brief Encounters?

MR: It was a little different than what I was used to. Everybody was great, fun to work with. I was conditioned to Falcon’s way of doing things. I was with them for nine years. I shot it with my workout partner Tim Kelly, which was a little weird. It turned out pretty good.

PB: What was Falcon like, overall?

MR: Falcon’s a great company. They treated me like gold.

PB: What do you do when you’re not doing porn?

MR: I’m a personal trainer. I used to compete in bodybuilding competition until about four years ago.

PB: Do you think you’ll keep doing porn?

MR: I would like to move to behind the camera. I directed a video for Falcon and for Manhunt. I’d like to be able to do more of that.

PB: How did it all start?

MR: I was living in Columbus, Ohio. I was recruited at a bar by a scout. At the time I had no desire to do it. But then the gym was sold and I was out of a job. So I thought I’d do three or four and then be on my merry way. It didn’t happen that way.

PB: Do you recommend porn as a career?

MR: It’s a lot of hard work, but it can be a good time.

PB: Any last words for all your Toronto fans?

MR: If it weren’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I love you guys. I really do.