Interview: Blackie Chan, Asian Male Porn Star – Part 1

Posted by: Skye Blue    Tags:  , , , , ,     Posted date:  July 8, 2010  |  7 Comments


July 8, 2010


SKYE BLUE

Back in April the theme was Sex Myths and Pet Peeves and during that month we tackled the myths concerning race and penis size. Never to be outdone, the lovely Elizabeth Rose penned her piece Where Are All the Asian Porn Stars?; in which she lamented the fact that she wasn’t able to find adult films that featured Asian men to add to her extensive and ever growing collection.

Well folks, none of us expected what happened next.

A trio of straight male Asian porn stars (who we would have never discovered in our many and varied Google searches for ‘Asian male porn actors’ ), namely Keni StylesHung Lo and Blackie Chan, answered Elizabeth’s call – proof positive that the age old adage “ask and you shall receive” actually works. And so…

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Mr. Blackie Chan

After watching all the action in the comments from the sidelines, perusing some porn (what?! It was research?) and taking a brief foray into the SLAC discussion forum (I bumped into Zoe and Falco while I was there), I finally got up the nerve to ask Blackie Chan for an interview. To my delight he said yes. So, without further ado, I give you Blackie Chan, a real live and very straight Asian male adult film star…

Blackie Chan is based in Southern California, where he works part-time as an adult film star in the San Fernando Valley area (aka The Great American Porn Belt). He got his start in the adult film industry in December 2009 and since that time he has appeared in six productions. To date his work has been featured on SLAC, a site owned and operated by his friend and fellow adult film star Hung Lo.

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SB: Why did you choose to become an adult film star and was it a tough decision to make?

BC: It did require a lot of thinking, but I knew it was something I wanted to at least try in my life. I’ve always been open minded. Choosing to work in the adult film industry was like an experiment to find out how far I could expand my horizons.

It all started in the internet chat forums. It was there that I first heard about a casting call for a Bukkake shoot. It was open to any man who wanted to participate. That was kind of my initiation, a test to see if I could perform on an actual adult movie set. And I did alright.

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SB: You mentioned in a previous discussion that your family and close friends don’t know about your new career and that you are leading a “double life” so to speak. I imagine this must be difficult for you. Do you think porn has changed the way you relate to the people in your life?

BC: No, I keep my personal life separate from my porn life. I still treat all my friends and family the same way as I always have, with kindness and respect.

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SB: Is hiding such a big part of your life hard on you?

BC:Yeah, I have to carefully balance my work schedule with my porn schedule. Sometimes I will do a scene with a girl and afterwards I have to drive to an important business meeting across town. With L.A. traffic the way it is, I find myself making up some clever excuses for being late.

Sometimes my family or friends might find one of my costumes or props lying around. And they ask a lot of questions. Then I need to make up an excuse for having blank firing pistols, a baseball uniform, fishnet stockings, Viking shield and helmet, etc. It’s not easy hiding something you worked so hard to put together.

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SB: If you have a partner does she know about your new career and is she okay with it?

BC: I’m single right now. But I hope someday my future partner will understand when I explain to her about my past and why I chose this path. Maybe we’ll have a few glasses of wine or vodka before I tell her. (Laughs)

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SB: How do you feel about the lack of Asian representation in the Western/mainstream adult film industry?

BC: I think it’s very insulting and degrading to all the Asian male porn consumers out there. I mean, come on, there is all kinds of porn on the market that caters to every type of fantasy. Bondage porn, S & M, Dominatrix, Fetish, Cuckolding, Food, Black male oriented porn, and even porn that involves barefoot women stomping on insects. But there is almost ZERO straight Asian male porn.

I don’t want to sound PC about it, because the last thing the adult film industry gives a damn about is being politically correct. I’m just saying, that as an Asian-American viewer of porn, I should have more choices than I have right now. Right now my two choices are: 1) Give up and just watch mainstream porn that generally features white males, while trying to pretend that the guy is Asian (which doesn’t work) or 2) shop online for Asian porn that is produced overseas (i.e. Japanese porn). The latter choice means that my dollars will go overseas, instead of being spent here in the U.S.  So, in addition to Asian men being frustrated by the total lack of adult films featuring men who look like them, American dollars and jobs are being lost. It just doesn’t make sense on any level.

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SB: Did your feelings on this issue make you more determined to pursue porn as a career or give you pause?

BC: It did not discourage me. I use it to motivate myself to pursue my career in porn with more passion. When people tell me that I can’t do it, or that I’m not good enough, it only drives me to go after it harder. I think it takes someone with that kind of determination to change things.

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SB: What obstacles did/do you have to overcome in the industry as an Asian male adult film star?

BC: In North America and much of the Western world there’s a perception that Asian males are not sexualor not masculine. I knew coming into the industry that it would be an uphill battle to convince people that I can do the job.

When I meet with producers, they are surprised to see that I don’t fit their image of a stereotypical geeky Asian guy. I speak perfect English, I don’t wear glasses, I’m 5’10” and I weigh 175 lbs. I take good care of my body by working out at the gym regularly, so I can at least look like a performer.

The porn industry is a business, just like any other. They want to make a profit. So if nobody wants to an Asian man in porn, it won’t happen. Lately there are more Asian men being featured in small scenes here and there… (Pauses) so maybe the market is evolving.

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SB: Do you think women in American porn respond to you differently than they do to white, black or latino male porn stars? If so, what do you think accounts for this?

BC: It’s not like dating. The women in porn are very professional. Your leading lady is an actress. It’s her job to perform with you. Even if she isn’t attracted to you, she will act as though you are the best cock she’s ever had. After all, she’s getting paid a lot of money for each scene, and she knows what she needs to do in order to earn it.

If she doesn’t want to have sex with you, she will tell her agent, and her agent will tell you NO. All dealings are done through agents. There have been several porn starlets who declined to do a scene with me, after I emailed their agents my picture. Was it due to the fact that I am Asian? Would she have refused if I was a white, black, latino male porn star? Maybe or maybe not. I will never know the answer for sure. But there are hundreds of beautiful, sexy women to choose from. I don’t get hung up on being rejected. You just hire another girl who will be happy to give an Asian man a try.

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SB: Do you consider yourself a pioneer in the porn industry?

BC: Not really, I’m just an everyday man. I don’t do this for a living, and it doesn’t pay that much anyway. The most I’ve ever earned for a shoot was $75. I have a normal day job to pay the bills. Porn is like my side job, it’s more like volunteer work, and it’s something I enjoy doing that I feel has a purpose. A real pioneer would be the guy who can turn AM porn into something big and mainstream. Right now it’s not there yet.

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SB: Do you know approximately how many Asian male porn stars there are in the western porn industry?

BC: Not sure. I can probably count all of us on one hand. There’s Rick Lee (retired), Tom Dong, who by the way was murdered last month as his studio – may he rest in peace, Mr. “British Invasion” a.k.a. Keni Styles, Hung Lo, and myself. That’s pretty much all that I know of. Yeah, only four of us now that Tom is gone.

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SB: How do you think your presence in the porn industry, as well as that of other Asian male porn stars, will impact the way Asian men are seen in western culture if at all?

BC: I believe positive portrayals of Asian males can change the way we are viewed as men and as sexual beings. Many ideas that originate in porn have a discreet way of seeping into mainstream society.

For instance, take the widespread fetish for women with large breasts. There was a famous porn producer in the 1960′s named Russ Meyer, who had an extreme fixation for big boobs. His DD cup women were prominently featured in all of his movies, which were shown worldwide. Eventually Hollywood adopted this image as a backlash to the bra-burning feminist. And today breast augmentation surgery is common and widely accepted.

Another good example is Black male/ White female porn. Thirty years ago, it was off limits to show a black man engaging in sexual acts with a white woman. These days you can walk into any adult video store and they have an entire section devoted to that type of porn. Recently there was an episode of “Sex and the City” where Miranda becomes obsessed with BM/WF interracial porn. Showing that on SATC is about as mainstream as it gets. I hope someday they’ll be showing Asian men in the same way, as men who are sexually appealing to any woman. Maybe they will show it on “Gossip Girl” or “Desperate Housewives”, and it will be so common place that no one will guess it all started in porn.

Be sure to come back tomorrow when Blackie talks about his first porn shoot, his views on women and sex since becoming an adult film star, and the artistic merit of his work, in Part 2 of our interview.


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7 Comments for Interview: Blackie Chan, Asian Male Porn Star – Part 1

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Falco

This was such an amazing interview! Great Job Skye :)

With the apparent lack of Asian males in the adult industry, I find it crucial that the few who are involved (Keni, Hung Lo, Blackie) voice their opinions. As simple as it is, this interview with Blackie Chan was incredibly inspiring for me. I found it especially admirable that he does this side job as a sort of “volunteer work”. Perhaps I may be wrong but I have a feeling that a lot of these Asian guys in porn aren’t just doing it for the pay, or for pleasure – they’re doing it for the rest of us Asian guys.

Additionally, there’s a common misconception that all pornstars are tacky, unintelligent and vile creatures who live in trailerparks. They are often times compared to prostitutes. However, Blackie Chan is a highly articulate and incredibly nice guy (even on the forums) and he’s not just creating a positive image for Asian men, but all men in porn.

I look forward to your next post :)

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Blackie Chan

Thanks for the compliment Falco,

I’m hoping to complete some video projects I’ve been dreaming of for a long time. Something that nobody has ever tried before. Can’t wait to show you all samples of my work (Don’t worry, no nudity in them). Think storylines, action, and suspense.

No, I’m nothing like a prostitute. I choose what I want the camera to see, I have my own storytelling style, and I don’t do anything I wouldn’t enjoy.

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    Deje Lee

    Hey, Handsome Mr. Chan~~

    i wanna know your twitt adress or facebook ^^

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Elizabeth Rose

Big kudos to you Mr Chan! Great to know you are bringing asian cock into the market for porn. I love having more choice…

If you will excuse the pun – “keep it up!”

Thanks so much for agreeing to the interview and for being so candid with our delightful Skye.

ER x

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Skye Blue

@ Falco – thank you for your comments and praise.

@Blackie – thanks for being such a great interview subject.

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Jackie L

I have been going crazy trying to find porn with straight Asian males! Overjoyed to see someone’s finally leading the way.

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Alan Michael

I am a gay Black male who enjoys watching straight porn. Porn really does need to diversify and include straight males of all racial backgrounds, including Asian Americans. Most of our porn is made in California, a state where millions of Asian Americans live, so there should be no shortage of men to find.

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