June 22, 2002

Today I was filmed in my first pornographic movie.

I was wrong when I thought my morals would come to rest 20,000 leagues under the sea.

They are clearly on a journey to the center of the earth.

While the cameraman was setting things up, I was lying in bed (naked), chatting with one of the other actors involved. He told me he was from Mississippi.

“Where in Mississippi?” I asked.

“A small town—you’d never have heard of it.”

“Try me,” I said. He refused to tell me.

“I promise you won’t know it,” he said. I insisted.

“Laurel.”

My mouth dropped in awe. “You’re from Laurel, Mississippi? Birthplace of Leontyne Price?”

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Leontyne Price, for those of you who might not know, is in many people’s minds (mine among them) the greatest operatic soprano in living memory. When she made her début at the Metropolitan Opera in 1961, her standing ovation lasted for 42 minutes. When I heard her live for the first time, her singing was so powerful (emotionally, spiritually, physically) that at one point I fell out of my chair and started hyperventilating—even though I was seated a football field’s length away from her. She had just turned 70.

You can imagine what finding this out about my scene partner (well, one of them, in any case) did for my subsequent performance.

I kind of gave new meaning to the phrase, “Look, ma, no hands!”

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10 Responses to Today I was filmed in

  1. Brian says:

    Man….you never cease to amaze me…first an orgy and then a porn movie…and here I am just a simple Southern gent in awe….I could never do porn…I would be too concerned about my hair or something I am sure…

  2. Anonymous says:

    What was the plot of this porn movie?

  3. Glace says:

    Sadly, my first thought was, “Laurel, Mississippi? That’s the birthplace of Lance Bass!” I’ll go kill myself now. ;)

    (Love your blog, btw.) Cheers!

  4. Todd says:

    I’m more interested in the title of the video.

  5. coldfriday says:

    More stories, Daddy! Tell us another!

  6. anon says:

    Wot! No pix?

  7. Androo says:

    So much I learn about you from this cyberdiary… I guess there is truth to “still waters run deep”!

  8. dee says:

    So how do I get my hands on this, er… movie?

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  10. Rich says:

    Laurel is also where Blanche DuBois is from in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” I, too, share your love of the incomparable Miss Price. You might check out youtube for some great interviews and performances of this amazing woman. Her “Libera Mae” from the Verdi “Requiem” is like no other!

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