Behind The Porn: Ryan Rose

Ryan RoseFamous for his movie star of a bygone era good looks, chiselled physique and oozing on-screen sex appeal, there’s more to Ryan Rose than meets the eye.

This is the second instalment of the ‘Behind The Porn’ series. In it, I aim to discover a different side to some of the world’s most popular gay porn stars. What I’m hoping to achieve in these articles is to get a small sense of what these guys are really like.

Given the nature of their work, they’re obviously hyper sexualised and idolised by millions. But the stuff that interests me in life the most is the little, weird, quirky, strange stuff. It’s often in the seemingly mundane things that we can get a clear glimpse of insight into who a person really is.

So I began by doing some research about Ryan. I learnt he’s originally from Chicago. That he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in Iraq. And that upon returning from serving, he took a job in residential construction in Florida.

He then obviously somehow made it into the world of gay porn, starting sometime around 2013. He’s worked for a number of studios and his career has clearly gone from strength to strength. He’s now one of the most recognised names, faces and body in the industry with millions of fans all over the world.


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One point I would like to address is that in the course of my research, I did come across some stories detailing aspects of Ryan’s personal life. You can Google this for yourself to see what I’m referring to. I didn’t bring any of these stories, or even any super personal questions, up with Ryan.

There are a few reasons for this. The main reason being that this is an article for his fans and followers, not for the haters. It seems that we live in a celebrity culture where we love to see people succeed, but not nearly as much as we love to see them fall, think the Britney circus of 2007.

The other main reason is that even though he’s a public figure, I personally believe in his right to privacy and I respect that. I myself am a hugely private person. I’m not on social media, I don’t take selfies, in fact I don’t share any aspect of my personal life online. I have no issue with those who do (i.e. pretty much everyone in the world), but this appreciation of privacy in my own life extends to my approach to this – and every – interview I do on the blog.

That said, my focus is on asking a few interesting and original questions in the hope of gaining a glimmer of a genuine insight into Ryan. Check out our chat below:

Little Gay Blog – Thanks for your time Ryan. How are you and where are you in the world at the moment?

Ryan – Thank you for the consideration. I’m doing well and currently in my winter residence in Florida.

Do you enjoy travelling and is there a place that really stands out for you, that you could see yourself living in?

I do enjoy traveling, more so when it’s not work related, but if it is work related I prefer traveling with a companion. One place that has always stood out to me is San Diego. I have lived there in two separate occasions and I love it.


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In your everyday life, when you get recognised, what sort of interaction do you have with your fans?

When I get recognised by my fans, I’m always a little surprised. I mean, I’m a porn star not John Travolta. But with that said, I always take time to chat them up a bit and take a quick picture.

You have fans all over the world. What is one thing about you that your fans don’t know about that might surprise them?

One thing my fans around the world might not know about is that recently I started collecting art. I collect Yaacov Agam, Tim Yanke, and Michael Cheval.

How do you find a balance between being a public figure and maintaining a healthy private life? How do you manage to keep yourself grounded and focused on the things that matter to you?

I find my balance between being a public figure and my private life with help from my family and close friends. They always let me know when I’m being “too Ryan”.

I also use my family and friends to keep me grounded. When my head starts to become to big and overinflated I can always depend on them to put a stop to it and pop it. They seem to be really good at that and some seem to get a kick out of it.


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2016 is coming to an end. How will you look back on the year, and what lessons have you learnt this year?

Good question. I have learnt so much this year. As I reflect on 2016, I see myself taking everything way too serious. I need to let things go and not let the little things get to me. I make porn, I’m not curing cancer.

Also as of recently, I have been looking a lot to what’s next. To be honest I have no idea and it scares the hell out of me.

What sort of music and movies do you like?

I like all types of music. There is a time and place for them all. As for movies I really enjoy a well written film with a great story and lesson to be learned.

What do you like to do in your downtime to unwind?

Nothing! I love staying at home, working out, and catching up with friends and on my TV shows.

What’s the last tv show you binge watched?

I just caught up on Westworld and The Real O’Neil’s.

And lastly, where would you like to be in 5 years time?

In five years I see myself long gone. I would like to end my career in porn still on top of the industry not drawn out and faded like some of my pervious colleagues.

In five years I would hope to have ridden off into the sunset, happy and satisfied with all that I have accomplished. By then I would hope to have started the next chapter in my life.


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