Apr 02, 2008 | By: Ken Furtado
The Colossus of Rhodes is legendary, and one can't help but wonder if Falcon Exclusive Erik Rhodes' towering stature and broad shoulders inspired his porn name. I've done a lot of interviews that brought surprises in a way that was not exactly good, but I can't remember the last time I did an interview that was such a positive and entertaining surprise as this one with Erik Rhodes. His candor is both fun and refreshing, and it should win him new fans, as well as inspire anyone watching his films to be sure and check out the DVD extras.
Interview conducted August 2007.
Let's begin with personal basics: age, height, weight, cock size, education.
I'm 25, 6-foot-3, 8.5 inches uncut. I don't weigh myself due to my insecurities. I graduated from high school.
Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born on Long Island, NY (don't make fun of me) and I live in Gramercy Park in NYC now.
How did you get your start in the adult industry? What's the first film you made?
I was escorting a lot at the time and still struggling to pay rent so I said fuck it, might as well give it a try. The first film I ever did was called Flesh with Studio 2000.
What made you want to do porn in the first place?
I was poor.
How did you get your porn name?
I asked Studio 2000 to come up with it. My only request was that I didn't want a cliché porn star name like Maxx Diesel (no offence to him) but come on, I don't wanna have to live up to a name like that my whole career.
How did you come to work for Falcon?
A couple members of the crew on Flesh sent me (and Roman Heart) to Falcon. Once there they were very persuasive in getting me to sign on their "Exclusive" dotted line.
Why is your myspace page locked?
Well until just recently I was on probation and I didn't want my probation officer to find out I was a porn star. Two fucking years and he couldn't figure it out. I beat the fucking system, Motherfucker!
What's your personal website?
I have 2 personal sites, www.erikrhodesxxx.com and www.erikrhodes.com.
Do you watch your own films? If so, how does what you see reflect what you actually experienced.
I fast forward through the scenes just to see if they came out decent. I love watching the behind the scenes. I'm totally camera hungry and it always ends up that I make up the majority of any BTS. It's just fun to watch the good times we had while filming. It wasn't until recently when I watched the BTS for The Farmer's Son that I saw what a whore I can look like. LOL. In a review I read for the movie it said that the movie was pretty good but the best part was watching Erik beg to get fucked in the pool in the BTS. I should have made Falcon pay me for that shit.
What was your day job before you began working in the adult industry? What is it now?
I sold shoes for the most part but right before I got my start in porn I was working at a porn store. I don't have a day job now, but I need one so my BF doesn't kill me.
Onscreen you come across as being easygoing and mellow; you seemed the same way onstage at the GayVN Awards in February. Is that an accurate reflection of you as a person?
Mellow? I was drunk as fuck for the awards. But honestly I am pretty mellow and approachable.
When did you start to develop your body? What kind of a diet and exercise regiment do you follow?
At 18, when my girlfriend called me a string bean, it was enough to make me snap and dive headfirst into body obsession. I still have that same insanity now. My body is never good enough and my diet is always changing.
Are you in a relationship? If so, how does being a porn star affect the relationship? If not, is it because of your work in porn?
Yes I have a BF and let me tell you it sucks for your relationship.
Do you have an all-time favorite scene or scene partner?
The two scenes I always reference are from Heaven to Hell with Matthew Rush and The Velvet Mafia with Brent Corrigan. We just had good chemistry and it shows.
Do have plans for after porn? Will you work in adult entertainment in some other capacity? Go back to school? Something else?
Yeah, I don't have much else going on so I have come to the conclusion that porn is gonna be my life. School ... fuck no, I'm dumb as a sack of bricks.