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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Steve Grand's radio interview with Kiss 92.5 Toronto

Interview with Roz and Mocha

Steve did this interview the same day he did the GMA interview, on July 11th.

Since I just can not figure out how to get any other comments to post to the KiSS 92.5 website for their article on the radio interview, I thought I might try posting shorter comments.  That's didn't work either.  However at least I'm posting them here:

Okay, Sunday morning’s first comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

We know that there is a market for men who are straight who do gay porn.  Sometimes this porn is referred to as straight acting gay porn, paralleling the idea of the Classified Ads category of straight
acting gay male looking for straight acting gay male.  The term gay-for-pay can pertain to some of the actors doing this work.  How does this relate to AAB? 

Wiki: In the gay pornography industry, which uses amateurs as well as professional actors, the term gay-for-pay[5] refers to actors labeled or believed to be straight but who engage in same-sex activities and/or intercourse for money. Some actors who are actually gay or bisexual will be marketed as straight to appeal to the "allure of the unattainable", because straight men (or those newly coming out) are virgins to sex with other men, and "as in most gay male settings, the young, the muscular, and the unfamiliar are more sought."[6][dubious ]. 

Okay, Sunday morning’s second comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

The Wiki site for gay-for-pay also says: Wiki: Some straight actors[who?] have started acting in gay porn only to be accused[by whom?] of being gay while others' first step was to strictly do solo scenes.[5] The higher pay scale and profile within a production often leads to group scenes where a straight actor only "tops". Many times a "top" actor will then be sought as a bottom and the debut is often treated as a notable event or even its own release.[10] 

Do you think this is what Steve was referring to when he referred to Nick as straight?  Nick goes by Taylor when doing porn or cam work, for instance with Fratmen.TV, FratmenSucks, usacamguys.  Nick is promoting the AAB video through Gayhoopla. 

Okay, Sunday morning’s third comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

Why did Steve have Nickolas Alan portray his straight male unrequited love interest in AAB?  Is it because Nick is actually straight?  Or, is the point of the video that the new All-American Boy, in Steve’s mind, is a straight, or straight acting, male who is comfortable doing oral sex in gay porn?  Is that why Steve needed to be sure they did multiple takes of the kiss scene in the lake, to be sure Nick didn't look repulsed by Steve’s kiss?  Do you think it was actually hard for Nick not to look repulsed being kissed by a gay man – when he kisses men and does oral sex with men, who might also be straight?   

Okay, Sunday morning’s forth comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

Do you think that Roz and Mocha got the idea from their interview with Steve, that Nick Alan is a straight guy?  Or just that he can portray one?  That Steve wanted his audience to think he was talking about unrequited love for a straight man?  Or for a gay porn actor, portraying the role of a supposedly straight guy.  Would there be a difference in being excited that you weren’t rebuffed for your kiss with a straight acting gay-for-pay guy who might actually just be gay himself, compared to not being rebuffed for your kiss with a fellow country straight male friend?   

Oh, yeah, it was important for Steve to clarify that when he means, country, that only refers to the idea that country music tells a story.  So, what is the story that Steve has longed to tell for so long?  Is it as simple as that we all can relate to feeling unrequited love for someone at some time in our lives?   

Okay, Sunday morning’s fifth comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

How honest do you think Steve is being?  I hadn’t listened to this radio interview before now, even though it came out 10 days ago now (on July 11th).  What concerns me is that Steve doesn’t correct Roz when he says “Your straight buddy, obviously with a girlfriend,” and “They’re still buddies at the end, right?”   Maybe Steve only intended people to think that Nick’s character was likely a straight man in this video.  He does end up dancing with a different girl after they returned to the bonfire party.  And he isn’t shown actually kissing either girl…  And it’s Nick’s character who takes the initiative to go skinny dipping.   

Okay, Sunday morning’s sixth comment for the kiss92.5 radio interview:

How does Steve’s story actually tie in with his story of when he was 13 and was attracted relationally and emotionally to an older teen counselor at a Scout camp?  Is Steve mixing both stories to be able to better market his music?  What does the general public think when they see the video.  Do they think Nick’s character is a straight guy?  Why did Steve have a gay porn actor portray a supposedly straight male friend he feels unrequited love for?  Whether Nick says he is straight, bisexual, gay, or still in flux… is still not clear.

History of trying to post comments to the KiSS website:
*** My short comment asking if I'm doing something wrong in how I am posting the comment also bounced, and yet a bit later, a message came on the screen saying they thought they detected a duplicate already posted by me.  Now that short comment shows up.  But my longer comment that I am trying to post bounced again, even after I took out the first line, thinking that is why it thought this one was a duplicate. What a journey.  I try again.  My comment is still there in the comment box.  I submit it again.  I again get, "Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!"  And this is with removing the first line, wondering if my first comment bounced because I had included hot links.  Now the Kiss website screen is just blank.  Trying again.  Chose Login with Facebook account.  Get again, "Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!"  Well, if I have where is it?  Most amazing.....  So, I'm not getting bounced just based on my name.  Nothing is working.  I'll have to call them on Monday. 

** Well, my comment bounced for the second time.
*Well, looks like my comment is already missing at this site at 11:16pm.  I had also filled out their 'contact us' form asking Kiss 95.2 Toronto, to please read my comment highlighting my concern that Steve had been deceptive in the interview.  I'm never sure if I have done something wrong with how I posted a comment, that it might be my fault that I don't see it there.  Good that I have the station's phone number.  I'll call them on Monday.  Sure glad I learned to copy and paste here all of my comments before they get lost or removed.  Hummm, maybe they rejected my comment because of the hot links in it.  But I thought people wanted proof of the reasoning behind a concern.  So, I rewrote the comment and reposted it at 3:30am.  I'll show the second comment first, here, with the original one below it.  
My second comment:

Maybe my first comment bounced because I included the actual hot links.  Here goes again. 

There is a need to throw some cold water on Steve. 

I hadn’t listened to this radio interview before now.  What concerns me is that Steve doesn’t correct Roz when he says “your straight buddy, obviously with a girlfriend,” when this is not the reason Steve selected Nicholas Alan, a gay porn actor, to do the part of a likely straight man in this video.  “They’re still buddies at the end, right,” Roz goes on to state about the portrayal in the video.  

Steve first talks about that most of his life no one paid any attention to him.  “Telling this story, getting this message out there,” Steve says is what is most important.  But what is this message in reality?  Is it acting out a childhood story as adult men, or is it about their actual lives?    

Roz says again, “The straight guy who has the girlfriend.”  And again, Steve doesn’t correct him.  But he does correct him about it only being a country song in that it tells a story – like other genres don’t also tell a story….?  “First blatantly gay country song,” Roz says again.   

Steve wants to emphasize that “It is a story about unrequited love, and I’m the gay one and Nick who plays the All-American Boy is straight.”  Does Steve mean that Nick Alan is acting out a straight man role in the video?  Or, is he referring to Nick in his own life?  “He (meaning Nick) can’t be repulsed,” Steve continues, making the point of what he wants Nick’s portrayal of the straight man to communicate right after the kiss.  Come on..., a guy, who uses the stage name of Taylor, who sucks other guys’ dicks at FratmenSucks has to act like he is not repulsed from a kiss from a gay man?   

Really…….?  Are you serious here, Steve?   

“You could be a straight confident heterosexual man and not be threatened by gay people,” Steve continues, is his point. Then why chose Nicholas Alan to be the actor for this role?  Steve then says the one thing he will hold back on being honest and open about is to answer whether he is single right now as a gay man.  Steve scoots around the subject of the question, when they are asking him, that if he did have a partner, if that partner was okay with Steve kissing Nick over and over until they got the take just right.  How can Steve justify continuing to deceive Roz and Mocha and their producer?  Does Steve consider Nick a straight man, who just does gay-for-pay porn?  Is this why Steve has Nick portraying a probable straight man in his video? 

The producer is then asking Steve a question in regards to his own gay partner liking Steve so much.  They want him to claim the name of ‘America’s gay hot cowboy.’  What about Nick (Taylor)?  Who, by this date is now using AAB to promote his work with usacamguys?    Steve can be honest about his underwear modeling but not about Nick….?    

They bring up that he will get some hate comments, and ask him if he has been reading through any of the comments.  He basically avoids that answer, and says the support has been mind-blowing.  I have found that approximately 95% of the people commenting about Steve’s video, are thinking he is serious that Nick Alan is straight.  Steve goes on to say people are praising every aspect of the video.  Sure, because he hasn’t been honest about a very key part of it.  He selected the man portraying the likely straight guy in the video to be a man who is a gay porn actor.     

I hope my comments are not viewed as hateful.  They are asking Steve to be completely honest?  Asking Steve if he thinks he is deceiving all these people who have been so supportive of him?  Hummmmm, and I really liked the video and the song……   

If you want to check out my references to support these comments, go to: http://ethnologystudy.blogspot.com/


The first comment:
posted there at 9:50pm July 20th. 

There is a need to throw some cold water on Steve: 

I hadn’t listened to this radio interview before. 

Even in this interview, Steve doesn’t correct Roz when he says ‘your straight buddy, obviously with a girlfriend,’ when this is not the reason Steve  selected Nicholas Alan, a gay porn actor, to do the part of a likely straight man in this video.  ‘They’re still buddies at the end, right,’ Roz goes on to claim about the portrayal in the video.   

Steve first talks about that most of his life no one paid any attention to him.  ‘Telling this story, getting this message out there’, Steve says is what is most important.  But what is this message in reality?  It's only acting?   

Roz says again, ‘The straight guy who has the girlfriend.’  And again, Steve doesn’t correct him.  But he corrects him about it only being a country song in that it tells a story – like other genres don’t also tell a story….?  ‘First blatantly gay country song,’ Roz says again.   

Steve only wants to emphasize that ‘It is a story about unrequited love, and I’m the gay one and Nick who plays the All-American Boy is straight.’  Steve says this when he knows Nick is not straight.  He is only having Nick portray a possibly straight man.  ‘He (meaning Nick) can’t be repulsed.’  Come on..., a guy who sucks other guys dicks at FratmenSucks has to act like he is not repulsed.   

Really…….?  Are you serious here, Steve?   

‘You could be a straight confident heterosexual man and not be threatened by gay people,’ Steve says, is his point. Then why chose Nicholas Alan, who's stage name is Taylor when he does gay porn, to be the actor for this role?  Steve then says the one thing he will hold back on being honest and open about is to answer whether he is single as a gay man.  Notice how Steve scoots around the fact that he has selected Nick to portray this role, when they are asking him, if he did have a partner, if the partner was okay with Steve kissing Nick over and over until they got the take just right.  How can Steve justify continuing to deceive even these radio interviewers?   

So, their producer is now asking Steve a question in regards to his own gay partner liking Steve so much.  They want him to claim the name of ‘America’s gay hot cowboy.’  What about Nick (Taylor)?  Who is now using AAB to promote his work with usacamguys?  Steve can be honest about his underwear modeling but not about Nick….?   

They bring up that he will get some hate comments, and ask him if he has been reading through any of the comments.  He basically avoids that answer, and just says the support has been mind-blowing.  What, with approximately 95% of the people commenting thinking he is serious that Nick Alan is straight.  Steve goes on to say people are praising every aspect of the video.  Sure, because he hasn’t been honest about a very key part of it.  He had to have the guy portraying the likely straight guy in the video actually be a gay porn actor.     

So, do you think my comments here are hate comments?  Or are they comments asking Steve to actually be honest?  Are my comments asking him if he thinks he is deceiving all these people who have been so supportive of him?  Hummmmm, and I really liked the video and the song……   

If you want to check out my references, go to my blog site.

 

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