Cody Cummings knows what you think of him. Half of you lust over his chiseled body and fat cock and can't wait for his next video. The other half of you despise him as the epitome of gay-for-pay and find his personal limits with men boring, arrogant, or downright insulting. We read both sides in the QComments and so does Cody. He spoke with our QColumnist, Steve Prince, at the 2008 Cybersocket Awards:
He stood sipping a beer with a small group around him, literally looking like he'd just walked out of a UCLA frat house. I know he's not for everyone, but his look is so All-American and I just think he's a hunk.
Again, I introduced myself.
"Oh, I know QueerClick," he said. "You're the site that's always dogging me." This last part he said with a smile almost as if joking; yet I heard a hint of truth.
"Sugar," I said, (yes, I called Cody Cummings "sugar"), "I never dogged on you. Now my readers might have, but that's their opinion."
Truthfully, I wanted to say, "if you'd just take it up the ass and get it over with, you'd have so many fans beating off to you that it'd create enough electricity to power a small island for a week."
Steve has a point... if Cody went a little further with men, his haters might turn into his biggest fans and he might turn into a very wealthy man—so why the hesitation? We caught up with him last week to talk with him about his personal limits, his love of Tommy D, the difference between shooting gay, bi, and straight sex scenes, and how he feels about all his haters.
QC: How and why did you decide to start CodyCummings.com?
CODY: CodyCummings was started because some great people believed in me. I had done a couple scenes with a girlfriend, then found FCF. They were the ones that thought about it originally. But I was flattered and excited.
QC: What's been the most difficult and most gratifying thing about doing porn (besides the money)?
CODY: The most difficult thing about being in porn would have to be trying to maintain a relationship. There are so many x-factors and temptations to resist everyday. And my personal weakness is some "strange" (pussy I've never fucked). The most gratifying would be the way that it has opened my eyes. The sex, the great people, and I had never been so safe 'til I was in porn.
QC: Despite your videos with men, you identify as straight. You've also mentioned that many other "straight" and "gay-for-pay" actors are really gay. Why bother with such labels, when your on camera work speaks clearly for itself? Doesn't the label risk alienating gay fans or does it serve another purpose?
CODY: K, I've been misquoted over and over on this. I did not say that these guys were gay. People really seem to be offended by the fact that I only do some things with guys. And because of it, I'm either lying, it's a marketing scheme, I'm really gay and just in the closet, or just an asshole. (laughs) When I allow a guy to give me head or do anything to me, I really am going out of my box—every time. I haven't labelled anyone; I hate labels. It's just people can't get over the question: "Why don't you do more with the guys? There has to be something behind it." Everyone seems to know the answer. But why can't it just be? I'm a straight, confident guy that will let a guy give him head—and I'm ok with it. No labels here and I think my FANS can see that.
QC: You've said that your favorite gay porn star is Tommy D. What do you like about him?
CODY: Tommy D is my fave because he is my friend. He is an amazing guy. He did my first scene with me—that's huge. He really puts it down too. Tommy can Fuck—he always makes 'em cum. And we share a lot in life.
QC: Since you have both male and female fans, do you approach your gay or straight scenes differently?
CODY: Yes, I approach them different. I always am thankful and kind, but I like to hump girls. I know that sounds horrible but... Yeah, if you're a hot fan, I'd probably want to fuck you. (smiles)
QC: Even though you've done more with a guy than most of our straight friends would be comfortable with, you still get a lot of flack for not doing more with the men in your videos. Do the negative comments ever get to you?
CODY: I try not to let the haters get to me, but I'm human and some seem to find their way in a little. I'll think about it here and there, but I know the world is filled with haters—it's all motivation in the end.
QC: Though you've acknowledged that you enjoy getting head from a gay guy, you've also said you're more likely to put on a strap-on then ever blow a guy yourself. We understand setting personal limits, but what would it take for you to loosen this rule? We're sure tons of prospective subscribers and fans would gladly repay you for your adventurousness!
CODY: When it comes to me pushing my limits I have to be really comfortable. It takes a special person and I haven't worked with her in awhile. But in comfort like that, I might do anything.
More about Cody's off-camera sex life, the secret behind his neck tattoo, and the one thing he'd change about the porn industry... after the jump!
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