Steven Daigle: The Atlanta Interview
On Saturday, October 9th, former ‘Big Brother‘ contestant and now gay porn star, Steven Daigle, will appear at Brushtrokes from 4 to 5 p.m. to sign autographs. He’ll also make an appearance at the W Atlanta Midtown on Thursday, October 7th.
Steven Daigle’s appearance was arranged by Atlanta resident (and fellow gay porn star), Jason Sparks as part of Mary Edith Pitts’ Birthday Fundraiser. It is not connected to Pride in any way (Daigle’s appearance over Pride weekend is purely coincidental).
That said, we sat down with Steven Daigle to talk about fitting in as a gay cowboy, his time on Big Brother, and working with Chi Chi LaRue…
When did you first start doing rodeos?
I got on my first bull when I was 21. I had always been fascinated with bull riding and found a friend that took me to a practice bull riding and I was addicted. At the time, I didn’t know I was gay, but I knew that I was attracted to cowboys. I just wasn’t sure why. Later, I realized it was not only a sexual attraction but also a love for the culture, tradition and lifestyle that goes along with it.
How hard was it to fit in as a gay cowboy?
For the first few years of my rodeo career, I wasn’t out (or even sure what being gay meant.) So it was no big deal. Later in life, after coming out, I found gay rodeo and I fit right in and was actually very successful at it.
Have you ever been to Atlanta before?
I have been to ATL a few times in the past, and I’m not afraid to say my favorite place to visit while in town is Swinging Richards. I will be there this week for sure!
I hear you’re on this season of?
Yeah, I was a backup dancer forat the White Party when she performed Tardy for the Party. Chi Chi LaRue introduced her. The episode airs on October 18th.
When did you first start thinking about doing gay porn?
After meeting Chi Chi LaRue. I was a special guest at a porn star party in San Francisco over Folsom weekend. That’s when I realized they are just a bunch of really nice guys with amazing bodies and bigger-than-average dicks. Chi Chi kinda hinted at me doing it and the party was the catalyst that set it all in motion.
Were you a fan of porn before you were in it?
I loved porn. Watched it all the time, even while having sex with boyfriends.
Was doing porn what you thought it would be like?
Making porn ruined me forever. Much like watching reality TV is for me now, so is porn. I can’t just watch it for what it is, I analyze every aspect of what went into making it. Making porn is very sterile, uncomfortable and non-sexual, no matter how hot and erotic the final product may look.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some amazing scene partners with whom I had amazing chemistry. We would even make out even when the cameras were off! But when the cameras are rolling, you can only concentrate on what your body looks like, where the camera is and staying in character.
Did you share your idea of doing porn with any of your housemates on Big Brother?
I had no clue I would ever do porn while in the Big Brother house.
How supportive have people been from the show?
Everyone from Big Brother loves it. They keep asking for copies, even the girls! I had one woman, from season two, do some B-role on a movie I made for Michael Lucas called ‘Kings of New York.’
How did you get hooked up with Chi Chi LaRue?
Chi Chi is a huge Big Brother fan and attended the wrap party for the show. We met and were in awe of each other, both big fans and we instantly became friends.
What was it like working with her?
The first day was nerve-wracking. I literally was so sick to my stomach I thought I might throw up on my way to the studio. But after getting into the groove with her it was amazing. She has been in the business so long and has an amazing intuition for what no only looks good on camera but also how to make things on set go perfectly.
What was it like working with Erik Rhodes?
A dream come true. He has my favorite foreskin to date…
Same question about Michael Lucas.
It was interesting. He commands a presence and can be a bit intimidating, but he also knows what he wants and he gets it.
You also recently filmed a straight scene?
Yeah, for Jake Cruise’s SG4GE.
Do you still consider yourself a cowboy?
I never refer to myself as a ‘cowboy.’ In my opinion, a real cowboy doesn’t have to label himself, he just is.
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