Happy New Year, everyone!
This is my best stuff.
It doesn’t have to be your best stuff.
But if you want, you can tell me yours in the comments.
Last year, I went into this-is-good-because-of-this and on and on. This year, just a list. I’ll meet you in the New Year.
These were also the two best concerts of the year for me. Augustines played an acoustic set in Nashville – stripped down and personal and intense. Nina is the best singer of our time, and her albums don’t ever quite capture how powerful her presence is live. If she comes anywhere near to where you live, see her. Her voice is unforgettable.
The first two about spirituality and the paths it takes, echoing out into the world. The third, a crime drama with an amazing script. The fourth, a psychosexual horror movie that scared the shit out of me and made me cry. When does that ever happen? I keep thinking about them all.
Books: (as usual, I didn’t mostly read books that came out this year, so these are the favorites of what I read, not of new releases):
On the list, in order, a book-length poem about lost love; two books about spiritual healing that scramble your mind; a brutal collection of short stories; a hilarious and dark play; a fucked and undeniably entertaining novel about a woman who gets a job as a middle school teacher to seduce kids.
Took the year off from porn to eat donuts, focus on writing, and chill out in Los Angeles. I might do more, I might not. On the one hand: filmed gay sex with insanely hot guys. On the other hand: donuts.
My scene with Connor Maguire came out in January of 2014. I can’t believe that fuck in the woods is a year old now. Aaaw.
I now have a boyfriend, which looks crazy written down like this, but feels awesome.
I went to Mexico for the first time. It was awesome.
I was elected as Vice President of the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) in the summer. I help improve the health, happiness, and quality of life for adult performers (gay, straight, queer, etc) currently working in the industry.
My essay, “What I Want To Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars” was the cover story for the Stranger and became, like, a thing.
I appeared in the storytelling show, Risk!, for a second time, sharing the stage with Nicole Byer, among others. I talked about having sex with a straight dude in the Amherst Brewing Company bathroom when I was in college. So, you know: general interest story. That story is featured on the Risk! podcast, in an episode featuring Aubrey O’Day. Yes, that Aubrey O’Day.
Farewell, 2014. So much coming up. Can’t wait.