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Lukas is a beautiful young man --- a mix of a
Caucasian and Native American mother, and
African American father. His unblemished skin
is the color of rich maple syrup darkened further on
exposure to sun
His eyes are a stunning green against bronze skin
providing a gateway to a charming, intelligently
funny, quick-witted mind ready to delve into any
subject that arises. Lukas, whose porn name is Lucas
Gabriel, stands tall, slender and straight casually
attired. His is one of those presences that cause eyes
to turn and follow.
Lukas, 22, grew up one of four boys in London,
Ohio. By eight years old he knew he was gay when
he took a dare to kiss a boy at school. The kissed boy
was startled, almost as much as Lukas was pleased.
The kissed boy went home to alert Mom who alerted
the school who alerted Lukas' Mom, who ignored the
incident for what it appeared a childhood prank.
He became sexually active in his early teens after
his parents divorced and a move from sleepy London
to live with his father in the big city of Columbus.
A self-kept journal served as Lukas' outlet in the
absence of a deep paternal or fraternal relationship.
It also served as his outing, when at 14, a big brother
found the journal and shared it with the family.
Dad was accepting. Mom severely scolded him.
For punishment she made Lukas read the bible. In
addition she grounded him for the entire summer ---
or until he was no longer gay. His grounding ended
when she kicked him out of the house at 15. Lukas
lived in a group home for one year until extended
family rescued him.
It was after that that he lost his virginity on his
sweet 16 birthday to a football player on the high
school football field after the homecoming game.
High school yielded good grades and found him
living with an uncle and aunt. They cared enough to
keep him focused and prepare him for his stint at the
Ohio State University where he recently completed
his third year studying architecture. Those three
years have saddled him with $53,000 of student debt.
While still in high school Lukas was contacted by
Tom exploring his interest in doing risqué modeling.
They spent three years periodically chatting about
modeling prior to Lukas finally making his decision.
With just a year more to go he left OSU accepting
Tom's airline ticket and offer of housing, eventually
planning to enroll in a Florida university to finish his
In Ohio he had a less than supportive family so
giving up his life there for Florida came easily to
Lukas. Without regret he would do the same thing
The commitment to his decision, and his continuing
comfort with it, arises from the support he has
received from Tom, as well as, his other housemates.
It also helped that he was able achieve his goals very
One customer has been particularly valuable in
helping him get on his feet in his newly chosen home.
Lukas believes his initial success, and his ongoing
escort business focus is unique. His personalized
approach minimizes physical sex to the benefit of
personal services. He believes it's his willingness to
engage customers on an intellectual and emotional
level that sets him apart. With a knowing grin he
suggests his morality gets in the way but won't doom
Focusing on escorting has worked well for him
though he is OK with acting in porn shoots. Lukas
prefers escorting to filming. Filming is chaotic, time
consuming, lots of down time and waiting, and doesn't
pay particularly well. Film has the added liability of
remaining forever, while escorting is generally with
people on the down low who don't want to be known.
It's easy to see Lukas as a businessman. He plans
on escorting and doing some porn shoots for four
months before getting a mainstream job. The plan
includes keeping his best one or two customers even
with that job.
Lukas wants a life partner. But he knows it will be
difficult to impossible to achieve that goal while he
continues to escort. So that mainstream job becomes
a critical part of his life plan.
Several months have passed since my initial
interview with Lukas. I recently had the pleasure of
meeting him again.
He was proud to announce his plans are on track,
he no longer performs in gay porn shoots, has two
regular escort customers, and recently started a full
time job in the tourism industry.
MEET LUCAS GABRIEL --- PORN ACTOR
THE SECRET LIFE OF SMALL TIME PORN
Part 3 of columnist Ric Reily’s ﬁrst person series
on the porn industry
Story by Ric Reily, with
Jonathan R. Nicholes
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