IT IS NOT SO STRANGE THAT DEAN MONROE IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PLAYERS IN THE GAY ADULT INDUSTRY. JUST LOOK AT THE GUY. 5 FEET, 11 INCHES (180 CM) AT 165 LBS (75 KG). STRONG MASCULINE MEDITERRANEAN FEATURES AND A DARK LOOK IN HIS EYES THAT ALWAYS SEEM TO DARE YOU. TEMPT YOU. AND OF COURSE IN POSSESSION OF ALL THE RIGHT ASSETS TO MAKE IT BIG IN HIS WORK. NO WONDER DEAN CAN LOOK BACK UPON A CAREER OF 12 YEARS THAT WAS A SUCCESS THE MOMENT HE SET HIS FIRST STEP IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. IN 2006 HE STARTED HIS OWN BLOG THAT HAS GENERATED 1,500,000 VISITORS UP TO TODAY. ALWAYS WILLING TO SATISFY HIS LARGE FANBASE, DEAN STARTED HIS OWN PERSONAL BLOG IN 2006 WHICH IMMENSE POPULARITY EVENTUALLY HAS LED TO THE CREATION OF A VERY SPECIAL BOOK. WELCOME TO DEAN MONROE’S WORLD.
Dean, welcome back. In 2007 ago we introduced you to our readers, the few who didn’t know you yet, being a man who radiates sexuality and sensuality and someone to watch out for. Now, 5 years later, you proofed us right. How has your life been over the past 5 years.
Dean: Busy. I've been shooting more porn than ever before. Exciting. I've been shooting more and more artistic material and doing more personal appearances and events. And challenging. I'm starting to work on and create projects that I've been dreaming of doing for many years. So yes its been an upward curve of success.
Even though there are names in the porn business that for many come easier to mind, you are extremely popular. You have one of the largest fan bases in the industry and have starred in some very popular films. Would you call yourself iconic?
Dean: I've always worked hard at what I do and enjoy every minute of it. I hope that comes through in my performances. I take this work very seriously and appreciate all the fan's support. Iconic is a really heavy word to use. I just always wanted to stand out from the rest of the pack and would love to be remember in the industry as a passionate performer and model.
What is it you like most about your career in the gay adult industry?
Dean: The porn industry has allowed me to be able to express myself artistically in many ways. Through film, photography and music. I've been able to travel a lot and of course have sex with some incredible men.
Besides film and modeling, you are also active in music? Can you tell us a bit more about that?
Dean: Well if you remember I released a single in 2008 "Closer to You", which was just an experiment for me to see if I could write , produce and perform. I was overwhelmed by the response of people who knew me as a porn actor but also those who just heard the song and fell in love with it without realizing who i was. Also in 2010 I did a 5 week run in the stage musical Naked Boys Singing in London. That was one of the most exciting experiences for me to perform in front of a theatre crowd. Music has always been a huge part of my life and I wont rule out any more projects in the future.
Let’s talk about your blog Dean. In 2006 you launched Dean Monroe’s World and you have been able to feed it with both professional and personal stories, which is quite unique. How do you experience writing your blog and how do your fans react to it?
Dean: I use my blog as a way to communicate to my fans and anyone else who is interested. I post on it like a journal so sometimes it's porn related and sometimes it's travel, modeling, or just personal experiences. The hits keep increasing day by day. I believe now I get about 2000 hits a day on average and I'm always surprised at how seriously some fans follow it. I write what's on my mind and always enjoy going back to read people's comments, positive or negative.
Let’s move to your latest adventure Dean. A book. And not just a book but a book that is probably the most revealing and personal book released by a porn actor to date. What is it about?
Dean: The book is really an evolution of the blog. Its a collection of photographs from my childhood to the present day with my own commentary and story telling. Its set in chronological order so it covers every aspect of my life to date. Im really excited about sharing it with everyone. I put a lot of effort into it and it contains things I've never shared with anyone before.
Not only is Dean Monroe’s World a visual culmination of your career, it goes much further back and reveals a Dean Monroe in a most personal and intimate way. What made you decide to share your personal life to that degree with the rest of the world?
Dean: I wanted people to know my background and the events and experiences that led my to this point in my life. Porn is still frowned upon as a degrading seedy business so with this book I want to show all the positive aspects of it in a beautiful artistic way and show that a porn actor's life is not just about sex in front of a camera.
Was it difficult to put it all together? How long did it take you?
Dean: It was incredibly challenging sifting through thousands of images, deciding how to lay the book out. Which events and points in my life to share an also to have a good balance of porn material, artistic photography, text, and private material. And all this in just 160 pages. I think I worked on it for 2 months before it was sent for approval and printing.
Besides photos, will there be anekdotes and stories in your book that makes us get to know you more intimate? We know for example of your encounter with Madonna years ago, and a rumoured love affair with a celebrity actor. Will there be some revealing stories?
Dean: I think some of the images in the book will really surprise people. Also I write about some very personal feelings and emotions I went through over the years, and there are a few confessions and a revelation right at the end of the book.
Why should one purchase your book? What is the message you want to give with it?
Dean: I want anyone buying my book to take a way a very important, interesting and revealing part of my life, an art piece, an exclusive look into the gay porn world and a story of a guy who has managed to use the sex industry as a positive and successful tool.
How do you see your career evolve from here Dean?
Dean: I know porn will always be a huge part of my life. I still see myself involved in it whether its behind the camera in a more creative way. The porn industry is evolving constantly at a past pace and I want to be the first to try and find new ways to bring sex to the consumer in new and exciting ways. I want to release some more music material once the book is released so watch and listen to this space. –BM-
Dean Monroe’s World – A Collection of Photographs 1972 – 2012 will be available for purchase as of April 21 on Blurb Bookstore and through direct links on Dean Monroe’s blog.
Photography (in order of appearance) by Paul Define (cover) | personal archive | Anton Z Risan | Anton Z Risan | UK Naked Men | Anton Z Risan | Anton Z Risan | Magic Mask Pictures | Raging Stallion.
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