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Adult Film Star Explains How And Why He Was In 'Innocence Of Muslims'

TimdaxWatching Innocence of Muslims, the bigoted, insensitive video that sparked anti-American protests in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, some viewers recognized an instantly recognizable actor named Tim Dax from his work in gay adult films.

This had many wondering why Dax would involve himself in such an obviously hateful project. The short answer: the film's directors kept the actors in the dark about the movie's actual message. The longer answer, sent in an email to Joe.My.God, is here, unedited:

i can tell you i auditioned for a movie called Desert Storm that was about Ancient Warriors. My character was called Sampson on the paper with a few lines I got each day upon arriving on set. We never saw a full script or any lines after the day we shot them. Many questions were asked regarding absurdity of lines and situations.

Sam the producer who I believed to be, but not certain as Egyptian. His reply would always to work with what we were given as he wrote the script. The clip that I saw part of today for the first time is questionable as to being my voice. The voice over work is dubious at best. a week and a half of work, 75 bucks a day & lunch. ; ) Can't tell you anymore than that other than I'm am very much NOT anti muslim.

one world one love. Tim.

It makes sense that the directors would keep the script to themselves. Wouldn't want anyone spoiling their intentionally incendiary plans!

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  1. I'm not buying the explanation. Dax has to be pretty dam* dumb to accept any job without knowing what that job was.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 13, 2012 10:15:03 AM


  2. Its not impossible. Some directors and producers intentionally keep actors out of the loop about parts of the film to keep them intentionally ignorant as to produce a more "legit" reaction out of them.

    Posted by: Asher | Sep 13, 2012 10:27:29 AM


  3. OS2GUY, this kind of thing actually is very common in filming. Even in major films, directors will sometimes switch out scripts, hide information from actors until moments before filming, or even wait until the film hits the theaters before anyone knows something was altered.

    Posted by: LiamB | Sep 13, 2012 10:29:50 AM


  4. Yeah, it's not uncommon for producers and directors to mislead the actors or hide things from them. I know someone that was shooting a film and playing gay(he's not) and in one scene he was told to turn around and grab something. He turns back around and his co-star is now completely naked. He freaks out. Great natural reaction lol.

    Posted by: JP | Sep 13, 2012 10:33:27 AM


  5. Dax's response is similar to other actors who worked on the movie. Including the fact that their voices have been edited out, and dubbed over by someone else.

    I don't know if the actors are stupid. They are people who needed a job, and desperate enough to accept one that paid very little.

    Either way, this disgusting movie doesn't excuse or justify violence.

    Posted by: cadence | Sep 13, 2012 10:39:24 AM


  6. Cut him some slack. He can't be the sharpest guy and he probably isn't in a great position in life if he was accepting 75$ a day for work.

    That said -- where can I find some of his other films? I'm asking for a friend...

    Posted by: jakke | Sep 13, 2012 10:42:05 AM


  7. Actors misused in such a way, i.e. intentional re-dubbing to cause harm to an actor's career or future livelihood, surely have the right to sue. Looking at Dax I thought he was wearing a skull helmet and metal arm coverings - but he's not. Those are tattoos. I can imagine finding work has to be a near impossibility.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Sep 13, 2012 10:42:41 AM


  8. So funny to see "good liberals", especially "good gay liberals" trip all over themselves when it comes to Islam.

    Islamic culture is all about patriarchy--and men making other men the principal and most important people in their lives. As such it is the very antithesis of feminism, which is so dear to the hearts of "good liberals" and particularly "good gay woman-idolizing liberals."

    And the hostility of the Islamic world to the West has everything to do with a rejection of the feminist values of Western liberalism.

    But there is a fly in the ointment. Because the other Holy Grail of the Far Left is that when faced with a conflict between Western culture and any non-Western culture, a "good liberal" is supposed to always "be sensitive" and favor the non-Western culture.......in part because when faced with a choice between defending whites in any conflict with non-whites, the "good liberal" is supposed to always side with the non-whites, whether as a group or individual.

    This also explains the Far Left's warped position on illegal immigration (even though illegal immigration is the principal cause of the economic collapse of the American working class and middle classes that the Left claims to represent the interests of)....and their unwillingness to acknowledge the huge role that African-Americans have played in defeating gay rights initiatives just about everywhere they have been under consideration.

    Pretty hilarious to observe.

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 13, 2012 10:45:34 AM


  9. Why did I know that Rick would jump in with another of his pointless observations?

    Posted by: Butch | Sep 13, 2012 10:59:08 AM


  10. "Islamic culture is all about patriarchy--and men making other men the principal and most important people in their lives."

    Yeah, so why don't you make a trip to Cairo this week and preach your crap to crowd outside the American embassy. Tell them about all your sexual escapades with all the men of Arabia. You'll kill 'em...or maybe it'll be the other way around.

    I hope they catch you giving your speech outside the embassy on CNN--it will be pretty hilarious to observe.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 13, 2012 11:00:28 AM


  11. I can buy the explanation. Unfortunately, this is going to follow him around for a very long time... He's kinda recognizable.

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Sep 13, 2012 11:08:20 AM


  12. "Yeah, so why don't you make a trip to Cairo this week and preach your crap to crowd outside the American embassy. Tell them about all your sexual escapades with all the men of Arabia. You'll kill 'em...or maybe it'll be the other way around"

    I am a little older now, Derrick, but back in my prime I would expect that about half of those protesters would have been amenable to having sex with me if discretion was observed.

    Certainly during my brief time in Egypt twenty years ago, I got hit on repeatedly by other males, ranging from the 14-year-old boy who was the "helpmate" of the boat captain who took me and a few others on our trip up the Nile to Grandpas.....so I was able to pick and choose and my choices included a hot young off-duty soldier and a hot young guy who gained us access to the Great Pyramids at night after they were closed for a roll in the sand (we got past the security guards because he was a friend of the young man in question and knew exactly what we were up to).

    Ahhh, all the memories of delicious Arab boys; thanks for bringing them back.....

    So much more pleasant than the memories of annoying American queens and all their misguided woman-idolizing crap.......

    Posted by: Rick | Sep 13, 2012 11:12:45 AM


  13. RICK is another of the self-loathing queens we see often who eventually are likely to kill themselves over hatred of themselves. Everyone, please pity him and hope that he gets help from a qualified therapist before it's too late.

    Posted by: Marc C | Sep 13, 2012 11:33:26 AM


  14. Rick, the sad whiny stereotypical queen right out of
    circa 1975 central casting. Pathetic.

    Do the world a favor: open oven, insert head.
    You will not be missed.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Sep 13, 2012 11:41:49 AM


  15. Rick, the sad whiny stereotypical queen right out of
    circa 1975 central casting. Pathetic.

    Do the world a favor: open oven, insert head.
    You will not be missed.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Sep 13, 2012 11:41:56 AM


  16. The only response to the poster who calls himself Rick should always be: Get therapy.

    It's the only humane way to respond to victims of mental illness.

    Posted by: RyanInWyo (formerly RyanInSacto) | Sep 13, 2012 11:49:07 AM


  17. WOW Anabolic steroids really do work!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Sep 13, 2012 11:54:52 AM


  18. There is a report on Gawker about a woman who was in this film and she says exactly the same thing. In the script the actors were given the character that was changed in post-dubbing to Mohammed was named Master George. There were no lines about Islam or Muslims at all.

    Elsewhere it's been reported that, according to people who have studied it closely, including film sound experts, ALL the lines about Mohammed, religion, and Islam were dubbed in post-production, they are not the actor's real voices and they don't match the words they're saying.

    The actors were duped and bear NO responsibility for the final product.

    Yesterday the producer claimed to be an Israeli-American Jew but Israel has no record of such a person and the name he gave is not his real name. The actress interviewed at Gawker says he told her he was Egyptian and he spoke Arabic to several people on set.

    At this point we don't know what is going on here, whether this film was made by people who really are anti-Islam or if it was made by Muslims to deliberately stir up riots and violence the way it has done. It seems odd that a REALLY crappy low-budget film (there's NO WAY the final product cost the reported $5 mil) somehow made its way to the other side of the world without help.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 13, 2012 12:26:07 PM


  19. @OS2GUY: I do buy it. Actors need experience and need work -- the last figures I saw for the average annual salary in Canada for someone whose primary occupation is "performer" is $12,000 ANNUALLY.

    So yeah, I buy that someone would show up to a film set every day, no matter how dubious the circumstance, for $75. Hell, for competition reality TV they show up for free!

    This whole story is one big clusterf***.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Sep 13, 2012 1:30:28 PM


  20. It is very very common for actors to show up on set and only know their scene or even their lines and not know the whole project. They are often handed new lines when on set - re-written pages are coloured coded to indicate new last minute line changes.
    I also have been engaged to do voice over work for another actor changing the text that he said. His lips moved and my voice came out saying words that match his mouth movements as much as possible but they were different from what he said.

    Posted by: David C. Jones | Sep 13, 2012 1:37:47 PM


  21. I've been deeply offended by many things I've seen on Youtube and elsewhere on the net. But the difference is I've never killed anyone because of that. Blaming anyone, except for the people (Muslims) acting out, including this stupid hate filled film for the violence that has erupted is ridiculous. You can PC it in your head and in comments all day long, but the culprit is an intolerant religion and the fanatics that choose to worship at that alter.

    If my next door neighbor burns a Bible or makes a joke about Jesus or draws a cartoon of him getting rimmed by a hooker, I don't launch a rocket at him. That's the difference.

    Posted by: Donald | Sep 13, 2012 1:45:27 PM


  22. Muslims adherents have created an environment where making a film critical of Islam is a life-threatening thing to do. They want silence so the status quo of them bringing violence and hostility to the West continues. Don't be silenced.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 13, 2012 1:45:48 PM


  23. Rumor has it that Ed Wood's heirs have issued a fatwa calling for the director's head due to the obvious attempt to usurp Ed Wood's position as the worst director of all time. Jokes about Ed Wood (who directed Bela Lugosi's last film "Plan 9 from Outer Space") aside, the actors were apparently duped into making this film. If you have a bunch of closeups of actors speaking, switching from one to the other, you can edit those by reordering them and end up with something quite different than what the actors' thought was being filmed. Scenes are not filmed in the order seen by movie goers - they probably went to Death Valley to film the outdoor scenes but filmed scenes inside a tent in a studio, with both interspersed after editing.

    Apparently a lot of such tricks were used to keep the actors in the dark. They were apparently told that they were making an action/adventure movie about a bunch of scurrilous bandits running around in the Arabian desert.

    It's not just this porn actor - others in the cast apparently have complained as well. Most were probably trying to start an acting career and were taking any job they could get.

    Posted by: Bill (different person than one above) | Sep 13, 2012 2:23:54 PM


  24. The guy looks like a freak.

    Posted by: Pig | Sep 13, 2012 3:20:42 PM


  25. "If my next door neighbor burns a Bible or makes a joke about Jesus or draws a cartoon of him getting rimmed by a hooker, I don't launch a rocket at him. That's the difference."

    Ummm Donald, it seems like you have very myopic vision. Maybe you should review Christian political history a little- this link on Wiki would be a good starting point:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_terrorism
    YOU may not attack your neighbors for different views, but Christians have a long and extremely violent history.

    Posted by: Standard | Sep 13, 2012 3:42:10 PM


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