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  1. Caliban says

    I looked at his website but couldn’t tell if he ran with a party affiliation, Republican or Democrat.

    To me, the only reason this would matter is if he ran as a “family values” candidate, a hard-liner on “moral” issues. Even then we’re talking about something from FORTY years ago!

  2. Tanoka says

    I don’t think the porn is a problem. However, a DA who lies about it before the reelection and then ‘comes clean’ and apologizes AFTER the election… is that a trustworthy man?

  3. says

    what’s to be embarrassed about? it’s honest work.

    why do we live in culture that treats sex like something horrible and yet utterly WORSHIPS gun-culture?

    it’s not like he made his money by aiding Big Tobacco. Or the NRA. or the affront to humanity that is Halliburton.

  4. Caliban says

    @Bakeley, do a Google image search on “gus thomas porn”. There are some screen caps from a porn flick he did where he played the head of a Satanic cult. :-)

    Assuming I have his tid-bits right (his face and wang aren’t in the same shots), let’s just say he had a great future ahead of him…. as a district attorney. As a porn star? Not so much. Nothing wrong with it, he just wasn’t going to give John Holmes or Ron Jeremy a lot of competition. To be shallow about it, of course.

  5. gr8guyca says

    @Tanoka. Agreed. I don’t care what he did when he was young. We all make mistakes and do weird things. But he did two things in the present that are wrong. 1) He lied about it. And for someone running for DA, that is bad. 2) He came clean only after the election. That is manipulating the election and not giving the voters the opportunity to decide on his qualifications. If he had admitted it right away and let the voters decide, I would have nothing against him.

  6. Alison says

    Aw, the sad and predictable comments from people who say that Americans are prudish.

    Um first off, this is a District Attorney we are talking about. It’s not so much his past ( although it’s weird) but the fact that he repeatedly lied and denied that he had acted in porn movies. He even went so far as to say it was “some other guy who looked like me.” That’s the problem. If he had continued to cover this up, you can bet he could have been the target for blackmail or extortion.

    Also, in one of his films, he has sex with a babyfaced girl who plays a Girl Scout. Sorry, but that is not going to look good when he is charging people who have sex with underaged girls.

    The fact that he lied and stonewalled should cost him his job. And please spare us the lectures about this being about prudishness. This is about a coverup.

  7. Alison says

    Aw, the sad and predictable comments from people who say that Americans are prudish.

    Um first off, this is a District Attorney we are talking about. It’s not so much his past ( although it’s weird) but the fact that he repeatedly lied and denied that he had acted in porn movies. He even went so far as to say it was “some other guy who looked like me.” That’s the problem. If he had continued to cover this up, you can bet he could have been the target for blackmail or extortion.

    Also, in one of his films, he has sex with a babyfaced girl who plays a Girl Scout. Sorry, but that is not going to look good when he is charging people who have sex with underaged girls.

    The fact that he lied and stonewalled should cost him his job. And please spare us the lectures about this being about prudishness. This is about a coverup.

  8. Alison says

    Um, Geoff M, bizarre that you should shoot the messenger. Haven’t you learned that it’s the lies and coverup that get the politician every time? IF someone says they didn’t do something, they need to be rigorously fact checked.

    The truth ALWAYS will out. Kudos to the enterprising person who exposed the fact that this DA had the hubris to lie. How could he be so dumb in this day and age to think we wouldn’t find out?

  9. Karl says

    Wow – he lied about something irrelevant to his job, so he should be fired for lying about it? Good grief. Do think we’d be in a better place right now if Clinton had been removed from office for doing the same thing?

  10. andrew says

    There are a lot of fantastic gay and gay4pay porn stars on Sean Cody,Corbin Fisher and many other sites. Many of them are bright, wholesome and educated guys who I am sure will have some great accomplishments in their futures. Ain’t nothing to be ashamed of. Puritanism, fortunately is dead.

  11. Mary says

    I have never seen porn as the big threat to civilization that many on the right do. Although I never found porn especially arrousing, there’s no doubt that it can be a tension-reliever for some – something of a safety valve for containing impulses that might otherwise cause serious harm. Better porn than rampant promiscuity or cheating on one’s spouse/significant other. Truthfully though, I find R-rated movies much sexier than X’s. The latter are too focused on the mechanics of sex to the exclusion of the psychology of the sex act(which is much more fascinating.)

  12. jamal49 says

    OK. So what? A man’s gotta eat and pay the rent. This was decades ago, right? So, uh, what’s the problem here? Does anyone care (other than the usual, panty-bunching prudes that troll around the American political scene)?

  13. Jerry says

    I have six of the seven movies where he actually “performed” (the others are non-sexual participation). I kinda like the pre-disco daddy vibe, but I’m also really old.

  14. says

    Citizen journalist, huh? As far as outing is concerned, has Mark/Gus ever done anything to punish people who are currently in the situation he was in then? Is he a hypocrite? An antiporn crusader?

  15. Bill says

    Regarding, “How could he be so dumb in this day and age to think we wouldn’t find out?” …. maybe he wasn’t being so dumb – he won the election didn’t he? And he’s getting the jokes about it out of the way well before the next election. All he had to do was to cover it up until the votes were in.

  16. Rob says

    I like the DA more now. Did Shakespeare, has mental plasticity- I have no trouble with it. I think his constituents may, however. I know that area and they are fairly redneck. Odd, as Cornell is just up the road.

  17. says

    B.F.D.! I smoked weed with the future D.A. Terrance Hallinan of San Francisco, who was elected twice for doing a great job as District Attorney. I recall that Republican congressman from Illinois,Dennis Hatcher who voted to impeach President Clinton. He later was confronted with a question at a news conference “Did he ever commit adultery?” And then admitted he had a “youthful indiscretion”… at the age of 40! Leave it to a Republican to come up with a poor excuse of “being so young…at 40!” If you ask any public official or law enforcement officer if they ever smoked weed,or done something else that was not legal… there would not be anyone left to enforce the laws!!!

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