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Bravo's 'Below Deck' Features Gay Marriage Proposal: VIDEO


Bravo's Below Deck, a new reality show which follows the adventures of the crew on a luxury yacht, featured a gay marriage proposal on last night's episode.

BelowdeckDave Bradberry, one of the crew members, was proposed to by his boyfriend Trevor Knight, an adult film actor. The show has been very open it. Bravo's site features an interview with Bradberry:

I'm engaged!!! It was so unexpected. We had never really even talked seriously about getting married, so it was very much a surprise. Trevor says it took me being away from him during charter season to realize how much he needed me in his life. The proposal way very impromptu. I was blown away. We have not gotten married yet; we had decided early on that we would not begin the wedding planning until Proposition 8 was overturned. Now that it has been, wedding bells are in the future.

We actually first met during pre-production of my first feature independent film, Bite Marks. I had already been cast, and I was helping with the readings for the other principle roles. Trevor was working as the film's Assistant Director. This was my first "mainstream" project following my short stint in the adult industry. and Trevor never (really) left the adult industry. I'm certainly not proud of the fact that I worked in adult films, but I'm not ashamed of it either, which makes it significantly easier to communicate to new peers. I try not to go through life with regrets. People make decisions and they aren't always good ones. It's what we learn from those choices that matters in the end. 

Watch the proposal and a bit of background on Dave's past, AFTER THE JUMP...

There was also a moment on the episode where crew speculated about a woman on the boat who may have been transgender. Bradberry reacted to it in his interview:

John may or may not have hooked up with a transgender person. Whether or not that happened is completely between them. Sexuality is never black and white, and I think the negative stigma that was being discussed regarding John's new friend was disappointing. The words "tranny" and "she-man" are derogatory and disrespectful. I think it was wildly inappropriate for anyone to bring up to the other charter guests that John was going Below Deck with "a dude." I will say that if the woman was keeping the fact that she was trans a secret, she was playing a very dangerous game. I'd hope anyone planning on spending private time with someone alone in unfamiliar territory would be cautious, open, and honest about such things. Whether or not she was born one gender or the other, she was clearly portraying herself as a woman, and until corrected, the polite thing to do would have been to have think of her as so. To quite the great #RuPaul, we're all born naked, and the rest is drag.

Bradberry also shared some of his personal photographs.


Here is the clip featuring the unfortunate speculation about a woman on the boat:

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  1. Gay men acting like females about the marriage proposals, it's so cute LMAO. So when did reality shows change their stance on the marketability of porn actors and former porn actors on their shows?

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 16, 2013 10:31:03 AM

  2. Is no one talking about the derogatory comments made by the crew about a passenger that they believed to be trans? Crew members used the terms "she-man" and "tranny" when referring to the passenger.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jul 16, 2013 10:32:03 AM

  3. Apparently this guy has little self esteem or self respect that he is dating a porn actor.

    Posted by: Marty | Jul 16, 2013 10:33:46 AM

  4. Cuz nothing says true love like a porn star/hooker and a wanna-be porn star/hooker tying the knot like heterosexuals trying to prove they're just like them.

    Posted by: SpecialEFX | Jul 16, 2013 10:37:13 AM

  5. I had to check to make sure but no, I'm not on the comments section @ Queerty.

    @MARTY -- He has "little self esteem or self respect" because he's dating someone who works in adult film industry. Huh. I'd be more inclined to say that about someone who dated a conservative lobbyist or a member of GOProud.

    @SPECIALEFX -- I wasn't aware that gays who want to marry their same-sex partners only do so because they want to prove that they're "just like" people like the 3x married, serial adulterer Newt Gingrich, or the 4x married and deranged Rush Limbaugh.
    Thanks for pointing that out.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 16, 2013 10:43:45 AM

  6. @Zeta you have something against women? (That's what the rest of us call females.)

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 16, 2013 10:53:15 AM

  7. "Love you angel"...that was sweet and exactly how we should feel towards our beloveds.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 16, 2013 10:57:27 AM

  8. Well, on the one hand I'm happy that a couple seems to be happy, on the other, I really think it's a bummer that this moment that so many people worked so hard to be able to have legally is being staged on a Bravo show, on a webcam no less. It kinda cheapens everything we've fought for.

    Posted by: JY | Jul 16, 2013 11:08:46 AM

  9. @GIGI It was just my opinion. and I'm entitled to have one just as you are. I believe marriage, gay or straight, is about as ridiculous as organized religion. Commitment is one thing but as soon as you bring the law into it it's going to get really messy for a lot of people down the road just as it has for straight people. Here's a NY Times article that clearly points out some of the problems gay men and women who marry and then find themselves needing to dislove that marriage are facing.

    Posted by: SpecialEFX | Jul 16, 2013 11:14:08 AM

  10. @Marty - Ummm, perhaps you'd better google "David Townsend Porn". Both guys are porn actors. David, who is on the show, use to do videos with Active Duty and Brent Corrigan.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 16, 2013 11:14:38 AM

  11. Gays or no gays...this show is BORING. But then again so is every other reality show on TV these days.

    Posted by: John | Jul 16, 2013 11:20:43 AM

  12. Usually when "porn stars" are mentioned I've never heard of them, but I've actually seen some of Trevor Knight's.... stuff. He's got a great, kind of gravelly and very sexy voice. Particularly for porn he is a decent actor.

    When you think about it, aren't people who do porn and those who do reality TV kind of similar? Obviously there's some narcissism involved in both and some handle the exposure better than others. From my POV, isn't it a little hypocritical to get all judgmental about the people who MAKE porn if you WATCH porn? Yours is the demand that's being supplied, that creates the market.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 16, 2013 11:21:05 AM

  13. I have a couple of clips with Trevor Knight in them. He's very very well-endowed. Dave Bradberry is cute, and will doubtless look comely in a nature calendar, but it is Trevor who gets me through the night.

    Posted by: Manny Espinola | Jul 16, 2013 11:25:09 AM

  14. i live in West Hollywood...they've been together for quite awhile now. They've always looked like they just enjoy being around each other. Lots of smiles...with that being said, they aren't really a big part of the WeHo scene. They aren't really out alot. That counts for a lot in this town.

    Posted by: kookie | Jul 16, 2013 11:25:48 AM

  15. Nailed it, Gigi, especially in your response to Marty's ridiculous presumption that he should be entitled to decide not only for himself, but for the entire world, what makes a relationship healthy and worthwhile and fulfilling.

    Posted by: Patric | Jul 16, 2013 11:51:14 AM

  16. I think they're an adorable couple--they look at each other with something that's very hard to fake. Best wishes for a long and happy life together. (And yes, if Trevor Knight's film work is any indication, the sex will be fantastic.)

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 16, 2013 11:56:17 AM

  17. Hmmm, it kind of displays some of my own internal biases, but I'd kind of pegged Trevor Knight as a "gay for pay*" type mostly due to his masculine voice and affect. Even when they're playing cop/soldier/athlete masculine archetypes gay porn actors tend to "look like Tarzan, sound like Jane." Not that it bothers me that much, but it can kind of ruin the fantasy.

    *That whole "gay for pay" thing is its own messy little topic.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 16, 2013 12:07:16 PM

  18. Trevor's films are nothing compared to David's videos. Click my name below and you'll see. David is an incredibly hot and versatile man. Trevor has a bad reputation in the porn world, he's kind of a jerk.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 16, 2013 12:08:13 PM

  19. I wish them all the best, but speaking only for myself, I could never marry someone whose job was to have sex with other people.

    Posted by: Jonty Coppersmith | Jul 16, 2013 12:08:45 PM

  20. @Mike, you don't play around, do you? Dude has a mouth down his cock and a tongue up his ass at the same time. If only they didn't have those tattoos...

    @Caliban, the world may have ended. I agree with you regarding 'looks like Tarzan, sounds like Jane' -- and not in the Mike Tyson way. Mike Tyson (and David Beckham) are just high voiced and they're both extremely masculine. It's more than whether a voice is high or low, it's whether a man is actively imitating a woman. For instance, I saw a beautiful masculine young man, sculpted body, chiseled face, if only he'd kept his mouth shut. But alas, he spoke, and what came out was stereotypically girlish and prissy. It's possible to be soft-spoken without sounding like you'd faint if you broke your nail.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 16, 2013 12:30:06 PM

  21. @Sam, it's a cultural thing.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 16, 2013 12:31:35 PM

  22. @Kevin, I'd like to hear more about that.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 16, 2013 12:32:21 PM

  23. Well, ZETA, let me restart the world for you. I was NOT saying I have a problem with people in general who have those vocal characteristics, only when they're cast as the rough-and-tough drill sergeant or whatever. If the voice doesn't fit it's a bit jarring. From what I understand Raymond Burr for instance was quite camp in real life though you'd never have guessed it from his Perry Mason role. That's acting. No you can go back to disagreeing with me.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 16, 2013 1:17:55 PM

  24. @SPECIALEFX -- Now you're side-stepping. While the NYT article that you linked to is interesting, it has nothing to do with your original comment.

    Re: "Commitment is one thing but as soon as you bring the law into it it's going to get really messy for a lot of people down the road..." LIFE IS MESSY! If you're not into marriage, don't get married. And...have a great day!

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 16, 2013 1:54:27 PM

  25. This is great. I'm a fan of Trevor Knight and I'm glad he's not gay for pay. They look like a great couple. Also: jealous!

    Why the hell are people bitching about this? Porn stars don't deserve love, happiness and marriage? Ridiculous.

    Posted by: Joe | Jul 16, 2013 1:56:18 PM

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