At the end of March, O2 were forced under a High Court order to surrender nearly 10,000 of their customers' details to UK porn tsar Ben Dover and his production company, Golden Eye International.
As a consequence, my income dropped 90 percent within two years. But because of his career, I'm now in touch with people like Ricky Gervais, Andy Hamilton, people like that. You know, Armstrong & Miller, Rob Brydon, people like that. I still do like, two or three shoots a week in porn for other people, so I literally just turn up, fuck someone and come home and it pays good money. So in between that I've been concentrating on my stand-up.People like Revenue and Customs, who aren't the sharpest tools in the drawer, think I'm up to something dodgy. I've also shot a pilot documentary called a mock-doc.I'm going, “Hang on a minute, look at the world we live in. I'm trying to build up an audience on You Tube then sell it to Channel 5 or let Ricky Gervais...I'm in the porn business, have you not noticed that nobody buys porn any more? Or try to find a production company to actually do it proper. If you you could say one thing to people downloading your films for free, what would it be?” Obviously no one who works at Revenue and Customs watches porn. Part one is on my You Tube channel, there's also a bit of drumming on there and some stand-up. I'd say: ' For goodness' sakes, porn's supposed to be a luxury product, it costs less than a round of drinks, stop being so tight.' Thanks, Ben Dover.
What do you think about people downloading porn for free? Would you not be tempted to download a new album or film on the web that you wanted? I'll tell you why, because it's too flippin' complicated. I'm thinking it's probably It wouldn't surprise me.
At the end of the day, if I can't make money out of porn, the only way I can make money is to get to the people who are not buying it. I live in a beautiful apartment block right next to a shopping centre. I guess – Why am I gonna sit there and sign up to one of these torrent sites and then it turns out to be a scam and it infects your computer and bla bla bla and all the rest of it? At the end of the day, if you wanna keep the fact that you keep porn from your missus, go in the shop and buy it. You could pay £20 to join my website and within a month download every movie on there.
The main thing that spurred me on was this whole kind of moral attitude of: “Oh yeah, but everybody does it.” But if everybody went round burgling everybody's house, because everybody's doing it, does that suddenly make it OK? What if that was why they didn't buy a physical copy or want it on their credit card bill, because they would be more likely to be found out? When I say I'm skint, people say, “No, you're not skint mate, it's just now you've only got three cars instead of five.” The other thing I'm concentrating on at the moment is – you know who my son is, don't you?
That's like saying we really need a flat screen TV, so I'm gonna break into the flat next door, stick it on the wall in our house and when the missus comes home I'm gonna say: “I won it in a competition.” Have you considered how would you make a living if you can't make porn any more? It's a sinking ship there's no two ways about it. But, yeah, I'm basically an actor, but I can't get any acting work. Funnily enough in the last couple of days I've found out there's a possibility I'll be joining a Guns N Roses tribute band, Guns 2 Roses. I'm doing a gig with them at the Grey Horse in Kingston with a view to joining them permanently. Yeah, they're going to fucking Japan in the summer.
I'm lucky because I still work freelance for other companies. I still think of myself as an actor or a drummer first, you know?
In a bizarre twist of fate, I'm still the highest paid porn star in the country and I'm pushing 60. After 32 years in the porn business I still think I'm gonna get a call from U2 or one of my favourite bands to play drums.