Zeb Atlas, the 250-pound muscle hunk of gay and straight porn, strutted his stuff at The Boardwalk in Ft. Lauderdale on Labor Day weekend.
Zeb is one of the few guys with forearms big enough to sport a massive tattoo. When I last saw him in 2008 he did not have it- he told me that he got the Polynesian-inspired tattoo in 2010. It was done in Las Vegas, where he lives now.
Over dinner before the show, he told me has never been signed as an "exclusive" to any porn studio. "As an exclusive, the studio might only give a guy eight scenes a year, but as a freelancer you can do eight a month," he said. It's not a good option "for a brand name star." The industry has also seen a major change of late, with the fees being paid to porn stars typically half of what they were just two years ago, and fewer movies are being made now. He attributes this largely to all the free stuff on the internet. "They are out for volume," he said. The days of really big-name porn stars that dominate the market, like Ryan Idol, Jeff Stryker and even Zeb Atlas are over.
Despite his obvious appeal as someone able to endorse fitness and nutrition products, such offers have not come his way. Such companies, he said, are not gay owned and don't want to be associated with an adult film personality.
Zeb now focuses his energy on his website: www.zebatlas.com. Memberships start at $29.95 for 30 days.
If you missed Zeb on Friday night, he will be at Boardwalk again Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Visit their website: www.boardwalkbar.com