Think porn stars never read books? Well, this one wrote one! Porn superstar Gus Mattox, now retired and living as his literary alter ego, Tom Judson, has just released a collection of stories titled Laid Bare: Essays and Observations. The book focuses on the actor's rise from Broadway star (Cabaret, 42nd Street) to porn star (discovered by director Chi Chi LaRue one cold night in Minneapolis). In between, the multitalented singer, dancer and pianist writes music (for the mainstream movie Metropolitan), hustles at the Waldorf-Astoria, performs his autobiographical one-man show (Canned Ham) in New York, Los Angeles, Provincetown and across the country and even marries well (the "Moon River" essay tells a lovely tale of Tom and his late husband, Bruce). Judson retired Mattox in 2006 at age 45 (!), but only after appearing in numerous hit films, including COLT's Big Rig, Falcon's Through the Woods and Lucas Entertainment's award-winning Dangerous Liaisons, and taking GAYVN's coveted Performer of the Year award. Who said porn stars can't do it all!? A version of Laid Bare is available for the Kindle for only $2.99 via For more information, visit

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