My jerk off dreams have come true. Raging Stallion Lifetime Exclusive Ricky Sinz is here in the GayDemon Lounge to tell us what he's been up to and to let us get to know him a bit. Welcome, Ricky!
Anthony: I can't tell you how many times I've watched Grunts, which you won several awards - three, in fact. Can you tell us what that experience was like and about your award-winning scenes? I'm hard already just talking about it.
Ricky: Grunts was my first big studio release for Raging Stallion. It was a destination shoot that took about two weeks. It was like going on a great
vacation with lots of hot sex. All the models were really fun to work with and the crew and directors from the studio were great. It was a real family feel except for the fact there was sex everywhere
Anthony: Then it only got better for you from there. "To the Last Man" was released, another award-winning film for you and for Raging Stallion. How did this movie compare to Grunts?
Ricky: To the Last Man" presented some challenges location-wise because it was shot in Arizona in the middle of August. So the heat was intense. Dehydration was definitely a challenge we all fought, and when you're working with live
animals, especially horses, it can create some issues. I know I personally got my foot crushed by a horse. It was very painful. I had to peel my boot off cause it dented in the steel toe and half of my foot was black when I finally got my foot out. As far as shooting goes, it was a lot of fun. There were a lot of great people on that film, and it was the first film of its kind so it created a lot of controversy.
Anthony: I know you have mainstream acting experience as well, so you're multi-talented. Which do you think you're better at?
Ricky: I have done about 5 mainstream films and several indie films. I actually have one film I was a part of that's currently in several film festivals. It's called Profane, which is definitely a taboo film about sexual identity in the Muslim culture.
Anthony: Now, when I asked you off the record, you said you have a ton of upcoming projects. Well, time to spill your guts. What can we expect you to be in?
Ricky: Honestly I have taken a bit of a break from shooting for the past 6 months. The last film I shot was called Brutal. For about a year I have been
focusing on music production, event production, and dj'ing across the world. With Howard from FabScout's help, I have launched an agency called Fierce Casting (www.fiercecasting.com). I book dj's, music producers, strippers, and adult film stars. I only handle the live appearance aspect of the adult film star bookings, though, but I have broken into the European market and have dj's and performers working steadily in London, Moscow, Poland, Malta, Ireland, Amsterdam, and several other European countries. As far as major events go, I am actually going to throw an official Grabbys party here in Chicago on Sunday May 29th at Chicago's biggest super club, V-Live, with Frankie Knuckles and David Harness as my headliners. It is a massive event, and I just finished locking down Chicago Pride at V-Live where I am bringing in Tony Moran, Tracy Young, and Europe's largest circuit party called Salvation. Events are something I love doing, and if I can show people a great time and create an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of race, sexual identity or anything else, it makes me happy to bring people together.
Anthony: Bisexuality is a myth to some people. I completely disagree, though. You identify as bisexual; does that mean its 50/50 for you? What are your turn-ons for each? Are you in a committed relationship when you're off camera?
Ricky: Personally I hate labels. I think we're in an age where labels are pointless. The minute someone labels someone gay or straight immediately you hear the comments. It's one of those things that really bothers me. We're all sexual
beings, and in this day and age sexuality means so many different people and
everyone has their turn-ons and turn-offs, so as we all know, something may turn me on that doesn't turn someone else on. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means it doesn't exist in their reality. Turn-ons for me for guys, I love a man that has a nice chest and ass. Good looks are always a plus but what really gets me going is someone that is real with a down-to-earth personality, and a good man will last longer than a hot man that is an asshole. As far as women go, features I like would be dark hair and dark eyes - and pale skin for both men and women. The main thing that I really like is someone who can act appropriately when out and about, and in the bedroom when it's time to get our freak on. And one thing that I feel is universal is a partner or a fuck buddy must be drama free. I hate drama I don't deal with it well.
Anthony: Another thing I love about you is that you are an advocate for so many different causes. What are some issues you feel are really important in the adult entertainment and in the everyday gay lifestyle?
Ricky: I advocate for equality not only in the gay community but for all communities. It's 2011 - nobody is better or worse than anyone else. We are all
a global community and need to treat each other with respect; we are all entitled to happiness, equal rights, and fair treatment. There is no excuse for anything less. Another major thing that I advocate for is children's charities. St Judes is one of my favorites. I can't stand to see a child in pain or suffer, and what I like about St Judes' is they will never turn a child away for the families inability to pay. HIV fund-raising is another cause I am always down to support. I used to fundraise and do events that supported treatment and testing but I am shifting focus to push more funds
that are looking for a cure instead of just treating it.
Anthony: What made you take that jump into gay porn? How'd you get your start? Now, I know you were a marine; did you do anything else before you dominated asses on set?
Ricky: Honestly, I never considered porn as a career - it all just kind of happened. I got out of the army, I was modeling mainstream and I started getting approached from producers. I did some solo scenes and then I launched sites
of my own and signed with Raging Stallion.
Anthony: I did a lot of studying up on you beforehand in multiple ways :) You also have a martial arts career, as well? What other hidden talents and hobbies do you have?
Ricky: I used to have a pro-fighting career when I was younger. I was injured in Iraq, unfortunately that mostly ended that; however I just fought in the
first ever gay boxing show in London this April at Club Scala and I had a good time. I got low blowed a few times though which is never fun, but the fact that there were 8 matches of gay and bi fighters was an amazing sight to see and I think it made a statement that said loud and clear just because a man is gay doesn't mean he can't do the same things as our straight counterparts just as good or better than them.
Anthony: What really gets you off on set? Is all the shit-talkin' during sex an off camera thing as well? You have a favorite scene or performer you've worked with?
Ricky: When I'm on set, I just get into what I'm doing. It's a hard balance because you need to focus on what you're doing and making sure you're getting what the director needs. On the other hand, you don't want to cum too quick or else you won't have enough footage. It's odd, but the goal is not to cum, so then when I hear it's time for the money shot I immerse myself completely into my partner, and each one has had something that drives me crazy, whether its an accent, muscles, or just a perfect-feeling hole.
Anthony: What has it been like being a part of the Raging Stallion and FabScout family?
Ricky: Raging Stallion has been a great studio to work with. They have treated me very well, and they have never been unprofessional. Everything they have promised me, they have delivered. They have been there through good times
and bad times for me in my personal life, and I am very grateful to have worked with them and to keep working with them. Fabscout has been good to me as well. Howard is a good friend of mine, he runs a great agency, and he is just a lovely man to be around. As a matter of fact I'm gonna call him right now and set something up to go down to sunny Florida and visit.
Thanks so much for being here in the GayDemon Lounge, Ricky Sinz. It has been a pleasure. All you readers, take a look at this man's accomplishments, nominations and awards, and where to follow him.
Award winning adult Film Star
Ricky "The Hammer" Sinz
Raging Stallion Studios Lifetime Exclusive
BEST PERFORMER GRABBYS TBA
2009 BEST ACTOR GRABBYS TBA
2009 BEST 3 WAY SEX SCENE GRABBYS TBA
2009 XBIZ GLBT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR nominee
2009 GAYVN TBA Performer of the Year: Ricky Sinz
2009 GAYVN Actor: Ricky Sinz, To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best Top: Ricky Sinz
2009 GAYVN Best Three Way: To The Last Man, Ricky Sinz, Scott Tanner, Logan
2009 GAYVN Best Sex Scene: Barback, Ricky Sinz Max Schutler
2009 GAYVN Best Oral: To The Last Man, Jackson Wild and Ricky Sinz
2009 GAYVN Best Non Sex Performance: Ricky Sinz, Hotter than Hell part 1
2009 GAYVN Best Picture: To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best Bear Film: Centurion Muscle 5: Maximus
2009 GAYVN Best Fetish: Grunts Fisting
2009 GAYVN Best HD Feature Film: Hotter than Hell 4 disc set
2009 GAYVN Best Leather: Big, Bigger, Biggest #1
2009 GAYVN Best DVD Extras: To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best DVD special edition: To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best Packaging: To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best Marketing: To The Last Man
2009 GAYVN Art Direction: To the Last Man
2009 GAYVN Best Cinematography: Ben Leon and Tony Dimarco, To The Last Man
2009 Raging Stallion Man of The Year
2009 BEST PORNSTAR SITE CYBERSOCKET TBA
2009 PERFORMER OF THE YEAR XBIZ TBA
2006 BEST TWINK VIDEO GRABBYS
2007 PERFORMER OF THE YEAR XBIZ nominee
2007 BEST SEX SCENE GAYVN
2007 BEST SOLO GAYVN
2007 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR GAYVN
2007 MAN OF THE YEAR XXX REVIEW
2008 BEST SOLO GRABBYS
2008 BEST TWO WAY SEX SCENE GRABBYS
2008 BEST THREE WAY SEX SCENE GRABBYS
2008 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR GRABBYS
2008 BEST NEW COMER GRABBYS
2008 BEST PICTURE GRUNTS (Raging Stallion) GAYVN
2008 BEST PICTURE: GRUNTS(Raging Stallion) GRABBYS
2008 BEST FETISH FILM : Ink Storm (Raging Stallion) GRABBYS
2008 Best Porn Star European Gay Porn Awards