ManCrush: Link Parker
There’s a lot to admire about Link Parker.
Let’s take a few moments to admire Link Parker, from every angle.
“It happened when I was on vacation…” explains Link, when we ask him how he got his start in the adult entertainment industry.
“When I was 20, I took my first trip to Los Angeles to visit a friend. He knew that I wasn’t in school or working at the time, and that I wanted to travel a bit but didn’t really have the funds. He told me that he knew a guy that worked for Sean Cody, and asked if I’d be interested. I was all for it, and ended up doing a few scenes for them.”
“After Sean Cody, I didn’t film again for almost exactly 10 years. I was on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. It turned out that the villa I was staying in was right next door to where Michael Lucas was filming. One morning, I was eating breakfast out on the porch. I looked down to the villa below and saw all these damn sexy naked men fucking and being filmed. I threw off my shirt and headed out the door to give my new neighbours a nice hello.”
“The front door was open, so I walked on in. A guy asked me who I was and if I’d ever done porn. My vacation was nearing its end, so when they invited me to stay for a couple of weeks and film with them, I eagerly accepted.”
“Michael put me up in a hotel, where I ended up rooming with Dallas Steele and Cade Maddox. They gave me all kinds of advice on things I should do if I wanted to continue to build a name for myself in the industry – things had changed a lot from when I shot with Sean Cody.”
“I think Cade is one of the coolest and most laid-back guys – I really respect the way he carries himself and always seemed to be a couple steps ahead of everyone. Dallas is a great guy with a lot of old-school respect. He always stands when someone comes to the table, he’s never late for call-time – he’s very professional, and very personable.”
“After we’d met in Mexico, Dallas invited me to Palm Springs Pride where I met lots of other performers in the industry. From there, things started to take off.”
“I don’t like the entrepreneurial side of filming…” says Link, when we ask him how he juggles all of the demands facing performers in the adult entertainment industry.
“I’m dyslexic, and I’m not good with computers or social media. When I hook up, I don’t want to have to think about if a sexual encounter that I’m having might bring me a payday, to have to ask if I can film, and then get it edited – it’s just too much for me.”
“I really miss the days when studios paid models a healthy amount of money that you could be proud of, and did all the work for you. Some studios even flew you business class, then had a limo to pick you up from the airport.”
“I’m not that big of an underwear guy…” admits Link, when our conversation inevitably turns to underwear. “If I can go without, I do. If I had to pick a favorite kind of underwear, I’d say any pair with padding in the butt – any guy that has a bubble butt and big legs tends to catch my eye – especially if they’re wearing a jockstrap and hightops!”