ManCrush: Mars Barcelona
Does a man like Mars Barcelona get your attention?
We caught up with Mars Barcelona for a behind-the-scenes look at his life in porn.
What led you to start exploring a career in porn?
It was time for me to break the borders in my head. This wasn’t an overnight decision – it was something I’d been thinking about for around three years.
I finally took that first step and I haven’t once regretted it.
I didn’t set any goals. I was just interested in observing myself, exploring possibilities, experiencing the journey.
I’m pleased with I’ve accomplished so far. I’ve met and worked with loads of famous and amazingly talented guys.
Who are some of your porn heroes or inspirations?
Brent Corrigan. Twelve years ago – when I first saw one of his films – I got the same blue star tattoo. He’s still my hero.
Plus, there’s also Vadim Romanov and Dmitry Osten – I’ll always be grateful to these guys for their support, advice, and friendship. I know that I can always turn to them.
Being from Russia, you’ve talked about how freedom is very important for LGBTQ people in Russia. Is your work in porn in some way a protest against the censorship of LGBTQ people in Russia?
My work in porn will never be any form of protest.
LGBTQ people in Russia really need more freedom. But, at the same time, I haven’t experienced any sense of gay community in Russia.
Most of my gay friends stopped being friends with me after I started my porn career. Everyone except my best friend – he fully supported me.
Can we talk underwear?
I don’t wear underwear – I go commando about 90 percent of the time. If I have to wear underwear, I’ll go for a jockstrap.
Mars Gymburger demonstrates his interrogation techniques for Treasure Island Media
This production features plenty of faces that will be familiar to the London porn scene. One of our favourites is the smouldering magnificence that is Mars Gymburger.
Mars is based in Barcelona but is originally from Russia.
In Scene 4 of Ruin The Cunt, Mars joins forces with his comrade Dmitry Osten for a tag-team interrogation of Santi Noguerra.
We’ve spent quite a bit of time watching this scene. It’s kind of chaotic, but in a good way – you get the sense that anything could happen at any moment.
Is the acting of Mars and Dmitry award-winning? Possibly, but that’s not really what we’re focusing on.