A wide stance
This photo set has a scandalous backstory. One of the models was a well known gay porn star who went by the names Rod Majors and Pierre Labranche way back in the 1990s. He also did some escorting under the handle “Excellent-Top” and had an active account at Hooboy’s Male Escort Reviews as recently as May 23, click 2001. But he’s since reinvented himself as an arch-conservative, cialis rabidly homophobic Republican activist who includes radical rightwing flamethrowers like Ann Coulter and Michael Savage as some of his role models.
He got quite a bit of press last year because he was given an award at the same conference where Ann Coulter called John Edwards a faggot. Fleshbot used to track his misadventures, but got bored with him. But the snarks over at Queerty and “The Gawker” delight in cataloging his idiocy. Grant it, they do seem to be getting bored with his tiresome shtick though.
I dug out this photo set because he simply will not go away. Last week he published some nonsense on a lunatic fringe web site about Barack Obama’s gay problem. You see, Rod is one of those Republicans who is obsessed with all things LGBT. Every few weeks he spouts off on some gay-themed topic. Which is odd coming from a guy who markets himself as a “war correspondent.” He had quite a lot to say about the Larry Craig scandal, but that should come as no surprise — for obvious reasons.
About a year and a half before Larry Craig turned “a wide stance” into a humorous catchphrase, Rod launched his career as a rightwing poster boy with a Columbia Spectator article titled “A Firm Stance.” In the accompanying photo Rod was shown posing with a — you guessed it! — wide stance. It didn’t take long for gay porn fans and a few of his former escorting clients to recognize him.