We cannot display this gallery When the careworn, emaciated man in the powder-blue long-sleeved button-down shirt drifted in through the courtroom doors, not many took note. For all anyone knew, he was just another junkie who had stolen or trespassed or sold drugs or gotten ratted out by some other junkie.
Aside from a reporter, nobody seemed to suspect this man might be a beloved San Franciscan gay porn icon with a 10-inch cock nicknamed Monster and a line of dildos created in its likeness. This guy now looked like a withered character in a Tim Burton film, nothing like the wiry blond stud who twice took home the highest honor in gay porn, the GAYVN Performer of the Year. It was conceivable that this wasn’t the man at all.
He settled in the second-to-last row of the courtroom, took a long, slow breath, and gazed at the floor.
The reporter approached. “Are you Michael Brandon?”
The man’s distressed blue eyes flicked up and he nodded. — (full story)
The longtime fan favorite spent most of the ’90s battling an addiction to crystal meth. He even served more than three years in prison after two separate drug convictions.
Brandon had dabbled in porn since 1989, but shot to super-stardom ten years later after teaming up with Chris Ward at Raging Stallion Studios. Ironically, Brandon kicked the habit, and his porn popularity turned him into an influential anti-drug posterboy for the San Francisco Department of Health’s Stonewall Project.
His personal life and lucrative porn career are now in limbo thanks to his messy relapse.
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