Donny Wright seems to have become an overnight success in the world of gay porn, and since signing exclusively to Falcon/Raging Stallion Studios following the two companies’ merger, he’s gone from one of the hottest newcomers to an absolute superstar. After our conversation with him for Frontiers4Men, it was really easy to see why.
Hey there, Donny! Thank you so much for sitting down to talk with us today.
Anytime. I love talking about my job.
Well before we get into that, where are you from?
I’m from San Diego. All my life. Still living there.
Oh wow, that’s a rarity! What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I always wanted to be a veterinarian or do some kind of work with animals. I could have opened up my own little zoo with all the different kinds of pets I had when I was growing up.
[Laughs] A regular pet and insect collector! Cute! When you grew up and your attention turned to sex, how old were you?
Well, I was 13 years old when I lost my virginity.
Oh my God, you’re kidding! To a guy?
Yeah, I’ve never been with a girl.
Never. I was 13 years old and it was with the captain of my gymnastics team. We were at my house, jumping on the trampoline together and the sprinklers came on. We took our shirts off and started wrestling. After the water shut off, we went inside to get out of our wet clothes and one thing led to another. … We never talked about it or ever messed around again, and it asn’t until I was away at college that I had sex again with another guy.
When did you start watching porn?
Probably in high school, I guess. I don’t really remember. There is a lot of porn filmed here in San Diego, and the gay community is pretty small, so I started meeting and making friends with guys who worked in the industry right away.
So the second you turned 18 you were no doubt getting offers.
I was getting a lot of offers to model, but it wasn’t until a couple years ago that I seriously considered doing it.
Your first scene was with Randy Blue, right?
Yeah, it was a solo shoot with them. My agent, Howard at FabScout, set me up with them.
Were you nervous?
I wasn’t really nervous, but it was just a little awkward. I’d never filmed myself or even taken naked pics of myself before, so I didn’t really know what to do or what looked good.
Now that you’ve done so many, what advice would you give a newcomer on their first shoot?
I don’t really know what kind of advice I can give someone about jerking off. [Laughs]
[Laughs] Fair enough. What made you decide to branch out to other studios after Randy Blue?
I wanted to get my face and name out there and just see how all the other studios worked.
What made you decide to sign as an exclusive to Falcon Studios/Raging Stallion?
I had a great experience working with director Chris Ward for Raging Stallion’s Giants, and also the Golden Gate series. Falcon Studios is just one of those iconic studios that is recognizable to almost everyone. So when I heard that they were merging, I knew it was something I really wanted to be a part of.
Do you consider yourself more of a top or a bottom these days?
Mostly top, but it just depends on the guy I’m with.
Do you have a boyfriend?
[Laughs] No, I’m single.
Do you have a lot of sex off-camera?
[Laughs harder] Yes!
What are your top three biggest turn-ons?
I like muscular, athletic guys. Some body hair is hot. And I can never resist a guy with an accent!
Do you watch yourself on camera?
Yeah, I do. I like to see how it all comes together.
For the new fans out there wondering what to go grab, what are your top two favorite performances so far?
I’d have to say the scenes I did for the movie Hot Sex from Hard Friction are the best. It was my first cover shot and I was nominated for a Grabby Award for Hottest Cum Scene. The guys at Hard Friction also took home a Grabby for Best Cover Art. Another favorite would have to be the scene with Christopher Daniels from the new Falcon Jocks movie Big Rock Cove. It was the first movie I shot after being signed as a Falcon/Raging Stallion Exclusive, and I’m sure the fans are going to love it.
What do you think of the “ab workout” video you made getting nearly 10,000 hits on YouTube?
I think it’s funny. I was just bored and playing around with my new computer. I didn’t expect anyone to watch it, but I posted it on my Facebook and then it was on all the blogs.
You’re very athletic. Were you a jock or a cheerleader or something in high school? How do you do those crazy back flips?
My mom put me in gymnastics when I was 5. I had a growth spurt in middle school and decided to switch to power tumbling and trampoline. I competed nationally and got all the way up to the Junior Olympic level before I got recruited for All-Star Cheerleading and Diving. After high school I got a scholarship to cheer at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Wow! Multi-talented! No wonder you’re good at getting in all those positions! Are there any more crazy YouTube videos in the works?
I’ll probably do some more, but they’re never really planned.
We asked some of our Twitter followers if they could ask you anything, what it would be. Do you mind answering a couple of them before we go?
I love questions from my fans!
Okay. Do you cook, and if so, what is your favorite dish to prepare?
No, I burn everything I try to cook. My dad is a chef, so he did all the cooking when I was growing up. I guess I was just too lazy to learn. If I’m craving a certain dish I’ll call him up and have him walk me through it on the phone, but I can never manage to get it right.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Mmm. A day at the beach
Is it true that you cut your own hair?
[Laughs] That’s from another one of my YouTube videos! Yeah, I do it myself most of the time, but if it gets out of control I’ll have my friend cut it for me.
A lot of your fans mentioned you’re incredibly shy in person, and they wanted to know how a personality like that adapts to porn?
I’m shy about some things, but not about sex and taking my clothes off. That’s really all you need for porn.
You’ve clearly acquired a great deal of fans in a short period of time. What do you think sets you apart from the other porn stars out there today?
Honestly, I have no idea. I just try to take the time to respond to all my mail and share my experiences through the pictures and videos I post online. I get a lot of messages from guys that live in countries that don’t allow them to be open about their sexuality, and they thank me for giving them a view into my life.
We thank you for giving us a view into it, too, Donny.