By Mark Grey
Photos by Randy Blue
Roman Todd first raised eyebrows when he appeared as a ‘Fresh Meat’ candidate on Randy Blue Live. His quick wit and sly charm—and, of course, his lean, muscular body—won Roman instant popularity. His debut solo film on RandyBlue.com became a fan favorite, and it wasn’t long before the self-described straight boy was sucking and pounding with the best of them.
Then Roman took it a step further, giving new meaning to the phrase ‘the sacking of Rome.’ In his first bottoming videos with Diego Sans and Blake Powel, Roman proved he could take it as well as he dished it out. No matter what was thrown at—and in—him, he took it in stride.
It’s exactly his “yes sir, anything you want, sir” attitude that has made Roman Todd’s chat channel on RandyBlue.com among the site’s most popular destinations. Every night, fans clamor to Roman’s chat room for the chance to direct their own orders to the strapping stud who delights in being conquered.
Did you ever imagine you would be so popular in porn?
The funny thing is I never thought I would be doing porn, but I am happy to have fans that enjoy watching me.
Do you still regard yourself as straight?
To be completely honest, I do consider myself straight. If I am not in L.A. filming, I am home with my fiancée. I guess you can say I am comfortable with my sexuality. I ultimately feel attracted to women, but am comfortable enough to have sex with guys.
Would you have sex with men if you weren’t being paid for it?
Probably not. Porn is just a really fun job that allows me to travel and have fun while getting paid a lot of money.
How did you find your way into gay porn?
I responded to an ad on Craigslist. Originally I was set to do straight porn, but I was offered a lot more money to do the solo with Randy Blue, so I took it.
Were you familiar with Randy Blue?
I had never heard of Randy Blue before I started working there. I’m psyched to be part of such a great company.
Have you done anything on film that you are surprised to have done?
I never thought I would be doing half the things I have done! But now that I have, I am OK with it.
What do you do to prepare for a scene?
I usually watch porn while on set. If I am doing a bottom scene, I try and practice before to make sure I can perform.
Do you prefer to bottom?
I don’t have a preference really now, but when I first started, I preferred to top. Bottoming hurt! But after getting used to it, I don’t mind doing both.
What would your fans be surprised to learn about you?
Probably that I went to college and have my Bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration.
How much longer will you do porn?
I’m not sure how long I will be doing porn. Most likely for a couple years.
Is it just a means to an end?
I have plans of starting my own small business someday. Porn gives me the freedom to save money for whatever I plan to go on to next.
How do you feel about guys who make a career out of porn?
I think it’s awesome that someone can make a career out of porn. Still, I think most guys should always have a back-up plan just in case something goes wrong.
What’s involved in a typical shoot?
Usually I wake up early, shower and then head over to wherever the shoot is taking place. I like to get to know the person I’m gonna do a scene with while the crew sets up. It helps us get more comfortable with each other.
How long does a shoot take?
Anywhere between four to seven hours.
What’s been your favorite scene?
I don’t have a favorite scene, as I don’t really watch the scenes I have done. I guess if I were to pick one, I’d say the scene I did with Diego Sans where he gave it to me good. [Laughs]
What’s your opinion on the current trend of barebacking?
Barebacking is something I would not do unless I was in a committed relationship with that person.
Have you ever been recognized for your film work?
I was recognized once, walking down the street after a night of clubbing. He just screamed out my name, “Roman Todd!”
Do you get a lot of attention from guys?
I don’t really notice if I get attention from guys. I mean, I catch the occasional glance once in a while, but I don’t notice it all the time.
How about with the ladies?
Of course I’m popular with the ladies! [Laughs] At least I would hope so, although I am committed to one girl right now. I would think other girls would find me attractive.
What do you do to keep in shape?
I am really blessed with this aspect of my life. I rarely have to go to the gym. I just eat well and maybe work out two or three times per week. Every once in a while I miss a couple days and end up going once a week.
What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not filming?
I love sports, especially soccer and snowboarding.
Besides great looks, what makes you a Roman god?
I think I have an amazing personality. I’ve never been told that I’m not fun to be around. I think personality is more important than looks. But having both just makes you so much more a Roman god.
Watch Roman Todd live in his chat room at RandyBlue.com.