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Tom Olah: How did you first get into porn?
Hans Berlin: I came to Hollywood for acting. But after a while,
acting business made me very unhappy. So I thought I'd start something
something new and asked my porn friend Adam Russo
(www.adamrussoxxx.com) to put me in touch with some of his contacts. He
gave me the number of TITAN's Jasun Mark. I called him and we talked
for almost an hour. He opened my eyes about the porn industry -- that
it was not as "dirty" as I thought it to be. They booked me for two
scenes that haven't been released yet. Another porn friend, Kieron
(I already had some many friends in the porn industry, and I guess
that's what happens if you work as a dancer in West Hollywood and what
I did to make some extra money), hooked me up
before my first Titan shoot, that was about two months away, so enough
time to mentally prepare. But Manhandled needed a top right away as
someone had canceled. So they sent me pictures of my scene partner to
convince me. I gave in and shot my very first porn scene the very next
T.O: What was your first day on the set like?
H.B: I was very nervous on my 1.5 hour drive from Hollywood
Anaheim. Yes, that's where Disneyland is. We literally shot the scene
in a hotel across the Park. It was so funny passing all the families
with kids in the lobby knowing that I would go to a hotel room now to
shoot porn. I had this dirty little secret that no one knew of. When I
opened the door, I was surprised that there was only Gino, who owns the
company, another camera guy and my hot scene partner James. Looking
back, I think it was perfect that way. Gino let me and James just have
sex and filmed around us. It made it feel very natural. I'm
an exhibitionist, and because of my acting background (hey, I
years of acting training) I forgot about the cameras around us. Of
course, I had problems getting hard at first. But a little, blue pill
and some quiet time with James before helped a lot. All in all, it was
an amazing experience.
T.O: Who was your first scene partner?
H.B: The incredibly hot James Ryder, now a Falcon Exclusive. I
heard of him before. We had great chemistry together. Actually, we went
out on a date a few days after the scene. Only made out, but didn't
have sex. I guess that's the porn world -- the dating game runs in
T.O: Can we assume you have some German in you?
H.B: I was born and raised in Germany. South of Munich. Where the
hills are alive with the sound of music. And where they leave your dick
the way mother nature intended it to be. I consider myself very German,
mixed with some California Hippie mentality. But unfortunately, I don't
have the German punctuality. And I don't like soccer. That's why they
threw me out of the country ten years ago.
T.O: First time you had sex was it with a boy or a girl?
H.B: Here comes the Bill Clinton question -- what do you consider
I did some heavy petting with girls, but my dick was never attracted to
vagina, that's why I never really slept with a woman. I fooled around
with guys from my high school at the same time. We watched some porn
together and jerked off. Sometimes, we jerked each other off. Most of
them were straight and had a bad conscience after. I wasn't really gay
back then either, but I always thought it was hot. Thinking of
makes me really horny.
T.O: As a Lucas Entertainment Exclusive, how did you first get involved
H.B: Thanks to another porn friend, Adam Killian. We were dancing
together at the White Party in Palm Springs in 2012. When I decided to
do porn, I coincidentally met him again at the 99 cents only store in
Hollywood (yes, we shop at the 99 cents only store). I told him about
my new plans and he got me in touch with Lucas. I didn't even have to
do one of Michael's Skype interviews. In the summer of 2012, I was in
New York (that's where I lived first in the U.S. to study acting) and
called them many times to finally put me in one of their movies. At
some point, they gave in.
T.O: First Lucas movie you did?
H.B: My first scene that summer was with newcomer Justin Cruise.
haven't released it yet. I think he was in town for one week only. So
he got fucked by a different man every day. Poor guy. But the scene
with him was a lot of fun. I'm completely versatile, it always depends
on the other guy. When I top, I like them younger and smaller than me.
And then I like to get really rough. The Lucas people told me to get
extra rough with him. And that's what I did. Justin had to stop the
scene at some point. But he enjoyed it. And I did, too.
T.O: What can we look forward seeing you in this year?
H.B: I'll be traveling a lot this year and might be in a place
you this summer. Heading to New York next week to shoot with Lucas and
to perform two shows on Fire Island. Then off to London for Hustlaball,
Madrid for Pride, couple of shows in Ibiza. Then New Orleans for some
appearances during Southern Decadence. My two Titan scenes (one with
studly Jessy Ares) will be released this summer, as well as my latest
Lucas scenes and one hilariously hot scene I shot
for men.com in
London. Speaking of London, while I'm there for Hustlaball in July,
I'll be shooting my very first scene with Johnathan Agassi. So excited
(and hard) already.
T.O: So growing up were you a naked kid?
H.B: Nudity is nothing weird where I grew up. I saw my parents
naked, not that I wanted to. But that was just the way it is. I think
nudity is unreasonably overrated and demonized here in the
Janet Jackson's tit didn't kill anyone. In my opinion, the violence on
TV and in the movies is a lot worse than seeing someone naked.
T.O: I might like porn but I have never done porn, do you tell
H.B: I haven't so far. And believe me, every time I go back home
myself the same question. Maybe this summer I'll tell them. We are very
close. I'm hiding this big chunk of my life from them now, and if feels
like we are drifting apart. I think for 90% they'd be okay with it, as
they want me to be happy and that's what I am. But I'm afraid of that
10% of not being okay, because of shame and disappointment that they
might have. I have one older brother, and he knows. He's even a little
jealous of my life right now with all the traveling and fun and sex I
T.O: What performer do you want to work with?
H.B: I met Matthew Rush at the Grabbys this year. Too bad that
retired now. I would have loved to film with him. For me, he's a
"left-over" of the times when there were real porn stars. Now everyone
can do porn. That's why I consider myself a porn performer (smiles).
T.O: Best way for your fans to keep up with all things Hans
H.B: Follow me on Twitter at @HansBerlinxxx, or on Facebook. I
have a blog on Tumblr as HansBerlinxxx. I'm usually pretty good with
keeping everything updated. And you get some very private pix through
my daily tweets.
T.O: This being pride month any advice for anyone coming out?
H.B: In a perfect world, it shouldn't really matter if you're gay
straight. "Coming out" seems such an outdated term. I remember when I
came out to my mother, one of her responses was if I really wanted to
be alone for the rest of my life (she's completely fine with me now
being gay, but it took some time). Now gays and lesbians can get
"married" in Germany (Germany has civil unions that have almost the
same rights and obligations as a traditional marriage). And hopefully
America will get rid of it's Michele Bachmann's and open marriage to
everyone. Gays nowadays don't only go to gay clubs and stay in the gay
Ghettos. They mingle and get drunk with their straight friends in
straight bars. The strict separation of gay and straight seems to
disappear. "Coming Out" sounds like: "Here's the toaster oven. Welcome
to the club (remember that episode on "Ellen" and I mean the Sitcom,
not the talk show). Now you have to live in the gay ghetto and only do
gay things!" Thank God, it's not like that anymore.
So my advice for anyone who realizes that they are attracted to the
same gender is:
Be yourself. Be who you are. You don't have to change your life.
don't have to join the Gay Club. Let your feelings out and be happy.
There might be some consequences, but I'm a strong believer that if
you're okay with yourself, others will be, too. And yes, stay away from
the places where they still hate us.
And always remember, that it took
a lot of work and some lives to get that far. That's what PRIDE
is all about: Remembering how we got here, but also walk the streets
with pride of who we are.
This article ran in the June 18, 2013 Issue of GRAB Magazine.