The Art Of Sobriety

Los Angeles based photographer John Arsenault on his traumatic childhood, drinking, drug use, suicide attempts, his art and 15 years of continuous sobriety. BY TOM PARDOE  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Raised in a small town in northern Massachusetts, John Arsenault moved to New York City in 1997 to pursue a degree in photography at…

DADDY Issues

Dr. Ralph Mayer on being a gay dad, intergenerational relationships and his budding acting career. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM He is a doctor and he plays one on TV. To say that Los Angeles based obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Ralph Mayer is a man of many hats would be a gross understatement. In…

Ginger FEVER [cover feature]

Dancer and muscle jock underwear model Eddie Eduardo talks to DJ Dan DeLeon about his love for LA, upcoming dance events and how being ginger has its advantages. BY DJ DAN DELEON  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM If there was an award for rebranding the ginger male stereotype—Eddie Eduardo would definitely be a top contender.…

Puppet Master [cover feature]

Excerpts from a conversation with Long Beach puppeteer Matt Scott. Magic, imagination and keeping the dream alive. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM  |  MAKE UP BY ADAM WINTER “As a child I was always a loner and a wanderer. I sought out private spaces to be alone with my imagination, which always…

Erotic OUTLAW

Eric Paul Leue, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2014, on his title year, brotherhood and why leather is more than just “leather.” BY GUY BALDWIN, M.S.  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM As a general rule, I prefer to conduct interviews in a quiet, civilized setting, with a cup of tea and an audio recording device. But…

LEO Rising

Leatherman and Payaso’s co-founder Leo Iriarte on polyamory, sexual freedom, Mother Teresa and making a difference in people’s lives. BY GABRIEL GREEN | PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM In the exciting, close-knit world of local leathermen Leo Iriarte has held numerous titles. He was third runner up for Eagle LA Mr. Leather 2010, first runner up…

OWNing It

As a gay, black single father in Hollywood, Karamo Brown makes his #OWN way. BY ROB SMITH Karamo Brown is a very busy man. An average day consists of waking up and hosting his digital show on the OWN network, #OWNSHOW, developing television show concepts with his newly formed production company, sifting through potential modeling…

COMING CLEAN

Ducati Models’ Nick Capra on breaking free from the shackles of addiction, dealing with tragic loss and reigniting his career in the adult film industry. BY PAULO MURILLO  |  PHOTO BY ANTHONY DURAN Adult video veteran Nick Capra came out of retirement earlier this year with nine months of clean and sober time under his…

Last Reminder

Critically acclaimed Palm Springs Pride headliner Aiden James on playing live in L.A., natural disasters and why an artists’ sexuality should be secondary to their art. BY BRENDEN SHUCART | PHOTO BY NEAL SANTOS Scruffy, adorable, with a luminous presence and a voice as warm and clear as a bell—Aiden James stands out from the…

GIRL GONE WiLD

The self-proclaimed alien from the planet Glamtron—Alaska Thunderfuck—on the meaning of drag, the perks of being sober and attention seeking fame whores. BY PAULO MURILLO | PHOTO BY BELLA PEYSER RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 contestant, recording artist and drag performer Alaska Thunderfuck is desperately seeking a Redbull. Her phone interview with THE FIGHT is…