Utah, I mean what do you think when someone mentions the state of Utah. I doubt It’s Alex Mecum, but let me assure that he is from the great state of Utah. Alex has only been on the gay porn scene for a few years but has made an impact.
Having grown up in Utah Alex understands that there is a stigma that porn actors are dirty people with no souls or aspirations. His journey is quite exciting and nothing like what you might think.
He came out as gay (sort of), at the age of 18, during his rebellious period, however, he admits that he remained conflicted until about 23. He explained that it was hard to understand what was happening in his life.
It was while on a religious mission that he finally came to terms with himself. It was during this time that he began to ask questions, but it came down to one question, am I gay?
“You have to understand that we’re taught that one will have no true happiness with the gay lifestyle,” Alex stated.
He openly talks about his “coming out” to his parents and siblings. He told his brother’s and sister first, but “I was scared to tell my mom,” he states. “Our relationship was strained for about two years, but we have made progress,” Alex explained that his coming out was a relief and he was able to live his own life finally.
In 2012, he attended Gay Pride in NYC that he finally understood that he was “normal,” and began to celebrate life.
So how did his porn career, I always ask “you didn’t just wake up and decide to do porn?” Therefore, I always find this an interesting aspect of their story. Alex would return to Utah in 2015 there he maintained two jobs and at the same time conducting research. But after losing his positions at the university and in need of money he did his first scene for Sean Cody with then-boyfriend.
“I’m an exhibitionist,” so he did his first solo scene, which he didn’t appear to have any issue doing. When asked about doing porn, he says “it’s just sex, it’s easy to do, and I get paid to do it.”
His significant major scene was for Falcon Studios with Kyle Cash and said that he was insecure and nervous about performing. “it was hard keeping my concentration when you have the director giving instructions.”
When asked how he overcame being nervous and insecure performing in front of people he explained that he has to tune out everyone on the set, and focus on his scene partner. “before working with someone, I look for something in common with them and talking for a while helps,” he said.
It is no secret that Alex has done a few scenes bareback, we had to ask about his point-of-view. “You have to promote healthy sex practices in both your professional and personal life,” he said. It comes to personal responsibility, Alex understands that some people believe that doing bareback scenes promotes unsafe sex, he also knows that it’s about being responsible for your health.
“People fail to realize that you’re a person and it’s also easy to look at you as an object and not a person,” he stated. While he might get paid to “have sex,” he truly looks at this as a job, and nothing more. He professionally approaches every job, respecting his scene partner and himself. “it’s about chemistry, and if there is none, which happens, you have a job to do.”
It might surprise people to know that Alex and his husband are quite active in supporting LGBTQ people around the world. Currently they have a website to support and raise money for the Rainbow Railroad. An organization that is dedicated to helping LGBTQ person escape persecution in countries where they are targets of violence.
Asked about his future, he says “porn has to be an outlet, sort of a hobby and it cannot define me.” He currently lives in Canada with his husband, Carter Dane.
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