Oh, yes. He is undeniably handsome. But apparently he is also one of those born-again-after-doing-it-all porn actors. Their come-to-jesus schtick is a well known one. This time it is Markie More the one that suddenly finds... Moroni? He's Mormon-adjacent now, ya'll. And he's AGAINST porn. Mr. More has been doing porn for awhile and if you like the hyper-masculine jock type (you know who you are) you may have come across his oeuvre at one moment or another during the last years. But now he's joined a Mormon-backed anti-porn movement. Yep. Oh, Markie has had some issues with porn. He's had moments before, like when he first accused an exec of death threats and now apparently he's left porn 'definitely' to become part of a Mormon funded (even through they deny it) anit-porn campaign.
I'm usually for giving porn performers a pass. For all the glamour and sexy exterior of the trade, it is obvious that it's not an easy job. It is a job after all, and they would not get paid if it were easy. I also tend to like my fav porn performers and try to support them. I try to see the person behind the persona. It's not easy, I imagine, keeping up with an idealized image of who we are, entirely dependent on our physical appearance and sexual prowess and with the obvious pressures of the porn industry to, well, perform.
It requires a special kind of person to have sex on-camera and to be able to withstand the fact that you are wanted for whatever outstanding physical attributes you have and the a persona you project while having sex rather than by for who you really are in real life. You also need a very healthy dose of exhibitionism to do porn. But he's not alone. There's hundreds of porn performers who go through our screens every year and do not wake up one day and decide that they'll join some cult and realize they are against something that up until that moment seemed to be their bread and butter. Literally. So when a gay-for-pay porn actor gets a come-to-jesus call and starts preaching against what until a few months ago (and more than 100 scenes later) was lining his pockets I call malarkey.
You see, Markie is now helping spread the lies and misinformation this anti-porn organization promotes and has added a link to it from his twitter profile. Of course, Markie will not give back all the money he has made in porn or donate some of that 'tainted' money to let's say, The Trevor Project or any of the organizations that fight homophobia, or human trafficking or that promote information about the porn industry. But I'm sure the Mormons in charge of the anti-porn scam he belongs to now will remunerate him well.
Markie More will stop selling sex and now he'll start selling lies. Color me unsurprised.
Oh, in case you were curious, here's a sample of Mr. More's work, before he found Jesus, of course: