Four in a row. The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado. Arpad Miklos (above) committed suicide last Sunday, at age 45.
Gay porn star Erik Rhodes--who died in his sleep last week--battled a variety of problems, all of them exacerbated by the fact that he was a smart, deeply feeling person with full-throttle awareness of himself and his oppressions. According to Jacob Bernstein's piece in today's New York Times, Eri ... More >>
Erik Rhodes was a charismatic porn icon who was open about various addictions, and who had coped with rage issues. Last time I spoke to him, he was incredibly charming and funny and delightful to be around.
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