What made some states more sexually open than others, did he think?
Keller said he wasn’t sure but surmised that people were less buttoned up in more largely working-class states. Washington state was tough, but Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas were happy hunting.
I thought, ‘She’s really doing this right now, and I identify with what she’s doing.’”)After his frustrated art studies sortie came a B. Desperation and poverty, and a little bit of curiosity thrown into the mix” led Keller to begin making porn in 2004.“I watched lot of it.
I liked the Sean Cody site in particular, and sent them an application.
He really liked me ’cos I’m a good kisser.”Confirming his image of Texas as extremely conservative, Keller said the state was the worst by far for finding participants for Colby Does America.“It feels like it’s gotten much more conservative and worse,” he said. On the last day we found someone from Oklahoma to come to have sex there. There’s a strong libertarian community there, I guess.”While he has “a lot of lovely, empathetic friends” in Texas, the typical response to a shirtless picture Keller would send to men over Grindr there was: “Oh, I guess you never put your clothes on,” he said.
I had been worried about Oklahoma, but we filmed three videos there and could have filmed three more.”Austin isn’t a liberal oasis, Keller insisted. “It was very anti-sex and strait-laced.”Kentucky was a sex bonanza—”I got lucky in Kentucky, a lot”—as were Mississippi and Alabama, but not Tennessee.
In one shot for Vivienne Westwood’s new womenswear campaign, the gay porn star Colby Keller is in red thigh-high boots, a tiny pair of bikini briefs, and a tatty-looking—though probably very expensive—housecoat.
He is—as his fans know him through his videos for distributors including Sean Cody, Randy Blue, Cocky Boys, and others—rugged, bearded, and muscular.When we met at The Daily Beast offices—he with his husband and publicist, the fabulously named Karl Marks—Keller said the fashion shoot may have derived from a picture of him in vintage Westwood trousers that his friend, the designer Bernhard Willhelm, sent to Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood’s husband.Keller said Westwood also could have heard of him through an auction both had participated in.The shoot was a break from Keller’s Colby Does America project, in which he aims to have sex on camera with someone in every state (he is up to 49).The Westwood shoot was his first high-profile non-porn gig.