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I caught up with Leo Rex to talk about porn, sex, and learning to do the splits.

What led you to exploring the world of porn?

I’ve been watching it for about a decade, so I thought I’d give something back! I love performing, and the pay is so sassy. Also, sex is so fun and liberating, it’s exciting and wild — it’s just all-round woo! Why isn’t everybody doing porn?

Leo Rex on set for Lucas Entertainment

Leo Rex on set for Lucas Entertainment (image supplied)

What do you enjoy about live performances compared to on-camera work?

I love live shows — you have an audience, and I love the interaction with the people. It’s just so — showy! It can be theatrical, and artsy, I love how expressive it all can be. There’s music, a different atmosphere, and I love how people get turned on, because that makes me so horny!

Would you describe yourself as an exhibitionist?

One million percent. I’m all about that life.

Leo Rex on set for Lucas Entertainment

Leo Rex on set for Lucas Entertainment (image supplied)

I’m impressed by anyone who can do the splits — did you train as a dancer?

I never trained formally, but I really wanted to be a dancer. Two years ago, I booked a one-way flight to Ibiza, and blagged my way to getting some sick dance jobs in some of the super-clubs.

I started practising contortion, and training myself. But the reason that I can now get into the splits so easily is because last year I ripped my hamstring during an audition. I was crippled for a few weeks, but totally worth it because now my right leg is super-flexible.

Any vacation plans for the summer?

I’ve got a flight booked to go back to Ibiza, plus now I’ve got this booming porn career — which I love. I want to go to America and do it! Plus, I want to go to Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. Fuck it — let’s do it all!

What are some of your goals or ambitions for the rest of 2018?

I want to carry on doing what I’m doing, and be able to comfortably bottom so I can be a vers model. I want to start modelling in the US, and just get more and more well-known, and build more fans. Then I can use that platform to promote positivity and inspire others. I also write raps, so I want to start putting that out. As well as continuing to travel, live wild stories, and have jokes times.

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I caught up with author Samer Bo to talk about writing erotic gay fiction in Egypt.

What led you to start writing erotic gay fiction?

I was forgetting what was happening. I noticed that when someone asked me about what happened to me the previous week, I couldn’t remember the details.

I think forgetting was my defence-mechanism for all the pain and trouble.

So, I started by writing my diaries, which ended to be quite erotic sometimes. Then that moved to erotic fiction.

Where do you draw inspiration from for your stories?

Inspiration comes from my personal experiences and sometimes my friends’ experiences. Other times, I just meet a guy or watch a movie, and it inspires me to write a story.

Who are your target audience?

I write for myself before anyone else. I’d love all gay men to read and get aroused by my stories.

But I guess I do write for minorities — people who don’t usually get represented in media, porn, or erotic stories. I want people to see themselves represented in my novels.

What sort of feedback do you get from your readers?

I get a lot of positive feedback from people in the Middle East who finally find a voice speaking to them. Some see me as a role model — a type of Egyptian guy that they never see in the media.

Do your friends and family know that you write erotic gay fiction?

Only some close friends know. I’m not in touch with my family anyway. Samer is my real name, but I changed my last name to Bo.

Have you had any negative reactions to the gay erotic fiction that you write?

I only tell people about my writing if I know that they’re either gay or gay friendly. So I haven’t had negative reactions in that respect.

However, I have had multiple incidents of homophobia. I was arrested once.

Son of the President isn’t an erotic story, how did that story come to you?

That story is based on the real-life story of an older friend that I met a few years ago. I told him about my erotic stories, and he asked me to write an erotic story inspired by his experiences.

However, I felt that if I wrote it as erotica, it would take away from the essence of the story. So I left it as non-erotic story.

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What do you hope that people feel when reading your stories?

First of all, aroused from my erotic stories. Plus, I want people to feel represented.

Gay Arabs are not represented in any kind of media. We’re being suppressed and discriminated against. A lot of gay men in the Middle East feel that being gay is wrong, and that homosexuality is a sin.

This is my small way to help those men feel better about themselves.

What are some of your goals and ambitions for the remainder of 2018?

More stories, maybe some non-erotic ones. I’m also helping a friend of mine to change his non-erotic short story into a play.

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