Gay-Porn Titan Embraces Politics
Neocon blogger tackles international affairs
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2008 6:58 PM CDT
Perez Hilton takes off actor Michael Lucas' shirt at Paper Magazine's third annual nightlife awards held at Spotlight Live on October 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Michael Lucas is a successful entrepreneur with a burning interest in politics—not unusual, except that he made his fortune in gay porn. The actor-director-producer, a New York nightlife stalwart, is also a self-proclaimed pundit. The New Republic checks in with the outspoken blogger, who bashes liberal gays who “side with burqa-wearing, jihad-screaming, Koran-crazed Muslims.”

The secular Jewish neocon—and former prostitute—enthusiastically supports Israel and describes the Koran as "today's Mein Kampf" even as he cranks out apolitical films. The man behind the well-received 2006 porn epic La Dolce Vita once staged a live sex show in Tel Aviv, offering free admission to Israeli soldiers, a la “American USO-style shows,” he says.