Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career Retrospective

Oct 24, 2011 | Posted by Cedric DeWittison in Uncategorized

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveAfter 10 years as one of gay porn's bonafide modern megastars, muscle god bodybuilder Matthew Rush has retired from gay porn. In multiple tweets on his renamed Twitter, Matthew gave the reason why: he's found true love. You see, love conquers all needs to get paid for sex. Let's look back on the career of one the most famous pornstars of the last decade.

Gay porn got its first bi-racial superstar when Matthew was born in September 1972. As a young man, he started out as a personal trainer and competed in bodybuilding contests, including the Gay Games in Amsterdam and Sydney, Australia. (Didja' know he even got a degree from Penn State in Exercise Physiology?) In 2001, that beefy body reached wider acclaim when he started his porn career with Jocks Studios. His almost godlike masculinity and total intimidation of his tops earned him a contract with Falcon Studios as their "Lifetime Exclusive." Yes, there was a time when poor Matthew and his body was going to be owned by Falcon clear into his 90s.

Things started out grand. In 2002, Matthew won the Grabby Award for Best Newcomer and Best Solo, and the GayVN Award for Best Newcomer.

While filming his dozens of movies for Falcon, Matthew quickly became a household porn name, thanks to his unbeatable body, his mastery of making the most masculine of men his quivering bitch bottom, and his insatiable sexual prowess. Our personal early favorite is "Hazed" (2001), a locker room porn where Matthew swaggers in wearing football gear and single-handedly commands almost an entire football team to deep-tongue his ass. The total top then rocked every pornhound's world in Falcon's "Take Flight 2" (2004), a high-flying cockpit cockfest where, for the first time on film, Matthew gave up his booty and bottomed for Rob Romoni.

Then came Matthew's infamous on camera emotional breakdown. For Falcon Studio's "Best Man," Matthew film a scene with gay-for-pay Zeb Atlas, in what was being heavily prompted as Zeb's first full on sex scene with another man. Matthew was supposed to suck off and get fucked by Zeb, and felt honored that the straight dude chose lil' ol' Matthew to be his first. Oh no, gurl—Zeb went behind everyone's back and got sucked off by daddy Jake Cruise first, ruining the promotional impact of the Falcon scene. Matthew got pissed! (The blowjob was filmed, but the anal sex never was.)

It doesn't end there. Apparently Zeb didn't clean his ass properly, so Matthew's hot rim job resulted in Matthew catching a lovely intestinal parasite called Giardia, resulting in lots of cheery vomiting and diarrhea. Matthew shot an emotional video detailing between sobs the hell his life hath wrought.

Then, hard times. After venturing into porn direction with Falcon's "Rush and Release" (2007), he turned to the inevitable escort work (wonder what were his rates?) before being released from his "Lifetime Exclusive" contract in 2009. Matthew laid low for a hot minute.

Every all-American success story has a great comeback, and so does Matthew's. He started in a couple high profile gay non-porn films—"Another Gay Movie," Bruce La Bruce's "L.A. Zombie," and a TV film "Third Man Out" with Chad Allen. He started filming porn again as a regular over at MenOver30.com (he's nearly 40!). His most widely known comeback was in Dominic Ford's acclaimed 2010 3D porn spoof, "Whorry Potter and the Sorcerer's Balls," playing the campily named Voldemorecock. In 2010, he won the Grabby and GayVN Awards for Most Versatile Performer.

Part of Matthew's enduring success is his easy-going, warm personality. He seems like a genuinely nice guy. Also, he's openly gay.

Today, you can see Matthew as the peppy and personable host of gay porn's slutty reality show "So You Think You Can Fuck." Just this month, he finished up a San Fran run in the stage play "Making Porn." Boy remains busy as a bee. Certainly, a few more unreleased scenes will also surface. But as for now, our beefy boy has found love and is bidding adieu to a life of getting paid for sex.

Of course, pornstars habitually retire only to return. For the time being, we wish Matt and his partner much happiness in this bright new chapter. Oh, and if you have photos of Matt's new amour, email me at cedric@fleshbot.com!

· Matthew Rush (pornographic actor) (wikipedia.org)
· Matthew Rush (alsgaypornstars.com)

Early bodybuilding muscle worship video of a deliciously young Matthew.

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveMatthew during the early Falcon years.

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveMatthew bottoms on camera for the first time in Falcon's "Take Flight 2."

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveShooting the infamous sex scene with Zeb Atlas for Falcon's "Best Man."

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveNo, Matthew, nooooo!!! (Matthew rims Zeb for Falcon's "Best Man.")

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveMatthew fucks Eddie Diaz in Dominic Ford's "Whorry Potter."

Porn Megastar Matthew Rush Retires: A Career RetrospectiveThe latter day Rush, with Kyle Butler at MenOver30.com.

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