Erik Rhodes (pornographic actor)

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Erik Rhodes
Erik Rhodes.jpg
Erik Rhodes at the GayVNs
Born James Elliott Naughtin[1]
(1982-02-08)February 8, 1982
Long Island, New York,
U.S.
Died June 14, 2012(2012-06-14) (aged 30) [2]
Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of death
Cardiac arrest
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
No. of adult films 38 (per IAFD)[3]
Website
[2]

Erik Rhodes (born James Elliott Naughtin) (February 8, 1982 – June 14, 2012) was an openly gay American gay pornographic film actor, under an exclusive pornographic career contract with Falcon Studios. He played versatile roles in videos and in his private sex life. He was also notable in New York's gay nightlife and social circles, Rhodes used to date fashion designer Marc Jacobs.[4]

Rhodes was the second pornographicactor to perform in the top role with noted top-man Matthew Rush as the bottom in the film Heaven to Hell. He also topped top-man Jason Adonis in his first onscreen role as bottom in the film The Farmer's Son, by film director Chris Steele[5]

Rhodes made his struggles with drugs and depression public for years. He was a blogger and frequently wrote of his heavy usage of both club drugs and bodybuilding steroids. In 2011 he had a circumcision to remove the foreskin from his penis. He died in his sleep from a cardiac arrest on June 14, 2012.[6] He was cremated per his family's request.[7] Rhodes's HIV positive status revelation posthumously via a New York Times article generated controversy.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Eric Rhodes in L.A. Zombie
  • Studio 2000
    • Flesh (2004)
  • Falcon Entertainment
    • Super Soaked (2005)
    • Heaven To Hell (2005)
    • Flex (2005)
    • Cross Country 1 & 2 (2005)
    • Driver (2005)
    • Beefcake (2006)
    • From Top to Bottom (2006)
    • The Velvet Mafia 1 (2006)
    • Basic Plumbing 3 (2006)
    • The Farmers Son (2007)
    • Rush and Release (2007)
    • Ivy League (2007)
    • Dare (2007)
    • Overtime (2007)
    • Fleet Week (2008)
    • Afterparty (2008)
    • Best Men Part 1: The Bachelor Party (2008)
    • Best Men Part 2: The Wedding Party (2008)
    • Asylum (2009)

Awards[edit]

  • 2009
    • XBIZ AWARD NOMINEE: GLBT Performer of the Year

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunkin, Alex (June 15, 2012). "Falcon Star Erik Rhodes Dies". Australia: gaynewsnetwork.com.au. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ Posted by QMN. (June 14, 2012). "Sad & Shocking News: Erik Rhodes Has Passed Away In His Sleep". Queer Me Now. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  3. ^ Erik Rhodes at the Internet Adult Film Database. Retrieved on 2008-03-02.
  4. ^ Marc Jacobs’ Porn Star Pal Needs To Shut Up from Gawker February 11, 2008
  5. ^ Pornparks Interview
  6. ^ An Early Death but Perhaps Not a Surprise from The New York Times June 20, 2012
  7. ^ Moloney Funeral Home: James Naughtin from www.moloneyfh.com June 15, 2012
  8. ^ Posthumous HIV Disclosure Stirs Debate from POZ magazine June 22, 2012
  9. ^ a b [1] 2008 Grabby Award Nominees and Winners

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