If you like your Heartthrobs with muscles and an extra helping of ink, Dean Van Damme is the man for you. Dean is one of the hottest male stars in the UK adult scene. If you weren't familiar with him before, this interview will fill you in on how he got into the adult industry, his wildest scene and his thoughts on having a large gay following.
1. Were you a fan of porn prior to getting into the industry? Did you have any favourite adult stars?
Dean: "Not really, I'd seen the odd clip on free sites such as pornhub. I didn't even know there was a UK industry."
2. How did you get into the adult industry? Did you have any misconceptions or preconceived notions of what the industry would be like?
Dean: "As a joke I applied to a girls website, gave some information about myself and sent some pictures. I thought I'd never even hear back, but got a reply within 10 minutes saying I looked great and did I want to go round for an audition (fuck) on Sunday..... I was shocked but went round, put in a good performance and never looked back! I did think the porn industry would be a glamorous easy job, but the reality is that it is a hard job and there is no glamour at all. Its hard to perform in front of people and that's why only a small percentage of males can be a stud."
3. Were your friends shocked or surprised that you got into porn?
Dean: "Some were shocked but others not so much...... I've always been someone who gets myself in funny situations."
4. What was your first scene like? Were you nervous?
Dean: "My first scene went really well, although the guy filming it put me to the test and the sex went on for about 2 hours before my pop shot!"
5. Are there any porn stars out there that you'd love to work with?
Dean: "Not really, its just a job..... Pussy is pussy at the end of the day."
6. What's the wildest scene that you've been a part of?
Dean: "I done a hardcore anal, fisting, bondage, water sport scene in Budapest..... It was a long day!"
7. What do you consider to be your sexiest feature?
Dean: "My body."
8. How many tattoos do you have? And what's the meaning behind your ink?
Dean: "I have 2 tattoos, one full arm sleeve and one full arm/chest/neck/shoulder piece. No meaning, i just think the body is a blank canvas to work with."
9. You've done great some shoots with photographers like Gilles Crofta, is modelling something you are looking to pursue more?
Dean: "I enjoy modelling and I'd love to do more. Gilles Crofta is an amazing photographer to work with and a great guy as well."
10. With your model work and solo scene, you've developed quite the large gay following. How does it feel knowing that you are viewed as a sex symbol and icon to not only female porn watchers, but to gay men as well?
Dean: "I love all my fans the same.... straight, gay or bi. I think its great having gay fans, they're brilliant."
11. What's next for Dean Van Damme?
Dean: "I'm producing and performing and just want to pay off my debts and save some money. Who knows what the future holds....."
Random Rapid Fire Questions.
1. Favourite quote? Simple.... Live life!
2. Item you can't leave home without... Phone.
3. Favourite exercise? All squats.
4. Hidden talent? Strength and conditioning coach.
5. Song you can't get out of your head? The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"
6. Best thing about being a porn star? The money.
7. Boxers or briefs? Both.