It is always good to catch a star on the rise, and that is exactly what I did when it comes to the handsome and super intelligent Eddy Ceetee. Eddy, who currently resides in Boston, has become very well known in such a short period of time due to his presence at one of the best (if not the best) studios out there right now- Titan Men. His chiseled body and warm smile has delighted fans for months, enough to earn him a Best Newcomer nomination this past weekend at the annual Grabby Awards in Chicago. With all that is going on with him, Eddy sat down with Manhattan Digest to discuss this and so much more.
So tell me how you got into the industry in the first place?
I’ve always thought about it and something I did research on. I was bartending in Providence at Ego where two very known stars, Jesse Jackman and Dirk Caber, were guests there. I started talking to them and they said I would be perfect for it, which I obliged and then they got me in contact with Jasun Mark (Director for Titan Men). I had an interview with another company which I didn’t feel as good about it as I did with Titan. I felt completely comfortable there.
When I talked to Jasun he was pretty much opened to whatever I wanted, even the contract I was signed to was tailor made for that sort of thing. A couple of months later I flew to Los Angeles to film my first couple of scenes, and it has been great ever since.
So in my opinion, Titan Men’s models always seemed to be the most physically fit and look natural while doing so unlike other studios where the guys can look borderline plastic. That being said, has health and fitness always been in your life or did it spur when you joined the industry?
100 percent been about health and fitness. I remember the day I got my drivers license was the same day I got a gym membership. I was always skinny, especially in high school, and I knew I always wanted to be bigger and more muscular. If you look at pictures of me over the years I have grown and changed and I just like that I am able to manipulate my body in anyway that I want and I get results right away. There aren’t many things in life that you can get results instantly and I feel like with my body that I have gotten to know it so well so I can manipulate it and make it grow and do these changes.
Health is something I also take very seriously. I don’t know what it is because my parents let us eat whatever we wanted growing up, but I knew in the back of it I wanted to be healthy. Coming into this business I was already muscular and knew I had the body and I say that with pride because I am at the gym 7 days a week. I put the gym before a lot of other things in my life. I wasn’t born like this and want to be able to keep this momentum going for as long as I can.
So did you have any inspirations that got you into this industry?
My favorite is Francois Sagat. I like what he has done with his career and he has made something out of it. If there is a way of being classy in this industry, I feel like he did it.
So I know you are still new in this industry so your first scene wasn’t too long ago. Can you tell me about it and what it was like?
I was actually very nervous! For some reason though, it felt right. My biggest fear was I was going to go into this and regret it and when I came out of it not doing so, I knew it was the right thing.
My first scene was with Nick Prescott, however for whatever reason Titan didn’t release that as my first. I think they wanted the big shock and Nick Capra has been around for 10-15 years so I think it was a great decision there to put that as the first scene as it got me out there more. It was amazing. Nick and I connected right away and we hung out after it was over even with us being together for six hours straight. I have heard from a lot of other guys in this industry that the first guy they have a scene with they develop a connection with. You are putting your all out there and having someone to share it with so I think that is what that experience was.
So your background tells me that you grew up in Lebanon until you were 10, then moved to Connecticut and have been living in Boston for the past couple of years. As someone who is out and proud, was it difficult for you growing up to come out regardless of your geographical location?
I didn’t think about anything gay before I came here. I don’t remember anytime before I was 10 where I felt like I had a gay moment. I always had crushes on girls. Around 14 I started having feelings for men, but I still dated girls and had a girlfriend throughout high school. Originally, I didn’t want to accept what was going on and deal with those feelings so I would try to not think about it. The first time I was with a guy was when I drove two hours away for it and convinced myself that I wasn’t going to like it and then I’ll forget these feelings. Turns out I liked it and never went back to women. Dabbled for a bit, but never completely back. I’ve been with different types of people and am open about it. I think I’m just human so if I feel a certain way about someone why not just go with it?
A lot of guys who work in the business also wind up doing escorting on the side or as a duality type of thing. Is that something you would consider?
I did it for a while, I just don’t know if it’s my thing. I have nothing against it at all, but it’s not for me. I don’t feel comfortable doing it, but I’ve done it here and there and it just didn’t feel right. For me. Everyone wants attention, love or to feel important, so a lot of these people who hire escorts- that’s what they want. You are pretty much helping these people feel better about themselves. So I don’t think there is anything wrong with it.
I ask this in all my interviews regarding barebacking in scenes. Would you ever do it?
I feel the industry is heading to be completely bareback, but it’s something I don’t want to do now. I’m a big advocate of safe sex, and from my experience with some of the fans that contact me that are 18 and 19 years old and some of my clients is that they are simply uneducated. If they see bareback all the time, they think it is going to be more OK to do it. It is not. People forget that this is real life as well, and even though you may be taking care of yourself the other person might not. Sex is supposed to be fun and happy, you just don’t want to be worried about diseases and other stuff out there. If you can avoid getting some of this stuff, why not?
I just don’t want to do it because its putting the wrong message out there- for me. I have friends who do it and have nothing against it, however I am educated enough in my personal life that I will not do that. I don’t want to put it out there for the younger gays to think its OK to do that without the education behind it.
Do you have a particular actor or director you want to work with?
I know he doesn’t really shoot anymore but I would love to do a scene with Francois. I put all these interviews out there hoping he would hit me up, but he hasn’t! I just think hes awesome and love the photography that he does, its very artsy and weird which I love.
A lot of people who come into this industry are flashes in the pan, where they are hot for a minute and then are out the next. How do you plan on elongating the Eddy Ceetee brand and going the distance in this industry?
I already feel like I’m different than most of these people because I am thinking outside of the sex in the scenes and not just the now moment. I believe that no matter how you get a voice, use it in a positive way. That is what i am going by. My favorite quote is, “aspire to be admired”, so if you present yourself in a certain way, people will want to cling onto you.
If you are in the Boston area, check out this great event that Eddy will be apart of!