Who are the 10 Most Influential Gay Porn Stars of the 2010 Decade?

The 2010 decade is almost over. Over the course of the past eight years, the gay porn industry has produced several iconic stars that have become quite influential for their work in and out of it. Question is… who has done the best at making a name for themselves and why?

We polled a ton of people this question: who is the most influential gay porn star of the 2010 decade? Influence can mean so many things: big personality on social media, mainstream attention, winning awards, looks… etc. Which men have been able to combine those things and become the force that they are today?

Take a look at our picks for the 10 most influential men in gay porn from the past decade.



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Colby Jansen. What makes Colby such an influential star is that his kinks really know no limits. Sure, he does scenes that feature him with another dude (or dudes), but he also goes beyond that by entering himself into categories like bisexual, trans and so much more which really makes him such a versatile and award-winning performer.


Rocco Steele. The daddy of all daddies. For so many years, the norm in the gay porn industry veered towards the younger, muscular and hairless type. Rocco was one of the pivotal dudes to flip the switch on that by showcasing just how incredible men of a certain age can be on camera. This has led him to win a ton of awards for his work as well as creating a successful underwear line and launching one of the most followed OnlyFans account on the web today. Not too shabby.



Boomer Banks. Finding success out of the porn industry can be tough for many, but this New York City resident has proven he can do that and then some. He’s done some big (a pun that can easily be used on him indeed) things in the mainstream world like walking the runway for iconic designer Marco Marco and developing a close friendship with RPDR season 10 finalist Kameron Michaels (fashion line in the works soon?) He’s proof that you don’t need to be a one trick pony in life to become the star you deserve to be.



Sean Zevran. Shaved or not, Sean is one sexy dude. He started his career with Randy Blue before transitioning into multiple films with Falcon Studios and Raging Stallion. Along the way, he’s picked up Performer of the Year at the XBiz Awards and has become outspoken about many issues going on in the world today, most notably racism in and out of the adult industry.



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Blake Mitchell. If Spiderman had a gay porn counterpart, Blake would be it. His influence primarily comes from being one of the most followed stars on Twitter and Instagram as well as his copious amounts of award-winning scenes with Helix Studios. His humor is also very bold and brash, like his hypothesis that SNL star Pete Davidson is packing. The latter later somewhat backed that up, so Blake may have been onto something (insert eggplant emoji).



Francois Sagat. He is considered by many to be somewhat of a “god” in the world of gay porn. The longevity that Francois has created for himself is truly remarkable, in that he entered the industry way back in the early 2000’s and is still very relevant to this day. He made his return to it recently, performing in scenes for Men.com (including a gay porn Justice League parody with RPDR legend Manila Luzon), and is still incredibly hot all this time later. Werk.  



#krisEvans #GayPornstar #Model

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Kris Evans. The walking Ken Doll. Kris is a superbly dreamy dude who happens to be one of Bel Ami’s biggest success stories over the past decade. He retired last year but made quite the impact as one of the most classically handsome dudes the industry has ever seen (according to many people).



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Dirk Caber. Dirk sort of rings true to what Rocco was described as earlier: a smoking hot daddy who plays that role to perfection. He has capitalized on that notion in many of his scenes, while also creating a versatility about himself that goes beyond sexual positioning. This includes his kink side, which can be seen at several different events like MAL (Mr. Atlantic Leather) and in certain scenes you can click on while perusing the internet. Woof.  



Sun in burning waiting for @chuchomartinx and then #timtales

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Tim Kruger. To go from being a simple star to running one of the most popular gay porn companies on the web is quite the accomplishment. Tim created TimTales many years ago, which he both performs and directs in. The website features tons of incredibly handsome men who perform quite well in an amateur type setting. All of his hard work has paid off, as Tim reportedly has a net worth of $14 million dollars. Not bad.  



Headed to San Diego.

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Brent Corrigan. Quite possibly one of the most mainstream gay porn stars ever… so much so that a movie was made about him. Brent started his career in a very controversial way while with Cobra Video, but was able to get out of that situation and become a big star in the industry back in the early 2000’s. After taking a long hiatus from it, he returned recently to much fanfare and adoration. His interview with the web series Hey Qween earlier this year was one of their most popular, further proving that a little break can go a long way.

Who would you put on this list? Anyone on here that you disagree with?

This was created by one of our Contributing Writers and does not reflect the opinion of Instinct Magazine or the other Contributing Writers when it comes to this subject.

Josh Duhamel Gets Shirtless While Doing Outdoor Activities

Any excuse to see Josh Duhamel shirtless is a good one right?

The Love, Simon actor enjoyed some quality time with his son Axl and several family members at a lake over the weekend. Axl's mother Fergie, nor his most recent ex-girlfriend Eiza Gonzalez, were not present for the outdoor activities. 

What was present, however, was Josh's absurdly hot body that he displayed multiple times on Instagram. The board shorts that he wore for one particular photo rode very, very low... which we have no complaints about at this present time. 

There was also that time he stripped down to his tighty whities for his film Spaceman a couple of years back. Josh continues to be the gift that keeps on giving.


Nothing better than time at the lake with my sisters and the kids. #Family #MissYouKass

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Ricky Martin & Jwan Yosef Leave Little to the Imagination at the Beach

We were jealous of the beach that Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef were on yesterday.

The absurdly handsome couple were in an Italian seaside resort called Porto Cervo on Saturday. They spent the night beforehand at a UNICEF Gala alongside Heidi Klum and several other celebrities.

They enjoyed a very sunny day out by relaxing, eating, swimming and showing off their impeccably perfect bodies for the masses to enjoy. Need an example? Look what Ricky posted yesterday:


Suns out Tongues out

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Holy moly. Ricky donned a speedo of sorts before changing into a pair of blue trunks, while Jwan opted for a pair of baby blue and red ones. The hotness from said photos is almost too much to handle. 

Check out the photo recap on OK! Magazine here. Happy Sunday all. 



Social Media Slams GQ Over 'Stockier Builds' Photo

As someone who is a card-carrying member of the stocky boys club, I have just one thing to ask GQ: "Girl... what is this?"



The famed men's lifestyle magazine posted an article about The Best Swim Trunks for Stocky Body Types, and used a photo on the tweet to promote it that makes absolutely no sense.



No shade to any of the men pictured (they are all quite attractive), but it would take about 2.5 of their bodies put together in order for at least one of them to be considered "stocky." 

On the contrary, the article itself is done in a very informative way, as the author found the best swim trunks for a variety of body types. So this is a "kudos" in the journalism area, and a "umm... what?" in the social aspect. 

Naturally, Twitter dragged them for this faux pas, and the response was quite epic.





Certain men of thickness also chimed in to show the real deal in the world of all thing stocky. WERK!




Instinct Hottie of the Week is Go-Go Dancer Eddie Danger!

Eddie Danger and his six-pack abs, gyrating hips and super handsome face make him an easy candidate for Instinct's Hottie of the Week.

The 28-year-old has become extremely popular in the LGBT community over the past couple of years. Chances are you have either seen him go-go dancing at multiple clubs across the United States or have watched him shake his fine ass behind Johnny McGovern and a variety of guests (most recently RuPaul's Drag Race star Dusty Ray Bottoms) on the hit web series Hey Qween

The Washington D.C. resident spoke with us last September about his booming career, which has brought him down many different avenues in and out of gogo-dancing. This included Eddie always making a fool of himself in front of RuPaulhis very close friendship with Tatianna and some incredible moments that have happened to him while stripping to pay that rent and more.

Now Eddie's future looks brighter than ever. He plans to attend DragCon in New York City this September alongside labels Twisted Egos and DaftBoy as well as working on new music for the masses to enjoy.

Want to know more about Eddie? Follow him on Instagram here, and Twitter here.

Yum: Hugh Jackman and Another Hot Guy Hit The Beach

Hugh Jackman has been one piece of delicious eye candy to look at for many years now. Seeing him shirtless down under on a beach with another hot dude is icing on the already fantastic (and hairy) cake.

The Greatest Showman star (who sparked a major "Who Would You Rather" debate on Instinct between him and his castmate Zac Efron earlier this year) hit up Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday. The 49-year-old left very little to the imagination in a pair of board shorts and nothing else.

He was joined by his equally hunky personal trainer Michael Ryan while there. The two enjoyed a laugh or two while frolicking in the waters with one another. If smooth is your thing... then Michael is your guy (he also wears speedos a lot).

The Oscar-nominated actor is giving guys half his age a run for their money in the fitness and looks department. He turns 50 this coming October, but you could never guess given how phenomenal he's kept his body in shape over the years. 

Check out the sexy photos here.



That Booty Though! Justin T. Russo's Perfectly Shows Off His Rear

Illustrator Justin T. Russo is someone that you should know for more than just one reason.

The former Fire Island star has made quite the name for himself in the arts world, as he's shown his incredible pieces that blend entertainment, politics and more at major events over the years including RuPaul's DragCon back in September.

Justin has been experiencing a very successful summer professionally, which saw him develop an amazing t-shirt line exclusively for Etsy. The printed t-shirts that he produced feature a lot of iconic pop culture moments on the front of them, which range from when Monica (Courteney Cox) put a turkey on her head on the sitcom Friends to reintroducing Whoopi Goldberg's memorable line from Ghost with "We are ALL in Danger" and so much more.

He has also become a big social media influencer, where Justin boasts close to 25,000 followers on his Instagram platform alone (you can follow him here). His page has gotten very naughty over the past couple of days, where he's frolicked completely nude while out and about in the Fire Island Pines.

As if that wasn't enough. a brilliant photographer named StoneCreekCity (follow him here) captured his gorgeous body in the buff. Something truly exciting to witness at the end of a blah Monday.


Gus Kenworthy Takes His Boyfriend and Pup to the Beach

There is so much adorableness in this photo, we don't really know where to begin.

Olympic Bronze medalist Gus Kenworthy recently adopted a new pup after the unfortunate loss of his other one named Beemo, who passed away in May from a birth defect.

They named their new rescue dog (Beemo was one as well) Birdie, where Gus went into detail about his decision to adopt another pup in such a short period of time on his Instagram Friday.

Birdie even shares an Instagram account with the late Beemo, which boasts 134,000 followers. Not too shabby.



The day Matt and I visited the horrifying dog meat farm in South Korea we witnessed a mother dog giving birth to a litter of pups. The people at @hsiglobal told us that had they not been there filming my visit nobody would've seen the pups immediately and they likely would've died in the brutal cold. Luckily though I saw them and they were rushed inside and saved. A few weeks later when all 90 of the dogs on that farm (including Beemo) were flown to North America that mother and her newborn litter were the only ones that stayed behind because the pups were too young to travel. After Beemo passed away I was feeling completely empty and I reached back out to the Humane Society International to find out what happened to that litter. I found out that they were still in Korea and I began getting photo and video updates on them as I waited for another farm closure and an opportunity for them to be brought to the States. That finally happened and four days ago I picked this little girl up in DC. She's a 5-month-old Jindo/ Lab mix and we named her Birdie (because birds were one of Beemo's favorite things in the world). Nothing in the world could ever replace Beemo or the love that we felt and still feel for her but Birdie has already stolen a new place in our hearts and we're excited to be dog dads again. A HUGE thank you goes out to @hsiglobal for bringing our new baby home and for all they do for animals in need around the world (follow them and support their cause). Also an immense amount of gratitude goes to @awlaarlington for taking care of Birdie in DC until I could fly there to pick her up! I am going to continue Beemo's Instagram with pupdates on Birdie. I was nervous that would seem disrespectful to Beemo's memory but I actually LOVE the idea that both of my beautiful little girls will share the page. Also, a huge part of the reason I started Beemo's page in the first place was to continue promoting animal rescue and raise awareness for the dog meat trade and since the page already has a following I thought it'd be more impactful to keep it going rather than start all over again. Follow along! @b_pups #DogsAreFriendsNotFood #AdoptDontShop

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Gus and his cutie boyfriend Matt Wilkas went to the Fire Island Pines over the weekend, where they took Birdie with them for a fun day in the sun. Oh and Matt was shirtless, Gus wasn't (but there's plenty of those photos outside of this one).

He also made a funny dog reference in relation to the pic he posted. "I keep them both on short leashes..." he joked. 

Woof, so much woof. 



I keep them both on short leashes...

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Sean Zevran's 5 Hottest Instagram Pics in Honor of His 30th Birthday

Sean Zevran, who is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most talented gay porn stars to come out of the 2010 decade, hit a major milestone on Friday.

The Shreveport, Louisiana native officially joined the "Dirty 30" club, as he celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday.

The multiple-award winning performer has made a name for himself as not only a talented stud on camera, but someone who speaks his mind about issues going on in and out of the industry.

This included his bold and brazen response to the NFL Stand For Your Flag decision as well as his thoughts regarding the controversy surrounding the GAYVN category for Best Ethnic Scene

He's also done what many others haven't been able to do: create longevity in an industry that can be a flash in the pan for many. Sean got his start many years ago doing scenes for Randy Blue before his work with other studios including Falcon and HotHouse.

In celebration of his 30th birthday, let's take a peek at what is (quite possibly) his five hottest Instagram posts. Happy birthday, Sean!



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#hiking #hikingadventures #anniescanyontrail

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Instinct Exclusive with The Handsome & Multi-Talented Adam Ramzi

It's sort of hard to not be attracted to Adam Ramzi on some level. Everything from his piercing eyes, chiseled features and charismatic persona are enough to make any man weak in the knees.

Adam is a jack of all trades, as he does quite a lot: he is an internationally-known porn star, an actor (outside of the adult industry) and a talented musician to boot (both originals and covers). 

He's been quite busy this summer, as his schedule and social life has landed him all over the United States from Provincetown to New York City all the way to Los Angeles... the latter of which he calls home. 

Luckily, he had some free time where we got to chat about what he's been up to lately, how he got into the industry in the first place, if he's enjoyed said industry, coming out and so much more. Take a look.

You go by a lot of titles: actor, musician, adult film star, etc. Is there one that is your focal point right now?

I am an easily distracted person, and I like saying yes to things, so this has been a recurring theme for me these days. I enjoy having my hands in many pots, and trying to be a little bit of everything, but I’m getting this nagging feeling lately that long term goals need to be set in motion, so I’m starting to try and channel more energy toward setting up the mental health career I started even before porn.  

People primarily know you for your time in the gay adult world. How did you get into that in the first place?

When I was in grad school for psychology, I got randomly contacted by Chris Ward, the president of Raging Stallion at the time, who found some photos and liked what he saw.  He sent me a very sweet email saying he liked what I was about and that I was perfect for their brand, and if I was at all interested in trying porn that he’d be happy to have me. I was unsure about it at first, but then it made more sense the more I thought about it, considering how often sex and sexuality came up in my program.  So I thought of it as an experiment, and here we are five years later!

What inspired you to name yourself Adam Ramzi?

It’s a take on my own first name (A-Ram), and Ramsey was one of the many random nicknames that my little brothers had for me growing up. The “ram” in my name gave way to many nicknames, like Rambo, Remus, Raymond, Ramathorn... Ramsey was always one of my favorites, and then I met a friend’s brother whose first name is Ramzi, and I loved the way it was spelled. So I co-opted it for myself!

Has the overall experience in the industry been a positive one for you, and if so, why?

My experience in the industry has been all over the place, but I think I’ve navigated it mostly with ease.  I’ve had a lot of good luck in terms of the people I’ve worked with and the projects I’ve been a part of, with a few glaringly awful memories thrown in. But even those were worth it. They make a great story.  

Tell us about your upbringing, I believe you are from Los Angeles, yes?

Yes, I grew up in East LA County. My family is of Armenian origin, and I went to an Armenian-American private school all the way until college.  It was small and kind of insular, and I always knew I was different from the other kids, and even though I always wanted everyone to like me I also kind of enjoyed being a little weird.  There was definitely a depressive early puberty stage, but the more I embraced being an outsider, the more I felt generally accepted as I approached graduation. 

What was your coming out process like and was it an easy one?

Coming out took a while for me. I always knew I was attracted to men, but I thought that was just something that made me different, gave me a bit of edge. I didn’t think about what it meant to be “gay” until I was about 20, when I had my first boyfriend and sexual experience.  Slowly I started telling my friends, parents, and siblings, all to very uniquely different responses.  It was always scary, and always rewarding, even when the response was more on the negative side. 

What's life like for you now that you are in between Los Angeles and San Francisco?

Life has been pretty good! I’m based more regularly in Los Angeles these days, but I left a pretty solid family of friends up in San Francisco and I’m obsessed with them all, so that’s the main reason why I keep coming back. Living in San Francisco taught me a lot about how to create and foster community, and I have been trying to use what I’ve learned there to improve my experience in Los Angeles.  LA is a lot more spread out, and requires way more effort, but I’ve been finding my groove lately and it’s been wonderful blending the experience between both cities. 

Dating? Boyfriend? Single?

No boyfriend. But not necessarily single.  My views on relationships are different than the normative, and I’m focused more on creating tribe rather than building a one-on-one relationship with a primary partner.  Though I’m not opposed to organic developments of any kind! 

What would be the biggest goal you would want to get out of life? 

I have a lot of goals, but ultimately it’s about creating a space for myself in this world in which I can experience magic with loved ones and be of service to my community.  The path is lengthy, but it’s becoming more clear as I get older, and things are very exciting and inspiring, despite the state of the world today.  

For more information on Adam Ramzi, you can follow him on Twitter here and Instagram here.