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Michael Lucas

Michael Lucas is an American performer, director, activist, columnist and documentary filmmaker, and one of the world’s best-known entrepreneurs in the field of adult entertainment. In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, he has built a powerful presence in the adult industry and beyond.

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  • Michael is a hero of mine.

    RuPaul, Actor and Drag Queen
  • Michael Lucas has used the stardom porn gave him as a platform to speak out against drugs, unsafe sex, child exploitation, anti-Semitism, religious oppression of gays, and a host of other social problems.

    Advocate Magazine
  • Michael is so funny and opinionated and politically aware that I sometimes forget to look at his cock.

    Alan Cumming, Actor
  • [Michael Lucas] has married the pornographer’s taste for the outrageous to the brash self-assuredness of an immigrant entrepreneur to the ethnic nationalism of a Russian Jew to the subject matter of Bernard Lewis.

    The New Republic
  • He’s a take-charge person who knows what he wants – no bullshit.

    Michael Musto, Author and Village Voice columnist
  • Michael Lucas is to gay porn what James Bond is to spy work.

    Bruce Vilanch, Actor/Writer
  • The epitome of cool, it is his wit, work ethic, focus and drive that may just conspire to make the 15 minutes he says will never end, last a lifetime.

    Genre Magazine


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Michael Lucas: PrEP Works, So Drop the Backlash
September 12, 2015

A recent study shows 100% resistance to HIV for participants on PrEP. Michael Lucas responds to the most frequently-repeated misinformation, and asks why there is resistance to this game-changing prevention technique. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: The Gay Thought Police Rum Amok | Commentary | Out.com
May 11, 2015

George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949. In 2015, his concept of Thought Police remains alive and well, including, it seems, in the gay community. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Anti-Semitism in Charges that Israel Trumps LGBT rights | Commentary | Out.com
April 30, 2015

As one of the world’s most successful purveyors of gay pornography, I am no stranger to harsh criticism. [...] » Read Article

Michael Lucas: Where Is the Outrage for Gays Killed by ISIS? | Commentary | Out.com
March 21, 2015

The backlash against Dolce and Gabbana last week was immediate, brutal, and covered by news outlets from The New York Times to The Advocate to E! Online. [...] » Read Article

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Michael Lucas’ dedication to social activism is the cornerstone of his documentary filmmaking.

In “Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land,” Michael explores a side of Israel that is too often overlooked: its thriving gay community. Featured are interviews with a diverse range of local men, including a gay member of Israel’s parliament and a trainer who served openly in the army.

“Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda” examines Russia’s growing anti-gay establishment as Michael returns to his native country to shine a light on the truth of LGBT men and women in Russia and their ever-increasing persecution.

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