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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.  

 

 

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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.  

 

 

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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.  

 

 

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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.

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As Kris Evans fan, I think 'influential' matches to him the most. There is no straight out there who did the things he did for the gay porn industry. With his body building career, his porn career got an increase and all that in his retirement, who ever did something like this? No one! In his body building career he is also a huge inspiration for the youth, I bet they found out about "Kris Evans", not that they necessarily wank to it but at least that relation can be a turning point for a lot of straights accepting gays, because he is their "Superhero" (youtube.com/watch?v=wpZ1xJdgKLs). He is a huge influence and I know platforms like these are only on standard gay porn stars (men.com [garbage in my opinion]) but there are millions of people like me who enjoy porn stars like Kris Evans but aren't active here. Please respect him, he did more than only shooting porns for you.

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Funny how Kris Evans suddenly has all of this popularity now that he is a retired pornsar and a bodybuilder. Also, if it’s so popular now, why the hell did Fleshlight discontinue his dildo and push his sex toys to the archives? 

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Yes, I would agree that the proper word here is popular, not influential.  The 2010-2020 decade has not seen many if any porn stars promoting social justice causes, etc. I would definitely add Johnny Rapid to this list!  

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Kris Evans? WTF?

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Why WTF? He deserves it. I can't relate myself with every other person in this list here. There are millions of people who don't share your kind of interest (that has millions, too). Personally, for me, the whole men.com line is the biggest garbage since gay porn exists. My opinion and I'm for sure not alone with that.

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OK I see this list as 10 men who have survived the last 10 years or more  in gay porn and are as exciting now as they were when they started. To keep your fans and add more to your base is great. They have been smart to keep drama to a minimum or, out of their way completely. They still maintain a nice career. There have been a few others that drama has followed and and let it take over, it dragged them way down and we have persecuted them worse than the real criminals.  This group of men have taken their money and created their own companies. A few of these men have let their celebrity create a brand. All have worked hard at what they have done so they aren't a complete cumdump as one person said. Its really funny, the haters seem to be jealous that a dick literally has been more hard working than themselves. Obviously you know who they are, and you have jacked off a few gallons over them. Other wise you wouldn't be commenting on them. Hey everyone has a story and not all are exciting. But you never know how close these men's stories are to yourself. They just did it with a nice body and a nice cock or ass! You did it your way!

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I agree.

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Influential as in what... influenced the world to jerk off compulsively?  Influential means they contributed something to society.  Well I guess that works if you consider sperm all over your computer screen a contribution.  

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Where is Jesse Jackman on your list

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No offense, but I don’t see JJ as overly influential. I think this list is pretty solid.

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Jesse is an amazing author if you read his articles on Huffington Post you would see that

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I love how you bring them up.. if Jesse and Dirk are so popular.. then why did he have to go on gofundme begging for money to buy Dirk a piano, seriously.. gets pathetic and the people that donated just to be fan boys.

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Johnny Rapid;Will Braun: Jimmy Fanz: Josh Long

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These aren't iconic, these only get fucked and some make-up.

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I agree with you regarding Johnny Rapid. He belongs on this list. Replace Dirk Caber with Johnny. 

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All white? Really? Shame on you.

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Check again. Sean Zevran is not white

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Ok, so 90% Caucasian?  That’s still pretty obnoxious. 

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It's not a list of races it is a list of influential.  Boomer Banks is not all whit either.

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With the exceptions of Sean Zevran and Kris Evans There is nothing influential about any of the others.All more of the same flavor just a different year.

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Also, I think so! Especially Kris Evans is influential for what he did as straight in gay porns.

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How can porn performers (not stars and definitely not actors) be influential??? There's no such thing as an influential cumdump or an influential cocksucker (unless you're talking about how they could help improve people's abilities in sex). Popular, yes, but never influential. Doesn't take much to be in front of a camera sticking your dick in someone's asshole.

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They can advocate for causes, raise funds for charitable orgs. etc...

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I think popular is a better word than influential. Other than lining the pockets of their stars with cash, I don’t see that the gay porn industry does anything to make the world a better place. If you have questions, look at all the posts about dead prom stars, addicted porn Stars, and those who end up dead.

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