|New York City porn mogul Michael Lucas, 43, isn't thinking about retirement any time soon (All photos courtesy Lucas Entertainment)|
Bugs' interview with Michael Lucas originally ran in POP TART on the Montreal Gazette website on September 11, 2015.
Famed gay-porn director and adult-film actor Michael Lucas —born Andrei Lvovich Treivas in Communist Russia in 1972— emigrated to Germany after graduating from the Moscow Law Academy in 1994. He began working as an adult performer before founding his own porn production company, Lucas Entertainment, in New York in 1998. Today Lucas has become one of the most successful producers of porn, and has used his success and notoriety to —as a media columnist and university speaker— speak out against drugs, unsafe sex and the oppression of gays, as well as support the state of Israel. Lucas was in Montreal earlier this summer and Pop Tart caught up with the opinionated entrepreneur for a fun and frank Q&A about all things porn, , LGBT civil rights, and the raid by U.S. federal investigators on the New York headquarters of popular gay-male escort site Rentboy.com. Plus, Lucas talks about his love affair with Montreal.
I was definitely hoping for a long career, because I was young and ambitious. I don’t think I anticipated such a big success. But I usually do achieve my goals, because I am very focused and hard-working.