BY PAUL HUTNICK
“My main focus is to be free and an inspiration of freedom,” says the adult world’s newest star, Damien Ellis.
Raised by a single mother in Stroudsburg, a small town in Pennsylvania, Ellis joined the army national guard when he was a junior in high school. By his senior year, he was a combat medic and after high school, he attended nursing school on an Army grant.
While in nursing school, he realized a passion for fitness and he became a popular trainer in his local gay community. Soon after, he started producing and selling his own adult videos. That is how he came to the attention of Helix Studios, who currently stars with Alex Riley in studio’s latest film, Return to Helix Academy.
How are you feeling after filming your first solo session with Helix?
I’m feeling great! The crew made me feel comfortable. I’ve modelled for some time but the Helix team really helped me find the best angles to really show off my assets. I didn’t expect perfection for my first scene and I know it wasn’t perfect, but my job is to present my authentic self. It’s not always easy because naturally we all want to present a picture-perfect version on camera, but that’s not always what it’s about.
Do you feel ready to do more scenes?
Not only do I feel ready but I can’t wait! Filming is so fun to me.
What do you hope to achieve in your film career?
I aim to become a popular model like Blake Mitchell.
Who would you most like to film with?
A lot of my fans want me to film with Alex Riley and even though I think he’s so sexy, right now, I most want to film with Riley Finch. I’ve always had a thing for him. He makes me nervous when I see him. It’s hard to take my eyes off him. He is so my type.
What is your type?
I’m attracted to twinks. Many people on social media have been saying I fetishize white twinks but that’s not true. I simply think twinks are under appreciated and it’s what I’m into. I consider myself a bit of a jock and I’m usually not into guys that look like me.
Does that mean you wouldn’t date a black guy?
I would love to find a black man that I can relate to, but where I live there are not many minorities. I’ve never dated within my race. Maybe if I lived in a city, it would be different, but by all means I don’t care what race a guy is.
Does racism exist in the LGBTQ community?
I know racism still exists in the LGBTQ community as it does in all communities. In my experience, the LGBTQ community has been the most inclusive but I have heard from other black men that I don’t experience racism to the extent that darker black men do.
There used to be a time when “No Blacks, No Asians” ran rampant on gay dating profiles. Do you still see any of that?
I have never seen that and I don’t think anyone would dare put that on their profile. It would be deleted.
Are there benefits to being black in the gay porn industry?
I probably do get more work because my skin color makes me stand out from all the other Helix Models. But honestly, I hope I stand out for more than just being black. My goal is to stand out for who I am beyond the physical. I would love my fans to love me for me.
What were you like as a kid?
I was a bible thumper. It was my dream to be a Christian missionary because I loved going on mission trips and helping others that were less fortunate.
Yeah, but I changed when I returned from basic training. I became really arrogant. All of a sudden, the popular kids wanted to be around me. I started getting invited to parties and having sex with girls. The party life took over. At 17, I was going to bars, using my military ID and having sex with older women who thought I was 21. I even had sex with a teacher that taught at my school. I ended up getting in trouble with a DUI. It cost me my college scholarship.
Is that how you found your way into adult film?
I eventually enrolled in another college and during summer vacation, I went to Vegas and met a guy that I fell in love with. It eventually led to my work in film. I talk about it in my Helix introduction scene.
What is something your fans would be surprised to learn about you?
I love my fans. Many porn stars are in it for themselves but I honestly put my fans first.
What do you love to indulge in when no one is looking?
Favorite TV show?
Ramy on Hulu. It’s about a young Muslim guy that wants to find God and kill his ego but he struggles with a porn addiction.
Juice starring Tupac Shakur.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: Unlock the Secrets Within by Joseph Murphy.
Best advice you have received?
“Don’t change, let the world change around you.” I forget who said that to me.
Would you date a fan?
Yes, I have some sexy fans! But if given the choice, I would probably rather date another model because we can relate to one another.
What is your biggest goal/dream in life?
Health, Wealth and Happiness.
Billie, Cardi, Dua, Ariana: who would you most like to hang out with?
Ariana. She lives so effortlessly. She doesn’t let things get to her. I would sleep with her, too. (Laughing) That might sound creepy, but it’s true.
Parting message to fans?
I love my fans in the most genuine way. Check out my videos on Helix and find me on Onlyfans. I answer all dms on there.