By: DeoVonte “Deo” Means
Months ago, the announcement was made that the breakout star from one of the most popular and prodigious LGBT web series, About Him, was departing the franchise to embark upon a solo career with promises of a “much anticipated” project. On March 15th, a blog post released the two-minute snippet of Rico Pruitt new work, featuring him in a cum-drinking, raw butt-fucking, semen-swallowing porn scene. As a long-standing fan of the show, I was indeed dumbstruck! Bro, you had the opportunity of a lifetime sitting in your lap! A platform that any other struggling artist in our community would’ve perhaps killed to gain access too; and yet you tossed it away to bottom out, semen drink in a porn video? I realized then that’s it’s not your fault at all. Like many in our community, you lack the mindset and right people in your circle to assist you in decision making and career planning. So, I decided to pen this letter. It’s 2017. It’s so much opportunity out there for members of the LGBT community. How much longer are the attractive and talented members of our community gonna continue to degrade, exploit themselves and sacrifice future opportunity for porn and sexual vulgarity? If those words seem too big, how much longer must we glamorize dick and ass over real life opportunity and accomplishment?
Rico, this is not a personal attack on you nor the porn industry. We all enjoy sex and no matter how busy we may be, we find the time to “get it in.” My plight is that when you reach a certain level of visibility and accomplishment within the community, you also carry a certain responsibility to those watching and supporting you. It’s my fear that in your ignorance, you don’t realize that you could’ve transitioned the opportunity you had into other substantial acting roles or even became a highly-paid brand ambassador! I understand that when you post a nude pic or sex video, the four or five hundred “likes” you receive can become intoxicating. But this Sir is misleading! See those fawning over you online disasters don’t even represent a small percentage of the over-all community. They most definitely can’t assist in tangible, fiduciary, future opportunity. Hell, no body even buys porn anymore! No reputable company or brand want to be affiliated with someone whom is on camera engaging in high risk sexual activities! If you would’ve done your research, you would know about the scores of people who had illustrious careers in porn when it was hugely profitable, but now regret their past decision. Did you not speak to your ex Jovanni about this and his plight? You would also know about those that were successful and popular in the raw porn industry yet lost their lives in the past three years alone! I’m confused at how you EVER thought this was a come up! Who in their right minds tell themselves “me getting fucked on camera is gonna be a career come-up and ground breaking event”? Can you speak of this with your parents, family and childhood friends?
To gain a better understanding of what may precipitated this decision, I reached out to several sources close to not only Rico, but also management. The one consensus was his thorough disregard for professionalism and the desire to be “Beyonce” before he gained his “halo.” They spoke of instances where on the tour, the production company was charged extra exorbitant fees by hotels all because of his utter disregard of the policy not to smoke weed in the rooms. Of course, this had a direct impact on an already meager budget. They spoke of hissy fits thrown because management wanted to protect his overall brand and bypass the sexual offers of thirsty men wanting to join him in those same hotels rooms. Bro, at a certain point, we must have the self-control to bypass the frivolous temptations of the world and keep our sites on a bigger and better picture. If Jay-Z didn’t possess this understanding, he would still be in the slums of New York, perhaps selling loose squares and mixtapes! You were placed in a position whereas you could’ve used your platform to legitimately increase your wealth while galvanizing the community! But then again, ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head. I suppose after two or three mediocre cum-dump scenes, you’ll try to recapture your audience by doing $250.00 club appearances. We wish you luck, but The Flyy-Life will NOT “prick our finger and drink the punch.” Going from a hit web series actor to a bust-down porn star is the biggest fool of 2017 so far. Hopefully you will mature and become cognizant of the future decisions you make. Opportunity only comes once or twice in a lifetime! As I always say, the goal should always be to excel and uplift yourself from the mud that everyone else is forced to maintain in. But no worries, we will view your bust-down scene SEVERAL times on PornHub for free and you will be a STAR!!!!…Respectfully, Deo.