We caught up with Francesco during his recent trip to Brazil to have a short discussion about Tales of the Arabian Nights, his career, his partnership with Damien and other things.
Q: Francesco -- you have made a lot of movies and now have your own company! What made you decide to start Stag Homme with Damien? What is it like having your own porn company?
FD: I always been kind of bossy on set when I was working as an actor, and I was looking at every little detail and things in my opinion where done in a way I didn't agree with. On the other hand I was also watching and learning how porn movies are made by each of the different companies i worked for. Because of my stubborn and leadership-like personality it wasn't long before all these ideas about starting my own studio started popping in my head. One thing I learned is that very few people in this business are going to make things easier for you, or sending you the right direction. So everything I achieved at present day I did it myself (along with my partner in crime Damien Crosse of course) and that is something that gives me plenty of reasons to keep going and believe in my own way of making porn. I love to be in control 100% of the product Im delivering to my audience, from start to finish Im looking at all the different aspects of producing porn that is new and exciting and most important enjoyable to watch. We like to sell fantasies, each different from one another, it's always a new topic to explore and I like the challenge to take risks in an industry where almost everything has been done.
Q: What is the craziest thing you have ever filmed?
FD: Public sex at 4 am in the neighborhood I live in Madrid and almost getting caught by the police. I remember the thrill of hiding in one of the dark corners and how happy we were when we saw the footage. It was very risky but well worth it.
Q: You worked for many years over at Hot House as one of their top stars -- what was your favorite Hot House shoot?
FD: I've been an exclusive for 2 years at Hot House at the very beginning of my career. I've been in the industry for a little less than 4 years, it has been a fast and intense ride so far. I loved being directed in those couple of years by Steven Scarborough one of the masters and pioneers of the porn industry. It's hard to pick a favorite shoot they all have been so different from one another. If I really have to pick one then it would be the one I started driving a silver corvette and ended up fucking in a pool under the scorching sun of California in one of the Trunks series movies..
Q: You had a big role in Raging Stallion's Focus / ReFocus--that big orgy scene. What was that like to shoot? Talk about star power--it was you, Damien Cross, Steve Cruz, Angelo Marconi, and Wilfried Knight. Thats a lot of talent in one room!
FD: I think that was a very easy shoot, because everyone knew exactly what they were doing. I like to work with actors that have a distinctive character. It makes the overall scene authentic and unique. It is like you never know what's going to happen next. I hate watching porn that is predictable. And the last bits of that scene with a big oral gang-bang cum-shot...... so fucking hot!! But I don't want to spoil the fun so people have to watch it for themselves and see what happen.
Q: What did you think when Chris Ward asked you to be in his new Arabian Movie? Are hot, hairy, mediterranean men your kind of guy?
FD: Yes and I'll tell you a little secret, Mediterranean and arab men are actually my only kind! So that was a big fantasy coming true. I visited a lot of arab countries lately so Im a big fan of that culture in particular, I like how masculine and hairy arab boys can be.
Q: Your two way with Wilfried Knight is a spectacular scene! What was it like shooting with Wilfried?
FD: I've known Wilfried for many years, even long way before I started doing porn. I always wanted to hook up with him since the 1st day i got introduced to him. But reality was that he never gave me the time of the day. When I got offered to be in a scene with him I didn't know what to expect. Now I can say he is one of the most amazing people I met in the industry, very down to earth, sexy and sweet man. We got to know each other and started a beautiful friendship. I really think you can see what a good chemistry we had on set of the 2 scenes we shoot together. I hope the audience will enjoy watching as much as i enjoyed making those scenes.
Q: Because the scene with Wilfried was shot on the same set as that very famous scene between Francois Sagat and Hussein (from the hit film Arabesque), Chris was kept calling you Francois during the shoot! How crazy was that?
FD: The crazy part is when I saw a ghost of Sagat wondering around the set. It was very distracting!!
Q: We sure hope you are planning to come back to shoot more with RSS--what are your future plans?
FD: Writing a book, getting a puppy, keeping traveling around the world scouting for fresh new talent for our movies, bringing Stag Homme Studios to porn stardom and making it one of Europe biggest studios next to my amazing Damien Crosse, keeping my partnership with Raging Stallion as our one and only incredible distributor for our DVDs as successful as it is.
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