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I. Maverick Men: Online vs. Offline
After falling in love at a rooftop BBQ, Cole and Hunter began to document their sexcapades. The couple’s camera eventually made its way out of their bedsheets and onto the streets, capturing all their sexual mischief at beaches and bars, hidden stairways and bathroom stalls. Making their sex life available to anyone with an Internet connection, the Maverick Men attracted a loyal army of followers addicted to their home made reality show, receiving hundreds of requests from curious men eager to guest star in an episode of their own. Maverick Men’s new model of porn production fueled by fan requests and the couple’s unending desire to keep their fans happy, allowed them to successfully turn messing around into a full time job. An ebook memoir on Amazon’s shelves and a collaboration with Internet meme Chris Crocker only added to their place on top as the #1 Couple on XTube and the unofficial masters of the #pornselfie. A 100 million views later, Cole and Hunter discuss how love and sex pay their bills, they fight video piracy to keep the business afloat, and reveal that keeping it real is the secret to their success. No studios or paid actors, the Maverick Men bring new meaning to “working-from-home”.
How did your Maverick Men days begin? Why did you decide to start sharing your sex life online?
Hunter: We started posting videos and pictures on XTube about five years ago. Cole always has his camera on him, it was the same back then. Inevitably, his camera started making it into bed and sex with us. I was fascinated by the responses we were getting. I’m an introverted person, and putting myself on stage for that type of feedback always seemed terrifying and impossible until XTube.
Maverick Men transitioned from an amateur video channel to a porn site with a “legal age model notice” and everything. What marked the shift from one to the other?
Cole: We went from XTube to MaverickMen.com when ManHunt approached us and made us an offer we couldn’t refuse: total creative control, final say in the site design, and damn good money. We love MaverickMen.com, it’s our baby now.
Hunter: After a while on XTube, we really wanted a site of our own. Since day one, everything we do regarding porn is fully 2257 compliant.
The header on your home page reads “Gay Virgin Porn”. How would you describe your product and its audience.
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