the part-time porn star: mars in gemini [astroloco]

Have you ever seen someone you know in a porno? I’m not talking about a leaked nude or an amateur, homemade video clip on xtube. I’m talking about a legit porn film, with a script and a storyline and everything. I was minding my own business last night, surfing the forbidden netherworld of the internets, when all sudden I saw a familiar face with a voice that I knew very well. Talk about a curveball!

At first I thought I was trippin. This man on my screen had to be some sort of doppelgänger. He couldn’t possibly be the man I thought he was, seeing as how that man was super professional and too well put together to dabble in something as decadent and lewd as pornography. These, of course, were surface judgments, as I never get to know him that well. He was one of the staff members at my internship and I hardly ever engaged with him. For discretion’s sake I won’t say where I interned in this post (although I have mentioned it previously in another post), but it was a major association for playwrights in New York City with a lot of big name members and councilmen. After some meticulous research, I found out that this “actor” was indeed the man I thought he was.

I was so intrigued by this revelation because I worked in the same vicinity as this guy for a whole semester and never even knew. Naturally, I began to imagine every possible scenario of his double life. Did everyone else there know he was a porn star, and if so, what did they say when they found out? Did he think I knew he was a porn star, and if so, did that excite him? If I did know he was a porn star, would I have been more open to talking to him? Truthfully, I wasn’t very social with anyone at my internship. I felt out of my element because they were all more passionate about theatre than I was. Plus they were all older and mostly of European descent, so there wasn’t much of an immediate common ground. I stayed to myself because I thought of them as elitists of some sort and I never want to say or do the wrong thing. Little did I know my desk was 3 feet away from the office of a closet freak.

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People are more multifaceted than I give them credit for. If we are curious enough to learn more about others, we might just see them in a completely different light. With Mars in Gemini, energy is scattered so that multitasking yields more results than singular focus. Versatility is a strength, which makes it very hard to pin down our opponent’s next move, or the impulse of any given individual. Boredom is inevitable. With such an aggressively quick wit, boredom is inevitable, and we are liable to find ourselves in the most unpredictable situations.

This discovery has taught me never to judge a book by its cover, especially if the person who designed the cover doubles as a porn star. No matter how prim, proper, or professional someone seems, I must allow myself to loosen up and act spontaneously, even if my behavior is somehow deemed provocative. If I would’ve taken the initiative to develop a rapport with this man outside of our occasional forced hellos and goodbyes (and the time he offered me a pastry), I might’ve had an adult film star for a friend. How novel would that be? Imagine the parties! Oh, New York, you’re full of surprises.

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