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Lee Ryder (born Darras Robert Pyron on August 3, 1959, Norco, California, and died on July 10, 1991, in Los Angeles, California) was an American porn star who performed in gay pornography films from 1981 to 1986.

With his bad-boy good looks and slim body, Lee Ryder became one of the first gay porn superstar during a period when the pornography industry was making its transition from film to video in the early 1980s. Several of Ryder's first films were initially released on 8mm film reels as well as video (VHS and Betamax).

Ryder's first performance as a gay porn actor was in the film All American Boys, but it was not released until after his first film for Falcon Studios, Huge, was released in 1982. Huge had a very appropriate title as it not only described Ryder's sizeable penis (ten inches), but it also applied to how well the film and Ryder as a performer was received in the gay porn market. Huge was the beginning of Ryder's gay porn stardom which lasted until 1984 when new porn actors, such as Jeff Stryker, began arriving in the gay porn film industry. Ryder starred in only thirteen gay films from 1982 to 1986, but pictures of his face and body appeared in dozens of issues of gay porn magazines such as Drummer, Honcho, Stallion, and Mandate from 1982 to the 1990s. As recent as 2000, Unzipped featured several unpublished photos of Ryder in two separate issues. Even after more than twenty years after their initial release, videos featuring Ryder continue to gain new audiences. Lee was with a guy from Massachusetts for over a year and he always said it was "the love of his life. Glenn and I were so into each other, I still miss him. That was in 1982 when Glenn moved here from Dallas. After that I got into making movies. If he had not left, I would not have made the move to porn. It was that great. With Rod it was never the same".

Ryder died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.[1]

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Selected filmography

  • A Few Good Men[2]
  • Giants I
  • Hard
  • Huge
  • Huge 2
  • Spokes (1983)
  • Screenplay

See also

References

  1. ^ "World AIDS Day: In Remembrance : The Adams Report by JC Adams". Gayporntimes.com. http://www.gayporntimes.com/hardnews/2009/12/01/world-aids-day-in-remembrance/. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0835428/

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