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Leo Ford (July 5, 1957-July 17, 1991) was an American pornographic actor who appeared in gay and bi-sexual pornographic movies and magazines in the 1980s.[1][2][3] He was considered a twink, and traveled worldwide doing jerk-off shows.[1]

He dated Divine while the two were each at the height of their popularity.[4] He may have been the butt cover model for The Smiths first single Hand in Glove, released in 1983. Simon Goddard in his book The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life says the photo was drawn from a 1978 art book called The Nude Male.[5]

A Smith's fan site argues that the photo is of the butt of George O'Mara taken by Jim French (photographer) between 1966 and 1972, when Mr. Ford would have been 15 at the oldest.[6] But others have asserted that it was in fact Ford's butt.[2][7][8]

He was most well-known for his pairings with Lance in Leo & Lance and Blonds Do It Best, both directed by William Higgins.[3] In his starring role for the film Games (1983), directed by Steve Scott, Ford played a medal-winning swimmer in the Gay Games competition with porn legend Al Parker playing a photographer assigned to take professional portraits of the athlete. In a scene that foreshadowed what happened to Ford in real life, the character he played in Games had a severe motorcycle accident that left him hospitalized, and in a coma. He died some years later at the age of 34, a few days after being hit by a car while on a motorcycle.

Contents

Selected videography

Gay

  • Leo & Lance
  • A Night at Alfies
  • Best of Leo Ford
  • Colossal Cocks 5
  • Spokes

Bi-sexual

  • Best Bi Far #1
  • Passion by Fire: The Big Switch 2
  • True Crimes of Passion

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Autopornography: a memoir of life in the lust lane (1997), Scott O'Hara, Routledge, ISBN 0789001446, 9780789001443.
  2. ^ a b Acts of intervention: performance, gay culture, and AIDS: Unnatural acts : theorizing the performative (1998), David Rom├ín, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253211689, 9780253211682.
  3. ^ a b Escoffier, Jeffrey (2009). Bigger Than Life. Philadelphia: Running Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780786720101. 
  4. ^ Not simply Divine: beneath the make-up, above the heels and behind the scenes with a cult superstar (1994), Bernard Jay, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0671884670, 9780671884673.
  5. ^ The Smiths: Songs That Saved Your Life, Simon Goddard, Reynolds & Hern Ltd., 2003. Pg. 30 ISBN 1-903111-47-1
  6. ^ with Chuck Renser.
  7. ^ Morrissey: Scandal & Passion (2004), David Bret, Franz Steiner Verlag, ISBN 1861057873, 9781861057877.
  8. ^ Rough Trade: Labels unlimited (2006), Rob Young, Black Dog Publishing, ISBN 1904772471, 9781904772477.

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