Former RAF gunner turned gay pornstar from Edinburgh shortlisted for 9 global industry awards
A former RAF gunner turned gay pornstar from Edinburgh has been shortlisted for nine awards at the industry “Oscars.”
Marc McAulay says he earns between £30,000 and £40,000 a year as an adult film performer but is hoping that success at the Grabby Awards next month can propel his career into the rarified stratosphere of the Los Angeles porn world.
The 29-year-old was shortlisted previously for five Prowler awards, which cover Europe, but this competition was delayed due to the pandemic and has since been paired with America. He has previously described these award ceremonies as “the Oscars” of the gay porn industry. People can vote for Marc through the website until May 1, with the virtual awards taking place on May 29.
The chairman of the awards has also written to Marc to say he is the most nominated gay porn star in the world in 2021.
Marc, who lives in Longstone, said: “I’m up for more awards than anyone else and I’m buzzing about that.
“It’s unbelievable and amazing. I’m so glad I have the support from the RAF, my family, fans and my pornstar partner.”
Marc, who joined the RAF in 2014, says he was a gunner in the RAF Regiment which meant specialising in infantry tactics, weaponry and force protection as part of an elite soldier team with duties like defending RAF bases and overseas air operations.
He was part of the RAF Regiment for about five years but remains a RAF reservist and says the air force has been supportive of his career choice.
Marc said previously that being a Scottish professional porn star is popular with people in the US and Asia as they “love the accent.” He says most of the guys he works with are either European or English.
He also said that living in Edinburgh was great because it is has a thriving culture and gay scene.
Indeed, the city’s Broughton Street was just named an official ‘Gayborhood’ by The Gayborhood Foundation, an organisation that recognises leading gay areas around the world.
With thousands of members of the public across the globe sending in their suggestions, a panel of judges named Broughton Street among its 33 officially recognised ‘Gayborhoods’ alongside destinations such as Lisbon’s Bairro Alto, New York’s Chelsea, The Marais in Paris and The Castro in San Francisco.
Marc was runner up in a competition called Mr Gay UK in 2008 and believes this helped him get into the industry along with his work in underwear modelling.
His first porn audition took place in London about four years ago and since then he has been performing roles on screen about once a month for various adult film companies.
He said previously he has never worked with more professional people and the hotels and flights are paid in advance. He described the industry as safe and said actors must sign each other’s paperwork to get regular blood and urine tests done privately.
He has also built up a social media profile – on Twitter @MarcMcAulay1 – and earns money from subscriptions through an adult blogging platform called 'Justforfans.'