Photos Courtesy of Derek Kage

Growing up in conservative Huntsville, Alabama was not an enjoyable experience for Derek Kage, one of the leading men at  He was different: a very curious and precocious child who loved reading, art, and alternative music, and began exploring with drugs, alcohol, and sex much earlier than anyone else he knew.

Kage is much happier now, living in Salt Lake City.  But you know what they say… you can take the boy out of Alabama, but you can’t take the Alabama out the boy.  Derek Kage remains quite the outdoorsman.  He loves to hike, backpack, camp, and fish.  He is a deep-voiced Southern gentleman in the streets and whatever the occasion calls for in the sheets.

We sat down with him to learn more.

When was your first experience with a guy?

It was back in the days of AOL chatrooms.  I met a guy in Alabama M4M chat room. He came over and I gave him a blow job and that was it; nothing truly memorable. I tried again and another guy came over and I bottomed for the first time and, I have to say, it was really hot, and I loved how it felt. It was a much better experience than my first time with a guy. This was how I went about hooking up with guys for the next few years.

Were you still in the closet?

I didn’t fully come out until I was 23. I’m not one for fanfare, so I finally told my mother I’d fallen in love with someone and that it was a guy. She was very supportive and so was the rest of my family as it wasn’t that big of a surprise to anyone.

What led to your pursuing a career in adult film?

I’ve always been a hypersexual guy and I loved the idea of being in porn and performing. Grant Ducati asked me if I wanted to do a Trailer Trash Boys scene with him. I said yes and honestly, it was the best decision. I had such a great time and was asked back for another scene for Gentleman’s Closet. It was one of those eureka moments where I found my calling and I have pursued it with passion.

What are the best parts of the job?

I cannot say enough positive things about the adult film industry. It literally saved my life. The people I meet, the places I get to go, the camaraderie on set, the satisfaction of seeing a completed scene… are all the things I love about the industry.

How has being a porn star impacted your dating life?

I imagine this question gets asked a lot because people that are not in the industry may have difficulty dating someone in the industry, but I haven’t had that experience. I’m very open and honest about what I do. If someone doesn’t want to date me because of my job, then I didn’t need them in my life to begin with.

Your genre of adult film is pretty extreme, Derek.  When did you first discover kink?

I honestly don’t know. I think Tumblr and Twitter helped me to discover new kinks and then connect with people to talk to about them. These days, my kinks are often discovered on the studio set where I get to explore them with some of the most experienced and sexiest performers around.

Do you prefer being the dom or sub?

My sexuality is very fluid.  It’s all about mood, chemistry, and ability.   I have mostly been a submissive in the KinkMen world. I think it has to do with how much I am able to take with regard to pain, humiliation, being tied up, and zapped.

In KinkMen’s House Dom on Edge, you dominate Christian Wilde.

I have to say that Christian Wilde is one of the greatest performers that I have ever worked with.  Our chemistry is extremely palpable, and I always have the most intense orgasms when we are performing together. House Dom on Edge was quite the switch up in our dynamic as he is usually the Dom. I must admit I really enjoyed watching him squirm.

Derek Kage in KinkMen’s House Dom on Edge / Courtesy

What is something fans would be surprised to know about you?

I’m actually quite introverted. I tend to be a loner. I have a social battery that needs to be recharged pretty regularly.

Do you have a secret talent?

I am a great cook and a decent soccer player.

What makes you smile?

Good food, knowing I’m about to travel, finishing a great scene, and when someone can banter back and forth with me. Also, relaxing is nice.

What makes you angry?

People that don’t treat others with respect and empathy.

You find a magic genie bottle. What are your three wishes?

First, pay off all my debt. My second wish would be for meaningful gun control legislation. Third wish: free the genie.

Which celebrity would you most like to slide into your DMs?

Just one? I need like a top three here. 1) Michael B. Jordan 2) Megan Fox 3) Maluma. Or all three at once.

You’re about to be hit by a truck (sorry). What flashes before your eyes?

The headlights?

What does your gravestone read?

I hope it reads, “He lived and died on his own terms”.

What is the biggest misconception about Derek Kage that you would like to clear up once and for all?

My sexuality has been questioned recently for collaborating with a cisgender female, but I don’t feel it’s necessary to clear anything up. I am a very hypersexual man and I love to explore my sexuality in every way my filthy little mind can imagine—and I am very imaginative.