Gay Porn Memories: Marco Rossi, Italian-American Gigolo

By Shawn Baker


Still one my all-time faves,
which I think is an indication of my judgment when it comes to men.

Before MTV was overrun with Guidos who look like they just swaggered off a porn shoot, Italian-American sex machines were in comparatively short supply as far as gay porn was concerned. Blond, fun-loving beach boys and doe-eyed, ice cream-smooth stud muffins were protocol in the early ’90s when Queens-born Marco Rossi hit the scene. One look at this “Oh yeah? Can you afford it?” mercenary ride-for-hire and you knew there was nothing innocent about his appeal. It was like a bruiser’s head got jammed onto the body of a neoclassical sculpture.

He claimed to work in a brokerage firm prior to porn (porn stars are notoriously unreliable narrators, though, so doubt it), but some guys are just born trade. It was Rossi’s ethnic (and, frankly, low class) meathead attributes that distinguished him from the assembly-line stock models he tended to be cast opposite. There was that accent — super thick with an absence of finals Rs and continuous tense Gs, making “dollar” sound like “dolla” and “bringing” play like “bringin’,” which always makes my ass clench in a good way– and I got the distinct impression that he was one of those on-the-take types who was doing the world a favor every time he unzipped.

Ya welcome.

The aquiline Roman nose and the wavy head of loose curls were bonuses, and he hit the ‘roids hard after debuting, turning up occasionally in legit fitness magazines lifting something other than his fuckmate’s hindquarters off his upturned dick. Even by his own admission, he was something of a “brat” on set, and I’m guessing that resulted in some pretty upstagey grudge fucks in which Marco always came out on top. He only ever gave up that ass offscreen, to my knowledge, and likely at premium market value.

He was highly visible during his heyday, with signature turns including essaying a homo-hating soldier (with a secret… ) in Military Issue, Ryan Idol’s rival (apparently, onscreen and off-) in Idol Country, and, perhaps his best part, as a frottage-inclined marine in Total Corruption (right). He was arrested in Austin around ’95 or so by an undercover cop present in the audience of a show wherein Marco — in a fit of inspiration — stuck a beer bottle up his ass, sadly bailed out by manager David Forrest before he could headline a real life take on Powertool.

He drifted largely into escorting by ’97, but he hit the gossip pages in 2005 when he was hired for some Hamptons private time by Bill Roach, boyfriend and business partner to eyeglass big deal Robert Marc. Things went badly, and Marco ended up nicking Roach’s Amex Plantinum and running up thousands of dollars on it (Marco don’t give it away for nuthin’), which contributed to the end of the Marc-Roach partnership and commenced and ugly squabble over division of their properties. Homewrecker!

Rossi, for his part, let the door hit him as Roach kicked him curbside, and that, friends, is the prevailing image that comes to mind whenever I think of him: shown the door by a bad trick, wearing nothing but the jeans on his ass, and hitting the bricks with his dutiful Chihuahua (butch) along for the long ride home.

“Yo, what do you expect — the guy’s a gigolo, man!”



  • Drew Brown

    He is probably my all-time favorite, as well… and also a sign of my horrible judgment in men. I love that you love him. He is so gorgeous and so dumb. Love love love.

  • http://none Manny Espinola

    Every inch on him is lickable, but it’s when they zoom in on his rectum that I pop.

  • Tom

    As an escort I’ve worked with Marco Rossi several times and he was truly tough trade who knew that since his cock was pretty small he had to use his hole for profit. At his prime he had a gorgeous body and yes, he was so hot and so dumb. Sadly, when I last saw him a few months ago he didn’t look so great. But it is a very hard business to survive in.

  • ritchie

    i had a crush on him too and never ever thought his tool to be small, he was the first gayforpayer i fell for and soon left for greener (read) gayer pastures, rob cryston come sin mind

  • gaysammy

    great bio….but what’s he doing now? still escorting or back to working for a “brokerage firm”?? I always thought he was so hot…yeah he was one of my favorites too.

  • jason

    I ran into Marco at SplashBar in the early 2000s many times, since he used to dance there quite regularly. There was always a mob of us playing with him as he danced, and boy was he patient and generous (as long as you kept feeding him singles), and yes, I remember fondling his fabulous chest and his gorgeous ass many times. I hear he’s still on RentBoy but the recent pics I saw of him seem to show that he’s aged quite a bit. To me, he will always remain one of the hottest pornstars of all times. Those sexy pecs…

  • Paul

    I hung out with Marco a few times and he was a great guy. He did have a very tight hole that he let me enter a few times. I know he lived at home with his folks and he dated preop trannies escorts. I was always worried he might become infected by them as he didn’t practice safe sex with them

  • http://zor-el@optusnet.com.au TONY

    I’ve seen the website, and he looks pretty bad.

    And trying to take 10 years off his age. SAD.

  • http://zor-el@optusnet.com.au TONY

    Does anyone know what, where, whatever happened to CORT STEVENS?

  • Luis

    Can someone be kind enough to leave a link on Marco’s profile on rentboy? I am very curious to see how he looks like now! I’ve been on the site for a while and I just can’t find his profile.

    Thanks in advance

  • http://www.nightcharm.com Shawn Baker
  • Luis

    Wow! Thanks for the quick reply. He does look different, yet not as bad as I thought he would based on what people wrote on here. He definitely looked better, but then he was younger and with more money to keep up becaus let’s face it the less money you have, the older you look because you can’t spend on your appearance much. Thanks so much for the link

 
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