Papi Chulo's BLOG proudly presents an exclusive interview series titled "In Bed with Papi Chulo." This series will feature the hottest stars in mainstream and adult media.
Aron Ridge might not be the biggest porn star you know ... but he certainly qualifies as one of the biggest porn stars you will ever see ... The 36-year-old African American (with a bit of Choctaw mixed in from his grandmother) porn stud stands 6'3" ... weighs 230 lbs (and growing) ... and packs 9.5 thick inches of man meat ...
Ridge made it into the porn industry by accident ... His photo was submitted into a contest and the grand prize was a porn shoot with famed director Chi Chi LaRue ... as luck would have had it ... Ridge won ... After his initial shoot ... Ridge decided that porn wasn't for him ... A mixture of feelings about his sexual orientation, his family's reaction and his conservative Midwest upbringing halted Ridge's plans ... But five years later ... This Cancer (July 13) now living on the West Coast took up another offer to star in films ... and Ridge hasn't looked back ...
Ridge has starred with some of the biggest directors and production companies (All Worlds Video, Falcon Studios and Hot House Entertainment) ... in some pretty lavish productions ... Ridge can be seen in a full-blown gangbang in Black Balled 5 and in a critically acclaimed tale of interracial sex (Black Meat White Heat) ...
Ridge not only does porn ... He also does fitness/muscle modeling ... and is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist ... The musclebound performer maintains his ripped physique while teaching the principles he used to gain his muscle mass ...
I sat down with Aron to talk about how he got into the adult industry ... his first day on a porn set ... the gap in time between his first and second production ... his bodybuilding lifestyle ... and his musical background ...
Aron Ridge: The first film I did was in 1999. It was for Chi Chi LaRue. She kind of discovered me. After that film, I decided that porn wasn't for me. I didn't want to do anymore movies. Then, about five years later I moved to San Diego. For the past two years, I've gotten back into porn ... full swing.
PC: How did you get into the adult industry?
AR: While I was living in Cleveland, there was a contest, and Chi Chi LaRue was coming to town for it. One of my cousins submitted my picture to the contest. I won the contest due to my picture. The grand prize was to shoot a film with Chi Chi LaRue.
PC: How did you come up with your porn name?
AR: Jack Simmons actually came up with it for me. When I did my first film, I didn't have a name. The guys on the set asked me my middle and and the street I grew up on. But they didn't really match. So I used someone else's middle name and street.
PC: Have you always been interested in doing porn?
AR: No. I never gave it a thought. At the time I did my first movie, I wasn't even out. I lived in Cleveland, Ohio, which was conservative. I never thought I'd be living in California. It was a whole different world. It was something that just progressed and progressed. It started with a couple of buddies of mine that were strippers. They tried to get me to dance, but I was shy. I ended up agreeing to do it, but only out of town. I traveled with a group to dance. Then it kind of progressed to more.
AR: My first film was Phoenix Rising for Chi Chi LaRue. I was very nervous. I didn't know what the hell to expect. You see porn, but I didn't know how it was made, or what I should do. The guys were cool and they guided me through and told me what to expect. But my nerves were shot.
PC: Why has there been such a huge time gap between your work in the industry?
AR: As I mentioned, at the time I was kind of going through a change when I did my first film. I wasn't out to my family. I had only been to one or two gay bars. I was just coming out of my first relationship. I did it for all the wrong reasons; to get back at my ex, travel and sex with beautiful men. I didn't realize all the work that was involved with doing porn. There's a lot of work to it. Actual porn filming is not as sexual as people think, or the version they see on their screen. When I was on my first shoot, the experience was nothing like what I expected. So, I thought that maybe I was not ready for the industry. So after that first shoot, I had other offers that I turned down. When I came home, I kind of freaked out. I didn't want any of my family to see, or learn what I did. So, after moving to San Diego five years later, and being out at the time to my family, and comfortable with being gay, I saw that when you go to a bar and you see other porn stars, it wasn't really treated as a big thing. It was kind of normal out here, whereas in the Midwest it was a big deal. I was approached once more, and at the time I was comfortable with myself and my sexuality. So I said, "Sure." I'm kind of a late bloomer in this business.
AR: Yes it is.
PC: Who has been your favorite scene-mate to work with?
AR: Dean Monroe. We starred in Black Balled 5 and he was very passionate. He made the scene a lot easier, even though that was one of the toughest films I had to do. The filming was tough and grueling. anytime you work with a group of people (9 or 10), it will be a long day. That was a long movie to shoot.
PC: What do you enjoy most about filming scenes?
AR: The check. (LOL) It's the truth. It's work ... you know? I also enjoy working with the different guys. You form a camaraderie, a fraternity with the guys in the biz. I've been fortunate to work with a lot of cool people. It's nice to meet up and reunite and work on another film together.
PC: In Black Balled 5 you were featured in a massive gangbang ... What type of scenes do you enjoy filming ... one-on-ones or scenes with multiple partners?
AR: Well everybody's fantasy is multiple partners. That's my fantasy. But, while filming it's harder. I prefer one-on-one. It's easier to focus on that one person, and it's more intimate when it's one-on-one. It's tough doing group scenes, even though they come out great.
PC: What was it like on the set of Black Balled 5?
AR: Very energetic and loud. Chi Chi has her own directing style. Some people may take it as ... I don't know. You just have to know her. She's loud and screams at you and coaches you. She does all of that to get the excitement up and to boost the room's energy level. When you work 8 or 9 hours, it drags and it shows on the camera. So that's why she keeps the noise level up, the coaching and yelling ... it's her style. It was very energetic and very long, but I had fun with all the guys. They were cool.
PC: Black Meat White Heat was a very racially charged interracial flick ... Do you enjoy films that have a plot ... or are you more into the wall-to-wall sex projects?
AR: It really doesn't make a difference to me really. Maybe if it was my project, I would feel more attached to it. But, you're hired to do a job. You're contracted to do this, or say that. Whatever they give me, it's what I'm there to do. So it makes no difference if there's no talking and sex or some talking. It doesn't matter to me.
PC: What has been your favorite project to work on thus far?
AR: I don't know if I have a favorite. Black Balled was great for me because it had a great success. It was the #2 seller for Channel 1 Releasing. I was excited about that. I loved working with Doug Jeffries (on Black Meat White Heat). That film was also a pleasure for me to work on. Even though I haven't seen the whole movie. I've only seen the trailers. But, I heard it came out really, really well. I love working with Channel 1. They have top notch actors and directors. The atmosphere is very professional. That is the #1 company that I love working for. It makes the job a lot easier. You just go in, do the job and there's no hassle. Not to mention they always use top models, which always makes it easier.
PC: How big is your massive dick?
PC: How and when did you lose your virginity?
PC: What do you enjoy doing sexually?
AR: Everything. A lot! I think I'm very oral. I love kissing. I love rimming a nice ass. It's one of my favorite things to do. And of course fucking.
PC: Do you get into any kinds of fetishes?
AR: Not really. I mean I've done it, but as far as things I really like when I'm being intimate I'm pretty vanilla, I think. No whips and chains. No toys. Just me and the person ... one-on-one.
PC: Your bodybuilder physique is impeccable ... It is that of a Greek God ... How often do you work out?
PC: You are a certified personal trainer ... What is it like being on the opposite end of the barbell?
AR: Much easier than being on the other side. I get to tell a person what to do and work out. So it's a lot easier. It's cool. I enjoy it. It's something that I've done and I've put in the hard work. So I enjoy making sure someone else works hard to achieve the goals they want to achieve and that those goals pay off of course.
PC: A personal trainer is a teacher ... Do you enjoy teaching your craft?
AR: Oh yes, definitely. It's something I've done pretty much all my life. It just comes natural to me.
PC: How do you feel about the rampant use of steroids in sporting professions?
AR: I don't think it's anything new. It's been around for ages and ages. One baseball player starts talking out, yet coaches knew and kept it hush hush. Everyone knew about it. What's the big deal? They've been using it for 20 years. Now they want to point fingers at certain players and athletes. They pretty much all do it. And now they are talking about this and that record shouldn't stand. What are you gonna do? Go back in history and erase their records? There are plenty that have come forward before this witch hunt. I mean fore the government to be getting involved ... who cares?
PC: What interested you in the bodybuilder lifestyle?
AR: Growing up I was always a slim kid. When your skinny of course you want muscles. I started lifting weights in high school. I saw the results and that I could change the way I look. It empowered me. I had total control over how I looked. I was originally a basketball player and I injured my knee. I couldn't play anymore, so I through myself into pumping iron.
PC: Have you ever thought about competition professionally?
AR: I'm not big enough. I'm a little guy compared to the other guys. I'm tall, but I would need to pack on more muscle. For my height I would need another 30lbs. of muscle to even be ready to compete with those guys. Which, one day, of course it's always a goal. Even if it's just to get into one show. I've always thought about. Whether I could obtain that is left to be seen.
PC: You have been featured on a few muscle websites ... What has been your experience working on those types of sites?
AR: They've been great. It's just me and the photographer taking pics. It's not strenuous at all. It's something I'm used to ... being in front of the camera. It's not even like it's work. It comes natural.
PC: Do you have an official website?
PC: What would be your advice to someone interested in starting a fitness regimen?
AR: First thing you want to do is check with your doctor to make sure that you are in a good healthy condition to start an exercise routine. Then, the second most important thing is to be dedicated to see your goals out. The main problem is that people have all these goals but a lot are not willing to put the work to achieve them. They think it happens over night and they get depressed because it's not happening as fast as they want it to and they fall off. You have to put a plan together just like any aspect of your life. Follow the steps/formula and it's going to work.
PC: What would be your advice to someone interested in bodybuilding?
AR: Where a lot of people make the mistake is that they do the work but don't realize that the hardest part is in the nutrition. You have to eat, eat, eat, eat and eat. A lot of people fail and don't see the gains. a lot of people want low calorie foods and watch what they eat. But if you are bodybuilding you have to eat between 7 to 10,000 calories a day. A lot of people that want to get into bodybuilding miss the nutrition aspect and you need the nutrition to make the work out. I know better and I still make the same mistakes myself.
PC: Something your fans might not know about you is that you are a singer ... Tell me about your musical background.
AR: I was signed to MCA Records in the 90s. I got to work with a lot of the top producers/writers in the business, like R. Kelly and Keith Sweat. I left that to pursue my own thing with music. I put out a single and things didn't work out. So I got disenchanted with the business and kind of walked away from it.
PC: What are your future plans in the industry?
AR: Eventually I would like to try some things behind the camera. Maybe directing and go from there. Maybe even some filming. I just kind of want to learn the whole aspect of the biz. I got the porn star thing down. So I kind of want to move on to something else.
PC: Where do you see yourself in five years?
AR: Good question. I don't know. I don't see me doing porn. Maybe other things in the adult entertainment business. It just depends on what happens. I'm working on a couple things as we speak. I think I still will be affiliated with the industry in one way or another. It still remains to be seen.
PC: Now I am going to ask you 7 questions that I like to call ... "Papi Chulo's LIST" ... These seven questions have been asked to all of my interview subjects ... What are your Top 5 favorite television shows?
PC: McDonald's Big Mac or Burger King's Whopper?
AR: Burger King's Whopper.
PC: Disney or Warner Bros?
AR: Warner Bros.
PC: What's your favorite color?
PC: What's your favorite sexual position?
PC: What's your favorite curse word?
PC: If you could be anywhere right now ... Where would you be?
AR: On a cruise in Rome. (From Barcelona to Rome.)
PC: Well this brings us to the end of our interview ... Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?
AR: Thanks for watching me, supporting me, demanding more of me and making a demand for me. That's how I get my work. Keep on demanding to see more and then I will do the best I can to make sexually exciting videos.