The 23-year-old became a known entity through personal video diaries and sketch comedy videos via YouTube.com/ItsChrisCrocker, and already had a growing fan base when his “Leave Britney Alone” video went viral in 2007, turning him an international web phenomenon.
Since then, Crocker has toured the talk show circuit, starred in commericals and launched a successful music career as an independent recording artist, with his EP The First Bite now available on iTunes. He’s also entirely reinvented himself as a stud, losing the blond locks for a crew cut and sporting a few muscles to boot.
Having also starred in a pilot earlier this year for NBC, one could easily wonder why Crocker has chosen now to make an adult movie.
“I’ve already exposed every other part of myself on camera, haven’t I?” explained Crocker. “Having sex on camera with a stranger is actually a lot less revealing than many of the things I’ve posted on YouTube. The real question for me is: What is porn? Is it a lewd and lascivious exposure of yourself? Because I’ve done that clothed.”
Echoing that sentiment, Chi Chi LaRue said she hopes the movie will explore these themes and leave the audience asking themselves the same question.
“I’m a big Chris Crocker fan,” said the popular director. “As a DJ, I play his music a lot and I love his videos where he tells it like it is. I want this movie to leave people asking themselves about the very nature of pornography and I want it to incorporate everything that Chris Crocker is: the video diary entries, the music, the artist, the freak!”
Crocker said that is the exact reason why he agreed to do the project with LaRue. “We’re both freaks of nature,” he laughed. “She knows I’m not just doing this to make a buck. It’s just an addition to my artistry and she gets my vision.”
Chris Crocker is represented by Jason Sechrest’s gay adult management company, DV8 Casting. The deal between Crocker and C1R is rumored to be one of the biggest in the history of gay adult cinema.
The untitled movie is set to begin shooting in November 2011.