DL Confessions Interview: Porn Actor Tancredo Buff on Daddies and Diversity in Gay Porn


Tancredo Buff

Tancredo Buff

Adult actor Tancredo Buff had been curious about doing porn since he was a kid in Puerto Rico and secretly looked at the X-rated magazine and film collections of his friends’ parents.

After migrating to the mainland United States as an adult Buff decided to make his dream a reality.

Mature actors such as sexy, gray-haired Allen Silver inspired Buff. Plus he got laid off from his job and had more time to pursue his porn acting interest.

He contacted a list of adult film studios and several got in contact with him.

Forbidden Funk Media called him in for an audition in New York City. After an exchange of Facebook messages and emails he also got an offer to do work with Tobii Chase, who films the Bigdickstudxxx.com series in south Florida.

And Buff  did a scene for Savage Talon Media that is available for members of the website.

I just let myself go

Buff admits he was nervous doing his first scene in 2013 and his skittishness must have shown in his eyes. But actor Randy Harden at Forbidden Funk Media put him at ease for his scene in the series “My Hole Belongs to Daddy.”

“When the cameras started rolling I transformed myself like a lion and started doing my scene,” he said. “It’s like I just let myself go like I’m falling in love with the other actor even though I’m not and it’s a professional thing.”

One of his favorite scenes was in “BearBack Workout” with Gant Black, Diesel Bear, Jack Harden and Jake Mitchell.  The chemistry was so intoxicating the actors didn’t want to stop freaking and kept the action going for hours, long after there was enough video to do the scene, Buff said.

Big Bear and Tancredo Buff.

Big Bear and Tancredo Buff.

And one of the most poignant encounters was with actor Big Bear in Florida with filmmaker Tobii Chase.

Buff went to Chase’s house to have dinner and discuss the scenes Chase wanted him to do.

Chase got on the phone with Big Bear and later Big Bear dropped by. The three began drinking and playing in the pool. Then Buff got out of the pool and almost stumbled and fell into Big Bear’s arms.

“He said ‘hello’ and just like that we started kissing,” Buff said. “I remember we said to Tobii ‘here is your scene.'”

Chase ran and got his camera and filmed the spontaneous sex session.

Big Bear and Buff became good friends after that encounter. But Big Bear unfortunately died last August from pneumonia.

“I have cried for friends and family but never so much like with him,” Buff said.

When he does porn Buff aims to please

Buff, who lives in Buffalo, NY, with his partner of 13 years in an open relationship, says he does porn because he enjoys sex. He endeavors to perform sexually in a way to satisfy others who watch and make them wish they were part of the action.

The money he earns pays bills, although Buff says you cannot make much money in the industry unless you are a superstar.

He only consulted his partner before doing porn and didn’t tell his friends until the first scene was released and many people had seen it. Buff said some friends felt weird seeing him having sex on camera but many said they liked it and have become some of his biggest fans, subscribing to streaming websites that feature his work.

Buff also actively promotes his work by using social media.

Growing up in Puerto Rico and seeking to break gay porn stereotypes as an adult

Puerto Rico is more open to gay people now but was not when Buff was growing up there. He said he acted masculine and played sports. However, Buff was still afraid someone would find out he was gay and he would become the victim of bullying from his friends, teachers and even his parents, which was the usual treatment of gays in Puerto Rico’s machismo culture.

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Tancredo Buff in a scene with Jack Harden (left) and Suil.

“I can remember going to my first gay bar when I was 18 and I always had the feeling that if somebody from the neighborhood saw me they would tell my parents,” Buff said. “I always had the feeling that things might change and they have in Puerto Rico now that same-sex marriage is legal.”

Buff said he came out to his parents by bringing home his boyfriend. His parents accepted without much fuss and stopped pestering him about when he would get married and have children. Buff has three living brothers and one foster sister and only his foster sister, whom he has the closest relationship with, and a nephew know he does porn.

Buff hopes his presence in porn will encourage more porn directors to feature mature Latino and African American. For decades the role of men of color in gay adult films has been that of the stereotypical, hard, sexually aggressive, down-low thug, he said.

The role of the dominant “Daddy” has traditionally gone to white men although black actors such as Buster Sly, Jerry Stearns and Cutler X have moved into this arena. Buff said the studios should depict the diverse sexual range of gay men of color.

“What I resent about studios is that they forget about mature Latino and Black men,” said Buff, who has a college degree and worked in government. “I could act like a thug but in my normal, regular life I’m not a thug. I think that motivated me to get into porn.”

More about Tancredo Buff:

TANCREDO-BUFF-8How he got his stage name: Tancredo is a variation of Tancredi, a warrior and a king and Buff is in honor of his current hometown Buffalo.

Astrological sign: Aries/Taurus cusp

His favorite colors: Red and green although he tends to wear a lot of blue.

Favorite food: chicken and rice

Favorite TV shows: “Top Chef,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Homeland,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Empire” and “Mr. Selfridge” on PBS

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any beach

 

 

5 thoughts on “DL Confessions Interview: Porn Actor Tancredo Buff on Daddies and Diversity in Gay Porn

  1. Immanuel, thanks for this article on the impossibly sexy Trancredo Buff. I have wonder why there isn’t an even wider range of porn movies featuring black and latin men in their 40s, 50s, 60s and older. Really, really hot videos. I am glad you know about the scene “BearBack Workout.” That one shows that mature men of color can get deep down and funky. These men ARE desirable and need to be able to get hired by studios and make really dirty. hot videos for all of us to enjoy

  2. I agree with him about there needing to show a diverse sexual range of gay men of color. I’ve noticed the majority of gay porn is now black tops with white or (white)latin bottoms. It started to annoy me to a point where I didn’t watch porn for awhile because it was all the same. Why do these studios think we don’t wanna see black bottoms getting their back blown out by these sexy Dominican tops?
    I’m also tired of mediocre looking bottoms as well. Why does the top have to be muscular and handsome but the bottom can be any skinny ugly thing that volunteers. I kid you not I just watched a porno with bottom whose face was shaped like a crescent moon.

    • There are several reasons why this occurs. People who own and run studios (gay white men) tend to make products that appeal to their fantasies. The other issue is buying power — whites consume far more pornography and the the market is just giving customers what they want. I do like blackbreeders.com because they feature black men of all body sizes and ages. Lastly, I agree with you. I get tired of seeing often mediocre white bottoms getting banged out by black men.

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