Alexis Tivoli has been busy in the porn business since he was just a twink. That was about six years ago. He’s still going strong and filming a lot. We caught up with him to hear whats going on in his world.

How did you get started in this wonderful world of gay porn?

I used to go to a gay sauna in Bordeaux where I was a student. One of the bartenders there was Jess Royan, producer and director of Crunchboy. He offered me a porn shoot if I wanted to. At first I was very hesitant but finally said yes.

What are some of the studios that you’ve worked with so far?

Crunchboy, Menoboy, Ericvideos, French Twinks, ChrisBieberxxx, RawEuro, BlakeMason, Citebeur and Boynapped. Looking back I sure have been a busy boy.

Is there a difference in how gay porn world is perceived in France than in other countries in the EU or around the world?  

I think, with English people, there’s a very professional and business-oriented approach to porn that’s less perceivable in some French productions.

What makes French porn unique from say German or British or even USA porn … or is there a difference? 

Well, French porn is mainly amateur, which can be exciting for many people. Otherwise, since we all travel, I guess all of our main differences these days are kind of blended together.

You’ve worked in multiple roles in gay porn so far, starting with “twink.” What can you share about progressing through these different categories? 

It has been and still is a wonderful journey. I get to work with so many different people, which really enables me to grow as a performer and as a person, always questioning myself and my practices.

Who are your icons and role models both in and outside of the porn world?

Hard question. With no specific ranking: Harvey Milk, RuPaul, Lady Gaga, Jonathan Van Ness and Boomer Banks.

What was your most memorable scene that you’ve shot so far? 

I think some of my SM scenes. Can’t pick one in particular, but they really pushed me far, dealing with pleasure and physical limits.

Who is on your top 5 list of “guys I want to work with”?

Boomer Banks, Colby Keller, Calvin Banks, Enzo Rimenez, Beaux Banks

You’ve excelled as a performer. Do you have ambitions to be on the other side of the camera, or other career interests?

I don’t plan to go on the other side of the camera, but I do plan to work more with fashion and sex worker activism.

 

What’s in store for you in 2020?

Much more live shows. I have ten more coming up. Maybe some T-shirts, and going back to work out. (gt)

Follow Alexis on Instagram: @alexistivoli