By Dave Griffiths
This month’s theme of “masculinity” has taken some different looks at what it is to truly be masculine. So for our cover, we decided we wanted to have Christian Matthews, a relative newcomer to the adult industry, grace our cover and speak about his life and career. Christian has recently started getting into the modeling/adult industry and he is definitely a masculine and sexy guy. Most people would have thought we would have a muscled, daddy bear on our cover this month, but we thought, since the true test of a masculine guy is not about how hairy a man is, or the muscles that he gets from hours of working out at the gym, that Christian is the ideal masculine man. The Statue of David by Michelangelo was the representation of what he thought was the perfect male form, and we here at HIM Magazine feel that Christian resembles that form and with his positive attitude, responsible, and hard working nature, he was our top pick for this month’s cover. We sat down with Christian and asked him about his life, his career, and his future.
As a child, I did a few modeling gigs. After moving to Fort Lauderdale and going through a devastating split from my ex-partner and a severe car accident, I was given a second chance. I decided to call ChiChi Larue. She passed me on to Howard at Fabscout. From there, I decided to take matters into my own hands and go in the direction that I wanted to and it has worked out for me. I have been actively acting in the adult film industry for about six to eight months now and loving every minute of it!
I love the gym! My interests vary. I am always open to trying new things. I am an adrenaline junkie and enjoy roller coasters, extreme sports, and traveling to far off and exciting locales. I could take a good heart pumping thrill over standing around a bar any day.
Good question. Being a cover model is one, for starters. I am enjoying the travel opportunities that have come up. It is great to be able to meet some of the guys I have looked up to in the industry; that’s amazing! I have been blessed to build a great relationship with one of my idols in the industry, Chad Brock.
I feel like I’m one of the most insecure people I know and never thought anybody would want to watch and see me naked. So to gain a certain amount of courage and confidence to pursue this dream is a huge highlight. My boyfriend, who is in the industry as well, is a huge inspiration to me. Never, in a thousand years, would I have ever dreamed this would be my life!
Nope. My family does not know. I will have to cross that bridge when I need to. But doing more mainstream things like being a cover model of a gay men’s magazine like HIM Magazine is a great way for me to break the ice with them when I need to. Until then…
For me, yeah, they’re all huge names! I have shot with two well-known directors, Victor Cody and Tobii Chase, as well as David Romero and Alex Powers for Hairyandraw.com. I am on board to work with Tyler Reed at RawJoxxx.com in April. I have agreed to work with Nick Moretti and have agreed to do Barebackthathole.com for Ricky Raunch. Chad Brock and I are getting the details ironed out for some future work together. I have also just signed a deal to work with Colin O’Neale’s World of Men when I return from my latest trip to Chicago in March.
The video I shot for Hairy & Raw is coming out soon and I will be shooting with Tyler Reed in April. My other work is under way, as well, but you’ll just have to follow me on Twitter or Facebook to find out more. I can’t give out my secrets all at once!
Follow me and find out! Peace & Love… Hugs & Kisses!