82nd Airborne

Military Pawn Shop Fayetteville, NC 2006

Passive Duty: Gay 4 Pay Paratroopers Probed

Mark Simpson bravely gets to the bottom of the US Army’s gay porn scandal (Uncircumcised, uncensored version of exclusive which appeared in Details, April 2006 ) . “Is this your first time with a guy?” asks Jason solicitously in his Tennessee burr. “Erm… no,” I stutter, “not exactly…”. It’s an odd question for me to be asked by a straight paratrooper who is trying to fluff me. But then, this is a rather odd situation. I am on a bed wedged between not one but… Read More »Passive Duty: Gay 4 Pay Paratroopers Probed

Why Straight Soldiers Can’t Stop Acting Gay on Video

Way back in the last century, before the Interweb swallowed everything, my friend and accomplice in literary crime Steve Zeeland and I were visiting, as you do, Camp Pendleton, the giant US Marine Corps base in Southern California with some jarhead friends. We spent the afternoon watching the Marine Rodeo – scores of grinning fit Texan boys in tight Wranglers and high-and-tights bouncing up and down on broncos and slapping each other’s butts. Perhaps you’ll understand why, after having seen this, the Details fashion shoot that… Read More »Why Straight Soldiers Can’t Stop Acting Gay on Video

Mark Simpson’s Inside Story on the US Army’s Gay Porn Scandal

The current (May) issue of the proudly metrosexual Details magazine includes an ‘undercover’ exclusive by yours truly on the globally-reported gay porn scandal involving paratroopers from the elite 82nd Airborne, ‘America’s Honor Guard’. Billed charmingly at the top of the front cover as: ‘INSIDE THE SORDID PORN SCANDAL THAT’S ROCKING THE ARMY‘. A couple of years ago my buddy and The Queen is Dead co-author Steve Zeeland tipped me off to the existence of activeduty.com, the then little-known military porn website now at the centre… Read More »Mark Simpson’s Inside Story on the US Army’s Gay Porn Scandal