Danny Short has embraced his online life as Ben Fisher. Talking openly about the amateur porn he creates, and sharing with his fan-base why being a creator of gay porn has become a big part of his life.
I caught up with Danny/Ben to talk about what happens next.
Earlier this year you merged your YouTube identity of Danny Short with your porn identity of Ben Fisher. What led you to decide to bring those two worlds together?
On YouTube I was well-known, but after my break-up I stopped uploading content to YouTube and the views went down over time. It didn’t make sense to me to try and be popular on two different stages, so I decided to bring them together and see what happens. I want to continue using YouTube so that users can understand what kind of porn work I do, and to help build my popularity.
What sort of response did you get from your YouTube audience when made that move?
Half of the people that watch my videos already knew, so they were waiting for me to come out about it — like a gay closet. For the people who didn’t know, I’ve had a good reaction — they just want to watch my porn.
How has bringing your Danny and Ben content together changed the style of content that you’re producing?
Nothing has changed really, other than me trying to update YouTube with insights from the world of Ben Fisher.
Is OnlyFans a platform that’s working for you?
I have a full-time job as a sub-contractor, so I have to do all of the porn in my spare time. I’m using OnlyFans until I have a website of my own.
Are you still using Grindr to find the guys that appear in your videos?
Yes, but it’s not as easy as it sounds as most people back out, or they just want to meet and have sex. Or the ones who want to film aren’t my type. Most of the time I’m looking on Twitter and my Snap Chat to find guys for the videos.
Can we talk underwear?
I always wear boxers. I like Calvin Klein, but I wear Hollister most of the time. I also prefer guys in boxers, I’m not into jockstraps or briefs.
What are some of your goals and ambitions for the months ahead?
I want to start working on a website for my porn.