Gary Lee, king of Paso Robles’ porn world

September 24, 2012

Gary Lee

By DANIEL BLACKBURN

PART ONE: Naughty girls next door

Gary Lee knows there are a lot of wild women in north San Luis Obispo County, and he’s got the pictures to prove it. Thousands of photographs. High-definition video. Many of the women are nude. And most are doing a lot more than just posing.

Lee is the proprietor of 33 websites, most of them pornographic, and one — slobabes.com — features the girls next door. Literally.

It’s one of Lee’s favorite sites, he said, because he uses “all local girls.” For the Reagan-era Paso Robles High School graduate, it’s like giving a little back to your old home town.

His slobabes.com site “has had girls from pretty much every bar and restaurant around, and cashiers, gas station attendants, girls who do labor-type jobs to local real estate agents, nurses from Twin Cities Hospital, tellers at local banks, the daughter of one of our police chiefs, regular wives, girlfriends… you name it,” said Lee.

Lee is his screen name, and it’s the handle by which he is known to those in the porn industry, where his has been a very familiar, ah, face for the past 20 years. Born and raised in Paso Robles, his real last name is recognizable locally, and he prefers, he said, to try to keep separate his online businesses and his local life.

Always a thrill-seeker, Lee was a Navy Seal after high school, returning to the North County to teach skydiving and scuba diving. But after a while, it all became just a job.

“Twenty years ago I just did this stuff (porn) in Los Angeles, and nobody around here knew I did, including family and friends. I’d go down there, make some money, and come back. Now, after bringing slobabes here, everybody kinda knows, especially since we specialize in using local girls.”

Here’s an excerpt from slobabes’ site: “Hot local women getting naked from right here in the San Luis Obispo County area doing porn for all of us to enjoy. These are real girls that you might know from high school. We have Bearcats, Greyhounds, Pirates, Tigers, and Eagles. They might be the girl next door to you, in towns like Paso Robles, San Simeon, Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Los Osos, San Miguel, or Cayucos. They might even be from little hick towns like Shandon or Creston.”

Fast approaching fifty, Lee’s longish grey hair is thinning and his body, as he admits, is that of “an ordinary middle-aged Joe.” But what isn’t ordinary is his line of work: “There’s a pretty good chance that I’ll get laid at the office tomorrow.”

He admits there are “lots of guys younger, better-looking, more desirable than me.” But that little reality doesn’t stop this guy. He’s not just a porn producer; he still takes his turn in the trenches.

“I’ve put in my time. I done my share. I’ve done hundreds and hundreds of movies. I’ve been with actresses that if I told you, you probably wouldn’t believe me. I’ve slept with dozens of Playmate models, well-known actresses, rock-n-roll people, who tend to gravitate toward porn people.”

So what is the motivation for women taking off their clothes in front of a camera, and doing the things most people reserve for the privacy of their bedrooms?

“Some girls do it for the money,” Lee said. He pays $50 an hour for models who don’t want to disrobe; $200 an hour for nude shots; and $500 an hour for a sex video. “And some do it for the thrill. There are lots of reasons, really.”

Not everybody on on his websites performs in sex videos, Lee said. “Some have never once even taken their clothes off. I’ve never seen them topless. They pose for car shows, photo shoots and other events. And I treat them all like princesses, because they pay my bills.”

Lee got started in the porn business quite by accident.

“About twenty years ago I was dating a woman in the Los Angeles area who did porn, and one day they let me on the set (which is unheard of today) and I was sitting around reading a magazine and waiting for her to get done.” Here, Lee paused and observes, “I have no jealousy issues whatsoever.” It turned out that the male actor that day “couldn’t perform, so my girlfriend suggested the producers use me, that I wouldn’t have a problem. I didn’t.”

Lee said the producers were impressed: “Wow, they told me, you didn’t get nervous at all. Why be nervous when I was just doing what I was going to be doing that night for free! And that’s kind of how things started. It was just an accident.”

That would never happen today, Lee pointed out, because health rules and laws require that porn industry actors and actresses be checked for sexually transmitted diseases before performing.

“But I started getting call-backs, and then after a while you get to know the people in the other studios.”

Men are both prized and scorned as porn participants, said Lee.

“Men really are just props. Women are the stars, and it’s easy for a woman to be a porn star. If you go to my sites, you don’t go there to see me. You go to see the hot girls. I try to get the girls to bring in their boyfriends, husbands, whomever… someone they are comfortable enough with to do a movie, particularly on their first one.”

And of course, it is the male actor that is the unknown quantity.

“With a man, if he’s nervous and not into it, then things don’t work. It is said that 95 percent of men out there can’t do porn. I hear it all the time: ‘Hey, I’m a good-looking guy, look like a model’… but when the camera rolls…. That’s why in so many of the old (porn) movies there are relatively few male stars, but lots of well-known female actresses.”

One of those male stars is Lee himself. Google his name with “XXX” and more than 600,000 sites featuring him will pop up.

But Lee doesn’t consider himself a star, just a businessman whose work is sex.

(TOMORROW: Inside the porn business)


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DebraL.Balke

Yuck.


justme

Hopefully someday some duagter’s Dad will put this cockroach out of his misery.


cheseburger

You are in favor of murder? You must provide proof of age to do this type of thing I am sure, and really it’s quite a professional business these days , hell my dad who is 84 watched the porn Grammy awards on TV, go hide in your closets and watch it, you all negative posters are probably the ones with full blown gold membership porn accounts. And just you if you want to kill go join the army and go to Afghanistan and kill!


studioclubnews

Onward Free Press… Hats off to a free country. Don’t kill the messenger…THANK THEM!

In porn it takes two to tango…remember it is bigger than the MOVIE business itself! Not

like this is the only guy and girls in the world that are into freedom of expression…


hardyharhar

I am not at all bothered by this article. Knowledge is POWER. I WANT for this man to be exposed for who he is and what he does. I want the opportunity to tell young women to stay far away from him. And he IS a PREDATOR. He LOVES trolling your community looking for the insecure and desperate women that he can exploit. And treat them like a princess? HA! He uses them and throws them aside. I took a look at his site. Filled with women that I have known, some since childhood. Some I know to be homeless, or drug addicts, or victims of sexual abuse, some with low self-esteem. Some are VERY old and frankly not attractive. He takes what he can get. Educate your daughters and friends! Oh, and then there is this…What happens when the woman becomes clean and sober, is now a mother, and offers to pay a LARGE sum of money for the material back? He laughs and says NO. TRUE STORY!!!! Why? Because he gets a young girl who is high on drugs to sign a contract?? He is a heartless monster, who reportedly has a 7500 sq ft studio in Paso Robles. SO let’s expose him for what he is, where his studio is, and let’s advocate for the sad and deperate women he HAS and WILL exploit. Let’s drive this PIG out of our community. The END.


slocorruptionhater

Good point.


PRCCM

Even though knowing that most of those degrading CCN are trolls having an agenda, it is disconcerting that a number of the other commentators are willing to plug their ears while loudly yelling “La, La, La…. I can’t hear you,” at the top of their lungs so they are not exposed to the more unseemly activities which occur daily in our community.


BeenThereDoneThat offers sage advice by suggesting that if an article bothers you then click to another page rather than censor a story so rest of us are unable to keep abreast of what is happening in our communities. After all, no one is prying your eyes open, forcing you to continue reading the article.


These same people seem willing to stick their heads in the sand so they won’t have to hear about gangs, rampant government malfeasance and corruption along many other injustices.


Without CCN to raise the alarm, our lovely, lovely meter-maid, err, I mean police chief, would have made even a larger haul by going out on disability.


Again, if it were not for CCN, Kelly Gearheart would have continued to rape and pillage his way though-out our communities and far beyond.


They were willing to publish these and other important stories and issues while the rest of the local media were content to let sleeping dogs lie and ignored them; particularly a local broadcaster who garners revenue from the cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles who shortly may also need a zoning change/permit from one of them to move his antenna when he looses his lease.


PRCCM

inmyopinion and pasoparent5


Porn is not my cup of tea but I also find hypocrisy to be equally distasteful. Like it or not (at least publicly for some of you) it is legal.


And the point of singling out this young lady is…?

Perhaps to brand a Scarlet Letter on her forehead?


I doubt that escorting Ron Jeremy around the Heritage Foundation’s club (primarily an adult venue with waitresses dressed in skimpy outfits serving adult beverages) will corrupt young children who would not know who he is nor what he engages in.


I strongly suspect Mr. Lee keeps accurate records of the ages of his “stars” since Federal Law is vigorously enforced for these types of productions and the penalties for not complying are thankfully extremely harsh. I have not heard of any evidence that child porn is involved.


SuperDave

Continuing in a fine journalistic tradition, not unlike New Times giving us all the instructions for cooking Meth. Thanks CCN!

p.s. many of you know Ted worked as Gary’s fluffer in his earlier days…


Ted Slanders

SuperDave,


Uh, the fluffer position was suppose to be on the qt. Shhhh. Yes, it was a very upstanding and hard position, but it filled a monetary gap at the time.


I also took a missionary position with the girls in trying to convert them to Jesus, but they were too set in their ways of glamour and money. I am sure that Jesus was watching me trying to do my best in bringing them to Christ. That is my reward.


cheseburger

“I also took a missionary position with the girls”


At the same time you all dog you!!!!!, Gold Member!


danika

Did Paso Robles City issue business license(s) for his business? Did the Fire Department do their detailed interior inspection of this business?


hardyharhar

According to one article about him online he says he has a 7500 sq ft studio, and he has made major “upgrades” including a shower for those much needed showere scenes. It is in an industrial area. Would really like to know the answer to your question.


cheseburger

Look what the city did to help Gearhart rape, “Again, if it were not for CCN, Kelly Gearheart would have continued to rape and pillage his way though-out our communities and far beyond.”

Adam and eve were naked I believe? If you have a problem with nudity it probably comes from bad early childhood experiences, this country is drowning in unemployed people, would you have them all on welfare?????? Answer me? Want to pay their bills or let them work? Thought so!


bigbearcat

One thing I can say, is this guy has strong protoplasm. Doing porn that long, it’s a wonder he hasn’t

succumbed to drugs, diseases, alcohol and/or depression.


I’m all for freedom of speech etc., but just remember, although these women may be adults, the vast majority of them are dealing with mental illness, drug habits and/or a history of sexual abuse. So fap away if your conscience is cool with that.