84-year-old retired Priest Norm Self embarked on a new career last year – as a porn star. He appeared alongside two adult film ‘veterans’ in his first film. Norm is also a veteran – a Korean War Navy veteran.
“It was splendid! How could it not be?” said Norm of the shoot.
A retired priest has shocked many after he exchanged his priesthood for a porn star at the age of 85.
Norm Self, a retired priest from North Dakota, appeared in his first adult film.
Having grown up in a religious household, it felt like a normal progression.He later joined the clergy at the age of 18.
But after 28 years of priesthood, he realized his real self when he was working as a campus minister and came across a group of gay men.
“A blessed rural setting, surrounded by a cast and crew of loving, competent, supportive brothers intent on sharing the good news of the healing power of pleasure.
“What could be more delightful? And if you’ve seen the video, with the two adorable models performing, what else could be lacking?”
Norm worked as a campus minister during the civil rights era, but enjoyed a varied career since.
According to the website he works for, Norm previously twice underwent three years of intensive training in Tantra.
Tantric sex focuses on esoteric eroticism and ritualized sex practices and originated in India.
At 84 years of age, Norm Self is probably easily the oldest gay porn star in the word.
He prefers the term ‘sacred intimate’, believing he has sexual knowledge to share.
“I find these days that my body is indeed a temple where intimacy and ecstasy intermingle.”
Norm wants to see sex-negative norms removed from society’s vocabulary.
Self’s first introduction to adult film happened when his housemates invited him to be part of one.
He said, “My housemate asked me if I’d be in a film. I was invited in and all of a sudden all this attention comes to me. We are going to have sex anyway so why not make it a liberating and bonding experience instead of hiding it away in the shadows?”
He has now made four adult films in the last two years and he is not even paid for them.
Mr. Self feels as though he’s “having a party”.Mr. Self recalls learning about his sexuality on Channel 5 documentary, OAPS On The Game: The Sex Business.
He said to international publication. “My housemate asked me if I’d be in a film.”I was invited in and all of a sudden all this attention comes to me.
“We are going to have sex anyway so why not make it a liberating and bonding experience instead of hiding it away in the shadows?”