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Justice for bottoms! Adult film star Armond Rizzo drags porn studio for paying tops more than bottoms

Josh Milton January 28, 2020
Adult film actor Armond Rizzo accepts the Social Media Star award during the 2020 GayVN Awards. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Adult film actor Armond Rizzo accepts the Social Media Star award during the 2020 GayVN Awards. (Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Gay adult film performer Armond Rizzo dragged a porn studio for allegedly paying tops more than bottoms.

He took to Twitter on January 26 to tell his 320,000 followers how the studio BlacksOnBoys have taken an interest in him.

But Rizzo, 29, decried the studio when he alleged that “they pay bottoms way less than tops”.

He added: “And [their] excuse [is that] the site is more top-dominant.”

Armond Rizzo tears into studio that allegedly pays tops more. 

Rizzo initially didn’t name the studio, but later disclosed that his allegations are pinned at BlacksOnBoys.

“Such a shame,” he said, “lost my respect.

“For BlacksOnBoys if you’re wondering what my response is to working for you, I think you’re smart enough to know that it’s going to be a big NO THANKS!

“I don’t care that you even raised my fee up. It’s just unjust you pay bottoms less and for that I decline working for you!”

‘I’m getting very passionate because I have literally had to do all the work on set.’

The performer’s public accusations sparked debate online, prompting him to broadcast a Twitter live video titled “Tops vs Bottoms”.

In the lengthy video, he gave a candid account of the demands that the two preferences face in the adult film industry, but elaborated on the notable differences.

Rizzo described in detail how the two positions are judged differently, arguing that tops are afforded particular privileges, especially in the porn industry.

He emphasised that, traditionally, tops spend less time getting ready for shoots whereas bottoms must prep comparatively more and even monitor what they eat.

“I’m getting very passionate because I have literally had to do all the work on set,” Rizzo said.

“And all the top had to do is lay there and watch the bottom bounce and do all the f***ing work”.

“[The bottom] as well, has to hold their own weight, so you’re light as a feather, so the top looks big and masculine.”

Followers denounce porn studio for not paying queer men equally. 

His allegations provoked fury from followers, with fellow adult film stars providing their own accounts of the pay gap between tops and bottoms.

PinkNews has contacted BlacksOnBoys for comment.

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