O1LT.COM "HOT AND BLACK" **EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW** MEGA BODY!!
BY L.T. Dinwiddie
I remember it plain as day, I was 16 years old and I had come home from school to do my homework. I had always sat in front of the television and watched "The Ricki Lake Show" as I worked on my lessons from the day. As I sat deep in thought over a challenging assignment, I heard Ricki say a man's name that would change my entire opinion on sex, sexual confidence, as well as how powerful the allure of the male form can truly be to woman/men. That name was "Mega Body". Mega Body is a well known exotic dancer who has taken the dancing industry by storm. After being in the business for over 13 years his command for the stage whenever and wherever he performs is unparallel. Known by most as "The Freakiest Dancer Alive", Mega Body has made numerous television appearances on "The Rupal Show", "Maury Povich", and as previously mentioned "The Ricki Lake Show". When I first saw Mega Body at the age of 16, what struck me most about him the most was how he made woman scream in a frenzy over him. The way he danced and made everyone excited without him even taking his pants off, (seeing it was daytime television they had boundaries) amazed me. I knew at that moment I wanted to command that same attention. At that instant Mega Body became my hero. No more Xmen, and no more Power Rangers; my attention had shifted to learning how to be just like him.
Though it seemed that Mega Body was climbing the ladder to success making numerous televisions appearances, and gracing the covers of a many adult magazines, he was barely holding it all together. Domestic violence, steroid abuse, sexual experimentation, and numerous salacious exotic dancing situations threatened to devastate Mega Body permanently. While all his life he has struggled, he's attempting to take control of his life, and elevate his career. Mega Body has taken a brave step in revisiting painful life challenges penning a new book titled "G-String Dream's: Confessions of Male Exotic Dancer". "G String" is Mega Body's candid story about life, sex, family, abuse, date rape, and ultimately his own redemption. His new book also delves into the male exotic industry, and lets us all in on its dirty little secrets that can potentially change the views a lot of people may have on men who take it all off for money. When word broke out that Mega Body was writing this book, a mild panic quickly spread amongst the male dancing industry. An industry like most that is based on smoke and mirrors. There are secrets that people don't want exposed, but Mega Body isn't worried about exposing, or more appropriately providing insight on such a provocative industry that he has participated in much of his adult life. When I found out about this book, and more importantly the man behind it, I knew I wanted to interview him. The idea that my adolescent hero consciously made the choice to bare all, and "confess" his life was extremely appealing to me. I contacted my editor for a magazine that I work for, but the idea was passed on, but I felt so strongly about this story, I wasn't going to take "no" for an answer. So I made my contacts, and set up an exclusive interview myself with the infamous exotic dancer that is known by his fans as "Mega Body".
Our conversation was insightful, honest, and 100% real. Mega Body didn't hold back on anything I asked, if anything he seemed to want to share all with me. This book is about Mega Body's struggle as a husband, his hardships being a father, and his insatiable desire to be center stage, and achieve his long time goal of becoming a celebrity. Every since childhood he has wanted to stand out and make his own mark in this world, he's been attempting to do it with the best thing he knows how, with his ability to make you desire him. Behind the smile, and the illustrious stage name "Mega Body" is a man who is trying to make it the best way he knows how.
LT: Thank you for taking the time to speak to me today, the book is out so tell me how you feel?
MEGA: I feel good about the book being out; I am learning a lot about publishing.
LT: For people who don't know how long you have been doing this (dancing), what has been your entire career span when it comes do exotic dancing?
MEGA: Going on 13 years
LT: How old are you?
LT: What made you want to write this book, essentially confessing your story for entire world to share?
MEGA: After becoming a male dancer, I became aware that I am apart of an entertainment industry that is not talked about, that's not on television. I have experience a lot of things on my life, trials and tribulations, life is a learning experience. I have always had dreams, and part of my dreams was to always be a celebrity. Whether rich or poor, I always wanted to be a celebrity. I decided to become a book author, attempting to follow my dream of reaching a certain level of celebrity status.
LT: Why did you decided to release your first book through your own publishing company, Survival First Publishing?
MEGA: As I was looking for publishing companies to pick up my book, it was sent through a literary agent, and a lot of people don't know you have to get a literary agent to get a major publishing company to pick up your book, in the process of shopping my book I ran into a woman by the name of Nancy Flowers who taught me all about the I.S.B.N. numbers which stands for International Standard Book Number, and barcodes. Once I learned, and understood the business, she asked me "Why would you go to a publishing company to publish your book, when you can do it yourself?" I then decided to push my own book, so I can open up a whole new door for myself.
LT: So before you decided to publish your own book, were there any publishing companies who were interested in publishing your book?
MEGA: Actually No, because I didn't shop the manuscript to major publishers, I shopped it to smaller publishing companies like Triple Crown and Black Print Publishing, but when I first shopped no was interested in picking it up because they were like nobody's interested in reading about strippers. After JL King (Author of "On The Down Low) read the manuscript, he really questioned the idea of why I never talked about ever being with a man. He convinced me to include all my sexual experiences, including men, women, and Transgendered.
LT: You mentioned in the book your children, along with your sexual exploration with men, women and the transgendered, what has been your children's reaction to your book?
MEGA: My younger children are between the ages 7-11 they don't know anything about the content of the book. My oldest blood daughter Tahneejah is 10 years who I mention in the book, my oldest stepdaughter who is 15, she has read some of the book, but her side of the family got upset that I would put her mothers name in the book, having not reading the book. It wasn't until some other members of her side of the family who are apart of the gay community read the book, and liked it, that the anger died down. We haven't had a discussion about it. They don't mention anything about the book to me.
LT: How do you identify yourself sexually?
MEGA: LT, I am going to say this to you and I will never ever live in fear again to say to someone, that I am a bisexual man.
LT: I want to switch gears for a moment, because you did mention JL King earlier. In your book you speak very candidly about him, and we are all aware of his success with his book "On The Down Low" what is the relationship with him now that your book is out, what has been his response from your accusations?
MEGA: He has not contacted me what so ever. There has been no contact!
LT: In your book you also mention the much respected and very well known author E Lynn Harris. I don't want to give away too much detail, but you do mention some interesting situations that were exchanged between you and E. Lynn, what has been his response?
MEGA: He hasn't responded to me either
LT: In your book you are very candid, as you recalled a lot of situations in your life, from your childhood struggles, you're many sexual encounters, to your many performances, was it hard to recall all your experiences? I don't think I would be able to do that.
MEGA: Certain details of my life particularly as a child I am able to recall because they are so vivid. I can actually close my eyes, and see myself where ever I was. Growing up I was always daring, people would always be like "I dare you this" or "I dare you that" and I would do it, so no it wasn't that difficult to recall a lot of things that went on in my life. If anything I could recall too much stuff. If I had included everything that I could recall, this book would have been 950 pages. But I made a conscience decision to pick out what was necessary. People feel when you write a book that every single detail has to go into your book, and you can't do that.
LT: In your book you take a great deal about your wife who's named "Goddess" in the book. What is the relationship like with you and her now?
MEGA: The relationship between us is OK, she is doing her right now, and I didn't mention what she does now in the book because I am hoping to write another book telling more about Goddess and what she is doing with her life. What her reaction was from her family, my family and people in the streets (readers) about "G Sting".
LT: Do you still dance?
MEGA: Yes at the moment I am still dancing, because it is financially taking of everything at the moment.
LT: Other then dancing what are you doing?
MEGA: I'm pushing this book, and building my company Survival First Publishing.
LT: How many books have you sold to date?
MEGA: Well we only printed 2,000 books to test the waters, and now we are down to 1,000 books.
LT: Now that you have experience the adult industry for yourself, and since you have children, what would you say to your child if they came to you and said they wanted to be a stripper? Particularly your sons, what advice would have to give them?
MEGA: I would support my children in whatever they wanted to be come. That's like asking me "what if your son wants to become a doctor?" or "what if he is a gay doctor?" am I supposed to be against him because he's Gay? No! I got to love my child straight across the board. I would however explain to them how hard of a profession it is. I wouldn't allow them fall for the way the stripping industry is glamorized, because it's just not like that.
LT: You seem to be still growing as well, and as one turns to the last page in your book, G String Dreams: Confessions of a Male Exotic Dancer, what's your testimony?
MEGA: What I want everyone to know when they read the last page of my book is that your dreams are your dreams, they're not your mothers, not your fathers, they are yours.
LT: Have you reached your dreams?
MEGA: In a sense yes I have, I'm Mega Body!