Johnny Rapid Source: Instagram / @johnyrapidd

Here's Johnny! A Rapid-Fire Look at Johnny Rapid's Life Through Instagram

Timothy Rawles READ TIME: 4 MIN.

Occasionally, an adult movie actor comes along who becomes so popular it reminds us that the medium is a legitimate contributor to pop culture noteworthiness. Johnny Rapid is such an actor.

Originally from Conyers Georgia, Johnny says that his first adult movie scene was in 2010 at 18 years old. From there he became one of the biggest gay adult movie stars on the internet which also brought with it some question about his sexual orientation since he had a girlfriend in real life. But that was back when labels were a thing and sexual expression was limited to non-inclusive language such as "gay" or "straight," and being a bisexual or pansexual adult movie star was an automatic "gay for pay" industry moniker.

But Johnny didn't seem to mind. In fact he used it to his advantage as did his studio Johnny became their golden boy and flourished in the industry partly because of his twinkish looks and willingness to try almost anything. He famously challenged pop singer Justin Bieber to do a scene with him for $2 million dollars which not only shows how successful he had become monetarily but the girth of his celebrity. Bieber never responded publicly.

Now at 31, Johnny is still making content. Now with a forearm tattoo and facial hair, the performer is attracting a whole new audience which, thanks to social media, means he can start a whole new facet to his catalog. We have scanned through Johnny's Instagram account and picked out some posts (some new, some old) that prove his star power hasn't been drained.

What a difference a decade makes. In this pic, Johnny asks which one you like the best: the twink or the daddy era? It's an unfair question because he looks great in both. On one hand you see him as the young man who launched a successful studio career and on the other, the older man who is now in charge of himself. The juxtaposition is a great example of how adult film stars who are passionate about their art can continue to be creative at any age.

Here's a more recent picture of the adult movie celebrity. In a recent interview, Johnny says he doesn't see himself as iconic and he doesn't really get why other people do. He does recall the time in 2011 when he rocketed to stardom after he and Rafael Alencar did a now famous shower scene together, and how he might have become a bit of a diva back then. But now he's more focused on his enterprise rather than his eminence.

Clad in his Joker-colored boxer briefs, Johnny poses atop his workspace under a wildcat inspired gallery wall. He is giving his best superhero pose which isn't new for him because he has starred in two adult movie parodies based on a popular DC comics franchise. The first being "The Justice League," and the second –- his own spin off, "The Flash." Funnily enough fans appreciated how well the adult filmmakers paid homage to the source material over what big studios did in their mega-budget productions.

Late last month Johnny made an Instagram post where he lip-synced to a song but, in a text overlay, he discussed details about his life. He admitted to being confused about his sexuality at the start of his career, becoming a teenage father, and living in an abusive relationship. He also said he is now the happiest he has ever been, found true love in polyamory and is building a house for his family.

In 2013, Johnny starred in the documentary "I'm a Porn Star" in which he said, "...I got my looks from my daddy. I got my sarcasm and attitude from my mother." This picture seems to illustrate those three characteristics. He is also a fan of boxers over briefs which might explain his swimsuit choice in this picture.

It's a good guess that most people want to change their hairstyles at some point in their lives. Johnny who is known for having a buzz cut may not have changed the length as much as the color in this photo. In Western culture blond hair represents youthfulness and excitement, something Johnny is known for. Conversely, there have been icons who have gone the other way; from light to dark. Elvis Presley for instance was a blond then went darker, he even used eyeliner so his blue eyes would stand out more.

Puppy play is a form of cosplay that has become more popular in the BDSM community. It's not so much a sexual practice as it is a form of mental relaxation. From what we understand it's all about emptying your mind and letting go of troublesome thoughts while receiving praise and rewards just like a real dog. Our reward in this picture is seeing Johnny in this pseudo bondage outfit asking if he can be your pet?

What would a thirst trap be without the ubiquitous ocean shot? A younger Johnny sans his ethereal arm tattoo looks like he's ready to find a tide pool and play with a starfish. But water might not be his favorite element. As a Virgo, born on August 26, Johnny is an Earth sign. Virgos are said to be very meticulous at their jobs, so Johnny probably knows how and where to please his co-stars.

It's like a view from the top. In this set of photos Johnny is going fishing. He has his pole in one hand and bait in the other. The performer is no stranger to the outdoors. Lake Mead, Nevada was the setting for one of his movies although the activities in that film were not about the catch as they were about the release.

A stripper pole, tool cabinets, tighty whities and an enticing grin are all a part of this interesting tableau. Johnny loves cars and although he doesn't tag it here, this could be his own mechanic's garage. In a 2022 interview on the Grue Rume Show, Johnny said he totaled his prized Honda Civic and was looking to replace it. With what you ask? A Corvette C8. What color? Rapid Blue of course!

by Timothy Rawles

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