A former gay adult movie star born in Germany and living in Scotland says he’s turning a new leaf. He puts his X-rated past behind him and focuses his attention on local politics.
Philipp Tanzer, 43, started working as a gay adult movie star in 2007, as Logan McCree. He became known for his distinctive tattoos that cover most of his body, including his penis and buttocks.
In 2008, it won a Grabby Award for Best Fetish Video. And in 2010, he launched his own website, ‘loganmccree.tv’, which was sort of a forerunner of OnlyFans, where he introduced himself as the ‘hottest German porn star’.
Then in 2012, everything changed. Tanzer left the adult entertainment industry, left Germany and moved to Scotland with his girlfriend. After announcing that he no longer considered himself gay, he became a human rights activist.
Now he is launching a political campaign. Not only that, but he runs on an anti-porn platform as a member of the ultra-conservative Scottish Family Party.
“Porn is not a male problem,” the Cum in My Face 2 star told The Daily Mail. “Boys and girls consume pornography and both suffer from its impact.”
“When I was younger, I didn’t know which path I was going to take. I was pressured to identify myself as something at the age of 32 that I was not. The Scottish Family Party best represents my perspective on life and society. “
Although he’s appeared in more than a dozen adult films and made a ton of money in the process, Tanzer, who is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, says he didn’t never aligned with its values.
“I had a negative outlook on the porn industry before I even joined it,” he says, “but I needed the money.”
Because you can’t be both anti-porn and pro-gay, the Jock Itch star says he doesn’t believe LGBTQ history should be taught in schools because it promotes “LGBT + lifestyles and child pornography ”. He is also against same-sex adoption and the ban on conversion therapy.
When asked if he thought his X-rated past could hurt his electoral chances, Tanzer, who now works as a barber and recently saw his Twitter account suspended for making extremist comments, told the Daily Mail that he really doesn’t think so.
“Everyone in Durness has heard of it,” he says. “But I really try to help the community as much as I can and people are very grateful.”
Graham Gremore is editor and editor at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.