From an interview with Curtis Dean Hutchinson, the pornstar known as Dean Phoenix, here:
One area that confuses even a veteran like Hutchinson is the gay-for-pay genre. Asked about Randy Blue star Chris Rockway, who says he’s straight, Hutchinson’s response is, well, straightforward. “He’s not that good of an actor,” he says. [note of-marked Exceptional Degree Marking in not that good of an actor] “He’s gotta like it.” Hutchinson agrees that the draw of gay-for-pay is the fantasy of a hetero being converted, but “Anyone who does it has some kind of wanting to be gay. They’re gonna miss it ten years from now.”
As I posted about Dean Phoenix on my X blog recently, he’s what I sometimes label “frankly gay” and has been out of the closet since he was a teenager. He’s also an enthusiastic and affectionate sex partner in his films; he takes evident pleasure in the sexual acts. It’s understandable that he would have little sympathy with the way men like Rockway configure their sexuality. It’s hard for him to imagine that anyone who performs sexually as well as Rockway does truly lacks desire for his partners.
Me, I’m inclined to take Rockway at his word about being straight, but would note that in the right situation — surely, acting in gay porn with some very sexy partners should count as such a situation — many straight men can experience some degree of desire for another man, and not just physical pleasure in the encounter. The world of sexuality is complex.