Joe My God's off the cuff interview with Lucien
Jo-Vanni Roman) at 1:am this morning:
Around 1am this morning I got tipped by one of the guys at Unzipped
that Jo-Vanni Roman was finally ready to speak with me
. Five minutes later I had him on the phone from Fort Lauderdale, but not before I alerted Father Tony to be ready to rush over to him immediately for a video interview. Jo-Vanni declined to meet with Tony for reasons you'll learn at the bottom of this post. Right now, I'm going to cover some key points of our 90 minute, wide-ranging conversation before they slip out of my mind. It's 3:00AM!
Let's open by saying that this kid is no dim bulb
. I found him frank, sharp, funny, and quite forthcoming to all my questions
. And I had a lot. But I also must say Jo-Vanni is almost painfully naive about some things, as you'll see. Since this interview was completely unplanned, it wasn't recorded and I didn't have a prepared set of questions. So as our conversation bounced around timelines and often veered into unrelated tangents, I think the best way to write this post is just to bullet-point some of the key things he said me.
-Jo-Vanni came out to friends in high school at the age of 16, but went on his first date with a boy while in the 9th grade. His parents know he's gay, but they don't yet know that he escorts.
-His first contact with Dr. George Rekers was via email through Rentboy.com
. They met in person one time before the trip to Europe, but "nothing happened."
-Jo-Vanni was excited to take his first trip out of the country and use his passport for the first time
. He describes Rekers as a pleasant, amiable travel companion. Before leaving Miami, Rekers told Jo-Vanni that he was a child psychologist, but gave no hint of his also being a Baptist minister
, much less a nationally infamous anti-gay activist
-In Europe, much of their sightseeing involved visiting historic churches and cathedrals, where Rekers would offer various historical facts about the buildings and their place in the history of their respective religions. Jo-Vanni says that he never felt preached to or that Rekers was trying to convert him from being gay
, although he says they did have at least one rather direct conversation about "all morality being from God." An ardent atheist, Jo-Vanni says he argued to Rekers that one could be a moral person and still not believe in God. "That was pretty much it as far as religion. He didn't quote Scripture at me or anything," he said. So much for Rekers' claim of Christ-like outreach to the fallen.
-Jo-Vanni says their accommodations were far from deluxe and that their hotel in London was "like a crappy Days Inn
or something." It was in those budget hotel rooms where he and Rekers had their daily erotic nude massage sessions. Jo-Vanni confirmed to me the "anus long-stroking" technique reported by the Miami New Times, but says that's as far as things went
. He says that Rekers never suggested taking things further, but that Rekers' cock was "rock hard" during the massages. "
So it was definitely
sexual for him?"
"Oh, for sure!" he replied. And in that way that 20 year-olds speak, he added, "He was definitely totally gay for me
." I asked, "And you didn't think it was strange that he didn't at least want to blow you?" He hesitated. "Yeah, at first, I guess. But it kinda felt like maybe he was just getting started, you know, like he was new to gay sex, maybe." (This I doubt highly
, but didn't say so to Jo-Vanni.)( Collapse )
This post brought to by the orange grove lady, and the gay reporter on tv.source
, pt. 2