Out of Uniform
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Published in: September-October 2005 issue.


Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn StarSecrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star
by Rich Merritt
Kensington. 468 pages, $15. (paper)


THIS IS a gripping memoir by a man who spent his early life trying to be “the best little boy in the world.” It’s a quest that seems to be common for many gay boys growing up; it’s just that the path taken by Rich Merritt to be the best was a bit more extreme than the one that most boys, gay or straight, pursue. But so was his Christian fundamentalist education, which included attendance at both Bob Jones Academy and Bob Jones University, that “fortress of fundamentalism.”

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