From Gay Porn to Real Estate Mogul

BY Advocate.com Editors

November 17 2010 8:20 AM ET

Fredrik Eklund, a top New York City real estate agent, once acted in gay porn films under the name Tag Eriksson, for which he delivered an award-winning solo performance in the 2004 film The Hole.

Eklund, the member of a prominent Swedish family, was profiled in The New York Times, which described his trajectory in the past decade from gay porn films directed by Wash West to managing director of Core Group Marketing, where he carries a $58-million portfolio and has clients like Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and the Olsen twins.

“As Tag Eriksson, Mr. Eklund appeared in approximately six films shot in California in 2001 and 2002, including ‘The Hole,’ a parody of the popular horror film ‘The Ring.’ (In ‘The Ring’ watching a cursed videotape causes the characters to die; in ‘The Hole’ it makes them gay.) The film won him a 2004 GayVN award, sometimes called the gay pornography Oscars, for a best solo scene.”

Eklund published an autobiographical novel in 2005 called Bananflugornas Herre or Lord of the Fruit Flies about being gay and his film career. He may return to the screen shortly, this time for a reality TV show with Bravo, the Times reports.

“Soon there may be more than just a lone photographer following Mr. Eklund around Manhattan as he readies apartments for viewing. On Thursday afternoon, word leaked out that he is in talks with Bravo to star in a reality show about New York real estate brokers. The news, however, may not go over well with his bosses. Because Core has an existing show on HGTV, it might put his future with the firm in doubt. But Mr. Eklund says he isn’t concerned. ‘Life is a big tasty smorgasbord,’ he said. ‘And there are a lot of really good-looking sandwiches to try.’”

Read the profile of Fredrik Eklund here.









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