IsraelCast Episode 191


Michael Lucas wears many hats. Rising through the adult entertainment industry to become one of the top performers and producers, Lucas is also a passionate documentarian and lifelong activist. He has also, despite growing up in the antisemitic Soviet Union, been very connected to his Jewish heritage, and has always advocated for the State of Israel. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Lucas to discuss how he got into the entertainment business, the antisemitism he faced while trying to document Israel’s gay life, and his support for Israel in the face of potential boycotts.


Michael Lucas is a performer, director, activist, and documentary filmmaker. His company, Lucas Entertainment, has produced more than 300 films, which have been honored with dozens of industry awards. Lucas also founded Lucas Documentaries, through which he has directed and produced Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land, about gay life in Israel; and Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda, which sheds light on Russia’s recent spate of antigay legislation. Lucas has been a longtime advocate for civil liberties, gay rights, and sexual health. He is also a staunch supporter of Israel and has dual citizenship in the United States and Israel.

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