Bruno the Delicious: In Miami Beach, a Porn Star Mans the Desk at the PAL Gym

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You gay porn connoisseurs might know Bruno Diaz from Wet Dreams, Part 2 and the very subtly titled: Thick as Thieves. Or maybe you horndogs recognize him as Coast Guard Officer #1 in 1999's quadruple X-rated Hot Times in Little Havana. Remember that oldie but goodie? After a tanned and boyish Cuban rafter washes up on shore, Bruno -- whose oiled-up muscles look like they're trying to escape from his black uniform -- asks "Where are your papers?"

Then he strips the Cuban naked, slips on some rubber gloves, and conducts a full-cavity search. There's lots of moaning, a good old fashioned salad-tossing, and -- naturally -- some anal lovin'. In the end, he lets the rafter go.

Two thumbs up.

But now, folks at his new gig are less than pleased with his, uh, performance. This past spring, Bruno was hired as manager of the Miami Beach Police Athletic League gym in Flamingo Park. In that job, he sits at a desk and collects payments down the hall from a kids' program.

Recently he's been the subject of at least four letters of complaint to Miami Beach Chief of Police Carlos Noriega and Police Athletic League board members. Three of them are rather humdrum. He has a "rude attitude," had "arguments" and caused "discomfort." (PAL is a nonprofit organization independent of Miami Beach Police.)

Then there's this one: "Is there a reasonable explanation why Bruno Diaz, gay hardcore porn star, is employed and managing a Police Athletic League gym at Flamingo Park?... It is really disturbing that Bruno and the PAL is in the same building as the after school program for children in the grades [K-6]. Bruno and the young boys and girls peruse the halls together. Is this appropriate?" It is signed by "A Concerned Miami Beach Resident."


Neither Police Athletic League Executive Director Harry "Rocky" Morgan nor Chief Noriega returned calls seeking comment on Bruno. But the retired porn king himself -- who now has a salt and pepper goatee to match his glistening biceps -- denies causing any confrontations. Sitting behind his tidy desk at the gym recently, he explained that some gym members have a vendetta because he runs a tight ship.

"I just think [my past] is so irrelevant," he says, explaining porn stars have gone on to do great things. "I mean, even Paris Hilton has an erotic movie. I could understand if it was children or, like, animals or blood, or rape or something. But have you seen it? It's sooo vanilla."

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