I recently had the chance to talk to Ladarrius Sanchez aka Brandon Long. The recently married Sanchez opened up about his work in the Adult industry, his HIV Status, and his female persona Draya.
Who is Ladarrius Sanchez?
Ladarrius Sanchez is really Ladarius woods who turned into Ladarrius Sanchez who is now a open book !
What would you say help shape your adulthood?
I would have to say life around me the things I go through the things I see , the things I hear I'm not fully in my adulthood yet I still have some frowning to do but I'm learning as the days go by you know
Who would you say was your biggest influence was/is in your life?
My best friend name Rue, he was such a hard worker when I met him and he still is he always have about 2 or 3 jobs and be going to school to so I rarely get to see because I travel a lot but that's my biggest influence !
Is there anything in your childhood or past that you would have changed?
yes there is my childhood I would have to say living with out a father it no so much of that fact that he wasn't there it was the fact that I didn't know who is was (I do know lol ) and my past would have to be a company I worked for when I started porn
We are going to dig a little in your past when did you spark interest in porn?
As soon as I turned 18 I wanted to do porn it wasn't so much of for the money I just wanted to to it but when I seen some one close to me do it ( family ) I was like yeah I really have to do she was getting her self out there !
HONESTLY I WOULD I REALLY SID ENJOY IT
You have been very open about your HIV status. When did your first learn of your status?
I FOUND OUT NOV OF 2012
What was you initial reaction to the news?
I WAS HURT I REALLY DIDNT KNOW HOW TO REACT I JUST FELT LIKE MY LIFE WAS OVER AT THAT POINT IN TIME
What would you say is one of the hardest things is being HIV Positive?
IT WOULD HAVE TO BE DATING ALOT OF PEOPLE MAY THINK ITS NOT HARD BECAUSE ITS PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WOULD DATE ME STIILL BUT IT REALLY IS HARD IT MORE TO IT THEN THEY THINK BUT THATS JUST HOW I FEEL
Do you think that you being HIV Positive has had a negative affect on the way you live your life?
NOT AT ALL IM STILL LIVING MY LIFE THE SAME WAY !
You also have been very open about your other persona Draya, Can you tell us more about her?
DRAYA LOL HER! SHE ALWAYS WANT TO STILL MY SHINE (LOL )BUT NO IN ALL HONESTY DRAYA WAS SOMEONE I WANTED TO BE BUT I LET OTHER PEOPLE MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THAT WAS NOT THE WAY FOR ME
What was it that made you create your Draya persona?
SHE WAS ALWAYS THERE JUST NEVER HAD A NAME!
Do you think there is a constant battle between Ladarrius, Draya and even Brandon Long?
YES THE ARE ALL TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THERE OWN LITTLE WAY
Because you have been in the adult entertainment industry and you have been vocal about your status and you have created you Draya persona do you think it is difficult for you to find a relationship?
WELL DRAYA ISNT COMING OUT ANY MORE BUT SHE STILL LIVES WITHIN BUT YEAH IT CAN BE DIDFFICULT SOME TIMES BECAUSE I STILL HAVE FRIENDS AND PPL THAT WILL SIT THERE AND DO THING TO TRY AND EES THINGS UP BECAUSE THEY FEEL SINCE THEY DONT HAVE THE SUPERPOWER (HIV) THEY CAN TAKE WHAT'S MINEN BUT I'M NOT ASHAMED OF ANYTHING I'VE DONE SO IF IT'S MEANT TO BE IT'S MEANT TO BE!!
What is one talent you possess that not many people know about?
I AM VERY GOOD IN PHOTOGRAPHY
What is a word of advice you would like to give to someone who is trying to break into the adult entertainment industry?
JUST MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR GETTING INTO BEFORE YOU GET INTO IT I PERFER SAFE SEX BUT WHO AM I TO TALK ALL MY SHOOTS ARE RAW BUT ALWAYS GET TESTED TESTED TESTED !!
What would you tell someone who is now dealing with the fact that they are HIV Positive?
IF THEY EVER WANNA TALK IM OPEN EARS. BUT REALLY EVERY THING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE ASLONG AS YOU DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF THEN YOU WOULD HAVE NO WORRIES AT ALL YES ITS GOING TO BE HARD AT FRIST AND YOUR GOING TO HAVE THEM DAY HELL I STILL DO BUT IM STILL THE SAME PERSON I WAS BEFORE I HAD IT AND IM THE SAME PERSON NOW
Do you have any last words for your fans/supporters and my viewers?
I JUST WANNA THANK EVERYBODY THAT HAS SUPPORTED ME AND MY JOURNEY NO MATTER IF IT WAS PORN, MY REAL LIFE OR BECAUSE OF THE SUPERPOWER (HIV) I HOPE I CAN CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU GUYS WHAT YOU LIKE AND FUCK THE NEGATIVE THINGS ANYONE HAS TO SAY ABOUT YOU