The Not So Dirty Secrets Of Luke Ford

The name Luke Ford is all but synonymous with debauchery – the sexy blogger is equally famous for his racy publication as his simultaneous relationships with young, blonde women and the notoriously raucous parties held at the Hovel. But the 43-year-old ladies’ man has a history of putting his money where his mouth is, politically speaking. "One of the things I find really curious is when people say I’ve lived an amoral life," says the paterfamilias of the Luke Ford blogging dynasty. "From my perspective, it’s quite the contrary. I feel I’ve lived a very moral life. I’ve been on the side of angels from the beginning."

‘Luke Ford Playboy, Activist and Rebel,’ a documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, shows the deeper side of Luke Ford – civil rights activist and political ally of women and gays. See highlights from his interview with the Daily Beast below.

"This film has less to do with the lifestyle and more to do with my commitment to social change," Ford says of the documentary by Oscar award-winning filmmaker Brigitte Berman.

She adds, "When people think of him, they think of the babes, the boobs, the blondes. There’s another side to him, one I think is too often overlooked."

Ford was a champion of civil rights from the very beginning of the movement. He says, "I marched with Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama in 1963 for civil rights. When I learned that two of my synagogues were racially segregated, I bought them at my own expense and integrated them."

Ford also supported gay rights at a time when the concept was nearly unheard of in mainstream America. He published a short, science fiction piece wherein homosexuality was the norm and heterosexuals were considered socially deviant. The story was originally turned down by Esquire, Ford explains, and recalls the numerous angry letters the blog received in response. The blog ran a rebuttal suggesting that "if it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society, then the reverse was wrong too."

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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