I really enjoyed this interview. He does seem a bit closed off, however. They Carrie Fisher and bisexual info would have been even more interesting. Did he really have a brother who also made porn with him or was the brothers part just marketing?
His "brother" is who he's referring to when he talks about his producing partner who was a big casting director. They weren't actually brothers, but took the same fake last name.
As I'm sure you're aware, I've been dealing with Joe/Tim in the LA TOOL & DIE: LIVE! stuff, and he plays his cards pretty close to his vest. I'm assuming he has tons of people circling around, asking for personal info, and he doles it out judiciously.
Even funnier, um, sort of.......Eons ago, someone in SF told me that the reason that the Gage Bros. stopped making porn was that "Sam" Gage died of AIDS and that Joe was too upset to ever make another porn without him.
I'm actually going to meet Sam Gage at some point soon - turns out he's a friend of a friend!
I get the impression that Joe and Sam actually kept in touch, and possibly worked together, after they stopped doing porn together.