Paul McNulty, otherwise known as @djpjm1, is a model, gogo dancer and entrepreneur and has been a prominent influencer in the gay online community for years. He’s built up a following of over 200k by sharing his fitness journey and adventures with his fiancé Andres, or @thesan_edin. Their brand, Dark Room, started as a way to have fun and collaborate. Now they and their products are popping up all over the world. We got a chance to catch up with him and find out what he’s been up to and what he has planned for the future.
Hello there Mr. McNulty! It’s been almost a year since we last connected. How have you been?
Paul: I’ve been really good, thanks! Super, super busy but it’s something I believe you should never complain about! How have you been?
Pretty good. Just been leading this Woofd pack around. How are things with Dark Room?
The Dark Room has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. We have went from selling a calendar to selling artwork and now onto clothing and fetish gear. This end part of the year is going to be extra exciting for us. Ever since coming onto the gay party scene, everyone has said ‘you need to release your own jock strap’ and thanks to Andres and our fans and followers this is became a reality!
How cool! I love a jock strap. You guys released some harnesses as well. The elastic ones are really fun I’ve discovered.
They are available now! We showed off the Dark Room JockStraps for the first time during Madrid Pride 2018, which was during The Dies3l parties! Myself, Andres and some of the hottest guys Madrid has to offer gogo danced in them as we were the main sponsor for the party! Which is also something we will be doing a lot more of for the end of. Sponsoring parties to help grow the brand even more.
For the elastic harnesses they have sold very well. People wanted an alternative to the traditional ones but we have kept our trademark cross at the back with Dark Room Logo!
That’s all awesome news! You’ve become a pretty famous gogo dancer. How has that experience been for you? It seems like your fans can get pretty handsy.
Gogo dancing has been great. It’s opened a lot of doors. From us creating our own brand, modeling and allowing me to travel the world as far as South Korea. Never in my dreams would I ever think a club would invest in flying me over from Edinburgh all the way to Seoul to dance at their club. I think what works in my favour is there are not a lot of ‘bear’ Gogo boys and it’s very saturated with smooth guys with six packs. I think that’s obviously a good look some parties want on stage but the number of parties that want a big beefy dancer is growing more and more and I really feel I have been at the front of that Gogo dancing movement over the last few years.
Well, you’re quite the stud! Like you said, you maintain a pretty beefy and bold physique. How often do you work out? Any tips? I bet the dancing helps.
My main tips would be, be consistent with your eating and training. I train 5-6 times per week and always make time to eat. Dancing is cardio and works against the weight gain… so protein bars and jelly sweets are always in the Gogo dancing bag with the smelly socks, boots and harnesses 😂
Any particular muscle groups you like to build? Or routines you follow?
I’ve always loved to train legs and anything I’m pulling… pushing for me has always been my weakness. So chest and shoulders I find hard, legs and back I enjoy! But we can be good at everything, right?
Where do you like to keep your tips when you’re dancing?
People can get very creative where they manage to tip you! I’ll leave that one the readers’ imagination!
What is it like backstage at these big parties you work? 😈
It’s pretty chilled out. The organisers Installed Pluginscan be running around making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time and everything is running smoothly but genuinely the Gogo dancers have their feet up chatting about general life, workout tips, diet tips etc. It differs from party to party, but nothing what people imagine it would be like!
You’re also pretty active on your OnlyFans account. How has that been? I see on Twitter you’re posting teasers for naked and xxx videos
OnlyFans has been a lot of fun. It’s allowed me to give my fans a side of me they have always wanted to see. I never take it too seriously!
I haven’t used it. Are your followers able to interact with you there? It’s subscription based. Can someone leave you a tip there?
Yes, they can message you, tip you and leave feedback about the content. Obviously the more x rated it is the happier they are! Lol
You’ve been dancing all kinds of places! Any plans to come to America? We’d love to have you. Where in the US would you like to visit?
I love the U.S and so many messages about when I’m going to visit. Really the time has just never been right yet! With so many work commitments in Europe recently. Next year I would love to visit, New York, LA, San Francisco & Fort Lauderdale… and anywhere’s else they will have me!
All that traveling for dancing sounds like a lot of fun and a constant adventure. What do you do to relax and decompress?
Netflix & Chill – sucker for a Netflix series and documentary. Power (Ghost 🤤), How to Get Away with Murder, and American Horror Story are some of my favorites. I also like to read Woofd in my downtime, as well as Gay Star News. I have been featured in Attitude and Wings magazine before, so I tend to check those out. 🙂
Any parties coming up we should keep an eye on?
This Saturday I am in Milan for the launch of a brand new party called DOM. 19th of October I will be in Berlin for the Hustlaball party at the famous KitKat club which is always the annual porn star awards! A few in- between TBA and then we will both be in Cologne the end of Nov for Bear Pride!
Who are your biggest roles models? Or guys you look up to for inspiration and why?
My workout inspiration has always been The Rock. His motivation and drive in life can never be matched. As for Instagram guys I, of course, have to shoutout my fiancé @thesan_edin and my friends @niks_shape_up and I think we all want to be about to do a backflip like @steve_raider! 😂
If only we all could!! What’s the best way for your followers to keep up with you?
Of course my Instagram @djpjm1, my Twitter is also the same handle. Also for @darkroombrand for all the recent products and shoots!