Ingmar Bergman-Related Porn Star Now Nailing Real Estate to the Stars

fredrik eklund Ingmar Bergman Related Porn Star Now Nailing Real Estate to the StarsWhat is Frederik Eklund’s secret to landing all the bold-face clients, the Justin Timberlakes, Daniel Craigs and Jessica Albas?

The Times says it’s personality and skill:

Perhaps because of his upbringing in Sweden’s ruling class, he moves easily among other public figures. He runs with a glamorous set of Swedes, like Princess Madeleine, who moved to the city in April, and Caroline Winberg, a Victoria’s Secret model.

Or maybe it is his own experience in the movies:

It was that body that caught the eye of an online casting agent in 2001. Wash West, a tongue-in-cheek porn director who had worked with Bruce LaBruce and others, was intrigued by Mr. Eklund’s story. “His grandfather was a famous actor in Sweden, so he came with this pedigree of Swedish theater and film,” Mr. West said, referring to Bengt Eklund, who worked with Bergman.

As Tag Eriksson, Mr. Eklund appeared in approximately six films shot in California in 2001 and 2002, including “The Hole,” a parody of the popular horror film “The Ring.” (In “The Ring” watching a cursed videotape causes the characters to die; in “The Hole” it makes them gay.) The film won him a 2004 GayVN award, sometimes called the gay porn Oscars, for a Best Solo Scene.

Whatever the case, this master broker is headed right back to the small screen, as he has an option for a new show with HGTV. No longer will he only be famous in his native Sweden and in certain, uh, circles. Too bad he has to quit his job at CORE real estate, which has a rival show on the station.

Still, Mr. Eklund is unfazed. “Life is a big tasty smorgasbord,” he told The Times. “And there are a lot of really good-looking sandwiches to try.”

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