Michael Lucas is the most mainstream, provocative and controversial figure in gay adult entertainment. He was born of Jewish heritage in Moscow, Russia, in March of 1972. He graduated from Moscow Law Academy before leaving for Europe in 1995 and the U.S. in 1997. He has lectured at universities such as Oxford and Stanford and writes columns for publications like The Advocate and Pink News UK, among others, on subjects as varied as sexuality, anti-Semitism, social issues and politics. He holds Israeli, Russian and American citizenships.