Trevor W. of ‘The Doorman’ Smiles on Drag Queens — Trannies, Not So Much

The Doorman, premiering July 18, follows jet-setting gatekeeper Trevor W. as he enjoys a fast life of bribes, buxom beauties, penthouse apartments, and air-kisses. In the mockumentary film, Amy Sacco, of Bungalow 8, calls him the best doorman in the city, which is all too easy to believe, given his hilarious vacuousness (he cant even do yoga right). One day, however, he gets canned from his gig at Crobar and blacklisted for failing to recognize Nicolas Cage, and outlandish boa wearer Fabrizio Brienza, of Happy Valley, takes his place in the limelight, tweaking his nipples for the camera and bragging that for the right price, he can put you anywhere in New York even in the lap of Joe Torre. We asked lead actor Lucas Akoskin to channel Trevor W. (Make sure you watch the clip to get his voice in your head.) Not surprisingly, Trevor's musings about celebrity, style, and nightlife were, well, not much different than those of the actual doormen we've talked to in the past!

Youve worked all over the world from Africa to Vegas. Who has the most beautiful women?
Theres nothing topping Latin America, I have to say. Im of course acknowledging the fact that Eastern Europe has amazing creatures, and of course in New York, Milan, and Paris youll find lovely women, as well.

What mix of patrons do you try to cultivate?
Of course, I will prioritize beautiful women. Thats foremost and above everything. And a certain amount of guys we call them the payers. They have to finance the club. Its not all about beautiful bodies and looking good.

What should someone wear if they want to get in?
Its a little cheesy if they come in an old-fashioned way, with stuff that was on sale two years ago. You can get better stuff if you go to American Fair whats the name of the vintage place? Even at the Salvation Army, you can find an amazing vintage dress, jeans, or hats. But if youre trying so hard that youre cheesy, I can tell, and youre not getting in at all.

Whats your personal style?
I cant really tell the name of the brands because I promised them that Im not cheesy enough to say that. I describe myself as casual and fancy and non-provocative. And impressive. And elegant, as well.

Whats the next trend in nightlife?
Huh? Like transvestites?

I said "trend," not "transvestites." But okay, transvestites are they good for the party? Do you let them in?
If Im doing a Halloween party then maybe I do, yes. They have to fit into the club or the event that Im doing. Of course, theres a difference between a transvestite and a drag queen, which is a completely different case.

You rejected Amy Sacco once what happened?
She was a little slurry flirty. I just didnt think that she was someone I needed inside my club. She was trying to have fun, a night out, and it wasnt her club. I just didnt think she should be at the club; she should be at her club.

Let me give you a few other names tell me if youd let them in. Paris Hilton?
Depends on her moment. I would if shes having a calm-down time, staying with friends, having a good time. If shes coming to party like an animal and be wasted and embarrass herself, I think I will be doing her a favor by not letting her in.

What about Eliot Spitzer, on the week of his scandal?
[To a friend] Who is Eliot Spitzer? Was that the one who was against the gays, and then it turned out he was gay? [To Grub Street] Oh, he was the one with the call girls. If he came with the prostitutes, Im probably not going to let him in. If he comes by himself, were still businesspeople at the end of the day theres a lot of people who come to the club that didnt even know that happened. Theyre in a different channel that night.

So you wont let call girls in to serve your moneyed clientele?
No, no, no. There are plenty of girls that are not prostitutes, but will do everything even better than a prostitute does.

What about someone like Jeremy Piven, who has a reputation for hitting on all the girls?
Why not? Hes a movie star. Its a service that I supply to the girls that come to the club. More than one wants to sleep with a celebrity.

What if he and Stephen Dorff both want to get in? Do you let them both in and risk a fight?
At the very beginning, I didnt know Stephen everyone said Stephen Dorff. I actually thought there was a dwarf called Stephen. I thought, why was Jeremy Piven going to take it so hard on a dwarf, poor guy? If both come to the club, most likely I will know whos more hot at that moment. If Piven is doing Entourage, I have to respect that. But if Dorff does a new Titanic and hes the new DiCaprio or whatever, then yeah, he might have more weight.

How about Bret Michaels?
The guy from Poison? Hes a little cheesy half cheesy if you look at him from one eye. Hes doing a reality show its not someone Id let in.

The Doorman opens July 18 at Village East Cinema. For more on Trevor W., visit