Camden, New Jersey, the Goffneys' hometown, ranks among the most violent cities in the nation—it's a place where nothing worth having comes easy. The twins' mother, Towana, gave birth to them when she was 15 and has spent most of her life bouncing from one job to the next—styling hair, cleaning houses, whatever paid the bills. Three more kids followed. As for the twins' dad, Keyon says, "He wasn't around much."

Keyon was close to his grandmother. As a teen, he'd stay with her in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was captivated by New York and the freedom it offered to a kid struggling to accept his sexuality and escape the brutality of his peers. "High school," he says, "was war to me."

Eventually, Keyon found a mentor in a gay teacher. "He never said the word gay, but he would say it's okay to be different," Keyon says. After stints at two public schools and a few months at a center for troubled youths, he emerged with a hard-earned diploma. He was working at a jewelry store when a customer suggested he take up modeling. Keyon had always been fashion-conscious, and this seemed like a career path that might lead to something. He signed up for classes at the Barbizon School of Modeling outside of Philadelphia, where he learned about etiquette, body movement, and the unforgiving nature of the business. "When I finally started to book commercials, I jumped up and down," Keyon says. "Then I get there, and there's so many boys, your confidence goes to the floor."

He found an agent and booked jobs for urban labels like Coogi. He worked in six states over one two-month span and started seeing his face on billboards and websites. He cultivated a network of friends who have aided him financially—giving him frequent-flier vouchers and helping with expenses like cosmetic dental work and chest implants. "I was just flat in some areas," Keyon says about his pec surgery. "I wanted to look better."

A few of his friends heard about his porn work, found footage online, and played it for him. "It was like watching a human autopsy," he says. "I couldn't look at it." Another friend, Mike Cintron, invited Keyon to spend Christmas with his family in 2006, not long after Keyon's last porn shoot. During that visit, Keyon broke into tears, remarking about how affectionate and close the Cintrons were.

Cintron heard his friend cry twice after that—there were the tears of joy on the day he was booked for the Barclays-Ralph Lauren campaign and then the anguished sobs after he'd been arrested. "Before, when you Googled his name, it was all modeling sites," Cintron says. "Now, it's 300,000 hits about rooftop burglaries. He just wants to get his life back."

In a sandwich shop two blocks from the garage where his brother was arrested, Keyon nervously toys with the salt and pepper shakers, rearranging them over and over. The queer brother introduces the straight brother to gay pornography; the crooked twin shows his law-abiding brother a life of crime; yin follows yang.