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I'm a Porn Star: Gay 4 Pay (2016)
MarcusDate: Tuesday, 2017-10-03, 8:56 PM | Message # 1
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When did straight actors start playing gay for pay?

Over the past century of western cinema, we’ve seen a steady increase in
representation of LGBTQ characters, but there’s long been a taboo
against playing these ‘gay4pay’ roles, for fear of being typecast. In
the 1950s to 1970s, it could be a career killer to play gay, and few
actors or studios were willing to take the risk.


Most examples we have were either studio films where the queer
characters were villains or independent ventures by boundary-pushing
filmmakers. In the 1980s, films with gay story lines were often
indistinguishable from activism, and often reflected characters coming
to terms with new HIV transmission and AIDS.




 In the 1990s and 2000s, a curious change began to take place. A-list
Hollywood actors began to selectively play gay characters.  And it
wasn’t about playing gay for pay.  Playing gay was associated with a new
adjective – brave.


Curiously, there is a disproportionate percentage of men working in gay
porn who identify as straight. Why would a straight man do gay4pay porn?




 What motivates him to try this or make a career out of it?  Why is there
such keen interest and debate into the sexuality and personal lives of
these men?

And what does it say about us, the viewer, that so much of gay porn is
dominated by images of straight men? Are there shades of internalized
homophobia emerging?

Why might we be turned off if the man on screen looks, sounds or behaves in a way that is identifiable queer?

To try and answer some of these questions, we interviewed men from some
of the most popular and prolific studios, which fetishize straight men.
Performers like Will Braun, Dennis West, and Justin Bryant Adams.  I
also spoke with gay performers like Eddie Stone, Brent Everett, Alex
Mecum, and Diego Sans about their experiences working with straight
guys.

We also hit the streets of Toronto and San Diego to test the curiosity
and opinions of the public. Welcome to the curious, surprising and
always outspoken world of straight men who go gay for pay.





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yianangDate: Friday, 2017-10-06, 4:39 AM | Message # 2
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Thanks a lot, Marcus!  smile
 
MarcusDate: Friday, 2017-10-06, 10:32 AM | Message # 3
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Jishcant"I bet they're gay now. They're just denying about their sexuality. It's easy to deny. Ha ha ha"

Like In the Paul Morrissey / Andy Warhol movie "Flesh" from 1968, Joe Dallesandro has this famous line: "-Nobody is straight!" cool 

OR a more intellectual answer from Wittgenstein: "It all depends on what we mean by terms like "straight" and "queer" and which language games we play with these terms. "
 
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