Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Like most folks, I enjoy adult entertainment (erotica is a prettier word). I remember the very first gay movie I saw, it was called Cousins. Once, I realized that we can actually have sex, I was happy. Now I was 17, so I didn't know a lot about gay life.
Fast forward to my college years. I've struggled with the men of color in porn, particular Black Men. I was always upset at the quality of these films and the men. A good chunk of them were not cute and didn't inspire anything but jokes and eye rolling. But I had hope that things will change.
Now...things have changed, but I'm not really feeling it. We have more Black men in porn, but they are kind of playing the same roles. Thugs. To be real, I'm not a big fan of the thuggish role in porn, I like a little diversity in my Black men. However, the thug fantasy is very popular and accepted.
I just want to see Black men and men of color in different settings and roles. There are a few men of color in diverse roles and scenes, but I want more. I would love to see a sexy version of a 'Thrilla in Minilla' or a 'Beach Affair in Hawaii'. I would like more diversity in the scenery and quality.
CoCo Dorm has it's place, but I want to see other forms of Black gay erotica. A business man and his willing assistant, a football player and his tutor, a couple on an island or a captain on a ship with a lustful merman. These roles can be played by men of color. I think it would be sexy to see us in more intimate possibilities.
So in all, I don't want to get rid of the 'thug love', I just want see men of color in other forms of 'love' or lust.
That's my rant of the day. Thanks to J. Clarence and Ka-os for the inspiration.