Manstreaming – The Inevitable Mainstreaming of (Gay) Porn

Who doesn’t have sex? Everyone has it – but maybe not every session is pretty enough to watch – does that make it better? If one’s personal style of fornication is good enough to capture on film should one be punished for it? And if someone does decide to film themselves ‘at it’ does that undermine them so much that they lose all the skills, talents, credibility they had before?

Should they be disqualified, expelled or fired?
To all these questions I say no – and you will too in a few years I bet! Why? Because porn is not such a big deal anymore – everyone is dabbling with a cheeky photo or two; a furtive flexing of pectorals, cheeky flashing of the bum or a full on close-up of your cock in all its glory (shot from below to make it look bigger). We’ve all had a go at some amateur pornography.

Celebrities, like everyday human beings are also at it. The difference is we hear about it and see it. Everyone knows that One Night in Paris is more than a blog on trip advisor. Eric Dane, of Grey’s Anatomy fame, has had a go (with his girlfriend and a beauty queen no less) and of course dear old Colin Farrell. Dustin Lance Black, Oscar winning screenwriter for Milk, thrilled us with his homemade movie, brokebacking with his then-boyfriend. Everyone’s had a go and it’s turned out ok for most of them right? Ok, ignore Tulisa for now…

 

But who really cares?

Some people clearly still do.

 

It emerged this week that Jeppe Hansen, the Danish ballet dancer otherwise known as Jett Black, was dismissed by his Royal Ballet school in Canada, when he was outted as a cute, toned, blonde twink who gets penetrated on the side – duh! Their excuse that he didn’t declare his sideline income is weak at best. How else is a starving artist meant to eat? Indeed Keppe/Jett argued that the school’s interpretation of art was limited and they didn’t see the artistic qualities of spreading your legs if not wearing ballet shoes. But what about the rest of us? I’d go and see a ballet dancer perform, especially if I can watch the naked encore at home! What other ballet offers that?

What about porn which is already in the mainstream? Twitter’s Naked Sunday is fast becoming as traditional as avoiding church or slaving over a roast. TOWIE’s Kirk Norcross also engaged in a bit of homemade, manstreaming nudity and we would be none the wiser if it hadn’t been snapped and leaked – shame (and thank you). He was slightly embarrassed but questioned – who hasn’t? Once again I return to my prior point – he looked good, so we watched. If he didn’t would we have even bothered to?

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Paddy O’Brien, the irrepressible, cockney porn star, models for banglads.com, an underwear retailer – makes sense to me! Or how about the former marine who turned to gay porn and then made it into mainstream Hollywood? David Bradberry has gone from shaking Bill Clinton’s hand, to shaking a few other things and will soon be going Below Deck (seriously) on Bravo TV. Brent Corrigan cameos, Francoise Sagat in arthouse film Man at Bath, the list is a long one.

Porn is sexy and sex sells. So what is the problem about? Everyone’s doing it – it’s mainstream. Go out and make some (safe, legal) porn – just don’t be too good at it and don’t email it to your boss.

So what do you think? Would you ever do gay porn?

 

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