Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Porn HIV Shutdown, It's the Gays Again

The pornography industry had another shutdown this month. It was a man, but they did not release a name. This is different from the September shutdown related to a few performers becoming HIV positive. Cruise some forums and you'll find that the HIV positive performers are men who have sex with men. This is also not a case of contracting HIV at a shoot. This is the real life danger of the profile of performers. It is also a symptom of the industry using more male crossover talent. Similar to legitimate topics the media discusses, there is an unmentionable here. The industry is using more crossover (gay talent) in straight movies, and gay talent comes with gay risks.

There is a difference in the straight vs. gay world for porn just like everything else. While straight porn test constantly to have clean performers, gay porn studios do not test (that excludes bareback studios). I'm not being an evil hetero male judging the gays, read one of their own sharing real truths about the subject. Testing is good for X days per studios' rules, but testing allows for windows. These performers engage in risky behavior often outside of their industry with death, disease and drug addiction as common themes. Do gay studios not test to not hurt gays' feelings or do they not value the performers' lives at all? It is a conundrum but the better question is why are these gay/bi men used in straight pornos?

The (NSFW) crossover talent is noticed by straight fans and is being used to appeal to women. The cliche of unattractive male performers was correct because straight porn used to be for the sexual marketplace losers. Porn now is for everyone and anyone, especially those guys who think they deserve better. There could be a steady stream of attractive guys auditioning for straight porn, but why use them when handsome gay men are already in the industry. It's just sex, no acting, and a pill can take care of any inspirational issues on the set. That fact and knowing gay performers are already in a grey zone of not testing-anything goes means they have a pool of performers that will do anything and for cheap. No one is going to connect with a female performer and leave the industry together. Suddenly, there are more attractive males in scenes for that harder sell to female viewers, and yes, the used car lot sales style has been going on the last couple of years.

Female viewers get to see a handsome guy in a scene. It appeals to those ladies willing to watch with their men or, more importantly for Jezebel writers, solo. They can watch one video or two and never question whatever happened to that guy. The media will never delve into this HIV shutdown or others, and they have a wonderful cover story, "protect the identity of the afflicted". When has that ever stopped the media? Well, when the afflicted is a member of a protected group. Gay is cool so we cannot discuss any negatives to that group. Pay no attention to gays being used in straight porn or an industry with HIV issues or an industry that does not test for diseases despite fluid exchange and high risk behavior offscreen. The media cannot have Americans wondering why gays still keep getting HIV at outsized rates of their population despite all of the education and health programs liberals said would fix the issue twenty-five years ago. Red ribbons? I forgot what they signified. HIV/AIDS, but why bother? Google revealed there are over 100 million links to read if I ever have to search for "living with HIV". It's not a problem.

1 comment:

whisker child said...

Your articles are wonderful.

I have watched this catastrophe of gays refusing to take responsibility for decades.

Thank you for covering this issue.