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January 22nd, 2009
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Is M/M Slash Like Pseudo-Lesbian Porn Produced for Straight Men?

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Date:January 23rd, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
It's always something that used to happen, or that is rampant in some fandom over there. So I guess I'd like to see the actual (recent) fan fiction - outside of animanga, where the fans are taking their inspiration directly from a trope that is common within anime and manga - where this occurs.

Well, I write Scott/Logan movieverse. When I started doing this, I read *every* Scott/Logan story as each came out - fascinated by what's the same and what's different, what other people saw in the couple. And I swear, in most of them, Scott was very feminized. There was lots of kind of classically "girly" talk from him; he was often obsessed about whether or not to give Logan his "virginity". Stuff like that - he did not sound like a mutant superhero so much as a girl being asked to the prom.

That kind of depiction often came from very young writers whom I'm sure never intended that he sound like that or realized that he did. I remember saying that I wondered if *my* Scott sounded like a middle-aged lesbian mother and I didn't know it.

On the other point - I do think the social aspect of fandom is a really salient point. It's a big part of what makes it attractive to many of us, and I don't know that it's possible in a commercial enterprise.
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