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Is M/M Slash Like Pseudo-Lesbian Porn Produced for Straight Men?|
Here from metafandom.
I'm a straight woman and I don't actively dislike het, but usually find it simply boring. I think part of it is that het romances and het porn are so full of traditional and cultural conventions that can be found everywhere from soap operas to well, my own life that there is rarely anything new.
Another aspect is that while het porn is nominally about a man and a woman the focus is usually on the woman. Since women do nothing for me sexually I don't want closeups of her or loving descriptions about her silky hair and ample bosom. I want the focus to be on the guy.
There are exceptions. MMF threesomes, a bi guy having sex with a woman for the first time or an older woman with a considerably younger guy. But all those are deviations from the norm. The traditional girl meets boy, girl falls in love with the boy, blah blah blah. Boring.
The traditional girl meets boy, girl falls in love with the boy, blah blah blah. Boring.
I totally agree with you. BUT. A LOT of slash is written very much to this same pattern. In fact, some of the most recc'ed stories in fandom are fics that follow this same pattern, very often with, as mofic
said above, one of the men "feminized" into the role of passive or pining woman.
In all the fandoms I've been in, romantic first-time fic is very very popular, and the story arc of this kind of fic is usually, as you say, girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy (or realizes suddenly that she is in love with boy, or falls in love with boy over long period over time, etc.). Except instead of "girl meets boy" it's "boy meets boy."
Do you find these stories boring, too? I know I do.
(Found this thread via slashphilosophy
)Do you find these stories boring, too? I know I do.
Yes, I do as well. I don't mind romantic expression, but it seems to me that in a lot of this sort of slash fiction, the ultimate goal is "true love" (and constant and repeated verbal expression of true love) which I don't find realistic behavior for some of the characters.
Everyone prefers different things, but I don't really enjoy (or write) slash if it's a traditionally-presented love story with one passive person. (I don't really like reading het fiction like this either, however.)