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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 31st, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
I think there's definitely an increase in "amateur" and self-produced visual porn, yes - although it's inescapable that a heterosexual person can't produce photographic or video images of their preferred gender by themselves! :-) But even so I think there's a big moral difference between a company saying "We paid these women to let us film them, and now we're selling the videos to you" and "I'm willing to sell you these videos I made of myself."

Are you saying that you think porn produced elsewhere doesn't have those characteristics, in female/female scenes? How are they different?

Mostly that a lot of the imagery produced here in the UK, or in Australia as another example, seems to try to present its actors much more as "ordinary people you might meet on the street", and there's less emphasis on creating very artificial personas or scenarios for them (to the extent that many of the companies make this their marketing message). To be fair, part of that might just be a differing cultural standard of attractiveness - and I also think the porn industry is a slave to fashion, so if one company starts making a particular kind of video soon dozens will be copying them. Or, of course, I may be mislead by first impressions since I've not exactly conducted an extensive and scientific survey. :-)

I followed the link someone else posted above and yes, it is the same NY Times article. And your post was in yesterday's metafandom roundup.

Edited at 2009-01-31 12:45 pm (UTC)
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