Discrimination in the Adult Entertainment Industry

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  1. yngjock20

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    Of course we've all seen it in some capacity through our fascinations with things of adult nature.

    Everyone has a preference, and the adult industry is constantly expanding and evolving into pleasing certain markets based on demand. MILF's Like it BIG; Thugmart; His First Big Cock; Straight Guys for Queer Eyes...you name it, someone's thought of it. However, it's almost painfully obvious the fact that a blonde haired, blue-eyed person would most likely get more roles, press and fans than a brown or tan skinned person.

    In the mainstream media, people are getting better about showing how diversity is necessary to portray real life...but since porn isn't "real" do they have to submit to doing the right thing?

    One thing I've noticed is that any minorities that do not pass as non-minorities in films or at clubs are definitely put into a "niche" catergory. There are some guys like a Matthew Rush, for example, who is of mixed ethnicities, but was able to gain a substantial following for being smoking hot regardless. And then there's Tiger Tyson, who with more than 10 years in the industry was just awarded a Gayvn in a non-minority catergory.

    In certain strip clubs, the highest paid dancer isn't always the best one, but the one who's got the right "look." Have you ever noticed that when Bambi takes the stage, the dollar bills go flying, but when Caramel's up...they have to get a drink or go to the bathroom? Okay, I'm just really observant by nature, so that one might be a stretch.

    Then there's Sean Cody. One of the most popular internet-based adult video studios to date. With almost 1,000 videos to chose from, the visual selection has dwindled from diverse to "college guys;" a term that has, as of late, been used as a more pallatable way of saying "in-shape white guys." If you so choose, you can scroll waaay back in the SC archives and discover that YES, at one point there were actually people of other ethnicities jerking off for him and they were pretty attractive...but then again here's my question:

    Should the Adult Entertainment Industry be seeking to become more diverse or because of the "every man has a fantasy" angle, should they be allowed to commit such discrimination?
     
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    Personally, I'm against discrimination in any shape or form. However from personal experience, AE is a business, and management isn't near as concerned with discrimination as it is with what sells. You point out the change at Sean Cody (diverse to "college guys). After working for nearly 10 years as a male stripper, I got out in my early 30's realizing that it couldn't continue forever and that if I didn't leave and change careers, the only path ahead would probably be escorting mixed with drugs and/or alcohol. As a sex worker, youth always seems to trump experience and skill, irrespective of color. Where's Rush going to be 10 years from now? Following in the footsteps of Tom Chase or Carlos Morales?

    As a male stripper, I never noticed that my brown or tan skinned comrades seemed to be in less demand but as I aged, the new "kids on the pole" seemed to fare better.
     
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    wow yngcock20, you seem to have a broad knowledge when it comes to porn! ;)
     
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    I don't have a huge list of strip clubs i've been to. But the girls who look like typical strippers and porn stars- dont make as much money on stage. The gothic strippers, ones with small breasts and the black girls make the best money when i've been there. Even the girls who can flip all over the poll like a gymnast don't make as much if they look like porn stars.

    Maybe its a southern thing?
     
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    Its no different than regular film.

    Movies with all black casts dealing with black-centric subject matter from an black perspective ARE made... but they are targeting only 12% of the public who will relate to the subject matter and treatment.


    That's a small market... so film in this category are few and usually have low budgets...


    Its not racism or prejudice... ask yourself... if you had half a million to invest in a movie project... which would you rather sink that cash into?
    A movie with an hispanic lead? OR a movie with Harrison Ford as the lead?

    You know from ticket sales and research that White Americans spend 3 times as much as any other ethic group going to movies, and buying DVDs... and you want the best return on your investment...


    When it comes to porn... you are adding in personal preference and attraction to the mix...
    You don't see a lot of Phillip Seymore Hoffman's in porn because no matter how well they act... who wants to see them naked? Some tiny percentage of chubby chasers?


    You don't see a lot of tiny dicks in porn, either... is that indicative of some kind of "size-ism" or does it simply reflect that Porn is a sexual fantasy and the CUSTOMER wants to see huge dicks?

    Blacks are actually over-represented in porn because of the sterotype of the well hung black male... AND the historically and emotionally charged aspect of the black man/ white woman concept.

    But, of course, the black men featured must fit that stereotype.

    There is no real sexual "issue" surrounding hispanics... and hispanics are not, as a group, huge consumers of porn.... So we don't see them because they don't fit into a particular identifiable sex fantasy in this culture.

    But by far the most stereotyped people in porn are the women.
    The scrawny, huge chested, blond bimbos who are insatiably obsessed with cock....

    In reality, I have met guys with huge dicks who fuck everything they can, just like a porn star...

    But I have never met a woman who is as horny, or as fake, as the women featured in porn...



    But then...; fantasy is fantasy...
    Rich women may fantasize about screwing the poor pool boy... but poor women fantasize about rich men... or they fantasize about BEING the rich woman screwing the pool boy.
     
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    Is it just my perception, or do black guys have a harder time maintaining an erection? I dunno. One thing for sure, with all those lights and cameras on me, I'd get a wee willie in a second. Hard to get horny under the circumstances I'd think, unless you were a diehard exhibitionist (or broke and in need of some quick cash).
     
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    My husband doesnt last as long on cam than he does when its turned off. I remember the first video we made he could barely keep from cumming after a few thrusts at a time.

    I dont know how those guys do it on cam with an audience.
     
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    It's sad, but true. Lol!


    As for Phil, I understand how you mean, fully. Marketing towards those who are your biggest followers can easily be construed as being prejudiced just because it's one particular market who buys it the most.

    I guess there's more of a discrimination thing in the gay market since the films are divided amongst "types" instead of particular races.

    I'll have to find it, but I know that one popular blogger who recently wrote about his experiences in the industry involving racism, and such. He had a one-on one incident with Pierre Fitch of all people (if you're a young, gay man you know who that is.)
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly that supporting diversity is politically, socially, and ethically correct. However, another basic issue here is that, when it comes to sexual attraction, people simply like what they like. Although diversity is a desirable cultural value, bluntly stated, cultural values have no direct bearing on what makes a man’s dick hard. In the adult entertainment industry, like any other business, the driving force is what the market wants, not what the market ought to want.
     
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    Mon Pierre! <3 He could be a racist? ;~; I must hear. Either way, I can't ignore that ass and tummy. :3
     
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    well-said
     
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    I don't know man in these past few years I've seen sort of an explosion of Latino stars worldwide as well as American-Latino stars both female and males but of course mostly females. One could say yes, but that's because they're marketing to the white consumer who has developed a taste, but I think as more research by adult companies done they'll find just like they're increasing population in the U.S., the Latino consumer is having a major hand in buying the Latino themed movies just like it was found out they were the ones that heavily fueled that Ricky Martin/Marc Anthony craze of the early part of this decade. Yeah I know, I know I'm banished forever from these boards for mentioning those two around these parts. I think Latinos gay or straight are into porn as much as any other group out there and worldwide will consume more as the Latin American economic boom of this decade progresses. Also the booming industry in Brazil does great business just by it's own domestic sales.
     
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    Here in the states I have not seen a lot of latinos in porn...

    But then I am not really up on the gay porn video scene...


    ALL I was referring to is the fact that minorities and women are often represented as stereotypes of sexual fantasies.
    And while there are well established common sexual fantasies here in the States that involve black men and women... Black men and white women... Gangs of black men and small asian women....

    There are no commonly scene fantasy scenarios involving specifically latin men.
    ( although I am sure latin countries have lots of them)


    For that reason latinos appear in US porn more as a basic "type" as in swarthy... than as part of a frequently portrayed formulaic 'scene".
     
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