Hey everyone, This is a strange post that I don't know where to situate, so if it's in the wrong spot, I apologize. I am writing an academic (phd level) paper on gay-for-pay pornography. I'm writing about gay-for-pay porn in relation to the topic of mimesis, which concerns imitation, mimicry, reflection. At any rate, I won't bore you with the theoretical underpinnings (the paper will be looking at Plato, Brecht, and Judith Butler and topics like the distrustfulness of art, the alienation effect, and performativity). What I'm wondering are three things, which I'm hoping LPSG members could help me with: One: Why do people (who do) find Gay-for-Pay pleasurable or erotic? What is it about seeing a straight man engage in homosexual acts that gets them off? I have some ideas but would love to hear other theories on the psychology of desire under this situation. Two: I'm situating the gay-for-pay phenomenon as directly related to the age of the Internet. I'm claiming gay-for-pay occurs specifically because of the kind of porn the Internet encourages. At the same time (and maybe you disagree), are there precursers to gay-for-pay in video and cinematic porn from the decades preceding the 2000s? Three: I'm using a Tyra Banks show she did on gay-for-pay performers as a primary object of study. Are there any actualy gay-for-pay performances in particular I should look at? I'm interested in the ones that really make a point of proving heterosexuality before jumping into the homosexual act; and I'm also interested in the ones that foreground games or money. Things like Gay Chicken, cam4, Bait Bus, straight college men all seem like options, but I'm not sure if some are better than others. Okay, I'll stop. Any thoughts on gay-for-pay would be appreciated. Thanks a lot, everyone!