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|Friday, December 30th, 2016|
|Tuesday, July 26th, 2016|
|Oh noooo! Rest in peace, Miss Cleo!!!
WHAAAT!?!?!? MISS CLEO DIED!?!?!? I offer my condolences to her family. The Simpsons called her Queen Mamma Jamma! Like Lutha and Audre Lorde, we've lost another famous Black, LGBT person. To this day, sometimes I say out of nowhere, "And the young 1s, them say 'Ya keep it reeeeealll, Miss Cleoooo!!!" Darn, my favorite Jafakean has passed.
|Sunday, October 18th, 2015|
|race, gender, and homosexuality in TV commercial form
This booking.com commercial has real, actual historic precedent.
Keep in mind that of the 3 great loves of author E.M. Forster's life were men of color; one Indian and one Egyptian.
Read the book "Colonialism and Homosexuality." In it, the author documents that many famous white men sources believe to be gay or bi had first homosexual experiences outside of Europe or America. Examples include William Burroughs, Stanley of Stanely and Livingston, Flaubert, T.E. Lawrence, etc.
Some of the articles and video clips about sex tourism in Thailand speak about white male with wives at home who visit the country to have sex with ladyboys.
Thus, if you look at the commercial, the white father abandons his wife and kids and actively swims to the tourist industry workers of color. Did he hug all of them? No; he intensely embraces the man in the group. This commercial is an interesting representation of a man who is class-privileged, white, and presumed heterosexual who actually prefers to wrap his arms around a brown, foreign man rather than return to his typical life.
Think about it!
|Wednesday, August 26th, 2015|
|Monday, April 20th, 2015|
|New GAM Book Coming Out!
If you are like me, you love and support books that discuss the intersection of race and sexuality. Well, Dr. Han just published a book about gay Asian-American men that he wants folk to know about.http://nyupress.org/books/9781479855209/
It looks good Consider buying it and letting folk know what you think.
|Sunday, September 14th, 2014|
|Kevin Spacey makes biracial, bisexual, menage imagery.
Have y'all seen this Kevin Spacey commercial? The main point is to laugh at folk dancing and discussing savings at the same time. This commercial goes from showing dancing by a hetero, monoracial, monogamous pair to Kevin's making it a biracial, bisexual, polyamorous threesome. While his crotch area faces a woman's, his butt area faces a brotha's crotch area. Notice the Oreo cookie visual too. Plus, how many times in public settings do men going from just dancing w/their wife to dancing w/their wife & a man of a different race simultaneously? For an actor who dislikes talk of his sexual orientation, this is a surprising acting job. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94W5LdG-6R8
|Sunday, August 3rd, 2014|
|"This is wholesome!" (All Praise to Honey Made)
I could be late & every1 already saw it. But two loud snaps for Honey Made. Below is a commercial in which they show gay families, single-headed families, and interracial families as being equal 2 white, hetero, 2-parent families. & they emphasize, “THIS IS WHOLESOME!” Well, this is also revolutionary 4 an ad. I guess “Modern Family” really has broken down doors. Remember: many folk says, "Well, it's ok for homosexual adults to have sex w/each other, but they need to be kept far away from children!" And here we're seeing a gay couple with children, including a son?, in a commercial. Awesome! Please note: they don’t just show a white-color mixed couple; they also show a color-w/different-color couple. Single mothers may feel left out in this ad, but I think the ad is trying to say, “Public! Single dads raising children do exist!” I really need to find Honey Made’s headquarters so I can write them a LONG, sincere thanks letter. They represented! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xeanX6xnRU
|Friday, July 25th, 2014|
|Tuesday, March 18th, 2014|
|Diversity Concerns on this New Season of "Ink Master"
I don't want to call the show "oppressive" or "prejudiced" at all, but I do fear something. There is a term on this whole series, "low-hanging fruit." It means the contestants who have been doing poorly and it is obvious that they will be eliminated soon. This program started off with three white women, two Black guys, one Asian guy, and an openly gay, white guy. The show has always had this undercurrent in which women contestants feel under threat or subtly receive messages that they are not as talented as the guys. However, that doesn't come up in this 1st episode. The program kinda suggests from jump that all three men of color and the openly gay guy are the "low-hanging group."
I don't know what the cause is. A.) Did the program try so hard to have racial and sexual diversity that it got diverse contestants that just can't shine as much as the majority men? B.) Are they harder on the diverse contestants and maybe this is a sign of discrimination? or C.) These guys don't necessarily represent their marginalized communities and are they just not as talented as individuals? I saw a documentary about "Saturday Night Live" in which the narrator said that, since its start, SNL has been critiqued for not spotlighting women and people of color as much as the white guys, but then the narrator said, "Those individual white guys who really made may have just been more truly talented." I see this dilemma immediately on this "IM" season.
As a gay man of color, I'm on the edge of my seat watching the men of color and the one out guy take all these punches. Again, I don't know if it's prejudices, chance, or affirmative action gone wrong. I don't know the cause and am hesitant to point fingers. However, I do wonder if I'll stay interested in the show if all these folk from oppressed groups get canned so fast. I wonder if female viewers may have the same fears or uncertainties about the show along gender lines. And I must ask: if within just a few episodes, if all the males of color and gays are gone, will it still be interesting to me? Will it feel painfully un-diverse? Will tattooists who are out or openly gay be reluctant to apply for future seasons? Will this show have diverse candidates as window dressing from now on? Have you ever heard actors or comics say, "In almost every scary movie, why is the Black character the 1st to be killed!?" I have those same hesitations here, but I say so not with gusto, but with uncertainty. Oh yeah, one more thing: Dave Novarro may be a biracial bisexual, if you view him from a certain perspective. I wonder if he'd be especially sensitive about the concerns I have re: his show.
|Friday, December 27th, 2013|
|Monday, December 2nd, 2013|
|Wednesday, October 12th, 2011|
Some1 called the office with a stupid request. I told him that's out of our jurisdiction. Before he hung up, he yelled, "Fuck you, FAGGOT!" But before my better sense could calm me down, I responded, "Fuck you back, BREEDER!"
I try not to use epithets based upon any1's sexual orientation. But this fucker was pushing my buttons! Luckily, most straights don't even know what "breeder" means.
Sly & the Family Stone have a song where the lines are "Don't call me nigger, whitey/Don't call me whitey, nigger!" 2 Live Crew then applied that to biological sex and rapped, "Don't call me punk, bitch/Don't call me bitch, punk!" Darn! I took that and applied it to sexuality.
Thank god no one was w/in earshot of my slip.
|Wednesday, July 20th, 2011|
|Monday, July 18th, 2011|
|Creating Change.......at the Porn Shop!!!!!!
A local porn video store sometimes trades used porn DVDs for store credit. I had a flick called something like "Interracial Glory Hole Gangbang 4" that I wanted to trade. The (white, straight, male) video store owner said no. I said, "You know, your section up there [the gay porn section] is not very diverse." He then asked me if the film came from a company named Bacchus. I affirmed. He then went behind one counter and pulled out 20 gay porn dvds, with black gay ones at the top. He said, "I get Bacchus DVDs for 25 cents a piece." (A trade-in would have equalled four dollars.)
Now being a porn addict, I wasn't about to end my patronage at the store just because of this denial. I didn't view the man as racist or homophobic either. The store's gay porn section is woefully UN-diverse, but that wasn't why I was trying to make the trade.
Well fast-forward a few weeks later, now the porn section is about 20% Black! Mind you, this porn store is in a suburb that's at least 35% Black. I knooooooow there would be a market for Black, gay porn among their customers. However, this incident stands out to me 'cuz I wasn't trying to be my typical militant self. I was serious about the porn section not being diverse, but I didn't think the porn store dude would take my contention to heart. Go figure!
Someone once told me that a Black guy who got a Ph.D. in bio from Berkeley complained about the UC system getting rid of affirmative action. The UC system responded by asking the guy to be on a committee to hand out scholarships for sciend grad students of color. In "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," a militant recalled, "We planned on protesting the government, but they shut us up by handing out jobs!" I'm having one of those "Did I do dat!?!?!" moments. :0
|Tuesday, May 31st, 2011|
|Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
I recently saw Lebanese Francois Sagat have sex with a brutha named Dark Skin in Citebeur's "Black Street Muscle." I thought, "Wow! That was some hot Reese's Butter Cup action. But surely they'll never be another Arab-on-Black scene done in porn. It's too rare."
Well, the link above suggest that Black Robert Axel and Syrian Connor Habib just did a scene for Jake Cruise's company. So there is more hot chocolate-and-peanut-butter duos being filmed.
|Thursday, May 5th, 2011|
|maybe the fence is coming down
Sometimes when you watch two things back to back, it makes a statement deeper than what the individual movie makers intended. (For example, I still need to go to a shrink after seeing "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Blindness" back to back.)
Recently, I saw porn movies "TS Prostitutes 65" and "Brown Bunnies 2" back to back. Jay Ashley has done hundreds of straight porn scenes. Recently, he's been in flicks where guys suck his dick, but he always remained "toppish." Well in "TS Prosty 65," he sucks tranny dick and bottoms! He took a page from Kurt Lockwood's book. Then, I've always seen Vince Ferelli in gay porn, but he fucks a big-bootied sista in "BB 2." He doesn't just pole her; he munches on the chocolate-y carpet as well.
Frank Towers/Mark Slade has repeated how he was castigated for doing gay porn after years n the straight biz. I wonder if the taboo is down now. With the invention of speedy HIV tests and the bisexual rights movement, maybe things have changed. In fact, I'm reading a biography of "John Holmes" which implied that he worked in both fields and that the fence was built after his heyday.
To be real, many a porn star is just out to get a buck. (The bio said John Holmes would say, "I'm bisexual - buy me, and I'll be sexual.") But I'm surprised how more common border-traversing is becoming.
|Monday, May 2nd, 2011|
|Monday, April 18th, 2011|
|a new rhyme to learn!
I'm sure have heard the phrase "Once you go Black, you can't go back." Well, I heard a new one today, "Once you go Jew, you're through!" They often have awesome hairy chests. I wonder if that phrase is true and should be memorized.
|Tuesday, March 15th, 2011|
|Monday, March 14th, 2011|
|porn flick recommendation
I've never seent his "Bait Bus" before, but it gets two big snaps so far. #24 in the series is heavenly.http://www.baitbus.com/t1/pps=comein/porn-videos/double-the-ginger-double-the-fun_tbb7456.html
It shows two redhead guys getting busy with each other! Right away one of them calls it "ginger-on-ginger action"!!! Not only have I not seen 2 titian guys have sex with each other in porn before, but I would presume it doesn't happen much in real life, with them only making 2% of the population and all.
I love the rare stuff in porn. When I see sticky rice in Western films, I think, "Wow! They showed some novel sticky rice!"
This scene in "Bait Bus" is like Danny Bonaduce fucks Conan, but bettah!