Racist White Gay Porn Stars Refusing To Work With Actors Of Color

If you're wondering why men of color aren't more represented in porn here's another reason.

Gay porn has always been criticized in the past for perpetuating racial stereotypes, but it appears the problems may be both behind and in front of the cameras.

And while producers and studios have claimed before the reason is that ‘supply and demand’ keeps many men of color out of the industry, insiders have said it may have more to do with the ‘sexual preferences’ of the actors

From Gaystarnews:

Vocativ has interviewed directors, performers and producers, and they have found many actors will refuse to work with African-Americans or Asians.

‘I have come to expect models refusing a scene partner because of race,’ director Steve Cruz said.

‘Each time, no matter the races involved, the models assure me they aren’t racist, it’s just a personal preference’.

Requests like ‘I’m just not into black guys’ is apparently very common, and these requests are often fully accommodated. After all, you can’t force someone to have sex with someone they don’t want to have sex with.

A female gay porn director who goes by mr. Pam said: ‘I interview anyone I’m trying to cast and that’s one of the questions I ask: “Are you into guys of all ethnicities” and often they don’t want to work with certain races.’

While she says guys who grew up in New York City or Los Angeles tend to be more open, those who come from middle America who ‘don’t have a lot of diversity where they grew up…their sexual taste hasn’t really ventured out past white guys.’

Porn performer Connor Habib says he was ‘probably way more sexually racist’ when he started out.

‘Because I got to do scenes with people of many different ethnicities, that really sort of opened up my sexuality a lot—but I had to be willing to allow that first,’ he said.

But he believes the industry should be doing more to discourage this kind of prejudice, instead of accepting it and allowing it to continue.

‘It’s tricky because you don’t want people to engage in sexual acts that they don’t want to do,’ he said. ‘You might say to a performer, “Look, okay, that’s not where you’re at right now, I get it, but you really might want to think about that if you want to continue to work in this industry.” There has to be an encouraging cultural conversation around it within the industry.’

But it is racist, and it is affecting people’s livelihoods.

‘It affects my bottom line as far as going out there and getting work,’ Diesel Washington, an African-American porn performer, told Vocativ.

‘It’s one thing building chemistry between two models in a scene, but the inherent racism of when somebody says they won’t work with somebody else of a certain race, to me that sounds asinine. They’re dismissing an entire race of people.’

 

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