Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.
When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”
i’m creating a kickstarter for cojones right now
I volunteer to work at Cahones tbh. Idc.
COJONES. IT IS SPELLED COJONES.
Richard Fung, “Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn.” Man, I haven’t thought about this essay in years.
"If we look at commercial gay sexual representation, it appears that the antiracist movements have had little impact: the images of men and male beauty are still of white men and white male beauty. These are the standards against which we compare both ourselves and often our brothers—Asian, black, native, and Latino. Although other people’s rejection (or fetishization) of us according to the established racial hierarchies may be experienced as oppressive, we are not necessarily moved to scrutinize our own desire and its relationship to the hegemonic image of the white man. "
Unfortunately you can see how dated it is by the terms the writer uses for roles in sex acts:
"We now cut back to the locker room. Robbie’s story has made Stevie horny. He reaches into Robbie’s pants, pulls out his penis, and sex follows. In his Asian manifestation, Robbie is fucked and sucks others off (Greek passive/French active/ bottom). His passivity is pronounced, and he is never shown other than prone. As a white man, his role is completely reversed: he is at first sucked off by Stevie, and then he fucks him (Greek active/French passive/top). Neither of Robbie’s manifestations veers from his prescribed role."
Some great points, though. Might have to use this next term.
Richard Fung, “Looking for My Penis: The Eroticized Asian in Gay Video Porn.” In Bad Object-choices (Eds). How Do I Look? Queer Film & Video. Seattle: Bay Press, 1991.