Gay For Pay Porn: All In Good Fun, or Destructive For All?


Oooh, girl. Did you take our recommendation yesterday and watch The Tyra Banks Show about gay-for-pay porn stars? As cringe-inducing Ms. Banks’ hosting act is, the segment was entertaining all around, with her television audience of young women being introduced by straight dudes who frolic with other men for cash (plus some straight bartenders who work in gay bars, big whoop). All your questions answered, like: Why not do straight porn? (The money is gay porn is better.) How do you get aroused? (Camera phone pictures and a Viagra.) And of course, there are the naysayers, like former escort Matt Sanchez (hypocrite alert), and Advocate editor Sean Kennedy. Yep, we’ve got video of it all.



While the first clip features nervous Kurt, here’s the more eloquent Aaron, who explains the financials behind gay-for-pay porn, and how he, uh, “readies” himself for work.



And here’s everyone’s favorite former escort Matt Sanchez, who makes the relevant point that these guys might not care about doing porn now, but down the road it could come back to haunt them. Also: Porn “is like naked twister.”

And say what you will about Aaron, but the guy’s got a point: Plenty of negativity toward gay-for-pay porn stars has to do with homophobia, and not because it’s porn.

The Advocate‘s Sean Kennedy, meanwhile, has a problem with straight guys — who can walk out the door back into their straight world where they aren’t discriminated against — while profiting financially from gay men.



And lastly, do straight guys involved in gay-for-pay porn actually save us from ourselves?