Monday, April 06, 2009

Porn Depression

Is the one-two punch of the recession and tube sites killing gay porn? I sure hope not! I'm sorry, but free schmee, I have no interest in amateur porn. Watching grainy videos of faceless dudes jerking off? Not wank material for me. I need at least the pretense of production values.

(Via Towleroad)

4 comments:

CB said...

Ah! You've temporarily broken our twin-kinesis! :P

The pretense of production value in porn only works for me if the actors/actresses are really fucking unbelievably my type, or if I'm just watching the porno for a good laugh. Otherwise I like the more indie quality and style. Not so much "amateur" per-say, but less hokey and more authentic than traditional porn.

A liken Torchwood to a porno with the pretense of production values, even though despite its reputation there's no porn whatsoever in the series. Anyway, it hits both of those nails on the head. It has my type of actors/actresses, and it's good for a laugh. :D

The sad thing is ... as much as I was kidding with the above paragraph, it's actually very true.

Anywho, I'm not worried about the recession or the internet killing gay porn. While I agree that DVRs and the Internet will kill the DVD eventually, I don't think that will negate "quality" porn from being produced. You'll just store it in a different manner. Sure the flavor of porn will go through cycles and trends. It'll keep getting kinkier and kinkier until everyone gets sick of it and then it'll cycle back to twinks in bobby socks or whatever the hell vanilla shit started it all. Them's the breaks, I'm afraid.

This is the same "OMG! THE WORLD IS ENDING" BS we get about the fall of television via episode pirating online, or how downloading music is taking money from the pockets of Metallica. *yawn*

Wanking is not going to change much in our lifetime. It's all elbow-grease for us I'm afraid. :P

Frank said...

I don't think gay porn's going anywhere either. Changing, perhaps radically, yes, but I really don't think we're going to live in a world of nothing but XTube. The success Raging Stallion, for instance, has had the past two years with Grunts and To The Last Man, both amazing extravaganzas with actual acting and big budgets, proves that, I think. Everything's just in flux right now.

Tom Gaylord said...

awwww I love the amateur grainy porn:) not so much the solo stuff, but the duo and more stuff..... something about 'real' guys getting dirty is a major turn on for me:)

Frank said...

Nothing wrong with that, Tom. Whatever floats your boat as they say. And, really, I shouldn't be so absolute; I have watched grainy amateur stuff that was hot. It just, in general, doesn't appeal.