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Built for sex: gay or straight


A lot of the guys in gay porn nowadays are actually straight guys. I can see your raised eyebrows - "straight to bed is more like it," you respond. But they are indeed men in heterosexual relationships getting busy on sites like Sean Cody and Broke Straight Boys, among others. 

Why would a straight guy want to do gay porn? The easy answer is money. A more complicated answer can be found in I’m A Porn Star: Gay4Pay, a film directed by Charlie David. Charlie is best known as one of the stars of Dante’s Cove, the over-the-top gay soap opera back in 2005. At the time, he was the only openly gay star of a gay TV show, which to me is much more eyebrow-raising. The weirdness of a world where gay actors won’t come out and straight actors win awards for kissing other guys on camera is the starting point for Charlie’s journey.

The film explores the lives of several straight-identified guys, like Curtis, a sweet hick who was discovered on MySpace and led into the world of gay porn. He adapted quite well, despite the fact that he is married to a woman. She understands, and is okay with him doing porn as long as it isn’t with women. They are using the money to build his home improvements business, which he will run once he retires from porn. “You make your mind think that you’re gay,” he admits. “I tell myself ‘I love dick,' talk myself into it … I classify myself as straight but enjoying gay sex.” 

Many of the other interviewees admit that they aren’t into long term relationships right now. They also say that it isn’t the money that excites them, but what that money can do for them. When accused of ‘faking it,' they are quick to remind us that all porn stars are indeed ‘faking it.' “At the end of the day, they’re performers,” reminds Charlie. “Some think of pussy while having gay sex, but I’ve talked to guys who say they think about their cars while doing it.”

There is much online carping about the sexuality of gay porn stars. For some, it heightens the fantasy. For others, it's a betrayal. “Labelling each other is not getting us to a better place,” reminds Charlie. Gay or straight, some guys are just built for sex.

I’m A Porn Star: Gay4Pay is available at Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo and on Dish, Rogers and Shaw in Canada.

VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/imapornstargay4pay

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2b7DOO2

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