et tu, Sean?
For those with a penchant for the muscle-bound, jock-next-door type, there's Sean Cody. Oh, I can see the why. Athletic, slightly gruff men getting it on? Sounds good to me. Well, it sounds good to me until a confederate flag makes an appearance. And then intersectionality happens. And it's not the first time that Sean Cody has been caught whitewashing their porn.
And all of this happened (again) because I egghead even my porn, I discovered in my online sleuthing that Sean Cody was putting out porn with a guy with a confederate flag tattooed on his arm. Yep. And of course, the internet noticed because apparently there's some gay men who do not take veiled racism very well. And I'm here for it. Racism and gay porn? Nope. It is way too much. We have enough of that on Grindr.
If you know your porn, you know that Sean Cody is very WHITE. All the dudes are beefy, cloned as if by magic by a 'masc 4 masc' dudebro that writes -no homo- in his Grindr bio. Many I imagine are gay for pay, which would not be surprising for this studio, who thrives on the Bro-'mo-no-homo vibe. And some of that trade, I see, are racist. Notice, though, that Sean Cody photographs Zane usually with his arms up. A typical beefcake pose, but one that hides the confederate flag he's got tattooed on his right shoulder. Pretty convenient, huh?
So methinks the folks at Sean Cody KNOW what they're doing. That's why they blurred the offending tat in the video. And they photoshopped it completely away in the beefcake photos. So what is it? Is it that they noticed and decided to let it go, or they noticed and did not care? Probably the latter. After all, they're in the business for profits. And some gay men are not really selective when it comes to porn. Or sex. Some gay men will not let a little bit of racism get in the way of getting off. Well, I'm not some gay men and I will not give anything like this a pass.
Probably Sean Cody noticed and did not care. They go for clicks and money and beefy dudes getting it on. They just blurred it to wash their hands but decided to put it out because they don't care their model are racist rednecks? Do they think that adds to their supposed straight-acting creed? What kind of fuckery is this? And gay men keep giving them money for racism when they can get the dicks for free.
Oh, so you don't believe me and think I'm just being a drama queen and you didn't click on the link I suggested? Here, let me help you:
So yeah. Zane has the beefy disposition some men like in their porn actors, he also has the USMC tattoo to increase his masc creed, he's got the Southern boy farmer's tan to add to that and apparently a hint of racism that -for all appearances- this Lilly-white studio does not mind. I'm sure there's some gay men with a kink for fantasizing about fucking/getting fucked by a racist asshole with a nice body. Who knew? Mind you, it may be that casual racism that white privilege finds so easy to forgive. Alas, I'm not having any of it. Neither racists nor gay Republicans (oh, the layers) will ever get a pass with me.
But racism was cancelled the moment the US elected a black president, amIright?
Update: the outrage worked.