Law and Sexuality

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Regrets, I’ve Had a Few: Chris Porter Leaves Raging Stallion

The mesmerising gay porn star, Chris Porter, has left the building.  Well, he’s left Raging Stallion and has taken the opportunity to post a bit of a moan/sounding off on his blog.  One of the often udner-discussed issues around porn is the control that studios exert over those they have contracted.  Criticism is few and far between as I noted in this post about a spot of bother at the British studio, BlakeMason last year.  Instead performers tend to either have the occasional social media explosion (which then vanishes/is forgotten) or wait until they leave a studio to explode.  There can then be a tit-for-tat exchange which seemingly does nobody any good.  All the while, the original question of control and censorship is forgotten.

Of course, this silence can only operate when porn viewers, fans, bloggers, journalists and so on also refuse to raise the question, reporting this stories but rarely asking the fundamental tough questions about how studios ‘own’ their models, and sometimes appear to enforce a code of censorship which seems ironic in an industry which surely exists to challenge censorship in all forms.

Porter also rages that Next Door Studios is a company that ‘deserves to be destroyed’.  Strong stuff.  He also takes the opportunity to potentially libel another porn performer so we can be fairly sure that we’ve not heard the last about this episode.  Read the full post here.


2 comments on “Regrets, I’ve Had a Few: Chris Porter Leaves Raging Stallion

  1. Elly
    January 1, 2012

    I don't think porn exists to challenge censorship. I think it exists to make money, and to arouse.Many porn companies probably prefer the 'censorship' that occurs and the way classifications of films works, because it means some get licensed and some don't. Some 'mainstream' porn benefits from the criminalisation of 'extreme' porn.

  2. Chris Ashford
    January 1, 2012

    Interesting point on the 'extreme' porn point but I suspect companies would like to money where they can.On the main point about censorship, I expressed myself poorly. I was merely seeking to highlight the irony of an industry such as porn – which censorship has tried to silence – should seek to silence anyone. I agree, it is about money and arousal.

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This entry was posted on January 1, 2012 by in Censorship, commercial, Community, Identity, Media, Pornography.

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