I admit I am rather confused as to why so many people are still expressing shock that homophobia exists on gay video sets. I think I covered this in a very detailed manner two years ago. As annoying as it is, nearly a fifth of the traffic that comes to my blog is still to read about that, so yes I am definitely confused.
At any rate, I’m glad Austin Wilde’s situation is creating backlash against homophobia in gay video. I do have a point of curiosity to ponder: Although Austin is fine with gay-for-pay performers (so long as they fully participate in all the shooting), isn’t it rather problematic for Austin to say the material on his upcoming site is going to be any more authentic than Next Door Studios’ material? If the performers aren’t gay or honestly bi, then how can their performances be anything but performances? Just a question.
But he is going to treat this issue in whatever way fits his branding. And I have responded in my way by doing the projects at my site. My attitude is probably going to be called some form of reverse discrimination, but we have been very happy with working only with gay models. Each studio has to define itself in its own way, but I don’t understand how leaving a gay-for-pay site to start another one is an effective way of combating homophobia on set or displacing self-loathing within viewers.