I am quite proud of my latest article for The Daily Beast about the complicated issue concerning the business of “interracial” in porn. If you haven’t read it yet, please do. Below is an opening teaser, to read the rest and weigh in or tweet it out click on the link below (it’ll take you directly to the rest of the article).
Interracial Sex Still Taboo for Many Porn Stars
by Aurora Snow
When it comes to things they won’t do on camera, a surprising number of adult-film stars draw the line at interracial sex.
When I first got into the adult business about 12 years ago, one of the most confusing things my agent asked was whether I “did interracial.” I was completely baffled. So the old man clarified: “Do you do black guys?” I was shocked at what seemed a racist question. As I sat on his dusty couch in a small, smoke-filled office, it suddenly felt like I was in another era: the black-and-white one.
I timidly answered: “Sure, I guess so. I don’t know what the difference is. It’s just skin color.”
Today, I know that on-camera race relations are a complicated topic—particularly the way they have been translated in porn’s fantasyland.
“Racism exists, and it exists in porn,” says the iconic, award-winning porn star Kristina Rose, who has been featured in more than 400 adult movies. With that number of films, it is easy for fans not to notice if a performer has avoided interracial. But TMZ last month took the time to point out that in making more than 100 films,Alexis Texas, another award-winning porn star, has never worked with black guys. Texas refused comment for this story. A representative of her agency, LA Direct Models, told me Texas had no interest in speaking about the topic to anyone, suggesting that TMZ blew the issue out of proportion…..
READ THE REST on THE DAILY BEAST (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/05/interracial-sex-still-taboo-for-many-porn-stars.html)