The Gay Comic Geek reviews OUT!

I always look forward to watching the Gay Comic Geek‘s porn reviews. They’re really fun to watch — Paul’s energy is infectious — but beyond that, they give you a really honest assessment of each film’s quality. But I’ve been especially looking forward to this review of TitanMen’s OUT! because I’m so proud of this film. Here’s the NSFW review:

To me, the best part of the review is when Paul talks about the film’s message. “One of the best aspects about this movie is the coming out aspect,” he says. “It was treated very positively. Many porn movies treat the aspect of staying in the closet as much more important, and having much of of a sexualized aspect to it. In this movie, once they do come out, it’s very positive and something that I think is really good.” Thanks, Paul… that’s exactly what we were going for! You can read about how OUT! came to be here.

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  1. Frank Knottyfor
    Frank Knottyfor says:

    I don’t know how to get an email to you that you’ll see, so I’m using this as the vehicle to mention that the State of Utah’s legislature just passed a law that makes porn a public health issue. I can get you more information if you’re interested.

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      • Frank Knottyfor
        Frank Knottyfor says:

        The Washington Post, Sunday, April 10, Section B, front page, lower right:

        “Is Pornography Immoral? That doesn’t matter: It’s now a public health crisis” by Sociologist Gail Dines, a professor of sociology at Wheelock College in Boston and author of “Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality.”

        The article comes complete with a picture and comment: “After adult-film actor Derrick Burts, 24, tested positive HIV in 2010, the industry temporarily shut down in the United States”

        Derrick Burts aka Cameron Reid aka Derek Chambers, who appeared in both straight and gay porn.

        Wikipedia: “Wheelock College (or Wheelock) was founded in 1888 by Lucy Wheelock as Miss Wheelock’s Kindergarten Training School to improve the quality of early childhood education. The College offers undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on the Arts & Sciences, Education and Child Life, and Social Work and Family Studies to fulfill their mission of improving the lives of children and families. Wheelock is located in Boston (Massachusetts), and is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway. Wheelock is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) and led by President Jackie Jenkins-Scott.”

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      • Frank Knottyfor
        Frank Knottyfor says:

        Gail Dines (Wheelock College): “Culture Reframed, an organization I founded and currently chair, is pioneering a strategy to address porn as the public health crisis of the digital age.”

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        • Jesse
          Jesse says:

          Except that it’s not a crisis. The example of one porn star contracting HIV in 2010 out of the many thousands of scenes filmed domestically every year — even if his infection can be definitively tied to an on-set exposure, which if I remember correctly it can’t, though Dirk would know about that better than I do — is actually lower than the 50,000 new infections every year we see here in the U.S. (or 1 per 6,000 people or so). And as for how pornography is affecting public behavior regarding sexuality, I highly recommend reading this article which — with references from the likes of the NIH and Psychology Today — debunks the claims made by Sen. Todd Weiler and the supporters of SCR9.

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  2. Frank Knottyfor
    Frank Knottyfor says:

    I wonder whether Gail Dines is married to a man and whether she’s had any firsthand experience with pornography? I suppose she aspires to be the Anthony Comstock of the Twenty-First Century.

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  3. Frank Knottyfor
    Frank Knottyfor says:

    The other thing that comes to mind, Jesse, is the famous quote by then-Justice Potter Stewart in which he said, “I shall not today attempt further to define [hard-core pornography]…But I know it when I see it.” Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. 418 U.S. 323 (1974) That is not a Constitutional standard other lesser courts can follow.

    No doubt Gail Dines feels superbly qualified to be society’s arbiter as to what is pornography and what is not. Those types always do.

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  4. Samuel Glass Jr.
    Samuel Glass Jr. says:

    Jesse, it sounds like the bluenoses are going back to the same playbook they went back to in the late Eighties/early Nineties, when they began the movement to get all the bathhouses and bathhouse chains put out of commission, because they cast them as “AIDS factories” to the frightened and uneducated constituents. When in fact, not only did bathhouses take MORE precautions to help in the prevention of AIDS, by providing ample condoms, spermicidal lubes, education and screenings, but also offered a safer alternative to “tearoom” and other public kinds of sexual activity.

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