DID PORN DE-STIGMATIZE ANAL SEX FOR GAY MEN?
I came across an odd thing when I was writing about Boys in the Sand the other day — an interview in an old issue of Drummer that before gay porn, gay men turned their noses up at anal sex. A little “brownie queen” history, after the jump …
In this 1978 Interview with Wakefield Poole, Drummer editor Jack Fritscher (JF, below) talks with Boys in the Sand director Wakefield Poole about being a source of fantasy for the gay community, and Wakefield responds:
So many people say, “God! you changed my life. I saw Casey Donovan sit on a dildo in Boys in the Sand. I heard men did that, but when I saw a beautiful man plug himself suddenly that became alright for me. So I went out and bought one.” That’s wonderful! Other men have seen my films and come out of the closet. [The 70’s was the dawning of the age of the butt. As late as the 60’s, the majority of gay men, particularly in the Midwest, looked down on butt action and referred to men who did anything anal as “brownie queens.” –JF]
I guess I’m proof of Anita Bryant’s accusation.
I make recruiting films.
I had no idea.