MY FIRST CLICKBAIT

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If some channel doesn’t pick this up and I don’t get to see this I might die. 

Seriously, the porn itself is pretty shitty, and I’ve written all about that before, but the pre-fuck interviews and the youtube channel are generally compelling, if only because the producers are so sincere and unapologetic about taking troubled, desperate young men and exploiting them for personal gain.

Moreover, they do so without dehumanizing them, ideally making the viewer a self-aware participant in that exploitation.

Many of these guys are married, many have girlfriends, but they do porn on the side of their straight lives, either to supplement their income in general or they have other things they have to support. A lot of them have had run-ins with the law, so they have to pay court fees. A lot of them are felons, so they can’t find a job without their criminal history being revealed. It’s actually harder for them to find a job having a criminal record than it is for them having a history in porn…

A lot of these guys come from small towns in places like Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas. It’s harder to find jobs there in that kind of rural environment, and if you’re a felon or you’ve had run-ins with the law you can’t find jobs with some of the larger companies in town. If you’re working at McDonald’s and making seven, eight bucks an hour, that’s no way to support a family or support yourself. A lot of these guys will come out and make really good money in a weekend that’ll help support them for a month.

Broke Straight Boys may have solved the billion-dollar riddle on how to stop the piracy of porn—make us feel bad for the performers. 

To paraphrase one of the performers excerpted in this clip: “We make lots of money and then we go home and cry.”

Addendum: Though, to be fair, the guy saying that appears to be older by a few years than the rest of the performers and has branched out to film for other studios, attempting a veritable career at porn.

New Story Alert!

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Dad takes his boy into the barn to teach him some of the finer pleasures in life.

Bells!

The Lifeguard Story

I’m writing a queer young adult novel about a lifeguard in Ocean City Maryland and publishing it chapter-by-chapter to Figment.com. Read it here!


William Eggleston. Laundry Line, 1970s

William Eggleston. Laundry Line, 1970s

Still shilling my latest ebook, Straight(ish) Vol 2. Here’s a story from that book, originally published on the BUTT blog. 

New ebook available now from Queer Young Cowboys, or Amazon

New ebook available now from Queer Young Cowboys, or Amazon

New Anthologies (also: I wrote a vampire novella)

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Hi friends. I have two new stories in two new anthologies that recently came out from Bruno Gmunder. My story for Whipping Boys is called “Reunited” and is possibly the first S&M story I’ve done. It’s a classic revenge-at-the-class-reunion story (that’s a common fantasy, isn’t it?), and it’s pretty fun. Until the Sun Rises is gay vampire erotica and it contains my story “Birthday,” which is an excerpt from a novella I wrote this fall. That’s right: I’ve written a vampire novella. I had such a blast writing it, too. It still needs a lot of work, but it’s called Under Ocean City and it’s a take on my favorite vampire movie The Lost Boys, only with a lot more gay sex and with vampires who live underwater. Don’t ask when it’s coming out cause I don’t have a clue. I have so much shit to work on. Currently, My Sister’s Boyfriend Joey (the novel) is being read by friends, and I’m getting excited about doing a final pass on it and getting it out into the world in one way or another. It’s pretty great.

 
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Comic for Pittsburgh’s “Queerburgher” magazine.

skeletonballscomics:

Comic for Pittsburgh’s “Queerburgher” magazine.

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