Porn Question of the Day



Saw this on The Banana Blog and wanted to put it before my friends for a question.

Can you explain this to me? Meaning, there is a camera man in the room filming the proceedings so is this available from T.I.M. or some other porn company as a video?

If so, please be my Porn Yoda and show me the way...

Even if it isn't, the video is pretty damn hot (and kinda funny) so you should click over and watch...well, if you're into that kinda thing.

Comments

Tim said…
Treasure Island Media (T.I.M.) is a bareback gay porn company. Since their inception, they have gone to several San Francisco block parties, notably the South of Market Area (SOMA) party and the Dore Alley Fair. Both events feature much public nudity and a good deal of lightly-concealed public sex. T.I.M. has exploited this by often filming bareback sex acts in public, and by recrutiing performers off the street.

The SOMA and Dore Alley folks are not amused. San Francisco is a city that was devastated by AIDS, and while the city is exceptionally sex-positive it is also highly anti-bareback.

T.I.M. has gotten pressure from both events in the past few years to stop encouraging bareback sex, and stop filming bareback sex at the events (as T.I.M. appears to be saying "The event condones this" when it does not). T.I.M. has refused.

At the 2011 Dore Alley Fair, T.I.M. had rented a second-story apartment with big windows. They had their performers having sex in full view of the crowd below. A huge mob formed, cheering and whooping. Dore Alley organizers then called the police, and an organizer and the cop visited the studio's apartment. The police (fully within the law) said that while making pornography is legal in California, having sex in a public place or in such a way as to allow others to see sex occurring is not legal. The police quite politely informed T.I.M. staff that they had to either move away from the windows or curtain the windows.

T.I.M. staff said that they needed to film the sex with a crowd in the background. They threatened to invite the crowd into the studio. "Which is safer: A crowd on the street or a crowd up here?" they asked. The T.I.M. staff then asked the Dore Alley organizer to help them resist the police. The Dore Alley person bluntly said "I'm trying to shut you down, I don't want you here." The cop demurrly smiled behind her glove.

After the cop and Dore Alley person left, the T.I.M. staff put up curtains and then invited hundreds of people into their studio to watch the sex. It's not clear how many did so; maybe 20 to 200 did.

Most of the foregoing information comes from T.I.M., not neutral sources. So take it with a grain of salt.

This is why the video looks the way it does.
Writer said…
So, Tim, does T.I.M. have this scene for purchase?

I know that T.I.M. and some of the gay sextivals have been butting heads which I find really really obnoxious. Yes, San Fran was hit hard by AIDS, but from what I can tell from the population, San Fran seems to be a hot-bed of bareback sex now.

I obviously am biased: bareback sex is usually the only time sexually that I'm not made to feel like a leper.
Tim said…
Lots of people without HIV wear condoms. But they don't feel like lepers. Nor should you. The assumption behind safe sex is that everyone has something to pass on. (And let's not forget that plenty of people fetishize condoms because they simply adore adore adore latex. Are they lepers??)

Now, back to our show: The Dore Alley Fair was just two weeks ago. T.I.M. may, or may not, choose to include this footage in the films made during the fair. (Go email them on their Web site and ask that it be included.) Generally speaking, it takes the studio about two months to edit and post-produce footage and get it out.

I won't speak to who is right or wrong here, as I approve of bareback sex (among the educated and thoughtful) as well as street fairs. But I do think that Dore Alley has the right to put on an event and not have it hijacked by T.I.M. (See the file on "Funeral of Matthew Shepherd - Phelps picketing of".)

It's another issue entirely to watch Dore Alley put on a sanitized version of a street fair that used to include public sex, public leather sex, public BDSM, public nudity, etc. Dore Alley's organizers are clearly trading on that naughty, bareback past. Yet, they are also trying to present a sanitized, condom-using version today. One wonders if they can have their cake, and eat it too. But that's for another column, Ms. Landers.

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