This is a response to Justin Long’s Op-Ed on Luke is Back.
Justin Long Takes a Stand
After reading Justin Long’s frank and open op-ed, I had many questions -Why didn’t this happen already? Will others follow? Will there be a backlash? One thing I never questioned was the frustration and anger behind his choice or my support of it.
The designation of substandard “otherness” has always been imposed on black bodies; the same script has titillated the American public since Birth of a Nation. Even as more racial and ethnic groups enter the gamut they are still weighed on the white vs. black scale. You see it everywhere, politics, entertainment and most openly the sex industry.
I would like to say that I’m 100% for everyone getting the opportunity to be depicted as sensual and whole beings. I support everyone fucking. Most of the erotica I write is categorized as interracial. My support of Justin Long’s choice is not about my own issues with race mixing. I will admit that I am not a porn actress; and actually don’t consume a great deal of heterosexual porn. I am, however, an exotic dancer as well as a journalist who writes and reads a great deal about sex, gender and media. I’m also a mixed race Black woman. Continue reading “Justin Long Takes a Stand, by Sitting Out on I/R Porn”