The Problem with Rough Porn

Rape allegations against James Deen are popping up again in a new documentary. http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/james-deen-maria-demopoulos-documentary-showtime-lawsuit-1202486648/ I was in a scene along with him where we took on some chicks in a shoot at Kink. Honestly , it was a scene I didn’t do great at because it was so bizarre to me scene wise and also I get vertigo from the hills of SF and the giant ghostly, abandoned brick halls of the Presidio.  Deen was their big star.

After my audition I was told I could possibly be their next big star there, however I didn’t feel comfortable to do any of their websites basically because I was straight and vanilla (by comparison) . Kink was the biggest bondage studio in the world at the time basically. I ended up driving down to the studios in San Fernando instead, so I could do more normal scenes with my gf’s at the time to make some extra cash.

I remember standing in the hallway of the Presidio , next to one of the female talents and she was saying she hoped they didn’t try and fit her into this weird steel contraption that looked too small for a human and was animal shaped.

At the time I heard bad rumors about bdsm studios (one on Treasure Island stuck out) that some models were getting fucked while tied up for film shoots by a director who wasn’t tested and without permission etc.
Another time a model friend of mine signed up for a rough shoot (I was told they pay more ) and then came back brying saying she had been pinned in all these weird positions and almost raped.
(This was all many years ago.)

Having had a martial arts background which was about self-defense , I was never into rough sex. To me it violates the spirit of self-defense as a value to enact rough sex unless specifically asked for .

Bondage as a genre will always have legal liability problems especially involving consent due to models being tied up. Actors who cross over between bdsm and traditional shoots are likely to carry over their rough habits from domming into normal shoots, because switching (domming and subbing) is not common or highly valued. There will always be a grey area between where the viewers push for more roughness , and the actors get carried away. For that reason it is perhaps better to stay away from bdsm altogether , as it tends to draw unbalanced people to it.

That said, it is possible that serious married or monogamous couples could benefit from using bdsm as a fantasy type thing. It is something that should be eased into gradually so that there is not any question about consent.

Author: Col. Wilhelm Bartholomew III

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