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This ‘Antifa’ Sex Scene Reflects the Gay Adult Industry’s Shift Towards Political Porn

With U.S. President Donald Trump in office, it seems that both porn stars and porn itself have become more pointedly political. Porn stars are speaking out more about their personal politics and their scene partner’s, porn fans are opposing performers who have racist tattoos and a new breed of political gay porn has arisen, tackling thorny themes of race and resistance.

The latest example is the recently released third episode from Naked Sword’s Berkeley Sophomore Year series (link NSFW), a series which portrays the historically liberal campus “plagued by protests and unrest that reflect the challenging social climate of today’s politics.”

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In a scene that one NSFW gay porn gossip site has called “an Antifa (anti-fascist) gay porn scene,” performers Justin Brody and Teddy Bryce make posters that read “Rise and Resist” and “Die Fascist” with a Hitler-moustached piggy drawn on it. One dons a black ski mask and the other a black bandana covering the lower half of his face before going on campus to yell and fight counter-protestors.

The two then return back to their digs, so turned on by the street action that they immediately start making out and having sex. In some way this mirrors a ’60s- or ‘80s- era fantasy of days of protest and nights of free love amongst comrades.

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Interestingly, Episode 2 of the Berkeley Sophomore Year series, entitled “Crossing Party Lines,” involves two performers of color (a rarity in mainstream gay porn) playing the respective student presidents of Berkeley’s Democratic and Republican clubs. The men (who are also ex-lovers) meet to argue about free speech after student protests shut down a on-campus speech by a “right-wing talking head” referred to as “Milo” (uh-huh).

Their conversation becomes heated and well, one begins schtupping the other, according to the video’s description, “harder than the Republican Party is [schtupping] over America…. It soon becomes clear they have more in common than politics. Maybe love really does trump hate.”

Episode 4 portrays a student-teacher tryst in the cruisey campus bathroom and asks, “Will it be a masturbatory memory or a #MeToo moment?”

While one could see this as a crass commercializing of political tensions, we can’t remember such overtly political porn coming out of George W. Bush’s or Barack Obama’s presidencies.

It could be the rise of white nationalism and targeting of LGBTQ people in Trump’s presidency have created a desire to see that reflected in gay porn — politics does make strange bedfellows, as they say.

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But it’s also worth pointing out that porn has always been counter-cultural and political: Whether it was gay men mailing physique pictorials back when the U.S. government considered such magazines as smut, or porn highlighting performers smoking weed and having condomless sex despite public taboos surrounding both.

Berkeley Sophomore Year has just made its political gay porn more overtly pointed towards the public conversation. Let’s see if other studios follow suit.

What do you think of the idea of political gay porn? New? Old hat? Sound off in the comments.

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