For the last couple of weeks I have been hearing stories about people who have appeared in gay porn videos having the videos suddenly appear in their neighborhoods. Let me say first, I personally watch and own porn. But, I am constantly amazed at some people who do porn movies who somehow don't believe that anyone will find out. I had a friend in the States who did a movie many years ago and it still pops up from time-to-time, and his picture is all over the Internet. It is one of the greatest regrets of his life. He wasn't forced or coerced, but thought it would just be in the "underground" gay market. He was still living at home at the time and just exploring his sexuality. Once he and his partner broke up, the partner sent the movie to his parents. Let's just say it is not the suggested route for telling your parents you're gay.
The conventional wisdom is that only "hustlers" will do porn movies. Not true. There are those who think they can do this to make a quick buck and no one will be the wiser. Not in this day and age. Not with the Internet. Many Dominicans who do these movies are told that the movies will not be sold in the D. R. This is true, but you can go on the Internet and see clips. Some sites have gone so far as to block access to the Dominican Republic. But friends and family abroad still have access to it.
A couple of gay Dominicans I know came by and were giving me the lowdown. I was curious about who they thought was trying to "out" these guys. They were both adamant that they thought it was gay Dominicans that live in the same neighborhoods as the "actors." They also say that there are people in the neighborhoods who are living double-lives. Wife/girlfriend with kids, but suspicions are heavy that they are gay, and when they find out about someone they spread the rumors as to take the suspicion off them. Another guy I know, who is a stripper, was also here. He did a movie and said the same thing happened to him. The first he heard was that someone in the colmado asked him if he was having sex with men in movies? He denied it, but a copy surfaced and he had to leave his house. The abuse became that bad. I asked him if he regretted doing the movie. He thought for a minute, and said he wished no one in his neighborhood knew about it.
I don't know. But you need to think long and hard before you get filmed having sex. Unfortunately, most people do things when they are young not worrying about the consequences it will have on their future.
What do you think?