One of the most infuriating—and also most worth considering—aspects of porn marketing is the euphemisms and stereotypes used to promote videos. Porn genres are broken down into terms that we would normally find insulting, but somehow they get thrown onto box covers with wide distribution. Just think about how the proliferation of the term “interracial” is used as a code word for racist stereotypes in porn. While porn is a place to explore taboo subjects, make fun of those stereotypes, and indulge in fantasies that we could not perform in real life, there are certain films, studios, or performers who may take this indulgence to a place where not everyone is comfortable or treated with respect. However liberating breaking those taboos may be for some people, it can also be hurtful to watch those scenes taking place. In the spirit of understanding taboo fantasies, loving porn, and wanting to see diversity on my screen, I have picked out a few interracial scenes that I enjoy watching because the people involved are obviously having fun, and everyone knows that they are respected and good at their job. These are interracial scenes that do not play with the normal porn tropes, it’s just hot people having great sex.
Mickey Mod and India Summer in scene six of Marriage 2.0
This whole movie is absolutely wonderful, and the film should be watched in its entirety, but scene six is a beautifully shot combination of scenes and images that are erotic and stunning. Often when writing about good chemistry between porn performers, it is easy to focus on the different positions, the way someone orgasms, or intense staring into one another’s eyes, but there is often the blatant gonzo movement or position that lasts too long. Inevitably, I am reminded that I am watching porn. Well, this scene isn’t like that at all. Yes, Marriage 2.0 has a story arch and great dialogue, but the sex scenes are really honest even though they are artistically filmed. The chemistry between Mickey and India is good because of the story, and this creates a more believable scenario between the two of them.
Ana Foxxx and Mick Blue in scene four of The Art of Romance 5
Ana Foxxx bounces off the screen with sexuality and a sweetness that is endearing and totally captivating. Watching her and Mick Blue is a treat. The Art of Romance series focuses on the sensual as opposed to the usual formula of gonzo in-out-in-out. Mick still lays it on pretty hard for Ana, but there is a lot of eye contact, kissing, and a bit of dirty talk. They are having fun, and this is a well-filmed scene. This series looks polished, but still real enough to be a regular couple having a steamy session.
There are several other current scenes that have multi-ethnic performers, and they don’t rely on overused formulas. Who Doesn’t Love A Teen Creampie has two scenes in it that play with fantasy, but leave out the expected racial stereotypes. Scene one with Bill Bailey and Kimberly Chi and scene two with Moe Johnson and Sheena Rose (who is really funny in this role) both have potential to fall into the over-used story lines, but neither scene does. Lesbian Adventures – Strap On Specialists 10 scene one with Nina Hartley and Sara Luvv is a personal favorite, as well as April Flores and Drew Deveaux in Artcore.
Asia Carerra, Steven St. Croix, and Ana Malle scene 16 of Naughty In Nylons
This is a classic compilation of sexy nylon scenes from Vivid. The infamous Asia Carrera is shown at the peak of her career here, and she is a great match for Steven St. Croix. I like this scene because it is a throwback to when there was plenty of pubic hair to go around, that includes the men too, as well as the emphasis on luxury decor and ladies in lingerie. Asia makes the best sex faces, and her body trembles are a rare expression of excitement. This scene reminds me of the films I saw when I first learned about porn, when I didn’t know about the unflattering parts of the industry and I was more focused on what was happening on screen. There were other stars from this period that performed in tons of “interracial scenes” that were never promoted as such. For example, Charlie was a Latin performer I liked watching because she was tall and curvy, and she didn’t look like a lot of the other stars who were popular at the time. This scene in Naughty In Nylons has Asian, Caucasian, and Native American performers in it, but it was not promoted as anything other than a sexy threesome.
Every person in these scenes is presented with agency and a common respect for their fellow performer. This is not to say that these performers aren’t playing with power dynamics and maybe getting off on their differences, but there are no insults. There are no feelings of exploitation. There are only hot people having good sex. Interracial scenes do not only signify the black/white stereotypes and plots that many films have run into the ground, they allow for a viewer to find alternatives to what may be more easily found. Interracial porn categories in porn can be used to find combinations of performers who may not get as much promotion or work as other performers, or this category can be used to simply spice up your normal porn viewing with performers you haven’t seen before. Either way, it’s time that we look at this category a little differently, and start seeing it as an opportunity to promote different kinds of scenes.