zurcherart (zurcherart) wrote in ecrubychoice,

A Question of Ecru Pornography

Is it too early in our fledgling movement to discuss the issue of pornography and whether the existence, or lack of, an Ecru genre of pornography is a sign of progress or a sign that we have a (business) opportunity to reclaim our own erotica?

I've been mulling that question over after reading a related reader's question about Native American pornography in this week's Savage Love advice column by Dan Savage via LJ syndicated feed here.

I'm somewhat inspired by the comment that litch left on the feed. He writes,
It wasn't until I moved to the South (Texas) from the West that I disovered how popular interracial porn is, I guess if you aren't raised in a racist milieu it isn't "kinky". (here)

According to his profile the 40 yo litch moved from Tuscon, Arizona (The West) to Lufkin, Texas (The South) in 1985 at the age of just turned 17 to go to college. And he raises a good point.

Which got me thinking, and now I pose the question to you: Is it time yet to address or even to reclaim (thru lucrative membership based websites) Ecru eroticism?
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hate you for making me look.
also, i thnk its complete bullshit to think its not 'kinky' for there to be interracial relationships in the south. There always have been, and there's also been plenty violence associated with them and still is.
Yes. There's a lot of complete bullshit in this post and the quoted comment.

As far as the violence associated with interracial relationships in 'The South' -- yeah. Unfortunately.

The claim there was no real interest in interracial porn in Tuscon 'cause Tuscon isn't a racist milieu (unlike Texas) ... well there are layers of issues there to deconstruct.
The claim there was no real interest in interracial porn in Tuscon 'cause Tuscon isn't a racist milieu

Which earns a *BOGGLE* from me.

I'm somewhat ashamed to say that my brother-in-law is a DEA officer who lives and works in Tucson (where my partner and her whole family grew up). The DEA works closely with border patrol, and you can't drive very far in that region without having to stop for their car checks. (My ecru-ness allowed me to be easily waved through, sans ID flash.) Believe me, Tucson is a racist milieu.

(serious mode off)

Regarding the topic at hand... well, my unwillingness/inability to summon up an "ethnic" accent certainly limited my phone sex work prospects back in the day - had I been able to capitalize more effectively on my ecru self, I might have been able to survive on the one paycheck. Bring on the ecru fetishists!