ROLE, CLASS AND ‘RACE’ PLAY IN GAY ETHNIC PORNOGRAPHY:

German-Turkish porn movies produced in Turkey.


Saturday, 23.04
19h - Cinema Nova
︎Conference

by Emre Busse
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Free event,  you can reserve here.
(but we will be accepting donations for LGBTQI+ in Ukraine at the entrance)

Pornography is a highly expedient, effective as well as affecting, cultural practice to consider the phenomena of post-national identities in Europe today. Nowhere is this more evident than in what Cervulle and Roberts have termed gay ethnic pornography: “a term widely used in French gay sexual culture to designate the particular genre of porn involving non-white men.” As part of this phenomenon French, German, Czech, and Swedish pornographic film production companies contributed to this genre with numerous films that have been produced in Europe and S.W.A.N.A. regions. Pioneering examples of French gay ethnic pornography inspired other Western European and US-based filmmakers and porn film companies to focus on the sub-genre of gay ethnic pornography. Following France, two pornographic film production companies based in Germany produced the examples of gay ethnic pornography between Turkey and Germany. As to date, there has been no systematic study of the gay ethnic pornography produced in Turkey. My research will argue that this cross-cultural exchange in Germany has been a central element in shaping the representation of gay ‘other’ in the last 30 years. To this end, this lecture will engage in both archival and critical analysis of these productions.

About the author



Born in Istanbul, Turkey, and based in Berlin, Germany. Emre Busse completed his master’s degree in the Fine Arts Faculty of Bauhaus University - Weimar in 2015. In March 2017, he co-curated the exhibition called ‘soft g -queer forms migrate’ in Schwules Museum* Berlin (LGBTQ+ History Museum of Berlin) with the support of the Berliner Senate. Emre co-directed numerous pornographic documentary films, such as ‘Landlords - The Economics of SM Apartments in Berlin’ and ‘Hyper Masculinity on the Dancefloor’ in collaboration with the Pornceptual collective. Emre Busse is currently working on his Ph.D. at the Freie University Berlin, focusing on gay ethnic pornography in post-colonial Europe for which he was awarded a prestigious doctoral fellowship from Hans-Böckler-Stiftung. Emre Busse is currently participating in artist-in-residence program of Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.





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