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Occupy Oakland gets its own porn, officially joining the cultural mainstream

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Occupy My Throat

Because what major movie, politician, public figure or movement doesn't have a porn in its honor? (Okay, so I'm unaware of a Rosa Parks porn, but I can already think of two or three amazing titles for one.) How big of a gap was there between when everyone realized Sarah Palin was here to stay and the release of Nailin' Palin? Not big. How long after the release of Tiger's Wood did we realize the image of America's favorite sports star was permanently tarnished? But a short while! Which is why as a supporter of the movement, this is a welcome development. 

The Occupy porn takes place in Occupy Oakland, a strong candidate for the movement's epicenter (and a place where it's still warm enough to hang out in tents.) And the film fits with the movement's spirit: it's not some glossy, polished Hustler production; it's a Dogma-95 style cinema verite affair: filmed by amateurs on hand-held cams. And obviously, it's a gay porn, since heterosexuality conforms to like, binaries and shit. In the grand tradition of porn-title-puns, it's called Occupy My Throat. (I would have lobbied for "Occupy Ball Street" but I wasn't asked.)

The movie was made by Dirty Boy productions, a New York-based porn studio, but filmed on location in Oakland. I'm not going to link to the site where the video's posted (because really is porn), but I would like to share what is perhaps the most adorably earnest tag-line I've ever seen on an adult film: 

We at Dirty Boy Video believe in free expression, challenging the status quo, and standing up to inequality and injustice. With all the appalling footage of police brutality, surely our video of two people actually being nice to each other should offend no one!

And in a way, those two messed up kids with nothing but a handy-cam, some youthful libidos, vague but legitimate rage at big banks, and their love might just be the best chance we've got.