Porn 2.0 Utopias – Authenticity and Gay Masculinities on Cam4

  • Patrick Henze Humboldt University, Berlin


The article discusses how the pornographicdesire for authenticity is realised on porn 2.0 websites like Cam4. Againstthis background the analysis focuses on gay masculinities and theirrepresentational politics within gay mainstream pornography. Gaying, asthe tradition of staging a utopian gay world without discrimination, as well asporning, the possible transformations of gay subjectivities throughporn, are presented as central concepts of gay pornography. The author connectsrecent developments of online pornography with analytical approaches of LindaWilliams' Porn Studies and locates porn 2.0 in the trajectory of gaypornography.

Author Biography

Patrick Henze, Humboldt University, Berlin
August 8, 2013
How to Cite
Henze, P. (2013). Porn 2.0 Utopias – Authenticity and Gay Masculinities on Cam4. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 6(1).