April 29, 2006

Sex in the news

An update on the ActiveDuty.com armed forces performances discussed earlier.
Several soldiers have been punished by the authorities:
"Seven men had been charged with violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice for the crime of sodomy and engaging in sexual conduct on a pornographic website: Spec. Richard T. Ashley; Pfc. Wesley K. Mitten; and Pvt. Kagen B. Mullen, all from 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Along with charges of sodomy, and accepting payment to have sex on camera, Mullen was also charged with the crime of adultery."
Did his wife complain?
"Aside from loss of pay, extra duty and other restrictions, the men will also likely be separated from the armed forces."
Ashley was sentenced to 90 days in prison.
The news report gives an interesting insight into the workings of an "amateur", "straight", "gay-for-pay" porno operation:
"The videos on Active Duty generally involves one or a group of military men that engage in solo or mutual, masturbation, along with homosexual oral and anal sex. During each film there is often a degree of conversation and male bravado from the men, although it is unclear how much of the dialogue is scripted. The dialogue with men engaging in solo masturbation often involves a discussion of their first "experimental" homosexual encounters.
[Website owner] Mr Flamingo can often be heard speaking to the men, who often seem to think of him as a friend and it is assumed that he is the one operating the camera, although some of the men have been seen operating the camera as well."
Sounds like Mr Flamingo is a first rate director who makes his actors comfortable and at ease in their roles.
"Mr Flamingo has not been seen in any of the films, although his hand has appeared once or twice, suggesting that he is a white man, overweight, from the American South and in his forties or fifties."
The boys obviously need and enjoy having a father figure there to hold various parts of their anatomy while going through their motions.
"Unlike a lot of such amateur sites, the men do not show the usual nervousness, and gay for pay attitude that the other sites do. The atmosphere is usually playful, and friendly."
Unlike the atmosphere on professional sites such as Fort Bragg.
"It appears that the location of the films is in Mr. Flamingo's place of residence, although this is never stated in the films. Locations for the films range from a residential bedroom, bathroom, and a living room."
Obviously, Mr Flamingo's Hollywoodland is a home away from home where a boy can stretch out and relax, and a happy refuge from those cold, dank barracks.
"Members can view a range of video clips and pictures of the videos for sale on the website. The video formats are VHS, and more recently DVD. Non-members were originally able to access many portions of the website, including overviews of each video with nude and pornographic images.
While none of the men faces are disguised, most of the men deny that they are homosexual or bisexual, thus the tone of the films is 'gay for pay'."
Well, wasn't that the whole raison d'etre of the site?: to charge queers good cash to watch America's finest pulling their puds. Watching sissy boys do that is much more boring, you can only take in so much chickenhawk wanking on Fox TV.
At least Mr Flamingo delivered what he promised.

UPDATE: Mark Simpson published an account of his visit to the ActiveDuty.com studios in a 'gay-vague' magazine "Details" (not online but a summary here)
Towleroad has the pictorial evidence (NSFW)

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