It never fails, every year, some porn company whose hiring practices rival that of award winning racist Axel Braun, panders to the black performers with a bullshit press release. This years Biden is none other than Bellesa Films.
Bellesa sent out this PR:
Bellesa Plus launches BIPOC Creators Program.
People, and women in particular, have been craving content to which we can relate: storylines that feel authentic, characters with which we can empathize, and most importantly- sex that looks and feels real. No fake orgasms, no male gaze, no problematic storylines. As women, we want to see ourselves portrayed as we really are— as subjects of pleasure, not objects of conquest. A large part of that— of seeing ourselves reflected in this content— relies upon seeing people who look like us on the screen.
The unfortunate reality is that much of the adult content shot by studios with performers of color, even in 2021, is fetishized and problematic. This is the outdated reality of the adult industry.
But the content exists. And we want to highlight it. We want a lot more of it.
We are launching a program, starting today, that dedicates $20,000 each month to projects from BIPOC creators. With this budget, creators can do as they choose: they can hire other performers, bring in camera people, hire lighting, that’s entirely up to them. The goal of the BIPOC Creators Program is to empower creators of color to make the content they want to make, by equipping them with the resources needed to make it. We want to do this in a way that is most supportive to the creator, which is why this content will be co-owned by Bellesa and the creator themselves. Creators are welcome to also use this content on their personal platforms and monetize it however they’d like.
We want to bring more content that is representative of what our Bellesa community looks like into the world. We want to support and highlight the work of the amazing BIPOC creators in this industry and promote real representation on Bellesa, without the fetishization that runs rampant in mainstream porn.
No way, a whole 20k a month? 20k is probably 1/4 of a Bellesa DVD budget. And what are you getting for the 20K? Traffic to your website, partial ownership of the content, and African American creators pushing their social media traffic to a site that normally might not get that viewer.
This is the “I’m not racist, I have a black friend” thing.
Looking at Bellesa, you wouldn’t know black folks even existed:
That’s awfully white. Well maybe they used a lot of minority talent in the films.
Actor Count for 19 movies
9 (Demi Sutra)
8 (Scarlit Scandal)
8 (Oliver Davis)
8 (Scarlit Scandal)
9 (Avi Love)
8 (Jenna Foxx, Ana Foxxx)
8 (Ricky Johnson, Avi Love)
9 (Chanell Heart, Honey Gold, Isiah)
= 140 roles cast, 13 roles were black people
Yes, Bellesa cast 140 roles, and gave 13 “black” roles, to 9 people. But Blacked is the racist one? Shut the fuck up with that shit.
Basically what Bellesa is saying, is that black folks are good enough for page 2, but not cover material.
And I don’t want to hear shit about looks, Harley Dean & Scarlit Scandal should be walking down runways in Paris, and I don’t even see a Harley type on any Bellesa hire list.
The worst part of this bullshit, is people fell for it….