The porn industry is very segregated by race, with sites treating black-on-white sex especially as taboo. Here’s why it’s time to break down the barriers and ditch the ‘interracial’ genre.
From booking talent for scenes to performing and delivering content to fans, Rico Shades is a webmaster, producer/director, and performer familiar with each aspect of production. “The bigger issue is with agents, there are still some agents—and hopefully the number is diminishing, but until the number is zero, that’s still too many for me—that will inform girls that interracial hurts their career. Now for the life of me, I don’t understand that,” says Shades. “Historically, if you look back over the last five to ten years, a large range of the girls that were very popular did interracial scenes—that’s not hyperbole, that’s the reality. At the end of the day, everyone from Sasha Grey to Lisa Ann, I don’t think anyone can question the level of their success in this business, and they have done plenty of interracial scenes. Plenty.”