A couple days ago, Hugh Hunter, a white adult performer spoke out against the GayVN Awards, declining his nomination in the process.
Fellow biracial adult star Sean Zevran applauds Hugh Hunter’s efforts and declines his nomination as well.
Sean Zevran is up for “Best Ethnic Scene (twice)”,”Performer Of The Year” “Fan Award: Favorite Body”, “Fan Favorite: Social Media Star”.
As for my personal opinion…
I think the whole award system is bullshit.
The awards are obviously fixed. It’s all porn politics. It’s all about how much you are willing to sell out. The whole “you scratch my ass, I’ll scratch yours”.
I mean let’s be real, NOBODY is checking for a certain “ethnic” studio but all of sudden they are one the only “urban” studio to score a nomination…Models have BEEN retired and scenes at least three years old but they manage to score nominations.
I went through this disappointment many moons ago myself, being nominated for four awards only to lose because “I wouldn’t play the game”. I don’t mind losing but I felt some type of way losing to an entertainment blogger, who doesn’t even cover the adult industry….I learned then that it’s just the game you have to play in this business.
This is why I am such an advocate for us creating our OWN space. Even with certain studios, as long they are run by white men, we don’t really stand a chance unless we are willing to play “their” game.
And don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of models on that list, who deserved to be nominated and should win. I don’t think they will ever play fair though. That is just the nature of the game.
I think models like Sean Zevran and Hugh Hunter are taking a huge risk speaking out against GayVN and porn politics in general. I expect more to speak up soon…