For the first heterosexual male porn star of Asian descent in the West, Keni Styles's tumblr project shows the full frontal power of the face so as to increase the representations of diverse Asian and Asian American male sexualities online. In his new video Look, I'm Azn!, filmmaker and scholar Nguyen Tan Hoang gathers the ways in which Asian men use online gay cruising sites such as grindr to play with the visibility of their racial identity in relation to the sexual practices and partners they desire. This article explores how Asian/American men use the Internet to register one's racial visibility and the particularity of one's desires to explode their usual ascription as asexual, passive, and undesirable.
1 February 2016
Celine Parreñas Shimizu; Screening Shirtless AZN Men: The Full Frontal Power of Intimate Internet Industries. positions 1 February 2016; 24 (1): 231–252. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-3320125
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