25 January 2011

Movie Review: College Boys Live

It wasn't until the end did I realize exactly what I was watching here. It's a documentary about a chat/porn site called College Boys Live. When the footage for the main part of the documentary was taken, it was 2001 or 2002. A whole house is wired with cameras and computers where young men live, prance about naked, have sex and perform drama. It would have been very easy to just do a soft porn under the guise of a documentary, but the filmmaker avoids that very well.

This reminds me this queen who made a lot of money off of iChat or iFriends or some similar named computer website where she would be paid like US$5 to US$10 a minute to chat and have cyber sex with paying guys. The transgender category is very popular internationally and she was able to afford to buy a million dollar home (with a mortgage) right on the beach. She would have these huge Sunday feasts for all her friends, etc.,. But then, after a year or two, she just totally burnt out and melted down. The 2000 or 2001 Cadillac Escalade was repossessed and she lost the house.

What struck me about this film is how totally oblivious the owner is about some very very fundamental aspects of his business although it becomes much more evident earlier on that he may not necessary have the management skills to successfully execute his business long-term. The end helps put it all in context: the relationship of capital and bodies in a postmodern, cyberworld.

6 comments:

  1. when i was in high school, the porn sites were all about voyeurism. i wonder what the fascination is with peeking in. :)

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  2. power (the power to peek in) and also the erotic nature of seeing the 'hidden' or 'forbidden' perhaps but without the risk of actually doing it.

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  3. Which if you think about it is the whole point of porn. lol

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  4. you did not just set me up in my own comments section. lol

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  5. uh-uh that's what you get when u mess with friedchikiniqua lol

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