Wednesday, September 02, 2009
FINALLY THE CONNECTION HAD BEEN MADE
I received this email from Ian Rock(Star of BlackBalled 6), His blog: http://iiaann.com/blog.php:
I first want to say, sincerely, "congratulations" to you on your GRABBYS this year and your career.
This is Ian Rock btw, one of the nominees for the subject of this post(Blatino Awards). I am honored to be nominated as the vote is fan based and I thank you for your words in congratulating myself and the other nominees.
I read your blog and I feel what you're saying alot of times. This time? I had to post.
There's been alot of dialogue this year about "race" in the gay porn industry and applied in many different ways. I don't make excuses Diesel, because I for one agree with everything you say on the subject, but those other African Americans who want to detract from you and pull you down I think are frustrated. They are frustrated with the fact that there are very few "yous" out there, I know excuse the made up word...and so, unfortunately, they vent at the wrong person and miss the issue completely.
So I want to say to all those who have tried to detract from the steps this man has made, "don't hate, celebrate" and use what he's done and the doors he's opened to your advantage. And if you're just as consumer of porn, email/contact the porn companies and let them know your feelings. Take that same negativity and aim in the right direction; the direction of those whose decision it is to only cast brothers of color, when the plot "deems" it or when they are being "hilighted".
I feel there's room in this business on the thug side and on the quote, unquote..major company's side. I just want the doors opened equally and the understanding of all that brothers have sex with all different races and creeds and in all different kinda nasty ways..but that's how it's supposed to be. Now, I just want to see that representation.
Again, had to post; enjoy your blog; do u as I'm sure u will continue to do and thank you for the acknowledgement!!
Alwayz kepn it xexi!!
This email meant alot to me.........
People think I have issues with the Thug companies and I don't!!!! I want all models to work!!! I have met other models in the Thug side of gay porn, partied and had fun with.
I would get email from Haters, saying all I do is party with the White boys.......I was White boy crazy!! Bah bah bah!! Nonsense after nonsense!!! What hurt the most???? People saying that I was a Sell out!!! and this was coming from my Own community!! Hundreds and Hundreds of emails!! I was pretty depressed that my own community didn't support Me and didn't see the Bigger picture!!! It was to get A Man of Color in Major Porn Companies movies and show that Men of Color can not only be entertaining, but a money maker, just like any other Hot Model out there.
People didn't see the progress I made(at least that is what I thought)I would go to events and other Black models would give me attitude(I guess they thought I was Sell out too)I just didn't understand... I don't give attitude to anybody unless they give it to me first....
I busted my Ass to prove my point.......
So to receive this email from another Performer esp an African American performer, who gives me props for my work....and understood what I was trying to achieve in this business.
It was Very Very emotional for me to read this email!!!!
Before I got into Porn I would see one or two African Americans that were Big names, Bobby Blake and Jack Simmons, others would come and go but wouldn't have that impact. Fast forward to 2006, the day I signed my Contract(Exclusive)I made it my mission to work as hard as I can. Come up with New things and positions just give 100% with everything I do in this business. It took some time, but I made my impact!!! Its 2009, while I wish there were more African Americans in the business, there is a large growing number coming into the Industry(I love it) There are two awards show now, showcasing the Best of the Best in Men of Color gay porn. These are Exciting times, change is here!!!
Anyway I have love for Thug Porn!!! I'm just not a Thug!!!but I do have thuggish ways!!!
Breion Diamond and Diesel Washington taken Rentboy Pool party 2007
Breion Diamond's(FlavaWorks) blog here: http://breiondiamond.com/
Tiger Tyson and Diesel Washington Gayvn 2008
Tiger Tyson's blog: http://tigertysonblog.com/
We are all starting to connect..................
Just think if we all combined our efforts, the Porn Industry would be forced to change!!! Too much money to be made....
Be Scared People!!
Posted by Diesel Washington at 11:40 PM