An illustration of how straight porn often caters to an assumed male audience. With commentary by Doge and bonus sound effects. Note: This version has been altered to a large extent and doesn't really reflect the original film. Please visit my filmmaker site Indigo Lush to see the film as I intended it to be seen.
The original video discusses and critiques adult material, using censored examples (and ridiculous noises). This film ultimately has a serious purpose: it aims to draw attention to the tropes and cliches within mainstream pornography that sideline women's experiences and viewpoints.
The 8 ways porn reproduces the male gaze:
1. The headless dick - the man is cut out of the frame
2. It's all about her body
3. Always male POV
4. Oral = blowjob
5. Male orgasm is the goal
6. Tits sell = mainly women on boxcovers
7. Your cock: language speaks to an assumed male viewer
8. Male fantasy gets priority
The predominance of the male gaze in porn is one of the reasons many women don't like it.
It's also why people seek out "porn for women" - porn that DOESN'T include these things. "Porn for women" doesn't have to mean porn for all women. It just means porn that doesn't exclude women as an audience. It's not a perfect label but until porn has a more diverse array of perspectives and filming methods, it will keep popping up.
A PSA from Ms. Naughty