Alt Porn

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Alt porn tends to involve members of such subcultures as goths, punks, or ravers and is often produced by small and independent websites or filmmakers. It often features models with body modifications such as tattoos, piercings, or scarifications, or temporary modifications such as dyed hair.

The term indie porn is also sometimes used, though this term is more generally used as a synonym for independent pornography, regardless of affinity with any kind of alternative subculture. While pornography specifically oriented toward alternative culture did not arise until the 1990s, the work of Gregory Dark, David Aaron Clark, Michael Ninn, and Stephen Sayadian are seen by some as predecessors of alt porn. ‘The Cinema of Transgression’ of Richard Kern and Nick Zedd (as well as Kern’s later photographic work) can also be viewed as early examples of alt porn.

The first venue explicitly devoted to ‘subcultural erotica’ was ‘Blue Blood,’ a glossy magazine that began in 1992 and featured models with a goth or cyberpunk look. The biggest market for alt porn, however, has been on the Internet. Other than a few ephemeral personal websites, the earliest explicitly alt porn site was Blue Blood’s GothicSluts.com, established in early 1999.

This was followed shortly after by Raverporn.net (later renamed EroticBPM.com), and later followed by NakkidNerds. Supercult began in 2000, followed by SuicideGirls in late 2001, which has grown to become the most popular and financially lucrative alt porn site. The terms ‘alt porn’ was coined in the early 2000s in reference to SuicideGirls, RaverPorn, and similar sites; longer-standing projects, such as ‘Blue Blood,’ generally used terms such as ‘subcultural erotica.’

2 Comments to “Alt Porn”

  1. Please don’t waste our time, yours included, with this trash. Art is meant to awaken and uplift the human spirit.

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