My gay art-porn debut

I was a 20-something journalist looking for a new challenge. Who knew it would be on-camera sex?

By Peter Knegt
Published June 23, 2012 2:00AM (EDT)
Jesse Metzger (r.) in "I Want Your Love." The author is not pictured in this promotional still, which tends to happen when you only have 10 or 12 lines.
Jesse Metzger (r.) in "I Want Your Love." The author is not pictured in this promotional still, which tends to happen when you only have 10 or 12 lines.

Before I decided to have sex in a gay art-porn film, I felt it was best to run it past my mother. We’re pretty open with each other, and I didn’t want her to think I’d made the decision behind her back.

“All right,” she said when I told her. “Why do you want to do it?”

The answer was complicated. The whole situation had started when a friend emailed me a link to an NSFW short film making the rounds on the Internet. He described it as “hipster guys talking and having sex with each other” -- but awesome. Amazin...

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Peter Knegt

Peter Knegt is Montreal-based author and journalist. He currently works as the Senior Editor at Indiewire.com. The film described in this story -- Travis Mathews' "I Want Your Love" -- is screening at both Los Angeles' Outfest and New York's Newfest this July.

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