"About Him" Lead Actor Brandon Karson Fired, Departs From Popular Web Series

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    All good points. Question: what is the line between "art" and "porn" for gay web series? I ask because a lot of award winning "mainstream" directors have made films in which the actors engage in real on camera sex, but critics don't consider movies like In The Realm of the Senses, Nymphomania, The Brown Bunny, Basie Moi, or Short Bus to be "porn". Sexuality and sex in cinema seems to be subjective in the Supreme Court "we know it when we see it" sense. I don't want to dismiss About Him or other series as porn just because there are graphic scenes.

    On one hand, the dumpster/frot scene made sense to me in the course of the story (cinema) but the marketing of that scene did play like porn ("pay extra, see actor dick!"). On the other hand, there are a quite a few movies that I can recall where the showing of male/female genitalia was essential to the film's structure (Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct manipulating the investigators by uncrossing her legs, or the Jewish male lead in the holocaust film Europa Europa trying to make his dick look uncircumcised to hide among among other males in the Nazi Youth).
     
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    I guess to me all of the stories started to lean towards: what can we do to either get our characters naked or having sex as soon as possible. That's what made it more like porn to me. Then you add the uncensored extended sex and masturbating scenes to the mix...To be honest, if the story, acting, writing and production quality was much better, I would even mind the explicit sex scenes.
     
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    This show was so bad it was good. Terrible but extremely watchable. Cringe worthy but unintentionally funny as hell. I admit I was turned on by some of the scenes but everyone on that show is replaceable. Ole dude got fired for some reason. If he wants to continue acting in the future, I hope he gets some training.
     
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    At the finale screening I attended, the producer said something along the lines of the lead dude not really enjoying the attention he was getting from the show and also being difficult as far as showing up to events. he said it in a pleasant way, but that's probably what was going on. And he was apparently uncomfortable doing the nude scenes which weren't planned until the one dude with the big hair pulled his dick out and then it went in that direction.
     
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    I hope no one really told him he was "too gay". Really?

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    I'm just here to say I'M BACK!
     
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    Damn--

    Well he was the main character so how could they even move forward with the show? Maybe they should just stop at Season 01 and focus on other projects. I actually did enjoy About Him, but it's hard for me to get through some of the other stuff. Too much emphasis on sex and not enough emphasis on proper casting and character development.
     
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    He left a while ago and now Rico Pruitt ('About Justin') has left the production company too. Also a dude named Rahim that played Kendall in 'About Him' has parted ways with the production company as well.

    Rico Pruitt (Justin) leaving signal23tv has ended production for 'About Justin' and now he says that some time this year he will drop a new project that he is working on.
     
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    Wow I never knew that he said these things! I do remember when his interview on a YouTube channel dropped that all his fans were upset because he was very feminine and that he was a "queen". The character he plays and his real self are total opposites. That is the essence of acting in some roles though.
     
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    I'm sure that other show with the pornstar and the stripper will come to a halt too.
     
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    Has this happened yet? No? Pity.
     
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