1 Mar 2022

The Elephant in the Bedroom | Episode 3: Race-Tinted Glasses

From The Elephant in the Bedroom, 5:00 am on 1 March 2022

As they reckon with their bias towards dating white people, hosts James & Chye-Ling look at representation and how this might influence their choices. Filipino media and the skin-whitening industry lead to conversations with Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman, OnlyFans content creator Demi Hunziker, and an expert in bias in the porn industry. Together, they examine how representation translates in the world of overt sexual media and harmful stereotypes in the porn industry. James & Chye-Ling are forced to confront how this impacts their personal love lives. They are presented with a new term that defines their investigation: “sexual racism."

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Fetishization and representation collide in the sex industry, as revealed by Māori-Samoan OnlyFans content creator and sex worker Demi Hunziker. How much does porn play a part in shaping our types?