Thoughts on sex and ballet by Russell Smith in The Globe and Mail.
Take a look at video of the recently dismissed Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer Jeppe Hansen as he practises his steps and does the splits, in his bulbous leotard, every muscle engorged. It’s pretty much porn right there. But the poor guy was fired for making a little extra money on the side by starring in some explicit videos. Apparently sex is incompatible with such a purely cerebral activity as dancing.
Then take a look at some of his porn, made by a high-end production company called CockyBoys (okay, try to ignore the name). It’s all extremely pretty boys in romantic couplings in lush rooms. They stand in windows, giving each other moody looks, as the gauzy curtains billow in afternoon light. It’s inescapably … balletic.