How has "Blacked.com" influenced mainstream TV programming's acceptance of IR sex?
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It has come to my attention that a number of mainstream entertainment mediums has taken notice of the commercial success of "Blacked.com" since its launch in the spring of 2014 and if not publicly then privately, are allowing their staffs to follow the money lol:

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I may have stumbled upon my new favorite show of the new Fall lineup . . . multiple teen IR opportunities abound and healthy hot-blooded white girls are looking at masculine black boys with a glint of sinful assertiveness in their feminine eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=KR4IOeJ-ye0

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I have to believe that the mainstream TV producers have taken note of the unprecedented commercial success that Blacked.com is having with the 18-35 year old audience and so shows like these featuring IR couples have been greenlit by old-school producers who prior to 2014 would have rolled their eyes at the very notion of promoting Interracial based romances as part of their prime time programming line up:

Legacies

All American

A Good Place

Midnight Texas

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Pine Gap

Sacred Lies (Facebook Watch)

God Friended Me

New Amsterdam

One Dollar

Cloak & Dagger (eventually)

The Innocents (Netflix)

Fortitude (British Sky Vision)

Candy Jar (Netflix)

Doomsday (Amazon Prime)

Bulletproof

Greenhouse Academy (Netflix)

Dynasty

Stranger Things (Netflix)
 

Interracial love & lust has NEVER been more prevalent than on the CW's new hit show "Legacies" which airs each Thursday night at 9:00 pm.  I've been watching TV since the Regan 80's began and to have so many strong Black young men on a show getting all these pretty little white girls attention & affection is UNPRECEDENTED Big Grin .  I have to believe that looks like this : [Image: 02b92d74d3ffc8e5bd5bc285563101a5.jpg] have made an impression of deciding to shoot girls like this: [Image: LGC1_HOPE_0003r.jpg] and see how much value there really is in the IR prep school genre for example.  What do you guys think??
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One of the few pros of forced diversity.
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I'm used to seeing some BM/WF couples here and there, but only in addition to vanilla stuff, and I'm almost 100% positive that one of them ALWAYS dies or they at least break up (like in Marvel's Runaways). Honestly, I'm more interested in what their character arcs are going to be; some of the general plots and archetypes revolving BM are very tired.
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(12-05-2018, 01:41 PM)Spops53190 Wrote: I'm used to seeing some BM/WF couples here and there, but only in addition to vanilla stuff, and I'm almost 100% positive that one of them ALWAYS dies or they at least break up (like in Marvel's Runaways). Honestly, I'm more interested in what their character arcs are going to be; some of the general plots and archetypes revolving BM are very tired.

This is true. One of the frustrating things about The Walking Dead series were all the BM/OF relationships that either were horribly written so that they bullshittely disintegrated or were rewritten outright in favor of WM/BF, WF/WF, etc in order to appease other demographics and not anger certain race gender combinations.
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LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.
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(12-05-2018, 02:14 PM)bakajin Wrote: LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.

I agree with a lot of your post, like your points in the last paragraph, but since you mentioned The Walking Dead, my suspicions were correct when I was reading it and you clearly are diluting and muddying the waters when you include WM IR and non-BM IR. BM/WF IR has always been the big elephant in the room. White males have always been the ones who dominate this country, so acting like they would be against having IR relationships pertaining to them and other women is bizarre to me. I believe there was a thread here talking about Zoe Saldana and Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But then you see the new Star Wars movies and there was a big uproar.
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(12-05-2018, 02:33 PM)whiteisright4bbc Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 02:14 PM)bakajin Wrote: LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.

I agree with a lot of your post, like your points in the last paragraph, but since you mentioned The Walking Dead, my suspicions were correct when I was reading it and you clearly are diluting and muddying the waters when you include WM IR and non-BM IR. BM/WF IR has always been the big elephant in the room. White males have always been the ones who dominate this country, so acting like they would be against having IR relationships pertaining to them and other women is bizarre to me. I believe there was a thread here talking about Zoe Saldana and Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But then you see the new Star Wars movies and there was a big uproar.

Erh, The Walking Dead has featured BM/WF, BM/LF couples, so not sure what you mean. They have had a tendency to kill off one of the pair as soon as they hook up, though, lol.

As I was going through my thoughts, I considered all the shows that had WM/BF couples. There were a good number in the 00s, most of the women were mixed and most of the shows were sci-fi. I purposely left those shows out. I wasn't thinking of those shows. Anything featuring Taye Diggs (who was on TV a lot between mid-90s and now), well, you're going to have an IR couple up in there, LOL.

I think I may have commented in the thread you're talking about, but if not, I'll make this point: These shows are run by WM mostly. WM make the casting decisions. They approve or not. Not surprising that many WM/Mixed female couples appeared. They cast whom they are attracted to, even though they may so do under the cover of "color blind" casting.
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(12-05-2018, 03:54 PM)bakajin Wrote: featured WM/
(12-05-2018, 02:33 PM)whiteisright4bbc Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 02:14 PM)bakajin Wrote: LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.

I agree with a lot of your post, like your points in the last paragraph, but since you mentioned The Walking Dead, my suspicions were correct when I was reading it and you clearly are diluting and muddying the waters when you include WM IR and non-BM IR. BM/WF IR has always been the big elephant in the room. White males have always been the ones who dominate this country, so acting like they would be against having IR relationships pertaining to them and other women is bizarre to me. I believe there was a thread here talking about Zoe Saldana and Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But then you see the new Star Wars movies and there was a big uproar.

Erh, The Walking Dead has featured BM/WF, BM/LF couples, so not sure what you mean. They have had a tendency to kill off one of the pair as soon as they hook up, though, lol.

As I was going through my thoughts, I considered all the shows that had WM/BF couples. There were a good number in the 00s, most of the women were mixed and most of the shows were sci-fi. I purposely left those shows out. I wasn't thinking of those shows. Anything featuring Taye Diggs (who was on TV a lot between mid-90s and now), well, you're going to have an IR couple up in there, LOL.

I think I may have commented in the thread you're talking about, but if not, I'll make this point: These shows are run by WM mostly. WM make the casting decisions. They approve or not. Not surprising that many WM/Mixed female couples appeared. They cast whom they are attracted to, even though they may so do under the cover of "color blind" casting.

Pfft, BM/OF couples get REKT in Walking Dead.  Usually shows just kill off the BM, sometimes the female, but Walking Dead EVISCERATES both of them most of the time.  

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It was such an affront to nature itself to even suggest Noah and Beth might become a thing, they had to kill off Beth in a super senseless way, then kill off Noah in one of the most gruesome ways possible just for good measure. 
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(12-05-2018, 04:58 PM)Spops53190 Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 03:54 PM)bakajin Wrote: featured WM/
(12-05-2018, 02:33 PM)whiteisright4bbc Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 02:14 PM)bakajin Wrote: LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.

I agree with a lot of your post, like your points in the last paragraph, but since you mentioned The Walking Dead, my suspicions were correct when I was reading it and you clearly are diluting and muddying the waters when you include WM IR and non-BM IR. BM/WF IR has always been the big elephant in the room. White males have always been the ones who dominate this country, so acting like they would be against having IR relationships pertaining to them and other women is bizarre to me. I believe there was a thread here talking about Zoe Saldana and Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But then you see the new Star Wars movies and there was a big uproar.

Erh, The Walking Dead has featured BM/WF, BM/LF couples, so not sure what you mean. They have had a tendency to kill off one of the pair as soon as they hook up, though, lol.

As I was going through my thoughts, I considered all the shows that had WM/BF couples. There were a good number in the 00s, most of the women were mixed and most of the shows were sci-fi. I purposely left those shows out. I wasn't thinking of those shows. Anything featuring Taye Diggs (who was on TV a lot between mid-90s and now), well, you're going to have an IR couple up in there, LOL.

I think I may have commented in the thread you're talking about, but if not, I'll make this point: These shows are run by WM mostly. WM make the casting decisions. They approve or not. Not surprising that many WM/Mixed female couples appeared. They cast whom they are attracted to, even though they may so do under the cover of "color blind" casting.

Pfft, BM/OF couples get REKT in Walking Dead.  Usually shows just kill off the BM, sometimes the female, but Walking Dead EVISCERATES both of them most of the time.  

SPOILER
It was such an affront to nature itself to even suggest Noah and Beth might become a thing, they had to kill off Beth in a super senseless way, then kill off Noah in one of the most gruesome ways possible just for good measure. 

Yeah, his Walking Dead reference was crazy. They even wrote some of the BM/WF pairings in the comics out of the show like WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Tyrese and Carol or Heath and Denise. Hell, they even wrote out the few BM/BF pairings out of the show that were in the comics like Tyrese and Michonne or Morgan and Michonne in favor of BF/WM ones that weren't even in the damn comic like Rick and Michonne or Abraham and Sasha. Don't even get me started on the spinoff and how they killed off the only BM/WF couple within the first few episodes while simultaneously killing off almost all of the BM in general you saw every episode and then turn around and make the only cool, non-killed off BM ghey af. Add to that the fact they instantly MERKED the only BM/OF (Native American, btw, not Latina) on the original series in literally the first, what was it? 1-2 episodes of that season where you find out they hooked up, and yeah, I'd say The Walking Dead is about as poor of an example as one can give for BM IR couples in tv/mainstream media.
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(12-05-2018, 08:54 PM)whiteisright4bbc Wrote:
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(12-05-2018, 03:54 PM)bakajin Wrote: featured WM/
(12-05-2018, 02:33 PM)whiteisright4bbc Wrote:
(12-05-2018, 02:14 PM)bakajin Wrote: LOL. Neither Blacked nor porn has anything to do with "mainstream" acceptance of IR depictions in mainstream entertainment. Porn has always been trailing the larger society vis-a-vis IR. In the 80s, you only had a handful of Black male performers but they generally worked with everyone until Vivid and their attempt to take porn "mainstream."

I'd give 90s institutions like MTV much more credit than I would porn. They put "threatening" Black male figures into the living rooms of middle America every day. White parents couldn't control it. Those 80s and 90s kids are now making decisions in network television. They were doing "color blind" casting in the late 90s, so they'd kind of drop in a Black male or Black female character into these shows with the option for a relationship to develop between characters but they rarely bothered to address racial issues.

I don't watch a lot of TV shows so after taking a look at IR relationships in TV for a project I worked on, I was surprised, I'd missed a lot since Ally McBeal. It's kind of odd that now some shows are actually making race a topic when these relationships appear -- even if only tangentally. I think it is because of the current "woke" political climate. But prior to 2014, there were a substantial number of IR couples in the 00s.

There are more venues for shows now with streaming so 1) more opportunities for IR relationships to appear 2) less money on the line because of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu bankrolling these shows with near unlimited resources, so less reason to be risk averse 3) showrunners are much younger 4) diversity is a good promotion point for streaming broadcasts

Also, OP left a couple of big ones off the list, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead shows and Castle Rock.

I agree with a lot of your post, like your points in the last paragraph, but since you mentioned The Walking Dead, my suspicions were correct when I was reading it and you clearly are diluting and muddying the waters when you include WM IR and non-BM IR. BM/WF IR has always been the big elephant in the room. White males have always been the ones who dominate this country, so acting like they would be against having IR relationships pertaining to them and other women is bizarre to me. I believe there was a thread here talking about Zoe Saldana and Avatar, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. But then you see the new Star Wars movies and there was a big uproar.

Erh, The Walking Dead has featured BM/WF, BM/LF couples, so not sure what you mean. They have had a tendency to kill off one of the pair as soon as they hook up, though, lol.

As I was going through my thoughts, I considered all the shows that had WM/BF couples. There were a good number in the 00s, most of the women were mixed and most of the shows were sci-fi. I purposely left those shows out. I wasn't thinking of those shows. Anything featuring Taye Diggs (who was on TV a lot between mid-90s and now), well, you're going to have an IR couple up in there, LOL.

I think I may have commented in the thread you're talking about, but if not, I'll make this point: These shows are run by WM mostly. WM make the casting decisions. They approve or not. Not surprising that many WM/Mixed female couples appeared. They cast whom they are attracted to, even though they may so do under the cover of "color blind" casting.

Pfft, BM/OF couples get REKT in Walking Dead.  Usually shows just kill off the BM, sometimes the female, but Walking Dead EVISCERATES both of them most of the time.  

SPOILER
It was such an affront to nature itself to even suggest Noah and Beth might become a thing, they had to kill off Beth in a super senseless way, then kill off Noah in one of the most gruesome ways possible just for good measure. 

Yeah, his Walking Dead reference was crazy. They even wrote some of the BM/WF pairings in the comics out of the show like WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Tyrese and Carol or Heath and Denise. Hell, they even wrote out the few BM/BF pairings out of the show that were in the comics like Tyrese and Michonne or Morgan and Michonne in favor of BF/WM ones that weren't even in the damn comic like Rick and Michonne or Abraham and Sasha. Don't even get me started on the spinoff and how they killed off the only BM/WF couple within the first few episodes while simultaneously killing off almost all of the BM in general you saw every episode and then turn around and make the only cool, non-killed off BM ghey af. Add to that the fact they instantly MERKED the only BM/OF (Native American, btw, not Latina) on the original series in literally the first, what was it? 1-2 episodes of that season where you find out they hooked up, and yeah, I'd say The Walking Dead is about as poor of an example as one can give for BM IR couples in tv/mainstream media.

Given the circumstanced in the story, "Hysterical coupling" was rampant in The Walking Dead comic, and IR relationships were just as common as same race relationships.  While the show did edit out a lot of the sex in the comics, they made a strong effort to write out the IR sex.  

I feel like Blacked.com is the new face of Porn.
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