If art is reactionary, and sex certainly causes a reaction, then is porn the most widely spread form of expressionism art in our modern world? Now with #ColbyDoesAmerica, Keller is taking his years blending these two forms of artistic expression into one, asking the question: can porn be art?
When Warren G first topped charts in 1994 with his inescapable hit "Regulate," featuring fellow West Coast rapper Nate Dogg, hip hop was no place for gays. In recent years, that has started to change... slowly.
Anyone who finds similarities between drunk women having sex with each other in dingy bathrooms and the spiritual quests of Catholic saints is bound to make a compelling interview and, more importantly, an artist worth watching. Gwen Shockey is that artist.
After spending time with Keller, I learned how thoughtful, intelligent, and affable he is. This man is definitely one to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if one day his bio changes from "Colby Keller, porn star" to "Colby Keller, art star."
Only the English seem incapable of acknowledging the brilliance of one of our own without trying to rummage about in his life for something innocent that can be twisted into an all-consuming fault. In fact, it sounds faintly homophobic, as though we still can't have a national treasure who was gay.
Pfluger has shot editorial work for Time, The New York Times Magazine, and too many other publications to name. He also has an impressive body of personal work. He uses his camera to explore his past and his relationships with men, including his father and potential hookups.
After a screening of my new film, Five Dances, at Philadelphia's QFest, a gay college student approached and asked if I'd be willing to give him some career advice over a cup of coffee. He wanted to know: Had being labeled a "gay filmmaker" hurt or helped my career?