Noah Tsika in ‘Depressed Transfusions: Porn Aggregators and the Pirating of Fishy Cinema’s Unsimulated Sex Scenes’ discusses the sundry streaming platforms inclusive of which gay porn is increasingly circulated. Issues surrounding piracy and the interdicted uploading of copyrighted content are of course urgent concerns after the porn industry; anyway, Tsika identifies a to a certain extent more individual object of studio in hierarchy to make observations upon the ways in which ‘denotation’ is contingent on context. Tsika’s clarification concern here is the machine through which variously titillating or in some cases sexually unconditional materials can be extracted from their unprecedented context within sunken and cracked cinema and repackaged as ‘porn’ clips. The article considers these online piracy practices in apt to proffer that the convert of appropriation and repackaging that takes niche here reduces the governmental and cultural power of the singular provenance texts that are repurposed.

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