Flex-Deon Blake

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Flex-Deon Blake
Flex-Deon Blake.jpg
Born(1962-04-25) April 25, 1962 (age 50)
Miami, Florida
EthnicityAfrican-American
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)[1]
No. of adult films42
 
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Flex-Deon Blake
Flex-Deon Blake.jpg
Born(1962-04-25) April 25, 1962 (age 50)
Miami, Florida
EthnicityAfrican-American
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)[1]
No. of adult films42

Flex-Deon Blake (born April 25, 1962 in Miami, Florida) is the stage name of an African-American gay pornographic actor who has appeared in pornographic films, magazines, and on websites. He starred in several bareback productions, including the controversial film Niggas' Revenge. In 2004, he was inducted into the Grabby Awards “Wall of Fame.”[2]

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Early life and education

Blake joined the US Air Force after high school, serving for 13 years until he was honorably discharged in 1992. He then pursued a degree in piano at Florida A&M University, before finding employment as a correctional officer.[3]

Porn career

According to the Internet Movie Database, between 1995 and 2005 Flex-Deon Blake appeared in 42 gay pornographic films.[4] This list includes mainstream productions such as Bacchus’s Black Workout 10 as well as more controversial movies, such as SX Video’s Barebacking with Jeff Palmer, vol. 3, in which Blake co-starred with the well-known gay performer Jeff Palmer.[5] In 2001, Blake appeared in Dick Wadd’s film Niggas' Revenge, which the Dick Wadd website describes as “a film so controversial that many stores won’t carry it.’’[6] Niggas' Revenge enacts the rape and sexual humiliation of a group of neo-Nazi skinheads by three African-American brothers whose rage the neo-Nazis provoked by their racist actions. This film, and Flex-Deon Blake’s role in it, have recently become the subject of academic discussion.

Flex-Deon Blake as a Subject of Gay Studies

In his book, Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking, Tim Dean, a professor at the University at Buffalo, treats Niggas' Revenge in detail because of the way in which it fetishizes the simultaneous transgression of a number of taboos, all in order, Dean argues, to “conjure the transgressive charge of unprotected anal sex among gay men.”[7] The representation of interracial sex, rape, violence, and incest (between Chris Blake and Bobby Blake) is enhanced by what Dean calls Flex-Deon Blake’s “phallicized” appearance:

[The African-American performers] are heavily pierced and tattooed, especially Flex-Deon Blake, who, in addition to pierced ears, eyebrow, nipples, and navel, sports a formidable Prince Albert through the head of his penis. The thick silver hoops that adorn his body are complemented by the chain-link harness that he dons for the sex scenes, along with black leather boots … [8]

Personal life

Flex-Deon Blake (right) with Bobby Blake in a photoshoot for Black Inches magazine (Photo: Ken Kavanagh).

In his personal life, Flex-Deon Blake was the long-term partner of Bobby Blake, another well-known black gay pornographic actor. It was Bobby Blake who, by referring Flex-Deon to the producer Edward James, introduced his partner to the adult industry.[9] Bobby Blake has told the story of their relationship in his book, My Life in Porn.[10] More recently, Flex-Deon Blake, in rediscovering his Christian roots, has founded the Dallas-based ministry “BrothasNDaSpirit.” The ministry’s website describes its purpose in these terms: “to help Gay, Straight, Bisexual, or Sexually Confused Christian men and women reconcile their spirituality with their sexual orientation.” [11]

See also

References

  1. ^ The vital stats reflect data published in Owen Keehnen, More Starz (Herndon, Va.: STARbooks Press, 2007), 90–2, at 91.
  2. ^ See List of Grabby recipients.
  3. ^ See the autobiographical account on his website, www.flexdeonblake.com.
  4. ^ See Internet Movie Database.
  5. ^ See SX Video website.
  6. ^ Dick Wadd Fetish website.
  7. ^ Tim Dean, Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2009), 157.
  8. ^ Tim Dean, Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2009), 156.
  9. ^ See Owen Keehnen, More Starz, 90–2, esp. 90.
  10. ^ See Bobby Blake with John R. Gordon, My Life in Porn: The Bobby Blake Story (Philadelphia: Running Press, 2008).
  11. ^ BrothasNDaSpirit website.

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