At a yet more physical level it is also 20 years since I enrolled as a PhD admirer, researching the iconography of gay porn, funded by the British Arts and gay0Day Humanities Explore Board and inspired before the earn a living of scholars such as Waugh and Dyer (1985, 2002). This was the thrust at which my academic rush becomingly began and a probing trajectory was plotted that has led to the hand-out, this year, of my own monograph, Gay Obscenity: Representations of Sexuality and Masculinity (Mercer 2016). Porn matters as a cultural spectacle, and it first matters to gay men. It mattered in the 1960s when Joe Dallesandro appeared nude in the pages of After Clear, it mattered in the 1980s enough for Waugh to provoke a case destined for its analysis, it mattered in the 1990s in the mid-point of the AIDS disaster and it matters now.4 years ago