Brandon Lee (pornographic actor)

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Brandon Lee
Born Michael Hernandez
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
No. of adult films 21 (9 nonpornographic)

Brandon Lee (born May 16, 1979), is an Asian American gay pornographic film actor of Chinese Filipino descent.[1] He is regarded as the first gay Asian porn star and arguably the most popular Asian pornographic actor in contemporary gay male culture.[2][3]

Pornography career[edit]

Lee started in the industry in 1997 at the age of 18. Legend has it that he was discovered delivering Chinese food to a pornography shoot but he was discovered by pornographic director, Chi Chi Larue at a bathhouse.[1][4] His first movies were under Catalina Video for the Asian niche market but he crossed over into the mainstream gay pornography by 1998. He worked as a popular top which is unusual for an Asian actor in gay pornography.[1]

An analysis of Lee's work, and his place in the gay pornography industry, written by Nguyen Tan Hoang, appeared in the book Porn Studies (Linda Williams, Duke University Press). According to Richard Fung, Asian men are usually portrayed asexually in culture, and Nguyen argues that Lee's position in gay pornography challenges these stereotypes. The essay is entitled "The Resurrection of Brandon Lee: The Making of a Gay Asian-American Porn Star."[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Linda Williams (2004). Porn studies. Duke University Press. p. 223 ff. ISBN 978-0-8223-3312-8. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Kendall, Christopher; Wayne Martino (2006). Gendered outcasts and sexual outlaws: sexual oppression and gender hierarchies in queer men's lives. Psychology Press. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-56023-501-9. 
  3. ^ Lehman, Peter (2006). Pornography: film and culture. Rutgers University Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-8135-3871-6. 
  4. ^ Lauren Smiley (2010-12-08). "Brandon Lee, S.F.'s Porn Star Chef". SF Weekly. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 

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