London, England – Aired on BBC-Three June 4, 2017, Queer Britain episode “Inside Britain’s Queer Porn Industry” interviewed UK cam sensation Cookie Cosmos, as she live-streamed her Chaturbate show to hundreds of viewers.
Queer Britain host Riyadh spoke intimately with Cosmos, discussing her sexual identity, the connection that camming allows a performer to create with the audience and her motivation in becoming a Chaturbate broadcaster.
“The reason I do cam porn is as a form of advocacy; people can talk to you and get an impression of your personality that is not possible in twenty minutes of videotaped sex,” says Cosmos. “I do not market myself as trans, I market myself as a woman who happens to have a penis. I avoid the terms that create conceptions based on porn marketing, which reduce people down to ‘penis and boobs’. I want to provide content that is fun, interesting and respectful.”
Riyadh responded emotionally to an interaction between Cosmos and a viewer that was considering transitioning, displaying the intimacy that can be created by the immediacy of live-streaming cam sites, regardless of the hundreds of people taking part in a typical chat session. “To have that one-to-one advocacy and help from someone who’s done that journey before you is . . . is incredible. She’s using her platform for good.”
“Inside Britain’s Queer Porn Industry”, the fifth episode in the six-part Queer Britain series, explores the relationship between titillation and validation in the world of queer porn, meeting the producers and performers bringing different sexuality and identities to the adult entertainment audience.
All six episodes of the Queer Britain series are available to view on YouTube, https://youtu.be/3RC-K3v54eU or through the official UK restricted site, http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p052q4hd/queer-britain-series-1-5-porn-idols.