Last year CockyBoys supremo Jake Jaxson teamed up with Chi Chi LaRue to create and co-direct a project together. Billboard Charts had just written a feature about LaRue recording a song with RuPaul, and they’d asked why there weren’t more porn/pop crossovers. LaRue said that the CockyBoys were basically porn’s answer to a boy band. “That’s when the lightbulb went off in my head, and One Erection was born!” says Jaxson.
The result was a music video, along with a single performed brilliantly by Levi Karter, Tayte Hanson, Kody Stewart, Liam Riley and Allen King. “From the start, these guys committed themselves to this crazy world, went above and beyond to work with me in creating these characters that truly go beyond paradigms of porn” says Jaxson.
According to Cosmopolitan, the gay porn stars have an increasing number of followers who are straight women in their 20s and 30s.
Part of the appeal of bands like 1D in the internet age are the fan theories that the members have secret gay romances with one another. One Direction’s female fans obsessively post GIFs of homoerotic glances between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson and write “Larry Stylinson” fan fiction. More and more young straight women are turning to gay male porn in general. According to newly released Pornhub statistics, 18- to 24-year-old women are 24 percent more likely to watch gay male porn than other age groups.