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Soft White Underbelly

These videos are pretty wild and disturbing. Has this been discussed here before?

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by Anonymousreply 63November 29, 2023 8:19 AM



by Anonymousreply 1November 8, 2023 12:40 PM

[quote]Has this been discussed here before?

So many times, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2November 8, 2023 12:45 PM

What’s the story with the photographer who runs it? I came across these videos last night when I could not sleep and now a can’t for the rest of the week.

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by Anonymousreply 3November 8, 2023 12:49 PM

Oops should have done a search.

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by Anonymousreply 4November 8, 2023 12:54 PM

Sugar baby is a thing?

by Anonymousreply 5November 9, 2023 2:21 AM

This new interview is suspect to me. Polish guy who said his family moved to US when he was two years old. If so, why does he have such a strong accent. I've interacted with many Poles in NYC and their accents when speaking English never sounded like this. He sounds to me like has an Israeli (aka Hebrew) accent.

Also, I'm also quite suspicious of any male claiming to be a gigolo exclusively with female clients. I'm not saying it's impossible but very unlikely. Usually they are forced to see male clients too since there aren't enough females out there willing to pay for sex with a male.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 13, 2023 2:25 AM

Sugar Baby is a truly deluded fuck up.

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by Anonymousreply 7November 13, 2023 2:34 AM

I found the SWU videos last year and for a number of days I was just sucked into them.

I eventually came to my senses; realized I was feeding on tragic lives; confessed my sins and gave them up.

by Anonymousreply 8November 13, 2023 2:37 AM

R7 is frightening.

by Anonymousreply 9November 16, 2023 2:45 AM

R6 He came to the states when he was 11. He said his mom took off when he was 2 but he was still in Poland where he was raised by his Baba and aunt.

IMHO he looks Polish, and sounds like a lot of Slavs who move to NYC. He was probably in Greenpoint or other parts of Brooklyn that have many Polish stores and restaurants. He mentions NJ too, where there is a large Pole scene.

by Anonymousreply 10November 16, 2023 3:55 AM

R6 interjects the age old, hotly contested DL topic of male escorts with a strictly female clientele.

by Anonymousreply 11November 16, 2023 5:01 AM

New Soft White Underbelly, FTM sex worker Haskell. Munchkin sounding voice (check), facial hair (check), hypersexuality (check)

"I love to be a slut and be paid for it."

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by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 4:26 PM

Haskell having sex with two cis gender males-

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by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 4:28 PM

Get me a re-write on that dialogue. Oy vey!

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 4:41 PM

Had a binge phase with this channel but eventually became disgusted with myself. Grief/tragedy/porn/porn.

by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 5:35 PM

This one is scary and depressing. What a waste.

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by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 8:51 PM

True, it’s misery porn. Depressing. One should stay away from it.

by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 8:52 PM

Apparently, attractive people are not psychiatric cases or addicts in that carefully curated world of the maker's asshole.

by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 9:39 PM

I had no idea Satan worship was so prevalent in the sex industry! I wonder why that is??

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 10:45 PM

Are there any long term health consequences to having anal sex multiple times a day, 5X or more a week, with strangers?

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 11:12 PM

Yes you gonna gape 2 death

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 11:17 PM

Other than wet farts now and again…not really.

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2023 11:23 PM

R6 Agree that 99% of women don't pay for sex. Perhaps he offers platonic escort services i.e., "a walker" to wealthy older women.

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2023 11:34 PM

R23 There are so few women needing this service.

These guys at the least allow men to blow them or do muscle worship as they jack off.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2023 11:56 PM

R20 Ive never heard of any snap consequences except for prolapse but I know a woman who said her female friend was such a whore that she lost complete control of her pelvic muscles. I guess she’s piss herself all the time because she couldn’t hold it. She was in her 40s.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2023 3:07 AM

Lol r25 women don't lose control of their pelvic muscles because of sex. Vaginas are designed for intercourse. Women's pelvic floor muscles may weaken after childbirth, though.

by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2023 3:13 AM

R25 is retarted

by Anonymousreply 27November 19, 2023 11:57 AM

I love the one featuring the hacker Gummo. He’s a programming genius from a hardcore white trash Florida background who made a fortune in early telecom and then mining bitcoin. Its very moving especially when he talks about his wife, who stuck by him at his lowest point.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 19, 2023 1:34 PM

What the hell is that creepy thing OP posted?

by Anonymousreply 29November 19, 2023 2:24 PM

These are tragic and we should feel empathy for them, but if R7 video subject says “literally” or “obsessed” one more time, I’ll kill it with fire.

by Anonymousreply 30November 22, 2023 12:17 PM

I only watched the one about an incest family and I felt disgusted afterwards. Those people just need help and intervention, not some filmmaker filming it for the Youtube clicks. Depressing.

by Anonymousreply 31November 22, 2023 12:21 PM

This guy films people SO badly. Everyone looks rolled in dirt.

by Anonymousreply 32November 22, 2023 1:46 PM

r23 = Joe Buck

by Anonymousreply 33November 22, 2023 2:05 PM

This is misery porn and exploitative. The guy who produces them is often in Joe Rogan and full of himself.

by Anonymousreply 34November 22, 2023 2:15 PM

The guy who films these videos pays the performers and he is known as a “talking trick”.

by Anonymousreply 35November 22, 2023 4:51 PM

It feels performative and exploitive.

by Anonymousreply 36November 22, 2023 5:15 PM

Well, at least he has a job.

by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2023 6:46 PM

The creator is a highly accomplished commercial photographer.

It’s interesting that his day job is perfecting merchandise to the utmost degree in slick images, and his personal obsession is these grimy, burn out, broken people.

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by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2023 7:26 PM

I sometimes wonder if Mark fucks his subjects. Or is he just a ‘talking trick’ as R35 says.

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2023 10:07 PM

In memory of Soft White Underbelly interviewees who have passed away

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by Anonymousreply 40November 23, 2023 7:07 PM

Here's gay sex worker Stephan's original video, who according to the video above is now deceased.

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by Anonymousreply 41November 23, 2023 7:48 PM

[quote] This guy films people SO badly. Everyone looks rolled in dirt.

I think he lights them well and it's actually flattering, IMO.

I would bet money that he (Mark) was highly influenced by Avedon's "American West" photos.

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by Anonymousreply 42November 23, 2023 7:54 PM

Just watched the in memoriam video at r40 earlier this morning. Very moving and thought provoking. Should be required viewing

by Anonymousreply 43November 23, 2023 8:00 PM

[quote]R42 I would bet money that he (Mark) was highly influenced by Avedon's "American West" photos.

Yes! Though I was at first thinking it resembled a collection by Mary Ellen Mark.

But you’re right, i was thinking of that 1985 Avedon book.

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2023 1:40 AM

Yet another straight guy getting involved in sex with other guys to get drug money. I actually thought this interviewee, Brandon, was gonna reveal he was FTM during this interview but he never did so I guess he really is a biological male.His voice sounding a bit like somebody speaking after sucking in some helium was what threw me off.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 27, 2023 5:03 AM

The upload today, Cameron, is a gay guy. His drag queen persona is "Elleven DiVine". I'm only half way through it but i can already tell he's trouble. Not bad looking as a dude but I feel sorry for anybody befriending him.

He says he didn't realize he was raped by two neighborhood boys while growing up with until speaking with his therapist and discovering he suffers from repressed memory trauma. (Eye roll). He's been to rehab dozens of times including one in Hawaii he went to and he wasn't even living there at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 27, 2023 5:54 AM

I don’t think the guy at R45 is straight.

by Anonymousreply 47November 27, 2023 5:57 AM

R40 So much darkness and each person experiences a different kind. I know the approach is debatable but the universal lesson is a lot of us are living in our own sort of hell.

by Anonymousreply 48November 27, 2023 6:02 AM

Just some light entertainment.

by Anonymousreply 49November 27, 2023 7:47 AM

I spent 15 years in and out of meth addiction, I hustled for a bit and quit the moment I could get a real job in NYC. I met a lot of people like this along the way. Addicts crave something to fill the gaping hole they have inside themselves from rejection, indifference, and not getting enough love or feeling secure as children. You see this again and again in these interviews.

My childhood wasn’t the best, but there were good aspects and I lucked out as a teen with people that guided me along the way. I had as much fun as anyone ever could ever have getting high without dying- and walked right up to the edge of the abyss before I stopped. That was 12 years ago, and I have a life beyond my wildest dreams sober now.

Yet I shudder when people say that being an addict is a “choice”, OR those that have been sober for awhile get smug about it.. Being smug is dangerous.

Sobriety is a carefully calculated prearrangement of conditions, accountability, suggestions and awareness of consequences which “prop” up the choice to stay sober. It’s easier to do inside a fellowship of other addicts striving to as well than alone. If you are an extremely private person, free spirit or an alpha personality, you will have an extremely hard, almost impossible time doing so- because you will eventually need to relinquish control to others, deflate the ego, and lean on them for support, and surrender your will.

You could say it’s their surroundings, poverty, or being outcast, but I would argue it was instead these people died because they absolutely refused to do any of that. RIP

by Anonymousreply 50November 27, 2023 8:30 AM

R50 Who asked you, bitch? Shut up. Who fuckin asked for your story?

by Anonymousreply 51November 27, 2023 8:48 AM

Is r51 drunk?

by Anonymousreply 52November 27, 2023 9:01 AM

R51, bless your heart.

I piped up because I am NO different than any of those portrayed in these videos and have swam in the darkest depths of despair just like them. I once read an interview with a priest that helped addicts and he put it like this-

“The soul needs the struggle than it may grow stronger”.

by Anonymousreply 53November 27, 2023 9:14 AM

Agreed R51!!! Shut up ElderFuck

by Anonymousreply 54November 27, 2023 1:29 PM

I saw the guy who does this channel on joe rogan and he seems really skeevy and not at all that empathetic to me

by Anonymousreply 55November 27, 2023 1:41 PM

ElderSage R50, you hit the nail on the head. Overcoming your pride and seeking help from others is the hardest part.

by Anonymousreply 56November 27, 2023 1:42 PM

How did those people die?

by Anonymousreply 57November 28, 2023 6:17 AM

If he goes on the Joe Rogan show then he's probably an asshole

by Anonymousreply 58November 28, 2023 6:48 AM

r40, geez, Soft White Underbelly has killed more people than Glee and Celebrity Rehab combined

by Anonymousreply 59November 28, 2023 6:50 AM

That r50 r51 exchange cracked me up

by Anonymousreply 60November 28, 2023 7:23 AM

If you go to YouTube search, there are many critical videos about Mark Laita. The comments are filled with his fanboys defending him to the hilt; he has almost a disturbing cult like following. It’s really easy to be lulled into these kinds of videos. They are highly branded in their style and even Mark is branded himself usually wearing a size too small white t-shirt. They aren’t one off documentaries; it’s a never ending income producing misery train under the guise of ‘awareness’. What bothers me most is he has no mental health credentials, but he asks people who are highly ignored and vulnerable to unpack all their emotions and traumas then leaves them high and dry and moves in to the next ‘trick’. It’s a modern voyeuristic form of a side show or how Victorians used to visit mental asylums as entertainment.

by Anonymousreply 61November 28, 2023 8:54 AM

R61 has it.

by Anonymousreply 62November 28, 2023 8:58 AM

He is giving a voice to the voiceless!

by Anonymousreply 63November 29, 2023 8:19 AM
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