black pony slave speaks! Mr ACL 2010 Marc Owens on race play. Gay Highwaymen interview…

pony and pal, Big Gay Al, at SmokeOut, Las Vegas 2011

…in which the Gay Highwaymen interview Marc “pony” Owens about race play. Owens is a well-known and respected player in Northern California. He is the outgoing Mr. Alameda County Leather, and active in the Golden Gate Guards and The 15 Association. Controversial even in hardcore Leather and Kink circles, race play brings up strong emotions in both those who practice it and those who criticize it. Owens plays that way…and speaks for himself.

G.H.: What is the appeal of race play for you?

M.p.O.: It brings out the submissive in me. White dominance over blacks: it’s almost the final frontier in tabu play.

G.H.: How did you get into it?

M.p.O.: Very slowly. I always had fantasies of it. It was either 1999 or 2000 when I met my Daddies in Berkeley while cruising online and we chatted about it through instant messenger. It was so hot I finally summoned the courage to meet with one of them and explore it. It was mind blowing!

G.H.: How does race play relate, and what are the differences and similarities, to racism and historical slavery?

M.p.O.: Well regarding racism and historical slavery…The similarity is the power exchange element of it. As a black submissive you are giving Whites power over you. Most submissives like being degraded and made to feel less than human next to their Dom. I’m just using historical slavery and racism to get to the extreme level of my kind of hardcore BDSM.

G.H.: How does it relate to Verbal Abuse, Humiliation, Degradation and Trash Talk?

Many submissives like being called “Bitch” “Whore” and other degrading names. Because the power in those words hits a chord with them and turns them on. To be called Coon, Monkey or the “N” word hits a chord with me and turns me on. To be humiliated and degraded because I’m black adds to and feeds my sexual desire. In race play the similarities are the same as any other type of S&M play it’s just the difference is I’m a black person in a mostly White dominated field of BDSM and that kind of puts me in that unique position to use race play to turn my TOP on and myself. The energy is amazing when you have two people who are really into it.

G.H.: And how does it relate to the Dom/sub dynamic?

M.p.O.: Since those types of relationships are based on the Top’s beliefs that the sub is not equal to them, that goes along with the White knowing he is superior to the black. It sweetens the pot in the relationship. Blacks who want to be submissive to Whites truly want to feel they are inferior to them. That puts them in the submissive headspace they need to be in.

Part II here. Part III coming soon…Comments are welcome.

9 responses to “black pony slave speaks! Mr ACL 2010 Marc Owens on race play. Gay Highwaymen interview…

  1. Jonathan Domash

    I am a Top who has had the honor and pleasure of doing race play with M.p.O. I am not prejudiced against other races (I am “Caucasian”), and Marc knows it.

    While it is simple to say that race play is the same as other kinds of role playing or verbal abuse, there is the element of social inappropriateness which is difficult for many Tops and bystanders to overcome. A Top may have no problem saying (and a bystander may have no problem hearing), “Lick my boots, you worthless cocksucker,” whereas both may react strongly to, “Lick my boots, you worthless n*****.” Social taboos are strong within us. Within the context of a scene, to me there is little difference between the two commands.

    Why do I do race play with Marc, and enjoy it? I am a sensation top. I like doing “things” to subs and bottoms that get them to react in a positive way–to writhe, to moan, to make nice noises, to get hard. If you wiggle your butt when I hit it with my hand or a paddle, I will spank you. If squeezing your balls gets you rock hard and leaking, I can do that (and if you whine when I do it, I will stop–negative reactions by my bottom are just as much of a turn-off to me as to them). And if you react in a good way if I tell you you’re inferior because you’re not white, then I will call you a worthless n****** with the vocal intonations to make you believe I really feel that way. I’m a Top who serves his bottoms, and is empowered by them, however they need and want to be served.

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  6. This interview made me cum. Thanks to you both.

  7. I am a black male into race play and it is the privilege of serving my Master that turns me on; to give over power to another is a sacred trust and contradicts the history by playing with it as well as reenacting it. I give because I can not because I am made to.

    I would like to meet other men like me like MPO! You are my hero and would be honored to meet you!

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