In L. A Zombie, LaBruce portrays Sagat being an anti-hero. Zombie-make-up (Fig. 4) and a penis that is prosthetic to dehumanise their character,
Making him nearly comical. This humour and satire serve to disconnect the viewers through the intimate physical violence he commits – the gory rape associated with dead. He showers them in their ejaculate to bring them back into life and then we are bizarrely motivated to locate their psychological vulnerability endearing: he just raped to assist his pursuit of companionship. In that way, LaBruce invokes the notion of necessary rape, hence doubting the accountability that is perpetrator’s.
The final item used as a weapon is the black ejaculate alongside the phallus and rape. Gay pornography profits from the attraction of bareback porn: the spectacle of systems offering into carnality, sin together with chance of contagion (HIV), realising a loss in control entailed in the connection with orgasm (Dean, 2009: 106). The demonic nature of Sagat’s monstrous ‘fucking’ connotes the terror of HIV exposure and also the Tops’ capacity to make use of this to terrorise in a uniquely masculine and way that is insertive. Embodying gay-impurity, gay-evil and gay-death, Sagat’s zombie character leads us to finally talk about death and sex. Read more