A weapon against racist discourse that rendered black women as sexual monsters, the politics of respectability, supported by the culture of dissemblance, actually func- tioned to limit notions of acceptable sexual behavior among black commu- nities to the realm of conservative hetero-normativity. These identities are reflective of the historical engagement by African Americans with underground, illegal, and quasi-legal economies—from gambling to prostitution and beyond—which offered marginalized ways to survive and prosper within the U. Of course, this self-construction is tied to the performance of fantasy: fantasies of entrepreneurial empowerment, of sexual prowess, and of power over women and other men. The adult entertainment industry, meridians located just miles from the black working-class post-industrial landscape of south central Los Angeles, was influenced by the trend. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. Of course, this self-construction is tied to the performance of fantasy: fantasies of entrepreneurial empowerment, of sexual prowess, and of power over women and other men. Williams, Linda. Presumably an effort to spice up reality show for next season. Jacqui Alexander and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, — Yet with regard to the notion of self-care in the Foucauldian sense, what are the implications of this for the community and for women? Within the space of hip-hop porn, these gender politics are produced within what I argue is a sexual economy of illicit eroticism. Dykes, releasing eventually led show stardom. How do hip-hop porn representations critique normativity and respectability in black sexual politics, even as they perhaps comply with hegemonic codifications? Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality.