$40,000 … a month.
According to Jack Mackenroth, that’s how much one single model made on OnlyFans with a fan/subscriber base of 5,000.
And then, of course, there’s Matthew Camp and Chris Crocker money $$$$$$…
The sex appeal of that big money is why so many in the queer community men are creating an OnlyFans account.
Mama said "Unless they gonna pay your bills, pay them bitches no mind"
— RuPaul (@RuPaul) May 12, 2013
Instagram made it clear gays wanted to see everyday gays being tee-hee-hee risky. Tumblr and Twitter proved there was an insatiable demand to see them go all the way. OnlyFans taught gays not to give away what gays are willing to pay for.
While sex-shaming is far from over, the shame surrounding sex and nudity has lessened to the point where it’s fairly common (at times even expected) for gay and queer men to post nude photos of themselves on social media.
Whether it be the trailblazers of gay erotic Tumblr, the Kyle Kriegers’ of Instagram or the Twitter thotties of now, a movement has taken place towards greater sexual and body liberation. That movement has led to a place where gay and queen men, are comfortable enough to go beyond the guidelines of Instagram and into the no-holds-barred and lucrative world of OnlyFans.
OnlyFans is a subscription-based site that is popular among artists, influencers and adult performers. The site allows users to post content (x-rated included) to followers who pay a monthly subscription fee. The monthly rate is set by the content creator and OnlyFans collects a small percentage of it.
The majority of gay and queer men may not be traditional adult performers but their sex appeal is still at the forefront of their online success as influencers. With product endorsements and sponsored posts often being commissioned through the trade of products and services; monetizing through OnlyFans has become an enticing option.
As part of their YouTube series FAMEish, VICE follows an Instafamous gay couple named Rick and Griff who have over 300k followers. In the mini-doc, Rick and Griff discuss their social media fame, how they gained a massive following and why they ultimately decided to join OnlyFans.
Watch the NSFW mini-doc below: