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Artist uses needlepoint to make queer pornography (NSFW)

New York-based artist Zach Nutman creates needlepoint pieces that are probably best not hung on your grandma’s wall.

In an ongoing project he calls Needleporn, the London-born creative and NYU student embroiders queer porn on canvas. So instead of sewing whimsical typography and pictures of flowers, he depicts images of men masturbating, women going down on each other, and groups of people having orgies, among others.

Nutman has so far made 30 pieces, with each one taking him as much as 100 hours to finish.

Finished up this #shoeshine piece for @alancummingsnaps #needlepoint #needleporn #meninheels

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In an interview with Mic, the 22-year-old revealed that he started the project because “it might be a fun thing to do.” Also, because he felt that the portrayal of LGBT sexuality in TV and film was either punished with violence – like in Game of Thrones – or devoid of passion – like in Modern Family.

For him, Needleporn was “the most grandmotherly, matriarchal way to depict aggressive queer sex in a way that felt wholesome and was not at all diluting the sexuality of it,” he said, “but rather celebrating it.”

Feeling grateful for the vagina I came out of and thankful to all of the badass women with and without vaginas who expand want womanhood is every damn day. Thanks, Mum! Thanks, Laverne Cox! Thanks, Mindy Kaling! Thanks, Marsha P. Johnson! I love all of you. #internationalwomensday

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Nutman’s work hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s already received commissions from queer couples, with most being really, really specific with the details.

For instance, here’s an email sent by one of his clients: “I would love to commission a piece of me fucking my sweetheart, if that is not too much of an intimate request. Haha… I’m thinking he’s on his back with legs kinda in the air, but spread so you can see his dick and I’m like halfway in.”

Finally finished these huge good-time, fun-time guys having a totally chill non-sexual bro-bath together. #needlepoint #needleporn

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He also plans on having an exhibit soon – but probably not like the formal ones you often see in museums.

“I would want it to be at the most over-the-top, awful, ugly grandma’s house; floral wallpaper with a floral couch with floral curtains and awfulness and lace everywhere,” he said.

“And then I want a drag queen as a grandma in an apron sitting pretending to be sewing one in an armchair while the others are hanging on the wall behind her. That’s my fantasy.”

Pegging needlepoint done! Hot pink strap on, baseball cap and all. #needlepoint #needleporn #pegging

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Check out more of Nutman’s work over on his website here.

The full cowborgy. Finally done. . . #needlepoint #needleporn #cowboys #cowborgy #cowboy #embroidery #sewing #needleart #hoopart #embroideryhoop #crafty #queer #queerembroidery #queerart #naked #nakedcowboy #tomoffinland #instagay #gay #queer #stitches #sexy #orgy

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Finished this But I'm A Cheerleader inspired needlepoint just in time for tonight's screening of the film for Polari at the House of Yes. Come watch RuPaul chop wood!

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#Repost @cylesuesz with @repostapp ・・・@zachnutman for @gayletter #gayletter #needlepoint #needleporn . . . . . . .

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Via Refinery 29

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