Private Citizens: A Novel - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Tony Tulathimutte
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Chapter five returns to Will. Will is worried that Vanya has discovered his addiction to porn. Will admits that porn fills a void which Vanya does not, claiming that this is why he relies on porn. Will then devolves into a mental rant as to why porn is art, saying that even if it is disgusting so is TV. While watching the porn, Will questions why there are no Asian men in porn. He contemplates his own life and how being Asian has affected who he dates and why. Racked with boredom, Will then abandons watching porn and instead utilizes his computer knowledge to edit it. For a moment Will realizes he has struck a market- remixing and revitalizing sex for the screen. However, after recognizing that Vanya will soon return home, he believes the idea is fleeting. Will spends the rest of the...

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