Saturday, March 29, 2014

Track Meat's staying power

Track Meat adult magazine continues to delight audiences decades after its original release.  While the glossy pages of paper may have been replaced with glowing electronic monitor screens, this is the type of 'old school' smut that many come to appreciate for so many obvious reasons.  Every year new fans discover the freshness of old porn. Clay Russell starred with Mark Kropp in this feature.  Mark appeared in this film and its related magazine, as well as what seems to have been a rather limited amount of additional work.  Of course the star is the cock-and-ass hungry coach played by Clay.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

1979: Track Meat

Leave it to classic NOVA Studios to deliver the goods with a tried and true theme:  Slightly older coach is attracted to slightly younger track star.  As evidenced by the tent in his straining athletic supporter, this runner idolizes his coach and can't hide his sexual excitement at being close around him.  Back in the locker room they find that a male-muscle rubdown can do wonders for both adult men.  Mark Kropp starred as the athlete in training and Clay Russell played his coach.  In addition to its own release in 1979, this movie loop was also included in a 1980 compilation feature called The Cruiser.  
As already mentioned, this has always been a very popular theme.  In literature, real life and smut, the classic Greek elements of athletic pursuit for personal perfection, nudity in locker rooms and sexual energy amongst men has played out for generations.  Please note that a different gay smut film by the name Track Meet was theatrically released in 1976. 

Track Meat works so well because of the production values.  It features old-school style jock straps, baggy gray sweat pants, and a locker room that looks like more than a few years' worth of young men have passed through its cement block walls.  It provides a perfect setting to showcase the physique adoration by both the athlete and his coach. The action in the movie is also up to NOVA's high standards.  The viewer is treated to watching this track runner as he begs for a second fucking from coach Mark.  Interestingly, Clay was identified as Clay Hughes for the original VHS cover artwork.  

In terms of ages and physical appearances, both Clay and Mark were perfectly cast for their roles.  Track Meat also generated a high quality smut magazine. Photographs of Clay from this magazine are probably how most people surfing the Internet first discover Clay, as they remain quite popular and easy to find.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

1990s Jim Montana

Jim Montana was a fresh-faced natural blond (hence his roles in videos with like Nordic Dick and Norwegian Wood) with a look that suggested he knew his way around the block.  Jim was reported to be about 5 '8" tall with a 7-inch circumcised penis. While he was versatile, this blue-eyed smooth ex-swimmer was a lean guy who usually took on the role of receiving rather than giving.   He was a familiar face in the early 1990's gay smut section at the rental stores, and worked a lot between 1989-1996.  A he matured, Jim went from twink to total hottie complete with chest hair. For a porn actor/model he had a pretty long career.  His videos include:

Backseat Boys
Bathroom Buddies...and Plumber's Helpers
Blond Bangers
Blonde & Buff
Blonde Beach Boys
Don't Kiss Me I'm Straight
In the Briefs
Jailhouse Cock
9 Inch Males
Nordic Dick
Norwegian Wood
Once in a Blue Moon
Pay to Play
Rock Hard 2
Rough Riders
Smokin' in the Bath House
Stiff Competition
Tight Jeans
Where the Hunks Are
White Steel

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Taste of the Irish

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with enjoying a handsome Mike O' Grady.  Sure as anything, we can be certain that this gent tastes as good as he looks. 
Mike graced the pages of Playgirl's August 1983 issue.

 And now for a wee little joke...
A handsome red haired man walks into a bar and sits next to a little guy wearing a green cap with a red beard. The young man orders a beer as the little man looks him over and asks if he has a family and how old he is. The guy said he was 29 and had a wife and two kids.
The little man says "You're a good looker for sure! I'm a Leprechaun, and if you left me fuck you up the arse I will grant you three lucky charm wishes".
The guy figures three wishes are too-good to pass up, so they go to the bathroom and the man lays face-down on the floor as the Leprechaun pulls down his pants and out springs a 12 inch cock with a big mushroom head.  He starts to sing an Irish song as he shoves it all inside the young man's butt.
"Oh! I guess I should have peed first" he says as the young man feels his ass fill with warmth and the little man laughs.  And just for good measure, the little guy grabs his ball sack and squeezes it tightly, telling him the three wishes were almost his to have. "Oh! I feel good tings are about to come!" he said as he fucked him as hard has he could.
When he finished, the Leprechaun climbs off his back and says, "You did say you had a family right?"
Than man replies, "Yes, I'm 29 and have a wife and two kids"
The Leprechaun then says, "Well aren't you a little bit old to be believing in Leprechauns?"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Alan Bates

He could have been as recognizable a household name as his contemporary fellow British actors Michael Caine and Sean Connery, but Alan Bates selected roles for reasons other than celebrity. Otherwise Engaged: The Life Of Alan Bates by Donald Spoto offers many details suggesting that the sexy actor known for his roles in Women In Love, The Fixer and The Entertainer was romantically involved with numerous men over the course of his life.  The photo above of Alan is said to be a late-1960s classic physique pose by onetime lover Peter Wyngarde, a noted photographer of the time. 

Bates in The Fixer
It's reported that young Alan spent two years in the Royal Air Force before he joined the new English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His West End debut happened in 1956 at the age of 22. He was more than good looking.  Bates had an ability to seduce his audiences with his mannerisms and subtle gestures.  Four years later after his debut, Bates appeared in his first film The Entertainer (1960) in which he plays one of Laurence Olivier's sons. More than 50 film roles followed.  The Fixer (1968) earned an Academy Award nomination for Alan.

Bates played the madcap lead in the 1960s classic Georgy Girl. Alan spent five consecutive days filming love scenes on an uncomfortable settee, which he came to hate enough to state “I've become intimately acquainted with every broken spring in that thing. I'm as inventive as the next guy, but there are only so many ways you can use a sofa—especially one designed by the Marquis de Sade.”
Before his marriage in 1970, it's reported that the love life of Alan Bates had been a complex one, involving many sexual relationships with both women and men.  But when it came to male lovers, it seems that Alan preferred to keep his relationships in the closet as much as possible, which was typical for most men who desired a successful mainstream life and career in that era.  It's believed that his fears about being labeled a homosexual or bisexual were formed early in his life by a deeply conservative Baptist background in Derbyshire.  Good looking and charming in an unpretentious way, Bates was highly desirable boyfriend material by both sexes.  His decision to marry Victoria, a friend for several years, was made only after they discovered in 1970 that she was pregnant with twins. Their twin sons, Benedick and Tristan, were born in 1971.
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In his 60s, Alan Bates continued to divide his time among films, theatre and television. After his death there was an outpouring of affection and respect for his work.
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Playgirl's Sexiest Men~circa 1979

Looking at this 1979 issue of Playgirl (with what we know now here in 2014) there are so many surprises with their picks as sexiest men.   Some of their selections were no doubt debatable even back then.  This was a time when men like Christopher Reeves (Superman), Neil Diamond and Warren Beatty were big-ticket hot draws in the sex appeal arena, but didn't make Playgirl's list. 
Playgirl did select some guys who would go on to dominate modern culture in many ways.  Sportsman  Ted Turner would revolutionize media and journalism.   Calvin Klein changed the American marketing of men's underwear in the 1980s and in the process helped make men sex objects in ads.  Legendary TV talk show host Johnny Carson remains the gold standard of late night shows.  Respected liberal U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy would have decades of work in support of the poor (and was one of the fourteen senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996).   Amazingly still going strong today in popularity are Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Brown.   Woody Allen would make many more hit movies (including this year) and would also make scandalous headlines about his personal life. 
Calvin model

O.J. Simpson made the list as they proclaimed that he had "all the right moves" in football which unfortunately would not be what he would ultimately be most-famous for.  It's reported that the jailed former football star is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison.  Out of all of the men on Playgirl's list, it's sad that Alan Bates is not recognized today as much as he deserves to be. 

Alan Bates was a famous actor of the era.   He was knighted in January 2003 for his work.  Bates was married and fathered two sons but there were also those rumors concerning male lovers.  Bates has been reported to have had many gay relationships throughout his life, including with Nickolas Grace, Peter Wyngarde, and Olympic skater John Curry.  He passed away in 2003. Stay tuned for more about this man.

Which brings us to last but certainly never least on anybody's sexiest-men-list, Burt.  1970s sex symbol deluxe Burt Reynolds remains in a class of his own. Shown above in 1972, Burt looks like he could have easily been inspiration for many a sexual fantasy in a Tom of Finland story.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 1980

March 1980 was full of nifty stuff for the up-to-date creative gal (and guy).  In addition to a James Caan interview, the magazine featured model was Jerry Pedersoli.  Also in this issue were the Men of Madison Avenue.