Friday, October 30, 2015

That Sucking Sound: 1970s Sons of Satan

Homosexuality, implied as a strong undercurrent within classic Hollywood vampire horror films (and literature for that matter), is well established in media history.  The comparable symbolism between the horror movie genre of vampires (sucking and swallowing the life's blood from their selected male human) and real-life sex performed on upon a male cock (sucking and swallowing his life-producing sperm) has not been lost on generations of literature and human sexuality professionals.  A transfer of bodily fluids is happening in both situations.  A dominance between males is happening in both situations.  A forbidden attraction is going on.  

In 1897, the best known vampire book, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, was published. Hugely popular in the U.S., it had been adapted for both stage and screen by the 1920s. The first vampire films were actually made by the French in the 1890s. By the 1920s, the Germans had produced Nosferatu, and in 1931 Hollywood jumped into the mix with Tod Browning’s Dracula.  This 1973 sex flick remains culturally significant because it is often recognized as being the first gay vampire porn movie ever produced, even if the production values are somewhat limited.  Before going to to make making mainstream horror movies such as Hell Night, Tom De Simone was a pioneering gay porn filmmaker in 1970s who often worked under the name "Lancer Brooks" (although there are no credits to this smut film).
 





The most fun is watching the main character's shirt button and unbutton itself in each scene.  Handsome Jonathan Trent goes in search of his missing brother Clark in this vampire horror/gay sex movie.  So where does he look for his brother?  Naturally, at the spooky old mansion that is occupied by the mysterious Mr. Natas and his collection of hot male servants.  But our blonde hero doesn't get anywhere after the servants open the doors.  Jonathan has a sneaky hunch that something is going on inside that house, and that his brother may be involved, and he's right!  We the audience get to discover that his brother Clark is indeed inside the mansion (of course) and he's preparing for the "hour of exchange" when dicks meet throats, resulting in a fancy silver cup being filled with sperm from all the servant dudes. They deliver their cum cocktail to the naked vampire Mr. Natas.  Both blood and seamen are the fluids of human life and it turns out that this vampire likes 'em both. 
Our hero Jonathan sneaks back into the house and discovers his brother in a bedroom after being freshly milked for his sperm and freshly-screwed by the vampire Natas.  The thought of his poor brother taking a vampire's nasty dick in his rear is enough to get Johnny really upset!  Only suddenly, Johnny has himself to worry about, as they capture him.  Johnny gets some classic 1970's bondage treatment before the Sons of Satan inititate him into the "hour of exchange" cock sucking and to his horror--his brother is one of them!  After they fill the silver cup, Natas arrives and then promptly gives Johnny a good screw.  SPOILER ALERT! The last scene is a delivery guy who arrives at the old house and the door is opened by---converted servant/slave Johnny!
The Sons of Satan script is so darn bad that it's fun. Their plastic vampire teeth appear to be the Halloween costume type that stores sell three-to-a-pack (back then they were dime stores and today at dollar stores) and the actors have a problem keeping the fangs in place.  Aside from classic 1970's men having sex with one another, this movie doesn't really have anything going for it, other than it was directed by Tom De Simone.  As already mentioned, he went on to make mainstream movies like 1981's Hell Night. The actors are Ned Burke, Carl Ford, Bill North, Lee LeMay and Tom Paine.  Most of this cast had already worked together in the 1972 gay smut film Chained, which was also directed by Simone (using the name Lancer Brooks).
 


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mr. October (and an extra treat!)




What little clothing Mr. October's wearing is certainly stylish for the period. He seems in very serious concentration, and maybe it's just me, but that jack-o-lantern's one eye opening seems downright naughty and nice at the same time. As with other months in this vintage calendar, we see the mysterious hand (notice the bird tattoo) offering suggestions of what perhaps is yet to come for our model? 

Dom (his real name was Dom Orejudos was) was 20 years old when he began using the name Etienne, when his work was published for the first time in 1953's "Tomorrow's Man" magazine, issue #8.

Born in Chicago on July 1st, 1933, Etienne was a dancer and choreographer with the Illinois Ballet Company for 15 years. In addition, he was a very respected businessman, famous for his male physique studies which became internationally known. He was the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and was nominated/received three Emmy Awards.
His artwork is understandably sometimes confused with that of Tom of Finland. Both men definitely had an appreciation for very masculine guys and both enjoyed creating intense fantasy worlds. It's been reported that both artists knew one another and liked and respected one another's work. We'll take a look at more of his work in the future.



One of Etienne's most-favored artistic styles was to show a charismatic character becoming the sexual brunt of a masculine joke, usually at the mercy of other men surrounding him. To some, his work pushes the envelope of aggressive machismo sex that's sometimes depicted, which the artist himself once described as trying to capture man's "fears, needs, and unapologetic raw power."  He died of AIDS complications in 1991.





EXTRA TREAT!
Some of the adult games and sports that men like to play together can be confusing to onlookers who don't quite understand the rules of play.  It looks like this jock stayed in the locker room a little too long after the game, and now he's about to take one for the team and his own enjoyment (that strapped ass looks like it's been in this accommodating penetration position before).  As always, Etienne can't resist adding a bit of fun irony---A jockster in white socks is about to get a beefy fist 'rammed' up his tight ass while being constrained on a table marked PROPERTY OF RAMS. 


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Truly Gay Newsworthy: End of the Printed Magazine Smut Era

It may seem strange to some that VGMH considers the end of a magazine publishing nudes of women for straight men to be newsworthy, but probably not to gay men who came into puberty at a certain time in our history.  One of the first smut magazines that my horny (and already hairy-knuckled hands) fumbled through was a Playboy which belonged to my Dad.  Actually, there were several of them buried at the bottom of a stack of non-sexual men's magazines.  And looking at those Playboys helped me to confirm something that I was already aware of about myself, which was that I felt differently than what was expected for how young guys were supposed to feel towards their sexuality.  The magazine showed me what I was supposed to be getting excited about (photos of pretty ladies with big breasts tastefully posed), but it just didn't do it for me.  At least the comics by Buck Brown and other illustrators featured images of men.  And it was fun to try and find the rabbit icon hidden in every cover photo.  Back then before computers there were not a lot of options, especially when you were still a kid living at home figuring things out.

This month, Playboy announced that starting next year, the legendary publication long known for showcasing the female physique in the nude will no longer feature naked ladies.  Playboy is going non-nude.  Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told reporters "That battle has been fought and won ... you're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free."  Indeed. Hugh Hefner created Playboy in 1953.  What once made the young hearts of teenage boys beat ever faster has become nothing special.  What was once the only smut available to young gay guys has been replaced with an Internet full of hot naked studs pointing their dicks right in your face.  Porn via the Internet has become a part of everyday life for many men.  Reporters say that evidence of that can be found in a study by the Alliance for Audited Media: Playboy's 5.6 million circulation in 1975 has taken a staggering fall to just 800,000.



It's the end of an era that defined male straight smut as something to be enjoyed and celebrated, albeit naughty and kept relegated to sock drawers and garage safe places.  Smut is still naughty mind you, and men don't always admit that they look and masturbate to it, but it's easily available.  And while gay-oriented smut images are now everywhere (if you are looking for it) no doubt many young men coming into puberty still fear being outed as they are trying to figure out who they are as men.  Author Gay Talese, who wrote about Playboy and Hefner in his 1981 book about the sexual revolution, "Thy Neighbor's Wife" noted "Playboy was important enough to be the first magazine in the mainstream that could both be called a literary magazine and a magazine for masturbation," he told The Associated Press.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Gay-Witched!


"Bewitched" was an American television comedy series (1964-1972). Upbeat and screwball, it presented a rosy picture of what American upper-middle class corporate and family life was supposed to be like, featuring an ideal straight family (two heterosexual parents with two children, of course a girl and a boy). The father went to work and the mother stayed at home. The running joke of the series was that all of this was a farce, and the family went to great lengths to hide the reality of their life from the "normal" people they interacted with.


Central to this storyline was that the witch/wife (Samantha) attempts to denounce her witchery world because she's in love and married to a human man (Darrin). In Darrin's world, appearances matter. There's no place for odd or peculiar people if you want to rise in the company and in society. While the role of Darrin was written to give him a great deal of humanity...he was a nice guy...Darrin was also written to meet the expectations of what a successful adult American man was expected to be like. Of course, everything that happens to him is anything but normal, and Darrin is forced to deal with how things actually were behind closed doors (including twitching noses and people being turned into animals on a regular basis). The series also provides an interesting real-life view of how two gay men who acted on the show selected to live their personal lives:

DICK SARGENT
On National Coming Out Day in 1991, Dick Sargent, who played the straight husband, took the real-life step of coming out as a gay man. He said "I'm in my 60s, who's gonna care? I haven't been on TV in decades." People did care. Sargent conceded that while "coming out" may have cost him professionally, the personal rewards were worth it.

"I'll probably never be allowed to play a father symbol again," he told a reporter. "I'm afraid for my career. I'm probably gonna lose a whole lot of work. . . . I may even have to sell the house someday, but this is more important. I like myself, probably more than I have most of my life."

Dick helped to show a familiar face of what a gay man looks like, someone millions of people had invited into their homes week after week, many years before.
"It was such a relief," he told an interviewer, "I lived in fear of being found out. Now it's given me a whole new mission in life." Sargent conceded that while "coming out" may have cost him professionally, the personal rewards were worth it. Unknown to all but those closest to him, Mr. Sargent had been battling prostate cancer since being diagnosed in 1989. Despite radiation as well as a myriad of other treatments, Dick Sargent died on July 9, 1994. Sargent lived with life partner Albert Williams until his death.


PAUL LYNDE
In stark contrast to Mr. Sargent, Paul Lynde never publicly acknowledged his sexuality, although he was widely known to be gay in Hollywood and often played very gay roles. According to Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde was specifically cast in Bewitched to be not just her uncle, but her "gay uncle". Paul was very popular on the series throughout its run, but his personal life was filled with regrets and depression. In 1978, his arrest in Salt Lake City, outside a gay bar, resulted in his being dropped as a regular guest on the Donny & Marie show.

AGNES MOOREHEAD


Agnes Moorehead played Endora, the witch mother-in-law on the series. She was widely believed via rumors in Hollywood to be a lesbian, and Paul Lynde was quoted for a book describing her as such. The rumors were never proven, and Moorehead married actor John Griffith Lee in 1930 and they divorced in 1952; they adopted one son, Sean, in 1949. It remained unclear whether the adoption was legal, although Moorehead did raise the child until he reportedly ran away from home. In 1953, she married actor Robert Gist, and they later divorced in 1958. The actress was also a devout Presbyterian and, in interviews, often spoke of her relationship with God.


The Stephen's house can still be seen on the old Columbia back lot (now called the Warner Brother's Ranch) in Burbank, California at the corner of North Kenwood and West Streets.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tricks and Treats!

Knock knock!
Well shiver me timbers, if you're going to a Halloween party, these nifty trick or treat costume ideas are sure to get you noticed. 

THE PIRATE COSTUME
Who doesn't like a studly pirate with a woodie..err make that a wooden leg.  Arrrr Arrr Arrr. 

Above: Lots of men brag about the 'huge monster' they'll show us if we go home with them, but for only a buck they can really deliver the goods--as the ad says "Just imagine your friend's shock when they walk into your room and see the "visitor"..." 
THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER COSTUME
 That big tool between his legs looks so powerful. 





Mr. Fireman costume!  
What? No, there's no fire inside my place.  Well sure, if you want to come inside and check for yourself, I guess that's ok...




What are you doing, Mr. Fireman? It's getting hot in here?  Hmm... this must be a treat!



Below: Thanks for showing me your hose, but is that the best you can do with it?...It looks a little, ummmm... flat. And limp. If that's all it does, then grab a Snickers bar from the bowl by the front door, get dressed, and get the heck out!  Bring back that hunky pirate or construction worker!




Now we're talking!  Those hefty knockers must weight 5 pounds each.

What's under his kilt? ...there's only one way to find out. 

Eeeeek! Scare everybody and go as Glenn Beck!

 Below: Of course, the most popular guys at an Halloween party don't even have to wear a costume to get lots of attention.




Monday, October 12, 2015

Horny 'Lil Devil



Just like other years, once again it looks as if Ron Teufel's found the perfect Halloween costume to wear, and it fits him perfectly!  Now all we need is a man in a vampire costume to suck...




Sunday, October 4, 2015

Danny D

Danny's screen names (he has gone by Matt H., Matt Hughes, Daniel, Danny D., and Danny Dong) are probably not what his gay and straight male fans remember when they see him naked.  The 6' 1" tall stud weighs in at a lean 149 pounds, which only helps to make his long 11 inch cock look even bigger!  Starting in porn around 2006 at the age of 19 in Europe, he has since performed in many straight and gay and solo roles.  It's reported that Danny identifies as straight which would make him a 'gay for pay' performer in gay smut.
 



Danny starred for European male smut studios like Cazzo Films, EuroCreme, UK Naked Men, and FreshSX.  There was some skeptical talk inside of the industry when Danny was signed by Brazzers for straight porn as a crossover star from gay smut.   But straight guys have always enjoyed watching the pained faces on girlies as they take a monster cock, so they were pleased to watch Danny's cock giving it to them good and hard.  And many of his gay fans seemed happy to let Danny enjoy sticking himself into girls instead of guys (if that he was he enjoyed doing) as long as the photography focused on his magnificent manhood in action.   A few years back there were porn rumors were that a European parody of gold swimmer Michael Phelps was in the works, and that Danny might be picked to play the lean muscular athlete alongside two other competitors played by European and Italian models with equally impressive 11-plus inch cocks.  It's said that the storyline would have been that their big cocks, pressed tightly against their bellies in their competition sportswear, acted like aerodynamic rudders in the water.  It was also to have been a coming out story as the star athlete wrestles with his sexual desires for the other male swimmers. Unfortunately, the  abundance of cheap video porn on the Internet had made big budget erotic films difficult to finance to make a profit and the movie was never produced. Very active through about 2011, Danny's fans would certainly like to see him displaying much more of his (slightly-more-mature) manhood once again in gay porn.