Kristin Bjorn's world of erotica continues to produce new films, decades after that first masturbation film became such a big hit. His films still manage to feature many masculine men with boners ready to be put to work. Since it's summertime and this title has lots of seasonal flair to it, VGMH picked Costa Brava to compare a more contemporary film from the Bjorn Studios after having visited their vintage offerings earlier this month. As this film lets us know, "It's Summer time on the Costa Brava, where the world's sexist men
gather for sun, surf, and some of the hottest man to man sex ever
witnessed. Join an international cast of 14 rock hard men on an
unforgettable Mediterranean adventure, and find out why Costa Brava
means The Wild Coast in Spanish!"
It's no secret that the entire industry has been transformed since the days of VHS tapes. Like everyone else, it seems that Bjorn's studio has needed to adapt to the changing marketplace, which many believe has been done at the cost of what made the studio so special in the first place. An impatient audience doesn't like setups and crafted story lines as much as they expect to get busy with the action. Carefully directed scenes used to showcase a beautiful man nude, before any sexual arousal or action. Erections were allowed to happen as they do in real life, often uncontrollable by the man who owns the penis (or is it the other way around?).
What Bjorn continues to do so well is highlighted in these boat scenes. Blue water the color of rich gem stones, distant villages on the coast, and men celebrating the almighty penis in all its manly glory.
We all learn that life just isn't always fair. Erik Hooper was Playgirl's Man for July in 1979 and unfortunately for Erik, his photo spread seems to have become less than memorable for many. This is probably due to the less-than-desirable image quality and limited content of his photo shoot and has nothing to do with Erik's desirability. With his head of curls, that dark blond moustache and hairy body, Erik deserved the star treatment. It would have been wonderful to see Erik's thick pubic bush and those dangling darlings hanging loose with some close up shots using a high quality lens and printed on premium paper stock. But this was part of the era when Playgirl had shifted from focusing primarily on sexy nude men to trying to be a complete woman's showbiz-gossip-beauty tips type of publication (that also happened to have men for enjoyable viewing). This decision made sense in that magazines needed good distribution channels. The more bookshelf's, supermarkets and quickie mart locations that had your rag, the better. If this had been an earlier time when the magazine first started out, the odds would have been good that Erik's handsome face would have been on the cover instead of Sally Field.
He certainly sounded like an interesting man. The brief narrative along with his pictures told readers that he was born in Amsterdam and came to California at the age of 6. In addition to enjoying "anything athletic" he was seeking a masters degree in education.
The 1960's and early 1970's saw a boom in naturism/nudity publications. Changes in postal laws that permitted greater nudity and sexual content through the mail system combined with hippies and nudity. A subset of this genre were all-male nudist publications. "m.a.n." stood for Male Athletic Nudist. In fitting with our theme for this month, this hip and cool issue (above) is called Safari in the Sun.
What's especially interesting about this period is that many of the photos were in fact taken at nudist colonies of real people/families who were less-interested in sexuality and more involved in living nude, as they believe nature intended. Others were sometimes staged for the purpose of creating a publication. Of course, the readers of the publications were not always nudists, and in fact many were probably unable to hold the magazine with both hands while looking at the images. While women were the obvious focus, typically males were also included in many of the photos. This makes VGMH suspect that some of these guys were buying a straight publication, courtesy of the "cover" that the girls provided, in order to enjoy looking at weenies. And they certainly had some nice ones.
Right now the world is focused on Brazil and balls...as in the ones that men play with during soccer competitions. But back in 1988, many men were actually decades ahead of their time, for they were already big fans of watching macho Brazilian balls engaged in manly actions of sport... as in the 1988 wildly successful video Tropical Heatwave. Kristen Bjorn kicked off his career in male erotic films with this movie which was a scintillating jerk-off extravaganza. A good way to describe this video's content might be to imagine Playgirl-type beefy models---only these dudes are fully aroused and sharing themselves with the audience (this is masturbation soft-core stuff)---to the point of climax. Bjorn knew that many gay guys were attracted to handsome men without giving a whole lot of thought about the model's sexuality in real life. He effectively marketed the fact that many of this solo-performers were straight men doing it just for the cash and were not turned on by other dudes. No problem for the models or the audience! Before there was the 'Prague straight model' craze, there was Bjorn and
his cash-strapped men from Brazil, Eastern Europe, and Australia. The lush settings used to showcase his discoveries included dreamlike villas, sand dunes, and glistening waterfalls against dense jungle foliage. The guys showed off their hard cocks by letting them throb and bob free of hands. Their spermacous eruptions were pulsating, one after another: Scene 1 Roberto Ameida; Scene 2 Sylvio Braga; Scene 3 Luciano Perreira; Scene 4 Fabricio Silveira; Scene 5 Armando Santos; and Scene 6; Danilo Cardoso.
While the total film package of locations and poses may have appeared a little-too perfect for some tastes, the rough unbridled broncho spirit of the men shined through. Not only did gay men rent the tape, many of them opted for the significant investment (oftentimes over $80) to buy a VHS copy: It was that good. In addition to Champs, Kristen followed-up with Carnival in Rio which was hard-core and equally a big hit.
What made these first videos so popular remains easy to see, even when viewing them today. It helps to keep it in the context that they were produced these films during a time when cheap-quality San Fernando videos had flooded both straight and gay erotica markets, and when many of the male models often looked like they were 'doing' the films between 'doing' street johns and 'scoring' their next fix. Contrast this against Bjorn's non-California-looking, naturally athletic men sporting their bronze bodies for moolah and not giving a damn who looked or not. One of the gentleman appearing in Tropical Heatwave was Luciano Perreira (also known as Brad Foreman) who would go on to star in Carnival in Rio. Here are some photos of Luciano which were both teasers (hidden crotch) and explicit, probably for marketing campaigns aimed at different audiences. According to his publicity bio, his nationality is from Brazil, Height: 5'10, Weight: 160 lbs, Penis: 7" and married after modeling. He even made the August 1988 cover of Honcho!
Below: Boys will be boys as ripe bananas get unpeeled.
Luciano Pereira, Braulio Duarte and Sergio Callucci.
The Boys from Rio magazine (from the movie of the same name) was where these images originated, photos which are still very popular on the Internet today. Kristin Bjorn's use of exotic locations such as Rio, handsome men, and sexual lust all came together for this project. Raoul discovers self confident Eduardo up above the city, and the only view he's interested in seeing is Eduardo's cock and balls as he goes down on him. Eduardo lets him munch between his ass cheeks before laying Raoul down for a screw. The two eventually find their way to a bedroom and finally a bathroom where the action continues.
We end our visit to Sex Ed 101 (taking place in the animated short A Guy's Best Friend) at about the same time that it looks like Coach has finally filled himself butt-full of fresh hot sperm from every guy in his class.
It's animated images like the one above that really kick this short film up to another level of creativity. We get to view not only the fucking of Coach in traditional smut-shot format, but we're also treated to seeing what's going on deep inside of Coach's ass. The guys may be done with Coach, but we see that their sperm's DNA are still busy doing laps inside of Coach and still having a good time, just as the head of another guy unleashes his own team to join the pool party.
The imaginative use of classic 1950 colors and images, including a throbbing all-beef wiener with spurting mustard, is icing on an already beautiful cake that was obviously made with great talent and care. Thank you, creators of this classic tale about getting tail.
A Guy's Best Friend takes place in the men's locker room at good old Harry Cox Junior College. The creators of this animated short did an excellent job. It's a parody of the old sex-ed school films, it's fun animated smut, and there's very high production values. The animation is crisp and the characters individualistic. The script is inventive. This is a real gem.
Even the characters are individualistic. There's different body types, heights, hair color, and sexual turn-ons. Some of the guys just can't stop playing with Coach's beefy ass while others are more interested in drilling Coach's hungry mouth. And as in real life, most of the guys want to stick it in every hole Coach has to offer!
This nifty cartoon has all the high production values of a real-deal 1955-ish animated educational short. A Guy's Best Friend begins with opening credits which makes sure that we know that the drawings are depicting men of at least 18 years of age. We see the outside of the school campus, Harry Cox Junior College. Looks like our crew cut handsome coach is ready to teach his young men all about the birds and bees. There's a lot to learn!
No-nonsense Coach Randy Fokker has this stuff all figured out. Something called 'hormones' kick in and turn little wee wee's into big pleasure tools. He pulls down his shorts and shows off his own cock, and even has a display board to help illustrate what happens as a dude matures. Guys are wired to want to pollinate as often as possible because it feels so darn good. Luckily for guys, there's plenty of willing partners just ready to get pollinated! Time for a demonstration.
It's easy to figure out why girl sluts are so popular with young horny men--they are ready and willing fuck holes! If Coach were a girl he would probably be called a slut, too! Bill may not be as tall as the basketball players at school, but Coach shows how when it comes to sex, any guy can be the star player if he's self confident and knows how to score and shoot. Bill plays with Coach's big ass cheeks and then lets the Coach massage some lubricant on his cock. The jockey position, riding on top of Coach's ass, is the way to get an A!
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