Archive for the ‘Gender and sexuality’ Category

Facework in gay porn

April 16, 2015

On AZBlogX, a piece on “Titan faces”, about facial expressions in gay porn, focusing on two new releases from TitanMen, Friends with Benefits and Men at Work, and on the pornstars featured on the front covers of the DVDs: Hunter Marx, George Ce, Eric Nero, and Nick Prescott. (Note: all this material is wildly X-rated, showing (in fact, celebrating) full frontal nudity and raw man-man sex.

Then we notice that the covers of the DVDs (cropped here) show the actors smiling broadly:


Friends with Benefits (Marx, Ce)


Hard at Work (Nero, Prescott)

But as is customary in this genre, there are virtually no smiles in the films, and of course the men shown having sex with one another are unsmiling; instead, they are either intensely and seriously focused (“men at work”) in their sex acts or ecstatically abandoned to them.

AZBlogX: big dick twink

April 13, 2015

On AZBlogX, a posting with an image of a big dick twink (obviously not for the kiddies or the sexually modest), with notes on beautiful penises, the phonology of the compound big dick twink, and its semantics.

Drag mashups

April 12, 2015

In the March-April 2015 issue of The Gay & Lesbian Review, the piece “Ryan Landry of the ‘Make ’Em Laugh’ School”, in which Jim Farley interviews Landry. From Farley’s intro:

A comic playwright and impresario of drag theater, his parody productions of classic movies, fairy tales, TV shows, and plays have long been a staple of Provincetown and Boston entertainment. More recently, along with his company, the Gold Dust Orphans, Landry has expanded his satiric reach to New York and beyond.

While he acts and often sings in most of his shows, Landry’s major gift is the ability to turn out hilarious camp burlesques with a punk attitude, sort of like Charles Ludlum crossed with Courtney Love. The titles of his bawdy pop culture mash-ups — of everything from classic films to classic rock — perhaps say it best: Phantom of the Oprah, Silent Night of the Lambs, Mary Poppers, Pornochio, Snow White and the Seven Bottoms, and on and on.

Wonderful titles, reminiscent of the language-play titles that are so popular with makers of porn flicks — on (some of) which, see my posting “Porn titles” of 3/21/11, where you can find, among others:

Catcher in the Fly, Fist and Shout, Terms of Endowment, Field of Creams, Blond Leading the Blond


Ambling though television

April 11, 2015

(Mostly about American tv shows and movies, and actors in them, rather than language. An adventure in pop culture.)

My posting “The hotel con” ended with the tv show Hotel, with Connie Sellecca as one of its three principal players. She leads us to The Greatest American Hero, whose three principal players were William Katt, Robert Culp, and Sellecca. Katt leads us to the Perry Mason series, whose two principal players were Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale. Culp leads us to I Spy, whose two principal players were Bill Cosby and Culp. And Burr takes us on to Ironside (and homosexuality in Hollywood). Other tv shows and some movies appear on this tour (which focuses on tv shows I’ve especially enjoyed), as do other reliable and interesting actors.


More pairings on AZBlogX

April 8, 2015

Over the years, I’ve posted (on AZBlogX and this blog) a number of paired photos, in several categories (some labeled as “bookends”), almost all supplied by Chris Ambidge. The most recent crop, on my X blog on the 6th, has three pairings: two of men clothed vs. unclothed, one of a (naked) young man in a front vs. a rear shot.


Dirk Caber

April 6, 2015

(Some frank talk about (gay) sex, but no X-rated images. Not a lot about language, but some.)

Over on AZBlogX, I’ve just posted on cumshots (images of ejaculation) and (gay) cumfaces (photos of men with ejaculate on their faces). The last of the photos showed a happy cumfaced Dirk Caber (a gay pornstar), and I threw in a full-frontal picture of Caber as a bonus. Now for some non-X material about the man.


Big and Small

April 5, 2015

It started with an image passed on to me by Mike McKinley, of two young, lean buddies displaying their penises (at some sort of public event — it’s a puzzling picture): one small, the other about twice his size. The photo can be viewed on AZBlogX, here. That leads us to the topic of penis size, which has appeared on this blog before. And then to images of big vs. small things, which seem to function as metaphors in business literature (the virtues of big vs. small advertising agencies, for instance) and also to be a frequent pairing in literature for children (for whom body-size contrasts are personally significant).


Movies and tv: Troy McClure, Troy Donahue, Robert Conrad

April 1, 2015

(Minimal linguistic content — but some homoerotic shirtlessness, if that’s your thing)

Two comments on my Doug McClure posting: from Chuk Craig (“I always liked his cousin Troy”) and Christopher Walker (on whipping scenes: #3 in my posting is a whipping scene from The King’s Pirate). So the whipping theme led of course to Robert Conrad in The Wild Wild West and his scenes of shirtless bondage.


Still more news for penises

March 30, 2015

In previous instalments: “The news for penises” of 9/14/11; and “More news for penises” of 4/23/13. And now another bundle of stories: on the first successful penis transplant; on the Banana Bunker, a container for a single banana; and on a fashion article featuring “groin gazing”, of erect penises under clothing.


More male dancers

March 23, 2015

Back on the 10th, I posted on a beautifully muscled and athletic male ballet dancer (and his dance belt). Now some follow-ups, starting with a couple of photos from Mike McKinley (balletomane and former Trock) — another ballet dancer, one with extraordinary musculature, and a male pas de deux (as a bonus, naked) — which led to Matthew Bourne and his paired male dancers.



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