Jewish gay men

(Significant discussions of gay porn, men’s bodies, and mansex — definitely not for kids or the sexually modest.)

In yesterday’s “Deviant Passover rites”, a section on gay Jewish guys partying at the Sederlicious event in NYC, including a note on non-Jews who appreciate Jewish men — called bagel chasers in write-ups of the event (my 12/19/15 posting “X queen” mentioned matzo(h) queen for a man with a preference for Jewish men, and also hummus queen or falafel queen for a man with a preference for Arab/Middle Eastern men).

So in the gay sexual marketplace, there are certainly outgroup customers for Jewish men (and for Muslim men), but there’s evidence that this is a minority taste (suggesting significant implicit prejudice): while gay porn featuring Jewish men isn’t unknown, there’s not a lot of it — certainly  nothing like the enormous amount of porn featuring black and Latino men as objects of desire. Black and Latino men, especially working-class men, are seen as strongly masculine and powerful (and therefore attractive as fantasy lust-objects, in what you might think of as thug porn), while Jewish men in general are not.

With the (partial) exception of Israelis. The stereotype of Israeli men is that they’re soldiers, physically tough guys, while American Jews are stereotypically businessmen, accountants, lawyers, scholars, and so on. So there’s a vein of high-end gay porn featuring actors identified as Israelis (promoted especially by Michael Lucas) and a considerable genre of amateur porn offering men identified as Israelis, but not much featuring the sort of American guys who might turn up at Hebro events like Sederlicious.

Illustrations to come from Michael Lucas porn; Israeli gay icon Eliad Cohen; and an unusual piece of amateur (but well produced) gay porn starring a man identified as young Israeli dancer Yoav Bosidan (currently dancing with the Ballet am Rhein).

(The situation for Arab / Muslim men is roughly similar, though different in detail, of course. Some American gay men see foreign men in these groups, in particular North Africans and Turks, as especially attractive, while largely disregarding Americans of Arab descent and Muslim Americans.)

X-rated images for this posting are in an AZBlogX posting from yesterday, “Israeli porn”:

#1: Jonathan Agassi and Matan Shalev, naked and embracing, from Lucas’s Men of Israel

#2: Avi Dar about to suck Agassi’s cock, from Men of Israel

#3: Agassi displaying his body

#4: Dar displaying his body

#5: Agassi fucking Naor Tal, from Inside Israel

#6: Yoav Bosiden getting fucked (by an unnamed top)

Michael Lucas in Israel. On the first Lucas Israeli adventure, from Wikipedia:

(#1) DVD cover, left to right: Agassi, Lucas, Shalev, Dar (in a group cock-tease)

Men of Israel is a 2009 gay pornographic film released by Lucas Entertainment studio. Journalists from The Atlantic, Out Magazine and Yediot Aharonot noted it as a landmark film as the first pornographic movie shot on location with an all-Israeli cast; while Tablet magazine and the Los Angeles Times remarked on it being the first to feature an all-Jewish cast. Director Michael Lucas — who is Jewish and obtained his Israeli citizenship (made aliyah) in 2009 — undertook the film as “a bold move to promote Israeli culture and tourism” and to counterbalance what he saw as biased portrayals of Israel in mainstream media.

Director Michael Lucas was born in Soviet Russia and experienced antisemitism at an early age, which led him to form a strong connection with his Jewish identity and the state of Israel. Lucas is particularly well known for his activism and outspokenness on a variety of issues in LGBT and Jewish cultures. Hezbollah’s attacks in the 2006 Lebanon war stirred Lucas to go to Israel to entertain gay soldiers who are allowed to serve openly in the military. The trip stirred debate in Israeli society, which is pulled between a progressive, almost secular Tel Aviv — named the “gay capital of the Middle East” by Out Magazine — and the conservative, Ultraorthodox community centered in Jerusalem.

His New York Blade columns on Ultra-Orthodox Judaism and Islam sparked a campus debate at Stanford University in February 2008 when Lucas was invited to give a speech to students. The New Republic and the New York City media have called him the “Lion of Chelsea” and the “last of the New York porn moguls” [one of his porn films, in two parts, is entitled Kings of New York].

… According to Lucas the intent of the film is to help viewers see Israel for its geographic features and history, and a place not much different than Prague or Palm Springs: an inviting LGBT vacation destination where handsome men have sex. “The global media has created an image of Israel as war-torn nation, which streets are lined with destroyed debris and crumbling ruins,” wrote Lucas on the film’s site, “Never are we shown Tel Aviv, Haifa, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea resorts, the beautiful beaches, the amazing architecture and the embracing culture that allows its citizens to thrive.

[cast: Avi Dar, Naor Tal, Morr Foxx, Ninrod Gonen, Guy Ronen, Matan Shalev, Jonathan Agassi]

A gorgeous travelogue combined with sweaty harcore mansex. Two of the performers, with writeups from Lucas:

(#2) (Also in #2 and #4 on AZBlogX)

Avi Dar was born in Kibbutz Karmei Yosef, an agricultural sub-society near Tel Aviv. Most of his childhood was spent on the quiet countryside where he worked harvesting fruits and vegetables with his family.

position: versatile, dick size: 8”, height: 5’8

(#3) Matan Shalev on the cover of the 2011 calendar (also in #1 on AZBlogX)

Matan Shalev has quickly become one of Lucas Entertainment’s most in-demand exclusive models. Whether he’s burning up to screen with Avi Dar in Israeli Auditions, making love to Naor Tal on a picturesque seashore, or getting banged up by Rafael Alencar, Matan Shalev never manages to disappoint. Purely versatile, Matan Shalev is the hottest thing to come out of Israel since falafel!

Born in the the Israeli community of kibbutz Lotan, Matan was raised by a rural farmer and his milkmaid mother.

As a teenager, Matan went to work on the farm and often practiced karate.

When Matan turned at 18, he joined the Israeli miltary [for a one-year tour of duty].

position: versatile , dick xize: 8.5”,  height: 5’11

And on Agassi (amply illustrated in four of the images on AZBlogX):

Lucas Entertainment exclusive Jonathan Agassi is an Israeli scene stealer in some of Lucas’ hottest gay porn epics. Carving a niche for himself as a furry versatile sex bomb, Jonathan Agassi has revitalized the industry as one of the most popular Lucas exclusives in years! Jonathan Agassi was born into an artisan family, his mother a painter and his father a DJ in Berlin. He was raised in Tel Aviv since the age of six months. Growing up Jonathan loved the beach and traveled almost every weekend to the exotic and remarkable parts of Israel.

position: versatile, dick size: 8”, height: 5’10

On the following Lucas porn flick, from the QueerMeNow site:

Following the success of MEN of ISRAEL, Lucas Entertainment’s new movie INSIDE ISRAEL is packed with nine incredible scenes, with six FULL hardcore action scenes and three oral vignettes.

The 12-man cast comes from seven different countries across four continents. Bruno Jones and Max Schutler (Argentina), Jay Roberts (Slovakia), Jordan Fox (France), Hugo Martin and Carlos Caballero (Spain), newcomers Sasha Dov (Israel) and Baptiste Bremont (France), along side Lucas Entertainment exclusives Jonathan Agassi and Naor Tal (Israel), Michael Lucas (representing USA) and the premier exclusive Martin Passoli (Hungary).

Eliad Cohen. Meanwhile, in Israel itself, there are gay icons. From Haaretz (which doesn’t do apostrophes), “At Home With Eliad Cohen, Israels Top Gay Icon: Israeli beefcake Eliad Cohen takes a break from partying shirtless around the world to talk about growing up gay in Israel” by Avshalom Halutz on 6/8/14:

(#4) Cohen, beshirted

(#5) Cohen, shirtless and cock-teasing

When Eliad Cohen steps out of his gym in downtown Tel Aviv, people walking by cannot help glancing at him. His enormous muscles are framed by a tank top with a neckline so low and broad that his huge, hairy chest is entirely on display, and his gigantic arms look like they were transposed from the Incredible Hulk and covered with tattoos. Although he attracts a lot of interest, most people do not know his name. Cohen manages to stay relatively anonymous in Tel Aviv, but in Manhattans Chelsea or Madrids Chueca neighborhoods, it would be impossible to find someone who did not know exactly who he was — the most famous gay Israeli icon of recent years.

Ever since he appeared three years ago on the cover of Spartacus, the bible of gay tourism, Cohen has been a sought-after model. He is also the owner of the PAPA party line that has been successful in dozens of cities all over the world, the co-owner of Gay-ville, a gay vacation rental service, a star of gay-themed YouTube videos — and the fantasy of millions of men. Photographs of him in underwear, a bathing suit or an Israeli Defense Forces uniform have become popular, particularly on the Internet, receiving responses such as, I want peace now with Israel after seeing u. Cohen is the extreme embodiment of the contemporary Israeli gay man: He lives freely and openly, strives for success and self-actualization and makes no apology for his masculinity or sexuality.

These days, Cohen is launching a collection that bears his name with the Australian brand BCNÜ and an online store with PAPA merchandise.

… Just two weeks ago, he celebrated his 26th birthday in Paris, right after landing there from Sao Paulo, in a celebration that would have made Kim Kardashian blush. At midnight, his French friends gave him an enormous cake topped with a huge black handlebar mustache, PAPAs logo. From there he continued to another party in Madrid, where he walked around bare-chested among the drooling revelers. Not a month goes by without a PAPAs party somewhere in the world. The next one will be called Papa Dont Preach, as homage to Madonna. Cohens biggest dream is to have her appear at one of his parties.

Yoav Bosidan, or someone a lot like him. I’ll start with the young Israeli dancer Bosidan, seen here in a head shot (looking adorable) and in a mid-air leap:


(#6) KAOS Balletto di Firenze is a ballet school in Florence

Since the 2016/17 season, Bosidan has been a member of Ballet am Rhein. (Ballet dancers move around a lot.)

Then we move to PornBosidan, the central figure of the 18-minute porn video “Israeli dancer Yoav Bosidan being fucked”, paired with an unnamed top. Three screen shots with PornBosidan’s face in them:

(#7) Undressing his top

(#8) The cocksucker’s gaze

(#9) Getting sucked

Plus a cropped version of an acrobatic fuck, the first of several fucks for PornBosidan:

(#10) Guiding the top’s cock in (full shot in #6 on AZBlogX)

With brief interludes, as in #9, PornBosidan is submissive, enthusiastically serving his partner in a variety of ways. There are also long stretches of passionate kissing throughout the video..

In the athletic fuck scene in #10, PornBosidan has no trouble performing a standing split with one leg on his partner’s shoulder, but has to focus intently on guiding his top’s cock into his asshole so that the coupling will work for both of them. A craftsman moment, then he goes back to being ecstatic.

The man in the video sure looks a hell of a lot like the dancer, and he has a dancer’s command of his body. If this is Bosidan, he wouldn’t be the first male ballet dancer with a high drive for mansex, but I hope he’s not going to get into trouble for realizing his sexual pleasures on video.

Two notes. One, Yoav Bosidan needs a proper website to publicize his dancing. And two, PornBosidan has a porn-sized cock, so if big-dicked bottoms are your thing, the video’s right up your alley.

2 Responses to “Jewish gay men”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    A typo; I’ve removed the sentence (because some of Lucas’s performers are in fact uncut).

  2. arnold zwicky Says:

    Yes, a typo; I’ve removed the sentence.

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