News for penises: the Halloween gay porn report

(Discussions of men’s bodies and mansex in plain language, so not for kids or the sexually modest.)

On AZBlogX today (this material is XXX-rated),  “In costume for Halloween 2018”, with this year’s TitanMen Halloween sale ad (#1 there); a posting on The Sword site on gay Halloween (illustration from the posting in #2 there); and a note on gay vampires in porn (two DVD covers in #3 there).

The TitanMen gay porn ad. Cropped images of the two characters in the ad, plus some text from my XBlog:


(#1) The catcher Supinus


(#2) The pitcher Erectus

As always, I enjoy the way gay porn companies approach the exercise of bending almost any holiday to their commercial purposes. If men are involved in the popular celebrations –that takes in all military-related holidays, Fathers Day, and Christmas (because of Santa Claus) — no sweat. A few solemn religious holidays — Yom Kippur, Good Friday, Ramadan — seem, quite reasonably, to be off limits. But Halloween is a big gay holiday on several grounds, starting with the costume theme of the American holiday and the license for transgressive behavior.

The Titan dickmen in the ad, catcher Supinus and pitcher Erectus, are in costume — fetishwear. Supinus is in harness, with (obviously assless) chaps made of what looks like spandex. Erectus is wearing a padded Y vest or harness that I’ve been unable to identify (Google Images sees the Erectus image as “barechested” and nothing more). And knee pads.

(I don’t know what film this scene is taken from, or who the actors are.)

Then there are the facial expressions. Supinus is in craftsman mode, focused on his performance, with his gaze on his partner. Erectus, on the other hand, is in egocentric mode (“look at me!”, projecting a seductive cruise face), gaze on his audience and totally breaking the frame of the scene.

Gay Halloween. From HuffPo on 10/31/11 (updated 2/2/16), “Halloween: America’s Gay Holiday”:

Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month and October became Coming Out Month for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was unofficially our yearly celebrated “holiday,” dating as far back as the 1970s.

… Nicholas Rogers, author of Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night, points out that while Halloween is enjoyed by everyone, “it has been the Gay community that has most flamboyantly exploited Halloween’s potential as a transgressive festival, as one that operates outside or on the margins of orthodox time, space, and hierarchy. Indeed, it is the Gay community that has been arguably most responsible for Halloween’s adult rejuvenation.”

Halloween allows many LGBTQ Americans at least one night annually, Oct. 31, of safely being out and “unmasked” while remaining closeted. The community revels the entire night like there is no tomorrow, and for many there isn’t. Like its pagan roots, Halloween provided an outlet for us cross-dressing and gender-bending LGBTQ outsiders who are ostracized by mainstream society.

So gay porn for Halloween is  as American as pumpkin pie. And there’s a lot of it. Here’s a selection (unsurprisingly heavy with NakedSword productions) on The Sword site (“Gay. Sex. Life.”), under the head “Things that go Hump in the Night” (by Harlan on 10/31/18):

“The Devil’s Deal & Other Sordid Tales” from NakedSword Originals

“Descent Collector’s Edition” from Hot House

“Inner Devil” from Dark Alley Media

“Frat House Cream” from NakedSword Originals

“The Devil Did The Dickin’” from Damon Dogg’s Cum Factory

“A Monster Inside Me” from Dark Alley Media

“Scared Stiff” from NakedSword Originals

“House Bizzare” from Man’s Art Studio

“A Ghost Of A Chance” from Bijou Gay Classics (“A young man dies – yet he never leaves his lover.”)

“A Wicked Game” from NakedSword Originals

“A Vampire In Town” from Oh Man! Studios

“Twinklight Vampire Diary” from Gay Life Network

An illustration from the Sword’s posting:


(#3) A jack o’ lantern crotch shot

In the Sword’s posting this is paired — #2 in my XBlog posting — with an image of steamy mansex, a Flying Cowboy fuck (with a cocksucking extra thrown in), not reproducible here.

In any case, there’s a direct association here between Halloween and queerness.

Gay vampires for Halloween. Notice the last two items on The Sword’s gay Halloween list, both with titles that play on formulaic expressions (“A Vampire in Town”, presumably based on the catchphrase (there’s) a new sheriff in town; “Twinklight Vampire Diary”, alluding to the “Twilight Saga” movies and also playing on twink) and both involving vampires. More on the vampire connection below. But first, some notes on the titles.

The American Western trope —

(#4)

— promises that things will change with his arrival, as they will when a vampire arrives.

Then there’s the allusion to the Twilight Saga. From Wikipedia:

The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films [2009-2012] from Summit Entertainment based on the four novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. The films star Kristen Stewart [as a mortal], Robert Pattinson [as a vampire], and Taylor Lautner [as a werewolf].

Vampires get into the act in this posting because there are two associations  involving them: vampires, as a tribe of the undead, are associated with Halloween; and vampires are also associated with intense sexuality (blood-sucking as seduction and conquest), specifically with gay sexuality (sucking blood, sucking cock), so that vampires are associated with queerness. Vampires are in the middle of these associations; there would then be an indirect association of Halloween with queerness (through the mediation of vampirism), even if a direct association hadn’t come about in 1970s America.

The “Vampire in Town” DVD cover (on the left in #3 on my XBlog posting) isn’t reproducible here, but the “Twinklight Vampire Diary” cover next to it (just barely) is:

(#5)

Compare this to Robert Pattinson in character as a (pale-faced, hollow-eyed, red-lipped) vampire in the Twilight Saga:

(#5)

These are straight vampires, in the Dracula tradition. But gay vampires abound, though mostly in low-budget, even frankly cheesy productions. There are, however, at least two notable gay vampire flicks from the high-end studios: Barebackula — huge title groan — in the Michael Lucas gay porn flick of that name, treated in a 10/7/16 posting on this blog; and Kristen Bjorn’s The Vampire of Budapest (1995). The Lucas DVD cover, cropped to remove the naughty bits:

(#6)

And the Bjorn cover, which was carefully posed to conceal the naughty bits:

(#7)

Bonus: the vampire Bakula. Since someone was bound to ask, yes, Scott Bakula has played a vampire. At least once, on the tv show Quantum Leap, “Blood Moon” S5 E15 (1st aired 3/10/75), in which Sam leaps into the body of a supposed vampire.

Meanwhile, the inevitable t-shirts have been made, with this image:

(#8)

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