The death of images

(Lots about men’s bodies and mansex, in very plain language. Not for kids or the sexually modest.)

Poetry inspired by a recent event in my life and by one of my favorite Frank O’Hara poems, “Lana Turner has collapsed!”. That will lead ineluctably to the Persian-born bodybuilder, underwear model, and gay pornstar Arad Winwin. Everything below the fold.

The images have died!

I was negligently watching MSNBC
and enjoying being powerfully
pronged by my hot Persian hunk Arad Winwin, who
models outrageous underwear for Andrew Christian and
also fucks a ton of studs in porn videos,
when the tv shimmered into flickers
and commentator Joshua Johnson, who is
animated and cute and black and gay, the
whole package, fell silent and the screen
vanished into darkness and, so sorry, Arad, you
need to pull out of me, don’t go far, baby, I’m just
going to revive the fucking television,
but, oh no, the phone tech guy says
there is no Joe Scarborough
there is no Rachel Maddow
I have nearly died lots of times,
twice recently, which scared the fuck out of me,
but I never actually crossed the line
oh NAXA Arad and I love you come back

(Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe is distinguished as the only non-gay person named in the poem. I think it’s useful to have at least one token straight in any work, so that straight people won’t feel completely excluded or disregarded.)

(Loosely modeled on the O’Hara, capturing somewhat the feel of his onrushing, discursive poetry — plus the flagrant gay carnality of some of his poems.)

See my 6/6/19 posting “What makes the world go round?”, with a section on Frank O’Hara, including the Lana Turner poem (set in NYC):

Lana Turner has collapsed!

I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining and snowing
and you said it was hailing
but hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually collapsed
oh Lana Turner we love you get up

Arad Winwin. A real person. Well, the stage name of a real person. Previously on this blog, in my 9/7/19 posting “Big sexy prime birthday gay ice cream”, about its image #2:

(#1) [Lucas Studios writeup:] Welcome to the pleasuredome: studly and sturdy gay pornstars Arad Winwin, Rafael Alencar, and Edji Da Silva invite dickdevotees to celebrate the changing of the seasons with Lucas flicks, in particular with the recently released barebacking flick All-Star Orgy [fuller coverage in the 9/17/19 posting on AZBlogX, “The boys of the end of summer”]

A rich career in gay porn. And an equally rich one as an underwear model, mostly for Andrew Christian (known for his fabulously faggy, and strikingly fashionable, designs as well as his outrageous ad campaigns). The AC puff for him (reproduced here as is):


Sexy, smart,and cool, Arad is the Full-package! From his sexy smile, his strong muscles, and his noticeable Trophy Boy package, Arad will have not trouble getting you going! You’re going to enjoy getting to know this super-hot Persian hunk in and out of his favorite AC briefs.

Then, from the Underwear News Briefs site on 8/7/18:

(#2) Cory Zwierzynski – Dan Yates – Arad Winwin

Pride month may be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in the Pride spirit with your underwear. Andrew Christian has the limited edition Love Digital Pride Brief. It’s in the colors of the rainbow and has LOVE on the waistband. It’s a really fun and eye-catching design.

… One more thing, if you go out on the town in this brief, the pair glows under black light. You can strip off the shirt and hit the dance floor knowing that the undies under your jeans will shine brightly for all to see.

And finally, whoa!, bodybuilder Arad in AC’s FUKR line, hand in his briefs, clutching his dick (a porn standard 7″, which looks even bigger, because he’s only 5’6″ tall); oh yes, he’s a dominant, aggressive top:

(#3) FUKR Arad

[On the line:] The FUKR line is a creation of sexy and naughty styles, perfect for the bedroom or a night of lust. The designs feature see-through mesh materials, crotchless styles, open backs, shiny leatherette and rubber-look fabrics and in-built c-rings all for your desire. Many styles have a matching harness or they can be paired up with some socks to give you a full gear outfit

Pure homowear for sexual display, no suggestion that you’d actually wear these items as underwear; they’re for bedrooms and nights of lust. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

In any case, #3 is the Arad who was fucking me in the poem.

Bonus poem, also on my dead TV, Lana Turner, and gay porn. From Chris Hansen on 5/28, on hearing that I was working on a poem combining in some way these three things, this playful take-off on the hymn tune Sine Nomine (“For all the saints”):

My TV’s dead, and all the saints are sad.
Lana T’s collapsed, and that is very bad.
And so we all rejoice, ‘cause gay porn’s still so rad.
Alleluia, alleluia!

On this blog, my 11/4/19 posting “For all the saints” (with the actual music).

(Real-life footnote: a new tv/dvd player will arrive this week. The tv is dead; long live the tv.)


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