Behind the Greek Door

1975 appears to be the year of Clay Russell's debut into smut films.  What a debut it was.  It's reported that his first screen appearance was in a movie called Sur and he also appeared in Snowballing, Six Card Stud, and Behind the Greek Door.  
 
Behind the Greek Door is actually something of a play-on-title from another smut movie from three years earlier in 1972.  Behind the Green Door was a feature-length straight pornographic film that became a huge hit and remains one of the genre's classic films.  But for this gay Greek Door film, Clay Russell and Shawn Everette bed in the same room and sleep whenever Shawn isn't sucking on hairy Clay's cock, massaging his ball sack, or getting screwed by Clay from behind.  The top star may have been Shawn but Clay is the guy you can't take your eyes off of when he's in a scene.  Finally, the frat brothers take Shawn behind the Greek door for-- you'll never ever guess what---Sex!  He gets restrained, spanked and there's a wild orgy with six frat men. Clay Russell isn’t in the orgy finale.  The movie also stars Caston Lee, Stan Ridge, Ronald Murphy, David Rosen, Bruce Walton, Ronald Howard, James Monroe, and Bob Gee.
 

Alan Bates


He could have been as recognizable a household name as his contemporary fellow British actors Michael Caine and Sean Connery, but Alan Bates selected roles for reasons other than celebrity. Otherwise Engaged: The Life Of Alan Bates by Donald Spoto offers many details suggesting that the sexy actor known for his roles in Women In Love, The Fixer and The Entertainer was romantically involved with numerous men over the course of his life.  The photo above of Alan is said to be a late-1960s classic physique pose by onetime lover Peter Wyngarde, a noted photographer of the time.

Bates in The Fixer
It's reported that young Alan spent two years in the Royal Air Force before he joined the new English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre. His West End debut happened in 1956 at the age of 22. He was more than good looking.  Bates had an ability to seduce his audiences with his mannerisms and subtle gestures.  Four years later after his debut, Bates appeared in his first film The Entertainer (1960) in which he plays one of Laurence Olivier's sons. More than 50 film roles followed.  The Fixer (1968) earned an Academy Award nomination for Alan.


Bates played the madcap lead in the 1960s classic Georgy Girl. Alan spent five consecutive days filming love scenes on an uncomfortable settee, which he came to hate enough to state “I've become intimately acquainted with every broken spring in that thing. I'm as inventive as the next guy, but there are only so many ways you can use a sofa—especially one designed by the Marquis de Sade.”
 
Before his marriage in 1970, it's reported that the love life of Alan Bates had been a complex one, involving many sexual relationships with both women and men.  But when it came to male lovers, it seems that Alan preferred to keep his relationships in the closet as much as possible, which was typical for most men who desired a successful mainstream life and career in that era.  It's believed that his fears about being labeled a homosexual or bisexual were formed early in his life by a deeply conservative Baptist background in Derbyshire.  Good looking and charming in an unpretentious way, Bates was highly desirable boyfriend material by both sexes.  His decision to marry Victoria, a friend for several years, was made only after they discovered in 1970 that she was pregnant with twins. Their twin sons, Benedick and Tristan, were born in 1971.
 
Alan Bates in the legendary nude wrestling scene (with Oliver Reed) from 1969's Women in Love remains as charged today as when the film was first released.

In his 60s, Alan Bates continued to divide his time among films, theatre and television. After his death there was an outpouring of affection and respect for his work.

Playgirl's Sexiest Men~circa 1979

Looking at this 1979 issue of Playgirl (with what we know now here in 2014) there are so many surprises with their picks as sexiest men.   Some of their selections were no doubt debatable even back then.  This was a time when men like Christopher Reeves (Superman), Neil Diamond and Warren Beatty were big-ticket hot draws in the sex appeal arena, but didn't make Playgirl's list. 
 
Playgirl did select some guys who would go on to dominate modern culture in many ways.  Sportsman  Ted Turner would revolutionize media and journalism.   Calvin Klein changed the American marketing of men's underwear in the 1980s and in the process helped make men sex objects in ads.  Legendary TV talk show host Johnny Carson remains the gold standard of late night shows.  Respected liberal U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy would have decades of work in support of the poor (and was one of the fourteen senators to vote against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996).   Amazingly still going strong today in popularity are Bruce Springsteen and Jerry Brown.   Woody Allen would make many more hit movies (including this year) and would also make scandalous headlines about his personal life. 
Calvin model

O.J. Simpson made the list as they proclaimed that he had "all the right moves" in football which unfortunately would not be what he would ultimately be most-famous for.  It's reported that the jailed former football star is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison.  Out of all of the men on Playgirl's list, it's sad that Alan Bates is not recognized today as much as he deserves to be. 

Bates
Alan Bates was a famous actor of the era.   He was knighted in January 2003 for his work.  Bates was married and fathered two sons but there were also those rumors concerning male lovers.  Bates has been reported to have had many gay relationships throughout his life, including with Nickolas Grace, Peter Wyngarde, and Olympic skater John Curry.  He passed away in 2003. Stay tuned for more about this man.

Which brings us to last but certainly never least on anybody's sexiest-men-list, Burt.  1970s sex symbol deluxe Burt Reynolds remains in a class of his own. Shown above in 1972, Burt looks like he could have easily been inspiration for many a sexual fantasy in a Tom of Finland story.




Craig Edwards . Part III











Hayden Clark







From Randy Blue:
Hayden Clark is one of those guys who immediately makes you think of sex. You can't help but stare, watching him work out in the gym with his smooth college muscle flexing with each and every rep. He's one of those horny college jocks that make even the straight guys give a second look. At six foot one and one hundred and seventy pounds his chiseled abs and firm pecs are stunning to look at. But in contrast to the smoothness of his chest he has these awesome hairy legs and deliciously furry butt. But one of his most striking features you won't see at the gym unless you're spotting him for sit ups and get really lucky or happen to luck out and end up in the showers at the same time. His nice thick cock rises out a patch of well manicured pubes and demands your attention. Even flaccid it's impressive but when fully hard it's a piece of art. The long thick ...

WET


Right about now, I'd like to be somewhere warm and tropical and rubbing sunscreen on this ass.  Maybe take a little nibble, a lick, a kiss.  But I'm up to my ass in alligators and crocodiles as we rehearse The Taming of the Shrew.  The local businesses have gotten behind us and are sending their support financially and otherwise.  We have an extremely talented and enthusiastic cast and it looks like it is going to be a great show.  Break a leg!
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