For all of us our skin is our survival suit. This microscopic cell system is the body’s largest organ. It protects us and keeps our innards in place. It turns us into sensual beings. In collections nowadays clothing to cover the skin seems more and more unimportant. The main focus is on the skin itself ... the naked body. Emphasis seems to be more on the amount of skin one is showing. Lots of exhibitionism is shamelessly allowed this summer. A revealing survey with the naked facts ...
Lowe unbuttoned his shirt and took it off. The thick mat of black hair made his broad chest look even larger. “Eyes front. Hands behind your head”, Lowe said. Martin hesitated. “Do as you are told!” the commander ordered. Martin put his hands in his neck and turned his face to G who was hanging in front of him, his body dripping with Martin's piss. A big puddle had formed under G's swinging body.
“Look at your friend's balls”, Lowe said. “Look at those big, shaven balls. You'd like to chew on them, don't you?” The cop pressed his hairy chest against Martin's back.
It’s been little more than three decades since Holly Woodlawn put her gender bending face on the pop culture map, achieving cinematic notoriety and garnering superstar cult status with her performances in the subversive Andy Warhol/Paul Morrisey films of the early 1970's. Holly Woodlawn lived at the epicenter of New York's hedonistic underground culture as part of Andy Warhol's inner circle until his death in 1987. In the process, she created a lifestyle that would prove to be the road map for many a future drag divette.
A family of their own choice
With Touch of Fever and Like Grains of Sand director Ryosuke Hashiguchi broke down the taboo on homosexuality in Japanese cinema for good. Also in Hush!, his latest film, homosexuality plays an important role.
In the beginning, while the director is still busy introducing his main characters, it isn’t clear where he wants the story to go to. A boy wakes up in what’s clearly not his own home. He has spent the night with another boy. Without exchanging phone numbers he takes to his heels. So maybe the movie is about the hunt for (casual) gay sex? But Hashiguchi has another agenda. Next sort of by the way he introduces Naoya (Kazuya Takahashi), an egocentric young ‘fairy’ working in a dog parlour.
Thinking of European porn industry immediately brings to mind Jean-Daniel Cadinot, followed suit by Cazzo. But there are other pornographers in the Old World. The second edition of Euro Men Jour-nal for instance, a Polish glossy, is completely devoted to Kurt Joachim Foerster. This pornographer has already several dozens of movies to his name and Playing Games brings together the photos made during the shooting of his latest production in South America. Gays have the reputation of being softies, who in their youth did nothing more than play with dolls and later in life entertain overheated fantasies of dirty games played by tough guys under the shower after another sweaty football game. Such fantasies have obviously also inspired Playing Games.
Since 12 years now Frans Loohuis (41) and Hans Oudeheuvel (39) are the proud owners of bar/disco/restaurant/sauna ‘t Bölke’ in Enschede. One year ago the whole place underwent a complete transformation and was re-opened on December 12 last year with a grand party.
Since the earliest days of filmmaking male nudity on screen has been a topic of great interest as well as heated debate. Early XXth century mainstream opinion had it that male nudity was devoid of all eroticism.
Annual July Dance
The Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg, Theater Bellevue, Paradiso, Melkweg and the open stage in the Vondelpark all fall under the spell of July Dance this year.
On July 6 and 7, Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez kicks off in the Stadsschouwburg with Blush, and energetic production combining dance, theatre, film and music with live accompaniment of a band of sixteen.