Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Francesco D'Macho & Vinnie D'Angelo Interviewed

It was during this time that Damien Crosse notes that he began to fall in love with Francesco. Sigh. I think we can all understand that.

Source: Francesco's blog

Movie Review: Stormy Monday (1988)


The Key Note is a jazz club owned by Finney (Sting) where Brendan (Sean Bean) gains employment as a cleaner and gofer. Ownership of the club is sought after via strong arm tactics by American businessman Cosmo (Tommy Lee Jones) to complete a rebuilding project in the area. However, Brendan has overheard the henchmen’s conversation and helps Finney get the drop on them. Meanwhile, local waitress Kate (Melanie Griffith) has a contract with Cosmo to help procure deals as well, shall we say using her feminine charms. She meets Brendan and they fall in love.


This was Mike Figgis’ directorial debut. The music is absolutely fantastic. The plot is concise and the action tight and suspenseful. Sting, Tommy Lee Jones and Sean Bean did great jobs with their acting and were entirely believable. But Melanie Griffith was a bit weak. When there is such a small cast like this with such strong actors, they all have to be up to par.

On the bright side, you do get to see a lot of Sean Bean naked. Here are some photos:

I enjoyed seeing Sean in the good guy role and having consensual sex (my, my I thought I would never see the day!) in a movie. But all in all, I felt the role was not that challenging for him. But then again, he was only in his late twenties when this movie was made. He was so adorable back then. Wasn’t he?

I posted a clip at the end that shows the end of the film, but has some of the action scenes and nude scenes from the film and a wonderful recording of “The Thrill is Gone”. All in all I give the movie

**** of five stars.

Steve Cruz - The Tao of Sexy Part 3

"Okay Johnnie! I know my tongue is longer than yours! Someone tell us, whose is longer?"

Steve Cruz and Johnny Gunn demonstrate one of the five new Tao of Sexy Part 3 (Which one?). See what they are on Steve's blog.

Happy Birthday Kyle King

Kyle King turns 26 today! So is that 26 kisses or 26 smacks on the butt? Congratulations Kyle!

Source: Hot Flash

Damien Crosse's Dirty Sexy Party

You heard right! See him live in Toronto on Friday August 1, 2008.

Source: Damien Crosse

Daniel Marvin & Pedro Andreas' Friends

My mother has always told me that life is unfair. She is so right! Do men who look like this in leather deserve to have such hot friends???

Daniel Marvin sports a leather harness and Pedro Andreas nothing much.

Hot friend Dennys

Juanjo with his sexy tattoo in the waves

Source: Marvin & Andreas

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TV Review: Clarissa (1991)


Spoiler Alert

The television production of Clarissa was loosely based on the novel by Samuel Richardson which was published in 1748. The Harlowe family has worked their way up into wealth and now wishes to rise to the aristocracy. After the death of her loving Grandfather, Clarissa (Saskia Wickham) is to be married to the odious Mr. Soames (Julian Firth) to accomplish this. She refuses and to prevent being forced, runs away with the handsome Robert Lovelace (Sean Bean). Her family disowns her and curses her in life and in the afterlife. Unbeknownst to her, he is a rake of the worst kind. His entire plan is to bed her, stealing her virtue. This plan eventually takes her to a brothel where she is drugged and raped by him. Along the way however, he is touched by her purity and is changed so that at the end he repents and actually loves her. But alas, it is too late. She is jailed for not having any money since her family has disowned her. She becomes disconsolate and ill and refuses to eat anything but bread and water. Lovelace’s best friend, Jack Belford (Sean Pertwee), vows to avenge her death and does in a duel.


This is a gorgeous period and costume drama. The sets are inspiring. Note the long curved banister with the serpent head in one of the early scenes. It is small touches like these that make Clarissa special. Enjoy the beautiful embroidery and jewelling of the jackets worn by Lovelace. It is said that some were quite heavy from it. The women’s dresses are opulent and spectacular, but true to the time. Attention to detail was everything in Clarissa.

I am happy to say that the acting matched the effort put into the costumes and sets in this television drama. None of the actors was weak. Julian Firth was deliciously odious; he could not have been more so! Clarissa’s family was perfectly cruel to her and each in their own unique way. Saskia Wickham was piety herself as Clarissa. Sean Pertwee was wonderful as Lovelace’s best friend. At first supporting his rakishness, and then having doubts. Then coming to champion Clarissa, even when he knew that Lovelace’s fencing skills were far better than his and that duel him would be to sacrifice his own life. What a great job he did!

Sean Bean was deliciously sinister in his role as Lovelace. But it was how he handled the subtle conversion from rake to lover that was impressive. This would challenge any actor, but was handled impressively by Sean and is a must see. I highly recommend this movie.

I give the movie

***** of five stars.

Daily Wake Up Call

My goodness, I've been sleeping in lately. I must need the rest. Well, here is the wake up call for those of you who enjoy it. You know who you are...

Source: Daily Slab

Monday, July 28, 2008

Marco Da Silva Wants a Puppy

Steve Cruz at the Up Your Alley Fair

Steve Cruz was in San Francisco this weekend emceeing the Twisted Twister Game for the Up Your Alley Fair. The weather was unseasonably cool, but trooper that he is, he grinned and bared it anyhow. Here he is "entertaining" some lucky contestants from Amsterdam.

See many more photos at his blog. Plus he is featured in Men Magazine this month.

Brawny Wake Up Call

Sorry, it seems that I've overslept! I should have set my Brawy Wake Up call on automatic last night! Well, here it is kids. Enjoy!

Source: Brawny Stud