Saturday, December 15, 2012
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is sitting in the dark enjoying the lights on the tree. When I was a kid it was tradition on Christmas Eve for our family to lie on the floor in a circle with our heads under the tree looking up at the lights through the branches. I have a branch tree in the living room with white lights I have up all year except December. For December, it is replaced by a Christmas tree with red, blue and green lights that look best, as you all already know, when squinting.
I think Eros Adonis, whom I profiled last June HERE, was one of my favorite photographers to discover last year. Creative, colorful and incredibly raw and sexy. Eros Adonis calls his work pop art with a unique blend of editorial, fashion and classic styles of art and filmography. If the model in these shots, Kent, was lit up in my living room I don't think I would be squinting.
If you want to see more of the work of Eros Adonis, check out his e-bay page HERE, currently featuring over 750 images from his collection!!!
I watched a bit of The 12 Men Of Christmas when it originally aired back in 2009. I loved Kristin Chenoweth in Wicked, but on television I find her best taken as an hors d'oeuvre. Enjoyed in small doses at the beginning. Too much of her throughout the meal can be too much and leave you with that saccharin after taste.
That being said, I did DVR only to refresh my memory of Mr. August. Although in the movie Kristin goes for Josh Hopkins, it was Eric, played by actor Jefferson Brown that caught my eye. There was something so sexy and appealing about Brown's portrayal of Eric, even with only a few brief scenes. Although he won me over from his first scene, his calendar shoot scenes took it over the top! Brown's thin frame and tight stomach was made all that more adorable by the characters embarrassment and shyness with taking it all off. It I was too have purchased this calendar, it would have remained August all 12 months of the year.
Although you may not have known Mr. August's name, I am sure you are familiar with some of his work. The Canadian actor has appeared on Canadian based television shows from Being Erica, Degrassi: The Next Generation, L.A Complex, M.V.P, Haven, Rookie Blue and Queer As Folk (see below). Brown has also had roles in motion pictures from Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Red, Please Kill Mr. Know It All, Mr. Viral and the lead in 2007's Pigs. Brown was given The Male Achievement in Acting prize at the 2007 Canadian Filmmakers Festival for his performances in Most Likely To and Dead Mary.
Jefferson was not nearly as likable (yet still as watchable) in 2007's Pigs. His character however gets pay back for his treatment of women in the movies last few minutes. Miles is seduced, stripped, then publicly humiliated in a great scene, that although does not show much, is still a satisfying conclusion for the character.
The great thing about IMDb is that actors can provide an online resume of roles for prospective employers and fans to see. The downside about IMDb is, that because it is public, it makes it wonderfully easy for us to find those early roles many actors might normally leave off their resume.
While checking out Jefferson Brown's IMDb page it was a great surprise to see that he appeared several times on Queer As Folk during it's run. Now I am not sure Jefferson would have dropped his four appearances from the show off his resume, but I am glad his characters, Stud #1, Party Boy and Birthday Boy #3 on for me to research.
In these caps, Jefferson plays Stud #1 in episode 18 from the first season. In the episode Stud #3 (on the right in most of these caps) is deep in the throws of a three way when Brian gets a call that his father has died. Brian, being Brian, takes a brief pause, then continues on with what he was doing.
Many Canadian actors, getting their start in the early 2000's made guest appearances on QAF and given it was QAF, most of them were required to make that appearance pantless. I have only begun really watching the show, I tried before but I really had little interest when it first aired. I wrote before that the character of Justin, and the actor who played him, annoyed me to the point of not wanting to bother. Thanks to Jefferson who had me curious, and the brilliant Gale Harold, who so incredible as Brian, I am currently watching the show in it's entirely for the first time.