Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Canada has always been fairly progressive with gay rights.  Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens have been serving in the Canadian Forces, free from harassment and discrimination, since 1992. Canada also became the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europe, to legalize same sex marriage nation wide in 2005.  This past weekend, Toronto head the forth World Pride celebrations and parade. The next to be held in Madrid in 2017.

With all this pride, it makes sense that drooling over a little Canadian grade A beef would also be something celebrated north of the border. Back in 2003, Canada;s Bravo channel began looking for ordinary Canadian men, 21 and older, for their first (and I think sadly only) edition of Strip Search Canada. Given it is Canada Day, what better time than to look back at the men who went on to form the shows end troupe, Canadian Thunder.

Although the show narrowed the field down to just 8, most of the series was about the 100's of other guys across the country, auditioning, dancing and thrusting their way to eventual elimination.

I think Bobby Ryan (above) was a fan favorite, but I really loved Vincent (below). Vincent had that goofy, ordinary guy appeal with a smile that lit up the screen. If you check out the old youtube of his audition it is interesting (and rather erotic) VIncent's audition strip took place in his families backyard with many of his buddies, relatives and his dad and mom looking, and cheering him on.

All Images Above via Kevin T. Gilbert

Of course, one of the staples of any male strip show has to be the first wax. Eyecons has a great selection of images from that show, plus video! Click on the Strip Search Tag to see more from the show. Click HERE:

1 comment:

JiEL said...

And those are with other reasons why I'M PROUD to BE CANADIAN...

Thank you for that nice tribute and those gorgeous CANADIANS...