Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shirtless in Short Creek

When searching for images to celebrate actor Christopher Atkins birthday this past Sunday, I became interested in these promo shots from Child Bride Of Short Creek. In his first role post Blue Lagoon, Atkins joined Diane Lane, Helen Hunt and Conrad Bain in the 1981 Television movie. They don't make TV movies like they used to. In the 80's and 90's they were a great place to find actors in fun and silly projects (think Making Of A Male Model and For Ladies Only) that would never make it on the big screen.

I have not watched this film yet, but skimmed the full version available on YouTube (HERE:) to make of clip of one scene. Atkins is an engaging, likeable and incredibly sexy man, but he did not win the hearts of so many because of his acting skills. Atkins was hired to provoke the fantasies of both sexes, and looks deliciously juicy picking plums in the scene below.

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