I always though actor Jai Courtney was talented, not to mention incredibly hot, but I didn't know quite how popular he was until I featured him back in 2009. I did a small post, featuring his butt baring scene from Packed to the Rafters, not realizing it, and almost every post featuring Jai, would end up being some of the sites most 'clicked' upon posts.
Since that post, Jai has gone on to big screen success in films including; Spartacus, Jack Reacher, Unbroken and Divergent. In last years The Exception, Jai's nude scene included this frontal which hit the net with a lot of fanfare last week. If you haven't got on the Jai bandwagon yet, I say welcome aboard!
In my attempt to find movies, and share images that I haven't seen before, I went digging into the Joe Dallesandro archives. I have seen, and posted about his Warhol films, but until the other night I had not seen Joe in 1976's Je t'aime moi non plus. (I Love You, I Don't) I haven't seen any of Joe's films in awhile, but right now, this movie, from French writer and director Serge Gainsbourg, might be one of my favorites.
I was immediately drawn in to Gainsbourg's story of two truckers who happen upon a rundown and pretty desolate truck stop. The two truckers are Krassky (Dallesandro) and his lover Padovan, played by Hugues Quester. Krassky, a little tired of Padovan's neediness, finds himself drawn to the beautiful, but almost androgynous Johnny. (Jane Birkin) Krassky is torn, but drawn to Johnny and much of the middle of the film is the two of them attempting to have sex. Problem is, Krassky is only comfortable with anal sex which proves both painful and loud.
After trying in a few places, they end up out in the middle of nowhere and finally succeed having sex in the back of the truck. Of course the course of true lust never runs easy and the triangle has a rather satisfying, but dark and abrupt ending. Dallesandro is captivating as usual, and I was hoping for more close ups of his beautiful eyes and face.
Director Serge Gainsbourg was seeing actress Jane Birkin at the time of filming so there are plenty of lingering shots of her naked body, especially her curvy backside. Gainsbourg does however give us a fair about of Dallesandro's beautiful butt as well, especially in the inner tube scene that I capped below. There is just one brief frontal when the pair comes out of the water, but I found myself so into the story, I wasn't bothered there were not more. There was plenty of Joe, and a very quick frontal from Hugues Quester as well.
Earlier this year I was happy to be able to feature New Manhattan Studios work with Italian heartthrob Marco. (A Consuming Coiffure) I am a sucker for a tall, lean, not to mention hot, guy with long hair, and the poofier the hair... the better!
In the mix of images that Wes sent on were this series featuring Marco holding, playing and wrapping himself around the Italian flag. I loved the way Marco used the flag in his poses, and way Wes and Alex captured the vibrant green, red and whites. Wes wrote a bit about this particular series of shots on NMS's site and the words below are from his blog post about the shoot.
'For those of us of a certain age, many of the brightest stars in the firmament of international media celebrities have Italian names. In the decades immediately following World War II, Italian cinema flourished and names such as Fellini and Antonioni were world renown. Italy defined la dolce vita (the beautiful life) for the world, from design, fashion and cuisine to the cinematic arts. Italian cinema reeked of cool, sexy chic. Italian beauties Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida were international sex symbols.'
'Heir to this tradition is Marco, a 6'1", 22-year-old model from Naples. At the time of his sessions, he was studying acting at one of the leading drama schools in New York; appropriately enough, the alma mater of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Marlon Brando. We can’t vouch for his acting skills, but having worked as a model in Europe, Marco is a natural in front of the camera. But if looks count for anything in this business (duh!), watch for this face. Marco backs up his contemporary European sense of style and sexy jock vibe with traditional Italian good looks.'
'We had the good fortune to schedule two sessions with him during his time in New York. The first was our year-end post in 2014. The second session was captured less than a half year later in early 2015, before the end of his term at school. Marco's is one of several 2015 photo sessions that are just now being brought out of the vault. Whereas his first session had more of a fashion focus, Marco's second session was a physique art session that included implied and partial nudes. A number of the images are available in the studio's Fine Art Gallery and still more in Captured Shadows, the studio's physique art portfolio. Marco is one of three models featured in Captured Shadows #4.'
'We hope you enjoy this follow-up session with one of our favorite models. With the opening of his second gallery, we have written Marco to make sure we get on his calendar for one of his future trips to New York as a model or actor. Since we started by talking ‘60s names, I’ll toss in another for you. I have refrained from using any pictures of myself on the blog, but the shot below of Marco at work in front of two panels (being used as light modifiers) was my favorite behind-the-scenes shot from his session. So just this once, I’m making an exception. Let’s think of my visage on the right as a tribute to the famed 60s director, Alfred Hitchcock. (If you’re old enough, you’ll understand.)'
'Crown Prince Rudolf spends his days wastefully indulging in his most base desires on his sprawling lush estate, filled with young nubile and nude women and a plethora of randy, nude men.'
Sounds like a good pitch for a movie to me! Especially when the Crown Prince is played by the delicious Hungarian actor Lajos Balázsovits. The clip that added below is just the first few minutes of the movie which begins with a naked Rudolf waking from a nap, taking a dip and playing and kissing pretty much everyone he encounters, including his nanny.
Although 1976's Vizi Privati, Pubbliche Virtù (Private Vices, Public Pleasures) is about Rudolf, as well as his half-brother and half-sister, trying cut free, and stay free from Rudolf's father, it boils down to pretty much an hour and of half of naked bodies dancing, playing and having sex. Lajos is naked for much of the movie, and when he's dressed, there is usually someone naked around him.
After re-watching Fanny Hill for a post I did a week or so ago, I was anxious to find another sexy period piece. Private Vices, Public Pleasures certainly fit the bill! Unlike many soft core films of the time, the male naked body is given as much attention, or more as the female body. So much so in fact, that the female lead, and the object of Rudolf's attention, the beautiful, Mary Vetsera (Teresa Ann Savoy) is a hermaphrodite, something that doesn't seem to faze the Crown Prince even for a second.
The film has it's share of drama, but for the most part is is almost a musical. Men an women dancing and skipping around naked enjoying the day, the music and each other. Lajos is captivating as the Prince, slim, but open to sharing his body with pretty much everyone he encounters. The actor worked sporadically through the seventies, but his roles began to decrease and now 70, seems to have retired with his last credit in 2010.
In addition to the clip I posted below, you can see an uncensored trailer, giving a good feel of the film on Vimeo HERE:
If you want to download the HD clip of this scene (the films first few minutes) I uploaded it to Spendspace HERE: