I have used my 'Caucus' label much since the election last year. The current political climate, headed by the buffoon in charge, is such a tornado with cruelty, bigotry and chaos whirling in every form of media, there's no joy in giving it any more attention. But... given the ugliness... I do try to look for the flowers within the manure. Sadly, whenever I see an interesting flower, they end up being too prickly, poisonous or ugly upon taking that closer look. Jared Kushner was purdy for a brief (very brief) second. Rob Porter look good looking from a distance, and a distance, is the only place to safely stay.
You don't have to be a genius to see that those around the clothes free emperor must be equally ugly inside, if not, they couldn't stand being there. Like generates towards like they say. That doesn't mean I still don't glance at the flowers, but I keep walking. As Sondheim taught us through Red, 'Mother said, Straight ahead, Not to delay or be misled'.
Sooo, I paused today to glance at, but not for too long, the former football player turned PA and Presidential body man John McEntee, the lesser known White House employee in the headlines for being fired today. The reason, a financial crime, the consequence, fired from one job, but immediately hired to work on another. Like generates towards like and hot without character is the ugliest of them all.
There are many brother acting duos including Alec, Billy and Stephen Baldwin, Owen and Luke Wilson, Chris and Liam Hemsworth and Ben and Casey Affleck. I had never heard of the Vint brothers however, until this past weekend. TCM aired the 1974 action drama Macon County Line. Written and produced by Max Baer Jr, the southern flick reminded me a bit of a more violent version of The Dukes of Hazzard.
The film centers on Chris and Wayne, (Alan and Jesse Vint) two brothers on a spree of thrills and sex before their date to report for duty with the air force. The brothers however, get mistaken for two drifters who have just murdered the wife of the town's sheriff. (Max Baer Jr). Although the actual murderers are in police custody, the sheriff doesn't get the news in time and heads out seek revenge.
The movie opens with a scene of Chris and Wayne taking turns having a sex with a beautiful blonde. Wayne (Jesse Vint) has had his turn and is cleaning up when he see's there are two men hot on their tails. Wayne has to get Chris off the blonde, and out the window before they're found out. Although the editing is fast, watching Wayne (Alan Vint) getting up completely naked, and trying to find his clothes and get out the window was a great scene. Alan's ass even gets a freeze framed on the opening titles of the film.
Both actors were incredibly busy on film and TV in the seventies and eighties but Alan left acting in the late 90's, and sadly died in 2006. Jesse is still a busy working actor as well as writer and director. Although Jesse was shirtless in the film, it was Alan who took it all off in the movies two scenes.
Jesse with Lynda Carter in Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)
Jesse did have a quick nude scene in the 1977 film Black Oak Conspiracy. Although looking hot and shirtless on the film's poster, I didn't actually find that scene in the film, but he was shirtless with a distant rear shot in a love scene in a barn.
'Riding bareback, especially when nude, is the ultimate foreplay.'
'The nickname 'Outlaw' makes Marco Washington's towering persona even more awe-inspiring. Tall, dark and dreamy, the 6'2" hard body is a barnyard delight, horsing around and making us think twice about husbandry as peels his shirt from his exquisite chest.'