Last month, while featuring Jay's (Unlimited Male) work with Nathan, (HERE:) I shared that Jay had sent on several recent shoots after recently having his Model Mayhem page deleted. Since then, Jay has started an Instagram, (HERE:) but is still in the process of deciding on a platform to display his nude work. It is frustrating to me how so many sites (tumblr anyone...) shy's away from nudity and instead, has taken the easy way out by lumping all nudity into the porn category.
It is not as difficult as some make it, to different between art and porn. Although I sadly understand some see nudity of any kind, especially featuring male genitalia, a porn, most individuals with a knowledge of history and art, can easily see the difference. Artistic intent is of course in the eye of the beholder, but it's actually in the eye of the model where's it's usually the most clear, at least to me.
With Instagram, the line between art and porn seems to come down to whether it's a photograph, or a photograph of a painting or drawing. If Instagram had been around when Michelangelo was alive, he could post a photo of his artwork, but not of the model who inspired it. There are incredibly tame images of male butts being deleted every minute, yet a sketch of a nude male model, even with an erection, seems perfectly within the rules.
One day... one day I hope we'll spend less time on worrying about people enjoying a breast and a penis, and more on the never ending amount of violence and cruelty the Internet allows posted and shared. Ok... rant over, now on to Brad by Unlimited Male! When Jay sent on his shoots, I was really looking forward to his shots of Brad.
I featured Jay's first shoot with Brad a couple of years ago (Body Count) and was excited when Jay shared he had shot Brad again. Although incredibly good looking, it's his presence in front of the camera free, easy going vibe, that I find so engaging and hot. The first time Jay shot Brad, he used a bed as one of the locations, and given Brad's sensual bedroom eyes, it made sense to head back to bed for part of their second shoot.
'Brad is really easy to work with and doesn't really need a whole lot of direction, which I like because I think it makes the model look more natural in the photos. Since this was our second shoot, it made things a little easier because we were familiar with each other and I just basically sat back and took the pictures.'
'The only real direction that I gave him was having him move from one location to another. Most of what you see is just naturally all him, which makes my job as photographer a lot easier. He is also totally uninhibited, which makes for a much better shoot as well.'
While still in his teens, Bruce Abbott discovered the thrill and fulfillment of acting, and followed his dreams to Hollywood.
Insomnia can be incredibly frustrating, but my semi-regular bouts of sleepless nights have had led to my discovering more than a few of the actors I've featured. Usually when I can't sleep, I turn on a sitcom, preferably an episode I've seen before. Usually, by the time the 22 minutes have finished, so have I.
A few weeks ago I awoke around 3 in the morning, turned on the television and started scanning so high up the channel list, I ended up on channels I didn't really know I had. I ended up on an adult channel, not sadly, adult as in erotic, but adult as in senior citizen. I'm sure the channel isn't marketed that way, but it's line up included shows like Matlock and Highway to Heaven, shows my mother used to sit in her lazy boy and watch.
Murder, She Wrote (1991)
The show I caught a few minutes of was Murder, She Wrote, a show I'm not sure I've ever seen an entire episode of. It was on in my house growing up, and I love me some Angela Lansbury, but wasn't ever really a show I was especially drawn to. I discovered though that I liked reruns of the 70's show Columbo in the 2000's, decades after it went off the air, so who knows, maybe 2019 will be the year I get into Murder, She Wrote...
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
At 3a.m in the morning however, the show was a welcome discovery, especially tuning in to see the incredibly sexy face of actor Bruce Abbott. Now, I didn't know who Bruce Abbott was at the time, but an IMBD search of the 1991 episode, Thicker Than Water, provided a little info on an actor I'm surprised I hadn't heard about previously. I didn't make it to the end of the episode, but I did press record on my DVR so I find out 'who done it', when I awoke the next morning.
Out of Time (with Bill Maher, 1988)
Although incredibly hot, there was something so 90's, or maybe so 80's about Abbott's look. The hair, the face, the entire package looked like it belonged in an episode of an eighties drama, or better yet, and eighties or nineties soft-core or straight to VHS erotic romance.
Summer Heat (1987)
Abbott began his career in theatre, as a dancer and actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, it was television and film that provided Abbott his biggest opportunities starting in the early eighties. He maybe best known for for his role as Dr. Dan Cain in the cult sci-fi horror films Re-Animator (1985) and it's sequel, Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
As for my 'soft core' comment, Abbott made one of them, sort of. Although there are a few darkly lit love scenes, there wasn't much nudity in his turn in the 1987 flick Summer Heat. Bruce played Jack, the farm hand who draws the eye of Roxy (Lori Singer) a wife who feels neglected by her over worked husband Aaron. (Anthony Edwards). You don't see much (anything...) but I've included a clip below.
Abbott was married to actress Linda Hamilton in 1982 and they have one son Dalton who appeared in Terminator 2: Judgment Day as John Connor as a baby.. Abbott and Hamilton divorced in 1989. and he later met and married actress Kathleen Quinlan.in 1994. Abbott is semi-retired from acting with his last IMDB credit from 2010. He is also works as an architect and artist and works in the custom-design industry
Abbott with Lori Singer and Anthony Edwards
Although the quality is poor (old VHS copy on Youtube) Abbott's 90's hair, and his undies, steal this outtake from the 1991 series Dark Justice
Although Abbott wasn't naked in Re-Animator, the zombies attacking him certainly were...