I started this season's edition of Big Brother, but being away so much in July, I missed a huge chuck of episodes. Although I picked up again with Sunday night's episode, I certainly keep up on some of the action via some on-line sites for the show. Thankfully they fully uncovered a couple of August moons from Tommy and Jackson, two of the hottest guys left in the house.
Back in the 80's and 90's there were many goof ball comedies that relied on Playboy Playmates and Penthouse centerfolds for a little tits & ass in their films. We all know female nudity was utilized as a draw far more than male nudity, even though the movies that featured naked men (the Porky's trilogy) did fairly well at the box office.
This had me wondering if there were any men from Playgirl who were used in the same way in movies. I know Playgirl models used to make the odd appearance on network sit-coms and daytime talk shows, but wanted to find out if any dropped their drawers on film. I had not heard of the Vice Academy series, (there were six) no wonder, even by 90's standards they pretty lame. They did however, provide a couple of embarrassment nude scenes for two men from the pages of Playgirl. A Mr. Canada, and a man of the year appeared in #2 and #3 from the series. Check out their scenes (and their Playgirl layouts) on PAGE 2 HERE:
The first time I saw my home, I was drawn to the details. It was the specific features and characteristics of the old house that had me wanting to live there. I fell in love with the wooden floors, the wainscoting and wooden door frames. It was the high ceilings and the tin ceiling in the dining room. It was those beautifully unique details that had me sold.
That was a few years ago, and now... days, even weeks and months go by without my noticing those details. Is usually not until someone new comes into the house and comments on a particular architectural feature that reminds me of all the particular visuals that I was first drawn to. Familiarity breeds complacency for sure, with visuals as well as relationships and all aspects of our lives. We often see, yet don't notice the beauty we live with, no matter how spectacular it may be.
Great artists never tire of the beauty which surrounds them, and their passion for the focus of their art. They seem to have almost an instinctual way of keeping complacency from occupying space when they're creating. Although Richard Rothsteinlives in one of the most exhilarating and visualizing inspiring cities in the world, Richard always manages to tap into a field of energy and unique vibration with every model, and every shoot.
Richard has lived in the same building, with the same roof top for over thirty years. He's shot hundreds of models on that roof, watched hundreds or sun rises and sun sets and clouds of various shapes and colors go by. Watched the rain come down, the snow start to fall and seen dozens of storms begin to brew. These images were shot over three hours and the changing color and look of the sky was due to the thunderstorms they had to work around during the shoot.
Each time Richard steps out upon that roof, he channels the energy of the model to capture the city in a new and unique way. Each model moves slightly differently, has a different relationship with the roof, the surrounding areas and the sky above. Each channels their inner Emperor tor look out over the city they are temporarily ruling over.
'Working on my roof, almost 500 feet above the city, brings a sense of quiet dominance to the images. The naked man speaks to the conquest of man, standing above all he has forged. So small compared to the soaring glass and steel towers of Manhattan, naked and exposed yet master of it all.'
'Naked above the city, yet spectacularly clothed in the geometry, architecture, glass and steel of what is arguably the most influential metropolis on the planet.'
I love Dominic's look, his beautiful eyes and great face and lips, and especially how his incredibly body interacts with, and rules the roof top he's posing naked upon. Although I've loved all of Richard's roof top shoots, in his work with Dominic, I saw a more panoramic view, seeing more of the spaces nooks and crannies than I remember seeing together in one shoot before.
Check out more of the roof's nooks and crannies, and more of Dominic's as well, by checking out
Although the Vice Academy series was mostly about showing flashes of boobs, the producers of the second and third films wisely hired a couple of Playgirl models for a few moments of male nudity. Although neither actor was Marlon Brando, that really wasn't that important, they had exactly what was required for their part.
Steve Mateo, Vice Academy 3 (1991)
'I'm going to go change.'
Although he didn't show the full Monty, Steve was named Mr. Canada in 1998 and appeared in a small spread in Playgirl. Check it out in another post below of click HERE:
'The man of the Year is sporting a hickey! Though we're ready to blame it on an over-ardent and lust sick fan, luscious Scott Layne is quick to reveal who the real sucker was... a hungry stingray just off the coast of the glorious Cayman Islands.'
Man of the Month
Playgirl: November 1997
Photography by Annelli Adolfsson
Although Scott Layne was man of the month in 1997, he went to become Playgirls Man of the Year for 1998 in another shoot shot by photographer Annelli Adolfsson. Included here are my favorite shots from his various appearances in Playgirl from 1997-2003
'Always eager to make romance creative and spontaneous, Scott tells us about one of his recent sexapades that took place in a Los Angeles restaurant. 'I suppose it looked like my date was simply sitting on my lap, but sparks were really flying as we got it on at the dinner table. A waiter even came by with bread and I took a deep breath and managed a thank you right before exploding.'