'Christophe Montenez puts all the other actors in the shade, and makes the spectator freeze when he appears himself as a statue, wearing nothing but the ashes of the members of his character’s family who died during the play.'
One of the positive things, I guess, about working from home, is getting to certain things on my 'to do' list. As far as FH goes, one of the things I rarely do is check out my draft posts. I often start a story or piece, add images, then plan to return to finish at a later date. Often, those drafts quickly move to page 2, then 3 and beyond. This piece, featuring a 2016 production of Les Damnés, I began over a yer ago.
The subject is hard, this period of the rise of Nazism in Germany, the choice of the protagonists to resist or collaborate, the compromises, the betrayals, everyone has seen or heard of these events. The Von Essenbeck family is at the end of the race, at the end of the race, which exacerbates the features of each and the violence which accompanies the choice of camp for each.
Based on Luchino Visconti’s 1969 film, the theatre production features several scenes of male skin including the stunning french actor Christophe Montenez. I added a few gifs and videos, but given the subject matter, edited out some of the darker parts. You can check out and download the full clips, and other scenes from the play on Scenes from Male Skin HERE:
The early 70's magazine Viva tagged itself as the international magazine for women. Women, specifically female readers of romance novels seemed the targeted demographic. The few issues that I've seen were often focused on one male model or one specific theme. The first issue was an ode to historical romance novels, with even the text mirroring the theme. The second issue was devoted to a Hollywood stuntman, both his work, and his play.
'Hands grasp my thighs, my belly, my bum; an alien jaw upon my downy brisket. It's foreign lips chafing, nay chawing, my nether Portal like a cannibal in Hades. I swoon'd, I rous'd, I thrash'd, trembl'd, spent!'
A Fantasy Furlough
'Fancy noblemen are a duck a dozen (sayeth she) but noble accountants don't grow on tree's'
'Now one day late arrives my Lord Fletherspenny, yet in high style, and finely appareled by means of my father's large response. By Venus, a handsome swain indeed!'
The Stunt Man
Photographs by Eddie Adams
'When you want to kill somebody in Hollywood, the calls goes out for Nick Dimitri. Him, they can throw at windows, push under moving trains, drive off cliffs-for a price. Nick laughs at death for a living. '
'Nick is one of the top stunt men in the show business. Last year, he died eighty-six times-five times in one week-and the cameras caught i tall. But it's not just playacting.'
'Nick's a highly trained, perfectly coordinated athlete who stays in shape to stay alive. Even with the utmost precautions, chances are ten to one that any fall he takes will be his last.'
'Sex is very important to me, but the thing that really interests me is pleasing the woman... I can keep going for a long time before coming. It's difficult sometimes because you get so turned on that you're just about to blow your mind.'