Friday, April 30, 2021

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 1st

Happy Birthday today May 1st

Happy 55th to actor Charlie Schlatter!

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Schlatter with Kylie Minogue in The Delinquents (1989


Shower Scape

James Duval: ACTORS & Skin

'James Duval is the love child of Keanu Reeves and James Dean'

On set, sock in place, ready for his close-up

It's always interesting to 'discover' an actor you've seen and enjoyed on screen, yet didn't really know, or connect the arc of his career.   I certainly knew who actor James Duval was.  I'd seen and enjoyed him on screen for years.  I thought he was incredibly cute in 1996's Independence Day and the many major films he was in, especially in the first decade of his career. 

Duval was also in one of my all time favorite films, 2001's Donnie Darko.  I guess I can be excused for not connecting the cut kid from Independence Day with Frank, especially given Duval was wearing an evil rabbit's head for much of the film.

Thanks to FH reader Nick however, I was encouraged to take a deeper dive in Duval's career, especially the trilogy of films written and directed by the brilliant Gregg Araki. Between 1993 and 1997, Duval appeared in three consecutive Araki's films,  Totally F***ed Up, The Doom Generation and Nowhere.

Donnie Darko

It makes sense that Araki would cast Duval, given it was the director who first discovered Duval who loitering around the Double Rainbow Café in Melrose. Duval was only 18 at the time, and didn't really know what he wanted to do with his future. Araki also hung around the café, and it was during the time he was writing Totally F***ed Up.  At one  point, Araki asked Duval if he was an actor, Dual replied 'Hell sure.'  The rest, as they say, is history. 

Independence1 Day (1996)

Nowhere and The Doom Generation not only marked the beginning of Duval's career, they also marked his first two nude scenes on film.  You can check them out in the SKIN portion below.

Nowhere (1997)

Duval continued to work steadily through the 2000's and 2010's in dozens and dozens of films, but none really gained the buzz created during the first decade of his career.   Some of you may also recognize Duval from his turn as 'homeless man' on several 2019 episodes of Apocalypse Now.  Duval hasn't slowed down however, even with the pandemic.  Checking out his IMDB page, Duval has no less that 25 new movies either filming or in post production.  Maybe I'll need to add to the SKIN section in t he future...

The Doom Generation (1995)

James Duval: Actors & SKIN

'Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?'
Frank, Donnie Darko

Blue Dream (2013)

 A film critic loses himself into an immoral wasteland and does bad things to people.


Nowhere follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

The Doom Generation

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex-and-violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickie marts

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Favorite Pic of the Day for April 30th

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Seasonal Sightings

Shirts & Skin

Do you have a favorite shirt? JockCollegeBro certainly does.  Luckily for his fans and viewers, he usually wears it 'Donald Duck' style. (shirt on, pants off)  Check out more shots of the shirt on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

Doable Guys: Through The Glory Hole

 Romp In The Hay by Jerel Cardona

FH readers are familiar with Doable Guys.  No, I'm not talking about the many men I profile each day, but the homoerotic art collective celebrating the male form from artists from around the world.  Run by Kyle Anderson and Lena Green,  Doable Guys is inviting you to take a peek Through the Glory Hole at their first-ever homoerotic gallery exhibition. 

We are bringing together artwork depicting the male form, ranging from the explicit, to the tender, to the conversational; all showcasing unique perspectives of art and beauty. There will be a diverse mix of styles and mediums from an international group of over 40 artists, filling the walls with their interpretations of the most “doable” guys! We will also be featuring a collection of the work drawn at our weekly figure drawing sessions, as well as some of the original work from our first 5 volumes of our anthology!

Blue by Lucky Sanford

Through the Glory Hole runs May 7-9 in New York City’s Lower East Side, at 69 Eldridge St.  And for those who can’t make it in person, the exhibition will continue on our website (HERE:) from May 10-16!  All the work displayed will be available for purchase at a wide range of prices!

Brian in the Flowers by Daniel Carter

The Clumps: Ash by Andrew Bowman

'The Clumps have been the inspiration for poets and artists for many years.'

Although inspirational to me, the clumps in question are not Ash's incredibly sculped butt cheeks.  The clumps described in the quote refer to the Wittenham Clumps, one of South Oxfordshire’s most iconic landmarks.  Standing proudly beside the Thames. the Clumps offer stunning views over the surrounding countryside and are the most highly visited free to access greenspace in the region. 

I would argue that Ash's ass offers equally stunning views, and although I'm not sure how often they are visited, I know they've been photographed by several of my favorite photographers.  Most FH viewers are familiar with Ash through his work with photographer Mark Leighton.  I've been fortunate to have been able to feature Mark's work with Ash several times over the years. (HERE:) It was also through Mark's work that Andrew also discovered Ash and connected with him for a shoot.

Last fall, I began compiling a list of models for my Baker's Dozen series. I was fairly confident that Ash was going to make the list.   Although I have featured Ash multiple times, starting back in 2016.  he didn't quite make the 7 post threshold required for the list.  I was reminded though, that in addition to his work with Mark, I'd seen images of Ash in Andrew Bowman's portfolio, and especially loved this series of Ash having fun with hanging from the huge tree branch. 

When I contacted Andrew he was immediately on board, and generously offered to head back into his files and edit more images of Ash, images not yet released or seen before.  Andrew sent along dozens of images from their both studio work together, and their work at the clumps.  Ash traveled for their shoot, so they had time to shoot in the studio in the evening, then head out to the Wittenham Clumps the following day.

The name Wittenham Clumps come from the ‘clumps’ of beech trees which crown both hills; these are the oldest known planted hilltop beeches in England, dating back over 300 years.  The are is located only a few miles from Andrew and he often uses the location for outdoor shoots.  Given how popular the location is, especially for walkers, Andrew tries to schedule his shoots during the daytime hours.  Although he still may run into the odd nature walker, with kids still in school, there less likely to be large numbers of people around.

If you want to check out more of Ash, and his inspirational ass, check out some of Andrew's studio shots on THE NEXT PAGE HERE

Andrew Bowman on Instagram | ModelMayhem