Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Favorite Pic of the Day for November 15th

Marek by Bodytorium

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Seasonal Sightings:

Holy Powell!

'You know they have to spray tan EVERYWHERE before these things, right?'

I've loved me some Glen Powell, and have been waiting for a good butt shots.  He's given us plenty of tease shots, (HERE:) but I think this our first full view of Glen's glutes.  I thought it would be nude scene in a film, not from a photo shoot for Men's Health.  Let's hope this is the beginning of many butt shots for the magazine!

When Thieves Fall Out

'When a prisoner is released from jail after serving 20 years, he returns to Cabot Cove to prove he was wrongly convicted.'


I've written recently about discovering repeats of Murder She Wrote airing on one my cable retro channels.  I watched a few episodes with my parents when I was a kid, but thought it was a bit boring.  Lately however, I've been enjoying watching the odd episode when I'm home when it airs.

Lembeck on One Day At A Time

I recently caught a season four episode titled When Thieves Fall Out.  The episode, as episodes of the series often do, had an elenctic array of guest stars. The episode featured actor Michael Lembeck, who many have caught on television in the 70's and 80's.  Lembeck moved behind the camera and has directed many television snows and movies including last year's Snow Day.


The episode also featured actor John Bennett Perry, who was sadly in the news recently after the death of his son actor Matthew Perry.  John Bennett Perry was a busy actor, especially in the 80's and 90's appearing on shows including Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls, Falcon Crest and 240-Robert. (below) Interesting that he was on two shows with actress Morgan Fairchild who played Chandler's mother on Friends. 

Perry with Mark Harmon 

Dack Rambo

John Glover

Most fascinating to me, was seeing actors Dack Rambo and John Glover in scenes together.  Dack played Bill, a former football star in the episode, and although I'm stretching, there seemed to be a bit of a homoerotic element to his characters relationship to his football coach. Kenneth McMillan played Coach Kevin Cauldwell (spoiler, the killer) who committed the deed to protect the young football star.

I had to wonder what the 'chit chat' was between Rambo and Glover during their scenes together.  Rambo was in the closet at the time, (the episode was filmed in 1987) and didn't really come out publicly until 1991 when he shared that he was bisexual in an interview with The Washington Post. Sadly, Rambo was diagnosed with AIDS shortly after and died from complications from the disease in 1993. 

I don't think actor John Glover every really came out, but then again, I'm not sure he was ever in.  It doesn't seem Glover ever really hid his sexuality, but he didn't publicize it either.  Nor should he have had to, but in the 80's and 90's it was still really risky for actors to do so.  There were very few 'out' actors on television and in films doing film roles, and given that Glover was working fairly consistently, his decision to remain silent, at least publicly, seemed a wise one.

If I ever had the chance to interview Glover, I'd love to ask him about the episode, and working with Dack.  Just because they were both gay doesn't mean they had any connection, or necessarily discussed anything while working together, let alone being closeted co-stars.  At the same time, would have been fun to know if they ever gushed over working with the icon that was Angela Landsbury.

Not sure there's any actual story here, other than it really interested me in seeing them in scenes together.  I love eighties television, and was interested watching Timothy Patrick Murphy romance Lucy Ewing during as time as Mickey on Dallas.  Also fascinated watching Gordon Thomson gay bash his brother Steven on Dynasty, given Thomson later, much later came out as gay.   Rock Hudson also appeared on the nigh time sudser during this time.

There's just something interesting to me about two 'closeted' actors interacting on set during a time when being out in Hollywood was so taboo.  I'm sure it happened a lot, with many actors, some, maybe still in the closet.  I'm also sure it happens today, but I especially love hearing and reading about what it was like being on set, and being gay, in the 70's 80's and 90's. 

I'm not exactly sure what event Dack Rambo was at above, but would have loved to have been there.  Below, a speedo wearing Rambo plays the 'straight' Jack Ewing in the later seasons of Dallas.  There's another story I'd love to hear, about Dack's days on the show.  He's previously shared in interviews the male cast was not very nice to him, and he felt he never fit the 'macho' image of the other male characters.

From Madrid: Álex Villazán

'Alex Villazán steps into the role of Alan with a magnificent performance worthy of an actor who steps on the stage with solidity and overflowing with talent.'

Born In Madrid, 30 year old Álex Villazán has juggled two passions since he was a kid.  Acting was one, the other was martial arts.  When he was 19, Álex came in third in the World Championship of Jiu Jitsu.  Álex used both passions in his role as Alan Strang in Equus

Álex began his acting career under the guidance of director and set designer Maria Jose Pazos.  then joined the Municipal School of Drama which led to his first professional roles on television.  The young actor has been working in TV, on film and on stage steadily since including regular roles on the television series Caronte, Skam España and Alma. (The Girl In The Mirror)

Álex won critical praise for his turn in Equus and was nominated for a Actors Union Award for best lead theatre actor.  The Actors Union Awards reward excellence in performances in Spanish film, television and theater.

Álex also wanted to challenge himself, and push some boundaries by appearing fully nude in the production.  He was keenly aware that previous productions have censored the nudity, and didn't want to be one of those actors who did fully commit to the role of Alan.

'The censorship with the nudity with previous productions has made this work more special and especially the subsequent rebellion that it represented.'
Álex Villazán 

I'm not sure if the video, was officially shot, but it was on Vimeo for awhile, but I couldn't find it the last time I looked.  Thanks to SOMS however, for saving Álex's nude scene.

Equus Production:

Álex has also showed a little skin on television, most recently, the skinning dip scene below from the horror drama Alma. (The Girl In The Mirror)


'After losing her memory in a bizarre accident that kills most of her classmates, Alma tries to unravel what happened that day and regain her identity.'