HIS HANDS: Psychosexual Short Film With Two Men
A new short film, His Hands, is about to premiere and from what I’m seeing there are a few innovative aspects you don’t see often in any films, let alone films in the erotic genre.
Through dark, haunting images with no dialogue, an older man (Philip Brisebois) beckons a young, strapping man (Arron Blake) over to his flat for a life-altering evening. Blake’s menacing character engages in an intense ritual with the old man that includes donning stunning diamond earrings and black lipstick before the night turns even darker.
Here’s a link to more. There’s a photo and a trailer. It’s most definitely not JK Rowling’s mainstream Harry Potter, with safe and questionable characters who may or may not be gay, and I can’t wait to see it.
The All Male Naked Yoga Class
Here’s something else that’s different. There’s a yoga instructor in Washington, DC, who opened an all male naked yoga class for gay and bi-sexual men. The link is actually an interview with the instructor.
It is magical having an hour alone with your body, without even your clothes to distract you. For there to be a non-sexualized space where gay and bisexual men are naked is incredibly liberating and self-actualizing.
Here’s the link. I think it’s important to emphasize the non-sexual aspect. Most people always think there’s sex involved whenever there’s nudity. But most people have never been to a nude beach. Once you remove all your clothes and you adjust to being naked with other naked people around, you don’t even notice the difference. It just feels perfectly natural.
Gay Marvel Character and “Avenger’s Endgame”
I haven’t seen anything trending this aggressively in a long time. Everywhere I go on social media there’s something more about “Avenger’s Endgame.” The fandom with this just amazes me. I saw a hashtag earlier where people were actually thanking “Avenger’s Endgame.” Thanking them, after these people paid good money to see them. This kind of dedicated fandom fascinates me.
In any event, this article has an LGBT POV.
“It was important to us as we did four of these films, we wanted a gay character somewhere in them. We felt it was important that one of us play him, to ensure the integrity and show it is so important to the filmmakers that one of us is representing that.”
You can read this one, here. This is something I might watch, but I can’t promise anything. It’s never been my genre.
Keith loves working at the SPCA more than life itself, and he loves the animals as much as the people in his life, but he knows his job just isn’t good enough to convince Chet to marry him. It might be time for him to join the prosperous family business, become an executive like his brother, and give up on his simple dream of re-homing and rescuing animals.
He winds up finding love and strength in some of the most unlikely places, one of which is with a shy, quirky 3-legged dog named Misty who teaches him the importance of trust and tenacity. Even though he’s surrounded by all the things he loves most, from a mischievous pet monkey to a skunk who thinks she’s a cat, Keith knows he’ll never win Chet back unless he tries working at the family business. There’s only one thing he’s overlooked, and when he finally figures this out he realizes what’s most important to him in this world.
Even though he’s great at running his family’s general store and fixing machines, Joe Buddy can’t seem to figure out how to fix his own life. The fact that he lives way up on remote Buddy’s Mountain in Western North Carolina, with two spinster aunts, doesn’t help his situation either. Although his aunts devoted their lives to him, one aunt never got over a long lost love and the other was born a man who always identified as a woman.
Then one hot summer afternoon in 1940 everything changes. While Joe Buddy is swimming in the creek he accidentally meets a tall, dark cowboy from Wyoming named Clay. He’s a drifter who is only passing through North Carolina on his way to Florida, where he plans to enlist in the military.
There’s an instant connection, and Joe Buddy winds up bringing Clay home for supper that night because he feels sorry for him. However, Joe Buddy suspects there’s more to Clay’s story than he’s telling, and he persuades Clay to stick around long enough to find out. As each event unfolds, these two young men move forward in ways that neither one of them ever expected. And as World War II lurks in the not so far off distance, there are some interesting changes coming to Buddy’s Mountain you won’t want to miss.