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Tuesday 20 September 2016

Hunk of the Month - Brian Bodine 4

You can read this article from Part 1 here

Given the generally upbeat flavour of Brian Bodine's appearances under the Lucas banner it's not entirely surprising to find this sheer playfulness announcing his appearance for Titan Men in Thrill Ride (2011). How appealing is that, chaps? He's re-adopted the name Jason Diaz for this role, presumably at the request of the studio. Personally I think the understated Brian Bodine suits him much better.

In this film he's unexpectedly paired off with Logan Scott who usually seems to be cast in the role of perpetual victimhood (which he generally plays in a most appealing manner I must say!). His participation is, however, a clue that Bodine is resuming the role of top.

 Before long the two get down to business in the Falcon-esque pool setting which is a world away from the darkly sexy interiors of the Lucas movies. Notice how Brian/Jason has become a little chunkier and a little less 'cut' in his musculature, hopefully that's a sign of contentment.

(Titan seems to have repackaged and re-issued this video as 'Deep End' recently and these stills come from that re-issue.)

As far as I can tell this is Bodine's last appearance and this relaxed and happy shot makes an ideal swansong. A modest career spanning about 7 years but with it's fair share of memorable moments which have given me great pleasure in compiling this article.

My thanks to TitanMen for the images in today's post

However, this is not the end of my story. In researching Brian's career I came across references to the name 'Jay Black'. This model, who has made more recent film appearances, bears a superficial resemblance to Bodine in some pictures (above) and has also used the name Jason Diaz (according to 'Smutjunkies'). For a while I pursued that lead before realising that the face couldn't have changed that much in 4 years and that the faintly-visible shoulder tattoos did not match either. Such is the burden of the terminally obsessive!

This wild goose chase was not entirely fruitless however. I ran across some exciting material including the fab shot above from the now-forgotten 'Lords of the Jungle' (2006). Although it turned out to be a different man in the end and therefore of no value for this article, I think the material I found is more than good enough for a post of it's own and this will appear here soon (see Jay Black Part 1).
You can read the Brian Bodine article from Part 1 here
 for other articles in the 'hunk' series click on the label below

Saturday 17 September 2016

Hunk of the Month - Brian Bodine 3

You can read this article from Part 1 here

In 2008 Bodine gets a role with Lucas Entertainment in 'Cruising Budapest' with the Mangiatti Twins and this heralds something of a change in style bringing out a different side to his erotic persona.

The move to a bigger studio has provided a step up in image quality showcasing Bodine's lush muscularity. I'm not a big fan of orgies but this pairing with the twins creates a marvellous sense of  intimacy and 'sharing' which we can vicariously enjoy as well.

That warmth carries on in his appearance with Bryan Slater, also for Lucas in the 'Auditions ' series in 2010. Happily for me he's now  sporting that characterful hair. This isn't Brian's first on-screen bottoming role but he's portraying a nice degree of cheerful discomfort and awkwardness.

 There's a trace of the 'gangsta' persona glimpsed in 'Rush' in this pic,
 but it's not really representative of the flavour of the video.

 In fact there's a warm, almost romantic conclusion to the scene. Bryan Slater puts his arm protectively round Bodine's shoulders as they shoot their loads together. This isn't the norm for gay porn 'climaxes' and it seems to reflect a genuine warmth between these two characters. If you have a look on search engines you will find other images from the same sequence where Bryan is affectionate and playful with his younger companion lying alongside him.

Bodine's 'Rush' encounter with Spencer Reed follows on from this appearance and if you watch it on video you can detect a similar gentle atmosphere.

Thanks to Lucas Entertainment for these images

You can read this article from Part 1 here
 for other articles in the 'hunk' series click on the label below

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Hunk of the Month - Brian Bodine 2

You can read this article from Part 1 here

Bodine's film history is somewhat confusing. Titan Men link him to the 2004 film 'Horse' under the name Jason Diaz. He gets a 10 minute slot with Troy Punk in this atmospheric, heavy leather piece. A surprising debut!

He moves to more conventional territory for the 2006 film 'Wildlands', playing a lone hiker who unleashes the repressed sexual urgings of a Park Ranger. There's a nice manly moment for him where he picks up the naked Ranger, cradled in his arms, and carries him outside onto the porch to stuff him over the balcony rail. As you can see he sports a shaved head for this scene and (sadly from my point of view) this is has been the case for most of his film career.

 Luckily his youthful good looks compensate for the missing thatch.
He made several films for some of the less prominent studios in the run-up to 2008.

Most of these seem to have passed into obscurity as far as the internet is concerned, although this cover suggests that lack of quality was not necessarily the cause.

IMDb calls this a 'Boxing Themed vignette'. It's from the film 'T.K.O.' with Jake Havok in 2007.
(I can't find a link for T.K.O. it now belongs to Raging Stallion)

In this period Bodine's reputation was very much based on his muscularity and the challenging length of his cock, hence the by-line "Jake Havok is man enough.......",
see above for confirmation of this claim

 There are some nice shots from this era emphasising his masculine and ethnic credentials

You can gather from this that Bodine's passive role with Spencer Reed in part one of this article was not the only shot in his armoury, making that episode all the more interesting.

You can read this article from Part 1 here
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Sunday 11 September 2016

Hunk of the Month (or Captured Rogue #6?) - Brian Bodine

This occasional series (very occasional despite the moniker!) charts my periodic obsessions with models I stumble across on my web ramblings. This time it's Brian Bodine, who caught my fancy this week when I saw him for the first time in the image below, 

As you can see, Bodine is pretty muscular and he's being dominated here by a rather youthful-looking Spencer Reed whose own bulk seems have found a worthy match for once. The scene conjures up associations for me that might also have earned it a place in my series 'First catch your rogue'. 

Bodines hair seems to have caused a bit of a stir at the time but for me it contributes beautifully to an image of a butch, streetwise punk who's been riding for a fall and has bitten off more that he can chew here.

When Spencer turns the heat up we get an electric image - a big bouquet to the photographer! Bodine's face here might have graced one of Greasetank's epic encounters.

"Let this be a lesson to you!", Spencer seems to be saying. 
Bodine's face registers 'point made'
 In fact if you watch the video it's a much softer encounter than I have fantasied about here.
 Images from this video on the web are limited in number and the trailers seem to have been withdrawn but the film is still available, visit Lucas Entertainment film 'Rush'

Brian Bodine's not really a ruffian either, but I soon found in my researches that he's made some other interesting films which I will explore next time.

Continued in Part 2
For other 'hunks' in this series click on the label below,
 likewise to see previous 'rogues' getting their come-uppance click on that label. 

Saturday 3 September 2016

Russian Wedge

 The punishment of 'Riding the Wedge',
featured here from time to time over the last couple of years,
has recently been used on the website 'Russian Captured Boys'.

The victim is an unassuming plumber whose tight blue overalls
catch the eye early on, before he is carried off to the dungeon.

The hands above the head tethering used here to expose the torso to punishment
 also prevents the captive from using his hands to ward off the pressure on his crotch.

Although this captive's ankles are secured to the legs of the wedge I suspect they do not prevent him from grounding his feet which is probably just as well since this practice, if prolonged, is a lot more dangerous than it looks. Don't try it at home, fantasy stuff only.

Photos courtesy of Russian Captured Boys
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