The moustache is the evolutionary next level to enlightenment.” -- noted gay Oscar Wilde. Wilde, however, was more a fan of a stiff, clean upper lip, but even he had a thing for the cookie duster. Though scruff may be having something of a comeback these days, gays have been growing it out and trimming it up for millennia. From the queens of Ancient Greece to gay porn stars of the 70s, facial hair has always had a bit of a queer bent. So saddle up, kids, we’re going on a mustache ride of facial hair in gay history.
Obviously, every nude model from the seventies to eighties wasn’t a hairy dude with a thick beard, mustache or… um, mustache? Seriously, after last week’s Flashback Friday post on Butch Gaylord, we originally intended to go the twinkier route with today’s update…
And then we saw Ron Raz‘s cock. Upon first impression, we had difficulty believing it could have ever existed.
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24shelf: “ back-then: “ Eugen Sandow, 2.4.1867 - 14.10.1925. born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller, was a Prussian pioneering bodybuilder known as the “father of modern bodybuilding” ” I have never seen a Man...
Headed by photographer Chuck Renslow, Kris Studio pushed the boundaries of acceptability in physique photography more than any other studio from the late 1950s into the 1960s. In turn, Renslow paid a price for flaunting the strict laws against male nudity in print. In court, when Renslow was brought to trial for indecency, his lawyers produced photographs of great works of art that featured male nudes, including the statuary from the entrance to the Chicago courthouse in which the trial was taking place! In the studio, he was known for posing his models in the most revealing of posing straps, sometimes wetting them down to make them even more see-through.