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(Mar 12th 2017)

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 3

Two years after 'Shock Treatment' and 'Slick It Up' (see parts 1 & 2), Mitch made an appearance in Slave Traders from Bound Muscle (2011). It's a more significant role as he has to do a lot more than take a thrashing.  'Slave Traders' has a storyline and he has to act, playing a seller of slaves who finds his transaction going awry.

At the start we see him taking delivery of a slave in a wooden crate, it's the long-suffering muscle guy, Derek Paine. Dressed in shirt and chino's and wearing glasses, Colby cuts a quite different figure to the bewildered prisoners of the first two films. However, his muscular shoulders and biceps are still evident, almost bursting out of his shirt, a reminder that with clothes sometimes, more is sexier.

Colby's partner in crime is the Luke Riley who I find strangely alluring despite his hill-billy beard. He looks very fetching in his guard's uniform and proceeds to mop Paine's brow and other areas under Colby's supervision.

Preparation of the slave continues with Riley shaving the man's torso.
His clumsy technique results in multiple, paine-ful nicks to Derek's skin.

Colby doesn't seem to notice.
He watches for a while then goes off to speak to the buyer he's got lined up,
to tell him he can come and collect the goods he has paid for.

 While Colby's away Riley can't resist playing with the Slave and testing him out.
Starting with nipple clamping and punching, it gradually escalates
 into more serious stuff as he becomes more and more excited.

Paine ends up getting a serious pain work out.
Riley shows his appreciation in the time-honoured way by christening him.

When Colby returns and finds his merchandise cut, battered and bruised, he is not amused.
He chains Riley to an upturned table reprimanding him for his irresponsible behaviour.
There's a nice size contrast between them in this image. 

For once Colby is not on the receiving end.
He punishes Riley with a good flogging while the slave watches.

This sequence features some great images of Colby's torso and Luke Riley's pert little ass.
Unfortunately this 'leaning' method of restraint (which must have got quite uncomfortable after a while) doesn't give Riley much scope for reacting to the blows (by writhing etc),
we have to content ourselves with his facial grimaces.

The buyer unexpectedly arrives in the middle of the thrashing to claim his purchase.
He is not amused to find the goods have been soiled and confronts Colby.
The scene now shifts to the buyer's dungeon......

Paine, the buyer's purchase is being readied for a session with the zapper gun. But it seems that, as compensation for his injured state, the buyer has also claimed the man  responsible, Luke Riley, seen here tied to a chair awaiting his due reward. In addition Mitch Colby, the seller, has delivered himself up and is seen here looking on from a cage.
There follows a lengthy sequence of Paine being tortured.

When the Buyer (who we never really see and isn't identified) decides to take a break, he turns his attention to Mitch Colby who's lying helpless in his cage. The Buyer's more annoyed with him than Riley, blaming him for allowing his Guard to sully the goods.
Colbys chunky physique looks well in his metal prison.

The Buyer doesn't punish Colby himself, but turns Riley the Guard loose on him,
 knowing that he is burning with anger about the flogging Colby gave him.
Riley starts by dousing Colby with hot wax - in such large quantities that (bizarrely)
he needs to use a glass kitchen measuring jug to administer the stuff.
(personally I find they always dribble - perhaps a not entirely inapproriate quality here!)

Inevitably I suppose, when wax is applied there's only one way to get it off
and that's with a hot flogging. Colby's forced to stand on one leg to add to his discomfort.

Luke gives a fine display of a man venting his anger,
prowling round the helpless Colby and lashing him remorselessly.

A sore and aching Colby is left to ponder where he went wrong!

This under-rated film is a great vehicle for him. Although it's young Luke Riley who's the star of the piece, the older Colby makes an excellent foil for his indignation. The young employee getting to thrash his boss is, of course, a most appealing subject however you choose to present it.

See all these and many many more at Bound Muscle - Slave Traders.
You can also buy the video there.

My thanks to Bound Muscle for the images. Their films have a distinctive style which is darker and much earthier than the highly-polished Bound Gods stable. It's some time since they added a new title but their back catalogue is worth exploring.

More of Mitch Colby next time
Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 2

Around the same time as 'Shock Treatment' (see Part 1) Mitch Colby made an equally memorable appearance in Bound Gods film 'Slicked Up' (2009) with Dak Ramsey. It's a similar storyline, Mitch is taken from his slave cage, stretched out and remorselessly punished.

I love the moment when Dak rips Colby's vest off as a prelude to stripping him completely and getting on with the matter in hand which includes a good deal of flogging and butt punishment.  The Bound Gods trailer for this section is particularly good an I have included it below.

This trailer is a little gem of straightforward S&M without the frills (they come later).
It really does leave you wanting to see more.

As in 'Shock Treatment'  the stretched out position makes the most of Colby's mature, chunky figure. He looks great and so do his buns. His 'regular guy' maturity suggests there's more to this story than just being a slave. You start to wonder why is a man like this in this bizarre situation?

In S&M you don't have to have an erection to look sexy.
This image isn't one of the regular promotional stills but it captures a terrific dramatic moment with Dak putting his back into it. Mitch's total nudity and vulnerabilty is really brought out by the close cropping of this picture (and possibly the placing of the logo too, which is normally so unwelcome). Mitch's fair hair also contributes to this effect, creating the illusion of a shaved crotch, but arguably looking more interesting

Mitch tolerates some pretty fierce punishment during this video and wears a marvellous expression of baffled incomprehension for much of the action. At least, that's when you can see his face. Unfortunately (from my point of view) Dak forces him to wear a red rubber mask for part of the action and he wears a black one himself during the opening sequence (images 2-5, above). That's down to the 'Slick It Up' connection, they presumably sponsored this film. Masks don't really work for me, I like to see faces and expressions, but there is some nice, tight bondage and great flogging in this section (see links below for more).

Bound Gods leave their own distinctive imprint on the film too with the now-familiar 'string of pegs' routine (6, above) and a black, scaffolding-style, restraining frame for the finale in which Mitch gets caned and then fucked by Ramsey. In the still above he makes closer acquaintance with Dak's ass.

This video has a more significant sexual role for Mitch than in 'Shock Treatment', but it's totally passive, all the more so in the rigidity of the restraining frame which doesn't even allow head movement. The free-style opening of this film is much more interesting for me and is enough to make this a noteworthy entry in Mitch's CV. 

(see a different trailer and more stills at Bound Gods No 6690)

I imagine most of you, if you are fetish fans, will have come across the two films I have referenced so far in this 'Hunk Hunt' before. However, Mitch's career beyond these is less well-known and takes a different direction but there's one more fetish film to look at first in Part 3

Read this series from the beginning,  Part 1
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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Hunk Hunt - Mitch Colby 1

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 For some reason Mitch Colby (above) and not to be confused with Colby Mitchell (of course!??) has started popping up quite frequently in my web wanderings of late, in the form of stills from his appearance in 'Shock Treatment' for Fetish Force (2009)

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 I've always liked this scene for it's 'big man being tormented' theme. Mitch Colby's mature, good looks and slightly 'gone to seed' chunkiness is an attractive and very masculine persona. He lives up to that label as he is put through a succession of electric shock torments by Derek Da Silva.

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 Mitch Colby remains bound to a cross throughout the scene and his torment is conducted in front of a very boyish-looking Adam Knox and Andreas Cavalli who have sex in front of him while it is going on. In this image they look on like biblical characters witnessing the public chastisement of a miscreant (and getting off on it - unlike biblical characters - supposedly).

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When Adam is presented to the torturer for his own dose of 'DC' treatment, the dismayed look on Colby's face makes you wonder if Knox is his boyfriend, being led astray or forcibly abused while he, the older protector, can only look on helplessly.

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 This cleverly constructed image gives a great impression of Knox, over-powered by a bigger man and looking very vulnerable. Spreadeagled Colby looks on helpless to intervene, but unable to look away. In this scene Da Silva discharges electricity through his own body to Knox, dick to dick. I don't know how much this hurts but it is erotic!
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 For me, the potential of the 'X'-cross as a dungeon device is largely wasted if the captive keeps his feet planted on the ground throughout and he's simply spreadeagled on it (as in picture 5 above). With this image's clever angling however, Titan manage to make the connection with conventional crucifixion, suggesting suspension and highlighting Colby's hefty physique at the same time.

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It's only towards the end of the film that Da Silva burrows inside Colby's jockstrap to see what's in there. In an odd sort of way, the muted sexuality between these two men gives their drama more substance. Notice how in this image Colby looks away and that disengagement, though realistic in itself, actually creates a less interesting picture than when he watches what is being done to him (as in pictures 3 & 7). The two men's cocks are deliberately lined up in this picture suggesting that the pain is creating an erotic connection between them, but Colby's leaning back pose looks a little to relaxed to carry that off.

Titan's preference for heavily-logo'd, wide-screen teaser images, especially those with rather distant viewpoints sometimes seems to drain them of their drama. This picture is a case in point. That's their prerogative of course, they want you to buy the film, not just feast on the freebies.

These stills are borrowed from Tony Buff's blog and there are many more from this film there
View the 'Shock Treatment' trailer at Titan's Website.

Mitch Colby has a mature, gentle giant look about him, with slight tendency to chubby hairiness that is quite cuddly. In this role that adds a poignant flavour to his predicament. Reviewing it again after a gap of several years, it made me wonder about what other films he had made. Thus another of my 'Hunk Hunt's was triggered and it led me eventually to a most unexpected, but highly appropriate place.

More next time

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

No Escape

Benjamin Gelle for Navy Diver

When he thought he was well clear of the pursuing guards Benjamin stopped running and tried to get the electric cage off his body. If he didn't he knew it would continue to send out homing signals leading them back to him. As soon as they got close enough again they would activate it's punishment function remotely and then it would subject his body to a fearsome barrage of electricity. An assault that would only end when the capacity of the battery pack, stored in the pouch at the front of his underpants, was exhausted. He doubted he would still be conscious when that happened. 

Anxiously he felt for the securing clips at the back of his body, but though he found them he could not budge them. Seconds were ticking by. Then his fingers found the padlocks and in his heart he knew he was doomed. Looking down he saw the buttons on his underpants lighting up, one by one, he braced himself and then he felt the tingling vibration round his ribs.........

Saturday, 18 February 2017

The Milking Factory

KW - The Farm (click to enlarge)
 This is the earliest example (2011) I have found so far of the Milking Factory Idea, although I suspect more might be unearthed in due course. KW visualises an alien-like construct with youthful subjects secured to posts and even suspended in the air while their juices are coldly and continuously extracted. The subjects provide an interesting array of facial expressions ranging from resignation and bewilderment to orgasmic excitement at the moment of delivery.
Thanks to JJJJ for providing information on KW's identity/web location (see comment 1)

Kami Tora - Night Shift
Kami Tora's take considers the requirement for a little stimulation to ensure plentiful production. Thus the natural pumping qualities of the vacuum tube are augmented by electrical stimulation of the testicles. The choice of supplementary, giant dildo rammers is a little more questionable since such equipment, though exciting to watch, is not necessarily conducive to maintaining an excited erectile state except in the mind of well-practised recipient. However, one might expect to witness a spectacular ejaculation from time to time. The expressions of these captive milkers are more exaggerated suggesting that they are not experienced users, possibly even straight since their minder is a female nurse. Her calm indifference as she monitors their production efforts on a clipboard is a signal that the process may be unremitting for some time yet. Notice how the brackets holding the dildo ram to it's base resemble a human hand. Nice touch.

more Kami Tora (Note it's femdom!)

Destor777 - Hunk Milk - Milking Factory (click to enlarge)
Destor777's version of the idea is much more humanitarian. The victims subjects are allowed to lie down on a platform (not obviously padded for comfort, be it said). They are loosely restrained, just enough to prevent interference in the process, and stimulation is limited to the pump itself and testicular electro-stim. Destor's recreation of the various stages of excitement and ejaculation is rather subtle and well observed and the loose restraint helps make that possible.

see Destor777 at Deviant Art

Kalabro - Milking Factory
Kalabro has acknowledged at his blog how he took his inspiration from Destor and he has effectively reworked the same image in his own style which will appeal to the lovers of bulkier, slightly older men. Personally I like his less spiky technique although Destor captures the movement of the captives rather well. Kalabro's innovation is to combine a catheter style draining bottle with a robotic pumping arm, perhaps the most aggressive approach to extraction of them all.

Kalabro - Milking Adam
Kalabro also sketched other ideas for the scene. This one using the customary pumping sleeve and just a suggestion of anal stimulation. Kalabro always names his characters and that approach here suggests a group of buddies undergoing the same experience together.

Kalabro - Milking Dave
Kalabro subjects Dave to an even tougher regime featuring testicular noosing and electro-stimulation plus a fearsome-looking dildo ram whose demanding effects are written across the subject's face and evident too in his straining arms and twitching feet. You can see the working of the drain tube/bottle device in this image.
Kalabro - Milking Jamie

The floppy-haired youth is a familiar face in Kalabro's stable of suffering and Jamie here seems to be destined to experience life after milking as his draining tube flies away at the very point of ejaculation and an unpleasant-looking robotic clamp-like device waits in the wings to take over. 

See more at Kalabro's blog

Friday, 10 February 2017

Vintage Season 17 - Set Me Free

Phil Lambert
The beautiful Phil Lambert looks as though he is awakening and about to abandon his artistic pedestal and step onto more solid ground here. The presence of visible hair on the model's body also marks a significant step too - towards a more real and open depiction of the naked male form. That body hair forms an integral part of the line that is the backbone of this picture - a sweeping arc that runs from his cheek down the length of his torso and away through his leg to the very tip of his toe.  If you imagine tracing that line with your fingers you will understand just how sensual the pose actually is, despite it's outward academic appearance (and all know how erotic the stretching of a tired leg actually feels!). The modesty-imposing G-string introduces a key stopping-off point on that arc, in fact it draws attention to it - as does the hair on the model's abdomen which is clearly 'undoctored' and free to play it's natural role as 'treasure trail' and pointer. The dark crevice formed below the pouch by the model's intersecting legs is like the dot on that pubic exclamation mark and darkly suggestive in it's own right.

Billy Joe Carr
This image of Billy Joe Carr trying to free himself from a restricting net provides an apt illustration of another step forward. His genitals are showing clearly through the flimsy fabric of the posing pouch with the creases running down from the top hem suggesting an equivalent, sexual straining at the leash. In this image the posing pouch itself is clearly aiding and abetting a sexual display.
Joe Lynes
Here's Joe Lynes, struggling to hang on to something pretty important. Another man perhaps? Or is he trying to bring that dangling tassel into contact with his pouch? These 'struggle' images were generally suggestive of virility but this one has a distinct flavour of resisting rather than controlling. His compact, shapely pouch adds it's intended emasculating touch, but there's a glimpse of resistance there too in the shape of a penis making it's presence felt.
Danny Alsop (WPG)
You will observe that there is a striking similarity between this image and the the one of Phil Lambert that tops this post. Notably the subtly erotic folded leg and dark crevice motif. The difference here is Danny's happy 'come-on' smile and the more open display of manhood. This informality greatly intensifies the suggestive undertones of the pose and you can see here how the hand-on-head element (present in both pictures) signals availability. 

These images come from a time when censorship was gradually fading away through a series of compromises which sought to balance the opposing views of conservatism and freedom, coupled with an increasing disinclination on the part of officialdom to actually apply any 'rules'. In this confusion there was an incentive for erotic photographers to push at the boundaries. The prospect of seeing much loved models totally nude excited loyal followers and commercial image producers alike. This was a golden era in more ways than one.

Dick Stark (Champion)
The display is even more overt in this picture of  Dick Stark and he looks well pleased doesn't he? I have questioned the authenticity of the contents of Champion's pouches in previous articles but that doesn't affect the significance of the imagery. It is however a reminder that these models faced a challenge not unlike that of movie stars in the dying years of the silent movie era. When fans finally got to experience 'the real thing' would it add to their 'reputation' or destroy it?

John Davidson
There's absolutely no compromise in this picture at all. The angle of the shot makes it's sexual intent completely clear as well as flattering the model's assets in a delightful way. There's no question in my mind that the shroud of pouch fabric does nothing to moderate the erotic punch of this image - it actually increases it, not least because of the way it gathers together and disappears between his buttocks. 

This picture is probably also by Champion but I have to say that this cock looks real enough to me. I suspect that a shape like this was possibly even more alarming to censors (and exciting to audiences) in the UK, since the uncut men who predominate here only reveal this detail when fully aroused. 

At the end of this little historical review, John Davidson can look towards a better future with head held high and cock pointing upwards, even if it's not quite erect yet. (As it turned out in the UK 'the angle of dangle' was to become another of the later, bizarre restrictions that for a time delayed the movement towards complete freedom of expression in sexual nudity). However, although this seems amusing looking back, we should not forget that the suppression of male nude images was part of a much wider framework of oppression intended to prevent gay men having any respect or freedom to enjoy their sexuality. 

It's no exaggeration to say that the ordinary gay men in these images and the photographers and publishers who stood behind them were heroes of the gay resistance, secretly reaching out to fellow gays around the world to reassure them they were not alone or forgotten. Their weapons of printed images were seemingly trivial in nature but their determination to be seen as human and beautiful, in spite of all the crude efforts of heterosexual society to make them invisible and ugly, played a vital role in undermining censorship and ultimately bringing the edifice of gay oppression tumbling down. 

As we have seen the humble, laughable, posing pouch was a key ingredient of that campaign, gradually transforming itself from defensive shield and instrument of oppression to the symbol of defiant Pride we see in the last picture. Even at this late stage the pouch is still crude in nature, inherently mannish I suppose, but it's an ironic reflection of its improvised nature and temporary role as what you might think of as something like prisoner clothing. It deserves our respect and love.

(of the beginning!)
Read this series from Part 1

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Vintage Season 16 - Awkward Moments and Atmospheres

David Selheim
I have expressed the view in the past that some items of erotic clothing such as jockstraps, look best on bigger men and David Selheim above, seems to demonstrate that the same might be true for G-strings. His well-developed thighs provide a natural valley that the pouch just seems to flow into, matching the shaping of his body in that area. 

This is another example of an image where contours of the G-string are smoothed-out to present only a minimal impression of bulk or shapeliness underneath. The 'feminising' effect of this is augmented by the model's hand-behind-the-head pose which is very typical of 50's female glamour shots (although the hairy armpit and chest is obviously not!). I have already mentioned how these images 'normalised' men as glamour subjects, but I think it's fair to say that this image is not at all demeaning to this model's masculinity and yet it is able to inherit all the sexual undertones of heterosexual G-string images which were common currency in popular culture long before gay emancipation.

model not identified
When a man with an undeveloped body like this wears a G-string, the effect is quite different. There's no disguise or dilution of the model's masculinity going on here and (unlike my grumble about jock-straps) the proportions of the garment look fine on his slender body. But somehow it all looks  contrived and awkward. That's partly down to his pose of course but the pouch itself seems like an accessory that doesn't quite belong here and that he's not quite sure about either. 
However, that actually gives the picture a certain charm. 

Doug De Witt (WPG)
This image conveys a similar impression. The spontaneous-looking pose shows a casual awkwardness and lack of self-awareness that is endearing. Even though the model's torso shows evidence of plenty of gym work his physique retains a youthful slenderness on which the pouch hangs loosely. It seems an almost irrelevant feature contributing little by way of erotic effect, as though the model has yet to grow into it. 

Kenny Owens (WPG)
The potent effect of combining an awkward pose and a posing pouch is not confined to younger models as this image shows. You might see this as a man cautiously dipping his toe in the water but there's almost a sense of gravitational pull in the direction of the bottom right corner and the plunging G-string line is well to the fore in establishing that. It's a pose that shows off the model's physique very well but the pouch's inherent unconventionality seems to emphasise his awkwardness, uncertainty and vulnerability.

This example is overtly formal in nature, but is so contrived to be casual at the same time that it is in danger of mocking the subject. His relatively baggy G-string seems to underline his slenderness and creates the impression of someone who might be old enough to smoke and hone his muscles but is not yet fully qualified to wear a pouch as though it belonged there.

The pouch seems more at home on this young man's body and it's a fairly classic pose. His is a very manly body from the neck down and the model does not have an excessively youthful face, but in some strange way the overall image somehow strips away his self evident maturity, it's as though the pouch demands a significant degree of maturity in it's wearer.

Dennis Lavia

It's the same with Dennis Lavia here who was a popular physique model in his day. Although he sports tattoos and a manly body-builder pose here, it is amazing how the innocuous pouch seems to highlight his youth.
Phil Lambert
This is Phil Lambert who we saw looking much more grown up in the last post. The G-strings in the last three images above don't have that sense of incongruity I mentioned earlier on and the model's poses are classic posing stuff. But the combination of youth with a garment designed for an very adult purpose seems to highlight their inexperience.

Jean-Pierre by Barrington
This low slung pouch in this picture by British photographer John Barrington has a youthful precociousness all it's own although it looks too well-padded to be sexy in it's own right. The presence of a fully-dressed man in the background and apparent proximity to civilisation just behind the model lends this image an atmosphere of daring which matches the way he wears the garment.

Duane Knaus
A startled-looking Duane Knaus seems as if he's just been summoned for some very serious purpose. Oiled up and ready to go, the skimpiness of his posing pouch augments the erotic atmosphere and accentuates his nudity and vulnerability. A great image.


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