Cam Gigandet is one of Hollywood's hotttest, and most talented actors but except for the short lived 2014 television series, Reckless, I haven't seen too much of him the last few years. I believe Cam's appearance The Shadow Effect marks his second only nude scene, the last being his sexy turn in 2010's Burlesque.
Cam's character Gabriel spends a fair bit of time in his boxer briefs, but usually when he's hovered over a toilet bowl getting sick. Gabriel is not having the best of days, and things get even worse when Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Michael Biehn join the mix. Thankfully, he comes 'out of it' near the end in a scene the films director wisely decided should have Cam wet.... and naked.
'Ok wrestlers, we've got a big meet tomorrow, so no beatin the meat tonight!'
John Irving is one of my favorite authors, I think I have read The Hotel New Hampshire at least three times. Although I enjoyed the novel of Hotel more than The World According to Garp, Garp's movie adaptation was very well done. The performances, especially by Robin Williams, Glenn Close and John Lithgow elevated the 1982 film adaptation of Irving's novel.
I saw the film years ago, but caught part of it again a few weeks ago. I had almost forgotten that locker room scene. When a young Garp follow the wrestling team into the locker room, (and then his mom who comes to fetch him) thee is an innocence about the scene, even with half of college aged wrestlers walking around naked.
Director George Roy Hill clearly wanted the scene to be authentic, as it is clear in several quick flashes, the jocks were not wearing anything under their towels. Check out my post on the The Hotel New HampshireHERE:
Early last month, I featured the first part of photographer Richard Rothstein's recent work with Tyler. In addition to the the images, Richard also shared his process and goal to capture images that spark a change, and move the way that the aroused penis is so often captured and viewed. In some ways, this final series of shots is a beautifully transformation ending, but in a way, it is also a birth, a beginning.
Richard's images of Tyler emerging from the ocean, rising out of the water and out of his flight suit is very much like a moulting, the shedding of not only clothing, but previously preconceived ideas and notions connected to male sexuality and the physical process of messages from the brain, moving down the body to stimulating blood flow into the nerves and muscles within the penis. Tyler's ascension from the water beautifully symbolizes the themes in Richard's series.
Tyler and I are working to create something truly beautiful and transcendent, demonstrating that the male nude can depict the penis in various stages of arousal in a way that is artistic and transcends “pornography.” We’re collaborating to tell a story, to share emotions and show beauty. Our goal is take the viewer far beyond nudes and erections, far beyond “penis.”
My hope is that what we’re sharing is art, art that takes authentic queer sexuality and depicts it as an extraordinarily beautiful, art that expresses freedom, our true nature and tells a story that has many dimensions, not just a sexual one.
The goal is to bring queer sexuality into a public forum, not hidden in a hotel room or behind closed doors. I intend it to be provocative as well by bringing authentic queer sexuality into the real world, in this case on Coney Island. This is a story we will continue to tell in other public places, challenging the heteronormative bias that the aroused and potent queer man is to be hidden, censored and confined.
I had intended this to be a three part story, starting on the streets of the East Village, then overlooking the city in Inwood Hill Park, ending up on the Coney Island beach—but I realize I’m far from finished and will continue to push boundaries with my work.