“I don´t understand why so many are fascinated by Al Parker”
Well, there’s the big honkin’ dick. And the flawless skin. And the big honkin’ dick. And the huge, low-hanging balls. And the big honkin’ dick. And the bedroom eyes. And the big honkin’ dick. And the perfect blow-job technique. And the big honkin’ dick. And the great pecs and biceps. And did I mention the big honkin’ dick?
Including, of course, the incredible fascination with cock rings and leather thongs that reached its most baroque expression in the threesome in “Rangers.” I’m not aware of any comments by Mr. Parker in reference to this subject.
OK, the foreskin worship thing. When I grew up back in the paleolithic, I was the only uncut kid in the whole huge high school, and hated it. This was back in the days of gang showers and nude swim classes–nowhere to hide. Eventually found ways to tuck it up, disguise it. Felt like an oddity when I came out in college–it was always something to get past on the first date, and no one was too thrilled to see it. But with the flourishing of gay porn in the late ’70s things changed, and Al Parker was major part of that. Yeah there were a few uncut porn stars out there showing it off–Giorgio Canale, Ryder Hansen–and some small fetish mags that I still have stored in the attic. But the real boost to my confidence was Al Parker seeking it out and worshipping it on the big screen. Wow! Really? Look what he’s doing! OMG, he’s restoring his? Helped me see my own in a new light. Must’ve worked, because now I’m a total fetishist for uncut cock. Nowadays, I know I know, not such an issue–Bel Ami, Lucas, changing times and all that–but I think Al deserves much credit for bringing foreskin appreciation to Gay Main Street USA.
Just took a look at B.J.’s photos of Ryder Hanson, remember the name but don’t think I’ve seen him in anything. There were numerous uncut porn stars well before Giorgio and Al’s stable of studs, like Ray Fuller, and Hans Ritter did some good stills (I think he’s still around, has lived near me for years, although I never met him.) But it’s true, nothing was said about it until Al started all those fetish movies, even though there were a few French things that occasionally opened here. And of course John Holmes, straight mostly, but homosexual men definitely followed him, and his uncut tool was in lots of gay mags.