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how ya doin’, Hank?

Director: Joe Gage (1976) Starring: Richard Locke, Jack Wrangler, Steve Boyd, Duff Paxton, Kurt Williams (“Desert Rat”), Dane Tremmell, Skip Shepherd, Bud Jaspar, and Maria Reina (Boyd’s girl – non-sexual role). Plus, the truckstop guys: David Fairman, Fred Baker, Jay Romero, Mark Davis, Tony Hill, and Joe Gage

Nick Elliot (directory of photography) Al Steinman (music, including the haunting theme), Glen Nathan (sound)

Locke pulls into the garage and immediately opens his fly for Wrangler. Meanwhile, young lad Steve Boyd is showering, showing off his lusciously soapy asscheeks for the camera as he prepares to embark on his first cross country trucking expedition with Locke. As country tunes warble in the background, Boyd’s girlfriend drives him to the garage while Wrangler and Locke climax setting the stage for Boyd and Locke’s departure in the 18 wheeler. Wrangler is down to his jockstrap, jeans pulled down as Locke tops him.

As the trade paper Variety summed up at the time of its release, this one is “overt and unashamed… a male sex drama that is artful, refreshing, commercial and erotic!”

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7 replies on “how ya doin’, Hank?”

P.M. Productions had a whole bunch of compilations with the words “hanky left” in the titles, they ran the gamut of colors from the hanky code list: black, green, mustard, orange, red … It seems as though I used to have one on a videotape but I don’t see it in my collection anymore, so I don’t remember which one it was or who was in it. Just in case you’re scrounging around trying to think of another Hank-themed post, all of which have been quite good this past week.

Hard to say which Gage film is my favorite, but this one is definitely in 1st or 2nd place. Might be a tie between this one and Heatstroke. Oh, and I love HANDsome. Oh, and Closed Set. Hell, I love ’em all!

Not to diminish the rest of the film, but the segment with the “Desert Rat,” Kurt Williams, and two others fucking around in a shack was my favorite. I feel like Kurt Williams stole the show.

The Variety blurb is amusing in its use of ‘commercial’ with those other words of praise such as “erotic”, “refreshing” and “artful”. It’s much more often used as a perjorative, often indicating too slick and superficial. Although we do love many commercial things, of course, we just don’t usually talk about it going on about how “sublimely commercial!’ something is. Thoroughly funny, where were the editors at Variety? Come to think of it, there does seem to be a dearth of editors there to this day.

hmmm. Variety is/was an industry magazine, so telling its readers something is commercial is good for the film, as it would elicit interest, no? Not an art film, not the usual crappy thrown together porno, but something people will want to see, is how I see that.

I think “professional” and/or “technically polished”, things along those lines, are better along those lines, but some people may find “commercial” is complimentary. Something like “good production values”, things like that, make it sound “tight” and mainly well-made, which is what they mean by “commercial” here. I don’t think the word “commercial” is usually used in a review complimentarily, but in some cases it may make a film or book, etc., appealing to some. It obviously was meant to here. When praising something,I always think of it as something unsaid that means well-crafted, and when used like this, I think it’s well-understood here as meaning that even “out loud”. But, say, even big musicals that are about as commercial as you can get, don’t, in my experience, get “commercial” as one of their accolades–as even Les Miserables or going way back, even The Sound of Music, where it often can connote lack of depth. Not that we always need depth, mind you. I like lots of superficial things, and the more *commercial* the better. When praising as “artful”, though, for example, I don’t see they combine too well. Mainly, I had never seen it used this way with those other kinds of praising terms, viz., to shorten it “it is a wonderfully artful and commercial” film. Variety attempts to be serious too and wants to be seen that way.

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