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compendious view of gay fantasy,
This review is from: Gay Porn Heroes (Bruno Gmunder Verlag) (Hardcover)
Gay Porn Heroes is a compendium of photos and blurb about the men and boys who make the fantasy a screen reality, and many of the big names are here, represented in superb, varied poses. The texts are in English and German on the same page, so it gives you the chance to brush up on your German as well. Everyone will find some of their favourites here, assuming they've had the chance to see enough to acquire any. There are stars from all decades since the seventies, with plenty of coverage of some more recent ones: Francois Sagat and Erik Rhodes share a pose as well as burning up the pages separately, and legends like Jeff Stryker and Al Parker are present and correct; Reese Rideout, Logan McCree and Dawson look fantastic in these photos, while a young Kevin Kramer looks over his shoulder with his undies down ... and Brent Corrigan with his up and down. I'm glad to see Eduardo is there, having always thought him incredible, but am a bit disappointed not to see Kyle McKenna who had the most beautiful rear end, innocent face, and fierce wrestling style, but who sadly died ... The page layout is quite varied, but I wish more DVD covers had been printed, especially ones with comic appeal, and above all, bigger. They are all about 5 by 3 cm, where they are often as good as the film, or even hold out more promise. The small size of something like Pledgemaster with Erik Rhodes leaves one close to tears at the wasted chance to have made it fill the page, even more so given the near-impossibility of getting many of these titles, and their cost and risk of Customs interception where they are available. The imbalance between this and the availability and respectability of horror (to wit, the current extended horror season at the BFI London) continues in our sex-phobic culture. But(t) at least there is this book, not in itself too big but quite encyclopaedic in feel, like a Larousse of gay porn.