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Genre Preview: Physique Reimagined


One of the features Genre magazine has planned for their upcoming Pride issue is a "Beefcake Moderne" tribute to 1950's male physique icons starring some of today's big names in porn. I'm happy to bring you a special preview of the issue which will be on newsstands at the end of the month.

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Playing the vintage-turned-21st century bodybuilder pin-ups are Falcon video stars Matthew Rush, Roman Heart, Erik Rhodes, and Ethan Kage.


The shoot was styled by Marko Kalfa and photographed by Aaron Cobbett. Click the photos for larger versions!


Thanks to Genre for this glimpse at their next issue, which will be on newsstands at the end of the month.


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  1. Holy crap.

    Posted by: Brian | May 16, 2006 10:57:01 AM

  2. I am still a little amazed at how mainstream porn models have become. I don't think it is a bad thing either, sex is good.

    Posted by: Donald | May 16, 2006 10:58:22 AM

  3. When did Matthew Rush start looking like a 65-year old Fort Lauderdale retiree with an all-you-can-tan membership?

    Posted by: Loudon | May 16, 2006 11:06:03 AM

  4. I think it should be called "Steroid Moderne". Two of the models are admitted steroid users. Which, in my opinion, should not be glorified.

    Posted by: Blue | May 16, 2006 11:40:25 AM

  5. Fun stuff. Thanks.

    Posted by: Victor | May 16, 2006 12:17:11 PM

  6. The photos in GENRE have gotten very sexy as of late!
    Check out the dark, sweaty jock pics in their May issue (on stands now). It's their Sports & Fitness edition--very, very erotic!

    And P.S. I like these pics from a creative standpoint. Whether the models are on roids or hung light a light switch is irrelevant. It's about color, composition and celebrating being queer.

    Posted by: Joe Fitrzyk | May 16, 2006 1:16:06 PM

  7. Looks doesn't even look fifties it looks like the eighties, and they all look like dorks. I hate seeing porn stars outside the context of a is always so depressing, it just makes you realize that these guys are basically prostitutes and are probably too dumb to excel at any meaningful or dignified vocation. Anyone who has seen the statistics knows that these guys will not be around in five years, whether it is H.I.V., hepatitis, meth or suicide.

    Posted by: Mike | May 16, 2006 1:47:48 PM

  8. Mike, where did you get these "statistics", the religious-right? Because you sound just as insensitive and intolerant as they are, jerk.

    Posted by: another mike | May 16, 2006 1:58:51 PM

  9. Hey Mike - Judge much?

    Posted by: fiver | May 16, 2006 2:00:42 PM

  10. There was a glossy magazine put out in 2001 called "THE LIST" and one of the list was about porn actors that is where the stats come from, and you don't have to be a bigot to believe that sex with lots of different partners puts you at greater risk for H.I.V. and you don't have to be a bigot to think that being paid for sex is dehumanizing...

    Posted by: Mike | May 16, 2006 2:02:27 PM

  11. I'm up and awake after seeing that.

    Posted by: Steven. | May 16, 2006 2:21:46 PM

  12. That football boy with his ass sticking out is just too f**king hot for words ...

    Posted by: Kenneth | May 16, 2006 2:22:22 PM

  13. why would you be happy to preview this half-baked, derivative mess?

    and how the hell is some faggot in a cowboy hat moderne?

    Posted by: brodie | May 16, 2006 2:26:11 PM

  14. "and you don't have to be a bigot to believe ..."

    No, but it's a start.

    Posted by: fiver | May 16, 2006 2:34:12 PM

  15. Hyper Mediocrity

    Posted by: BC | May 16, 2006 3:02:12 PM

  16. YAWN!

    Posted by: Robert | May 16, 2006 3:20:58 PM

  17. This layout just doesn't work for me. I don't find it very sexy at all. I think it could be because I've seen a couple of these guys naked and having sex already. The mystery is already gone, and these shots don't have any sex appeal to them.

    Also, the entire 50's thing just isn't working here at all. Nobody would know this was the theme if not told. Buff men in the 50s had different body types than buff men today, so you really can't pay homage to a 50s beefcake theme with a 90s/00s body.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 16, 2006 4:32:08 PM

  18. Jeez - what a bunch of prissy queens are readers on this site. They're nice pictures - the colors are cool, the imagry is kitchy and kind of fun, and the guys look pretty good in clothes. It's obviously a light-hearted shoot - maybe you snoots should try looking at these images without the synical jaded goggles on your precious, perfect little eyes.

    Posted by: mike | May 16, 2006 4:55:54 PM

  19. That shot with Ethan Kage lying on the shag carpet with wooden panelling behind him is a complete ripoff of those Calvin Klein kidddie-porn ads back in the 90s that caused a stir. Those ads get ripped off all the time. Not very original for the photog.

    Posted by: Ryan | May 16, 2006 7:04:47 PM

  20. Can an outift make a hot guy look unhot? Yeah.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | May 16, 2006 7:58:23 PM

  21. I like #5 The BEST.

    It's so POWerfully atmosPHERic...

    I mean like: leave SOMEthing to the imagination people =).


    Posted by: Gilli | May 16, 2006 10:22:27 PM

  22. Out of all the porn personalities that could have been used for the shoot, I was proud they asked me.

    I have been in the industry for 6 years. In that time, I have never had an STD or been addicted to Meth. I am proud ot have been able to use my persona to raise money for HIV and Meth Abuse. In fact wasn't it recently that the straight porn industry came to a halt because of unsafe sex practices?

    If you could look past the pornography, you would find that a lot of us arent the stupid, drug addicted, prostitutes that society labels us to be. In fact a lot of us have an education and hold regular 9-5 jobs.

    What amazes me is the fact as gay men, we want equality. To be accepted by society. Yet we are the firt to cast judgement on each one another. How do we expect to get anywhere with this type of behavior?

    One of my favorite quotes is by a Vietnamese monk named Tich Nhat Hanh. He says:

    "When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change."

    I know my post is going to get torn to shreds and that's fine. I'm proud to be a openly gay man and what I have achieved in life.

    Posted by: Matthew Rush | May 17, 2006 12:45:51 AM

  23. Ouch, somehow...they're not that hot. It sucks, but the fake lighting and 80's make-up and costuming just doesn't work for me (not as 50's anyway)...

    Posted by: Minus the Halo | May 17, 2006 1:25:15 AM

  24. Amen Matt - It's nice to see you defending yourself against these queens. I wouldn't worry though - these pictures are very cool and show a lot of creativity. I think these people are jealous that you're comfortable with yourself and are not afraid of your sexuality in any way.

    These queens are probably the same people who look at a hot guy and immediatly look for a flaw, rather than just enjoying the beauty. (mostly because they're bitter and hateful people anyway)

    Its amazing how so many of these "art critics" are so comfortable with tearing apart these images for not fitting exactly into a paradigm of being 1950's pin up offered up within the guise of today's world. People - these are silly, fun ad sexy pieces of art that you're so apt to shred to pieces, not some treatise on modern art.

    You uptight meanies all need to chill the fuck out, take the pottery barn out of your asses, and remember what it's like to be verbally destroyed for the way you appear. (and probably get laid also.)

    Posted by: mike | May 17, 2006 7:48:59 AM

  25. I guess I've just seen it all.

    Posted by: randy | May 17, 2006 11:11:09 AM

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