Showing posts with label naked. Show all posts
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Theater Review: Dangerous Theatre's 'Dark Wood' Transcendent, Captivating

By Philip Doyle

At the Dangerous Theatre on Friday night, I had the pleasure to sit next to a handsome, well spoken, and buck ass naked man. This guy, I’ll call him BJ, was as friendly as he was exposed. BJ seemed to be an outgoing, seize the day kind of guy. He had enjoyed the boundless freedom of nude horseback riding, twister, and even bowling, and this was his chance to mark “attend the theatre nude” off of his bucket list. I admire people like that, and BJ wasn’t the only member of the audience who chose to attend Winnie Wenglewick’s inspired production of Dark Wood sans clothes.

I was in the small minority of clothed theatregoers on the sold out, one night only, clothing optional for everybody experience. Perhaps next time Winnie offers a nude audience night, my sense of adventure will conquer my modesty. But in the meantime, Dark Wood continues its run and this time just the actors are going au natural.   

Dark Wood tells a rather brilliant tale of three apes in a cage that is a fresh and insightful foray into the human psyche. Peter McGarry’s provocative script is layered with existential themes that address concepts of free will, consciousness, and identity. It grapples with confinement and quest to understand what lies beyond. Reminiscent of Sartre’s No Exit, and Becket’s Godot, McGarry’s Dark Wood evokes meaningful thought while keeping the audience thoroughly entertained. 

Okay now…  Let’s talk about the… um… elephant apes in the room.  The actors are unabashedly nude.  While this could serve as an ever-present distraction, the actors overcome the challenge of being upstaged by their junk swinging to and fro with focused delivery and intent.

I haven’t been around naked men in a rather long time, and frankly I was nervous that I would not be able to focus on the script. So I give mad props to the cast, and Winnie Wenglewick’s direction that never gave me the chance to giggle like a nervous schoolgirl. Dark Wood transcends the flesh.

The cast includes some great performances that weave characteristics of human and primate. Brainard Starling is Mbwane, the wisest and eldest ape.  Mbwane is broken down by age and trial, and is fueled by hope and longing.  Starling is controlled and reserved, delivering a cathartic revelation that had my full attention.

Ben Pelayo portrays the ape named Strong Arm, who challenges the pecking order of the group with brute force. Pelayo is a tough guy, playing on levels that range from violently aggressive to restrained empathy.

Patrick Call plays Rico, the ever inquisitive and constantly horny ape.  Now I have sung the praises of some fantastic performances in the past, but Patrick Call drives this show. Please indulge me while I crack my knuckles and type out an inch or so of accolades for Patrick Call: He is an actor brimming with a joyful enthusiasm for his craft that will engage you. Any actor blessed with the ability to deliver the lines of a script with an authentic conversational grace, with an energy and timing that raises the bar of his fellow cast members, is my flippin’ hero.  Bravo, Mr. Call… Brav-f**king-o.

It is no surprise that I’m a big fan of the Dangerous Theatre. Winnie Wenglewick provides original works with the opportunity to be staged in Denver that would otherwise go unseen. Her emphasis is on originality and not on costly high tech spectacle. There is something inherently beautiful when a good script is presented without the distraction of high polish sets and opulent velvet curtains. It’s a happening, all about the art, low budget, and absolutely invaluable.   

If you’re looking to see an excellent example of what The Dangerous Theatre is all about, or a great example of innovative existential theatre, this is your ticket.

Just remember that Dark Wood is not about the nudity. The flesh is simply a cage that confines us all.
Dark Wood plays through April 26 at The Dangerous Theatre. For reservations call 720-233-4703.

Cazwell, Amanda LePore, Marco Ovando - Harlem Shake (NYC Club Edition)

Here's how New York nightlife celebrities do the Harlem Shake. And here's how a naked rugby teams does it, in case you're interested in that type of thing (way NSFW).

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Out Singer Ari Gold Has New Project, Looks Good Naked

Out Pop singer Sir Ari Gold recently finished a new naked photoshoot with Tjay Nelson. Please to enjoy above and below. 
In other Ari news, Sir Ari Gold has just released his newest single, "Play My F**kn Record," and has just finished shooting a 3D music video for it (his 10th video). The single is included on a new maxi-single of the same name, which features six different remixes. 

Ari is also getting ready to release his newest album - his fifth - a career retrospective of new remixes from all of his studio albums, including his Top 10 Billboard hit, "Where the Music Takes You," and #1 Logo hit, "Make My Body Rock." It will also feature brand new tracks. Fans can become a part of the new project by going to his indiegogo campaign, which also includes more information.

In other, other Ari news, did you know Sir Ari Gold was a voice actor for the "Jem & The Holograms" cartoon? He provided the singing voice for Bah Nee (left), the worst-dressed of the Starlight girls.

In other Jem news, did you know series creator Christy Marx is now writing for Marvel Comics? Not anything anybody wants to read ("Amethyst") but still, kinda neat. 

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Day in Gay: Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen Doubleteam a Python, David Haye's Butt, Amusement Park Sex, Suicide, and More!

I've had dreams that looked a lot like this video of Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen working both ends of a gummy python.

David Haye's World Heavyweight Champion butt. (OMGBlog - NSFW)

What's cookin'? AfterElton.com names the 10 Hottest Contestants from Top Chef. (AfterElton.com)

Rich Juzwiak (left) has sex at an amusement park. (Gawker)

The guy who committed suicide because Obama won was gay? (GayStarNews)

The Vice Guide to Being Gay. As hilarious as it is offensive! (Vice - NSFW)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Chased by chupacabra? The mystery of Colorado's naked running men

Garfield County appears to be suffering from an epidemic of epidermis! Four reports of naked men hiking or running (in one case, masturbating) on trails has led the Sheriff's Office to issue a press release warning:

Never, Never, Walk alone! Always have at least one partner, be aware of your surroundings at all times, look, listen and do not become complacent, carry a cell phone in case of emergency and always report anything suspicious, immediately. Do not put yourself in harm’s way if you witness something inappropriate. It’s important to be confident, loud and not willing to be a victim of any crime.
 
So while the reasons as to why these naked men are running (and in one case, masturbating) remain a mystery for the moment, it can probably be narrowed down to one of a couple of different reasons:

1. Chased by chupacabra!
 
2. Sometimes it's fun to run naked in the woods.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tony Danza looks good naked

Tony Danza's always been a good looking fella but BestWeekEver's put together 20 of his hottest-ever pics and one of them is full-frontal, Full Monty, whole enchilada - and it's gooood.

Click here to see it all(NSFW). - via BuzzFeed

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christopher Atkins doesn't manscape


And good on him for it.

Far too much of that stuff going on these days if you ask me.

Anyway, the guy that turned a generation of guys gay by appearing naked in 'The Blue Lagoon' is doing it again with a new set of bushy-crotched nude pics that you can check out over at OMGBlog.com (NSFW).

What do you think? Hotter now? Or then?

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Twilight: New Moon boys get naked


A nude scene in 'Twilight: New Moon'? No doubt this will end up on the cutting room floor. - via World of Wonder

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Torchwood's Captain Jack is bound and naked


'Torchwood' is known for pushing the envelope with sexy scenarios but now they've gone full-frontal in a scene featuring the devastatingly handsome Captain Jack stripped down, bound, and tortured.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bam Margera naked ... again


Bam Margera got his weiner out on his webcam and Tabloid Prodigy has the pics. It's not a bad looking little weiner but the shave job is atrocious.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lenny Kravitz naked


Lenny Kravitz is one of the All-Time Hottest Men and he's got a pic of himself naked in the shower on his Twitter. Check our his full bare-butt glory via Towleroad.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Why terminators transport naked


Ah, now it makes sense!

Funny/sexy stuff from CollegeHumor.com via Ahrrrrr (site very NSFW).

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eric Nies naked


Eric Nies, star of the first and best 'The Real World' and one of the foremost objects of my teenage gay lust, stripped naked to save a dog from a partially frozen lake and someone took pictures and sent them to TMZ. Don't know if this was a stunt or not or if the uncensored pics will show up anytime soon. I just report the news, folks. - via Dlisted

John Cena in '12 Rounds'

From the director of 'Die Hard 2' and the producer of 'Speed' comes '12 Rounds', starring every gay guy's favorite professional wrestler John Cena as New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher. When Fisher stops a brilliant thief, Miles, from getting away with a multi-million-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks ...12 rounds...that Danny must somehow complete to save the life of his fiancee. In theaters March 27.

My favorite thing about John Cena is that he likes to be naked:
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Friday, February 27, 2009