Hot Legs (Short Gay Film)

Short Film produced by Underdog Productions (Pty) Ltd in 1995.

Note: This film contains some male nudity, contains material of a gay nature, and may be disturbing to younger viewers. It also contains some fast flash shots.

Written & Directed by Luiz DeBarossProduced by: Marc Schwinges

Starring:Tim: David DucasDave: Gerrie BarnardTim Jnr: Glen FineDave Jnr: Leon WeedKid One: Miguel BarrosKid Tow: Marcus MuddPoliceman One: Carlo GoertzPoliceman Two: Criag KellyMother: Mariana CarrilloSon: Sipho Khuzwago Moyo

Director of Photography: Peter PohorskyProduction Manager: Brendan RiceProduction Assistant: David HeckerFocus Puller: Greg PoissonGrip: Tony Slater

Sound: Jeremy HattinghSound: Ian MillerBoom Operator: Sean Kelly

Senior Make-up Artist: Adrienne CohenMake-Up Artist: Ionka Nel

Runners: Wayne Fick, Paul Hanrahan, Hal Couzens, Bronwyn Vermeulen, Oliver Galloway.

Post Production Advisor: Hal CouzensNon-Liner Editor: Llewelyn Roderick

Executive Producers: Marc Schwinges, Catherine Bester & Charlotte Bauer

Meet The Khmer Muscle Boys Challenging Perceptions Of What It Means To Be Young And Gay In Cambodia

In a small, unassuming bar in the center of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, a new generation of young Khmer men are starting a revolution.

It’s not a political uprising, a protest at alleged government corruption, nor an initiative to reduce widespread poverty in the country; it’s goes far deeper than that.

This is a project to challenge young, gay Cambodians‘ perceptions of themselves.

By day, Space Hair Salon and Bar is an unassuming place to fashion yourself a new ‚do‘. By night, it’s a rip-roaring, pec-pumping, drinking den hotbed of handsome young Khmer men only too willing to serve you your favorite sin-drink with a smile, a tricep-flex and a flirt.

Situated a short hop, skip and a jump from the Tonle Sap river which flows through the city, Space is the brainchild of entrepreneur Chuk Sopheap.

Sopheap (pictured above outside Space) arrived in Phnom Penh with a vision. Hailing from the city of Battambang in northwestern Cambodia, he experienced anti-gay discrimination and bullying in his teenage years. Like many gay men growing up in rural areas, he knew he had to relocate to the big city to find other gay men and start living openly, as himself.

A trained hair stylist, he opened Space Hair in 2013 and expanded it into a bar later that year. The businesses now employ more than 20 Khmer men, many of whom also relocated to Phnom Penh in search of acceptance.

But Sopheap had even higher aspirations, setting out to celebrate sexuality, the beauty of his country, and the sex appeal of his fellow countrymen. This summer, he launched the well-received (and practically hot to touch) ‚Men of Cambodia‘ calendar, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the country.

„So many Khmer men look upon white Western men as the ideal form of beauty – many use whitening creams to lighten their skin and dress in an American or European style,“ says Sopheap. „I want to highlight the beauty of not only Cambodian men, but Cambodian gay men.“

The calendar features fifteen gym toned, dashingly handsome models, eighty per cent of whom identify as gay, according to Sopheap. Beautifully photographed and presented, shoot locations were carefully selected to showcase Cambodia’s newly opened modern hotels, both in Phnom Penh and on the beautiful coastal province of Kep; the city’s street art, which adorns the capital’s meandering backstreets and alleyways; the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre; the famous temples and fashions of the Khmer Empire era; and the silk and pepper trades. It also presents Cambodia as a haven of male muscle and homoerotica.

A series of behind the scenes videos of the making of the calendar are setting social media alight in the country.

„Many of the models worked very hard in their villages, growing up, which laid the groundwork for the sculpted the bodies you see in the calendar,“ Sopheap continues. „Now they’re in the city, they all work out and some even box to keep fit. By immortalizing them in this calendar, I’m hoping their fitness and handsomeness can change perceptions of what Khmer men are like, not only from a Western perspective but also – more importantly – to other Cambodian gay men. This has the potential to have an incredibly positive effect, building self esteem and helping young gay Khmer men to come out and feel proud of who they are.“

A percentage of profits from the sale of each calendar goes to a local charity which supports young Cambodians get a better start in life. Find out more via the Space Hair Salon and Bar Facebook Page.

Meet The Khmer Muscle Boys Challenging Perceptions Of What It Means To Be Young And Gay In Cambodia

Gay Muscle

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He’s actually helping keep his buddy’s butt in the seat, in more ways than one.

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MUSCLE WORSHIP 101

If you’ve been out for any amount of time, you’ve no doubt heard of gay muscle worship. It’s a term that conjures up all sorts of mental imagery – from caressing biceps and kissing pecs.

But what’s it all really about? Is there more to adorning someone’s massive physique than mere touching? Moreover, do you have to be submissive to partake?

The answer to these questions and many more will soon be revealed. That’s because we’ve put together the very first muscle worship ultimate guide!

MUSCLE WORSHIP 101

DEFINITION OF MUSCLE WORSHIP

Gay muscle worship is no different than any other form of muscle worship. The clinical name of this activity is sthenolagnia: a ten-dollar term for getting aroused by a person’s muscles.

Specific to men who are attracted to other men, we define muscle worship as a male who gets turned on by well-built jocks, wolves, daddies, otters and bears!

DEFINITION OF MUSCLE WORSHIP

HISTORY OF MUSCLE WORSHIP

The exact origins of muscle worship remain elusive. A review of the historical literature suggests it may have its origins during the time of ancient Greece; sometime around the early 300’s, BCE. Historians refer to this period of time as the Hellenistic age.

Bear in mind this was a time when homosexuality was very much part of the ethos. In fact, one of the greatest ways to pay homage to a male Greek God was to emulate his appearance.

When you look at the statues, paintings and carvings of “Andres” deities from the era, you’ll notice most all of them are muscular and defined.

Perhaps the best-known representation of muscular Greek men is seen in the mythical hero Hercules; son of Zeus and with a mortal mom named Alcmene.

Hercules was rumored to be extremely muscular and defined with an enormous appendage.

Legend has it Hercules was also into men. Well, perhaps bi. See this book on Greek legends to learn more.

Not to get off track but it was believed that one of the best ways to obtain male virility during this era was to obtain the ambrosia of the man, directly from the source (read between the lines).

GAY FOR PAY AND MUSCLE WORSHIP

To make extra money, some self-identifying straight body builders do allow themselves to be worshiped by gay men. In its purest form, this constitutes a form of gay for pay.

In these scenarios, the heterosexual man allows himself to be touched in exchange for a set dollar amount. The cost of such worship is generally pre-determined.

Most straight guys who allow other men to adorn them set boundaries. Some examples include:

It’s important to state here that the examples provided above are just that – examples. Some heterosexual men may be perfectly OK with these activities.

It just depends on the guy and the level of trust he has with the worshiper(s).

SUMMING THINGS UP

Worshiping muscle among men as an erotic activity has been going on for hundreds of years. Its historical roots seem to trace back to ancient Greece.

Muscle worship also took place among Nordic Vikings during a time when being gay was a way of life.