Lust and Love: The Art of Roger Payne

We kick off celebrating Valentines month with one of our favorite artists, Roger Payne.  Roger's artwork often crosses an unspoken bridge and captures two conflicting forces which are constantly at odds with modern men living in a restrictive world: Primal instincts pitted against social, financial and gender/sexual classes.
 
In the fantastic worlds created by Roger, no matter his social standing, uniform that his job requires him to wear, wealth or age, men are internally heart-throbbing, sweating primal beasts looking for sexual enjoyment and fulfillment.  And man's instinctive lust and desires will usually manifest themselves when given an opportunity to do so.  Or to put it another way, never underestimate the power and majesty of a rock-hard cock to level all social trappings and labels to zero.


Roger Payne's art of men engaging in intimate pleasures has made him very famous, although most fans don't know much about the man behind the images. It's reported that Roger's adult gay sketches started as a hobby in the 1970's when he was a teenager. His fantasies were sparked by the men he would see living and working all around him, and he was able to translate "everyday guys" into visions of what might happen in private, given the right opportunities. He studied at London’s St. Martin’s School of Modern Art.  For a while, Roger made a living by making historic illustrations for children’s books. Later, he was invited to work for publications like Advocate Men and Handjobs.  When the Internet came into millions of homes, his works exploded everywhere. There have been at least three collections of his art, including 2007's ROGER which have become treasured by his admirers.

Roger's work is defined by very realistic-drawn guys often in their work clothes or situations and conveys their most intimate emotions as they climax. As already noted, books have been printed that are collections of Roger's works.  The first collection included drawings which were complemented with stories about horny younger men who willingly offered themselves to the lusts of somewhat older, often very hairy and well-endowed studs.  A great deal of thought goes into his artwork.  Just look at the facial expressions of his men coupling in order to appreciate how each is experiencing the sex from their own perspective.

While it's sold out in many places, “Men by Roger" may still available in some book stores and Internet sites.  It's been reported that 3,000 copies were published.  There are no stories related to the images in this book; just ninety drawings, five of which in full color. The pages of this book are packed with hairy soldiers, sailors, construction workers, police officers, and cowboys.  


Head for the Showers (Clay Russell part four)

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In these NOVA Studios scenes,  John Tower (aka Butch) and Clay Russell are playing two hotshot stars of their baseball team only they are not getting along so well after embarrassingly being thrown out of ball game practice.  Tower is pissed and blames Clay.  Exiled to the locker room while the action continues out on the field, Tower decides to show Clay where he ranks and humiliate him in the process.  He pulls down the elastic on his jock strap for Clay to suck his dick in retribution for causing him trouble out on the field.  Watching self confident Tower control Russell works in part because Russell is physically a larger man being forced into a subservient position.  Tower cums  and with lots of macho swagger in his step, goes into the shower room to wash the sent of Clay's mouth off his dick.

A frustrated Russell gets up off his knees, wipes Tower's spent sperm from his face and then follows Tower into the showers where he decides to get even and turn the tables.  Russell now becomes the dominant top jock and ends up screwing Tower on the tiled floor, but not before munching on Tower's ass first.    Both men cum and decide that good sportsmanship is best as they shake off a bad game and stay friends. Clay and Butch stand naked talk outside the shower when a handsome blonde appears with great buns. They look at each other and have the same idea as they follow this beefy booty back into the shower room. 

This appears to be from a 1977 loop titled Head for the Showers, which was later incorporated as part of 1980s Under Construction. Production values on this movie are top-notch thanks to the loving care that NOVA gave most of its films.  Butch McAlister and Clay Russell worked together several times and have a good chemistry on screen.  They appeared in the still-popular classic The Boys of Venice (in a pickup truck by the ocean).  Both men are macho in physical appearance and mannerisms with two different muscular body types that fit well together.






Clay Russell (part three)

Clay Russell was a hot model beginning in the late 1970s.  He appeared in numerous print magazines include Blueboy, Honcho, In Touch, Jock, Mandate, and Playguy.  He also performed in a number of gay movies where his impressive masculinity was featured, including three classics (Boys of Venice, Heatstroke, and El Paso Wrecking Corp.) in addition to other titles such as Men at Work, Cop Playtime, Cop Workout, Firemen at Work, and Sex in Uniform.  His appearance in the December 1977 issue of Playguy was tied to a feature promoting Joe Gage's El Paso Wrecking Corp.

Clay with Richard Locke
 
Still a relatively young man who had the good looks to play model-perfect romantic leading men, Clay seemed to naturally gravitate towards machismo roles, such as a uniformed officer or a hot and hairy daddy looking to get satisfied by other masculine men.  In 1982's Heatstroke, two guys meet up with one another, courtesy of having been with the same woman at different times.  The storyline concept is that they've indirectly shared sex (via the female) together as they discuss their girl's pros and cons at making love.  Clay Russell eventually gets heated up and the flirtations evolve into Clay wrapping his lips around Locke's legendary long cock.  Richard Locke truly appears to enjoy the sight as he watches Clay go down on him with gusto.  Locke moans and groans like he means it, just before letting loose a hot load into Russell's waiting mouth.  As many men straight and gay can relate to, seeing the end-product of a blowjob on their lover's face can be icing on the cake (or in this case, icing on Clay's thick moustache).  Heatstroke remains a lesser-known Gage film and while production values are high, the subject matter is gritty male sexual bonding and may not be to everyone's taste.  The film features many icons of early years in gay porn liberation, including Casey Donovan.