Happy Hump Day, Hunk Lovers! Here's a hump day quickie for you, perennial fan favorite Jack Mackenroth in these exclusive pics just for your discerning eyes!
Jack gave us a little insight on the shoot:
[Kevin and I had] been talking about shooting for a while now but our schedules never seemed to synchronize. I've been a fan of Kevin's work for a long time. The shoot was initially for a Brazilian magazine called GLAD but something got lost in translation during their communication regarding art direction and they thought the photos were "too provocative" and they only ended up using one image. We put a lot of time and effort into the shoot so we sent them to you so they could see the light of day.
Mister Chase (see our previous interview) is back and buff -- covering Rihanna's "Stay."
Hunk du Jour: What gigs does Vintage Youth have lined up for Pride Season?
Giulio Pellcoolj: We have two appearances coming up for Seattle PrideFest. We'll be part of the Hard Times takeover of the PrideFest DJ Stage and then immediately afterward we head over to the Main stage. I'm very excited to be part of the Hard Times/Qulture Qreative crew and to play alongside DJ L.A. Kendall. We recently played a fashion show fundraiser in support of 3 Dollar Bill Cinema for the Run and Walk with Pride.
Friend of the site Mister Chase (previous coverage) is back with a new music video for his latest track, Addicted.
Keep an eye out for Chase this summer, he is currently booking Pride season gigs - and in the meantime will be appearing at the Ritz this Friday, and in Columbus on June 18th for the FCKH8 Campaign event there.
For more information on all things Chase, check out http://officialchase.com/
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Stephen Massey! In lieu of gifts on this special day, Stephen would like you to vote for him in the 2011 Gay Days DJ Contest where he is competing under the name DJ Grind!
To vote, text "DJGRIND" to 22333, or use Twitter to tweet "DJGRIND" to @GIRLRadio
Stephen isn't just a pretty face with a couple turntables, though -- he travels the planet as an AIDS activist, is an endurance athlete, and has raised a ton of cash for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation over the years during various fundraisers such as AIDS/Lifecycle.
Weight: 135 lbs.
Jack Mackenroth and photographer Andrew Werner... a stylish symbiosis. The two know style, and teamed up to produce these photos for an exclusive Hunk du Jour sneak peek.
"Andrew is one of the nicest, easiest photographers to work with," says Mackenroth. "Since I just turned 41, honestly, I don't know how many more photo shoots I have left in me so it's always great to work with someone you know and get along with. He understands about the importance of lighting someone who isn't 21 anymore. It also helps that he has nice things to say about me, too."
Andrew added, "Everyone knows that Jack Mackenroth has great style. So naturally when I arrived at our shoot, I was eager to see what the stylist had selected for the shoot. After Jack tried on several outfits, he then, in perfectly witty 'Jack style' asked me, Clothes on or off? I instantly knew this would be a fun few hours." He added, "Jack's open, vibrant personality led him to comfortably run around half-naked; which gave me a great opportunity to share the different sides of one man with the rest of the world."
"My vision was to capture Jack's unique essence and energy through my lens; a man who has no only been HIV-positive for over 20 years, but a man who is a sex symbol, and more importantly a role model for the entire gay community."
Of all the hunks who ended up as matinee idol of the Golden Age, probably no one was more beautiful or had a more "Hollywood Story" than Tyrone Power. Born into a theatrical family, Tyrone Power Sr. had been a huge star on the stage and was just entering pictures when his teenage son came to visit him. Prior to this, the boy had been raised by his very protective mother, Patia and seldom saw his father once his parents divorced. His father and he bonded and senior Power taught his son the rudiments of acting, having him concentrate on studying the classics and training the beautiful speaking voice, which along with his spectacular looks would become his trademark.
Sexy, sweet, and smart! Itay Hod stepped out onto the streets with photographer Chad J. Kawalec to get this great series of shots! I first ran across Itay on TV during his tenure on CBS News on LOGO before the network decided gay people don't like news. (Obviously that's why Towleroad is such an internet mega-hit.)
At any rate, not only is Itay incredibly easy on the eyes -- he's also a genuinely nice guy with the brains and heart to back up those good looks. Say hello to him on Twitter or Facebook if you don't believe me!
Occupation: TV Production
When he was recently featured here as part of Friday TPiR, a commenter called Steven "Nerdy-Hot" -- he's certainly rocking out the geek chic! We talk to Steven about his life-long dream, and how Drew Carey fit into that picture.
Above: Rock Hudson
JOAN CRAWFORD: 1905-1977
Joan Crawford loved men and she liked sex. She surrounded herself with gorgeous hunks, both straight and gay. Her escorts were expected to be handsome, suave, polite, good conversationalists, but to know their place, expert dancers, eventual seducers and to be completely attentive to her every need. Wait, I say that like it's a bad thing! I love Joan. I always have. I find her compulsively watchable. Particularly when she carries a gun. I particularly love the ten year period of her career where she embraced Film Noir, from Mildred Pierce (1945) to Queen Bee (1955). Here she played the supreme Bitch Goddess, who would just as soon shoot her man as sleep with him. Yes, there's the eyebrows, the huge, padded shoulders that resemble a Green Bay Packer's and the mouth with it's slash of lip stick that got broader and broader as the years went by. There's the face in general, that seemed to turn to granite with each decade, like the fifth face on Mt. Rushmore. But, not unlike John Wayne, she could "carry a picture." Regardless of what's been said about her since the "Mommie Dearest" debacle, and I don't doubt that a lot of it was true, Joan Crawford was undeniably a star.
Above: Joan Crawford & Anne Blyth in Mildred Pierce
DIRK BOGARDE: 1921-1999
So, here's "the dish" on Dirk. Dirk Bogarde, with his huge sad eyes and dark brooding good looks, was the leading matinee idol of the 1950's in England and had been for ten years by the time he made Victim in 1961. Basically considered the Robert Pattinson of his day, he was chased through the streets and haunted and hunted by paparazzi wherever he went for his romantic roles in British romances and his appearances in the hugely popular Carry On series.
Name: Tony Tahoe
Stats: 6' / 165#
Status: In a Long-Term Relationsihp
Occupation: College Student / PolySci Major
If Tony looks familiar, it's because he was featured last Friday as one of our Hot Guys From The Price is Right! He was kind enough to sit down with us and talk about being on the show -- as well as his other TV obsession, and his ultimate relaxation spot.
This photo of Lance Bass has been making the rounds this morning in a cropped-and-watermarked form. But you're (literally) only seeing half the picture, and photographer credit has been hard to come by!
So I did my research this morning, and here's the scoop: the shoot was done by New York photographer Braden Summers with make-up by Chris Lanston. I really encourage you to visit Braden's site and check out his other work, I definitely enjoyed it!
Gavin Creel is my boyfriend and doesn't know it... besides the whole "sex on legs" thing, the man is absolutely energized and spreading the word about the October 11th National Equality March this weekend in Washington DC.
Toby Madigan is and up-and-coming recording artist who is getting involved and coming out for marriage equality. His song Stand for Love is one of four finalists in the Equality Song contest for the October 11th National Equality March.
Chris M, Lead Hunkologist: How big of a culture shock has it been moving from Michigan to Los Angeles?
Toby Madigan: I grew up in Michigan, but I went to high school and college near Toledo, OH, which was a fairly decent-sized city, so I'm not a total country boy, but LA is way different than anything in the Midwest, that's for sure.
Toby Madigan: First of all, we have seasons . . . but who's complaining? It's basically the weather they die for where I am from every day in LA.
Toby Madigan: I would say the biggest cultural shocks were positive ones. There is much more diversity in LA and it seems like a place where everyone is following some kind of dream or passion. Of course, with that comes a little bit of ambition and self-centeredness that you can sometimes run into, but it's much more exciting and much more open-minded.
Toby Madigan: The only thing I miss is the spaciousness and fresh air . . . oh yeah, and the leaves, I love the fall leaves back home . . .
Christopher Dallman appears here with his real-life husband in the video for his song Over My Head. Direction by Kevin R. Thompson.
Congratulations to Jack Mackenroth on his Bronze medal win at Outgames 2009. Our friend medaled in the 200m IM (which he wasn't even thinking he would place in.)
UPDATE 07/28/2009: Jack won two silver medals today at the Outgames in Copenhagen in swimming - only .4 seconds from a gold!
UPDATE: Jack's final medal count: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze! Way to go!
Cheyenne Jackson is a force to be reckoned with in New York, and tickets to his latest project (a politically-laced two man show alongside Michael Feinstein called The Power of Two) are a hot item right now. However, Cheyenne isn't quite keeping himself chained to the theater -- he's made guest appearances on Ugly Betty, The Mentalist, Lipstick Jungle, and Life on Mars.
What I'm really excited about, though, is his upcoming guest appearance on episode three of Glee! (I'm a little in love with that show.)
The Power of Two was just extended through June 27th. See performance and ticket information.