27 October 2012

Behr Movie: Hellbent

I'm not much of a horror fan but something compelled me to obtain Hellbent (2004) from Netflix, perhaps because it's billed as a "gay horror" film. I actually liked this movie despite it being a bit predictable and not that scary. 

Basically it's the story of a serial killer targeting gay men on Halloween in West Hollywood. The movie starts with the murder of two gay men in a car the night before Halloween. The remainder of the movie follows five friends as they celebrate Halloween and their run in with the killer. There's a visit to a fetish club (Colton Ford makes an uncredited appearance), the street celebration in WeHo, and of course the climax in the main character's apartment. 

The main characters are all attractive, of course, especially the bisexual Chaz (imo). Even the killer has an awesome bod.

The only drawback is the weapon is called a knife by the characters when in fact it is a sickle:

Now that's a wicked weapon!

There's great rock/punk music provided by Pansy Division, Nick Name, and Three Dollar Bill. There's blood, of course, and a few "scares" that the seasoned horror fans will yawn at. The ending is the best part, which sets up a possible sequel. And in case you're wondering there is definitely eye candy. Lots of eye candy.

The DVD includes a nice little featurette that includes clips of the movie and the cast and production team discussing various elements. It's obvious from this that the makers are not gay filmmakers; Joseph Wolf, Executive Producer, talks about how "gay people are just people." Steven J Wolfe, Producer, talks about discovering the huge gay horror fan base. Maybe it's all the negativity crap of the Presidential election going on but I found their comments to be heartening and supportive. 

All in all the movie is just plain fun. And with it being the Halloween season, it is a nice little movie to cuddle and watch with your favorite buddy. Did I mention there's eye candy?


26 October 2012

Behrmark's 2012 Hallowe'en Costume Ideas

 Although Hallowe'en isn't until next Wednesday, many celebrants will be dressing up this weekend to attend parties, street fairs, and parades. If you're still undecided as to what costume to wear, here are some ideas - most are simple, some are a little more elaborate - but all guaranteed to get you noticed!

Drape a piece of cloth around your body to make a sexy toga. Finish the look with gold wrist cuffs.
Overalls always make a great, simple costume. Top it off with a hard hat and voila! You're a construction worker!
You may opt to leave the hard hat at home to free up your hands.
A red union suit always makes a sexy costume.
A bit more elaborate, the fireman daddy is sure to be a hit. Of course it helps if you already have all the gear to pull it off.
A simpler fireman look may be less expensive. (Hose not included.)
Since the economy has hit many of us hard, a simple festive option is to don an orange tie. Pair it with your favorite jockstrap, jeans, or slacks for a classier look.
Who can resist playing Santa?
Don a pair of green leather coveralls and BAM! Hammer time!
A leather mask from a Renaissance Faire adds the right hint of mystery. 
Remember Goldie Hawn in "Protocol?" Take that checkered napkin (or table cloth) and you have instant sheik!
Your fetish wear makes a swell costume, too!
Fabric is a terrific starting point; tie it around your face and let it flow behind you, and you have a mysterious caliph. (Silk works best for this look.)
Finally, a butcher's apron can be imagined into a costume too. Splatter fake blood over it and carry a cleaver. Or maybe just wear it alone as Jake Mitchell is.

So there you have it - Behrmark's 2012 Hallowe'en Costume suggestions. Happy haunting!


21 October 2012

Sunday Favorite: 87

Off to the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the National Kidney Foundation 2012 Kidney walk...here's hoping the rain waits until I get home!


20 October 2012


I'm not very good at taking pictures of strangers surreptitiously. It's not so much the subject of the camera's eye that worries me as it is other people who might observe me doing so. I know I should not care but...I do.

But with that aside, I did take a few pics of some rather attractive men. This first one is from one of my vacation visits to Disneyland...definitely wouldn't mind riding him!

This subject was seen at the corner of 6th and Flower in Downtown Los Angeles one afternoon. 

Never mind his great legs...I want those shorts! Although I didn't really get a look at his face, one can tell there's a smokin' hot bod under all those clothes. Sometimes I do like going to work!

Last but not least, about a month ago, this fine bearish guy was our substitute conductor on the Metrolink train...

There are several woofy conductors who substitute; I usually am seated when i see them and taking a pic isn't always easy logistically. But believe me, they're all easy on the eyes making the commute a thing of beauty!

Thanks to my inspiration Dwight Supremacy for his SIRveillance and Backtracking features!


19 October 2012

Friday Friendship

The power of the Internet is an amazing thing...included in that are the various apps available on our smart phones. As shared in previous posts, I have a voyeuristic tendency, and thus my use of GROWLr, the app for bears, cubs, chasers, and others. 

I recently started communicating with a handsome guy who lives in Istanbul. Take a look:

We've moved from GROWLr to Bear411 (a social networking site) and Facebook (the ultimate social networking site). He's a very sweet, lovable, sincere man. I'd be lying if I didn't admit to wishing he lived closer.

I've also started chatting with someone else who is closer. From his GROWLr profile one would think he's only looking for hookups...but this second gentleman has professed a desire to get to know me as a friend. He says there's something about my picture that makes him shy and nervous, afraid of rejection, but also courageous enough to be whatever I want him to be and to give me whatever I want from him. (I will not mention his 11.5" appendage. Nope. Not even going to mention it.) He says I bring him feelings of joy and he thanks me for the positive vibe I give him.

So what's my point? My point is that despite what the conservatives and Far Right may say about us dirty homosexuals, we ARE capable of friendships that do not revolve around sex. Don't get me wrong...sex is good. It's great! It can be a marvelous bonding tool. But there's more to life - and more to relationships - than sex.

I recently posted about doing the Kidney Walk (this Sunday) and that I'm raising funds. I am truly touched by all those who made a donation. And no, I'm not trying to guilt anyone here...merely using this as an example of the love, friendship, and good will that exists among us. I feel an affinity for my followers and cyber friends. I may fantasize about them (did I say may??), but it's the friendship that makes me who I am. When I'm feeling melancholy I can turn to this here blog and will get those messages of encouragement and friendship from all over the globe.

So thank you...each and every one of you for what you give me. I love you all!


17 October 2012

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10 October 2012

Wednesday Wonders

My range of attraction is broad, which is one of the reasons I like GROWLr...there's a variety of masculine hotness. From cubs to chubs to muscle bears, here's a sampling of men who turn my crank.

Happy Hump Day!


07 October 2012


For those who grew up in Southern California, Sheriff John was a positive influence in the development of our moral characters and I have no doubt shaped us into good, upstanding citizens. His best-loved "Put Another Candle on your Birthday Cake" was one of his every-day ditties that none tired of hearing. From health tips to showing Crusader Rabbit cartoons, from the daily Pledge of Allegiance to introducing "city kids" to farm animals, John Rovick was a second father figure.

John passed away October 6, 2012. He had just turned 93 four days prior.


Gay Days 2012

As I mentioned in my previous post, this weekend is Gay Days at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim CA. You would be surprised how many LGBTQ community members travel from far distances to attend (especially after the incredible entrance fee hike Disney announced earlier this year).

I had a GREAT time. Although I only visited a couple of attractions in seven hours, it was the social aspect that made it such a good day. I didn't take a lot of pictures, but do want to share some of those I did. (Click an image to see a [hopefully] larger version.)

My friends, Roger (l) and his partner Dave (r). They live in WA and Roger and I have chatted for years. FINALLY met these two fun, sexy bears. Note their shirts...both instant classics.
Bears! At the Hungry Bear Restaurant, of course.
Muscle Bear....you should have seen how handsome (and hot) he was!
More bears!
A sea of red wherever the eye looked!
A woofy bear...it looks blurry because I had to crop and enlarge the original pic.
More bears! Roger is in the foreground...the shirt on the guy behind him says "Lost Boy Looking For Peter!"
"Lost Boy's" calf tat - I want!
Eric...we went on one date back 5 years ago...it was great seeing (and flirting) with him.
Roger, Dave and I had just gotten on the train when these hot bears got into line. I waved at the bigger bearded one...he waved back! As the train pulled out of the station he waved again. He had a gorgeous smile!
After spending time at Disneyland, we went to California Adventure. I saw these cuties in the entrance line.
Adorable (and talkative) bears outside of the Frankenweenie 4D sneak peek. 
One of the California Adventure stores...I thought it was funny (think perverted like me).
So there you have it...the few pics I took. Although all we did were the canoes and the Frankenweenie sneak peek, it was great seeing old friends and making new friends. It was a relaxed day - perfect for admiring the incredible representation of the LGBTQ community at the Happiest Place on Earth!