It's just a little over two weeks before ABC's How To Get Away With Murder returns. The male cast's Glamour photoshoot, and the incredibly hot out-take from the show's promo's have me anticipating it's return!
I have not yet seen Score, but the movie seems to be uncut on Youtube. (HERE:) I was interested in learning more about the film after seeing actor Calvin Culver, (aka Casey Donovan) and some of the publicity photos while I was researching a separate story for FH.
Culver was successful porn star who worked steadily during the 70's and 80's in many adult films, most notably, Boys in the Sand, the film said to have cemented his status as a gay icon. Culver's road to porn was an interested one. After graduating college, he began teaching which eventually led to a job at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School on New York's Central Park West. Culver was fired in his second year after an altercation in which it is said he physically disciplined a female student. (rumoured to be the daughter of actor Eli Wallach)
Following is firing, Culver attempted to break into the acting business and did a number of stage productions and worked in summer stock theatre. To pay the bills however, Culver began escorting and it was through one of his escorting clients he eventually landed a job modeling with Wilhelmina Models. WIth his looks now commanding attention, Culver made the transition to adult films, making his first appearance in the 1971 low budget sexploitation thriller film, Ginger.
Score, another sexploitation film, came along three years later in 1974. Directed by Radley Metzger, it one of the first films to explore bi-sexual relationships. If you're interested in checking out score, there were both soft core and hard core releases, with only the hard core release featuring male frontal nudity.
I love it when a sexy guy wears his ball cap backwards, and if that guy just happens to be pretty much naked, the effect is even hotter. 25 year old model Rob has an clear, nothing to hide and raw sexuality that you couldn't hide even if you tried. Not that anyone would want to. Rob's big brown eyes, lips his lean fit body photograph beautifully, especially in the skilled hands of photographerChris A. Freeman.
I have featuring Illinois artist's imagery for close to three years and Chris always delivers images that beautifully peel away, both literally and emotionally, the layers which shield the natural sexual energy of the men and women he shoots. At 5' 6", Rob is aware that it is important to focus on his body with a strict gym regimen and be willing to show some skin and focus on creative and edgy imagery. As naturally sexy as Rob appears in these images, Chris shares it was the creative process that helped bring them to the surface.
Rob contacted Chris this past February through Model Mayhem. Chris says he was eager to gain experience and build his portfolio. Upon seeing the images in his port, Chris knew instantly he had the physical features the camera would love, but struggled to see how sensuous and enticing he could be during a shoot. Rob was eager to bring this out in images, and was looking to create some hot images for a future calendar project he wanted to put together as a gift for someone special.
'When he arrived at the apartment we were shooting in, he was initially a little reserved, but soon warmed up to the idea of divulging everything and responded nicely to my direction, while contributing many ideas of his own. The naturalistic setting of the apartment with the midday lighting from the many windows worked well for us.'
As they got into the shoot, Chris reports Rob's inhibitions disappeared and he turned out many subtle, but refined facial expressions to go along with his very sexy poses. When he and Rob sat down to take a look at the first set of images, both were very pleased with what they had produced in a very short period of time. Since their shoot, Rob seems to have moved from modeling and is pursuing a career in the business world. Fortunately, for the world of those who admire the male form, we are lucky to have these moments of nakedness and sensuality captured prior to his disappearance into Chicago landscape and the world of dark socks, ties and business suits.