'A lot of models think they do not have good butts because it is a difficult body part to see unless you happen to have a three-way mirror around. So I do try to "showcase" that area to prove them incorrect if I think that is the case. It is also an area that sometimes becomes more sexy with clothing and sometimes the back... is better than the front.'
Earlier this year, I posted part of one of photographer Michal Boothe's series of images themed 'Behind the Curve.' There are many reason why so many of us are attracted to the male butt. Some of these reasons are obvious, including it being one of two area's on the male body considered a private parts, a part that we are all expected to keep covered when in public.
It is natural to have a curiosity about things that are hidden. Investigating and exploring this curiosity however, can be difficult, especially if like me, you were still in the closet during those prime investigating teen age years. It was always risky to stare at a guys crotch given if you could see him, he could look right back at you. But the butt was much easier to gaze at, to study and explore. You usually didn't have to worry about the butt's owner seeing you check him out, it was usually other people around who were more likely to catch you staring.
I had many hours of staring at ass's, especially when the ass in question was sitting right in front of me in a long and boring Economics class. Although they were covered, you often got a hint of crack and depending on their pants, could get a pretty good idea of size, shape and degree of round, or flatness. Corduroy had the ability to fool, but jeans, and especially dress pants (usually explored during a boring Sunday morning at church) gave a great preview of what lurked below.
The other reason butts were so appealing was it wasn't all that difficult to see one. In high school locker rooms, even guys who were a bit shy about walking around with their penis in view, held their towels tightly around their fronts, but were usually not as bothered about covering their back ends. Straight guys especially, didn't necessarily see their ass's of objects of obsession, at least around other guys, and flashing and mooning were common amongst the guys I hang our with. It may not be as common today, but when I was growing up, many guys, even when with both sexes, often just turned around, with their butts facing out, when changing from underwear to bathing suit when at a lake or the beach.
As I said in my previous piece, the male butt is also one of the curviest parts of the male form, one that lends itself to far more creative and dynamic poses than almost any other part of the male body. The butt is supposed to be fleshy, bouncy, plump. With many men, especially fitness models, each and every muscle and part of their body is worked hard to be as firm as possible. Having almost any part of your body described as 'hard' is generally considered a compliment, except of course....your ass.
I distinctly remember the evening of April 8th, 1990. I was still in school, and working on my homework in my bedroom in the basement. I hadn't heard of the new TV show premiering that night, but David Lynch's new Gothic soap opera was playing on the 14 inch color television in the corner of my room. I think I noticed the music first, but it was when Sarah Palmer (the great Grace Zabriskie) began wailing with grief, that I looked up, paid attention, and was hooked for the rest of the episode.
Of course Sarah was grieving over the news her daughter Laura had died and Laura's death would be the mystery that carried the shows first season. I have to admit, that my interest in the show, and the story, diminished greatly as season one progressed, so much so, that I don't remember even watching season 2. But that pilot was superb, so much so I find myself looking forward to the show's return on Showtime this May.
Dana with co-star Mädchen Amick
Twin Peaks had it's share of hot men including; Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean and James Marshall. The guy that grabbed my attention though was Bobby Briggs (no relation...) played by actor Dana Ashbrook. Dana looked like a model, tall, thin with his chiseled face and beautiful huge eyes. He also sported a great 90's head of wavy hair that grabbed my attention. Dana, along with Kyle and James are returning for the show's re-boot, and except for the grey hair, Dana's appeal, and that great face of his, remain crush worthy.
Dana with co-star Leo Johnson, looking very much men from the 90's
Dana continued working steadily after Twin Peaks left the air, but except for a short stint on Dawson's Creek, not really in projects that I remember watching. In doing a little research I discovered Dana did have one brief nude scene in 1995's Comfortably Numb. Just a brief butt flash, but enough to have me dig up a copy and do some caps below.