TapeLenders stocks up with ’09 calendars featuring local hunks
With visions of New Year’s Eve dancing in your head, it’s time to consider the fine holiday tradition of acquiring a new calendar. At TapeLenders, there’s no shortage of flawlessly rendered pinups. In the rear of the store, there’s a rack that contains about 40 glossy 2009 calendars — everything from twinks (Howard Roffman 2009, $15.95) to latter-day hotties (Mormons Exposed, $15.95).
For Valentine’s Day, Dallas Voice profiled local erotic boyfriends Guy Parker and Jesse Santana, two locals who were cast in "On Fire!" an adult video written and directed by former Dallasite Chris Steele (a.k.a. Jan Milstead). This year, both Parker and Santana racked up multiple nominations at the Gay Video News Awards, but as of November, their relationship was dunzo.
Their work, however, lives on. TapeLenders carries Jet Set Men’s "On Fire!" 2009 calendar, $15.95: Parker is Mr. July, Santana is Mr. August.
Mark Dalton is unforgettable. His rap sheet is a mile long — family violence assault, possession of GHB, stalking accusations… In February, Dallas Voice reported that Dalton (Jeremy Sons) had his parole revoked and was still serving a three-to-six month sentence at a prison in Tennessee Colony, Texas. Dalton, a Denton resident, is one of Falcon Studio’s most famous straight hunks — that’s when his career isn’t hampered by stints in the clink. We haven’t heard that he’s been released. But he’s featured as Mr. April in the 2009 Abs-olutely Hot 15-month wall calendar, $15.95 at TapeLenders.
For a smorgasbord of muscle, TapeLenders has several COLT Studios calendars: COLT Leather, COLT Bare Chested and COLT Men ($15.95 a piece). COLT has another pinup featuring some local meat: Highland Park native Tom Chase is featured in the COLT Hairy Chested Men 2009. Before he started working with COLT, Chase was Falcon Studio’s first model who became a "lifetime exclusive."
In March, furry daddy Chase kicked off the Texas Bear Round-Up with a meet and greet at Illusions.
QUEER YEAR AHEAD
On Wednesday, Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin will co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration from Times Square in New York City. There’s a drinking game tie-in: every time Griffin calls Cooper "Andy," y’all have to toss one back. If Griffin changed the rules to "every time she mentions her second Emmy win," everyone would be plastered within the first hour.
The co-hosts will pitch to different cities with live musical performances by Li’l Wayne from Atlanta, Lynyrd Skynyrd from Pikeville, Ky., My Morning Jacket from N.Y., Coolio from Las Vegas, 3 Doors Down from Duluth, Ga., and Hinder from Dayton, Ohio.
Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to midnight on CNN..