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Episode 70 — Gymkata: LIVE!

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When you reach Thorg status, you just go by one name.

His IMDB page is pretty funny; most of his roles are all one name: Buddy, Muscles, Sargoth, etc.

 

Dude was in a Linda Lovelace movie (as "Frat Boy #2").

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His IMDB page is pretty funny; most of his roles are all one name: Buddy, Muscles, Sargoth, etc.

 

Dude was in a Linda Lovelace movie (as "Frat Boy #2").

 

WHOA! He was in a porno!

 

There was a strange time when porn films were trying to get respect like mainstream films and you could go back and forth between them. I feel like today, even you had a non-sex role in a porno, you are not going to get casting calls for Hollywood movies.

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well you could always wait for bret easton ellis to come begging i guess

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WHOA! He was in a porno!

 

There was a strange time when porn films were trying to get respect like mainstream films and you could go back and forth between them. I feel like today, even you had a non-sex role in a porno, you are not going to get casting calls for Hollywood movies.

From what I know of pornography, it is now is a completely different thing than it used to be. Today it's just roided/viagra monsters fucking the shit out of plastic titty tramp stamps and slapping their dicks on their faces; I'm not saying it wasn't degrading back in the 70s, but most of the imagery that is so freely available now is like crazy levels of misogyny and more terrifying to me than any horror movie.

 

In the 1970s there were some actual legit directors making interesting movies that happened to have graphic sex in them. Radley Metzger made some quite artful erotic films like

(mildly NSFW); the films of Russ Meyer are actually a lot of fun, Roger Ebert even wrote a couple of them -- Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens is a well shot, very ridiculous and funny movie; there's all the Euro arty soft core stuff like the Emmanuelle series; even trash like Deep Throat had a plot, silly as it was though. Porn today is just awful and scary, and is probably fucking up some young people's heads.

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This was one of the few films from HDTGM that I actually couldn't sit through, and I'm quite the movie masochist. I agree with June in that gymnasts are incredibly fit, but something about watching gymnasts bothers me. Like their legs are independent beings from their bodies.

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From what I know of pornography, it is now is a completely different thing than it used to be. Today it's just roided/viagra monsters fucking the shit out of plastic titty tramp stamps and slapping their dicks on their faces; I'm not saying it wasn't degrading back in the 70s, but most of the imagery that is so freely available now is like crazy levels of misogyny and more terrifying to me than any horror movie.

 

In the 1970s there were some actual legit directors making interesting movies that happened to have graphic sex in them. Radley Metzger made some quite artful erotic films like

(mildly NSFW); the films of Russ Meyer are actually a lot of fun, Roger Ebert even wrote a couple of them -- Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens is a well shot, very ridiculous and funny movie; there's all the Euro arty soft core stuff like the Emmanuelle series; even trash like Deep Throat had a plot, silly as it was though. Porn today is just awful and scary, and is probably fucking up some young people's heads.

 

Well, with the onset of VHS, companies just said, let's cut to the fucking and have nothing else. And I do think the people who were in the early days of porn did see themselves as artists/counter-culture rebels, so there was a little more thought put into those movies.

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Well, with the onset of VHS, companies just said, let's cut to the fucking and have nothing else. And I do think the people who were in the early days of porn did see themselves as artists/counter-culture rebels, so there was a little more thought put into those movies.

 

During the 80's and the early 90's, the movie posters for most of the foreign films at the art house theater in our town were quoted as:

"An exotic journey"

"An erotic adventure"

"Sexy, sensual, seductive..."

 

I used to think foreign films distributed in the US was an excuse for intellectual, artsy people to watch porn. But today I learned that artists/counter-culture rebels were creating the porn and distributing them.

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During the 80's and the early 90's, the movie posters for most of the foreign films at the art house theater in our town were quoted as:

"An exotic journey"

"An erotic adventure"

"Sexy, sensual, seductive..."

 

I used to think foreign films distributed in the US was an excuse for intellectual, artsy people to watch porn. But today I learned that artists/counter-culture rebels were creating the porn and distributing them.

 

Well, all of those sound like French films, which are erotic adventures...erotic adventures set in space, erotic adventures set in the city, erotic adventures set in the past, erotic adventures set in the country, erotic adventures set in the future. Even their blockbusters have a very extended, very prominent, paraphilia-themed love story.

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I'm really great at derailing things.

 

Do you have a boner yet?

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Of all the people in this film the one with the porn past was Thorg? Wow. If I had to guess which one has been in porn I would have said Zamir.

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Well, with the onset of VHS, companies just said, let's cut to the fucking and have nothing else. And I do think the people who were in the early days of porn did see themselves as artists/counter-culture rebels, so there was a little more thought put into those movies.

 

Fuckin' Floyd Gondolli, man.

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Another thing I remembered. At the very beginning Gymkata Guy does his parallel bars thing, wins the medal, or whatever the hell it is that happened and the camera strongly focuses on this blonde girl with a really 80's haircut. She looks happy and is presumably his girlfriend because she casually runs to him through the cheering crowd as if to kiss and congratulate him. And as she tries to approach him, she is stopped by the CIA agents and just remains there standing with a "what just happened?" expression on her face. She is never seen in the movie again.

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Of all the people in this film the one with the porn past was Thorg? Wow. If I had to guess which one has been in porn I would have said Zamir.

He quite possibly could have been. His IMDb page says that he was in a movie called Jungle Heat.

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Another thing I remembered. At the very beginning Gymkata Guy does his parallel bars thing, wins the medal, or whatever the hell it is that happened and the camera strongly focuses on this blonde girl with a really 80's haircut. She looks happy and is presumably his girlfriend because she casually runs to him through the cheering crowd as if to kiss and congratulate him. And as she tries to approach him, she is stopped by the CIA agents and just remains there standing with a "what just happened?" expression on her face. She is never seen in the movie again.

Thanks for bringing that up. When nobody said anything about it, I became more and more convinced that I just imagined the whole thing.

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I became more and more convinced that I just imagined the whole thing.

Which just about sums up the entire movie.

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Fuckin' Floyd Gondolli, man.

 

You know what really catches me about old time porn. You had to go to a public place and look at that stuff. Like you had to leave the house, get in the car, and drive to the "seedy" part of town to look at nudie movies. And then once you're in there, its just a bunch of dudes in the dark looking at porn together.

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Put your hardware back in your pants!

 

Don't listen to grog. Let it swing free.

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Don't listen to grog. Let it swing free.

Which reminds me, it's really time for HDTGM to do Ahnuld's "Commando".

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Another thing I remembered. At the very beginning Gymkata Guy does his parallel bars thing, wins the medal, or whatever the hell it is that happened and the camera strongly focuses on this blonde girl with a really 80's haircut. She looks happy and is presumably his girlfriend because she casually runs to him through the cheering crowd as if to kiss and congratulate him. And as she tries to approach him, she is stopped by the CIA agents and just remains there standing with a "what just happened?" expression on her face. She is never seen in the movie again.

 

My assumption was that she was a groupie who wanted to meet him, but they put a stop to any would-be hanky-panky because of the urgent matters at hand.

 

But yeah, bonkers.

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Which reminds me, it's really time for HDTGM to do Ahnuld's "Commando".

 

Only if Scheer does the hosting duties in Ahnuld voice.

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Of all the people in this film the one with the porn past was Thorg? Wow. If I had to guess which one has been in porn I would have said Zamir.

 

If I didn't know that Kurt Thomas was an Olympic gymnast, I would say he was one of the stars of Flexible Twinks Vol. 2. Everyone in this movie, save for the khan of Parmistan, looked like they had done some sex work in their lives.

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My assumption was that she was a groupie who wanted to meet him, but they put a stop to any would-be hanky-panky because of the urgent matters at hand.

 

But yeah, bonkers.

 

Yeah, that was a funny part. The thing that got me was that they don't even show where that was. Everything was black. The only thing you see are closeups of him doing flips in the dark. Then he runs past two bleachers -- in the dark, again -- and that woman tried to get his attention. After they took their trip to Italy to film, they had no money at all.

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