Our dear chum Mikey (perhaps you might remember him from Chaturbate here) announced he had considered being a cop for Halloween but wasn't in the mood for it. A shame for both him and everyone who would be so very glad to see Mikey tarted up like a peacekeeper.
That reminded me of a sort of involved bit of gay history. I'll get to that in a minute but first let's talk about the complicated relationship gay men have with cops. Typically, police are in an adversarial relationship with the gay world; we want to have sex like rutting dogs with each other, but until very recently and in some places even now, doing so was illegal. And so, cops often were instrumental in breaking up the good times. ACAB.
Also queers very often have daddy issues. Lots of daddy issues. Maybe they never had one and would like to fill that void, maybe they didn't like the one they started with and are shopping for a replacement, whatever: daddy issues. And what could symbolize daddy better than the instrument and deliverer of oppression, the fuzz. Look I didn't make the rules, gay men are both the benefactors and the victims of the patriarchy. Ya get a little ying, ya get a little yang. So ACAB, but also, Oh Daddy.
Into this complicated naughty world, in 1978, Colt Studios delivered the perfect product, a short video eloquently called Hot Cop. It starred one of their classic massive muscle men posing and flexing and most importantly sneering. At the time porn was typically short on info and so the video burst onto the scene with no cast lists. The cop never takes off his sunglasses so you can't ever really see his face. And thus a mystery was born.
Fans of the video rabidly scoured sources looking for the name of the beefy beauty. For decades nobody knew, but there was lots of theories. It was the Zapruder film of gay smut. Ferocious arguments blazed on chat boards comparing the mustaches of various candidates.
Then 2022, I stumbled across the answer in one of my favorite odd little blogs, BJ's Gay Porno Crazed Ramblings, where the author calmly presented not just the name of the model but all of his other appearances in different films and for different studios under his many noms d'smut.
The answer to the great hot cop mystery? It was a fairly frequent cold studio model called Brutus (naturally.) I remember him but only vaguely. I had no idea he had appeared so frequently in the police end of the porn spectrum. I remember vividly that Drummer cover he did, but I didn't realize who he was. I also remember the editor of the magazine commenting on the photo shoot. He said Brutus was really into verbal accompaniment for the photography, to the point where one of the assistants had to leave. The big bad brute had just overwhelmed the poor little teacup. Well.
Herewith we present Brutus.
If you want to check out the clips from the original video, you can go here It's worth it for the primitive synth groove alone.