Thursday, June 25, 2009

What in the World Have We Here...Memphis Edition



What do you get when combine two beefcakes with a penchant for idling on motorcycles and old jalopies vintage hot rods, defacing an already spray paint inundated edifice, revering the Confederacy, accessorizing blue jeans with either 80s neon tops straight out of a Punky Brewester yard sale or the finest in S&M attire, interminable bicep flexing, periodic shirtlessness, and standing two feet or closer to your tag team partner at all times with the garrulous managerial stylings of one Jimmy Hart?

The Dirty White Boys, who I'm pretty sure are/were Len Denton (who spent some time in Portland and World Class under a hood as The Grappler) and Tony Anthony (who wrestled throughout the southern based territories in the 1980s and early 1990s as the Dirty White Boy).

This homoerotic Aryan supremacy oriented footage was produced by the closeted good ol' boys of the Memphis/CWA territory, circa 1983/1984. Natch.

No word on whether these guys ever got it on with The New Generation inside -- or for that matter outside -- the squared circle. Ha!

Please enjoy...on a strictly "final project for the queer studies course I am auditing at the local community college" level.

5 comments:

- Bunny Bissoux - said...

WOW. I love the crotch shot at 1m25s, the shadow of the tree gives the illusion of movement.... oh come on! a woman has needs! how am I meant to resist this montage of all brawn and no brains in tight denim, leather studs, motorbikes, touchy feely poses... ahhhh ok I see what your saying now, it does seem a little "queer".

Oh well womankind's loss is the bear community's gain.

Now Jimmy Hart, there's a fine specimen of a man ...

Malibu Sands said...

I can honestly say that all of the flamboyant/gay characters throughout the homophobic/"difference" mongering history of professional rasslin' -- including but certainly not limited to Adorable Adrian Adonis, "The Beauty" Terrence Garvin, Exotic Adrian Street, Golddust, Billy & Chuck (accompanied to the ring by Rico, IIRC), and of course Gorgeous George -- not a one of them come across an authentically queer when compared to the bulk of the rassler's fortunate/unfortunate enough to be featured in those mid-1980s Memphis territory music videos.

More evidence to come!

Apollo Spas said...

"Bad Brans"? "BAD BRANS"?!?!?! "BAD" motherfucking "BRANS"?!!!?!!!?!!?!!!?!!!?!!!?!

Geek, get yr guitar. We're starting a Crucial Youth-inspired side project where we write straight-edge Rastafarian Hardcore songs about the importance of including fiber in yr diet.

I can't believe I haven't thought of this before.

Oh, and I promise I'll write something for this blog again real soon.

Apollo Spas said...

Oh, and we're covering the living fuck out of that little ditty, obvs.

Malibu Sands said...

Other than "Dirty White Boy," is there another Foreigner song worth listening to?