Released: Jan 01st, 2003
Running Time: 118
Director: Blue Blake
Company: Big Blue Productions
Distribution Companies: Arena
Cast: Rhett O?Hara, Sal Lombardi, Dane Brando, Evan Taylor, Kelly Madison, Tom Katt, Caesar, Brad Rock, Staten McCormack
Critical Rating: AAAA 1/2
Genre: Gay and Bi
Director Blue Blake has produced another winner. Caesar fans will take notice of his first starring role in more than a year. Stock up and place prominently.
The much-hyped and long-discussed Blue Blake’s Cowboy rides into town this month, and it is well worth the wait. Superstar Caesar, who has been keeping a low profile as of late, is back onscreen in the lead role of Cowboy O’Connor, a pumped-up bodybuilder who hits the road. Along the way he encounters twinks such as Rhett O’Hara (supercute) and Dane Brando (who also shows promise). But Cowboy has a secret, and it takes the love of a good man to draw it out.
When we first see Cowboy, he is waking from a restless sleep, haunted by dreams of man-sex. This leads to Caesar’s oral scene with O’Hara. These two tattooed lover boys complement each other perfectly. Too bad they don’t get around to fucking. Oh well, maybe next time. Cowboy proceeds to rob poor little O'Hara before heading out of town. He is picked up by Brando, who inexplicably flashes back to the family mechanic (Sal Lombardi) fixing his father’s truck. This scene makes no sense in the scheme of the story, but the built Lombardi is so beautiful and delivers such a juicy cumshot, any lapses in the plotline are forgiven.
Back to the story, we learn that loner Cowboy has lost his entire family in a fire. Brando offers to help by putting him to work on his ranch and ends up sucking his dick. This is a beautiful outdoor sequence (shot by Andre Adair), as Caesar, looking bigger and bulkier than ever, gives a focused, ferocious performance. He pounds Brando on a table, on a chair and then splooges on his face. This scene will have viewers reaching for the rewind button. There is also a sweet montage of Cowboy and Brando bonding and forming the sort of relationship that we sense Cowboy is rarely open to.
The affections of the fledging lovebirds don’t go unnoticed by farmhands Tom Katt and Evan Taylor. They speculate on the nature of the new relationship before getting busy themselves, enjoying a strenuous fuck on a tractor. Katt, who is one of porn’s longest veterans, still looks great and knows how to work his scene partner (in this case, a buff Taylor) and the camera. It’s always fun to see a seasoned pro like Katt at work.
In the next scene, we get to the heart of Cowboy’s family secret with a steamy shower threeway featuring Staten McCormack, Kelly Madison and Ray Stone. This one is for all the manly men lovers out there. It is the nastiest scene in Cowboy, but still maintains the sexual tension that builds throughout the video. (One quibble about this scene: Cowboy says that this flashback happened "years ago," so we’d like to know why his father, uncle and cousin are all wearing very current Ralph Lauren Polo undies!)
After a fun cameo from director Blake as Detective Cooper, a no-nonsense gumshoe who wants answers to the tough questions, we get a high-energy chase scene that ends with another hot coupling, which this time has Caesar bottoming for sexy cop Brad Rock. We won’t give away the mystery (or surprise ending) here, but Caesar’s final chilling moments certainly earns him a Best Actor pre-nom.
Superstars don’t get much more versatile than Caesar, who is utterly believable on both ends of a fuck. If there is any question about whether he can still headline a video, Cowboy will surely puts those doubts to rest. His fans will eat this one up (and its attractive box cover) with a spoon.
Blue Blake’s Cowboy is a neat little thriller. It is lovely to look at, has a meaty story line, good performances and, most important, hot man action. It is also nicely edited by Michael Zen. We even like the catchy "Cowboy" theme song by Rock Hard (maybe because it sounds like it was inspired by Madonna’s own dancing-cowboy video, "Don’t Tell Me") .
Pre-noms across the board: Best Gay Video, Best Supporting Actor (Dane Brando), Best Editing (Michael Zen), Best Music (Rock Hard), Best Art Direction, Best Videography (Andre Adair), Best Oral Scene (Caesar/O’Hara), Best Sex Scene (Caesar/Brando), Best Screenplay (Blake), and Best Director (Blake).