Released: Dec 01st, 1987
Running Time: 70 min.
Director: Toby Ross
Companies: Bijou Video, Images of the World
DVD Extras: None
Cast: David Ashfield, Jerry Carter, Phil Gerard, Bill Saxton, Jack Luft, John Miller, Rick Goulet
Critical Rating: AAA
Genre: Gay and Bi, Golden Age
When a sexy college student crashes at his art teacher's house, the sexual attraction is palpable but unspoken. In this 1986 Toby Ross classic, thick-cocked David Ashfield portrays a college student who works his way sexually through a number of student fantasies. Wrestling practice turns into a scorching mat brawl while the coach and his assistant trade head behind close doors. A photographer works with (and works over) a pair of big-dicked models, and finally the art teacher gets bent over a desk and given everything he's ever dreamed of from his studly student.
Director Toby Ross gives gangly David Ashfield the star treatment here, casting him against type as a daydreaming college art student who can hardly keep his eyes on the nude models in class – Ashfield is too busy fantasizing about his nerdy-but-sexy prof, or mooning over a classmate. Meanwhile, they’re busy daydreaming about him – and therein lies the charm of Classmates, which captures that unsettling but addictive fantasy realm that often exists between people who never quite make it, but can’t help thinking about it.
Despite some slow timing and an only mildly attractive cast, Classmates scores for the gentleness of Ross’ vision. Autumnal footage of NY’s City College, a silly sense of humor, and a very good music track are added bonuses.