As we vastly approach the end of this hopefully, lovely and special festival, I felt a need now to raise the ante, only just slightly. Well, alright, perhaps not immediately at this moment, but very soon. We are at the half way point of not only this festival but also the Chanukah holiday. We’ll let the memories of the candles’ flames linger in our hearts and minds for the remainder of the year and into the next. This night is special, for I have summoned back some old friends, for I knew they would help warm us on this cold late autumn night.You know this one, do you not? Do you not love it as I do? And it’s all too short but it’s still alive with passion’s fire. This one is an old friend and this scene and the film that features it, are the ones that started it all for me. And I couldn’t in good conscious have left them behind. True, An American in Prague (1997) was the first Bel Ami film I had seen and it helped hook me. Lukas’ Stories (1994, 1995) on the other hand, would be the film that would seal the deal. This film knocked me square on my ass, totally floored me. Not only was I amazed at the sensuality of its young stars, but the videography was stunning and itself erotic, and the music (well, you all know the story of that one by now). And unbeknownst to me at the time: I hadn’t seen anything yet! I fell in love, head over heels and passionately so, with all the wonderful guys at Bel Ami ever since. I would be gravely amiss if I didn’t include in this festival the scene between Johan Paulik and Peter Sudow, from Lukas’ Stories (1994,1995). Uncut the scene is short, but I had to sadly make it shorter. But it’s nonetheless beautiful, and the music was what sells it along with the hot sex. The music only helped to stir my soul as it quickened my blood. Now, the music in this film, and all the others since, has seeped down deep within me where it has become a part of me, as these films and guys have become, for ever.
Do enjoy this one, as I know you will. 🙂