Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Flash Gordon is responsible for A LOT of fetishy concepts of mine!

My mother took me to see it when I was like 4 or 5 I remember it very clearly. I remember thinking that when hes in bondage with the spikey metal hood on it was HOT/FIERCE even though I didnt know what that feeling was. Was he in black spandex pants in that scene too? I wanna say he was but it could just be a projection... Anyways, I need to buy this movie, its sorta perfection. Now as an adult its SO ITALO DISCO but back then I just saw it as "THE FUTURE" and what do you know I made it come true, thank god I didnt develop a fetish for BUGLE BEADS though, if Dino De Laurentiis was trying to do anything I think THAT was a main objective considering the LIMITLESS APPLICATION of them as see here.... You know some mafia relative had a bead factory or a LAME' mill TURNING THE STUFF OUT 24/7.. not even kidding.
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9 comments:

nsfw said...

I knew as a kid seeing Batman tied down in spandex was definitely going to lead somewhere later on...

Herodotus said...

Some great drag but I liked Buster Crabbe as Flash Gordon much more.

fang said...

let it be noted here and now too that the album soundtrack by Queen is all kindsa awesome as well.

Freddie's vocal on 'The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)' is just brilliant.

fang said...

oops - i meant this actually, my bad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFEYqSqoJqc

youreviltwin said...

i like how the lady flash is trying to save is dancing around like ruth gordon in harold and maude. lady knows how to MOVE.

Avenjer said...

You and I must be on the same wave length, I just posted Flash's playgirl spread over the weekend. In the spiked hood scene he was wearing leather shorts I recall but, there was plenty of spandex on those guards. And you're right---beads, beads, beads. With all the colors, fabrics and beads, as a kid I thought it looked lush and expensive. Certainly out of this world.

Maddy McMan said...

I love this movie. I especially like the princess with her overtly manly tranny voice.

gavin said...

Back then, I saw FLASH GORDON and CLASH OF THE TITANS as naiive camp.

That kind of cheaper, shinier artistry had already been made obsolete by STAR WARS, Spielberg, Jim Henson, etc., filmmakers who were really going for organic realism in fantasy settings.

But kids these days watch the original STAR WARS trilogy and see cheap camp, because they are used to computer-generated imagery. They don't appreciate the state-of-the-art.

I still love FLASH GORDON 1980, however, especially the GAY AS FUCK soundtrack by Freddie Mercury!

Not to mention hot-as-fuck PLAYGIRL model Sam Jones as Flash. Here are his nude pics:

http://blackdogue.net/Playgirl/SamJones/SamJones.html

Hollywood's remake of FLASH GORDON has been in development hell for several years now. At one point Stephen Sommers (crap director of THE MUMMY and VAN HELSING) was attached to direct with Seann William Scott as Flash.

Now Breck Eisner (director of the shitfest SAHARA) is attached to direct it for release in 2012, but no cast is set. Oh well, I guess it will suck:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0252135/

P.S. The 1930s serial film versions of FLASH GORDON starring Buster Crabbe are pretty cool, too. They were the single biggest influence on George Lucas for STAR WARS, and you can see how many elements from STAR WARS he stole from them.

For example, the serial FLASH GORDONS had a Bespin-style "City in the Clouds," races of people based on natural elements ("Clay People," "Tree People," and "Shark Men," versus "Sand People" "Ewoks" and "Gungans.") They also make liberal use of trap doors in all the right places, just like STAR WARS lol. There's even a scene where FLASH is flushed through a trap door leading from Ming's throne room into a cave below where he fights a horrible dinosaur creature, JUST LIKE JABBA AND THE RANCOR.

If you watch those serials on DVD, you'll be amazed at all the similarities that Lucas bit off ...

David Mason said...

Wow Gavin that is a blog posting of youre own you wrote there ! thanks for the info :)