Unrequited loved... the cock tease... these are cruel, cruel manipulations of the heart. To have the object of your affections dangled before you, but just out of reach, hidden just out of sight. It's sadistic cruelty, I tell you (not the good kind).
Evidentiary item #1: Michael C. Hall as Dexter. It was with anxious anticipation that I sat down to drink in the first episode of season 4 of Dexter. Honestly, I really enjoy the writing. Nicely complicated, yet tidy story lines. Can we all just acknowledge the elephant in the room, though. Michael C. Hall's booty.
Michael is one fine looking man, and he's done a wonderful job with the subtleties of playing the part of a serial killer playing the part of an averagely neurotic tech-nerd. But Michael's most powerful asset that he brings to the small screen, his ass, remains only hinted at. Once again in last night's season opener, we're treated to Michael walking away, that fabulous bubble butt framed nicely in his chinos. But despite a plot including a kinky sex scene (well... vanilla-wafer, suburbanite housewife "kink"), we barely catch a glimpse of our beautifully psychopathic hero shirtless.
You shameless, horrible tease! Michael and his handlers clearly have negotiated to keep his gorgeous ass under wraps, but we all know that we're all tuning in for that magical moment when Michael finally drops trou. It's like Sam and Diane all over again, the ridiculous dramatic tension drawn out to the point of total frustration, bordering on disgust. You know that we know that you know we're paying our Showtime subscription fees to see Michael's bare-ass. You cruel, cruel bastards.
Evidentiary Item #2: On the other side of the pelvis, I have a bone to pick (so to speak) with Joshua Goodman (Mr. Joshua) of BG East. Similar to Michael C. Hall, BG East has been teasing us, taunting us, sadistically torturing us by dangling Joshua's packed package before us for years without finally paying up. I lost hope of finally seeing Joshua's bona fides, so I haven't seen all his matches to verify that we never see his sizeable cock and balls (please, please let me know that I'm wrong). But we're continually taunted by Joshua in tight trunks and thongs, his pendulum swinging impressively. Joshua himself can't seem to keep his hands off his cock, constantly adjusting himself both from the exterior as well as the interior of his briefs. Just to tantalize us, we've occasionally glimpsed his balls squeezing out the sides of his trunk-crotch (cha-ching!). Joshua tells a nice story, both pitching and catching, but it's hard not to find your eyes fixated on his pouch, waiting for the moment when the goods come spilling out (or busting out at the seams!).
But the cruelest cut of all was Joshua's Wrestler Spotlight tape. The pics of the Brooklyn Bodywrecker hoisting the naked Joshua up over one shoulder was finally the long awaited promised land. This pic of Joshua's quite beautifully naked ass and thick, muscled legs hanging down from BBW's shoulder is truly a work of art.
I totally took the bait. Only to find that, despite Joshua getting stripped out of his g-string, we are treated only to the visual of his captured butt (totally worth the price of admission... but still!!!). BBW sadistically rubs salt in our wounds, taunting us by pointing out that he knows we've tuned in to see Joshua's goods. He assures us that Joshua's bits and parts are stunning. Then he carries Joshua back to the dressing room, leaving my jaw dropped open, my pants unzipped, and my face red with frustration.
Michael C. Hall and Mr. Joshua, you are hereby put on notice! If you continue with your cock-teasing ways, I will wash my hands of you in disgust. I will no longer pay up if you continue to refuse to pay up! I will not be so manipulated any longer! ... okay, just one more episode... just one more match... if I just give them one more shot, they'll give me what I want, won't they!?