Beaux Banks, Alex Mecum, Sean Ford, Carter Dane, Josh Moore & Cory Kane (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)
Last weekend, I was honored to be invited to the private pool party tossed at the residence of the owners of CockyBoys, in honor of the once-upstart, now-establishment gay-porn outfit's tenth anniversary.
CockyBoys has a very particular aesthetic, as well as a dedication to filmic excellence that characterize its unique brand — that, and they promote their players as the stars they are.
Calvin Banks, Josh & one lucky pup
Carter Dane — work of heart
Taylor Reign with just a few of the cute guys at the bash
Adorable Danny Montero & Allen King. Allen made a video greeting for my buddy, a huge fan.
Grab a piece!
Ricky Roman & Levi Karter pucker up.
The party was great fun for me, a person who never leaves NYC and thinks even Brooklyn requires a passport. I headed to the secluded estate by train and was wowed by the lush greenery and the idyllic pool area. It helped that boys in Speedos roamed everywhere I looked, grazing on BBQ (the ones who eat!).
The guys were all, every one of them, super welcoming, chatty and open to being ogled and photographed. Not a snob among them, so their cockiness is not measured by brattiness, but by ... well, the stuff in their Speedos.
Makin' me wet
Gotta hand it to him
Along with frolicking in and around the pool, the party featured an epic, end-days pie-eating contest, one that saw bottom-boy Beaux Banks taking top honors, much to the chagrin of his rivals.
Ricky Roman & Michael Milano cuddle by the pool.
River Wilson is beautiful — and check out his eyes
Danny, the scorching-hot Max Ryder & Cory
Sizzling Sean Ford, who is brainy and a Madonna stan!
Michael & Josh got gymnasty for me.
(L-R) Colby Chambers & Mickey Knox of Colby Knox, Beaux & Allen
Colby & Mickey were so cute — loved chatting with them about their dream jobs.
Liam Riley interviewing Beaux
Many happy returns, CockyBoys!
Keep reading for a bunch of pictures of boys achieving bottom goals ...
Everyone was staring. He was surprised I asked to shoot him ... then asked for 1 with his sunnies!
I actually asked most everyone if I could take his picture first (with a very few exceptions) and only had one guy say no. I told his willing friends to inform him he was a shirtless muscle hunk in a public parade.
Sickest body ever!
When he went for the popsicle pose undirected, I knew he was a star.
There's no accounting for people's vanity.
One of the best pics — so cute, so natural. Chelsea never looked so good.
I was only too happy to capture his flag. (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)
I hit up the Macy's Celebrates Pride and Joy event at — where else? — Macy's in Herald Square Tuesday night, where I found hundreds of cutely attired gay men taking advantage of free drinks, fun games (one guy told me he won a gift card on the first try) and free music from Dragonette, Marty Thomas Presents Divas and more.
There was also a fun photo booth and the required shirtless male models.
Wait'll you see 'em in their swimsuits, below ...
Macy's is a big supporter of Pride, and this bash — in collaboration with the always reliable TheMenEvent — is a must-attend each year.