TFG Early Infulences: Grapik Art/Tom Ropes McGurk

Back in the days before the internet (and yes, there were days without internet), all we kinky guys had to go off of were clubs, books, and magazines.  I was too young and intimidated with clubs, so it was books and magazines for me.  One of my first major kinky purchases was Bound & Gagged magazine.  That was a story onto itself (which may be a post for another day), but also contained within was a 2 page ad for Grapik Art videos (as in video cassettes… this is also before DVDs existed).

Wow, did these videos and their teaser pics have a hold over me!  I actually did order a number of them, and still have them.  It was my first look at what a BDSM scene looked like.  I was so turned on by the bondage, even if the tops weren’t always quite to my taste (Cougar Cash was probably the closest).  But often, the twink bottoms were enough.  They were usually barefoot, but sadly for me personally, glimpses at their feet were infrequent.

It also took me a while to realize that at the time, in order to skirt around pornography laws, the videos were carefully edited to avoid overt depictions of oral or anal sex.  I believe this changed later on, but really, for me, it wasn’t as much about the sex anyway.  Just the bondage and power exchange.

I still find many of the images quite hot.  I do wish there were more feet shots, and more on the humiliation and verbal.  But their large bank of videos must speak for something.

They are still around, and have a twitter account where they post many still pics of their vids.  They do post a lot and also repeat a lot, so I thought I’d post my personal favorite collection of pics from their twitter here.  Enjoy!

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