Roman Men

I've been watching the miniseries ROME and my it is bloody good. It is set during the era of ancient Rome and Gaius Julius Caesar. The storyline is really captivating along with good actors playing the role of Roman men.

Here's the basic plot of the whole miniseries.

"Rome" is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar has completed his masterful conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and is preparing to return to Rome. He heads home with thousands of loyal battle-hardened men, huge amounts of loot in gold and slaves, and a populist agenda for radical social change. Terrified, the aristocracy threatens to prosecute Caesar for war crimes as soon as he sets foot in Rome. Caesar's old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Two of Caesar's soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, thwart Pompey's plan and in the process, win the eternal gratitude of Caesar and the Julian clan, affording the two plebian officers an intimate view of the ruling class. The fates of Pullo and Vorenus become entwined with those of Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and the boy Octavian, a strange and awkward child who, by political guile and bloody force, will become the first emperor of Rome.

-taken from TV.com

It is interesting that throughout the movie, they portray some homosexual cultures during the ancient Roman days. There was a scene when the boy Octavian was in the brothel and he was presented with prostitutes both male and female. Not that I'm surprised by this, just surprised that they included the scene.

I drool everytime looking at the Roman men in the movie especially the actor acting as Mark Anthony. He's hot and adorable. Got lovely sculpted body and perky bubbly ass. Heheheh. Pity there's no homosexual sex scenes yet. Hehhehe. I'm just recalling the series Queer As Folk. I love that series.

I sometimes feel envy of the ancient times where homosexuality was accepted. In the East we have a documentation of The Cut Sleeve Emperor and to the West we have in Rome and Greece countless documentations of homosexual relations. Not to forget The Scarlet Band of Thebes, elite force formed exclusively of gay lovers. I feel proud being a gay man. I solute those gay men who died in the Scarlet Band.

I miss McDave...

He's in Thailand now, no doubt enjoying himself with his friends. How I wish I am there with him now...

-Live Long & Prosper

6 comments:

Andy Kuramoto said...

Dear Queer Ranter,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I haven't checked it in a while (as you may have noticed), but it was nice of you to leave a comment anyway. Do drop by more often when you have the time ;)

Oh, and on the topic of Roman Men.. I've always had a thing for Italians, so it's hard for me not to find them attractive.

Haha, have a nice day ;)

Queer Ranter said...

Andy: Oh hello there. :) Welcome welcome. Love yea blog. Really is something.

savante said...

Yeah, I love Rome. You wouldn't believe the ending. Really great end. Go watch.

Me, I finally managed to get my hands on Firefly. Loving it too.

Jason said...

Ah.. no TV here... sobs

Ryan said...

Rome. Yeah I finished the first season. Started watching the second season.

Love the men. Reminds me of the movie - '300'. All beefy and muscular. And their lack of cloth is simply seductive! I could stay in the street all day long just watch those hunky stud walking around.

Queer Ranter said...

Savante: Ooooo Firefly. Awesome sci-fi~~~

Jason: I just watch it in my computer.

Ryan: There's a second season?! I want~~~ Yes yummy people~~~