It’s the day when chunky-hunk Kyle Carrington from TOUGH COMPETITION is to start work at his father’s Mercedes-Benz auto shop. In separate bathrooms we watch Kyle and his dad, Paul Baressi, shower. Kyle had an incredible body that would have made him one of the Jet Set models if they had existed then. (That’s Kyle in the center of the threesome on the DVD cover.) Baressi was, even then, a mature bear. Since this is not a “daddy” film, but one that is geared to twink lovers, I wonder at his inclusion here. We cut back and forth from beauty to the beast as both soap up and masturbate. (Like father, like son.) The slow-mo ejaculations here, as in all the scenes, are a quirk of director Richard Morgan that I find irritating.
After Kyle arrives at work, a sexy young mechanic, John Von Crouche (to Kyle’s right in the cover photo) shows him how to handle a specific tool—his. John is wearing his coveralls completely unzipped so that as he leans over the engine across from Kyle, Kyle gets a nice view not only of his slender hairy body but also his luxurious pubic bush and the base of his hefty dick. When he moves around to Kyle’s side, he notices Kyle’s boner, takes it out and gives Kyle a blowjob. (Is this the first thing would-be mechanics learn? I’ll apply for the job.) Kyle shoots a load on the young mechanic's face as John jacks himself off.
Next, Shawn Michaels, (to Kyle’s left in the cover photo) a very muscular young lad, goes to pick up Jamie Wingo’s car, but finds himself on the other end of Jamie’s cock. Jamie was a hairy twink with lots of sexual energy who always went at sex like an uncaged rabbit. As Jeremy goes into the other room, Shawn spies a gay magazine on the floor. He is jacking off to it when Jeremy returns. Seeing Shawn's stiff cock, Jeremy goes down on it. This segues into a sixty-nine. Then as Shawn lies on the floor on his belly, Jeremy slips his dick into him. It is awesome to see a muscular young hunk like Shawn being dominated by this smaller boy—and with no condom, yet! Shawn is fucking Jeremy when the blond deliveryman, Jeff Holden, arrives. A threesome gets underway. (Jeff is listed in the credits as Tony James, but as he used the name Jeff Holden on the cover and appeared in other films using that name—Jeff Holden it is) Jamie fucks them both as Jeff leans over Shawn’s back giving Jamie access to both of their holes.
When Eric Martinez, a handsome young Latino, brings his car in for bodywork, Scott Avery does some work on Eric’s own body. Scott was in scads of films during this period. Blond with a tattoo of a lettuce leaf on his thigh above an uncut cock, he was a sweet, likeable, and versatile performer. Blowjobs lead to a flip-flop fuck. Many of us are fucked by auto mechanics fairly frequently. It is rare when a customer fucks the mechanic. After his own screwing, Eric does just that.
At work’s end, Kyle invites John, Ron Chambers, Shawn, and Dan Parks back to his house. Ron was a real cute pup. Dan who used the name Mark Jennings in later films was the Jason Sizemore of his day. This kid had one enormous whanger. As Kyle serves the others a beer, John is out of the room. He returns stark naked. Kyle drops to his knees to show the others what he learned that day from John. Ron takes over from Kyle as Kyle and the others strip naked. Ron, whom they have stripped also, now lies over a footstool for Dan to impale him on that huge dick. The scene cuts with no continuity to group after group. That is the main fault of this film. The editing is jumpy and nervous. No sooner do we start to become involved in an action when the film cuts away abruptly to something else. It is not the way to film an orgy! For example Dan was fucking Ron. The next thing we know Dan is seated on the sofa with Kyle and John fighting over sucking his cock. The next thing we know, Dan and John are sixty-nining on the floor, Kyle has disappeared and Shawn is masturbating on the sofa. Suddenly Shawn is kneeling before the sofa and John is eating his ass prior to fucking him. As John begins to fuck Shawn, Kyle shoves his dick into John. Again this is all over in an instant. We now see John sitting on Ron’s dick. Shawn stands above them and masturbates on them. Cut to Kyle sucking Shawn. Ron plays with Kyle’s hole. Cut to John sucking Dan. Ron is fucking Kyle. Then we cut to Kyle on all fours getting ready to have his ass plowed by Dan’s huge cock. As Dan inserts it, we hear the only dialogue in the entire scene and I’m sure it’s not scripted. Kyle pleads for Dan to take it easy and go slowly. Once home, Dan really pounds into the young muscle hunk. It is the longest fuck in the film. Dan pulls out to cum on Kyle’s back. I went to such details in this scene in order to give a negative example of how important an editor is for these films. With botched cutting like this what could have been a sensational scene never reaches its true potential.
The film ends with a replay of all the cum shots. This time they are in real time, not slow-mo, and the result is much hotter. The final credits list the title as POPULAR MECHANICS. That was to be the title of the film until the magazine of that name objected.
Quirky slow-mo, truncated sex scenes, and fragmented editing—as well as how to set up and pace a scene—kept Richard Morgan from equaling his contemporary William Higgins. Higgins gave us a sit-down meal. With Morgan it was fast food at a drive-in.