Looking at a variety of shows over the weekend and this week, it struck me how rarely you see a prominent bulge in a male actor''s pants. Yes, occasionally, but not that much.\
Granted, plenty of actors don''t have the meat to produce a big bulge, but I still would think it would be more common. \
In situations where the actor is big-dicked and bulging, do the studios purposely hide it by having them tuck or simply having them wear baggy pants and/or pants with a low crotch.
"In situations where the actor is big-dicked and bulging, do the studios purposely hide it by having them tuck or simply having them wear baggy pants and/or pants with a low crotch."%0D\
Most men today don''t wear super-tight pants...they are just reflecting reality.%0D\
I came across (ha!) the 70s movie "Nickelodeon" on cable a few weeks ago. Ryan O''Neal is stranded walking around a podunk town and is so blatantly hanging left it''s comical.
It just happens. I show up on the set an all the male bulges just shrink away.
This wasn''t network tv, but does anyone remember those Fairy Tale Theater show Shelley Duvall used to produce? Anyway, there was one from the early 80''s where Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman) plays Pinocchio. There a scene where something is definitely going on in Mr. Reubens'' pants. It''s so darn obvious too. See for yourself in this clip (starting around 3:03).
OP you obviously haven''t been watching the new Hawaii Five-0
The old TV series Flipper didn''t shy away from bulge. It''s available at Netflix instant viewing and also Hulu.
Phil Keoghan from Amazing Race hasn''t shown a basket in a long time. It seems like they keep filming him from the waist up.
Jon Hamm aka Don Draper showed a big bulge walking down the hallway of his work.%0D\
Yesterday on the View, you could see Quincy Jones ding dong plain as day hanging between his legs, through his tight brown silk pants.
r9 - was Babs there? I''m surprised the senile old thing didn''t grab it.
In the past, they worked hard to do it. Adam West on Batman complained that the producers spent more time trying to hide his bulge than they did on scripts. On the Wild Wild West, Bob Conrad had to wear what almost amounted to a girdle to keep his bulge from showing through those super-tight pants. And on Tarzan, the undergarment in Ron Ely''s loincloth had to be stretched over his groin to make sure that no sign of a male organ ever appeared.
One of the great things about WWII films was the amount of bulge visible. Boxers predominated and guys were on the march...making it much easier to see their bulges.
Oddly enough, I was thinking about this subject last week.\
I have started recording Marcus Welby every afternoon to watch before I go to bed as it is both campy and relaxing at the same time.\
Last week there was an episode with Jan Michael Vincent as a high school gymnast.\
He had to have the tightest jeans in recorded history on and his package was so well on display that the producers had to have been courting the early 70s gay audience.\
And then he got on the rings to do his routine in really short shorts and he flashed his jock strap more than once.\
You couldn''t get away with that stuff now especially when the character is supposed to be a junior in high school.
Binky, the "Lost" VonTrapp
He was beautiful in that episode, poor sot.
Back in the 30s and 40s they really worked to hide any bulges. Look at Randolph Scott in his swim suit in My Favourite Wife - there is not hint of any bulge at all. What on earth did they wear underneath ?
I see bulges all the time on TV but they''re not the type that could be considered disgusting. I mean, men have penises. Some men have huge penises that can''t be wadded up or constrained to the point that they''re not visible. It''s a fact of life that you''re going to see crotch bulges at some point in your life so I think the producers realize this. \
However, I think there''s a limit to how far they''ll go with it. If some guy comes in to go on camera and he looks like he''s got a grapefruit in his britches I imagine someone in production would say "uh, I think we''re either gonna have to shoot this guy from the waist up, or get him a long tunic to wear". When a bulge crosses over from normal to offensive action has to be taken.
[quote]In situations where the actor is big-dicked and bulging, do the studios purposely hide it by having them tuck or simply having them wear baggy pants and/or pants with a low crotch.\
Today, broadcasters have voluntarily banded together to eliminate the heinous display of male bulges. Many Hollywood stars are offered lucrative contracts if they agree to castration and penile-ectomy to assure a smooth and inoffensive crotch.
Back in the 70s though we all wore tight jeans - showing off a bulge and a nice ass. But with rap and ghetto the style for baggy pants and trousers falling down became the new look, so unsexy! %0D\
It''s like TV has been invaded by Ken Dolls!
Early on in this season of Survivor the men walking around in boxer briefs had their crotches blurred. I''d love to know the reasoning behind this as it''s never happened before in 20 seasons of the show. And it''s a double standard because I could make out Naonka''s nipples through her bra last week.
Yes R21, some men walk around with such humongous bulges (obviously meant to entice and/or alarm others) that they are offensive and disgusting. \
I saw a guy at the market a few weeks back getting out of a brand new BMW. He had on those skin tight spandex shorts and a spandex top. It literally looked as if he has stuffed a cantaloupe in his crotch. He was prancing around the store making sure everyone could see it. I''m sorry but that is disgusting and offensive even to me, a gay man.
Hide ya kids, hide ya wife!
Interesting, R24 as they forgot to blur one of the pics and the guy in the gray shorts isn''t even hung. %0D\
For those here who work in TV and movies: if a guy shows up on set showing a bulge does the director speak to the actor and/or costume people and get it "fixed?" That guy on Mad Men is always showing bulge off-set -- even in loose suit pants.
They do what they think they can get away with, and the network censors take it from there.
[quote]I''m sorry but that is disgusting and offensive even to me, a gay man.\
You''re not a same-sex attracted guy. You''re obviously an [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] - a gender disordered person.
I agree with you, R25. It is not classy.
r10, Barbara is into dinge.
WEHT "Broadcast Standards" departments at the networks?
I remember an episode of Letterman (not long after moving to CBS) when he did a week from L.A. \
Michael Keaton was a guest, wearing tight jeans and sporting a huge bulge. He also slouched back in the chair and spread his legs as wide as he could, completely flaunting it. Thank the Lord.
[quote]Michael Keaton was a guest, wearing tight jeans and sporting a huge bulge. He also slouched back in the chair and spread his legs as wide as he could, completely flaunting it. Thank the Lord.%0D\
Yea, but it was Michael Keaton...
Let me know when its somebody hot
This is why I despise US football TV broadcasts. It''s a blatant conspiracy to avoid crotch and ass shots.. in football!\
ALL cameramen are told to pan up to avoid crotch and ass shots, and the players are all wearing tights!\
Fuck that. I watch rugby.
OP, because producers don''t like to share their boyfriends'' bounty with the world.
Didn''t Burt Ward discuss this extensively in his book about playing Robin?
Well they certainly did on "Survivor", OP.
Chase, Benry, Shannon & Fabio
Uh since when do the networks avoid shooting football players below the waist? ARE YOU NUTS! Watch any football game and that''s all you see is asses and crotches. He''ll you can tell what brand jockstrap most of the players are wearing.\
Don''t you feel foolish for saying such a stupid thing? No, well you should.
Burt Reynolds'' leotard on Sonny and Cher
I dunno, OP. My late Mother called "The Big Valley, "The Big Crotch".
Will the DVD version of ''Survivor'' have the unedited male bulges?
Just looked at the Reubens clip from earlier in the thread.... my god! what''s going on there? You''d think the director would have picked up on it - it is a children''s show after all.
I remember as a youngster I felt vaguely scandalized watching Starsky & Hutch because of the VERY PRONOUNCED penile outlines in the jeans (and occasionally corderoys) of both lead actors.
This is the new America - post Reagan, Moral Majority, Christian Coalition America. What OP, you think it''s 1975 or something? Those great tight pant bulge days are long gone. We have hope, though. Jon Hamm.
Bulges are created by high balls. Low hangers let the dick flatten so a bulge isn''t necessarily because of a big dick.
I blame Janet''s nipple for this!
Could you provide some scientific evidence to support that theory, R46?
Catch a rerun of Bonanza, Little Joe wasn''t little at all. Medical Center When Dr Gannon was in his surgical scrubs. Now that was must see tv.
I knew a guy who would dress up his cock with a larger latex version.\
His cock was fine, "normal" in size, but he was a professional photographer and image was very important to him. He said that he liked the way people treated him when they thought he had a big cock. He went around with a virtual Hollywood loaf all the livelong day.\
I guess it was realistic enough in his trousers - sure it looked real, and if you brushed up against it you wouldn''t know the difference.\
So just because you see something on television, or even in person, doesn''t make it real. Unless you can hold it in your hand, or, if you aren''t worried about being a star, both hands, it could just be an illusion.
r51: i have stuffed a couple of times just for kicks. and it''s totally true: people (men, women, gay, straight) notice and they do treat you just that much better.
I wore boxers under normal-fitting jeans to work (I was supervising maintenance after a hurricane at the hotel where I work), and you''d think I was hanging out the way people looked. It was boxer briefs after that. Not as comfortable, but I felt less conspicuous. %0D\
I still had a bulge, but that''s tough shit. It''s not like I can stuff the fucker up my ass.
Lowly but well-hung desk clerk, promoted finally
R54, that looks like A. Martinez to me. He usually sported a magnificent mound of love in his jeans back in the day.
So will there be an uncensored version of Survivor?
I think the Survivor blurs are a response to HD.\
Someone with their finger on the button and penis shame issues realized that the television image is MUCH clearer than what he''s been getting on the old Magnavox.\
I am impressed, nonetheless, with modern blurring technology.
How many accidental pop-outs have there been on Survivor throughout its run?
Wow, r48, that''s not a bulge, that''s a full on hard on!!
Westerns can be a good source of bulge, R65. See the Kirk Douglas/Burt Lancaster version of Gunfight at the OK Corral. John Ireland''s swinging dick dominates a big scene in the saloon.
"Back in the 30s and 40s they really worked to hide any bulges." %0D\
Maybe becuase Walter Pidgeon was considered more of a patrician actor than a sex symbol, but Walter, who was reputedly well-hung, shows enormous bulges in the early scenes of the film MRS. PARKINGTON.
R4 reminded of another fairy tale theater that i remember from childhood. it''s the frog prince and there are several scenes where it''s obvious the Frog is all man. Especially at 2:30 in this clip - those sparkly tights leave nothing to the imagination.
because people today are more body conscious and aware than they were in the past, male bulges are discouraged, taboo in public. in fact, guys who display are branded as pervs, creepy, gross, in the same way the dudes who wear speedos are viewed.
Well, it ain''t a TV clip, but it''s still fun to watch while we''re discussing the topic.
r68, the guy that plays the Frog Prince is the same guy who played Jambi the Genie on Peewee''s Playhouse (John Paragon). I could be wrong but I think there was a thread on here a couple of years ago where someone who worked on Pee-wee''s show claimed Jambi and Peewee were ex-boyfriends in real life. Any former Groundlings on here that can back that story up?
Still another reason to love John Legend, despite his unhealthy interest in women.
Wow. This thread died.
After the Landon clip there was nothing left to say.
The Frog Prince in r68''s clip is so swishy! Frog Princess is more like it. Nice bulge though.
[quote]creepy, gross, in the same way the dudes who wear speedos are viewed.%0D\
so swimmers are creepy and gross?
The twin gay brothers on Amazing Race did a mud based challenge in their boxers or boxer briefs and their considerable packages were blurred throughout. Which of course drew more attention to them.
Don''t think they were twins, R78, but yep, they were a bulgin''.
r77, it''s not like competitive swimming is exactly a huge sport in Middle America today, and with the advent of body suits, speedos are not necessary to the sport.
The first Superboy, John Haymes Newton, was hardly built like a boy. It looked like he was smuggling a python in his tights.\
As a kid, I remember a shot of Newton from the side in costume and thinking it was the biggest dick I''d ever seen on TV.\
He was later on Melrose Place, then disappeared. But he''ll always have a place in my crotch, er, heart.
i was watching the doctors the other day and travis was on the floor exercising. NO BULDGE AT ALL! he had to have had that thing tucked.
Just checking in...
Gary Sandy''s ''WKRP'' jeans
If they were smart, they would promote male bulge along with shirtless hunks.
Kelsey Grammer filmed his show wearing Armani suits with no underwear at all. The first season they''d have to stop shooting if he got excited and wait for him to calm down. After that the Armani people put some sort of panel in his slacks to keep him from showing.
we live in anti-bulge society. get over it.
TV underpants are always black now. No visible bulge unless the guy is shot sideways.
I''ve been watching "Wagon Train" lately on Encore Western. Damn if I can sight a bulge on any of them.%0D\
I had such a crush on Robert Horton ("Flint McCullough")%0D\
Anybody know how they kept the goodies hidden?
Michael Landon on Bonanza wore very tight pants and displayed a prominent bulge quite often during the late 50s & early sixties. Sometimes he looked aroused. Also the men on the Big Valley showed big baskets especially Peter Breck (Nick)
On some reality shows, you may occasionally see a bulge. On both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures, there have a couple of times when some if the guys were showing something good.
You'd never see TV stars in speedos like this today. Check out Michal J. Fox at 0:40.
America is so Puritanical when it comes to anything sexual. Bulges, nudity, etc..
Steve Gutenberg in the movie 'Cocoon' first appeared in tight denim cutoffs with a hugely obvious bulge. Minutes later in mid-scene the bulge vanished.
I guess after the first day of shooting was reviewed somebody in wardrobe was ordered to keep that python under wraps.
All I can say is that the people who run HGTV and DIY Network are suspiciously careful of keeping those steady cams above the crotch whenever there is a tight shot of one of their hunky carpenter hosts. I mean, they do know that their audience is haus fraus and gay men, right?
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Freddie Prinze in any episode of Chico and the Man owns this thread.
Hello, R97. Pics please.
in the 60's,american populsr culture threw off the chains of the conservative fifties and claimed the rights to self expression, free love, and sexual liberation. with the 70's, after the turmoil of the civil rights movement, the country finally had the chance to jump in and find out what all this new freedom was about. it seemed as though we were on the verge of - if not yet loving each other- at least learning how to tolerate our differences. we were moving forward. THAT could not be denied. But then suddenly it seemed as though while no one was paying any attention - the conservative establishment and their moral majority had gathered their forces of fear and repression, descended upon the casualties and victims of a decimating epidemic, and launched accusations of depravity and sin. Shell shocked from years of death, and re-examining life's direction, the creative culture and community repackaged itself as a mirror. No more exotic bohemia, now it would be not unlike the very intstitutions and ideas that were being used to demonize them. The fight for free love forgotten - the road forward was now paved with a request for equality, conformity, and the institutions of marriage and the nuclear family. Any actual identity was denied in order to emulate the oppressor and dissolve into a 'pedestrian' existence. Now, horrifically, we find our country consumed by arguments over abortion and condoms, and the advancements achieved 40 years ago seem inconceivable.
I think it has more to do with boxer briefs opposed to the boxers that most used to wear and the tight pants that aren't as popular today.
You can't really see bulges through cargo or most suit pants.
Mark Burnett certainly prevents mine.
Scroll down to see what they made Robert Conrad wear beneath his pants, visible only when they ripped wide open.
If you're a gay man, you definitely notice the camera hovering just above the male crotchal area. Or the sense that they zoomed in to obliterate bulge.
Of course the eyes are faster than the editing, and you will catch a millisecond of what they wre trying to dart away from. Or if you're sharp you'll catch a frame they forgot.
[quote]One of the great things about WWII films was the amount of bulge visible. Boxers predominated and guys were on the march...making it much easier to see their bulges.
Boxers are standard military issue.
Post WWII all those "dads" continued to wear boxers. Most of their sons wore tighty-whitey's until they were old enough to demand boxers "like dad".
The 80's saw a whole generation of boys who never served in the military, ripe for exploitation by Calvin Klein and other designers.
Underwear is now "fashion" and the designers are laughing all the way to the bank.
I will always remember Freddie Prinz.
Wardrobe guy here on a show that you all know. Well endowed actors and/or quest stars are given briefs. Then they wear regular boxers or boxer briefs over them.
R108, what is a "quest star"?
r109- it's a typo...it should be "guest star".
Presenting the rugged, erudite bulge of Elias Koteas in ZODIAC.
R97, perhaps the most annoying part of your illiterate posting was your repeated reference to "draws". They're drawers, you racist troll.
OP - you really need to get laid, dude.
yes, they do. I worked a commercial and shooting was literally halted for an hour while the ad agency went cuckoo because the outline of the actor's dick (black guy) could be seen through his pants! No one knew how to deal with this without offending him or making him uncomfortable.
When I finally realized what was causing the delay, I simply walked up to the guy and said, "Dude, we can see your dick. Do have anything other than boxers in your car?" He laughed and went to his car, got his gym bag, changed into some other undergarment and shooting resumed.
commercial aired, and the way its shot, you can't even see his crotch! All that drama for nothing!
(They strap down the boobs of Disney girls, too! I've seen that.)