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Vintage Beef: Chris Atkins in "A Night in Heaven"

Your stepmom knows him from The Blue Lagoon, but your gay uncle knows Christopher Atkins from this forgotten sex romp about a sexually-frustrated professor (Lesley Ann Warren) with a crush on her charismatic young student. The crush is amplified when she discovers his night job as a stripper, and their magnetism is undeniable.

In this scene, they discover each other at the nightclub and he playfully gives her more than an eyeful.

Chris isn't quite the hunk at 60 that he was back then, but he definitely had his era, did he not?

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by Anonymousreply 71June 23, 2022 2:30 PM

One of the very first guys I found attractive. I was really young but couldn’t keep my eyes off him. Not much of an actor but looked sensational.

by Anonymousreply 1April 1, 2022 2:03 PM

The bitch didn't even tip him!

by Anonymousreply 2April 1, 2022 2:04 PM

Vintage beef? Who was he arguing with?

by Anonymousreply 3April 1, 2022 2:06 PM

I prefer that Gregory Harrison stripper movie, my god that scene alone in the opening credits of Trapper John M.D. where the shower door bounces open used to make me swoon.

by Anonymousreply 4April 1, 2022 2:22 PM

I loved Christopher Atkins in this movie, cause he was naked at one point. His sex scene with Lesley Ann Warren still gets me off.

by Anonymousreply 5April 1, 2022 2:23 PM

Knock yourself out. I shed much protein.

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by Anonymousreply 6April 1, 2022 2:36 PM

I loved the scene where the husband takes Christopher onto the boat and forces him to strip naked. First entry in " A Night in heaven."

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by Anonymousreply 7April 1, 2022 2:41 PM

He was so sexy in the stripping scene, but in the sex scene where he is shot so much in profile, you see he has a surprisingly weak chin.

The sex scene is hilarious. Lesley Ann Warren is so over-the-top seems to be already orgasming almost as soon as he just touches her at the beginning, but then when she's REALLY supposed to be orgasming she overdoes it so much you'd think her head is about to explode (like in "Scanners").

by Anonymousreply 8April 1, 2022 3:00 PM

Should Lesley Ann Warren have had a better movie career? Or did she have exactly the career she was meant for? I know that clip is supposed to be about Christopher Atkins, but I can't keep my eyes off her.

by Anonymousreply 9April 1, 2022 3:05 PM

At his best Chris Atkins never had a body anyone could consider "beefy". He was always a skinny waif who looked like he was in desperate need of a good meal.

by Anonymousreply 10April 1, 2022 3:15 PM

One thing about him: he was never afraid to show it all.

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by Anonymousreply 11April 1, 2022 9:43 PM

I went to the same gym as him back in his Blue Lagoon Days. He would come to the gym with a huge entourage and even a Swami. Perhaps all that fame and attention had gone to his head

by Anonymousreply 12April 1, 2022 11:08 PM

I’ve always loved Christopher Atkins. His stardom was fairly unique in that he and his handlers knew explicitly that his appeal was sexual in nature. Back in his day usually only women were treated this way. This is why he became an instant gay icon and wank idol, and remains one to this day. Most mainstream attractive young male actors are pretentious as hell…not Atkins. He loved being a Sex Symbol and showed off his body in every medium available. Blue Lagoon, nudie beefcake posters, the Playgirl spread, Dallas, the teen mags and of course A Night In Heaven. Granted his shelf life as a “star” was very brief. He got universally terrible reviews for everything he did. But what he offered was pretty potent while it lasted.

by Anonymousreply 13May 6, 2022 2:32 PM

Very hot

by Anonymousreply 14May 6, 2022 2:35 PM

R13 He did Playgirl? Full spread?

by Anonymousreply 15May 6, 2022 2:36 PM

R15 Yes he did a Playgirl spread. Didn’t show peen but he did have a magnificent ass. That’s all I needed. Un-cropped photos from the layout came out decades later that showed cock. He used to sell them on his website!

And of course other full frontal nude photos that he posed for years after his Playgirl layout are all over the net. Chris Atkins is an equal opportunity flasher ha ha!

by Anonymousreply 16May 6, 2022 2:43 PM

R12 More detail please. A Swami? That sounds hilarious. Like an SNL parody or something.. Please tell more. Who else was in the entourage?

by Anonymousreply 17May 6, 2022 2:50 PM

The whole show...

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by Anonymousreply 18May 6, 2022 2:53 PM

You should start a new thread, R9. Would be interesting to discuss LAW. I always liked her.

by Anonymousreply 19May 6, 2022 3:05 PM

OP- Christopher Atkins ca. 1982 was totally slim and boyish looking- there was NO beef

by Anonymousreply 20May 6, 2022 4:10 PM

[quote] loved Christopher Atkins in this movie, cause he was naked at one point. His sex scene with Lesley Ann Warren still gets me off.

I still remember watching that scene for the first time! I was 14 or 15 and almost came on the spot, which would have been mortifying as I was watching it with others.

by Anonymousreply 21May 6, 2022 4:39 PM

He shows erect peen in that movie. Go Chris!

by Anonymousreply 22May 6, 2022 4:42 PM

He sold uncensored images of himself online? What must his daughter think?

by Anonymousreply 23May 6, 2022 4:44 PM

She's happy for the 💰

by Anonymousreply 24May 6, 2022 4:48 PM

Chris gave many a gay a Happy Ending.

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by Anonymousreply 25May 6, 2022 4:53 PM

R20 Yeah if you’re comparing him to Stallone or Schwarzenegger. Actually by Hollywood standards of the day, his body was considered fairly beefy. Especially for a teen idol. Certainly the term “beefcake” was used a lot in write-up’s of him back then. Same with Matt Dillon or Rob Lowe or any number you could name at the time.That veiny, muscly roided-up look that is still so prevalent today only came into vogue a couple of years later.

Besides many of us prefer a slimmer look. He was hardly emaciated.

by Anonymousreply 26May 6, 2022 4:54 PM

R26 Not all of us want a brainless ham hock like Stallone. Atkins always came across as sensitive and good-natured, with dreamy eyes.

Didn't women and homos of that era also like Shaun Cassidy and Andy Gibb for the same reason?

by Anonymousreply 27May 6, 2022 4:57 PM

R23 Apparently she was just fine with it. There’s video footage of her at one of those autograph shows selling signed nudes of her dad right along side him.

by Anonymousreply 28May 6, 2022 5:02 PM

R27 Exactly.

by Anonymousreply 29May 6, 2022 5:02 PM

When I was 12, that was the holy grail of VHS tapes to sneak to rent when I was pretending to be sick from school. Atkins was hot as motherfuckin' SHIT yo.

by Anonymousreply 30May 6, 2022 6:58 PM

Atkins entire career was a smorgasbord of fap material.

by Anonymousreply 31May 9, 2022 7:05 AM

Thank you, Chris, for all your onanistic contribution! Love love love you.

by Anonymousreply 32May 9, 2022 7:32 AM

This is the weird movie that shows the husband driving home on a weird Vespa and the opening song is Bryan Adams’ “Heaven.”

by Anonymousreply 33May 9, 2022 7:46 AM

He’s the original gorgeous twink.

by Anonymousreply 34May 10, 2022 12:15 AM

[quote]Your stepmom knows him from The Blue Lagoon, but your gay uncle knows Christopher Atkins from this forgotten sex romp...

I feel seen. As it so happens, Atkins was my VERY first crush, even before I understood that I was gay. I would've been 9 the first time I saw it, either on HBO or Skinemax (both of which my single-parent mother who worked 50-hour weeks subscribed to in order to keep me & my brother occupied after school - she didn't know we stayed up well after midnight to watch them until I was an adult). A couple of years later – after Atkins started his role as Sue Ellen's boytoy on "Dallas," by which point I knew I wanted cock and was furiously wanking multiple times a day – Atkins became some of my most prized wank material.

My crush went away by the late '80s, but then I happened to stumble across a used VHS copy of "A Night In Heaven" for sale somewhere. SCHWING! Got right back into spanking it to Atkins' oh-so-sweet ass and (flaccid) dick banging his teacher in absurdly cheesy fashion. I think I *still* have that tape somewhere!

As for his physical characteristics: no, he wasn't some muscle jock, but he had all the HOT TO DEATH characteristics of a hot twink, and had a basically perfect swimmer's build. OTOH I've since mostly lost interest in him given his fairly small-to-average cock size.

by Anonymousreply 35May 10, 2022 12:29 AM

This thread is giving me sweet sweet LIFE today. Thanks chums!

by Anonymousreply 36May 10, 2022 4:49 PM

Gaze all you want at the tender young flesh.

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by Anonymousreply 37May 10, 2022 8:29 PM

Chris Atkins was possibly the first teen idol to acknowledge his gay fans in the mainstream press, back in the day when his career was at it’s peak. It’s almost chic now. Trust me, in the 80’s it was rare!

That difference was HUGE for me. It felt like permission to masturbate to him. Up until the late 70’s/ early 80’’s, us gay boys were used to having to negotiate our sexual fantasies around the men who were marketed to women, and tentatively at that. Not Chris. He was remarkably unpretentious that way. I’ve always loved him for that.

by Anonymousreply 38May 17, 2022 5:30 PM

I know this is a Christopher Atkins thread, but just want to acknowledge R4 and agree that Gregory Harrison was one fucking hot, beautiful man. Handsome face, great body, appears tall (Google says 5'11"), the whole package. Hell, even today at 71 it still looks like he's holding up pretty well. Just sayin', a young Gregory Harrison...SWOON! 🤤😈❤️

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by Anonymousreply 39May 17, 2022 6:16 PM

R39 Chris A and Greggers were BOTH my go-to wank objects at that time.

by Anonymousreply 40May 17, 2022 7:25 PM

Not my type, I like brunettes and not so pretty faced, but the scene was pretty hot, especially that kiss...I hope she wasn't charged extra for that though*

by Anonymousreply 41May 17, 2022 7:32 PM

[quote] OP- Christopher Atkins ca. 1982 was totally slim and boyish looking- there was NO beef

You have to remember that at that time his was the physical ideal. In 1982, people still wanted male pinups to be androgynous and angelic: blond curls were a huge thing at that time in male stars (look also at how big Leif Garrett and Andy Gibb and Peter Frampton were in the very late 70s and very early 80s). Sylvester Stallone was very muscular, but he was considered an exception. Most of the major porn stars from this time like Lance and Leo Ford were also blond, and would be considered on the skinnier side today

Everything changed around 1983-84 when AIDS became much better known and much more feared. That was when the extremely muscular body started to become a big deal, because it looked so healthy and the body looked almost like it was supplying its own armor. Schwarzenegger became the biggest name star of action films and Stallone became even more famous; in mainstream gay porn, the androgynous look gave way to the men with big muscles, like Tom Brock and Ryan Idol. There was a huge aesthetic change.

by Anonymousreply 42May 17, 2022 7:45 PM

His part in It's My Party was strange. One scene, a flashback of him being hot, and then he dies from AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 43May 17, 2022 7:52 PM

I used to see Chris naked at nude Black's Beach in San Diego laying out and playing volleyball. He used to go fairly frequently. The cock was out always.

by Anonymousreply 44May 17, 2022 8:27 PM

I love it when hot exhibitionists find acceptable outlets, and show appreciation for ALL the attention they attract.

by Anonymousreply 45May 17, 2022 8:35 PM

R45 Atkins really did manage to flash that pretty ass everywhere-magazines, movie screens, television-and apparently in real life as well!

by Anonymousreply 46May 17, 2022 9:29 PM

R4 / R40 Seems to me, Gregory deserves a Vintage Beef appreciation thread all his own. I'm almost afraid to think of him during a fap, for fear of feverishly, excitedly ripping off my dick by accident. 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 47May 17, 2022 9:29 PM

The How Did This Get Made episode on this movie might just be the most uproarious one ever. Unfortunately, I can't find an active link for it.

by Anonymousreply 48May 18, 2022 12:25 AM

[quote] you see he has a surprisingly weak chin.


by Anonymousreply 49May 18, 2022 12:31 AM

R48 Sadly, those rat bastards put most of their episodes behind a paywall. And that shit's not entertaining enough to pay actual money to enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 50May 18, 2022 2:17 PM

The husband was a beefy stud

by Anonymousreply 51May 18, 2022 2:20 PM

The boy couldn't help it.

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by Anonymousreply 52June 14, 2022 5:25 PM

I read this as Chet Atkins. I feel like such an eldergay, but I’m just a 25-year old guitar picker.

by Anonymousreply 53June 14, 2022 5:29 PM

tiny wang and he looks like a little bit too much like ricky shroeter.

by Anonymousreply 54June 14, 2022 5:46 PM

I saw this movie a few days ago. Abismal. Nowhere near as hot as they made it out to be. CA isn't even that hot and he isn't even credible or strong as this hot seductor, he acts like a highschool kid which isnt sexy at all (in the end he's shown up to be just that by LAW's hubby. Even during the sex scene it seemed it was mostly her doing all the work and that it was good mostly because she needed dick, not because he was so good on bed.

The kiss in the strip scene was hot but then the guy started kissing other women in the audience and that completely made it lose it's magic. Blegh.

(Full disclosure, I'm a frau so maybe the Christopher Atkin's thing is lost on me. )

by Anonymousreply 55June 14, 2022 6:41 PM

He was creepy on Dallas. Creepy as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 56June 14, 2022 8:40 PM

Why does every thread about a celebrity end with assholes coming on to slime someone else’s taste in men? It’s like some people get off on being boner killers.

by Anonymousreply 57June 20, 2022 6:33 PM
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by Anonymousreply 58June 20, 2022 6:51 PM

[quote] Why does every thread about a celebrity end with assholes coming on to slime someone else’s taste in men? It’s like some people get off on being boner killers.

It's DL. There are many posters who are miserable and dissatisfied with their lives, so their opinions are always negative. It's how they cope.

by Anonymousreply 59June 20, 2022 6:56 PM

R57 if you're refering to me (post R55), I just gave my personal opinion based on my personal taste and I was critiquing the film more than anything, not CA. Chill. And if ypu like what you like proudly, my opinion should not matter.

by Anonymousreply 60June 20, 2022 7:34 PM

R60 It doesn’t. Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one. You’re missing my point. R59 nailed it.

by Anonymousreply 61June 20, 2022 8:29 PM

Clearly my opinion matters to you if you're in agreement with R59 who's making it personal.

by Anonymousreply 62June 20, 2022 8:43 PM

I was speaking more of DL posting in general, which is generally mean-spirited and negative. Being assholes just for the sheer spite of it. Which I can’t believe a happy person does. That’s what R59 addressed. I will concede that your post wasn’t particularly spiteful. And I actually agree with you that Christopher Atkins probably appealed more to gay men than he ever did to straight women.

But I can honestly say I have never gone on a post to dump all over someone else’s sexual taste. I don’t get that. If that makes me a Pollyanna or holier-than-thou, so be it.

by Anonymousreply 63June 20, 2022 9:57 PM

R55 isn't there a Doterra thread on Reddit you should be posting on? Fuck off, Frau.

by Anonymousreply 64June 21, 2022 1:04 AM

I saw this twice at the movies when it first came out. I was 12 and I remember being disappointed that his dick looked tiny.

by Anonymousreply 65June 21, 2022 1:11 AM

r65 He was probably the first guy I ever jerked off to! I loved his tiny dick! It looked exactly the same as my dick did at that age and wasn't it huge and intimidating to me! I even stood in front of the mirror and tried to recreate his playgirl pose!

by Anonymousreply 66June 21, 2022 1:17 AM

His greatest allure was to dirty old men. And horny gay teenagers.

by Anonymousreply 67June 23, 2022 2:16 AM

I was a dirty young man and oved his nudity.

by Anonymousreply 68June 23, 2022 12:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 69June 23, 2022 12:07 PM

CA was an exhibitionistic cherub. The trash he started in was absolutely perfect for his appeal.

But he was hardly the original twink.

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by Anonymousreply 70June 23, 2022 2:03 PM

[quote]I saw this movie a few days ago. Abismal. Nowhere near as hot as they made it out to be.

And Joan Tewkesbury is the credited screenwriter. Now, even really good writers have their misfires, but I don't think she could miss THIS badly. I have a feeling the movie that ended up getting released was far from what she was trying to do with this material and what she initially turned in. That 84-minute run time is suspicious in itself.

I haven't seen ANIH since the '80s, but I suspect it started out as a serious effort to deal with its subjects and characters, the studio wanted to market it as something else, and it got sliced and diced. It might not have been a great movie either way, but it became a far worse one.

That's all separate from the matter-of-taste questions of Atkins's attractiveness or suitability for the role of the stripper. I don't think he was ever a strong actor, but I see why they wanted his physical type for this.

by Anonymousreply 71June 23, 2022 2:30 PM
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