Year Released: 1982
Director: Steve Scott
Cast: Al Parker, Sky Dawson, Scott Taylor, Beau Matthews, J.W. King, Gian Carlos, Joel Thomas, Greg Dale, Jim Rodgers, Bob Moore, John Trent, Lee Brubaker, Rick Faulkner, Mike Davis
Al Parker is turned on by Sky Dawson after noticing him in a bar in this elaborately staged fantasy of male erotica by director Steve Scott that's a floating free-for-all of slow and relentless sexual onslaught.
A landmark vintage gay porn classic video of deliberate staging, slow pacing, professionally made, and lighting and photography effects, Parker pursues Dawson again and again, only to just miss him and leave him frustrated. The opening segment has Parker following beautiful, uncut and hung Dawson into a john, only to lose him. He ends up fucking a cute blond's (Joel Thomas) asshole in a stall.
When the stall door accidentally swings open, Parker sees a man (Greg Dale) servicing Dawson's thick rod by the sinks, but when he comes out, Dawson is gone. The rest of the video is an elaborately staged dream sequence in which Parker pursues his mystery man through a phantasmagoria of male erotica.
Images include a locker room with male body parts behind every locker door, Parker and Dawson servicing rows (a sort of chorus line) of humpy, athletic men in jockstraps. Scott Taylor performs a unique, tour-de-force solo for a masturbating crowd, here showing off his dancing techniques and performing a rubber-limbed act that includes stuffing his cock and balls up his own ass. For the finale, Taylor sucks himself off.
The film ends with a steam room orgy where every man except Parker is wearing a Sky Dawson mask, a gallery of super masculine stereotypes, including a sailor (Jim Rodgers), a cowboy (Bob Moore), a businessman (J.W. King), a logger (John Trent), a hooded leather-man (who may or not be Dawson), and a construction worker (Beau Matthews).
Other unique images include close-ups of an asshole on a squatting man, revealing it nearly turned inside out, and eye-opener orgasms, including those that fall on upturned faces. Although Dawson and Parker finally do couple, at the Mac Baths in Los Angeles, their joining is only brief and does not relieve the build-up the other, powerful segments presented.
By film's end, Parker has mouthed eleven men, humped five butts, and taken several men over the edge to orgasm.
A profound, unique and relentless ode of man-man fucking and pre-AIDS sex.
A sure fire masterpiece! Parker himself calls Turned On more bizarre than anything else he's ever done.
"There is really nothing to complain about in the entire film: it is profoundly conceived; it is relentlessly arousing; it is flawlessly cast; it is stunningly photographed; and most of all, it is deeply perceptive in both its portrait of gay life in the fast lane before AIDS and in its timeless revelations about the power of the sexual impulse... Before Turned On is over, Parker has sucked off eleven different cocks (bringing most of them to orgasm) and fucked five different asses (reaching orgasm himself in most instances). Such virtuosity puts to shame most of the so-called stars of today, who all too often barely manage to get through one scene during the course of any given film. To call Parker a superstar is not mere hype; here he single-handedly defines the term, almost invents it." Manshots, July 1990