Le Beau Mec Scene 1
Captivating, muscular Karl Forest is the focus of this artfully made and breathtakingly erotic late '70s classic French gay porn film. The film feels like a fusion of documentary and narrative porn, with Forest (credited as the writer of the screenplay) narrating his experiences as a hustler and nightclub performer living in Paris, narrated on and off camera (with spoken English translations). As we hear about his life, background, and philosophy, we observe Forest going about his daily routines, performing his cabaret acts, and participating in stylized sexual vignettes. Atmospheric, beautifully shot, and blisteringly hot, this moody portrait of lonely masculinity is potent and masterfully executed.
We begin to get Forest's backstory as the camera enters a wooded area near where he grew up, formerly a battleground where he used to find weapons from the war. Forest and another man are making love among the trees while a barely-glimpsed observer watches through binoculars.