Thanks to BG East's Gazebo Grapplers 10* (filmed a few years ago, but not yet released--so, sure, consider this blogpost "buzz") I have rediscovered the glory and wonders of Patrick Donovan, 6'0", 185# (just my size), whom I have admired but not followed closely for over a decade now. I owned four or five of his NHB-Battle matches on VHS tape till somebody stole them (and your ass is grass, pal, if I ever run into you again in Durham), and I was under the mistaken notion that these fights pretty well summarized his persona and abilities. I liked his face--I'm always a sucker for soulful Irish eyes--and I liked his moxy on the mats too, but for some reason I didn't think he was showy or aggressive enough for my tastes. Well, my tastes must have changed. The man's a tiger. His ability to mix real grappling skills and homoerotic passion is unsurpassed in my opinion. He is no longer the gaunt young man who I wished would gain a little more weight. He's got the weight now, in just the right amount. For the moment, then, I am in his thrall. Let's hope his recent stuff for BG East will spark a Patrick Donovan revival in the general kinkosphere. I was a slow learner, but I've changed my ways.
* Just for the record, Gazebo Grapplers 10 is uber-hot, but it contains no nudity. None of these images is from that upcoming release. I wrote some copy on it for BG East, but this posting was completely unsolicited by Kid Leopard or BG East. I am sincerely (no hype--and rather hopelessly) smitten with Donovan now. We'll all just have to learn to live with that knowledge. [Correction: I apparently got the number wrong. Gazebo Grapplers 11.]
I have removed some photos featuring explicit nudity from this posting because they belong to The Arena at BGEast, which owns exclusive rights to them.