Saturday, February 8, 2020


Mandate began publication in 1975, and this photo of Derek by Eros 
appears to be from the early years of the magazine.
Edited to add:  This is Paul Barresi.  Read James IV's comment below for much more.


  1. Paul Barresi in the October 1979 issue of Mandate magazine -- the same year he appeared in the iconic gay porn film L.A. Tool and Die. He played a straight guy in a memorable scene with the Botticelli curled Shawn Victors and the busty Becky Bitters. Just prior to filming that movie, he appeared on the cover of Hustler magazine. He was the first man to ever make the cover of that straight porn mag.

    He did a few gay porno flicks in the 80s, usually playing the "straight" guy. See him in Men of the Midway where he puts porn legend Chris Burns through the wringer. In the 1990s he did a ton of gay porn work, usually in a non-sexual role and he often directed many of them.

    One more thing: He appeared an an erotic photo shoot with Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) in the March 1974 issue of Playgirl magazine. It was the first issue of that magazine I ever touched and (as you can probably deduce by now) quite memorable.

    Sorry for the length.

  2. Sexiest man I've ever seen in person. I ran across him in 1984-85 in a grocery store in Hancock Park. He was ahead of me in line and waited for me at his car. I was a young, naïve blonde boy from Atlanta and a bit to shy to go with him. Regrets, I've had a few...