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Apr 04

Classic Porn: Like Moths To a Flame

Like Moths To a FlameDirector Roger Earl was behind the lens for some of the greatest gay BDSM classics of the ’70s and ’80s, most notably the 1975 classic “Born to Raise Hell,” the 1988 gem “Pictures from the Black Dance,” and the subject of this week’s gay porn classic movie review, “Like Moths to a Flame.” Also made in 1988, it features some of the best Doms in Frankfurt, London, and Amsterdam as well as two of the most awe-inspiring bottoms you’ll ever see in a porno. This is a worthy entry (part two) in Earl’s famous Dungeons of Europe Trilogy. With such incredible Masters and pig bottoms, it’s no wonder “Like Moths to a Flame” is one of the most intense BDSM films ever made. Setting the mood, a booming, echoing voiceover recites a poem as the movie begins: “Naked they walk/ Without any shame/ Drawn towards their masters/ Like moths to a flame.”

The first scene takes place in a Frankfurt, Germany dungeon outfitted with mirrors on opposing walls, so we see multiple images of Christian Dreesen getting the stuffing slapped out of his firm but yielding flesh. There is a soundtrack, but it never drowns out the heart-pounding sounds of leather cracking against skin and the cries of joy and pain. David Schultz is a Master to be reckoned with, laughing and taunting his slave as he spanks and whips Christian towards ecstasy. The only flaw in this scene is that it’s too short, but we’ll see more of this tasty submissive later.

Scene two takes us to London, where David Gregory picks up Ken Dearn on his motorcycle. They leave the crowded street for the inner sanctum of the dungeon and get right to the good stuff with some hard and seriously hot nipple tugging and sucking – chewing might be a better description. In this intense pairing that spans two scenes, there is a lot of passion and creativity. The first amazing image is of David hauling Ken upside down against his body, facing outward, so he can suck Ken’s balls. We wouldn’t want all the blood rushing to the other head, so it’s a short-lived but no less incredible position. Next Ken is hog-tied and gets his body hair clippered. David decides he wants to get Ken pierced and tattooed, so they take the train to see a friend of David’s who does just that. This sequence, both emotionally and visually intense, includes some heavy CBT. Ken is clearly a dedicated slave who relishes the pain and the marks of ownership.

In Amsterdam, Ben Kent and Ted DeBurin have fun with bondage, nipple clamps, and clothespins. You can see the pre-cum dripping from the slave’s cock as it rocks up and down from the motion of the weight swinging back and forth underneath it. Later, after sucking his Master’s cock and jerking his own, that drip becomes a gusher of the sticky white stuff all over his stomach.

Back in London, the movie ends with another scene starring super bottom Christian Dreesen. He licks his Master Dick Johnson’s boots to begin the scene. Dick suspends him upside down and playfully swings him around while slapping his codpiece-covered crotch. Next, Dick slaps Christian into stocks, mounts him like a horse, and rides his back while slapping all over his ass and back. Dick jacks up the tension when he straps Christian to a platform mounted on an axle with bondage tape, wrapping it so thoroughly around the sub’s body that he leaves only a little skin showing – importantly, his cock and balls, his nipples, and his nose. Then Dick spins the platform end over end on its axle and, for a grand finale, Christian pees on himself.

You don’t see many slaves like Ken or Christian anymore, nor are there that many bondage movies quite like this one. In today’s BDSM scene you will see plenty of hardcore torments being dished out to submissives, but there’s something much more intimate and immediate about what you’ll see here. “Like Moths to a Flame” gives you a closer look at the mindset of Masters and slaves.