1. Back Row pt 1
Casey Donovan nonsex, George Payne nonsex, Robin Anderson Org, David Knox Org
CASEY DONOVAN, the sex super star, in on the prowl again. Sex follows CASEY wherever he goes, and the back row of a movie theatre is no exception. He is no sooner seated than he notices a handsome, horny, humpy sailor. The sailor sees an eager hippy. The hippy sees a chance for some action in the movie theatre and shoves a popper in the sailor's nose. the hippy gropes, the sailor pulls down his pants and the two of them go after each other on the seats, under the seats and into the aisles. Big, wet cocks are covered with hot mouths while hands search for other holes. They cum, the hippy shooting all over the sailor and the sailor cuming all over himself, and the cum covered cocks glisten in the flickering light of the movie.
The storyline finds two hunky studs, streetwise gay hustler Casey Donovan and fresh from the farm cowboy George Payne cruising each other throughout New York, and the sexual adventures they pass or participate in along the way. The movie opens with Casey heading into the Park-Miller Theater, where he watches mustached stud Robin Anderson and sailor David Knox getting handsy, sharing poppers, and sucking each other off.]
2. Back Row pt 2
Casey Donovan solo, George Payne solo
CASEY hasn't found what he's looking for yet, but he's hornier than ever. He heads for a park and there he spots GEORGE PAYNE, the Cowboy with the body. They cruise each other as they walk along the streets of Greenwich Village, until CASEY ducks into a sex shop to make a quick purchase. The Cowboy watches through the window while CASEY tries out the sex toys in the shop. The Cowboy's imagination is working overtime and through his eyes we see CASEY trying on the lather belts ,the studded masks, the metal cockrings, the ball squeezing harnesses, and finally a dildo. Everything fits like a dream, especially the dildo. The Cowboy fantasizes himself into the scene, lying naked on the waterbed while CASEY in an elaborate leather harness stands over him stroking a hard eager cock. The Cowboy looks up i time to have a hot load of CASEY'S cum spurt into his face. He grabs his own stiff cock and shoots all over his own smooth, muscle chest, mixing his cum with CASEY'S.
Next, Casey heads to the Port Authority Terminal, where he catches George's eye and the two start following one another. They head to sex toy store The Pleasure Chest, where George fantasizes scenes of Casey testing out leather gear, cuffs, and taking a ride on a dildo, then himself laying naked on a bed while Casey jerks off over him.]
3. Back Row pt 3
Casey Donovan OgrAtbMr, George Payne OgrAtb, Warren Carlton solo, Arthur Graham Ogr, Robert Tristan Ogr, Chris Villette Mg
CASEY grabs a cab and the Cowboy hitchhikes. They make it uptown to a 42nd Street movie theatre, buy tickets from a sexed-up cashier who offers hard dick instead of a movie to both of them. Inside the theatre, they both sit in the back row, watching each other, ready to make a move for sex, not sure if they should. On the screen we see two more hot studs with tight, young bodies in a film called "Roommate Wanted", and now we watch the four of them in out of the wildest fantasy tangles ever filmed. The two lovers on the screen with their hard cocks and harder fucking are replaced by the Cowboy and CASEY, who start sucking and fucking their hot asses off. And then the cum sequences where they all get their steaming loads off all over each other.
The guys next head to another porn theater, where cashier Warren Carlton tries to entice them into his booth for man-on-man action. Both guys decline, so Warren is left to jack off all over his plaid flannel.
In the theater, the guys watch a loop called ROOMMATE WANTED, with Arthur Graham and Robert Tristan as a student and his potential new roommate. They share a joint, 69 and have sex on a waterbed. Letting his imagination run wild, George fantasizes himself and Casey in this scene, so the action is quick cut between Arthur & Robert, and Casey & George.]
4. Back Row pt 4
Casey Donovan, George Payne, Chris Villette
The action on the screen continues while the action in the back of the theatre picks up. A big, young construction worker makes his way into the back row next to CASEY and doesn't waste any time before he swallows CASEY'S fat cock in one big gulp, with the Cowboy watching the whole time. On the screen in front of them, the two lovers jump in the shower for some water sports, while the cashier in the box office starts stroking his cock. The Cowboy decides to check out the T-room and heads downstairs. CASEY joins the Cowboy at the urinal and they cruise each other's hard-ons. They're about ready to get into something when the construction worker walks in and busts things up.
George gets so wrapped up that he doesn't notice that a hardhat played by Chris Villette has sidled into the seat next to Casey and started jacking him off.
They head to the men's room, where they continue to dance around one another. At the urinal, they finally start jacking off together and get close to finally hooking up when Chris Villette interrupts.]
5. Back Row pt 5
Casey Donovan OgrAt, Chris Villette OgrAb, Warren Carlton
CASEY is in the men's room, and he doesn't want to waste any time. The construction worker makes a move and CASEY is on his knees, slurping up what the handsome hardhat has to offer. But the construction worker isn't going to just stand there. The hardhat drops to the floor and CASEY shows that the know how to receive as well as give. All is going well, but there's more in store. The cutie from the box office has been watching from a cubicle, and he decides to join the action. CASEY and his trick think the more the merrier, so they rip off the cashier's clothes for the beginning of a sucking, fucking, rimming orgy that doesn't stop because these three guys are hot, really hot, and so hungry for each other they don't know how to stop. CASEY, always ready for something different, grabs a lighted candle and drips hot wax on the squirming bodies.
George scurries off, but Casey stays with Villette, and soon Warren Carlton is joining in for a lengthy threeway on the men's room floor. Carlton gets topped by Casey, worked over with dildos and hot candle wax by Villette, and finally gets a face full of Casey’s cum. Villette also gets topped by Casey.
6. Back Row pt 6
Casey Donovan At, Chris Villette Ab, Warren Carlton
The orgy isn't over yet. Someone planned ahead and brought along the sex toys. The cashier gets a dildo while CASEY slips into something more comfortable: a rubber, and then, to complete his outfit, belts, a harness and the kind of leather that gets the cashier screaming for more. CASEY fucks the hardhat on the floor of the bathroom, while the hardhat takes the cashier on the other end. The sweating bodies are a tabled mess, but not so confused as to keep CASEY from shooting a creamy wad all over the other two. As soon as he comes, CASEY is out of the scene, searching for another encounter, and finding it in the Cowboy. He figures they've wasted enough time with their cruising, so this time he snatches up the handsome young dude and leads him off for the scene they've both wanted.
The movie ends with the two guys leaving the theater together, holding hands by the docks, and making out in a phone booth. But at the fadeout, as the pair are kissing, a bearded stud walks by and catches Casey's ever-wandering eye.]
Don't be turned off by the fact that Jerry Douglas' "The Back Row" was shot in 1972 and that an original soundtrack and score supply all of the sound. The story is enhanced by the music - unlike most contemporary adult gay videos where the score is only an annoyance.
The great Casey Donovan stars as an extremely randy New Yorker, who can't help but to cruise any guy that passes. The bulk of the story revolves around fresh-off-the-bus cowboy George Payne and Donovan. The pair lock eyes and immediately play cat and mouse through the city for the rest of the film.
Early on, we are treated to a popper-crazed oral scene with Robin Anderson and David Knox, set in an adult theater. The latter is in a sailor uniform and gets voraciously sucked by shaggy haired Anderson. Later, after Payne has trailed Donovan all the way into a sex toy shop, Payne fantasizes about a leather-enhanced Donovan. The two jerk off separately, while eyeing each other.
Back in a different theater, Payne and Donovan watch a movie (sitting apart from each other) while sharing a joint. As they get high, they have hallucinations about how <i>they're</i> on the screen having sex, instead the actors (Arthur Graham and Robert Tristan). The scene is intentionally murky, as it is two sex scenes blended together. Donovan tops the nicely muscled and smooth Payne.
Finally, we get the big finale, set in the basement bathroom at the theater. Donovan joins Chris Villette and Warren Carlton for a heated threeway enhanced with candle wax, strap-ons and cum eating. Oy! Donovan tops both men.
If you're a fan of "classic" era films, pre-condom videos, or the works of Jerry Douglas, you really can't go wrong with "The Back Row."
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