Show Stopper, Starring Del Shores

Show Stopper Starring Del Shores

oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″  ||  purchase painting  ||  purchase prints

Long days on the set can take a toll, so it’s no wonder writer/director Del Shores let a few things slide — including his pants! While filming a sexy scene from his hit tv series Sordid Lives, Del suddenly finds himself stealing the show. And now, with his skimpy skivvies in full view, even the naked actors can’t resist checking out their fearless leader in all his glory.

cheesecake boys series

The Cheesecake series grew out of my fascination with pin-up art from the 40’s and 50’s. It was a more innocent time (at least on the surface), and I love the elaborate scenarios that artists like Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm concocted in order to justify disrobing their subjects. A loose nail, a doorknob, or a brisk wind would all work in a pinch, resulting in hapless models accidentally exposing their unmentionables. I’m interested in exploring how gender roles were reinforced by these artistic expressions of sexuality. It intrigues me that it was considered sexy for a woman’s skirt to be ripped off before a crowd of oglers, while the male pin-up was only exposed when he wanted to be. Times certainly have changed! Men may have had a free pass on wardrobe malfunctions in the good old days, but my Cheesecake Boys are here to even the score.