SPARTACUS BLOOD AND SAND ...
AND GLADIATOR'S SPA
What can be hotter than Spartacus Blood & Sand episode one !? ... Well, the answer is Spartacus Blood & Sand episode two. Are you watching Spartacus on Starz !? You should, and if you don't then it's with pleasure that we will keep you updated on the show :-) :-)
At the beginning of this episode Starz is warning us, the nudity and intensity of sexuality is to suggest an authentic representation of that period! Hell yeah, I am all about the authenticity.
Gladiators were trained like true athletes, much like professional athletes do today (minus the whip I guess ... altho I suspect some countries to train their athletes like true gladiators, and I am not pointing China in particular). Gladiators also received medical attention and three meals a day. Gladiators were paid each time they fought. If a gladiator survived three to five years of combat they were freed, Some gladiators were volunteers but most were slaves. So that's for our historic fact. Now let's go back to the tv show will you.
So the gorgeous Andy Whitfield had a make over, new haircut and ... well that's pretty much all it takes for a gladiator's makeover. He also met new friends, some cute like this guys below. Unfortunately he did not last very long ... and died of natural gladiator causes (slide throat) Oh come on, this is not a spoiler, it's like telling you there will be sex and nudity in the next episode, we all know it's gonna happen ;-)
First do you know what a ludus is? Well it's the gladiators training school and this is where our hero Spartacus ended up after killing 4 gladiators in the Arena last week.
He aslo met some not so friendly gladiators like Crixus (below) played by Manu Bennett who had an entire full frontal scene (you gotta have balls to act for such a long scene with nothing on but your smile and abs)
There's also Barca played by Antonio Te Maioho. I do suspect that Barca is our Gay Gladiator, this is how Barca's profile reads:
"Though possessed of a temper and an imposing stature, he tempers this with the tenderness he shows his collection of birds ..."
Oh and he also has a young slave just for him ... and if you pay attention he is pretty nice with his slave as you can see on the picture below.
So yes Barca may be gay even tho I suspect them all to be at least sexually open, especially due to the lack of women and their little Gladiator spa where they all hang naked at the end of the day to massage bath and shave eachother.
And yes we got photos to prove it in our special OhLaLa gallery below ;-P Enjoy ... but not too much! And if you missed the first episode click here. And be careful some images suggest the authenticity of that period ;-)