For many gay men of a certain age, Al Parker will always be the hottest porn star who ever lived.

He started out working for Hugh Hefner as a butler at the Playboy mansion and was soon discovered by the founder of Colt Studios, quickly becoming one of the most celebrated pornographers of his time.

Parker’s flexible and slender body was ideal for experimenting with sexual positions. He was also always eager to try never-before-seen-on-film sex acts, like pouring beer down a lover’s cock before swallowing it. With and enormous package of his own and facial hair that has been revived as the homo pornstache look du jour, Parker continues to be one of the most recognized performers in the industry.

The man went on to start his own porn production studio which pioneered the art of themed narrative feature films (as supposed to sex videos on loop). His studio was also one of the few which mandated performers to use condoms after the AIDS pandemic broke. Ironically tragic considering Parker’s eventual death of AIDS-related complications in San Francisco at the age of forty.

Al Parker’s NSFW photos after the break…