Pavel Petel: “Gay” Finally Fully Realized? Or Just a Russian Bodybuilder With Lipstick?

By Mark Adnum


How do you appraise Pavel Petel? Reflect and enjoy how transgressive and fun he is? Or say “meh” and think of Francois Sagat and Lady Gaga?

Perhaps it’s best left to the fascinating Russian himself, who describes himself as a “Russian Performance Artist, Model, and [open] for any commercial offers”. I think I understand what the last part means, but I’m still transfixed by how amazing he always makes himself look, and how he does most of his DJ work and club performances (often nude, sometimes with a hard on) in Moscow nightclubs.

I’m a seasoned traveler, but even I have yet to visit Moscow, intimidated by its general aura of violence and corruption (I also only do Summer) as well as its infamous routine violent closures of gay bars, bashings, and imprisonment of gay locals.


pavellarge32So bravo (what’s Russian for “bravo”? fucked if I know) Pavel and thanks for all your sweet and sexy things like this:

Pavel @ Vimeo

Pavel @ Tumblr

More Pavel @ Nightcharm

Or Sagat @ Nightcharm, if you’re a traditionalist. Here, or here.

  • Walter Mason

    Pavel is a queer hero who fucks with everyone’s head – and their notions of sexuality. There should be more like him.

  • Mark Adnum

    i agree. he’s like a throwback to something out of, i don’t know, somewhere from the future mixed with ancient rome.

  • Darkhog

    Pavel is one hot, sexy fashion freak, that is leading the way for all to follow, in the style of hot maleness and future fashion.

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