Iconic queer filmmaking – Kansas City Trucking Co.
If you’ve spent any time exploring the wonderful world of vintage gay porn, you’ll probably have come across Kansas City Trucking Co.
Kansas City Trucking Co. a fairly iconic piece of erotic filmmaking.
Directed by Joe Gage, Kansas City Trucking Company was released in 1976.
The film stars Richard Locke, Steve Boyd, and Jack Wrangler.
The cast also includes Dane Tremmel, Skip Sheppard, Duff Paxton, Bud Jaspar, Kurt Williams.
Joe Gage went on to release two further films in this style – the series became known as the Working Man Trilogy.
Kansas City Trucking Company was followed by El Paso Wrecking Corp in 1978 and then LA Tool & Die in 1979.
What makes Kansas City Trucking Company worth talking about?
While this is clearly a porn film, it’s completely different to the kind of porn that we see being created today.
One of the main ways that erotic films in this ear were distributed was through the numerous adult cinemas that populated most cities.
With a run-time of sixty minutes, this was a film designed to be watched in a small cinema, surrounded by other men.
The dialogue is sparse, the music is atmospheric, the lighting is low, and there’s a dreamlike perspective to the whole thing.
The central character in this story is Hank, who’s played by Richard Locke.
The opening scene shows us Hank arriving at the trucking depot to pick up his next job.
His supervisor, Jack – played by Jack Wrangler – tells Hank that he’s assigned a new guy to ride shotgun with Hank on this job.
“Are you telling me to break him in or are you telling me to turn him out?” Hank asks Jack.
Jack seems to leave that decision up to Hank. I’m not even totally sure what the difference is between those two options, but that doesn’t seem important.
“So, when’s he going to get here?” asks Hank.
“We’ve got time…” says Jack.
Jack Wrangler is a god, and I would definitely be making time for anything he wanted. Hank clearly feels the same way.
Hank and Jack fuck, managing to get each other off before the new guy arrives.
Hank’s new partner is Joe, who’s played by Steve Boyd.
Once Joe arrives at the trucking depot, Hank and Joe set off on their journey.
From the beginning, you can feel the sexual tension between these two men.
Along the way, Hank and Joe pass a guy driving a jeep. Hank gives him a wave.
“Is that a friend of yours?” asked Joe.
“Yeah, maybe we’ll meet him on the way back…” confirms Hank.
The camera follows the guy driving the jeep – he soon picks up a young hitchhiker and we watch the two of them fuck.
While Hank drives through the night, Joe grabs some sleep – his dreams are filled with fantasies of Jack.
The next day, Joe is reading a girly mag while Hank drives. Joe is clearly getting turned on so Hank suggests they pull over and jack off together.
Hank and Joe are both jacking their cocks – Hank watches Joe closely, urging him on.
“I’d fucking get down on my knees, watch you fuck real close – lick that fucking juice off your dick every time that you pull it out. Pump that fucking cum out of your dick. Shoot that load, fucker!”
Joe shoots his load, soon followed by Hank.
Their journey continues. While they’re driving across the country, Joe’s dreams continue to be filled by fantasies of man-on-man action.
As Hank and Joe are driving along, they pass two guys driving in a convertible.
“Looks like a couple of jack-off buddies down there…” observes Hank.
The guys have their hard cocks out and are jacking each other.
The camera follows the convertible as it continues along the highway.
“Did you see that?” asks one of the guys in the convertible, pointing to something off the highway.
They pull the car over and walk across to a house not far from the road. They’d caught sight of a naked guy – they’re already horned up so they decide to investigate.
It turns out to be a good decision – the two guys from the convertible quickly strip off and it’s threesome time with a very sexy guy with a moustache.
Next stop for Hank and Joe is a trucker’s bunkhouse where they’re going to take a break and sleep and eat.
Hank coaches Joe on how to navigate the bunkhouse.
“It’s okay – try it alone first…” instructs Hank.
Joe finds a bunk, pulls his t-shirt off and starts to jack his cock.
It’s clear that Joe is attracting the attention of the other truckers in the bunkhouse.
“Let ’em watch…” instructs Hank. “That’s it – play with it.”
The watching truckers pull out their cocks and begin to jack as they watch Joe pleasuring himself.
Hank begins sucking the cock of the guy in the bunk above him.
It’s an incredibly erotic scene – the camera focuses on Hank using his mouth and tongue and hands on this anonymous cock.
Hank deep-throats the thick veiny hard cock, and uses his tongue to toy with the foreskin. His tongue tasting and savouring the strands of pre-cum.
Meanwhile, Joe is continuing to put on a show for the watching truckers – jacking his cock and enjoying the attention – eventually blowing his load across his stomach and chest.
The men watching all cum as well and Hank eagerly sucks the cum from their cocks.
In the end, it’s not really clear but it’s possible that the entire bunkhouse scene is one of Joe’s fantasies while he’s sleeping.
There’s not really any narrative to speak of in this film, but we do get a clear sense of these two men who are on a journey together.
It’s also fairly clear that Joe is eager to learn anything that Hank can teach him.
Where can you watch Kansas City Trucking Company?
You can definitely find clips and various scenes from this film on the free tube sites, but I’d really recommend that you download a decent copy from TLA Video – it’s like $6 to buy a copy that you can download.
Is it worth watching?
If you’re looking for something that will fuel your fantasies and get you off, Kansas City Trucking Company will definitely do that.
It’s also the ideal movie to watch with your boyfriend or fuck-budy – perfectly setting the mood for a bit of man-on-man action.
Vintage porn doesn’t get much better than this. Porn doesn’t get much better than this.
If we’re giving out lifetime achievement awards, then Joe Gage and the cast of Kansas City Trucking Company should definitely be on the short-list.