Bradford Proctor

Baywatch hunks David Chokachi and Michael Bergin triggered Gay Camp composer Bradford Proctor’s first inklings that he might be a ’mo.
March 26, 2014
(Bradford Proctor; inset: David Chokachi)
Gay Camp cast member and composer Bradford Proctor recalls the tender moment when the boys of Baywatch first got his motor running.
“I was somewhat of a latchkey kid back in the late ’90s, and lucky for me, back then the USA network aired Baywatch in syndication every day at 4pm. Besides the ridiculously campy storylines, the show provided a selection of eye candy unrivaled on network TV. The eye candy I was devouring was not of the female variety, however, as I found myself racing home for the slow-motion running of David Chokachi and Michael Bergin, not Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra. Even if they weren’t actually saving lives on the beach, those brave male lifeguards were saving the lives of gay teenage boys—or at least this one. I later went on to become a lifeguard myself, carrying on the flame, so to speak.”
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