Part I of "A Thing of Beauty" introduces us to Colby Keller and Dale Cooper -- two men who share a unique chemistry with each other both on and off camera. Hand in hand, they explore a tropical oasis, joking around on the beach, swimming, laughing, while the Walt Whitman poem, "We Two Boys Together Clinging," perfectly illustrates their friendship and bond over 100 years after it was written. This is paradise, firmly contrasted with the grunge and grime of the loud, dark, and dirty city -- the daily grind.
But it's the passion we see between Dale and Colby -- the unique chemistry the two share as both performers and as men -- that elevates this film to a new territory transcending porn. It's the way they look into each other's eyes, the kisses they share on their cliff-side balcony overlooking the ocean, the way Dale takes Colby's cock in his mouth and the way Colby grips Dale's shoulders as he steadily fucks him that makes us see the true beauty of sex.