A rare portrait assignment for Helmut Newton where he poses a classically gorgeous Hollywood leading man, Mr. Costner, as an object of masculine sensual desire. He clearly shot it for the money, and probably was compromised by the stars' press agents....possibly hating the whole experience. lol
He much preferred portraying ( successful & notorious) men as creepy, odd & dangerous. Lone wolves operating in the shadows of society....ample evidence that men held no erotic fascination for him whatsoever.
His lifelong passion was obvious for strong, domineering & glamorous women.