When he’s not keeping a close and disapproving eye on the miscreants in Masked Intruder, Officer Bradford is encouraging people to have a positive body image. Between the oft-revealing outfits he wears while on the punk rock patrol or the supportive fun he’s been known to offer Milwaukee as one half of Pants Off Dance Off, the fictional cop isn’t afraid to show people he’s comfortable in his own skin.
In 2018, as a direct response to political efforts to put more restrictions on the bodies of others, Bradford boldly decided to take off his uniform (and so much more) to raise funds for Planned Parenthood with a charity calendar for 2019. When all was said and done, “Bradford The Calendar” raised $7,500 for the organization, including orders from all over the US, UK, Canada, Japan, and a shocking amount from Germany. Given the success of that first installment, Bradford released another calendar for 2020—this time raising more than $10,000 for the organization.
“It was a total no-brainer to shoot another calendar,” Bradford told Milwaukee Record last year. “It’s a lot of work putting everything together but it’s the fun kind of work where you get to take your pants off. And when you can raise a bunch of money for a good cause based solely on your famed lack of shame, why the hell not?”
Now a few months removed from raising another five-figure sum for Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter with his charity 10K this summer, Bradford decided to shed some layers yet again and get in front of the camera to strike some poses for another charity calendar.
With the help of photographer Bambi Guthrie and a bunch of sponsors (including Bad Copy, Blackbird Bar, The Bubbler, FAT Wreck Chords, FEST/FEST Wrestling, Lee’s Luxury Lounge, Madison Drum Makers, New Noise Magazine, Pure Noise Records, Red Scare Industries, Stupid Rad Merch, The Vanguard, and yours truly at Milwaukee Record), the 2021 Bradford calendar will feature more “titillating full-color photos” of the Masked Intruder heel, including one for each month, as well as a front and back cover image.
The $20 calendar can be purchased online via Stupid Rad Merch Co. and any safe/socially distant place you can find Officer Bradford in the wild. Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter will split the proceeds from calendar sales. If you want to help out those worthy causes…or you just feel like seeing your favorite punk rock police officer in a different erotic pose each and every month, you know what to do. As you wait for your calendar to ship, here are some promotional shots and behind-the-scenes pictures to hold you over. [All photos by Bambi Guthrie.]