Somebody found this blog using google search terms "Jeremy naked." Jeremy who? The only Jeremys I have posts about are Jackson and Lelliot. But, just for fun, I put "Jeremy shirtless" into google images to see who popped up.
1. Jeremy Irvine of Stonewall, with his ridiculously huge bulge. What's he packing, about four rolled-up socks?
4. Steven R. McQueen. Nice physique, but he's no Jeremy.
5. Jeremy Bloom, a football player and Olympic skiier. No wonder I never heard of him.
More after the break.
Aug 10, 2017
Paul Newman and Rocky Graziano: Somebody Down Here Likes Me
But there were problems from the start: Paul didn't like sneaking around under the nose of his wife, and he wanted exclusivity, whereas Jimmy had a roving eye (Paul had the same problem when he dated Yul Brynner a couple of years before).
In 1953, they both auditioned for the roles of the twin brothers in East of Eden -- check out the homoerotic screen test on the Eddi Haskell blog.
Jimmy got the part, but Paul lost out. He was devastated, and the relationship cooled.
It was a Hollywood rags-to-riches story, with a juvenile delinquency twist. The young Rocky is abused by his father, joins a street gang, gets into fights, is drafted into the army but goes AWOL, is sent to prison, finds a new life as a boxer, and finally triumphs over an evil rival (real boxer Tony Zale).
I couldn't find any information on whether they became lovers, but since Rocky also hung out with the bisexual Marlon Brando, it's a possibility.
Paul went on, of course, to become the most famous actor of the 1960s and a master of gay subtexts. Rocky Graziano had a respectable tv career and opened a restaurant.
Aug 9, 2017
Kevin Zegers: Former Teen Idol is Trans-Friendly
Born in 1984, the Canadian actor didn't have a sitcom to bring him instant tween fame; he had to build a fanbase from movies: the boy-and-dog Air Bud series (1997, 1998, 2001, 2002); the boy-and-unicorn Nico the Unicorn (1998); the boy-and-monster Komodo (1999); the boy-and-chimp MVP: Most Valuable Primate (2000).
By 2000, Kevin had muscled up and was thoroughly established as a teen beefcake star, in spite of the lack of a weekly series (not counting the teen soap Titans, which only lasted for 13 episodes).
But also serious dramatic roles about unconventional young men, sometimes with gender-atypical and trans interest.
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2004): a troubled teen befriends an elderly woman and doesn't get a girl.
that gay men, like "all men," fall in love with women.) But at least he gives a glimpse of some impressive frontal nudity.
It's a Boy-Girl Thing (2006): a boy and a girl, next door neighbors, swap bodies. Woody (Kevin Zegers), inhabited by a girl, likes boys, and is mistaken for gay.
Not a lot of buddy-bonding roles, but The Colony (2012), about the survivors of a new Ice Age, is worth a look for the bond between two men (Kevin, Lawrence Fishburne) answering a distress call from another colony.
I haven't seen The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones (2013). In the original paranormal young-adult novel, Alex is gay. But knowing Hollywood's skittishness about letting juveniles know that gay people exist, I wouldn't be surprised if in the movie version, he's gay-vague, or straight.
See also: Kevin Zegers: Teen Idol
Aug 8, 2017
The Gay Photographer in Eastern Kentucky
He wrote that he was looking for poverty and despair at the collapse of the mining industry, the "mental and physical depression of the people, almost complete lack of future and hope"
He met Willie Cornett, recently laid off from the mine, and ended up staying with Willie, his wife Vivian, and their twelve children in Big Rock, Kentucky.
He found poverty and pain, but not a "lack of future and hope."
He found resilience and strength and beauty.
He found a complex masculinity: cars, guns, country-western music, and redneck machismo, but also tenderness, physical intimacy, strong emotional bonds.
And, a thousand miles away from the gay community of New York, a blatant homoeroticism.
Photographs from his days with the Cornett family were displayed at a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in 1968 and 1969.
Gedney stayed in contact with the Cornetts, and photographed them again in 1972.
He didn't publish the photographs during his lifetime, except for one of the girls in the kitchen, for $35.
They were private, depicting the unexpected joy he found in the hills of Eastern Kentucky.
Gedney died of AIDS in 1989. Today his reputation is based chiefly on the moments he captured in the Kentucky photographs.
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