Homoerotic Vintage ads

  • GQjock

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    Aug 16, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    Huffington Post did an expose on some old ads that either they had NO IDEA what they were showing .....
    or they Wanted it THAT way

    Take a look
    and U decide
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/13/the-most-homoerotic-vinta_n_663796.html#s126231

    Here's one that cracks me up icon_cool.gif

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    Aug 17, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    GQjock saidHuffington Post did an expose on some old ads that either they had NO IDEA what they were showing .....
    or they Wanted it THAT way

    Take a look
    and U decide
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/13/the-most-homoerotic-vinta_n_663796.html#s126231

    Here's one that cracks me up icon_cool.gif

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    That is a nice crack.
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    Aug 17, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    OMG.. if they only knew!!!
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    Aug 17, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    There's something to be said for what you don't see and/or is implied....
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    Aug 17, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    GQjock saidHuffington Post did an expose on some old ads that either they had NO IDEA what they were showing .....
    or they Wanted it THAT way

    Take a look
    and U decide
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/13/the-most-homoerotic-vinta_n_663796.html#s126231

    Here's one that cracks me up icon_cool.gif

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    Get a load of the first line of the paragraph.

    "Not the least of the pleasures of a hard game is the bath that follows it".
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    Aug 17, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    It was common to have implied homoerotics...read some oldtime novels.
  • Bullone

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    Aug 17, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    Some of those where discussed a few days ago in this thread
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1064234/
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    Aug 17, 2010 5:33 AM GMT
    Jetcape15 saidSome of those where discussed a few days ago in this thread
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1064234/

    Yeah, and it includes perhaps the most famous of the Cannon towel ads during WWII, which always showed naked GIs taking baths together. Which was of course accurate for that time period.

    The other thing there I noticed was a Jantzen swimsuit ad, of a guy wearing a tight suit with open side panels. OMG, I had a yellow one just like that in 1955 or 56! My mother bought it for me, and I was so embarrassed to wear it. Odd, because in our home pool I had previously swum naked, not uncommon for little boys of that era. I think the reason was my younger sister, who was getting old enough herself that she should no longer be seeing me naked.

    But I wore baggy trunks at the shore, and when I made it clear I wasn't going to wear those open-sided things there, I got a new pair of conventional trunks. You have to remember that kids grow a lot at that age, and swimsuits didn't hold up well, either, so I'd need to get all new every summer, couldn't wear last year's.

    But funny seeing that Jantzen ad and remembering that. [SIGH]

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  • GQjock

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    Aug 17, 2010 11:26 AM GMT
    Or how about this one?

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    Aug 17, 2010 11:44 AM GMT
    mmm the top guy is scewering the bottom guy with his long pole underneath a sign that says "American Manhood". That´s a single entendre if ever there was one.
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    Aug 17, 2010 4:21 PM GMT
    GQjock saidOr how about this one?

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    Nice!

    Physique magazines is how gay culture existed within the 50s and I believe the 60s. These types of magazines were the way to subtly pass homoerotic material through the mail system without the mail system, or pop culture, going haywire. Since there was no male frontal nudity people weren't suspicious of its content--they took it for what it was without considering the magazines' ulterior uses. I've been wanting to study this kind of material more thoroughly, but I don't know where to begin.

    I always kind of thought RJ was playing with this notion but being far more explicit with its homo-eroticism. It's a physique website, but it's blatantly homoerotic--putting a 21st century spin on a mid 20th century practice of subtly undermining heterosexism.