Homoerotic Books, Films, Art and TV

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    Feb 15, 2009 12:27 AM GMT
    I don't read anything like as much as I should, but I recently read 'The Line of Beauty', which I really enjoyed. Then I realised, it's because it's hot as hell.

    Any other good homoerotic culture you can think of?

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    Feb 15, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    For gay-themed movies, you'll be pretty much set here: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/154730/
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    Feb 15, 2009 7:12 AM GMT
    I loved "Our Lady of the Flowers," by Jean Genet, although it took a second reading for me really to appreciate it. It's extremely homoerotic, and has some explicit scenes, even though it's sufficiently quality that it's sprouted hundreds of dissertations. It makes decay and carnality extremely literary.

    On the other hand, I didn't like "Line of Beauty," so our tastes might be different. As a fair warning, Sartre loved "Our Lady," (so much so that he got Chirac to pardon Genet for theft) and Sartre is a terrible writer.
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    Feb 15, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    The most homoerotic thing I've seen recently was a nine-minute short from 1942 shown on TCM, titled Marines In The Making. The TCM website described it thus: "A war-time promotional short documentary exhibiting the U.S. Marine Corps' physical conditioning, hand-to-hand combat training, rifle drills, as well as the USMC rifle creed."

    For about half the (brief) running time, the marines are shirtless and they obviously went to the trouble of choosing the marines who were in the best shape.
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    Feb 15, 2009 10:43 AM GMT
    Gosh The last one I remember heading was so long ago, and that was the Front Runner. All about track and field.
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    Feb 15, 2009 11:48 AM GMT
    I've recently been watching the DVD's of one of my favorite TV shows from the 60's--"Wild Wild West."

    Of course I was too young to understand it at the time, but there's a heavily homoerotic subtext to the series. For one thing it's about two youngish male Secret Service agents who spend almost all of their time together, both on the clock and off.

    And off the clock. Jim West (star Robert Conrad) is frequently seen shirtless sparring or wrestling with colleague Artemus Gordon. Sure, they sprinkle women throughout the episodes, but the women appear to be appendages and not love interests for either men. Just eye candy who bat their lashes, share a drink and then depart.

    And Conrad's outfit, extremely tight pants and toreador jacket, makes him look way too gay for the era.

    The other series that comes to mind is "Riptide," with Perry King and Joe Penny, two former army buddies who decide to open a detective agency. 'Nuf said.



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    Feb 16, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    I should have mentioned, "Mother of Sorrows" by Richard McCann. as the title suggests, it's tragic, but it's so well-written you might like it.
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    Feb 16, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    Try Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (poetry).
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    Feb 16, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    ya'll ever notice the pool scene in "gentlemen perfer blonds"? the olympic swim team is cavorting with jane russell, diving into the water and swimming around, wearing quite tight (for the time period) semi-speedo bathing suits....3 minutes of late 50's homo-erotica!
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    Feb 16, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    Good one rnch. Here's a link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKOK4Onmfco

    Another favorite of mine is the Aggie Song from Best Little Whorehouse in Texas:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TWhY1aPro