Tag Archives: homoerotics

Long Hot Punter: Paul Weller’s Topless Video Revisited

Scourge of The Eton Rifles Paul Weller was send­ing out quite a state­ment to his die hard Jam fans in this video for his 1983 Style Council single ‘Long Hot Summer’, shot on the River Cam in Cambridge. Acting the big posh poof­tah in a punt. Like almost every­one in the UK in the early 80s […]

Really Rucking Funny: Best Manlove Video of 2011 (SFW)

This clip by Irish com­edy out­fit Dead Cat Bounce called ‘Rugby’ has to be my favour­ite video of 2011. Even if it strongly sug­gests that, in Ireland at least, my work here is done and it’s well past time to retire to the touch-lines. There’s much to admire here: the light­ness of touch, the hilarious […]

The Gayness of Top Gun: Feel The Need

Frankly, we could watch a few more hours of Baldwin chew­ing the scenery as Pacino and Hader flab­ber­gas­ted that the pro­du­cers don’t under­stand how “gay” their script is: “I say, ‘Ice Man’s on my tail, he’s com­ing hard.’ I lit­er­ally said that to a bath­room attend­ant last night.” (I’d like to embed here a clip of […]

Assume the Position: a queer defence of hazing

Mark Simpson wants to be be soundly smacked with a paddle (Out magazine, 2006) When I joined my local rugby team, I was made to do ter­rible, awful things. Even now, all these years later, I feel dis­tressed and choked up recount­ing what happened. I had to stand on a chair as a full pint […]

Public Information Film Warns Men’s Health Mag & Disco Blurs Desire & Envy, Making Men Dizzy

  Tip: Andre Murracas

Why Straight Soldiers Can’t Stop Acting Gay on Video

Way back in the last cen­tury, before the Interweb swal­lowed everything, my friend and accom­plice in lit­er­ary crime Steve Zeeland were vis­it­ing, as you do, Camp Pendleton, the giant US Marine Corps base in Southern California with some jar­head friends. We spent the after­noon watch­ing the Marine Rodeo — scores of grin­ning fit Texan boys […]

Homoerotic Horseplay — Not Gay Just Guy

A column of mine on Out.com, ‘Men At Play in Afgrabistan’, gal­lantly defends the free­dom of the derided (and now dis­missed) secur­ity guards at the US embassy to get naked with one another and eat potato chips from each other’s butts in their spare time — even if they’re out of shape.  I also point […]

Melts in Your Mouth: Eminem’s Shady Sexuality

By Mark Simpson (Nerve.com, February 22, 2001) Eminem, aka Marshall Mathers, may have won only a few con­sol­a­tion prizes at the Grammys yes­ter­day [2001], but clearly the white rap­per behind “The Marshall Mathers LP” has cre­ated the Album of the Year in every other sense. Em is the hot­test prop­erty not just in the music busi­ness, but […]

Rugger Buggers & Swinging Dicks

In the Middle Ages, sod­omy was thought to be caused not by hair whorls, but by drunke­ness. As this spor­no­graphic clip shows, they were abso­lutely right. The post-match beery bond­ing of the lovely lads of Sandbach RUFC — which, be warned, includes very male nud­ity, heavy pet­ting and male-on-male snog­ging — made me feel faint […]