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Man Down – Defining Deflated & Liberated Masculinity

by Mark Simpson ‘What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel! in apprehension how like a god!… And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust?’ – Hamlet There has been a […]

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Mark Simpson explains why Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent & prettiness are so intolerable One of the queerest things about homophobia is that many of its targets are not actually homo. Not because homophobia is a blunt, inaccurate baseball bat – though that as well – but because homophobia is used as a way of policing all […]

Mark Simpson LaVanguardian interview 15 Feb 2016

‘Metrosexuality is Normal Now – Meet The Spornosexual’

Yours truly interviewed on the back page of yesterday’s LaVanguardia, Catalonia’s main newspaper by Victor Amela – who seemed a very nice chap. (Available in in Castilian and Catalan – the interview was conducted through a very competent translator, but I fear some of my crap puns may not have survived.)

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Spornosexual Steve Cook on the Meaning of Metrosexual

While prepping for my Barcelona lecture, ‘From Metrosexual to Spornosexual – a Permanent, Spectacular Masculine Revolution’, this video serendipitously popped up into MetroDaddy’s timeline on Twitter. It’s an exploration of the meaning of being called ‘metrosexual’ by professional bodybuilder and popular online fitness guru Steve Cook, who has his own YouTube channel SwoldierNation where he offers workout tips, vlogs, […]


Hollywood Gayze

Mark Simpson on Hollywood heartthrobs going ‘gayish’  The appearance of Channing Tatum and his Magic Mike XXL bun-chums Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez on a float at LA Pride shaking their money-makers for the highly appreciative LGBT crowd seems to have marked a watershed moment in the City of Signs. Not long after Tatum’s float […]

A Metrosexual Gorilla (With Spornosexual Tendencies)

A good-looking gorilla in Japan called Shabani who looks after his kids has been getting a lot of press lately and making Japanese women swoon. The BBC’s Yuko Kato explains why. (I agree that there’s something Clooney-esque about the mouth, but the pout is pure Beckham.)

Mark Simpson Interviewed on Italian Swiss TV Channel RSI

At the end of last year I was interviewed by Sarah Ferraro of Italian Swiss TV channel RSI for a doc about modern masculinity airing Thursday (tomorrow) at 9pm. Here are some advance clips that the makers of the doc kindly shared of me unrelaxing in a male spa in London’s Mayfair called The Refinery. The original […]