While everyone else in the 80s wanted to look like they’d walked off the set of Blade Runner or Top Gun, Peter York looked and sounded like he’d stepped out of Dangerous Liaisons. […]
Why masculinity isn't 'in crisis'.
Mark Simpson on the headless horsemen of the coming ‘carpocalypse’
I think the time has come to share a secret about my past I’ve kept hidden for far too long.…
Mark Simpson undresses the gayest straight dating show on telly
Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent & prettiness are intolerable.
Feeling envious or threatened by someone else’s motor? Unable to afford it? Resentful of the pleasure and joy it clearly brings them? Allergic to bold style, design, and nice colours? Never fear! […]
We don’t really do subtexts in the see-through, digital 21st Century. Sextexts, definitely. Subtweets, possibly. Subtexts, not so much. Who has the time? Who can even be bothered with having a subconscious? Subtexts are so analogue. […]
Mark Simpson goes to BodyPower, the UK’s biggest fitness expo, & tries not to stare too hard. Even though staring is…
Disability charity Scope have been airing a cheeky ad this summer designed to encourage people to donate clothes. It’s a…
Mark Simpson goes in search of a drunken sailor in Devon's historic, salty Naval port. […]
From the gender-bending antics of Eurythmics and Culture Club to the propulsive synthpop of Depeche Mode, New Order, and the…
Mark Simpson on the (self) sexualisation of today’s male body & why straight young men crave gay adulation
How young men fell out of love with the motor car
The pointed queerness of the original Shatner/Nimoy Star Trek series – & the PC limpness of all the spin-offs.…
‘Metrodaddy’ Mark Simpson on the evolution of male vanity
Ten unforgettable car ads that transcended both cars and advertising and came to symbolise an age
Imagine the perfect relationship. Imagine a relationship so perfect that it will be the only one you need. Or have.
Mark Simpson fondles the pecs and thighs of James Bond’s latest ‘outing’
The Naked Civil Servant is the best and funniest TV drama ever made. And I’m sorry, but it’s a scientific fact.
Mark Simpson sits at the feet of ‘The Bona of Verona’
“I call him lollipop” The sexualisation of the male body probes new, perfectly-rounded depths
Maybe I suffer from what Freud described as man’s tendency to devalue what he desires, but I find anything touched by TV…
The crusade against ‘fapping’ is eerily reminiscent of the anti-masturbation movements of the 19th century says Mark Simpson (Originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph 29 April, 2016) Those annoying porn ‘pop-ups’ are impossible to avoid these days. Especially when browsing serious newspapers. PORN HORROR! headlines zoom repeatedly into our sightlines, warning us that pornography is ‘addictive’ (despite an inconvenient lack of evidence), ‘ruins relationships’ and ‘rewires men’s brains’, turning them into sex zombie automatons. Whether or not it’s addictive for people who watch it, porn […]
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