Category Archives: sexy males

“The icing, not the cake”: Gazing Gayly at the World Cup

The World Cup was decided weeks ago – and as my previous post should attest to, it was decided to my definitive satisfaction – but I’m not quite done with it yet. When the tournament started, Amanda Hess wrote a … Continue reading

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Bringing Jesse Back

However irregularly this blog has been updated over the years, I have nonetheless managed to single out a couple of recurring characters who have been given extra attention. There’s Hanson, of course, to whom we will hopefully return shortly for … Continue reading

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How I Watch the Olympics, or: Tom Daley is Freaking Gorgeous

I’ve never quite understood people who call themselves¬†sports fans. While I certainly can understand the appeal of specific sports, my way into a sport tends to be via specific teams or athletes, not out of a blanket fascination with the … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 Delivered The Goods

Another soccer championship is over, and in the end Euro 2012 was satisfying in several ways. Sure, I was disappointed that the German Golden Generation, so determined and entertaining until the semi-final, once again stumbled when things started to get … Continue reading

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June’s SMA Winner, Three Years In The Making

Once intended to be a monthly feature, and fulfilled as such¬† for the first year or so, there has not been a new Sexiest Males Alive list since October 2010. As the longest running feature of this blog, and by … Continue reading

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Disney, Dancing Are Things Of The Past As Zac Efron Ditches ‘Footloose’

I of course couldn’t care less about the suddenly unclear future of Paramount’s scheduled Footloose remake, but I do care about the fact that Zac Efron will no longer headline it. Some harsh voices have said that this should be … Continue reading

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Emile Hirsch Is The Man To Beat For March’s Sexiest Male

In a widely expected development, all-around gay Emile Hirsch of Milk has run with the Sexiest Male Alive title for March. People who inspire me to se a film twice in one week deserve to have that honor. Still, there … Continue reading

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With New Year, Jesse McCartney Is Back As Sexiest Male

After a several months long absence the SMA list is back , and as has become rather common by now, we have a new man at the top. Not that he hasn’t been up there before: Jesse McCartney finally gets … Continue reading

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Rejecting The Mainstream, Salon Still Serves Up Some Sexiness

There is something annoying about people who default to contrarianism. It tends to smack of cultural elitism, and it runs the risk of coming off as self-congratulatory. But whether you like the tone of leftist publications like Salon (or longtime … Continue reading

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Zac Efron Dethrones Hunter Parrish, Relegates Jesse McCartney, To Become October’s Sexiest Male

Better late than never, here’s the October edition of the Sexiest Males Alive List. If ever there was a time when Zac Efron had a shot at taking top honors, this would surely have to be it. And not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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