Okay, how can I say this classily? There is a certain kind of pose which seems to say “yes, climb on top of me and enjoy yourself”. That is the kind of pose that I am looking for this week. You know, so you can pretend you are kneeling on top of them throwing rose petals or something in a chaste and romantic manner. (I promise, next week will be something silly and innocent again! I don’t mean to be running a soft porn site, truly!)
See? I listen! You have a lengthy argument about the olden days when men were men and chests were chests, and I provide you with images! I considered a fanfic, but I can’t come up with a plot that revolves around chest hair (something 101 Dalmatians inspired about fur coats?). I’m sorry! Even my imagination has limits.
This is a very round about post. I asked my friend (who requested that I link back to her instagram as her credit for always helping with these posts, so here it is) what I should do for my Friday post, as I ask her every Friday. And her response was “Travel!” because she is going out of town today. Only there aren’t really a lot of super great travel photos, so I ended up narrowing it down to “travel on motorcycles”.
Happy Labor Day weekend! Which I always mix up with Memorial Day weekend. It’s America’s fault, everywhere else in the world celebrates Labor Day on May 1st, easy to remember. But noooooooooo, we can’t be like everyone else, we have to invent a random holiday with an impossible to remember date. Anyway, since it is our random holiday, let us celebrate Labor! That is, “What is the hottest job for each actor?” You can give your own opinions in the comments.
Happy A Gentleman day!!!! Such an odd title for the film. Not quite sure what it is intended to evoke for the audience. But I will focus on one small part of it, that very Western style of gentleman, the man in the tuxedo. And since they are all wearing essentially the same thing this week, we get to have a little “who wore it best” poll in the comments!
What is it about men in ties? Maybe it’s because there’s a kind of “I’m a grown up who knows how to do stuff” feel to it. And then when they get loose, there’s a kind of “I’m about to get naked” feel to it. And it’s extra special in Indian films because western style suits are only for special occasions. Or, every single scene in Jab Harry Met Sejal.
On the one hand, this was too good not to share. On the other hand, I’m not going to just rip off Tumblr and steal their page views. So I am finding a middle ground, pulling my favorite images, adding on some other images from elsewhere in the internet, and HIGHLY HIGHLY encouraging you to follow this link. THIS ONE! RIGHT HERE! http://feministsrk.tumblr.com
One thing that really struck me about the new JHMS trailer released today was how delightfully familiar SRK looked in that leather jacket. I could do a whole other post on the psychological meaning of leather jackets (Western, motorcycles, slightly forbidden, impractical (SO HOT IN INDIA), helps hide narrow shoulder and expanding waist issues), but we don’t need that, we just know that men in leather jackets=bad boy sexy.
Now, if I am following this correctly, the thinking goes “men wear sweater vests in mountains-many children’s boarding schools are in mountains because it is supposed to be healthier-young men in sweater vests makes us think they are teenagers”. But the way in which these sweater vests come across can vary greatly image to image.
Happy Friday! It was pouring rain this morning, and now it is blazing sunshine. Which is making me think, “Sunglasses!” It’s not the most original photo series idea, but it is always good. Because sunglasses obscure your eyes, which make you look more otherworldly and better than us mortals. Also, easier to see you as just manmeat, and not a person!
I was going to do something slightly more highbrow. Indian movie stars with the American flag or something. But then I thought “No! Why overthink it?” And so our theme for this week is a Declaration of Independence….from clothing!
Oh Pride! The happiest weekend of the year in terms of fanfic/silly content. The saddest weekend of the year in terms of not having loud drunk people sit next to me on the train. At least this year I have no reason to leave the house (my church lemonade stand/marching group can get along without me!), so I can just huddle up indoors and work on my epic Pride themed fanfic. I’m going to try to hit all the letters, L and G and B and T and Q and maybe H. If Indian film isn’t going to serve that audience, it is up to me to fill in the gap! Anyway, a great TGIF post topic, I think we can all agree.
You know that joke, right? You read a fortune cookie, or something else similarly general and metaphorical and then add “in bed!” to the end to make it sexual. In this case, I am putting all my regular TGIF suspects in bed. Because I just purchased and built my first bed since I left my parents’ house (finally graduating from futons!), and I am very interested in beds right now.
Happy Friday! I am having friends over tonight for the inaugural New Apartment Movie Night. I’m excited! The place is still a disaster, but they are good friends, so it should be fine. And to entertain them, I came up with a game! which I am now sharing with you.
It’s always odd when you see period actors in modern clothing, right? Like, Colin Firth (The One True Darcy) never looks quite right to me in jeans. But, on the other hand, the Bahubali cast in modern clothes does make me think “oh good, it’s just a movie! I don’t have to be so sad/scared/angry about it.” And I thought it might cheer us all up to share that experience this Friday. Feel free to put your favorite “happy happy!” photos of these actors in the comments, if I missed any.
Mothers and sons, that’s appealing, right? Depending on which side of it you are. If you are the daughter-in-law, it may incite crazed flashbacks of “JUST TELL HER WE AREN’T COMING FOR THANKSGIVING!!! STAND UP FOR ME FOR ONCE!!!” But if you are on the mothers’ side, or if you have no dog in this fight as yet (like me), it is very appealing.
Moviemavengal tweeted an amazing thing to me a couple of days ago, which has inspired this entire post. Think of it as the large precious jewel in the middle of tiny twinkling diamonds.
Happy Good Friday! I am celebrating by seeing Arjit Singh live tonight (WOOT!!!!). But I don’t want to totally ignore the massive religious celebration going on all over the world. So, in honor of Jesus, let’s look at some hot men. Who kind of look like Jesus (as presented in American pop culture).
I went from “women fighting” to “women with phallic symbols” to “women with swords” to “well, that’s not fair, I’ll throw in some men too!” And now here we are.
I don’t know what was up this winter, but everyone I know got sick! I got sick twice, and like really really sick, not just “a little tickle in the throat” sick. And among my friends I heard everything from bronchitis to walking pneumonia. But it is supposed to be over now! Right? Because it is officially Spring? And to celebrate, lets have one last orgy of Vitamin C!
Happy Friday! This was a fun one to put together. My first thought for International Women’s Day was a “look at these pretty women!” post, but I already did that. So, I’m going to go a little deeper. International Women’s Day is supposed to be about men respecting women. Doesn’t always work, of course, but that’s the idea. And so I want to put up some pictures of men being happily dominated by women
Okay, you ready for deep deep thoughts and discussion? This came up in my Bhootnath post earlier today, is it better to have an unattractive version of an old favorite, or a perfect shining new version of a newcomer? And, to make this even more challenging, what if they are in the same family? Ready to put on your thinking caps and make some votes? (just post a comment if you want with all your choices for 1 through 7)