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lostinthepresent:

A letter from actress Zooey Deschanel to Vogue magazine.

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Gay Video & Lesbian Movies - Logo: Fierce TV

Body Beautiful: Recently, LOGO aired The Adonis Factor, a documentary by Christopher Hines about gay men’s obsession with beauty and physical perfection. After watching this film, a few things crossed my mind: 1.) Many of the men profiled were disgustingly obnoxious about their views regarding beauty. 2.) This film falsely stereotypes the entire gay community (since I don’t believe all gay men fall into the demographic profiled in this film) and 3.) even with the group of gay men who do fall into the category profiled, body image and beauty is unfortunately a pretty major issue within gay culture.

Watching the first quarter of the film was like watching a ridiculous satire about gay stereotypes—Larry Kramer’s Faggots ring a bell?—thanks to a cast of superficial queens yakking about how beautiful they believe they are and how they only roll with “the beautiful people”. However, after all of that nonsense, the film opens up about more serious topics like eating disorders, anabolic steroids, drugs, relationships and so on.

With summer just right around the corner, this is the perfect film for gay men to watch since many of them are right now killing themselves at the gym just to look good for hopeful validation from other men. It’s one thing to take care of yourself and be healthy for personal matters. But, it’s another thing to abuse fitness and beauty for the wrong reasons.

International Male: Out magazine’s associate (travel) editor, Justin Ocean, posted an interesting article on Out Traveler’s website titled Global Lookbook. It’s basically, like, an international buffet of men! But, when you look a little closer, there’s more than meets the eye. Justin Ocean explains why:

"Thanks to some intrepid work by weblog Postnational Monitor and some online software that averages collections of human faces at FaceResearch.org — and if you’re to believe all the psychological beauty research, average equals attractive — we present a Global Lookbook, cataloging what the common man looks like in 46 different countries/ethnic groups.”

I don’t know about you. But, after seeing what the world has to offer on-average, I’m ready to taste the rainbow—and I’m not referring to Skittles.

Read full article here.

jockohomo:

Denis Duttons’ Darwinian Theory of Beauty - TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Duttons’ provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

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"It would be so nice if inner beauty triumphed over outer appearance. But men are designed to care about packaging. It’s time to accept the not-so-pretty facts about looks." - Amy Alkon

Photo: November 2010 issue of Psychology Today

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