Something I stumbled on this morning while searching for something quite different:

That’s Homactu, a portmanteau of homme ‘man’ and actu, a slang clipping of actuel ‘present, current’ (with a suggestion of fashionable modernity). Elsewhere, Homactu advertises itself as devoted to L’univers de l’homme actuel. Ok, with an emphasis on men’s fashion, grooming, hair styles, etc. — with a decidedly gay take on things, including lots of homoerotic photography, like this intense shirt-lifting young man:

Not just homme, but homo as well.

(Two postings, from many, on shirt-lifting: on this blog, here; and on AZBlogX, on the collage “Exposure”, here.)

4 Responses to “Homactu”

  1. Eamonn McManus Says:

    Not to pick nits or anything (what, me?) but it’s probably more accurate to consider actu short for actualité rather than actuel.

  2. The Ridger Says:

    Well, it does say “pour tous les hommes – for ALL men”!

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      It’s not uncommon for publications and sites that have gay men as one of their central audiences to address themselves to men in general. Men’s underwear companies generally do this.

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