Five television hunks

(Not about language, except for a couple portmanteaus towards the end. The last image is not SFW.)

Seeing James Marsden on the cover of the latest Out magazine and coming upon a Bones re-run with David Boreanaz in it led me to various sites that pick “the sexiest men” — on television, in the movies, in the world, whatever. Pure silliness, of course, but it brightened my morning with shirtless shots of these two television actors and three more from the lists: Shemar Moore, Jared Padalecki, and Jensen Ackles.

All five have wonderful smiles, which, unfortunately, they rarely display when they’re going about shirtless.

James Marsden. From Wikipedia:

James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. He is perhaps best known for playing Scott Summers / Cyclops in the X-Men film series, and for his roles in other commercially successful films such as the The Notebook (2004), Superman Returns (2006), Hairspray (2007), Enchanted (2007), 27 Dresses (2008), The Box (2009), and Hop (2011).


David Boreanaz. From Wikipedia:

David Boreanaz (pronounced /bɔːriˈænəz/ … ; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime drama Bones.


Shemar Moore. Boreanaz and Moore are the beefiest of the crew. Moore probably wins on the pecs and abs front.


Shemar Franklin Moore (… born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS’s Criminal Minds from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003. (Wikipedia link)

Jared Padalecki. From Wikipedia:

Jared Tristan Padalecki (born July 19, 1982) is an American actor. He grew up in Texas and came to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as in several Hollywood films, including New York Minute and House of Wax. Padalecki plays Sam Winchester on the CW television series Supernatural.


And Jensen Ackles, who plays Sam Winchester’s brother in Supernatural:

Jensen Ross Ackles (born March 1, 1978) is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of our Lives … as well as Alec/X5-494 in Dark Angel and Jason Teague in Smallville. Ackles currently stars as Dean Winchester on the CW series Supernatural. (Wikipedia link)


Dean and Sam together. On the show, Sam and Dean are frequently taken to be lovers, and the scripts sometimes play off this misapprehension and suggest a sexual tension. This has given rise to a genre of slash fanfiction:

Wincest [portmanteau: Winchester + incest] is the term commonly used to describe fanfiction (or other fanworks) that depict or assume a romantic or sexual (i.e. Slash) relationship between Sam and Dean Winchester. It is the most popular pairing in Supernatural fandom, along with Destiel or Dean/Castiel.

… Wincest also appears in various types of Fan Art including digital manipulations, drawings and paintings and Fan Vids which may imply a sexual relationship through clever editing or the use of manips. No cross stitch samplers have yet been seen, but are sure to exist. (link)

Here the guys are displaying their bodies together in bed:


Here, cruising together:


And here, lovingly in bed:


Getting back to David Boreanaz as Angel, there’s a rich vein of Spangel (Spike + Angel) slash material. And, in a final combinatory step, there is Wincest + Spangel material. This photo of a four-way is technically not X rated, because it skillfully avoids showing any naughty bits, but I wouldn’t show it at work:


In the manip, Angel is on Sam and Spike is on Dean (vampires top, Winchesters bottom), so technically it’s neither Wincest nor Spangel — but then we don’t know what happens in the rest of the story (four-ways can be fluid).

6 Responses to “Five television hunks”

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    From Tim Pierce on Facebook:

    I particularly love the three-way play (snicker) on “wincest”: Winchester + “wince” + incest.

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