Bromantics: Pine and Quinto, Kirk and Spock

(The second item on male homosexuality, gay-straight relations, acting, and the male body — following “Homage to Marky / Mark”. Very little of linguistic interest. Steamy, but not X-rated, images.)

I start with this intense (but fully clothed) photo of actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto (sent to me by Chris Ambidge), one of a considerable number of images of this bromantic couple:


Whew! Who knew that belt loops could be so hot?

That’s Pine (the straight bro) on the left, Quinto (the gay bro) on the right.

From an E! Online story last year on Pine:

The sexy Star Trek star covers the June/July [2013] issue of Out magazine, in which he talks his on- and offscreen bromance with costar Zachary Quinto, the future of his Hollywood career and being proud of his pal for coming out.


And on the Out magazine site on 5/16/13:

Zachary Quinto on the Epic Kirk-Spock Bromance: Since Zachary Quinto was seen on the cover of Out last October [2012], the actor/producer has starred in a critically acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie — now Broadway-bound — slipped back into Spock’s pointy ears for the sequel to 2009’s hit Star Trek and produced, through his company Before the Door, three feature films, including All is Lost (starring Robert Redford), which will premiere this month at Cannes.

Just before he set off on a globe-trotting promotional tour for Star Trek: Into Darkness (in theaters May 17), we talked to Quinto about his surprise visit to Chris Pine’s cover shoot for Out‘s June issue [#2], his perspective on the epic Kirk-Spock bromance, and what his good buddy Pine cares about even more than being a good actor.


Pine is comfortable taking gay roles, and for that matter, Quinto is comfortable taking straight roles.

Wikipedia on Pine:

Christopher Whitelaw “Chris” Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor in films and television. He is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

And on Quinto:

Zachary John Quinto (born June 2, 1977) is an American actor and film producer. Quinto rose to prominence for his role as series antagonist Sylar in the science fiction drama Heroes from 2006 to 2010. He is also known for his portrayal of Spock in the 2009 reboot Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

… Quinto publicly came out as gay in October 2011. He explained that, after the suicide of gay teenager Jamey Rodemeyer, he realized “that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.”

Pine and Quinto are both in good shape, but (unlike Nick Jonas) not industrial-strength gym-fit. Pine is smooth-bodied, Quinto moderately furry. Shirtless photos, first of Pine, then of Quinto in character as Spock:



[Added later: as commenters on this blog, and Nick Fitch on Facebook, have pointed out, #5 is in fact the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy. For a shirtless Zach Quinto:

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3 Responses to “Bromantics: Pine and Quinto, Kirk and Spock”

  1. Josh Simon Says:

    You realize that #5 is Leonard Nimoy in character as Spock from an episode of the original (1960s) series, not Zachary Quinto, right?

    • arnold zwicky Says:

      No, of course I didn’t realize that; otherwise I wouldn’t have said it was Quinto. Now corrected.

      A simple correction to my posting would have been quite sufficient, and useful.

  2. Jeff A. Bowles Says:

    Zach is lovely, but the last shot is Nimoy.

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