Homage to Marky / Mark

(The first of two postings with vanishingly little linguistic comment, but plenty of appreciation of male bodies, plus material on the projection of sexuality in photographs. Not technically X-rated, but certainly steamy, so you might want to use your judgment in viewing these postings.)

First, Nick Jonas paying homage (in Flaunt magazine) to the boy-band star and original Underwear God Marky Mark / Mark Wahlberg (hereafter, MM), in this photographic homage to MM’s famous Calvin Klein photos — crotch-grabbing, abs-displaying, flagrantly challenging, and homoerotic all at once.


He’s pulled his jeans down just for us!

(Hat tip to Aric Olnes.)

The MM original can be viewed on this blog in the 12/25/12 posting “Oh, no, not a pony!”, which cites an 8/13/10 AZBlogX posting on “Pits ‘n’ Tits: five underwear models”, in which MM is #2; the jeans-to-ankles are not in the original.

On Nick Jonas, from Wikipedia:

Nicholas Jerry “Nick” Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor and multi-instrumentalist, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe. The Jonas Brothers originally started as an attempted solo singing career for Nick, but the record producer liked the sound when his brothers sang backup for him. Nick previously starred in the Disney Channel original series Jonas L.A. as Nick Lucas, alongside his brothers. He also starred in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. He formed the band Nick Jonas & The Administration, which released its first album in 2010.

To judge from #1, the cute curly-haired boy-band kid has definitely grown up (and without MM’s jail time). A less outrageous but still intensely steamy abs display from Flaunt:


He has a big following with Teh Gayz, and (though straight) entusiastically returns the appreciation to this audience; he seems to be entirely comfortable, even celebratory, serving as an object of gay male desire. I’d like to see this as a positive development in gay-straight relations, with young people in the vanguard.

One Response to “Homage to Marky / Mark”

  1. Seumas Simpson Says:

    Thank you, Arnold Zwicky.

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