Xmas beefcake for a good cause

From Tim Evanson on Facebook, this image of (literally) horny guys in nothing but pouch-thrusting underwear, sucking suggestively on spicy sticks for Christmas:

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From Tim, I learn that this entertaining photo — a still from a Xmas beefcake video — was created by the Sellers Dorsey Foundation in 2013 as part of a Full Frontal Freedom / Out2Enroll campaign encouraging gay men to enroll in Obamacare. The full video can be viewed on the OUT Magazine site.

Another still from the video, showing all four of the models dancing together playfully, to the sound of a parody version — “Get Enrolled” — of the seasonal song “Let It Snow”:

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On the song, from Wikipedia:

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, also known as “Let It Snow”, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions.

Despite the lyrics making no mention of any holiday, the song has come to be regarded as a Christmas song in North America due to its winter theme, being played on radio stations during the Christmas and holiday season and having often been covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, it can be played during the winter months of June, July, and August

The song is about watching the beautiful snow fall from inside, staying in the warmth to make love, and eventually, regretfully, parting:

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I’ll be warm

About the Sellers Dorsey Foundation. From their website, describing their earnest goals:

The Sellers Dorsey Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The Sellers Dorsey Foundation supports and leads efforts to improve health outcomes among the LGBT community through public education, collaboration, and grant giving.

Towards this end, the foundation partners with various other organizations to reach the audience of sexuality and gender minorities by an assortment of strategies, including (in this case, in 2013) through sexual playfulness. Sex and humor work in mainstream advertising, so the foundation quite naturally uses these hooks to reach their audience.

and Full Frontal Freeedom. From their Twitter account:

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Full Frontal is the anti-PAC. We are a coalition of independent artists and media folks – who want to use our talents to promote civic engagement

and are happy to advance these purposes by displaying their bodies.

The backlash. From the WND site [Wikipedia: “WorldNetDaily (WND) is an American news and opinion website and online news aggregator which has been described as “fringe” and far right as well as politically conservative. The website is known for promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories.”], “Obamacare jumps the shark with ‘gay’ Christmas: Stereotypes abound in effort to enroll key demographic” by Jerome R. Corsi on 12/19/13:

In an effort to woo a demographic the White House considers key to the success of Obamacare, a campaign called Out2Enroll has produced a video commercial that will test the sensibilities of many Americans who might otherwise be tolerant of the homosexual-rights movement.

While the Christmas-themed ad sponsored by major left-wing groups may be “gay” in every sense of the word, its aim is serious, as the White House is aware that a disproportionate number of homosexual Americans are uninsured and qualify for premium subsidies under Obamacare.

Out2Enroll launched Sept. 12 with a Washington-issued statement and a briefing at the White House that featured remarks from senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and various LGBT health experts from around the country.

The Out2Enroll video, “Get Enrolled,” tagged as a “Full Frontal Freedom Production,” features semi-nude, muscled young men adorned in Santa Claus hats and reindeer antlers sucking peppermint sticks while prancing about and embracing one another as they decorate a Christmas tree and set out holiday stockings.

(Sucking and prancing and bears, oh my!)

The ad was similarly slammed by Log Cabin Republicans as “promoting harmful stereotypes that gay men are nothing more than sex-crazed lechers”. As if we can’t flagrantly revere dicks and butts and chew gum at the same time. And as if social life and popular culture weren’t thoroughly drenched in straight sex.

Since we’re doing Xmas songs, let me exhibit one of my favorites, the delightful tongue-in-cheek (and Santa-in-chimney) hymn to straight sex traded for valuables, “Santa Baby”, as originally performed by Eartha Kitt (understated, but nevertheless silky and dripping with seasonal sex), which you can listen to here (#4).

From Wikipedia:

“Santa Baby” is a 1953 Christmas song written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer, sung originally by Eartha Kitt. The song is a tongue-in-cheek look at a Christmas list addressed to Santa Claus by a woman who wants extravagant gifts such as sables, yachts, and decorations from Tiffany’s.

Well, let’s be frank: this is about  a woman angling for Santa to be her sugar daddy, offering her sexual favors in exchange for expensive gifts:

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

(A chimney is customarily viewed from the outside, in which case it can serve as a phallic symbol. Here it’s seen from the inside and so serves as a vaginal symbol. Oh Santa baby, get down my chimney, all the way!)

Straight people, a bunch of sex-crazed sluts and lechers — shame, shame! (With people like this in charge, it’s no wonder the world is so fucked up.)

Meanwhile, have a playful and pleasurable Xmas.

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