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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Where Have You Gone, Bob and Rod Jackson-Paris?

posted by on December 11 at 9:43 AM

Good looking guys in long-term relationships are apparently so scarce that Genre had to invent ‘em.


The New York-based monthly recently released an issue examining long-term relations. The cover, as you can see, shows two hunky men who are presented as a couple. An astute reader, however, informs us that one of the models, Julian Fantechi, once appeared in Playgirl and, in fact, likes ladies. Writes the reader: “Inside the magazine, they are stripped down, appear to be into each other, and are allegedly, discussing their physical relationship, emotional, sexual and spiritual relationship. This is not reality, here! The guy on the left is Playgirlís Man of the Year. The link is to his website and his Inside Hollywood interviews. He even puts Genre on his resume.”

And here’s one of those Hollywood interviews with Julian Fantechi—just for, you know, the record and shit.

UPDATE: Genre didn’t just imply the guys on the cover were a couple, the editors stated that as fact in emails sent out to bloggers and journalists. Andy at Towleroad quotes from Genre the press release he received…

On the cover this month, Genre bravely put forth a reality couple, and not the typical models who hold perfection over our heads. Our message is simple. Reach for forever. Genre can help you get there.

Hm… Genre bravely put forth a “reality couple,” whatever that means. Says Andy…

I’m a former editor of Genre, and as a side note, when we did our “relationships” issue there was no shortage of hot, interesting real-life couples dying to tell their stories to the magazine.

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I think they meant "reality TV couple."

Posted by Nick | December 11, 2007 9:58 AM

I do miss those Plaster-of-Paris-Jacksons... They were such inspiring role models for all of us.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | December 11, 2007 10:05 AM

If you see a model in a magazine eating a double cheeseburger, they don't necessarily love cheeseburgers either, ya know.

Posted by Colin | December 11, 2007 10:29 AM

How do we know they aren't a couple? Julian certainly wouldn't be the first Playgirl Man of the Year to be gay. Maybe all the "hot for chicks" stuff he told Playgirl is the lie.

Posted by JohnnyC | December 11, 2007 11:08 AM

Who the hell reads Genre anyway? Its just as crappy as Out. I don't know any gay ment that have picked up an issue of either of them for years.

Posted by the other John | December 11, 2007 11:53 AM

Um... so whats the news here exactly? That magazine covers lie, or that some guys are gay-for-pay?

This can only be relevant to people ynder the mistaken belief that models represent society as a whole.


Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | December 11, 2007 11:59 AM

Genre, Out, 'moseattle are all glossy pieces of shit.

They just sell an image that doesnot exist. Soooooo, the fake gays on the cover should not surprise anyone.

Posted by Just Me | December 11, 2007 12:30 PM

What bullshit. Everyone knows that the way for couples to stay together is for both partners to get fat.

Posted by Gitai | December 11, 2007 1:13 PM

There's plenty of good looking same sex coupes out there. Even in Seattle.

Trouble is, not all of them are Dan Savage's ideal: twenty-something hairless twinks with big teeth.

Posted by StrangerReader | December 11, 2007 6:50 PM


Posted by ma990zda | December 16, 2007 11:26 AM

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