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Monday, March 3, 2008

Strike a Pose

posted by on March 3 at 9:52 AM


The Gay Recluse, a blogger in New York City, is hosting a contest. After posting some pics of hot gay statues in Washington Heights (including the shot above), TGR has set out to find the neighborhood in America with the hottest gay statuary. Here are the rules…

The statues must be in (at least) a quasi-public place—as opposed to a private collection—in which members of the general public can observe the statuary in question without paying an admission fee.

The statues must be in the United States (because everyone knows Europe is basically overflowing with hot gay statues); that said, we won’t discourage our European readers (or anyone else) from submitting snaps, although you obviously won’t be eligible for the top designation.

Statues of either gender are acceptable, but we expect photographs to be taken with a “gay eye” and we will judge entries accordingly. Obviously, the statues must be smokin’ hot.

Seattle was still in its infancy when the Age of Hot Gay Statuary passed into history, so I’m not sure we’ll be able to compete with Chicago, Boston, New York, St. Louis, etc. And for the record… there’s nothing homoerotic about this.

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Couldn't that statue just as easily be considered hetero, but from a female perspective? Ladies can appreciate hot male statues too.

Posted by kyleen | March 3, 2008 9:58 AM

@1: The guy is holding a sword in his crotch, and the handle looks like an erect penis. That type of symbolism is probably a little hotter when viewed through the "gay eye," as entrants to the contest are instructed to do.

Posted by Aislinn | March 3, 2008 10:09 AM

@2: I see the symbolism and my point is that I don't think you have to be gay to appreciate it. As a female I appreciate it and think its hot.

Posted by kyleen | March 3, 2008 10:22 AM

Obviously "hot" means skinny and hairless. No fatties please.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | March 3, 2008 10:27 AM

(By the way, I'm referring to the original post, not #3.)

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | March 3, 2008 10:31 AM

@3: Right, but the point of the contest is to view the statues with "gay" hotness in mind. It's not a contest for statues-that-heterosexual-females-might-think-are-hot, it's a contest for statues with gay undertones. Or overtones, for that matter.

If you'd like to throw your own straight-girls-who-like-statues contest, by all means, but this isn't about straight girls.

Posted by Aislinn | March 3, 2008 10:50 AM

I think everyone's qualified to judge gay hotness.

Some just won't be willing to admit it.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 3, 2008 11:21 AM

I love this contest! I can't wait to see all of the photos! I think I'm actually a gay man inside sometimes...only men are way bigger pervs! hahaha Just kidding. I know women are pervs too. We are all pervs and reading Savage Love has proved this to me! TANGENT! Anyway, can't wait for the photos! :)

Posted by Kristin | March 3, 2008 12:07 PM

@1 and 3, I'm with @6. Can't we gay men be allowed to have anything at all to ourselves? Must we be so inclusive that even someone with a gay oriented blog soliciting input from gay men has to create camp contests that include you? I suppose you will next demand we sleep with you as well. Stop being so narcissistic.

Posted by inkweary | March 3, 2008 3:27 PM

St Louis may be an older "art city" than Seattle but they've got their undies in such a tight wad that you'd never suspect how artist-unfriendly they are. It's hard to really just have to either know artists who try to make a living there, or visit often enough to see it for yourself (or both).

Posted by Wolf | March 3, 2008 4:03 PM

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