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Ok guys, we need to talk about J.C.Leyedecker, and how its a fucking travesty that no one has made a film about him yet.

So Leyendecker was an illustrator during the 1910′s-1940′s. His work was absolutely gorgeous and highly ubiquitous at the time, and his llustrations for the Arrow shirt company created one of the most iconic images of male beauty of the early 20th century. But this icon came with a delicously romantic twist.

So this image of The Arrow Man was both incredibly macho and well built, but also ethereally pretty and dapper. But the model who the drawing was based on cropped up in A LOT of Leyendeckers work. In many he was engaged in casual social scenes with other men, in others he was shaving in the bathroom or getting dressed, broad shouldered, skin glistening, dark blond hair perfectly in place, jaw sharp as a fucking shovel, but with a slightly rounded chin. In one ad for war bonds he even appeared as the statue of liberty. This same man appeared in hundrereds of drawings, each with the same sharp care and attention to detail which makes looking at him almost feel voyeristic. 

So this mans image is EVERYWHERE during the early 20th century, and he is a fashion/lifestyle icon for men on par with the female gibson girl. He was the celebrated symbol of male strength, virility, and power. 

And man who modeled for Leyendecker’s iconic univerally adored macho man? That would be his lover, Charles Beach.  

so all this gorgeously homoerotic artwork defined the image of hyper macho masculinity during the interwar period. Leyendecker painted Beach onto the face of the world, that was his love letter. He basically immortalised the love of his life by making the whole world adore him as much as he did.

Leyendecker’s work would go on to influence the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Norman Rockwell. After his death in 1951, when people figured out that the unmarried man he’d been drawing and living with for decades, right up until the time of his death, was actually his lover, Leyendecker’s name has sadly been pushed out of the history books in favour of more wholesome characters.

And that fucking sucks

I would like to request a full length movie, with all the jazz era glamour and steamy romance that this genius deserved. During a time when homosexual men where thought of as weak deviants, this man not only had the nerve to use his lover as the model for all his great works, but he made him into the STANDARD of what it was to be a man. 

J.C. Leyendecker and Charles Beach deserve your rememberance. 


Ted Bundy recalls his encounter with two young runaways at the Glenwood Springs jail - “…they had these two juvenile runaways, females, who they put in the women’s cells. These girls were saying things like, ‘Hey guys, let’s get together.’ They were really precocious. One was semi-attractive, the other was somewhat obese. I imagine they were somewhere between fifteen and eighteen. 

“I took the initiative, I said, “Hey baby, what’s happenin’? We think you’re terrific. How about gettin’ together?’ This was through the wall…” 

Ted and two other prisoners took turns peeping through a window into the girls’ cell. The underage girls danced around and started slowly stripping off their clothes. Ted rationalized his participation in the statutory strip show, “I hadn’t seen a real woman in the altogether since, Februrary 28, 1976, when Liz and I last slept together. So I can’t be held accountable for my motivations being purely perverse and voyeristic at this point. I mean, I wanted to see a real live woman in the flesh!”

Just as the girls were about to remove their last articles of clothing, a prison official announced the arrival of the Pitkin County deputies who were there to pick up Bundy and transfer him to Aspen. 

“The sonuvabitches! The sonuvabitches!” Ted recalled, “I was so pissed off!”

The resident (2011) non horror AU - Max smut

Okay so I watched the resident tonight and i have this idea for a non horror kinky au. I know this is a twd blog but i have some jdm fans following who might like this.

Actual idea under the cut. WARNING: smut, BDSM, D/s, oral, voyeurism, exhibitionism, unprotected sex, cannon-ish max with his questionable thoughts, consentual sleep sex/ play, bodily fluid, minor drug use. I don’t wanna get into a debate about this being healthy or not. It’s fantasy so do with it what you will.

This isn’t really a fic. At least not as i usually write em so excuse the writing i guess. Hope you enjoy!

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My Favourite Tracks of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)

#97

Lorde - Tennis Court (2013)

Don’t you think it’s boring how people talk” - Lorde opens her debut album Pure Heroine with this staunch manifesto - immediately presenting herself as a post-pussy riot teen rebel, not just against the outside world but also subsiquently the pop universe - she doesn’t want others telling her how she should exist. Her teen film-like aesthetic (on Pure Heroine as a whole as well) opens up a world of utopia not realised as fully since John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club. Referring to the tennis courts of affluent houses where rich teens would gossip (or perhaps the historic and revolutionary French Tennis Court oath of 1789?), “talk[ing] it up like yeah” felt tongue in cheek, emblamatic of the frustration of adolescents all over the world seeking identity - Lorde is the antagonistic remedy.

The music video is another beast in itself. 16 year-old Ella simply stares at you (undermining the “watch[ing] from your window” voyeristic intent) with her uncomfortable and bright eyes, without even singing the lyrics. This level of terror Lorde presents through her anti-video adds another layer to this already brilliant song. 

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I think we need to differentiate when writers make voyeristic/exploitive tragic stories about discrimination they don’t face or have their fantasy/fictional worlds full of real world prejudice cause “that’s how life is” and it not really touched on it beyond that, vs people who are writing about their own experiences and using fiction to explore and talk about it.

The exposure thing I’m talking about is basically the scene that’s super common where a trans woman takes off her clothes and reveals her body and it’s supposed to be this huge THAT’S A PENIS surprise and like, I feel like even that movie is sort of showing a little bit of that

The guy already knows she’s trans (I remember from the trailer they like grew up together or something) so it’s not that sort of reveal but it sort of approximates it?

Because she’s showing her body as a sort of “are you really sure you actually like me”, it’s still the trans reveal thing and I dunno there’s a really bad history to this sort of shit so I really don’t like seeing anything that even approximates it.

Not to mention the sort of voyeristic aspects of it, how objectifying it is for a trans woman character to put her body on display for approval essentially, esp of a man. 

It makes me troubled. Disquieted. Iffy.

What I'd love to see....

Is Hangrid NOT pull a grester, but instead maybe form a separate channel where they post videos once or twice a week about what it’s like to be in relationship with someone else.

They could do fun challenges, or tags, or whatever…. But just like, wouldn’t it be nice for younger people to see a *healthy* 20something relationship between two people?

Especially two lesbian people??

You could talk about what it’s like to be hassled at whole foods, or to be hassled about who’s turn it is to make the bed…. Really just want it’s like to live in relationship with someone else.

What do you think?? Would you watch something like that?

EDIT: I do not mean this post in a voyeristic way because I am 100% behind them having the privacy they need/want, and hey, break ups are hard if that happens… But I’m just saying that it would be very interesting and possibly helpful. And possibly helpful for them! Who knows ;)