But @_Markmccormack is Wrong: Homo love in pop music is nothing new

Posted: March 30, 2013 in cock, homosexuality, Masculinities, metrosexuality, Uncategorized
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Remember the Libertines and that explosive, intense, doomed love affair between Doherty and Barat? This photo of them, topless, sweaty, lips touching over the mic (dick?) sums their homo love up beautifully. I don’t care if they fucked or not, the sexual tension that powered their music was enough for me.
I’m mentioning this because according to tumblr, One Direction that squeaky clean British boy band, have also done some mic -licking recently. You can see the animated gif here.
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According to ‘gay academic’ Mark Mccormack One Direction are an embodiment of a new, ‘inclusive’, ‘softening masculinity’ that allows for ‘playing with sexuality’ even if they’re straight.  Softness v Hardness aside, I and @lindygeek reminded Dr Mccormack on twitter, that this kind of homosocial flirtatious bonding between men in pop is nothing new. See Bowie, Prince, Little Richard etc:
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And, who is it who is headlining Glastonbury this year? Yes, some kings and queens of ‘omnisexual’ rock and roll: The Rolling Stones.  I rest my case.
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Comments
  1. harold says:

    There’s a large vale between the romantic narcissistic dreamy eyed wandering minstrel showmanship, which is perversely aggressive in that it takes our softer side and makes it aggressive, displayed by 60s hippie rock stars and todays boyboys getting sensual around one another.
    And I would have thought you’d be happy to see your revolution running strong, with boys reduced to effete isolation and left to fondle one another, instead of being consumeristically heterosexual and imprisoned by all its subsequent obligations to the man/the system.

    Well, Foucaultians aren’t happy unless they can spin something, however silly, to prove that they know better. But that’s nothing new.

    On the plus side, thenewstatesman now has better ratings by scaling back their marxist feminist pseudo communism and instead loading their mouths with treacly pieces about how all the “debate out there” is so nasty and we should just be polite. Everybody can pretend to be new, by telling others that they’re “nothing new”.

  2. cumlazaro says:

    Happy Easter! BTW, I’ve awarded you a Liebster Award – see here http://cumlazaro.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/liebster-award.html. Onerous, but may result in some new people passing by…(And you’ll see I’ve waived any conditions that you don’t feel like meeting!)

    Anyway, please regard it as a compliment! I know we’d disagree on an awful lot, but I admire your style!

  3. Ginkgo says:

    Nothing new.

    He must never have heard of Mott the Hoople. Maybe he was off-planet during the Bowie years. Lou Reed?

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