I recently happened on these Second World War ‘True Towel Tales’ US magazine ads for Buna bath-towels on the web.
I could say something about lost ‘innocence’ and how in the past a lack of knowingness could, paradoxically, mean more explicitness. Or how patriotic gay porn was being used to sell product to women 60 years ago.
Or how those gay bath-house shower scenes in Top Gun suddenly look much more realistic and traditional.
But all I can really say is: where do I get some Buna bath-towels??