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Matt Does Spandex

The UK’s biggest pro-sporno goes primetime A few years back, I wrote about YouTube ‘pro-spornos’such as Jeff Seid and David Laid – self-objectifying and self-monetising shredded young men whose aesthetically impressive, under-dressed bodies arouse fascination, envy, and desire on social media,… Read More »Matt Does Spandex

Mental About The Mentalist

Watching The Metro Columbo I have repeatedly and insistently made you aware of my obsessive interest in the classic – that is, ancient – 1970s TV detective show Columbo. You’ll be glad to know that I have now finished all seven seasons on Amazon Prime. You’ll be… Read More »Mental About The Mentalist

The Keep Fit Craze

Set in an upmarket West London health club with ‘central heating and wall-to-wall fitted carpets’, this captivating Pathe newsreel time capsule from 1966 reveals an era when sportswear hasn’t been invented yet – so the guys are doing their exercises… Read More »The Keep Fit Craze

On Feeling Totally Masculine

‘What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine…’ So wrote the late Susan Sontag, in her classic 1964 essay ‘Notes on Camp’. It’s a great, persuasive line, but… Read More »On Feeling Totally Masculine