‘All truly beautiful things are a mixture of masculine and feminine.’ So said the late Susan Sontag. And she would know. I’ve only just read a recent profile of the transexy Serbian model Andrej Pejic in The New Yorker called, with… Read More »Mr ‘Thing’: Pejic and his Prophet
These reports just in…. In the Far East young men continue their rush headlong towards a totally metrosexed society. According to the Korea Times, South Korea, young men, including soldiers, are now wearing ‘colour lotion’ (a messy combination of foundation,… Read More »Metrosexuals Continue Their Terrifying Global Take-Over
by Mark Simpson This month the metrosexual is fifteen. Back in November 1994 I wrote a piece for The Independent called ‘Here come the mirror men’ prompted by a visit to an exhibition in London organised by men’s glossy GQ. In… Read More »Buy-Curious: Have Men’s Mags Come Out To Themselves Yet?
It’s official. Men’s tits are now more popular than women’s. With men. Men’s Health, the metromag with the pec-fest, ab-tastic covers is now the best-selling men’s magazine in the UK, selling more than 250,000, compared to 235,000 for previous best-seller so-called… Read More »Final Triumph of Metrosexuality: Men’s Tits More Popular Than Women’s
According to yesterday’s The Sunday Times, the so-called ‘laddish’ culture promoted by men’s magazines has spawned a new medical condition: ‘athletica nervosa’, or an obsession with exercise: New research shows that the magazines, whose titillating displays of female flesh were… Read More »Shock News: Mens Glossies Promote Metrosexuality