Wednesday, November 10, 2010

cute moot - w00t!

Christopher Poole is the 22-year-old founder of the infamous 4chan site.  I don't really have much to say about him except he sounds like a very intelligent and reasonable guy, and is also extremely cute, if you like skinny white boys - and I do!  More pix after the jump.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mick, Mick, Mick

Been busy lately but had to grab this photo of Mick and post it.  He was something else back in the day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Le Homme Nouveau

New York Magazine reports that British mannequin maker Roostein is pushing back against the Western world's increasing girth with Le Homme Nouveau, a new line of male mannequins with tiny, 27" waists.

A lot of bloggers are questioning whether this is a good idea, as ironically, as obesity increases, so, apparently, are bulimia and other eating disorders in both men and women.

I am, of course, of two minds in this regard.  A man with a 38" chest and 27" waist sounds pretty ideal to me, but I also hate the very notion of such a rarely-obtainable ideal being promoted, thus giving the fuller-figured cause for anxiety.  Of course, this very blog promotes that same ideal, but it's my taste, not "society's" in general.  It's complicated.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Adrien Brody

Following up on my post devoted to Wes Anderson, here's a gallery for Adrien Brody, one of the best actors around.  The Queens native (born April 14, 1973) starred in Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and has appeared in a wide variety of excellent films, from Polanski's The Pianist (2002), which made him the youngest Best Actor Oscar-winner in history, to King Kong (2005), Summer of Sam (1999, looking hot in a wifebeater) and The Thin Red Line (1998).  He will appear this summer in the sci-fi films Splice and Predators.

He's actually best-known for embarrassing himself somewhat by planting a big ol' smackeroo on Halle Berry at the Academy Awards.  Oh well, I know I would not have minded in Halle's place.  He also appeared, rocking a 70s style open collar, in a Diet Coke ad a few years back.

Brody's a photogenic one, with a long, angular face, great hair, wonderful intelligent eyes, and a dominant schnozz.  He is not that skinny, though I bet he was quite the beanpole in his youth.  He combines a tall, slim frame with quite a muscular build, and did I mention the man looks hot in a wifebeater?  See for yourself, after the jump.

Anderson - Baumbach

No, it's not the name of a white-shoe law firm on the Upper East Side, it's Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, Brooklyn's finest purveyors of soul-searching melancholy for the young and the hip.

Wesley Mortimer Wales "Wes" Anderson (born May 1, 1969) is a writer and director who was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tennenbaums (2001).  The Houston, TX native first made a splash with the films Bottle Rocket (1996) and Rushmore (1998), which introduced Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman, respectively.  He's known for his quirky art direction, man-boy characters, and mix-tape soundtracks.  His latest film, the stop-motion Fantastic Mister Fox (2009), was a hit with adult and kid audiences alike.

Noah Baumbach co-wrote Fantastic Mister Fox and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), both of which Anderson directed.  On his own, Baumbach (born September 3, 1969) made his film debut writing and directing Kicking and Screaming (1995) and is best known for the highly acclaimed divorce drama, The Squid and the Whale (2005).  His latest movie is Greenberg, with Ben Stiller.

I am including Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach on The Whole Skinny because they are both quite slim, and quite cute to me in that overly-intellectual, neurotic, artsy-boy kind of way.  Baumbach is more handsome, but Anderson cultivates a charming eccentricity that seems rather delightful.  They both have great hair, too.  Pix after the jump!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Public Service Announcement

Smoking's bad, mmkay?  But Michael Pitt is good.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Random Hotness

I don't know who this is, found him at random.  He's very hot though!

Got to be a musician of some kind, and my Spidey-senses are saying "Chelsea Hotel."

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Genderfuck of the Day

This handsome lad is Hannah Billie of The Gossip.  Hate when that happens.

Jared Kushner

Tall, handsome Jared Kushner (born January 10, 1981) parlayed his father's fortune into a mini-empire of his own, with real estate investments and the purchase of The New York Observer.  In 2009, he married Ivanka Trump.

Kushner's lanky build and boyish good looks would be charming even were here poor as a church mouse, but millions of dollars sure don't hurt.

More pix after the jump.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Nick Zinner

I don't really like the band The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but damn, if guitar player Nick Zinner (born December 8, 1974) isn't a cutie and a half!

The petite, pixie-ish musician is also quite an accomplished photographer, with three collections published.

Lots of nice pix after the jump.  Click the images for larger versions.

Friday, April 2, 2010

David Tennant

Today I'm dedicating time and space to David Tennant, the fabulously energetic and charming tenth Doctor Who.  Tennant (born April 18, 1971) is a Scottish actor who took over the role of the BBC's famous time traveler in 2005, and recently relinquished his post to newcomer Matt Smith, whose first episode airs tomorrow.

I'm a huge Doctor Who fan, and have been since I was a kid.  David Tennant is certainly the most handsome Doctor they've ever cast, with his boyish, angular face, big Bambi eyes, and tall, skinny "long streak of nothing" frame.  However, once the mantle of "The Doctor" is assumed, for me, the sexiness is lost somewhat.  It just seems wrong, somehow, to fancy the Doctor - but try telling that to Rose and Martha.  Sigh.

David's career goes way beyond Doctor Who, however.  He was recently acclaimed for his performance as Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and he has appeared in films such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (as the dastardly Barty Crouch, Jr.).  Other notable performances include Viva Blackpool and the lead role in the BBC's Casanova.

Anyway, after the jump you'll find a gallery of David Tennant pictures, as my way of saying farewell to his wonderful portrayal of the Doctor.  Thanks David, it's been a wild ride.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bret McKenzie

For April Fool's Day, I'm posting a gallery dedicated to Bret McKenzie, one half of the hilarious Flight of the Conchords (the cute half, in my view - sorry, Jermaine!).

FOC are New Zealand's very own guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo, and the stars of the brilliant HBO series of the same name, which followed a fictional version of the band as they try to make it big in New York City.  The show's mix of deadpan delivery, extreme silliness and genius musical numbers made it irresistible viewing.

Beardy Bret (born June 29, 1976) cultivates a quirky persona on the show - quiet, naive, even child-like, in a succession of jumpers and animal-themed t-shirts.  He's more romantically inclined than the more cynical (though no less clueless) Jermaine. Adding to his charms he's slim and lanky, with dark tousled hair and intriguing eyes, pouty lips and a neat beard accenting his geometric jawline.  Adorable.

Like the song says, "Bret, you got it goin' on!"  More photos after the jump.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Corey Haim (1971-2010)

Before the month is out, I should take the chance to say goodbye to a teenage crush of mine, actor and "Tiger Beat" pinup Corey Haim.  Corey was only 6 months older than me, and his baby face, slim build, crooked smile and cheeky good humor were super-adorable.  He was especially cute in The Lost Boys, lip-synching in the tub and flouncing around the pier in his outrageous late-80s getups.

Though he showed great talent in fare like Lucas, he soon descended into direct-to-video crap and drugged-out obscurity.  His 2006 reality show The Two Coreys (with old compatriot Corey Feldman) was a parade of sadness, but he seemed to be poised for a comeback with an appearance in last year's Crank 2.  Sadly, he passed away of as-yet-undisclosed natural causes on March 10.

A full Corey gallery after the jump; as always, click the pix for a larger version.

Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan (1927-1996) was a jazz saxophonist and composer who is known as one of the greatest sax men in history, and a huge part of the "cool jazz" scene of the 1950s - indeed, he plays with and wrote for Miles Davis on the famous Birth of the Cool album from 1950.

He was well known as an arranger, and played the clarinet and piano as well as mastering the baritone sax, and worked with such greats as Stan Kenton, Chet Baker, Billie Holliday, Count Basie, and many more.

He was also something of a cutie, a 1950s hip-to-be-square beanpole wrangling a gnarled brass bari sax that looks about four sizes too big for him!

Here are a couple of links to performances by Gerry Mulligan on YouTube.  First up, a live performance of his composition "Walking Shoes," which displays a swinging contrapuntal style, and "The Shadow of Your Smile," set to a variety of photos of the jazz great.

(Photo hijacked from the uber-stylish blog Nerd Boyfriend.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel (born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor I first saw in Judd Apatow's sadly short-lived college show, Undeclared.  His performance as the shy, gawky romantic Steven Karp was instantly endearing, and I've enjoyed watching him ever since. 

He's appeared as some type of adorable spaz in films such as Knocked Up, Tropic Thunder, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Million Dollar Baby and Fanboys.  He  also stars in the current She's Out of My League and the upcoming The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Personally I think Jay's one of the cutest guys out there, so here's a full gallery, after the jump!

Ben Whishaw

Ben Whishaw (born October 14, 1980) is one of the UK's most intriguing new talents.  He's got a guarded, elusive screen presence which does not detract from his general air of intensity. And, most germane to The Whole Skinny, he's a tall, lanky, very handsome guy.

He made a splash at the Old Vic as the youngest Hamlet ever (by which we mean, the actual age of the character!) in a production directed by Trevor Nunn.  Since then, he's appeared in films such as Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Brideshead Revisited, Layer Cake, Bright Star and as one of several Bob Dylans in I'm Not There.

Whishaw is currently appearing in the play The Pride, with Hugh Dancy.  There has been some media speculation about his sexuality, with conflicting stories painting  him as either gay or straight.  But sexual orientation is not what concerns us here at The Whole Skinny.  What matters in Whishaw's case is his talent, personality, and brooding good looks, all of which he has in spades.  A full gallery of photos, after the jump...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome to The Whole Skinny

Hello, welcome to this new blog, which will hopefully satisfy a niche we don't really see much of on the web.

In opposition to the buff, athletic male model types we see idealized everywhere, I love really slim, slender guys. I could talk about the zen simplicity of their forms, the purity of line and angle, the elegance of carriage or the endearing gawkiness of a really lanky lad. But instead I'll just say I think they're hot, and there aren't any good sites I can find dedicated to celebrating their beauty, so here ya go.

A lot of these posts are going to be dedicated to various movie stars and suchlike media faces. Most of the content here will be shamelessly snatched from the net, but I will post some of my own photography, as well.  Not every guy will be totally skinny; any handsome fellow who seems worth posting will be included.  But for the most part, I'm going to focus on the skinny, lanky types I love so well.

I'll inaugurate the blog with a picture I took of one of my favorite people. Here's the wonderful Michael J, a really nice, talented guy, and a gorgeous man. He's posing in front of the JFG Coffee sign on Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. The tag line was, I thought, amusingly innuendo-laden.