Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are Gay Men Obsessed With How We Look? And why?

I just saw a preview for a documentary that will be airing on Logo this weekend and I made sure to set my DVR to record it. The film is called "The Adonis Factor" and is directed by Christopher Hines. Check out the trailer:



 I am completely willing to admit that I am more than slightly obsessed with how I look. However, I feel that it is mostly due to the fact that I grew up obese and am now finally reaching the point where I am healthy and fit, and not embarrassed by my weight. So yes, I check myself out in the mirror constantly, to see how far I've come and what I have left to work on (are my standards for how far I need to go unrealistic and heavily influenced by this "Adonis Factor?") . And of course I care about how I dress, and how I look when I leave the house, but is that necessarily a "gay" thing? It seems like on the whole, the gay community puts more stock into looks and appearance. But why? I really hope this doc "makes good" and sheds some light on the topic.

Once I watch it I will have to do a little write up. I have a feeling it will tie in really well with my "pros and cons of living in WeHo" post.

Here is "The Adonis Factor" official site.

-FQ

2 comments:

Bernard said...

Hi,

I tought I should let you know that I talk about your blog on mine. I'm a nutritionist from Montreal and I started a blog, called Gay Nutrition. You inspired one of my last posts.

Here is the link.

http://gaynutrition.ca/2011/03/the-fat-queer/#comment-19

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