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Henry Cavill's hairy chest

It’s Time to Discuss Superman’s Hairy Chest By Kyle Buchanan and Lindsey Weber

KYLE: Lindsey! I have brought you here today — at an undisclosed location at the corner of Academia Street and Wolf Whistle Avenue — to discuss perhaps the most important development yet in this year’s summer movie season. I am speaking, of course, about Superman’s hairy chest in Man of Steel. LINDSEY: Oh, man, I am so glad you brought this up. I am NOT the type of girl who goes for the big, brawny types, I swear, but there was something about this particular Superman that left me practically breathless. And after plenty of Google Image searching, I’ve realize that it’s alllllll because of his hairy chest. What is it about Henry Cavill’s SuperChest that gets us going? KYLE: I think some of that must be because it’s such an anomaly. Beefcake shots are nothing new for this genre, but when Thor doffs his shirt, his pecs are as round and smooth as two stones from the souvenir shop. Even when Captain America cast Chris Evans — an actor who’s normally very hairy — his transformation into a superhero came with an obligatory chest wax. (Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is the rare exception.) That’s why it’s so surprising when, in Henry Cavill’s second Man of Steel scene, he strides confidently toward the camera in a hairy-chested glamour shot so over-the-top hot that flames are literally coming off his unshaven body. LINDSEY: Right? It was totally refreshing to see that hairy chest! For me, when the film opened and he was on that fishing boat wearing a wool cap and full beard, I was immediately into it. We associate Superman with being this super-cheesy beefcake with sculpted hair and a butt chin, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this “alt” Clark Kent. KYLE: With that beard and that flannel and that Crossfit-jacked hairy chest, I expected Superman to eschew his usual secret identity at the Daily Planet and start a new life as Portland’s hottest artisanal-beer brewer. LINDSEY: Well, he does work as a bar back! So many "hot" jobs in that movie. I was almost disappointed when he put on the Superman suit. KYLE: Although it’s worth noting that even when he has the super suit on, there’s still plenty of chest hair tufting up above his collar. I wonder how the toy-makers are gonna handle that. LINDSEY: That is true. I really do hope the young men of America follow suit. I guess the question everyone’s asking, though, is about that beard. If his hair is indeed invincible, how does he shave? But it doesn’t really matter, because in my opinion, he should never shave. Anything. KYLE: Yeah, it’s funny that the film’s most visible promotional partner is Gilette, since this is a Superman who’s not much for man-scaping. There’s something old-fashioned about Superman’s hairy chest, I think, and that’s appropriate, since Superman is a famously old-fashioned superhero. It reminds me of Don Draper on Mad Men: Would we really think of Don as the paragon of retro manliness if Jon Hamm showed up for each shirtless scene with a fussy shaved chest? LINDSEY: Ugh, no thank you. I was just about to complain about how “unrealistic” a shaved chest is, but then realized that I’m talking about a dude who can fly. Nevertheless, I want my modern-day hero with a chest full of hair. I hope Cavill sets a precedent for future leading men (and their wardrobe stylists!) to keep natural body hair fully intact. I also vote for more shirtless scenes in general, but that’s another conversation we can have another time. KYLE: Let’s just hope Hollywood lets Cavill himself stay hirsute, since in his last big credit, Immortals, he was as smooth as a 300 warrior with alopecia. (He's even a little bit trimmed on this month's cover of Details.) Let Henry be Henry! Jake Gyllenhaal needs some hairy-chested company out there.

by Anonymousreply 2201/01/2014

Ugh. Henry Cavill is so damned sexxxy. That hairy chest of his is such a fucking turn on, especially peeking out from under his Superman suit.

If only he'd do gay porn. Especially with Tom Welling and Stephen Amell.

And then I want him in me to the hilt. Forever.

by Anonymousreply 106/20/2013

Naturally smooth chests are what's in, get a fucking clue, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 206/20/2013

This thread is better with pictures.

by Anonymousreply 306/20/2013

Tom Welling has hair on his chest too but always waxed because he was playing ten or more years younger.

by Anonymousreply 406/20/2013

The hair on his chest makes him perfect. Don't shave it! Some of us prefer a real man to some Bieber-looking plucked chicken.

by Anonymousreply 506/20/2013

Yeah, R4. Because no one gets chest hair until they're 35.

by Anonymousreply 606/20/2013

More hairy Henry

by Anonymousreply 706/20/2013

Dirty, grubby, hairy Henry

by Anonymousreply 806/20/2013

Damn, all that and a big ass! Yowza!

by Anonymousreply 906/20/2013

What else can you picture dribbling down Henry's hairy chest?

by Anonymousreply 1006/20/2013

I'm 60 and have always (since even before I knew I was gay) had a fascination with hairy chests. I guess it's a fetish, although I've never used it as a criterion for choosing sex partners.

But since as far back as I can remember, I was always curious as to whether TV and movie stars had hairy chests. So, as a long-time "student" of pectoral hirsuteness, I'm intrigued by certain developments. First of all, I always perceived, until recently, that most English (although not necessarily Scots or Irish) were generally fairly hairless. This seems to have changed in recent years.

And it also seems like, with more intermarriage between the generally less hairy races (American Indians, Latinos with a lot of Indian blood, blacks, east Asians) and whites, that Americans are becoming LESS hairy. Thoughts? Perceptions? Observations?

by Anonymousreply 1106/20/2013

Lucky. Bloody. Bitch.

by Anonymousreply 1206/20/2013

Best post of the thread, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1306/20/2013

[quote]If only he'd do gay porn.

Your fantasies of him involve not actually having sex with him, but instead watching him doing porn???

You seriously need to get a life.

by Anonymousreply 1406/20/2013

omg!

by Anonymousreply 1506/20/2013

R15, you probably meant to post that link in a different thread.

by Anonymousreply 1606/20/2013

No one has started a thread on the shade James Franco has thrown at Henry?

by Anonymousreply 1706/20/2013

lol...yes, i did try to start an Aaron Hernandez is under investigation thread...my bad

by Anonymousreply 1806/20/2013

Henry Cavill didn't like James Franco being a pretentious asshole who takes himself too seriously?

Hell Cavill should be thanking Franco for saying that, that's one of the most interesting things I heard about him considering he is normally a guy that comes across as a gorgeous boring block of wood.

I think it must have something to do with being closeted. Many closeted celebrities seem stiff and boring in their public image because they aren't really comfortable being themselves while they are trying so hard to hide their sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 1906/20/2013

Cavill's chest is a thing of wonder... some serious gym work and god knows what sort of supplements cocktail.

When I was growing up I always had a fascination with hairy chests; of course, I'm not a hairy man as an adult (boo, gene pool, boo!).

From my youth there was Lee Majors, Tom Selleck, Robert Urich, Lee Horsley, and Gil Gerard to name just a few.

Keep those pecs furry guys (and if you're lucky enough to have a treasure trail, leave ot as well!), it's a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 2006/20/2013

Imaging standing at urinal next to Henry Cavill. Imagine Henry turning to give you *this* look. What do you do next?

by Anonymousreply 2106/20/2013

d

by Anonymousreply 2201/01/2014
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