Johnny Depp's charcter Jack Sparrow is based on Rock Star Keith Richards, Not Jack McFarland, and the black stuff under the eyes was KHOL
I don't know why one magazine writter spoke of Bradd Pit as being a Metro. Why? Cause he's good looking and NOT ugly as hell? If you are an handsom man then THIS means you are a feme? Since when?
Ever wondered where the phrase "sheik" came from? Rudolph Valantino was the Bradd Pit of the 1920's. Any man who was popular with the ladies back then was called "sheik". But note his picture on the left. Look how much make-up he's wearing. As much as his girlfriend..if not more! But anyone call him feme? Maybe all the boyfriends of the women who were this guy's groupies!
Now I do not like The Fast & Farious movies..but I DO like Paul Walkers looks! There's nothing too feme here!
The following has quotes taken from an article from... Staying Well Healthy Sexuality Article By Richard Trubo Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD on Monday, July 28, 2003 WebMD Feature Metrosexuals.
"An emerging breed of man, the metrosexual, shows(1) his soft, sensitive, (2) feminine side." (3) "It's not not a gay man". "Judging by the popularity of the new TV program Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, many more once slovenly men want to join the ranks of this new breed of Renaissance man." " So what makes a metrosexual man? He's been defined as a (4) straight, sensitive, well-educated, urban dweller who is in touch with his (5)feminine side.
"He may have a standing appointment for a weekly manicure, and he probably has his hair cared for by a stylist rather than a barber. He loves to shop, he may wear jewelry, and his bathroom counter is most likely filled with male-targeted grooming products, including moisturizers (and perhaps even a little makeup). He may work on his physique at a fitness club (not a gym) and his appearance probably gets him lots of attention -- and he's delighted by every stare."
The under their next sub-heading, "Blurring Gender Lines", it contiunes saying this:
"In June when Euro RSCG Worldwide, a marketing communications agency based in New York City and more than 200 other cities. Researched and found that men ages 21 to 48 throughout the U.S. are chafing against the restrictions" of traditional male roles and who "do what they want, buy what they want, enjoy what they want - regardless of whether some people might consider these things (6) unmanly."
"The metrosexual male is more sensitive and in some ways (7) more effeminate than his father probably was, says Schuyler Brown, one of the architects of the study and associate director of strategic trendspotting and research at Euro RSCG Worldwide. Metrosexuals are willing to push traditional gender boundaries that define what's male and what's female, she adds,(8) but they never feel that they are anything but "real men."
(9)"Metrosexual men "are very secure in their sexuality," says Brown. "They're comfortable getting a facial or a pedicure. (10)It doesn't make them feel any less masculine or any less heterosexual.".." " They might devote an afternoon to choosing their ultrafashionable attire for the night. They may don an apron and prepare a mean and meatless pasta dish for friends."
"So what's prompting men to think outside the box of male stereotypes? They might be influenced by a new breed of male-oriented magazines such as FHM and Maxim, which are devoting an increasing number of their pages to fashion. These popular magazines are encouraging men to dress to the nines and fall into line with media images of men with washboard abs and bulging biceps."
(11)"Members of the homosexual community also appear to have influenced their straight brethren.(12) Even though metrosexual men are absolutely heterosexual, (13) the gay movement has helped society as a whole accept so-called effeminate characteristics and lifestyles." "As a society, we're more comfortable with homosexuality today," says Brown. "It's no longer taboo, it's portrayed on prime-time TV, and heterosexual men have become more comfortable with the gay culture."
"Examples of prominent metrosexual men: Brown points to (14) the flamboyant, makeup-wearing Johnny Depp ala Pirates of the Caribbean." "The list of metrosexual-style celebrities includes (15) Brad Pitt and British soccer star David Beckham (whose wife is Victoria Adams - a.k.a. Posh Spice) may be the quintessential metrosexual icon, sometimes attired in a sarong and embellishing his nails with colorful polish."
There are many key phrases in this article that contridicts itself. I have numbered these key phrases for you so you can see what I mean. Now How is it that these key phrarses:
(1)" his soft, (2) feminine side." "in touch with his (5)feminine side." (6) "unmanly." (7) "more effeminate" (11)"Members of the homosexual community also appear to have influenced their straight brethren." 13) "the gay movement has helped society as a whole accept so-called effeminate characteristics and lifestyles."
...Are thought to NOT contridict these:
(3) "It's not a gay man". (4) straight(8) but they never feel that they are anything but "real men." .."(9)"Metrosexual men "are very secure in their sexuality," says Brown. (10)It doesn't make them feel any less masculine or any less heterosexual."
Allow me to introduce myself. I am a 33-year-old straight female who has been a supporter of women's rights since about age 15. I have always been keenly aware that straight women confirming women's rights may be mistakenly tagged "gay", or "butch" for simply sticking up for women's rights, though many women, like me, do not fit such a discription. Long hair, wears lip stick, roxy surf girl shorts,ect.
I still defend women's rights, but now oddly I find myself filled with passion to fight a brand new wave of sexism..that's aimed at MEN. Long ago it was men who first invented and wore that classic American look of jeans and t-shirt. Then we girls did a little reshaping and made these classics fit us, and yet no one tagged us "butch" for so doing or claimed that by simpy wearing jeans or t-shirts that we women were "getting in tuch with our masculant sides."
For many years us women fought the famous quote that "women were the WEAKER sex," mainly because we did not simply think that they meant we did not have the men's upper body strenght..but we believed, that were saying we were emotional wusses, which if were true, we would not be the ones who raise the kids.
And though we straight women do want to be known for being strong, we want to affirm we are still 100% woman. As such, if we straight women don't like to be told we are "weak", then what makes the public think men like to be told they are "soft", or "effeminate", merely on the grounds that they happen to like to cook or wish to wear bronzer so they won't look all pale and washed out?
I don't follow the writter's line of reasoning here. Why it is that Brad Pitt should be discribed as a straight version of Jack McFarland on Will & Grace simply because he happens to be good looking? Or that Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow character on 'Pirates' is tagged a drag queen because he stagers like Keth Richards and wears Khol under his eyes? Johnny Depp explains this in Blunt Review saying and I quote:
"The kohl came from, you know how athletes where black here for reflection, I started thinking about the tribes of northern Africa, and the Berbers which they have been doing for thousands of years, using kohl under the eyes, which is medicinal in a way, and protects the eyes from sand and sun."
We've come to an age where it's no longer considered nice or cilvilized to do black face acts towards African Americans on stage or movies, or make fun of gays, or be sexist towards women...so instead now it IS ok to make fun of straight men?
If we don't stop making fun of the non-slob straight men this way we may cause them all to revolt the opposite direction and turn into fat, tabbaco spitting hillbillies and then even Queer Eye won't be able to make them over.