You first learned Beau Breedlove’s name when it came out that Portland’s gay mayor Sam Adams had a relationship with the is-he-17-or-18-years-old Breedlove. Now everyone will know the kid’s name — because he’s signed on to do a nude magazine photoshoot with Unzipped.
With barely a budget, we can’t imagine Unzipped is paying Breedlove that much cash for the photo shoot. (The magazine did, after all, get tossed aside by owner Regent Entertainment when that company merged with PlanetOut, but is still owned by media gay Paul Colichman and partner Stephen Jarchow, according to XBiz.)
But add on a flight and hotel stay in L.A., and he might be earning ones of thousands of dollars! “He came to L.A. to prove that the Portland scandal does not define his sexuality. The photos portray the real Beau–a confident and extremely handsome young man who is openly sensual, openly sexual, and has nothing to hide,” an Unzipped editor told The Advocate.
Lest you immediately jump to skepticism, consider this: Breedlove is the new Ashley Dupre (minus the hooker part), capitalizing on his unsolicited fame for cold hard cash. One more step for gay kind toward the mainstream!
@ConservativeRepublican: I’ll co-sign you on that one. He’s kinda goofy looking, and he’s one of those people who cannot pull off a decent-looking five o’clock shadow.
As far as him posing nude…who cares?
As far as him having that fling with Adams…who cares?
As far as anything to do with this story…who cares?
@Bob: He’s hardly a pedophile, as that means someone who is attracted to pre-pubescent children, not fully-developed near adults. Do you honestly believe at the age of seventeen (or eighteen) that Breedlove qualified as pre-pubescent. You’re talking about a possible ephebophile here, but I honestly think that term is ridiculous when you’re talking about someone who’s that close to eighteen anyway. The only actual moral quandary in this case is abuse of authority.
@Bob: I hardly think responding to two posts qualifies as responding to all the posts. And if you really consider a seventeen-year-old to be a child, you’re ignorant.
If he qualifies as pudgy, I imagine I must be grotesquely obese. No wonder I’m single. I’m hideous. Guess I’ll go kill myself now.
@ConservativeRepublican: I’ll give you that point. I just happen to think that the perpetuation of negative body image in the gay community largely stems from our tendency to nitpick the most minor of flaws as if they are a reflection of an individual’s overall worth as a human being. Not to mention that there are those of us who think a “ripped” physique is actually a little grotesque, if you really inspect it. I actually like his build, myself, but I can’t get past the screwy face he’s making in the pic. Maybe he’s more attractive than the pic makes him out to be. I don’t know, because I really haven’t paid any attention to this story at all.
Besides that, it’s not like I intend to purchase the magazine anyway. If I don’t care who he is, why would I care what he looks like naked?
@Charles J. Mueller: ;) Thanks for the kind words, my friend. It’s always nice to be appreciated.
@Jersey: I apparently overlooked your comments. I apologize for not paying closer attention. I’m not sure where I got the idea that he worked under Adams in some capacity, but if I was mistaken, then I was mistaken. All these sex scandals can confuse a fellow pretty easily. That being said, if it wasn’t that sort of a situation, then the only problem I can see with it is that in Oregon the age of consent is 18. Not saying I agree with that necessarily, but the law’s the law, and Adams was a public official.
Not like I’m hysterical over all this. I’m hardly crapping my pants in horror. Of course, I live in Ohio, so it doesn’t matter all that much to me anyway what some mayor in Oregon does in his spare time.
@ConservativeRepublican: I can understand where you’re coming from as far as the nitpicking issue. What we must bear in mind, though, is that this fellow isn’t a model or a porn star. He’s a semi-famous person who’s extending his fifteen minutes by taking advantage of a probably quite lucrative offer. You can call him a model after his next shoot, perhaps. Right now, I wouldn’t call it a job. Until then, he’s just your average semi-famous homo with a deal for a photo shoot.
And to clarify, my main issue wasn’t with the nitpicking itself, but with the ridiculous nature of the criticisms coming from the waste of molecules above.