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PHOTOS: Isherwood, Ginsberg, Capote And Other Queer Literary Giants Acting All Sexy

Tennessee Williams in Provincetown

MORNING GOODS: It’s a thinking man’s Morning Goods today! We were inspired by Flavorwire’s feature on literary lions in various stages of undress (which was in turn inspired by the recent discovery of a shirtless Mark Twain pic) to create our own photo album offering some legendary gay writers in seductive poses.

(Above, Tennessee Williams in Provincetown. Below, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk)


By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 7, 2013
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    • Fidelio

      Is Peter’s fly open in slide #10? What a hottie.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 6:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Snapper59

      Christopher Rice is a literary giant? No. More accurately he is Anne Rice’s kid.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 8:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028

      Gore Vidal’s cheekbones were second to none. I love all these authors, but especially Jean Genet. I’m writing my Master’s thesis on him now. His writing is still hot

      Mar 7, 2013 at 11:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay

      Mr. Fight Club is gay? Who knew?

      Mar 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay

      Mark Twain (#8) was gay? I never knew that before, either.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam

      Some may be shirtless, but not necessarily sexy…Sorry. But t-shirted and butch, Chuck…WOOF!

      Mar 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phillip

      Damn, I couldn’t one token? I’m sure they’re some sexy shots of James Baldwin or Samuel R. Delaney out there. And thinking beyond my melanin enhanced circle, Yukio Mishima knew how to serve the sexy.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caliban

      That’s a good point, Philip. I can’t think of any “sexy” pics I’ve seen of James Baldwin (which isn’t a slight of his work), but there must be something of Samuel R. Delaney, and certainly of Mishima, a bodybuilder who loved to have his photo taken.

      Genet’s writing is still very erotic, and though I’m hit and miss with Palahniuk, yum. Other than his first book, which I liked, Christoper Rice is…. cute.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PornForPatric

      Thank you Phillip and Caliban for saying what I was thinking. There is a shot of James Baldwin from his younger days and he was surprisingly fit. Langston Hughes springs to mind, although his being gay is a subject of debate. Mishima, a 10 second search on Google Images will reveal any number of very sexy shots of him. E. Lynn Harris is another author I think should have been included.

      I’m a bit disappointed with Queerty right now.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      Palahniuk may technically be queer but I don’t think he qualifies as a “queer writer”.

      Mar 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BritAus

      Isn’t Bret Easton Ellis also a big bummer?

      Mar 14, 2013 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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