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Revenge of the Killer Gay Calendars

If you’re a gay publication, there are two guarantees in life: One is that you will spend most of May trying to come up with some clever spin on the Gay Pride story, and the second is that, come December, you will do a feature on gay calendars. We don’t know what it is, but it’s like clockwork.

Do you have a calendar at home? Many we know do. In fact, we’re always excited whenever we go over to someone’s house to, um, visit, and see a calendar with a hunky guy posted proudly in the kitchen. Our roommate had one in college and the day we moved in, we went in for a closer inspection of the guy and noticed on the calendar proper that Friday’s box was printed “Stop Doing Drugs”, but Saturday was listed simply as “Roxy”. True story!

Gay calendars are the sort of porn you can give your friends without looking like a pervert and, thus, a perfect and always much appreciated Christmas present. Here are the best of 2009:

Dieux de Stade

How many calendars also have their own making-of DVD? One. Meaning “Gods of the Stadium”, Dieux is the undisputed king of the arty male erotic calendar. Featuring players from the French rugby team Stade Français, as well as other Euro athletes, the calendar is tasteful, muscly and about as butch as a calendar full of naked dudes can be.

Who it’s for: A pretty safe everyman pick. The biggest problem with getting someone a Dieux de Stade album is that they probably own it already.

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Rentboy

If you’re going to have a gay calendar, you might as well make it trashy. That’s the philosophy behind the Rentboy calendar, which features 12 months of trade in glorious, glossy color. The upshot is that the calendar is also a catalog!

Who it’s for: Johns and folks who appreciate the sleazier side of life.

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Provocateur: 2009 Bedtime Stories

The makers of a variety of gay calendars, our favorite is the sort of goofy-cute “Bedtime Stories”, which features a bunch of cute naked guys roaming around in sheets. It’s promise that “You’d think you were dreaming as each striking image after the next captures the moments you wish could last forever” may be one cliche in a row too many, but hey, the guys are cute.

Who it’s for: We’re thinking romantics who want to get laid but always wake up in the morning thinking maybe this guy could be the love of their life. In short, your Queerty editor.

Get it.

 

Provocateur: Women 2009

It’s actually really easy for lesbians to find calendars of hot naked chicks, but finding an honest-to-goodness Sapphic calendar is a bit tricky. Fortunately, Provocateur offers up plenty of lovely black and white photos of the ladies who munch.

Who it’s for: We’re betting you can figure this one out on your own.
Get it.

 

Magnifique

Ever dreamed of being on a tropical island with really hot guys who feed you plantains and entice you to skinny dip in verdant pools beside tranquil waterfalls. We actually did this for a whole year in 2003, but after one of our pals was bit by a shark and the nearby druglords threatened to kill us, the whole idea lost its charm. Oh wait– that’s the plot of The Beach. Nevermind.
Who it’s for: Escapists, Lost fans, Clevelanders.

Get it.

 

New York City Firefighters

Have some eye candy and donate to a good cause with the NYFD’s annual calendar. Not only are the guys hot, they are actual real life heroes who save the lives of people every day. If that’s not a turn-on, I don’t know what is.

Who it’s for: New Yorkers, patriots, your straight female co-worker.

Get it.

 

Colt Hairy Chested

There are plenty of calendars catering to bears and the men who love them, but our favorite is Colt’s Hairy Chested Calendar. It comes with a free poster and lots of hairy-as-advertised chests. This may seem pretty surprising, but the design aesthetic of the Colt calendars is by far the most sophisticated you can find from any porn producer, which is probably not something bears worry about, but will appreciate.

Who it’s for: Morning Goods Monkeys

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Playgirl

Playgirl may be dead as a print publication, a victim of the economic end times, but at least, for the moment, its calendar lives on. Given a choice of calendars, Playgirl seems like a pretty uninventive one, but it has brand recognition and perhaps a touch of ironic cachet as well as the requisite hot guys.
Who it’s for: Your mother.

Get it.

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Dec 23, 2008
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  • 11 Comments
    • Woof
      Woof

      Ugh Dieux de Stade just keeps getting hotter and hotter!

      Dec 23, 2008 at 8:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      Given the state of things since Andrew left, I was sure there would be no calendar for us here, so I’m happy to be proved wrong. That cover picture alone was worth coming here this morning. Thanks :)

      Dec 23, 2008 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      I thought they canned the whole NYFD calendar thing after that guy from last year was found doing a guys gone wild video. He had a big dick as I recall.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Hauslaib
      David Hauslaib · Queerty Editor

      @ChicagoJimmy: I thought they canned it to, and yet the 2009 version is, sure enough, available on Amazon.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      @ChicagoJimmy: Sounds like smart advertising.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted C.
      Ted C.

      It’s “Dieux du Stade”, not “Dieux de Stade”.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 4:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert
      Robert

      Erm, hope you don’t mind me mentioning GODS OF FOOTBALL 2009 from Australia. 24 Naked Aussie footballers photographed by Pedro Virgil. Available on Amazon.com Click my name (Robert) for the blog with pics and more info. Full disclosure: I am the North American distributor for the calendar and upcoming DVD. Thx.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert
      Robert

      Here’s an image from GODS OF FOOTBALL CALENDAR 2009. David Williams of the Manly Sea Eagles. The calendar raises awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation, breast health advocates.[img]http://www.yesweareinc.com/davidwms-shower.jpg[/img]

      Dec 23, 2008 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TBSJR
      TBSJR

      Gods of Football is the hotest calendar out there.

      Dec 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rcloy
      rcloy

      Gods of Football cover man nick youngquest n david williams is freakin hot!

      Dec 24, 2008 at 2:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ScottsEver29
      ScottsEver29

      Yes DEFINITELY the Colt calendars are ALWAYS HOT especially the hairy men ones…in fact any of the hairy men calendars are, not just the Colt calendars…Delicious!!!

      Jan 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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