PHOTOS: Hot Gay Clowns Make Us Forget Our Biggest Childhood Fears

Clowns. They were the object of so many of our childhood nightmares. The psychotically animated faces. The big red noses. The costumes. There’s a lot to be afraid of.

Los Angeles-based photographer Dusti Cunningham offers a new perspective on clowns that we totally dig. He strips away the creepy factor (almost) and portrays them as seductive circus beings ready to pounce. They’re still freaky, but in a completely different way.

Check out more of Dusti’s NSFW photos on his website and Tumblr page.

Scroll down to see hot gay clowns that just might have you reconsidering your greatest fears.

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  • calista

    Agree to disagree on this one. Being hot just makes clowns creepier!

  • Desert Boy

    Are you fucking kidding me? Nothing remotely hot about these gay clown. This is the stuff of nightmares.

  • Sweet Boy

    Just what I need…creepy S&M clowns…not !

  • PhillyJim

    Good grief – this is grotesque. What is this? Next week it’ll be “hot officers of the Third Reich” or “sexy gay cadavers” or something.

  • Mdterp01

    Nope…still scared. Poltergeist scarred me for life when it came to clowns, and then Stephen King’s “It” further reinforced it.

  • kateya

    some people are being too hard on this. its cute,and with some of the ridiculous things out there being muses in the fashion and art world what makes this so out of the question to so many

  • davincibarnette

    I don’t even have words for how silly this is. So because a hot body is attacked, it should be hot? Sorry, it’s foolishly ridiculous. I hope the models were paid well.

  • Winter79

    Sorry, this just makes me think of John Gacy. Big no.

  • eliy

    Love. Love. Love it. Dusti’s brilliant. What better way to work through a lingering unnecessary childhood fear – fuck a hot clown!

  • smicksmack

    No. Send out the clowns.

  • Tracy Pope

    Its’ not Killer Klowns From Outerspace but… uh… nope. Still creepy.

  • shadrock

    Not sure what planet Queerty is on, but on Earth, none of these clowns comes remotely close to hot. Thanks for the nightmares!

  • NateB79

    Sweet Mother of Pearl, they’re creepier without clothes on. I know some will like it, but clown makeup on an otherwise hot guy is still disturbing.

  • philipj999

    I am relieved to find out it is not just me. There is no such thing as a hot clown. I find them totally creepy. I have explained to people that I am not afraid if them, they are just creepy. I would like to note though, that “It” did not help much.

  • hotshot70

    not sexy, creepy. It’s like a bunch of pedophiles asking kids to come to their van…

  • Alaska_Dude

    Still creepy. Especially the ones in taffeta and those leather-juggalo guys. Yikes!

  • Cousin Dan

    Being raped by a clown just got a little hotter!

  • Technogypsy

    Where are the HOT clowns at all I saw was bears BDSM and twink..

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  • LeatherboyJon


    Hot clowns!

    Dusti Cunningham is an amazing, creative photog. Nice to see someone doing something that hasn’t been done to death.

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