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Porn Blog Too X-Rated to Cover Broadway’s Annual Skinfest Broadway Bares

Broadway Bares, the annual event from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, collects a couple hundred of theater’s beautiful people inside Roseland Ballroom and has them strip to choreographed routines. Most of the participants end up in Speedos and jockstraps; some of them wind up fully naked (with carefully placed digits covering the necessaries). You would think it would be the perfect event for a blog dedicated to man skin to cover.

You’d be wrong.

The website Dude Tube Online, which pretty much defines “NSFW” by collecting gay porn clips from around the web, was asked by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS to take down its coverage of last month’s Broadway Bares.

“It is the site,” said the rep to Dude Tube (link possibly NSFW). Except “later in our exchange,” writes the blog, “the representative flopped and said the posted photos were the real issue, saying he was concerned about the impact on the career of the dancers. Is having identical pictures posted on a Broadway website and Dudetube a career killer? [Ed: The same photos appeared on BroadwayWorld.com.] Are you readers not savvy enough to understand the context under which the photos were taken? By the way, I did not identify any of the performers in the photos (unlike the majority of “mainstream” websites). I’m upset that an organization would actively promote an event based on sexuality, and then become outraged when a sexual website reports on it. The representative told me that Broadway Bares ‘is sexy but clever.’”

They’re right. Any organization that can make AIDS sexy is clever.

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11 Comments

  • Mo

    Broadway Cares wants to have their cake and eat it too. One one hand, I understand if the event becomes “too big” it might be harder to recruit dancers willing to show skin. On the other hand how many sexy OFF-Broadway dancers are there in New York?! For every guy that makes it into the show there are likely 20 just as attractive but not as lucky boys who would love the “exposure” so to speak of appearing on any form of stage. When you decide to be in a Broadway Bares production you already know what you are getting into right? Those pictures will be around forever no matter who posts them. The picture of Matthew Morrison in his Rubber-Ducky underoo’s has been all over since he blew up and it hasn’t hurt his career that I have noticed. BB could do SO MUCH MORE for the community if they opened this event up to more people and stopped teasing us with it. Put out a DVD for $50 and make millions more for the cause!!! I’ve seen only 1 Broadway Bares DVD which I had to buy off of eBay. I doubt any of my funds went to helping fight AIDS. I’ve heard Broadway Beat doesn’t want to deal with the issues and logistics of putting the show out to a wide audience, so having your pics splashed all over the web shouldn’t surprise the organization. Having said that, I am glad a show like this exists and they deserve credit for all that they do. Just don’t act like you are “above it all”.

  • alan brickman

    hawt is hawt.. don’t be so embarressed….

  • alan brickman

    straight guys do this all the time….don’t demonize them please….maybe equal rights would happen faster if chronically unhappy gays got this…

  • Pip

    Why don’t the performers go full monty? This kind of stripping is so antiquated. If you’re going to exhibit your body, you should really be going all the way with it.

  • Jack E. Jett

    these dancers are beautiful and should understand that a great looking body is a fleeting thing.

    show it the fuck off until no one wants to see it any longer.

    it won’t be long.

  • Mark

    Damn, who’s that bell boy?

  • Endless Men

    upload the video pls ;)

  • peteNsfo

    I just visited the dudetube site…

    c’mon… you’re kidding me if you thought Broadway would EVER want to be associated with that site. All portrayals of sexuality are NOT created equal. Broadway cares is more like racy-burlesque than it is about takin’ it up the ass in a prison or multiple cum shots.

    Calm down already. Broadway is BIG business and their business is NOT porn.

    duh.

  • George

    @Mark: Thats Charlie Williams, iamcharliewilliams.com

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