The first two guys have barely appeared in the show. I had no idea how big a profile any of these people would have when I made the list!
I think Kit Harington would probably go up a couple of places if I were doing the list now. He’s really ridiculously dreamy. Richard Madden hasn’t had anywhere near as much chance to shine.
Like everyone else on this show, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does not benefit from a bad dye job.]]>
Still, I didn’t know who the hell the first 2 characters on your list were and so had to look them up.
Harry Lloyd, while probably a perfectly nice guy, plays such a repellant eel, that your glowing review of him seems almost comical (although he does play it well, so point Wheeler I guess.)
I think Kit Harrington outfoxes Richard Madden in the actual show, a little scruff and curling black locks do a lot for the guy, but maybe I’m looking for something different than you are.
I don’t know what Nicolai Coster-Waldau’s been in before but I can’t take him seriously. He looks so much like Dennis Leary Lite, that it’s comical and distracting whenever he’s on screen. Also his name is Jaime. I’ll take Renly over Jaime any day.
One thing I think we can agree on though, Dinklage kills it. A little peroxide in no way diminishes the man’s charms.
However, I agree with the main thrust of this article - I can’t help but think that the people who say male and female comic characters are equally sexualised just have no clue what a sexualised man actually looks like.]]>
I absolutely agree that submissive does not necessarily equal feminine. I never said otherwise. In fact, I would strike the ‘necessarily’ from your statement. Submissive does not equal feminine.]]>
Beefcake is not submissive. Even when the guy is beaten, bruised, or tied to a chair, he should be confident and defiant.
Beefcake guys may offer a knowing sneer or a glowing smile, but they do not offer themselves up the way cheesecake girls do. Rather, they present themselves. That’s a subtle but important difference. They are still there to be looked at, but they’re not there to be taken.
I think there absolutely is room for these elements, even in the most traditional beefcake art. There’s room for a lot of fantasies in beefcake, including those of us who enjoy a little male submissiveness in our mindless titillation.
(Also, “submissive” does not necessarily equal “feminine.”)]]>
I’d also throw Sandy Ryerson (Stephen Toblowsky’s character) in there as Neutral Evil, and bump Santana up to Chaotic Neutral with Puck. In fact, I think a good chunk of the teen cast could qualify as Chaotic Neutral, which is probably why I think Glee feels (or used to feel) emotionally authentic despite being absolutely unrealistic.]]>