10 November 2009

Soap Studs

*TRIGGER ALERT*

WARNING TO PRESSURE-COOKER GAYS AND SEX ADDICTS: Read no further if you are prone to give in to uncontrollably lusty thoughts or compulsive behaviors upon seeing attractive physiques in acrobatic splendor. Although, if you do fit into that category, it's probably too late, the curiosity is killing you, and you are already unable to click away, and I therefore have your porn binge and/or Craig's List cruising on my head now. Thanks a lot.


What kind of sorry excuse for entertainment is this show someone posted on Facebook last night? I mean, a bunch of ripped, shirtless, wet young guys acrobatically contorting and climbing on each other in homoerotic ways under the guise of theater? Psh. I'm going to view it again while shaking my head disapprovingly to show my disdain for such flaunting of fleshy feats.

It's a darn good thing we don't have such a show in, say, Salt Lake. If we did, we'd probably have sacrament meeting talks about not attending. And you'd have that awkward single dude in your ward trying to organize a young men's outing to go see it. "Soft male" husbands in buttoned-up cardigans and neatly combed hair telling their wives they've heard it's "an impressive show of acrobatic skills" as their wives skeptically shake their heads with furled brows and refuse to go, not knowing quite why they so vaguely but sharply fear their husbands seeing it. No, it would rock the boat too much.

OK, upon second viewing, I have decided it is "pretty cool" (read "I've had time to quell and cover for my self-loathing fear of finding it dang hot in parts and talked myself into seeing it as quality entertainment based purely upon its artistic and athletic merits, the lack of clothing being a practical need and incidental to the greater production"). If it's still running the next time I'm in Berlin (read "the first time"), I don't think I can pass up a show that combines so many of my favorite things: acrobatics, theater, gymnastics, baths, wetness, and...Germans. *cough*

For those of you who are in the category I described at the beginning of this post and are feeling triggered: quick, sing a hymn and picture the temple and hope it doesn't backfire by sexualizing the hymn and making you think of hot guys the next time to see the temple. ...I've always wondered if that happens to some.


16 comments:

Sean said...

It seems that no matter how hard I try LDS hymns never make the dirty things go away in my head. They just seem to get dirtier.

Jey Walker Gladstone said...

This is amazing!

Ned said...

I probably use our bath tub about twice a year, usually preferring to shower. But I may run some water into the tub tonight thanks to this vid. :)

blj1224 said...

There's a lot of strength and amazing feats and much water, but no erotica . . . not even the bare bottom. So what's the problem?

Gay LDS Actor said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

MNJ said...

um...u-hu...how firm a foundation...DANG IT!

Quinn said...

SO WEIRD! but cool.

Jack-Jack said...

Umm...I just frosted a wet one.

El Genio said...

Too risque for me.

Rob said...

I agree with blj11224, no erotica here. Just amazing physicality, gymnastics, creative staging, and honest admiration for God's supreme creation. It wasn't arousing, it was beautiful.

Scott said...

Unfortunately, in the climate of sexual repression that exists in the church (and, to be fair, in American culture in general) many people equate exposed skin with eroticism.

I'm with blj1224 and Alan. I think this was beautiful--a superb demonstration of skill and strength by young men (and women) whose bodies are fit and nicely proportioned, but not something that turns my mind to places it oughtn't go.

marriedtoamoho said...

Crap. Husband already got to it. Thanks. Alot.

Sean said...

i'm a big fan of modern interpretive dance and this group is certainly falls into the category. I would have enjoyed more towel work, however, it was all..... thrilling. nonetheless.
:D

my only concern was that inherit dangers that come with dancing with bathtubs. did you know that most accidents in the home happen in the bathroom? LOL
however, i'm sure with their physicality such injuries are...rare. however delightful to watch.
aka: loyalist

A Gay Mormon Boy said...

This looks amazing. It's a wet version of Zoomanity.

Robert said...

The hymn backfired and I thought of cute guys at the temple because there's always a few there at any given time. Hahaha...love the video...for its artistic and athletic merits, of course. ;)

Ned said...

Oh, come on now, Jack-Jack, some of us don't have your pre-existing knowledge of slang. Just what does "frosted a wet one" mean?