Wednesday, 3 June 2015

USA Today: Tallywackers

I’m not saying that women aren’t into scoping out attractive gentlemen or that they won’t be patronizing a place to ogle the really sexy staff members, but it just brings me back to the Magic Mike screenings. While women are happy to go with the girls every once in awhile or for a bachelorette party, for gay men objectifying the flesh of other men is par for the course. We’re marketed to in a million different ways using the six-packs and broad chests of impossibly constructed Adonises. You can’t get a safe sex pamphlet or a bottle of lube without looking at some jacked torso or another. Scantily clad men shake their money makers for dollars in gay bars coast to coast, taunting us with what we desire the most and what many hope to become (maybe because of all this marketing).

For women, going to a restaurant for a side of beefcake is a lark; for gay men it is a lifestyle. They’re more likely to go on a regular basis, spend more money, and keep coming back to sit at their favorite waiter’s table. (Yes, Tallywackers lets you select which of their eligible bachelors will be taking care of you). While the media and the restaurant like to pretend that this establishment mostly caters to heterosexual desires because they are safe and understood by a majority of the population, let’s none of us forget that it’s gay men that are going to be the ones keeping this place afloat long after all the bachelorette parties have moved on to Captain Ding-Dong’s Penis Palace.

An amusing piece on the Texan male titty bar, Tallywackers, by Brian Moylan on Guardian Cif.

Quite why this local folly is getting so much coverage globally is, quite frankly, beyond me.

But maybe you get more traffic if you post about the D and 'hot shirtless dudes'?

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