'These days, where there was once a gum-smacking blonde, there’s now a hollow-headed dude. A hollow-headed dude with distinctly un-hollow pecs that look like they get buffed and detailed more regularly than a showroom Lamborghini.'
In addition to being a reason to post images of Gus Kenworthy's amazingly ample ass, this post serves as the entry way into my deep dive into television's hottest himbos. This past season, Gus played the ultra hot, but not especially swift, Chet Clancy on American Horror Story 1984. Chet is the most recent in a long line of pectorally potent, but intellectually stunted, TV hotties. Check out some of my list of favorites on PAGE 2 HERE: & HERE:
'The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.'
Whenever I describe FH, I usually end up using the phrase the male form. FH is filled with images of hot models, actors, musicians and other men in the media. Although the focus is form, I am rarely attracted images of just beautiful bodies. The world, at least the media world and the world on-line, is full of beautiful bodies, but most of them, I scroll past without stopping to pay attention.
When I stop, it's not always to see more, but to learn more. Whether it be in front of, or behind the camera, the men that I choose to showcase, have something beyond the exterior that ignites a spark in me to get in contact. With art and imagery, it's usually the feeling or emotion they provoke in me. It's the talent of the artist, and the emotion or personality traits the model is expressing.
There are many things a penis can provoke, but body parts on their own, aren't usually powerful enough to stimulate emotions beyond sexual lust and desire. As compelling as those emotions are, it's really only a person's face, that is truly capable of expressing the full emotional breadth of a human's body and soul.
That's not to say there aren't amazing shots in which the model's face is hidden. I've seen some incredible shots of dancers and models in which the artist captured a pose that is both powerful and moving. For me personally however, it's seeing a model's face and eyes that make an image complete. As a story teller, images with out eyes are unfinished, they are like scrambled and incomplete chapters with out a specific beginning, middle or end. Most of the pieces I've struggled to write, are those in which I can't see a models face or eyes, blocking my ability to connect with the subject or image.
I have never struggled to connect with the imagery from Tom Rubeck from TR Pics. Tom's images, and the stories he creates always draw my attention, and consistently peak my curiosity to learn more. This past summer, I began a series featuring some of my favorite shots from Tom's portfolio. (HERE: & HERE:) I did of course, choose far too many favorites to fit into just one or two posts.
I can usually tell instantly when a photographer's goal is to showcase more than just a great body, or a model's body parts. If you're paying attention, it's usually crystal clear. Tom is always looking to capture great bodies, but bodies that belong to talented, compelling and diversely beautiful men. If you want to see more of Tom's captures of incredible faces, this time, with a bit more of their incredible bodies, check out PAGE 2 HERE:
There have always been dim witted characters on television. Silly, naive, usually supporting characters whose naivety is used for the easy laugh. Although it's often thought most of the these characters were female, television has also had it's fair share of male dim wits.
Woody Boyd (Cheers)
When I look back, especially to television shows before the seventies and eighties, I can think of many male characters who struggled with coming up with a cohesive thought. Mr. Furley, Gomer Pyle, Jethro, Ted Baxter and Gilligan. There was a difference however, between the concept challenged male characters with their female counterparts.... sex appeal.
Joey Tribbiani (Friends)
Jethro, (possibly aside) most of the denser male characters were not especially good looking and were written more as buffoons than as a little dim witted. Their female counter parts however, were called Bimbos, hot, often blonde, bombshells who although not especially swift, had hearts of gold with the ability to teach life lessons to others.
Jordan Catalano (My So Called Life)
Sometime in the seventies, maybe with those Duke boys, the dim witted TV males got hotter and were beginning to rival their female counter parts in the hottness department. Although Duke boys were wise enough to always get out of trouble, they struggled to actually avoid it. Bimbo's and Himbo's are not dumb, many are intellectually the smartest characters on their shows. They can be doctors, lawyers and scientists. The entire male cast of The Big Bang Theory could be called Bimbos, except for that pesky sex appeal factor.
Gabriel Maddox (How To Get Away With Murder)
For the most part, Himbo's earn their title due to their pattern of repeating mistakes, especially in relationships. Himbo's may have brains, but they often let their emotions, not to mention their penis, take the lead. This often leads to repeated romantic failures due. Their trusting nature often causes them to get taken advantage of, time after time, after time.
Reggie Mantle (Riverdale)
Soaps operas seem to especially like their Himbos. With a large female audience, they often write their men hot but slightly stunted. In order for soaps to continue year after year, characters need to learn slowly, allowing them to make the same mistakes decade after decade. This is especially true for male characters under the age of 50.
Days Of Our Lives seems to have the most Himbos Per capita. Most of the younger male character are totally at the whim of the show's female characters with Brady Black leading the way. Brady's penis has led him to failed relationship after failed relationship including falling in love with baby kidnappers, murderers and psychopaths. Brady falls in love with pretty much every woman he sleeps with, and regardless of who tries to warn him, he ignores them and always gets burned.
Brady Black (Days of Our Lives)
Sam Evans (Glee)
Despite their flaws, Himbos are not only hot, they also tend to be incredibly kind, loyal, and caring. Most are sensitive, and although they always can't fix their own lives, are capable of supporting others through issues, often saying wise and profound things during difficult situations.
Jason Stackhouse (True Blood)
Believe it or not, my Himbo list was much longer before I finally had to narrow it down. I surprised myself with how many tv shows rely on the hot Himbo to mine story. If you check out this list, you'll notice on of TV's biggest Himbo's is conspicuously missing. That's because it was he who inspired this piece, one scene from his show in particular. To find out my choice for TV's biggest Himbo, check out the piece below. (HERE:)
Whoa! Choosing Joey Russo as televisions #1 Himbo wasn't that difficult, finding the specific scene I wanted to us to prove it, didn't prove as easy. For starters, I really dislike Blossom. The cast is talented enough, but I find it one of the weakest sit-coms ever to grace the airwaves. Mayim Bialik was great as the title character, but the writing never really did their cast justice.
I know it was geared for tween girls, and Blossom and Joey were geared toward appealing to that audience, but as cute as Joey Lawrence was in the role, watching clips of shirtless scenes was the most I could bring myself to watch. I did however remember a scene that perfectly depicted Joey at his most Himboish. I remember seeing a clip of it years ago, but found it a challenge to find.
I remembered a embarrassment scene in which Joey was tricked in stripping off his clothes. Although he kept his underwear and undershirt on, it was a still a hot scene, with a nice shot of side bulge. I finally discovered the scene occurred the season six episode, Your New Planet, but finding the scene was like searching for a needle in a haystack.
I found several versions of the episode on Youtube and and online, but all had the scene missing. It was so odd. I knew the scene was there, but it must have been cut from the syndicated version that people posted online. Your New Planet appeared to be just one episode, but the clips online were separated as if the aired in two parts. I wasn't about to plunk down cash for the DVDs, but did finally found somewhere I could buy just the one episode for $1.99. Low and behold, the scene was there. Hope it was worth it.... It certainly does make for the perfect example of a hot television Himob. Enjoy!