Tuesday, April 24, 2007

mormonsexposed

A break from the processes of becoming a parent, for something completely different…

In today’s Tribune:
Where body worship and missionaries cross paths

“ "Beautiful Mormon Search," the ads said. "Developing a national product to launch in Utah. Looking for sexy male returned-missionary models for product development, advertising and publicity." Above the text was a photo of a guy wearing black slacks and a white dress shirt unbuttoned to reveal his rippled pecs.”

“But it sounds a lot like a beefcake calendar with returned LDS missionaries instead of, say, firefighters. Elders, bare that testimony!”

“"It's not an anti-Mormon thing," says the secretive Mr. Hardy. Nor, he insists, is it a gay thing. "Our biggest challenge is that guys are afraid they're going to be portrayed as gay. It's not going to feature [them] in any homoerotic way."”


Judge for yourself I guess; here’s the myspace page. Oh, and read the text… The site seems all PG, but creepy, nonetheless.

I don’t know. It just struck me as hilarious in the midst of my morning cereal, and it seemed particularly inappropriate to share it with this crowd :-).

9 comments:

Loyalist (with defects) said...

truly I'm at a loss for words here. wow! oh, my.

{cough} ahem, Well, it looks like an interesting project. Sexy Elder poster's with words such as "Open Wide" if that isnt homoerotic then I'm not gay.

playasinmar said...

Blarg! Mormons aren't attractive. Mormons are spiritual! Blarg!

Scot said...

"Open Wide"

Oh my! I didn’t watch the scrolling pictures long enough to see that until I went back to see what you were referring to… (Is their something malfunctioning in my gayness today? ;-))

I also didn’t scroll down enough to see the examples of “beautiful male bodies” in Mormon artwork. How very odd.

So what is the secret project?

I’m betting calendar. If so, I think this MoHo crowd should respond with one of their own as an alternative. You know. All tastefully done, fully and modestly clothed, not sexual in any way.

As I don’t think I’d qualify, I’ll organize the project and manage the online marketing... We’ll get a girl to take the pictures, to be safe. Write me soon if your heart is set on occupying a particular month. I'm sure it'll fill up fast.

The Hidden Gay said...

My favorite is that as PG as it is, it's still yes indeed...um scary.

Especially when you read it as:

Mormon sex posed... umm...

~Hidden

playasinmar said...

We should probably keep this quiet lest Elbow hear about it! :P

Loyalist (with defects) said...

I call dibs on Janurary. Nobody would like to see me with less cloths anyway. :)

The Ugly Swan said...

I am appalled.

Which, as is sometimes the case, is code for the fact that I'm laughing uproariously.

My Best Is All I Have said...

Egads! Why are my pants shrinking?

And I, along with The Hidden Gay, also read the title of this blog as "mormon sex posed." I thought it was the canonized version of the Kama Sutra.

Scot said...

We should probably keep this quiet lest Elbow hear about it! :P

Stirrer!

And I, along with The Hidden Gay, also read the title of this blog as "mormon sex posed." I thought it was the canonized version of the Kama Sutra.

Lol, I’d not bet against the name being for chosen for both meanings.