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Man Candy Monday: Magic Mike Edition


Tuesday night I’ll be at an advanced screening of Magic Mike XXL, complete with free popcorn and drinks (both of the soda and adult variety), raffle baskets and goody bags. At first, I wasn’t telling anyone I was invited. When asked if I was going to see the movie, I dithered and giggled. Then I remembered the dozens of well-written, enlightening articles I’ve read on female sexuality, the female gaze, and our media and society’s struggle to accept them. Society might prefer that I be bashful about wanting to go see Matt Bomer shake his booty…but I ain’t gonna. I won’t pretend I’m not excited to see Twitch groove to some Dub Step with his shirt off, because I am super excited. I can’t wait to see this movie!

Admittedly, the story line for the first was fairly dark given the first thirty minutes of the film, but I liked it. The characters’ arcs interested me, and I enjoyed all the pretty men dancing around in Speedos. I have no idea what will happen in XXL, but I do know Matt Bomer will be there looking gorgeous, Channing Tatum is going to roll his abs and dance his ass off, and Twitch will be there with his phenomenal hip hop moves, making me want to sign up for a class. So, if you’re waiting on me to be embarrassed about enjoying these movies (or good looking guys who can shake their groove thing) – keep waiting. 😉




I have feelings about this gif. Complex, complicated feelings.






More Than Just Your Average Man Candy

It’s Marvel Candy! Oh come on. Don’t act like this surprises anyone. This Thursday night is the US premier of Avengers: Age of Ultron! At least half of the Girlz on this blog are jittery with anticipation, so get in on the action. Let’s celebrate some superheroes!

First up, Steve Rogers. Obviously.


I’m a little obsessed with the winky arm transistor magnet thingies. Hence this gifs top spot.

Baby threw a motorcycle y'all.. A motorcycle!

Baby threw a motorcycle y’all.. A motorcycle!


Next up, Natasha. And I will fight about it. 😉

nat1 nat2 Tony, being Tony. Then being Iron Man.



Thor. Because he deserves more appreciation. thor

Clint. Hawkeye. Because he deserves hella more appreciation.

clint2 Bruce – Hulking out and taking robot names.




I don’t want to talk about what they did to this pretty man’s hair. I suppose it had to be done?

Wanda – Scarlet Witch


Ngl, the fourth or fifth thing I’m most excited about is seeing her powers in action. Girlfriend gonna feck some shite up!



 THAT is a hero shot!

THAT is a hero shot!


Man Candy: David Gandy

It’s not Monday, but any day is a good day for Gandy candy!


Remember back when I did a post of British hotties, and mentioned I had a type? Model David Gandy is all of those types. Handsome and pretty, rugged yet smooth, dark hair, prominent nose, HELLA intense eyes, great build and a sexy accent – Gandy is UNF personified. If he wasn’t, he wouldn’t be one of the most, if not THE most, sought after male models in the industry. But rather than belabor the point, I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves…along with some choice commentary.

First up, the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue campaign with the little white speedo. No one looks good in a little white speedo! Except for David Gandy.gandy 11

Let’s talk about those cheekbones. Let’s talk about that hair, and the little crinkle between his eyebrows. Let’s talk about THOSE EYES!





 But the number one reason I love David Gandy – and I’m just keeping it real here – is because he was the hero I envisioned when I wrote one of my first, mediocre-ly executed, stories. All that complexity and intensity. What?! Sign me up yesterday.


He also bears more than a passing resemblance (IMO) to the vampire hero, Vishous. Plenty of fangirls would argue with me, but this is my post, I can do what I want.   



If that ain’t V, smoking a hand rolled, in a bubble bath after a long night of patrol, then I’ll eat my shoe.

That’s it for today’s issue of Man Candy. I hope you all have a wonderful week, and remember: David Gandy can rock a white suit. All arguments are null and void.



Man Candy Monday: The British Invasion

In celebration of  GRW’s upcoming Moonlight & Magnolias conference, I thought today would be a great day for some Man Candy. Also, the Bad Girlz are taking this week off to attend Moonlight & Magnolias, so why not leave some hotness up for the whole week?!

This list is in no particular order (if I had to pick a fave upon threat of death, I’d say…yes, please!) and is not meant to be comprehensive. There are way too many British hotties for me to cover them all. I’m leaving some off the table intentionally because I know other BGs who are bigger fans and may want to do a list of their own (*ahem* I’m looking at you Jeanette and Syd. *ahem*). I’m also not including any Scottish hotties. They’re in a league of their own, amirite? All of these fellas are true Brits and, admittedly, sort of the same ilk. What can I say? A type, I have it. And I’m not even sorry.

First up…



armitage1Y’all have seen him as Mr. Thornton in North & South, right? Right, Fran?! Smouldering, swoony Richard even makes being a Middle Earth dwarf sexy. *looks around for fainting couch*




Bear Grylls. No other name is more suited for this man. Former British SAS, survivalist and all around energetic outdoorsman, Bear is who you want with you when you intentionally get lost in the woods. Plus he likes to hang out topless with Zac Efron, so it’s all good.




Admittedly not my usual type, I became a fan of Hiddles after seeing him as Loki. He was such a precious little shit, I loved him even though I hated him. In real life, he seems like the kind of gentleman you can’t believe is real and he dances.



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He’s also a Marvel alum, but I first saw him as Luther on BBC America. That voice! That accent! That bod! He oozes cool confidence and charm. Where is his next leading role??? There’s talk of him as the next Bond and…

give it to me




Speaking of Bond…He’s contracted for one more and I cannot wait. Daniel is the only blondie on my list, but man! What a blondie?! I love him as James Bond. He brings something to the role that others didn’t. There’s a brutality to his Bond, but also a painful vulnerability, lying just beneath the surface. I’m such a sucker for the imperfect tough guy with a soft spot, and he nails roles like that. Plus that iconic bathing suit scene. Thank you powers that be, for finally giving us bikini Bond in what is typically a Bond Girl scenario.


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Look, another Tom! I’ll keep this short because this Tom has been on my list before, and probably will be again. That’s because he’s Tom and it’s my list, I can do what I want. 🙂 He’s one hell of an actor and an activist. By all accounts, he’s just a good guy. Plus, THOSE LIPS!!!body is ready



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I first saw Andrew Lincoln in Love, Actually. I thought he was cute, but that was it. Then, along came Rick Grimes and The Walking Dead. I blame my Rick crush on the zombies and bad humans. They’ve taken well-meaning dad, good guy deputy Rick and turned him into an untrusting, hard-hearted, harsh, take-no-prisoners protecter and I LOVE IT! He is down for his small family of survivors and everybody else better keep on moving. The last two episodes of last season had me jumping around the living room, screaming at the television. OMG is it October 12th yet?!?!




Last on my list is relative new comer, Aaron. He’ll play Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers movie (I know, I know. Marvel. What?! Like you don’t know me by now…) Daaayum, the man looks good in a tank top… *___* What was I saying? Oh yeah, he’s a tall drink of water who will be in Age of Ultron, was in Godzilla, and has legs that go on for days. He’s also married to a woman more than 20 years his senior, and he took her last name of Taylor to make the Taylor Johnson. I, for one, think that’s hot.

So there you have it. A quick list of hotties from across the pond. Enjoy the Man Candy while we’re away! And start working on a Brit list of your own!


Man Candy Monday: Sebastian Stan

Let’s get the week started off right with some inspiration, shall we? Handsome hero fodder for a Monday.

First, I’ve got to give due credit to Jeanette on this for a) willfully and shamelessly enabling my appreciation of today’s man candy and taking it from a healthy level to about DEFCON 5 and b) because she’s probably going to use him too one day but I lack the patience and self control she has. 😀 Just  act surprised if you see him on here again in late March.

Today, Sebastian Stan is our Bad Girl Monday Manspiration.


Now some of you may be asking, “WHO is Sebastian Stan?” Well lemme tell you. Sebastian Stan is he of the dreamy and still somehow soulful bedroom eyes.

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Sebastian Stan is he of the heroic jaw line and great hair.

'Iron Man 3' Los Angeles premiere

He’s Sebastian Stan of the silver screen era chin dimple and he can channel Paul Newman like a boss. That, my friends, is a one-two punch.


Sebastian Stan has THE prettiest cry eyes in the industry.

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You know, Sebastian Stan. Bucky from Captain America!


The Mad Hatter/Jefferson from Once Upon A Time.


The man oozes complex and conflicted hero. RIGHT??? A beautiful face with an ugly past. Angst and trouble hidden beneath all that swoon.


I have a theory that my favorite “type” has this unique combination of strong, masculine jaw, brow, and cheek line, but with soft and sensuous lips and eyes. I mean…COME ON!


Oh and then there’s this. Winter is coming in April and I ain’t talking about Game of Thrones.


You hear that screaming? It’s just me and JG. Don’t call the cops.




The Power of Chris, Cubed

Jeanette kicked off our Man-spiration picspam last month with a fave of mine: a Chris

Let me preface the image bomb I’m about to drop on you with the fact that normally, I’m not into pretty blonde boys with blue eyes. That’s not my “type.” I like dark hair on a rugged or dangerous looking man with a prominent nose, and a European accent of some kind – preferably English or Irish. Think anyone from Richard Armitage to Tom Hardy to Christian Bale to Bear Grylls to Liam Neeson…you get the picture.

However, there is one particular species of blonde men for which I’ve developed an acute appreciation. I call them the Chris Trifecta.

As JG pointed out, there’s the Chris Evans:


There’s also the Chris Hemsworth:


Chris Hemsworth shows off his ripped body as he chills by his hotel pool.

(hip dents, what?!)

AND my personal favorite, the Chris Pine (who also happens to be today’s birthday boy):



I like him bearded.




With 20 extra pounds of Kirk and Jack Ryan weight.


Without 20 extra pounds of Kirk and Jack Ryan weight (and dressed like a desert hooker).


With glasses.



Without glasses (Srsly, who has eyes like that? Chris Pine. That’s who.)



But what I appreciate most about this Chris are his hands. His non-stop, ever moving, demonstrative hands. Oh, and the fact that within this Hollywood golden boy type dwells an intelligent, adorable Goof Ball. It makes for good character inspiration. In fact, bits of what make Chris Pine fangirl-worthy have already inspired bits of a character or two of mine and, I’m sure, will inspire a few more. I mean…Look at the mannerisms, the expression, the characterization!

chrisp hands


chrisp nod

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