The 12 hot, ginger hunks who are starring in the new Red Hot American Boys calendar have been revealed. Now in its sixth year, the unstoppable Red Hot project has headed to Muscle Beach, Los Angeles, to bring together America's hottest ginger jocks from across the United States for a calendar. Photographer Thomas Knights and Art Director Elliott James Freize have selected 12 of America's sexiest redheads from their online model search, using Instagram and Facebook to discover the hottest new talent.
Olly Alexander walks into GQ 's photo studio and removes his hat, revealing a shock of brightly dyed red hair. The trio's already put out one incredible album 's Communionpicked up fans like Katy Perryand are now gearing up for their sophomore project, coming this summer and anchored by the just-released "Sanctify"which chronicles Alexander's experience sleeping with and falling for a straight man. Alexander, who's 27, is also known both for his acting work you may have seen him on Skins and for his outspokenness as a member of the gay community his BBC documentary, Growing Up Gayis a phenomenal watch.
Have you ever been with a ginger guy? If not, maybe you should. With locks of red hair framed by a stunning smile, many of them left me speechless.
Rob Waltman tried to tell his partner, Peter Dovak, he looked fine. Peter Dovak. Photo: Peter Dovak via Rob Waltman. But eventually Waltman gave in, and Dovak went to California to get his first injection in early
Children of the 90s didn't have to look far if they wanted to learn about Siamese twins, incest, and out-of-control teens. The Clinton years saw an incredible array of TV talk show hosts of varying degrees of respectability—Jerry Springer, Oprah Winfrey, Ricki Lake, Jenny Jones, Maury Povich—and if your parents didn't monitor what you watched too closely, you could spend a lot of time learning facts of life that would never be taught in your health class. Like many future gay men, my favorite talk show host of the bunch was Sally Jessy Raphael.
As a kid, I was tormented for my red hair. As a result, I grew up resenting my red hair and the traits inherent to the MCR-1 gene: freckles, pale skin, forever clashing in oranges and pinks. Now, as an openly bisexual adult, I receive a different kind of attention for my hair—especially from men.
Photographer Thomas Knights wants to change the world, and his weapon of choice is redheaded men. Knights, a redhead himself, just launched the latest exhibition for his " Red Hot " project, which showcases what he considers to be a severely underrepresented group in popular culture: ginger men. Red Hot features simple portraits taken before a bright blue background.
Having red hair is something I'm very proud of, despite the negative comments I get from close-minded people. If this is the first time you have ever considered that there are people who hate redheads just because they are redheads, then it is already quite apparent that you are not a redhead. Being a redhead is a unique experience. I can't lie, it is pretty cool to be a part of a global population of whom only four percent of people share my hair color.
As a presence in the world—a body hanging from a subway strap or pressed into an elevator, a figure crossing the street—I am neither markedly masculine nor notably effeminate. Nor am I typically perceived as androgynous, not in my uniform of Diesels and boots, not even when I was younger and favored dangling earrings and bright Jack Purcells. But most people immediately read me correctly as gay.