Men’s Magazines Stop Pushing Unrealistic Twink Image. Now, For The Unattainable Muscled Image

Posted on 16 Oct 2010 at 7:44pm

Skinny twinks are so over, declare a whole slew of men's magazine editors. So goodbye to the Dior and Jil Sander prototypes and say hello to Jon Hamm, we're now being told to believes in a Times trend piece that gets recycled every 12 months. GQ's editor Jim Nelson (a homogay) claims "the twink thing seems over. When people open GQ, I don’t want them to feel like they’re looking at clothes on 16-year-olds." Adds Details editor Dan Peres (a heterostraight): "[W]e have a product to produce that, in the end, has to be relatable to a reader, a reader who wants to be able to see some vision of himself in the pages of a magazine." Because what guy doesn't wake up in the morning, do a set of push ups, and end up looking like Chris Pine? (Not that I have the frail body of Jared Leto, either.)


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