I didn't write about the Mamma Mia! movie when it first came out because I thought it was so atrocious that I didn't want to devote any blog space to it. But now that it's out on DVD and clips are finally floating around on YouTube, I can point you in the direction of the film's one saving grace: British hottie Dominic Cooper prancing around in his swim trunks and puffing on a cigar and singing ABBA's "Lay All Your Love on Me" in a seductive musical number that can easily double as softcore gay porn. I know that the number also boasts a couple dozen other shirtless guys doing a flipper dance (don't ask), but Dominic Cooper's beauty eclipses anything in his path.
Nevin, going to see Mamma Mia! does not constitute an exploration of your inner homosexual - unless you secretly recorded Dominic Cooper doing that musical number with his shirt off and you took it home and watched it in slow motion while jacking it.
...I'm just saying it takes a lot more than ABBA to be labeled as progressive. Go back to square one.
Looking back now, I don't think I gave him some well-earned props. After all, was it not he who extolled the virtues of Pierce Brosnan, despite the fact that Mr. Brosnan's singing voice made people's ears bleed?:
After all these years, the man's still got it. He's got those piercing eyes (no pun intended) that just look right through you. He meets my DBG [Deeply Buried Gayness] height requirements, he's not bulky (my DBG isn't into the huge muscular look) and he still pulls off the whole "open collar, no tie" look that you just don't see anymore.
And when he took off his shirt at the end of Mamma Mia!, my DBG joined the female members of the movie audience in the chorus entitled:
But I digress.
Watch Dominic Cooper (oh, and, ladies, perhaps you'll enjoy Amanda Seyfried writhing around on the sand in a bikini?):