Dana Rudolph

The Year's Unsexiest Men

Filed By Dana Rudolph | March 31, 2009 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality, Media
Tags: Alex Rodriguez, bernie madoff, Bobby Jindal, boston phoenix, Christian Bale, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, Jim Cramer, Joaquin Phoenix, john edwards, John McCain, Mickey Rourke, rick warren, rod blagojevich, ron prentice, Rush Limbaugh

Men's sexiness isn't really my area of expertise, but I thought other Projectors might have some thoughts on the Boston Phoenix's list of the year's "100 Unsexiest Men."

Not just a compilation of superficial unsexiness (though there's some of that), the list also "holds men accountable for their rampantly unsexy ways."

Coming in at #1? Rush Limbaugh.

Also on the list: politicos George Bush, Dick Cheney, Rod Blagojevich, and Michael Steele, as well as President Obama's cabinet members (the male ones, presumably); money men Bernie Madoff and Jim Cramer; and actors Joaquin Phoenix and Mickey Rourke. (There's a breakdown by category in the right-hand column of the Phoenix site.)

Those who might not make the cut on the basis of pure looks include actor Christian Bale and baseball player Alex Rodriguez (at least I hear some people find them sexy), but they're there for their unsexy actions. (Some readers may still, however, appreciate the photo of Rodriguez kissing a double of himself, via a recent article in Details magazine.)

Also notable for the Bilerico audience: Pastor Rick Warren and Ron Prentice, chair of California's ProtectMarriage.com.

Who would you add to the list? Who doesn't deserve the honor?


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Actually, Michael Steele doesn't fit onto this list (IMHO) ... in fact, I twittered Waymon recently that, as Steele's reputation crumbles, I am anxiously awaiting his photo spread in Black Inches.

Hopefully, they will find a sweaty jock strap, or something, to stick in his mouth.

Sexy or unsexy is certainly a personal preference, different for all of us. I have different tastes than what tends to be considered sexy in our culture, I'll take a plain ordinary man over a model any day.

On this list, I don't think Shia Labeouf or Hugh Jackman belong there. I used to think Joaquin Phoenix was sexy, but the beard in that picture changed my mind.