Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Man Crush

"The male heterosexual crush. The straight guy who loves women, dates women, lays with women, but is capable of displaying platonic affection for another straight male."

GQ editors Jason Gay, Adam Rapoport, Raha Naddaf and Greg Veis, discuss the man crush phenomenon, while opening up about some of their crushes.

A number of my man crushes have been fictional. I also realized that they are great communicators, quite skilled with the English language.

Alan Shore (played by James Spader) has been my biggest man crush. He's lost quite a bit of his mean streak, but still displays intelligence, wit, humor, loyalty and most importantly, lechery, like no other on TV character.

Other crushes (past and present) include Barack Obama, Frank Pembleton (Homicide: Life on the streets) and Balthier from Final Fantasy XII (yes, a video game character).

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