Homoerotic Imagery and the American Hunk

By: Jase Peeples
10.6.2011

David L. Chapman’s American Hunks takes a fascinating look at the rise of the chiseled, well-built male body as a cultural icon. This collection of images examines the packaging of the male physique in popular culture, movies, magazines, and ads from 1860 to 1970.

Out.com takes a look at several of these homoerotic images and the men who have been promoted and exploited for commercial use for over 125 years.

A small sample of the images can be seen below.

Visit Out.com for an in-depth look at American Hunks.

 

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