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Gossip Girl Guys Engage in Well-Dressed Three-way for Out


Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley and Ed Westwick bat doe eyes from the cover of Out magazine's March fashion issue.

Says Badgley to Out: "I don’t think network TV really has the balls to make one of their [teenage] series’ regulars gay. Let’s say the show builds up to become a big hit, then I think they’d maybe explore it in year three or four. It would be an interesting thing to do. It could bring in a whole different demographic."



The well-coiffed threesome seems a bit unsure whether or not to put on their best Zoolander, or initiate a Skull & Bones prep-school style hazing, but they manage to do a good job of keeping the pretty on through it all.


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  1. Reason #1,384,596 why Out magazine is irrelevant.

    Posted by: Gary | Feb 8, 2008 9:09:14 AM

  2. Yet more straights on the cover. I'll be shocked when the editor put some gay people on the cover instead of some pouty c list tv personalities cause what they do ain't acting.

    Posted by: tommy ousslnder | Feb 8, 2008 9:18:42 AM

  3. Worst pictures of Chace Crawford ever.

    These guys would be so much cuter if they looked happy, or just relaxed.

    Why do some people think that snottiness is hot?

    Posted by: Miles | Feb 8, 2008 9:24:53 AM

  4. Yet more pop-culture promotion for something have never taken valuable time out of my life to watch.

    Posted by: Rad | Feb 8, 2008 9:30:37 AM

  5. LOL, that may be the most pretentious photo I'll see today! Thanks for the laugh!

    Posted by: Protogenes | Feb 8, 2008 9:39:04 AM

  6. I blame the photographer and Art Director. Why is the art direction of all these 'all gay' mags always SO crappy!? Its insulting to my eyes.

    Posted by: IDNY | Feb 8, 2008 9:47:25 AM

  7. Chace always looks like a lesbian to me, especially above. Those shots of Penn, who I actually do find attractive, are terribly unflattering.

    Posted by: JLS | Feb 8, 2008 10:54:44 AM

  8. Gary, you are obviously blind: the list of Out covers from last July: Mike (gay), Nate Berkus (gay), Marc Jacobs (gay), John Barrowman (gay), Tom Ford (gay), The OUT 100 with Bill T Jones (gay), Thom Browne (gay), Bryan Batt (gay) and Jennifer Hudson and Mary Louise Parker (gay-ish). Get over yourself already.

    Posted by: Toby | Feb 8, 2008 11:08:20 AM

  9. The one in the middle is fat and ugly.

    Posted by: AgentM | Feb 8, 2008 11:14:20 AM

  10. And I ask, why, Out, why?

    And Toby, is it too much to ask that a magazine that is geared to gay people have a gay or bisexual or transgender person on the cover for every single issue.

    And don't tell me it's not possible because we all know it is (there are millions of gay people in the world, someone would agree to be on the cover).

    Posted by: junior | Feb 8, 2008 11:26:29 AM

  11. lame

    i hate when i try to get played like that

    not watching the damn show cwtv, no matter how you dangle your "straights" out like bait

    they all look stupid anyway

    Posted by: steve | Feb 8, 2008 11:48:35 AM

  12. I actually don't have a problem with straight guys (or girls) on the cover as long as it's not all the time and the interview is a gay interest interview...THE ADVOCATE (and Britain's ATTITUDE) is pretty good at this, when they have a straight person on the cover, the interview is nearly all about gay issues, the cover subject's pro-gay views, homosexual friends and influences, and the occasional revelation of gay experiences or experimentation...all of which is interesting to a large part of the gay audience and ultimately gets picked up by mainstream media adding more "gay friendly" voices to the not-insignificant pop cultural discussion (as pop culture is often a thought leader for acceptance by greater society...particularly young folks).

    But OUT has a habit of putting straights on the cover, and going a whole interview without putting them on the record about anything the most they say they know they have a lot of gay fans or something similar. I remember a British model from about a year ago who got the cover and got all this exposure for his C-list self and didn't have to be gay positive in any way in exchange. I felt similarly about the Jamie Bamber interview and countless others. This looks the same..the CW and these actors get great exposure for GOSSIP GIRL and their careers, but what does the gay audience get in return? That one quote is not's really old actually, so unless theres a substantive new interview on the de-gaying of GG by the network, Chace's reaction to the non-stop gay rumors and Perez Hilton's dubbing of him his future husband, and the changing acceptance of gays in young Hollywood, then OUT and gays have been played AGAIN by another Hollywood publicist.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | Feb 8, 2008 11:59:07 AM

  13. Magazines put the people on the cover who will sell more magazines off the newsstand. Since I don't see straights buying OUT very often, it's gay demand (and our demonstrated history of what covers we've bought more of) that makes putting hot straights on the cover proftable. I'm totally okay with that, too, but as BRECKROY says, they should at least be hot, gay friendly straights. Loved reading the Advocate's cover stories with Heath Ledger, James Marsden, Kathy Griffin, et. al., or Out's cover story with the mostly-straight cast of Ugly Betty (super gay-rights champs America Ferrera, Judith Light, and Eric Mabius, among them)...the more often Out covers with pretty straight who are clearly there to shore up their gay fanbase without engaing in any meaningful support? Not so much.

    Posted by: LuckyLinden | Feb 8, 2008 12:09:33 PM

  14. Looks like the unfortunate hair grooming was from Super Cuts and the fashions from a 70’s era Chess King/Merry-Go-Round. This photo shoot has a definite “Sex in the City” vibe. Which is sadly the way a lot of gay men see themselves (reflected in a stereotype of neurotic women). I guess it’s a better than seeing images of Liberace and thinking, “that’s hot”.

    Posted by: ggreen | Feb 8, 2008 12:28:41 PM

  15. If you don't like that OUT and other gay magazines frequently put straight people (or closeted gay actors who play straight characters) on the cover of their issues, then take action, boycott buying the magazine, tell your friends to boycott buying the magazine, do not visit their website, and WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR.

    Simply complaining about an issue does not make you witty. Taking action, on the other hand, makes you smart. (The more you know...cue NBC jingle...)

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 8, 2008 12:35:27 PM

  16. As an irregular reader I can't actually remember the last time I read any cover story in Out that didn't in some sense address the subject from a gay perspective, but when it does put homos on the cover (Marc Jacobs and John Barrowman come to mind) the interviews are smart, frank and substantial. It's kinda odd to use Attitude ass an example of a good gay mag since it lead the way in putting cute straight actors on the cover who simply sounded patronizing when they told the interviewer how gay friendly they were. In 2008, being gay friendly is the least we expect.

    Posted by: James | Feb 8, 2008 1:03:14 PM

  17. James, you could be right. I used to visit England sporadically and read some really great cover interviews with stars who talked a lot about the gay fanbase or how their eyes were opened by audience reaction to playing a gay storyline, etc. but as a sporadic reader of THAT mgazine, I may have just gotten lucky. No matter what magazine it is, if it's a gay magazine, that should be the overarching angle for any coverstory, especially when the subject is straight.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | Feb 8, 2008 2:40:35 PM

  18. Thanks Breckroy, it's nice to read smart, thoughtful posts like yours. We essentially agree.

    Posted by: James | Feb 8, 2008 2:54:28 PM

  19. Um, hello clueless gripers (Gary, Tommy, Junior)! Putting a gay person on a cover just because he or she is gay wouldn't exactly sell many copies. Why are you unable to allow for a magazine to do what it wants? If you don't like it, don't buy it. There are other gay mags for sale. If they're not as interesting, that's their own fault. Toby's got it right anyhow—Out's cover subjects are mostly gay. If you want to fuss there are no homos on a magazine cover, do your homework so you can complain intelligently. As it is, you're dead wrong.

    Posted by: Tuscon | Feb 8, 2008 2:58:12 PM

  20. At least there are a few of you who have some sense. I can't believe how closed-minded you are. You're just as bad as the people who get mad when a straight man/woman is called gay, like it's an insult. Does that mean as a straight woman, there isn't any reason why I should read Out? I would think I'd learn a few things...

    Posted by: Trixie | Feb 8, 2008 2:58:20 PM

  21. Oh relax, everyone! This is about fashion, and OUT is a fashion magazine. Cute guys in expensive suits... how much more gay does it need to be?

    Posted by: Johnny | Feb 8, 2008 3:14:56 PM

  22. Hey, at least maybe these "straight" boyz can show the gays that you don't have to be all shaven to be hot! Leave the chest hair as is!

    Posted by: TEGS | Feb 8, 2008 3:50:36 PM

  23. AMEN to James, Breckroy, Tuscon, Trixie & Johnny!!

    Posted by: TEGS | Feb 8, 2008 3:56:14 PM

  24. It's amazing how quickly gays come down on straight men when they are hateful towards us. But looking at these comments, I sure don't see much love for those straight guys that would be supportive. It's sad. It was not so long ago that straight actors simply refused to be on the covers of gay magazines. Reading these comments, I wouldn't blame them now.

    Posted by: drew | Feb 8, 2008 5:39:58 PM

  25. I don't watch Gossip Girl but I'd rather see these guys directed by Chi Chi LaRue...

    Posted by: woot to the 5th | Feb 8, 2008 7:11:01 PM

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