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Watch: Bruce Weber's Short Film for YSL


Bruce Weber produced a short film that played before the YSL show in Paris today, called "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing" (aka "Ode to Twinks").

Watch (warning briefly nsfw), AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. I'm not sure what the "walk away" is from this. It was not interesting, nothing new was shown, it was not compelling or provocative. Rather common actually. The music was good I'll concede that. Oh well this being a Gay site with Home tendencies I suppose it's a requirement to have young men plastered everywhere as the paradigm.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jan 22, 2010 5:34:33 PM

  2. "this being a Gay site with Home tendencies"

    What the hell are "Home tendencies"?

    "An error occurred, please try again later".

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 22, 2010 5:39:30 PM

  3. Thank heaven for Mr Weber and all his pretty boys....

    Posted by: jaragon | Jan 22, 2010 5:58:57 PM

  4. Maybe nothing new, but it did brighten up my evening. Thank you for the post Andy.

    Posted by: csann | Jan 22, 2010 5:59:50 PM

  5. Beautiful and sexy and uninspired

    Posted by: Toro Castano | Jan 22, 2010 6:01:03 PM

  6. So glad that Gerald Decock did the hair on that clip.

    I found the female clips an interesting respite from the Weber images, which haven't changed one iota in several decades.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 22, 2010 6:13:27 PM

  7. he may as well not have put the voiceover to the images because it was pretty lame.

    i have to agree w/ toro-beautiful, sexy & uninspired.

    Posted by: alguien | Jan 22, 2010 6:14:25 PM

  8. Really?!

    This is awful. (though, yes, some of the boys are awful...pretty!)
    what a waste of time and film; opening a show with that'd suck the air from the room... lost opportunity.

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Jan 22, 2010 6:16:03 PM

  9. Interesting. I do like what Bruce is stating about, "I can't do this without asking." It reminds me of the quote at the end of Madonna's Justify My Love video. Poor is the man who's pleasure depends on the permission of another.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jan 22, 2010 6:16:07 PM

  10. The boys, girls and music were good, the voice over and script sucked though.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jan 22, 2010 6:22:43 PM

  11. Why are there naked women but no naked guys?

    Posted by: dm | Jan 22, 2010 6:31:09 PM

  12. Great. It's always nice to see people compartmentalize based on their own personal sexual dissatisfaction. Especially from a gay fashion designer. How hip and cool. I guess its okay for females to be referred to as "bitches" and "ho's" again? No? Still degrading and sad? I thought so.

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 22, 2010 6:43:45 PM

  13. My French is far from perfect, but were those subtitles accurate? They seemed kind of off to me.

    Posted by: Just wondering | Jan 22, 2010 7:07:46 PM

  14. I found it interesting and well done. Yes, the subtitles were accurate.

    Posted by: MichaelM | Jan 22, 2010 7:59:41 PM

  15. Homo Tendencies...Opps

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jan 22, 2010 8:14:26 PM

  16. What? The 80s came back already. YAWN. Dime a dozen teenagers shot in a style that was last provacative sometime in the mid-70s.

    Posted by: Willig | Jan 22, 2010 8:46:03 PM

  17. DM...what the hell are you saying? There are naked guys throughout the video--including plenty of full frontal shots!

    Posted by: B | Jan 22, 2010 8:48:22 PM

  18. Andy -- thanks for the respite at the end of a long week (for me). I've missed simple music like this for awhile now...the boys were nice too!

    Posted by: gtmsj | Jan 22, 2010 8:54:51 PM

  19. Real crap.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 22, 2010 9:00:19 PM

  20. Really? So much talent, but it's the same old twinky white boys. It just seems a bit too BRUCE WEBER.

    Posted by: Tri Lopez | Jan 22, 2010 11:29:09 PM

  21. I thought this was boring and droll. To me, Weber sounds shallow, facile, and uninteresting. Of course, what did I expect of a man who made a whole book of photos just so he could have sex. I think he's turned into nothing more than a glamorized pornographer.

    Posted by: Fred Rogers | Jan 23, 2010 12:42:04 AM

  22. Bruce Weber remains the preeminent photographer of the iconic gay twink ideal. Homosexuality is fundamentally about youth and its recapture.

    Posted by: JimSur212 | Jan 23, 2010 1:16:58 AM

  23. i think that JIMSUR212's comment is the only valid and thoughtful one on this thread. jeez, some of the queers on here would have criticized donatello's "david" as being SO proto-renaissance ago and way too twinky, and michelangelo's "david" as not being butch and hairy enough.

    fashion is not meant for the frumpy middle-aged woman or the beer-bellied, middle-aged man (straight or gay). the reason designers use lithe, hairless, super-slim female and male bodies is because their bodies complement the clothes, not distract from them. the clothes drape on them as if they were living, breathing mannequins. look at male ballet dancers. they shave their bodies because hairy armpits, chest hair, belly hair, and (ugh) back hair would distract the audience from the aesthetic of the art.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 23, 2010 2:25:27 AM

  24. Old geezer yabbering about freedom = old geezer trying to convince teen boys to get their kit off. How Walt Whitman! Weber's art is as stale as a two decades old crust. The only way he could refresh it IMHO is through honesty, rather than what appears to me to be a constant dissembling.

    Posted by: Jimbo | Jan 23, 2010 2:32:58 AM

  25. I'm confused... why does anyone think there has to be any greater meaning to this video than having a bunch of pretty twinks and push for a bit of acceptance and appreciation for the nude male form?

    My friends and I were watching Conan's last episode tonight and, at the end, there was a silly rock music sequence, with a fake-pregnant hippy lady holding her stomache and half-dancing to the music. My friends didn't get it. I told them, "It's like the Masturbating Bear. There's nothing to get. It's just funny because it's so ridiculous."

    Swap funny for erotic and ridiculous for attractive and you can explain the value behind Webber's video...

    Posted by: Ryan | Jan 23, 2010 5:19:46 AM

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