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Chris Colfer Makes His First Visit to a Leather Bar


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(photograph by Robert Trachtenberg for Rolling Stone)

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  1. 2 minutes later they all broke out in a sing-a-long of 'Mame'. He just looks surprised because the boys just told him that they all know the lyrics by heart.

    Posted by: hugo | Sep 2, 2010 11:23:42 AM

  2. That's priceless!

    Posted by: jeffg166 | Sep 2, 2010 11:26:59 AM

  3. doesn't look like the leather crowd in any gay bar I have been in. These guys are 100 lbs underweight for the leather bar crowd.

    Posted by: dc20008 | Sep 2, 2010 11:31:55 AM

  4. I've never watched Glee, but I love this pic!

    Haven't quite figured out what the hairy-chested guy in the middle is doing with his hands, tho.

    @dc20008: Not all leathermen are bears.

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Sep 2, 2010 11:38:42 AM

  5. Why such a worried look? Dive in!

    Posted by: Mona | Sep 2, 2010 11:39:53 AM

  6. Very funny - and very hot at the same time! Great pic.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 2, 2010 11:40:00 AM

  7. The biggest verisimilitude issue with this picture is that those leather guys are even noticing him - I'm half as twinky as Chris Colfer and I have to practically jump up and down to even get served a drink at a leather bar...

    Posted by: JesryPo | Sep 2, 2010 11:41:16 AM

  8. Ha! T hat's awesome. It reminds me when I was taken to Lure on a date once. I had no idea we were going and was wearing khakis. The doorman told my date he had to sneak me in.

    Posted by: MT | Sep 2, 2010 11:48:11 AM

  9. Um. He's supposed to be 15 or 16 or something. Should he really be in a bar - drinking a martini?

    Posted by: Paul | Sep 2, 2010 12:02:29 PM

  10. Somebody's gonna need some poppers. Soon.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Sep 2, 2010 12:05:03 PM

  11. Cliches never get boring!

    Posted by: Ciaran | Sep 2, 2010 12:08:05 PM

  12. Um, Paul, Chris Colfer plays a character on a TV show. TV character = not real. Actor = real.

    Posted by: A. Beaverhausen | Sep 2, 2010 12:10:46 PM

  13. @Paul
    That's the idea behind his facial expression. Either that or the photo is to suggest how strange it is/will be to navigate through his sexuality. Same way I feel when I step into a gay bar actually. I find myself asking "is this really what I'm? I have nothing in common with these people" except of course attraction to other men but that is where the similarities halt......and then I run.

    Posted by: SSCHIEFRSHA | Sep 2, 2010 12:18:21 PM

  14. I think the boy must be having a nightmare...

    Posted by: Dave | Sep 2, 2010 12:21:36 PM

  15. I'm disturbed by the pic, actually. Sure Colfer is 20, but the photo shoot is about the character Kurt, who is 16. Far be it for me to sound like the prude, but this pic kinda perpetuates the gay man-as-boy predator stereotype, unknowingly or not.

    Not that I'm not completely jealous of Colfer in the pic. Oh, to be in his tacky red slacks in that room!

    Posted by: jeffreychrist | Sep 2, 2010 12:23:02 PM

  16. Years ago in Philly, the local leather establishment's downstairs bar was presided-over by this butch leather bear bartender who was a HUGE Broadway queen who traveled up to NYC to see all the plays, musicals during the week...and then reigned over the debauchery on the weekends.

    Close you eyes and listen and it was a literary salon, open them and it was gay biker-boy heaven. The friendly, casual bar-chat in contrast to the dress-code was enough to give you whiplash.

    Posted by: Ted B. | Sep 2, 2010 12:30:28 PM

  17. Chris Colfer is only 19 or 20, so I'm assuming the leather bar is in Canada or Mexico and his martini glass is filled with a Shirley Temple. On the bright side, he is wearing leather shoes. And don't bitch that they're white leather. It's still not Labor Day, so what's the problem?

    Posted by: Smartypants | Sep 2, 2010 12:38:51 PM

  18. Perfect. That would have been exactly my reaction to a bunch of leather studs at Chris's age (when the drinking age was a rational 18); since then, tho I can't quite pull off the leather look myself, I've come to appreciate their charms. And they're probably all closet Gleeks.

    Posted by: Ernie | Sep 2, 2010 12:45:45 PM

  19. Brilliant! I especially heart the man in the denim vest... grrrrr.

    Posted by: critifur | Sep 2, 2010 12:49:03 PM

  20. I just don't get the leather thing...... But, I love diversity.... So more power to the leather men!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 2, 2010 12:56:35 PM

  21. Not even old enough to drink, and is already being associated with the seedy bar scene...FAGGOT! NO THY PLACE! That's all this means to mem, and it's depressing.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 2, 2010 12:58:00 PM

  22. christ...know even. But it's totally sex and substance abuse.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 2, 2010 12:59:10 PM

  23. LOL "First" visit.

    Posted by: Art | Sep 2, 2010 1:00:02 PM

  24. Chris is adorable! The other guys need some work, though.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 2, 2010 1:02:06 PM

  25. Most of the porn I watch looks something like this

    Posted by: Jose | Sep 2, 2010 1:04:20 PM

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