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  1. Alan says

    I love living in an age when young men can be so gay and make gay gay gay spoof videos.

    20 years ago not only didn’t the technology exist, but the attitude didn’t either.

    Love it!

  2. says

    Now that vid was wonderful……..those guys are great…….and the whole concept is spot-on.

    WTF are people commenting on the swimwear ? We have become judges at some swim suit contest ?
    Dudes,there is a conservative Supreme Court looming if we lose this election…..a conservative court for a generation.
    And anything that draws attention to non disclosure of taxes, attacking women’s rights and gay rights, and seniors’ rights,and the general hypocricy of R & R is positive for us.

  3. tilltheworldends says

    @jackfkntwist.
    I was about to write the same thing! and its sad that is the first couple comments. It’s the f’ing message people! the message!

  4. Markt says

    Rick – Nothing is good enough for you – and unfortunately you don’t seem to be alone. I’d hire the band, I’d hire the idea man behind it, and I would hire most of the performers for any number of purposes. Does being laughably judgmental go with being gay? A review of the Towleroad comments says: “Yes.”

  5. lotusmoon says

    + Very cute guys.

    – Major cognitive dissonance going on here. They are talking about Romney’s wealth while sitting in the backyard of what looks like a very expensive house, drinking huge bottles of grey goose. Not sure it makes the point they were hoping to make.

    Not to mention I doubt any of them would give most poor folks in this country the time of day. But maybe I’m wrong.

  6. gr8guya says

    In political terms, isn’t this preaching to the choir? The video will be watched by gay guys and who else? Teenage girls?

    The gay community is already solidly Democratic. And the teenage girls can’t vote.

    The people that need to be convinced are the independent voters in the key battleground states. It’s unlikely this will ever be seen by them. It’s also unlikely to get picked up by any major TV network news.

    If an organization is going to spend its time and money in an effort to beat Romney, perhaps they should choose their target audience more carefully.

    This is entertaining, but as an effective political effort, it fails.

  7. silvra says

    Sorry GR8GUYA but the gay community is most definitely NOT solidly Democratic. Hence GOPROUD and Log Cabin Republicans. I am actually seeing more and more young gay Republicans. This isn’t entirely a bad thing unless they vote Republican just because that’s the Republican candidate. We need people within the Republican party to vote and to change their party line. Republicans who are liberal on the environment and social issues but conservative on finances are generally a good thing and we need more of them. I do have to say too that I do enjoy the video but some of the comments are spot on about the gym bunny gays and the cognitive dissonance regarding the criticizing someone about their wealth while obviously being in a setting that could only be obtained by wealth.

  8. Sam says

    I know I’ve seen Brandon, Colin, and Quinn on various Andrew Christian model videos.

    Quinn (guy with the tattoo on his right side) is straight because I’ve seen pictures of him proposing to his girlfriend but I’ve seen him on Randy Blue doing one jerk off video (I forgot his fake name on that site)

    Brandon (guy with spike blond mohawk – far left guy in the picture above) and Colin (the guy who is the lead singer in the video) are gay for sure.

  9. Jim says

    Boy, this is a tough crowd. A bunch of cute boys make a clever political video, and you guys all trash it for one reason or another. Myself, I’m with Alan – 20 years ago guys like this wouldn’t have been caught dead in a video like this. It’s cute and fun and the lead singer is adorable. Leave your Rex Reed gay hats at home for once.

  10. Jim says

    Boy, this is a tough crowd. A bunch of cute boys make a clever political video, and you guys all trash it for one reason or another. Myself, I’m with Alan – 20 years ago guys like this wouldn’t have been caught dead in a video like this. It’s cute and fun and the lead singer is adorable. Leave your Rex Reed gay hats at home for once.

  11. Jakke says

    Guess what! It isn’t 20 years ago. It’s 2012 and superficial guys singing and dancing a tired tune isn’t edgy or even fun. The message isn’t new or helpful. It’s just an excuse for them to show themselves and their wealth off.

    We get it, you abs and friends with nice property and you read the headlines on the Huffington Post. I’m supposed to be drooling over that? Come on.

  12. Jason says

    this vid makes no sense. ‘you made billions from firing the average guy-y-y’…i’m not an economist or anything, but if you fire people in a bankrupt company, you don’t gain anything or make money. you still have to grow the company, i.e., create jobs and expand the business, to make money.

    these gym bunnies are better at doing reps than they are at making cogent arguments…

  13. says

    I assumed that the rich white boy thing (grey goose, white shirts, ties) was a dig at Romney as well.

    Do you folks really think these are just rich white guys with a nice house who just happen to come up with the song? Really?

    They’re not my type either — neither is One Direction. But this is a parody of One Direction and Romney. Hello!

  14. ncman says

    @Jason… Do some research. Bain, its investors and Romney all took their money off the top even from the companies that went bankrupt. They never lost a penny even when the company and its employees all lost everything. The companies took on debt in order to pay consulting fees Bain. Then they went bankrupt and defaulted on the debt.

  15. gr8guya says

    @ Silvra: In 2010, approximately 30% of self-identified gay voters voted Republican. (Source: Politico) I would say that the 70% of gay voters who voted for Obama make up an overwhelming majority. Among voter groups, 2-to-1 is a very high number.

    Obviously, GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans exist. But, as I wrote, the gay vote is mostly Democratic.

  16. Dback says

    I’m kind of split on this. No complaints about cute undressed boys who can sing (and Colin, the lead? Hammana hammana hammana BOING!), but I think even more statistics and facts at the expense of the general hotness might have been more effective. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of info they packed into this (especially those oh-so-revealing quotes at the end).

    This election is going to be decided by a few thousand people in swing states–maybe the equivalent of a football stadium’s worth (which, people forget, is all that swung the 2004 election in Ohio to re-electing George W.). If this hits just a few thousand 20-somethings–the most unmotivated and uninvolved demographic right now, despite their being largely pro-Obama–and helps get them to the polls to vote against Romney, I’m all for it.

  17. Rick says

    Hahahaha.

    First of all, the first “Rick” comment in the thread was not from me, the real Rick.

    So now, assorted thoughts.

    Really nice-looking guys. I would “do” any of them in a heartbeat. As I was watching the vid, my gut told me, though, that they were NOT gay and I did not think the vid was all that “gay”, either. And I guess my gut was right when it comes to at least one of the guys, given the comment above from Sam. If the others were gay, though, I was impressed that their “choreography” was at least not “queeny” and that they were taking an aggressive tone rather than a “victim” tone, for want of a better way to express it. Pretty attractive, actually.

    Second thought was what others have alluded to…..they are ridiculing Romney for being all about the rich, while they hang out at a pool that appears to be attached to a luxury home in southern California that must be worth millions…not very convincing….but then again, polls have shown that the very wealthy actually tend to be very socially liberal and most voted for Obama……and what are they supposed to do anyway….give away all their money to charity and live like paupers?

    Reading the comments, a lot of the negative remarks are just due to the hurt that so many gay men feel due to being left out of the “elite”–the young, beautiful, (yes, white) guys that everybody wants and that, yes, typically hang out only with each other and are contemptuous of anybody who is not as young and beautiful as they are (even though 20 years from now, when the youthful beauty that gives them their social status has faded–and the social status along with it, most of them will be basket cases).

    Oh well, life goes on…..

  18. ben says

    this is just a bunch of LA whores (literally) with too much time on their hands. It’s not that clever. they’re just hot. Every guy in this video has done some sort of sex video too. As for the house, they probably just used the house from the previous night’s trick to make the video.

  19. Rick says

    “gawd.. some of you are a bunch of bitches behind your computer screens. frick. get over yourselves”

    But only behind their computer screens. In person, they are really nice people. (LOL)

    Seriously, though, social status in gay male life is determined almost entirely by how young and beautiful you are, so what kind of comments do you expect when mostly not young and/or not beautiful people view a video in which a bunch of young, beautiful guys are having fun with each other at a “party” at which they (the viewers” know perfectly well they would not be welcome?

    Just human nature. I don’t know that there is a solution to it. All people feel some resentment and hostility towards those they are jealous of for some reason.

  20. Dave says

    Great video, I would think there would be less
    attention to swimwear, and more on the text of the video, as for those posting more gay republicans coming out ,GREAT this is america but vote for the right reasons and not because your a republican, and this guy is one NOT to vote for I’m from Massachusetts trust me , you don’t want him, the video was great the only thing they missed was that they are having an elevator put in there new house in California for there CARS , and this man knows how the average middle class american struggles , I THINK NOT.

  21. ben says

    Rick,

    In LA it is even more complicated than you describe. These men do not have jobs. Another busload arrives here every week with no prospects… just the fanciful notion they’ll be the next actor/model/dancer.

    And contrary to being shunned by them, I’m the guy they want to be next too. They want to live in my guest house and be supported while they pursue their dream.

    I would love to see bright young gay guys make a video like this. But not these whores who populate LA’s fleshtrade. Why can’t young gay accountants and lawyers and teachers and doctors and stockbrokers make videos like this?

  22. Rick says

    “I would love to see bright young gay guys make a video like this. But not these whores who populate LA’s fleshtrade. Why can’t young gay accountants and lawyers and teachers and doctors and stockbrokers make videos like this?”

    Er…..because they would lose their jobs/clients/customers/patients?

    Most people who are “out” and “political” either have nothing to lose by doing so or are so rich/famous/well-connected that they are untouchable…..and will benefit in some way by “outing” themselves.

    Rarely does it have anything to do with “courage” or the lack thereof……

  23. Mike C. says

    Very cute, very hot. But I’d be interested to know what activists and artists actually did all the leg work writing the song and shooting the video. These guys are there for their looks, and that’s not a bad thing

  24. Chris says

    @ Jason:
    The companies purchased by Bain were not bankrupt or stagnant when purchased. That would have defeated the purpose. They bought companies that were doing well and had good credit ratings – that allowed Bain to get the company to take on enormous amounts of debt, generating a huge pile of cash. They would then have the company transfer that cash to Bain capital, and pay themselves and their investors with the borrowed money. After that, with a huge debt load, the company would declare bankruptcy, be liquidated to pay off the creditors, and Bain would walk away, leaving devastation in its wake. Then they would find another company to buy. Wash, rinse, repeat.
    Romney is not Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, not a legitimate businessman who’s activities have improved society. He’s basically an economic rapist. He’s a man utterly devoid of moral conscience. God help this country if he is elected.

  25. dannyday says

    You know what is really gross? Jealous people!
    These guys are actually trying to get across an important message in a cute way and so many of you just want to hate. WHY?
    BECAUSE YOU ARE JEALOUS BITTER QUEENS!

    Now, onto people who clearly do not hate themselves and are not bitter and jaded…
    The video is super cute, very informative actually and a hell of a lot of fun.

    I feel bad for people who cannot enjoy anything b/c they are so green with envy that it creates hatefulness

    If you want other people to love our community, why don’t you try loving each other first.

  26. millerbeach says

    I loved it…after all, what’s not to love? Cute, young men in swimwear, dancing about a really cool house, splashing about in the pool, all while making fun of a Rethuglican tool! Hey, that rhymes…where’s my agent? LOL

  27. RD says

    Wow… Just a couple of comments and then I will shut up.. @Jason, the lyric is in reference to Romney outsourcing american jobs in order to increase profits… As to the comments about ‘overprivilaged, pretty white boys’… Get down off the cross Mary, we need the wood…

  28. RD says

    Wow… Just a couple of comments and then I will shut up.. @Jason, the lyric is in reference to Romney outsourcing american jobs in order to increase profits… As to the comments about ‘overprivilaged, pretty white boys’… Get down off the cross Mary, we need the wood…

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