Via Copyranter comes this ad from Canadian used car dealer Dale Wurfel which uses an unbuttoned Tom Ford to make a point about well-maintained 'pre-owned' vehicles.
Tom Ford Hub
Tom Ford discusses giving interviews in the nude, with Interview:
"Someone asked me recently about male nudity, and I brought up the subject that, in our culture, we use female nudity to sell everything. We’re very comfortable objectifying women. Women go out and they are basically wearing nothing. Their feet and toes are exposed, their legs are exposed, their breasts are exposed. Everything is exposed—the neck, the arms. You have to be really physically perfect, as a woman, in our culture to be considered beautiful.
But full frontal male nudity challenges us. It makes men nervous. It makes women nervous. Other times in history, male nudes have been regarded in a different way. The Olympics were originally held nude. The reporter I was explaining this to said, 'This would make a great story.' I explained how when I come home I actually take off all my clothes, and I wear no clothes until I leave. I eat naked. I do everything completely naked. He said, 'That would make a great interview.' I said, 'Fine, we have to do it nude.'"
He was in very good shape. Anyway, we did the interview. The interviewer was straight, and I made it a point to desexualize the interview even though I was sitting with my legs wide open, completely naked. At the end of the interview, I put on a dressing gown and he put on his clothes, and I sat next to him on the sofa and said, “Was that sexual?” He said, “Absolutely not.” And I said, “That’s because I didn’t make it sexual. Sexuality is in the eyes, it’s an expression, it’s in a look.” Then, all of a sudden, I looked at him in a very different way, and it made him very nervous.
Tom Ford [interview]
OUT editor Aaron Hicklin writes to tell me that the magazine decided to do away with its annual swimsuit issue this year in favor of one focusing on couples and relationships.
On its cover is this portrait, shot by Tom Ford, of Ford and his partner Richard Buckley.
"One of the things that always amuses me -- amuses isn’t even the right word, because it doesn’t amuse me -- but often, I’m at dinner parties with very close friends, straight, and they realize that Richard and I have been together 24 years, and the response is often, "Wow, you guys have been together 24 years! That’s so amazing. I don’t think of gay men being together that long." And I’m, like, "Why? What are you talking about?" Some of the longest relationships I know of are same-sex couples. A lot of my straight friends have married and divorced and married and divorced in the time Richard and I have been together. I think that preconception, from even very educated liberal friends, that being gay is possibly more sex-based than emotionally based, is surprising and shocking in today’s world."
Two more portraits — of artist Catherine Opie and her family, and Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and his partner Chad McPhail, AFTER THE JUMP...
7 BILLION: National Geographic looks at the exploding world population in a brilliant video.
TOM FORD: Video of his top-secret runway show has emerged.
SETH WALSH: Wendy and Shawn Walsh, the mother and brother of the gay bullying victim, appeared on Nate Berkus last week.
PIXAR: A fan's tribute to the animation company and its many triumphs.
For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.
The language Polari, which was once used by gays in the United Kingdom, might go the way of the dinosaurs.
Billboard magazine celebrates Ke$ha's big year.
Carrie Fisher on the gay rumors surrounding John Travolta: "I mean, my feeling about John has always been that we know and we don’t care. Look, I’m sorry that he’s uncomfortable with it, and that’s all I can say. It only draws more attention to it when you make that kind of legal fuss. Just leave it be."
Tonsillitis shuts down the Glee set.
Showgirls and Black Swan get the trailer mash-up treatment (nsfw).
One dead, two injured in Stockholm bombing.
The Thor movie trailer officially hits the Web.
Christmas came early in Boston today: spectators were treated to runners dressed in nothing but Santa hats and speedos.
Chances are that Winona Ryder is not reading this right now.
Bernie Madoff's 46-year-old son has taken his own life - on the two year anniversary of his father's arrest.
Bill O'Reilly offends Barbara Walters by implying she's nothing but a celebrity journalist.
The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council finds that evangelical TV host Charles McVety violated broadcast code: “McVety may not like homosexuality. That is his entitlement, but to leave the totally unsubstantiated impression that gay and lesbian adults have a predilection toward young, underage people is insidious and unacceptable. In all, the Panel finds the McVety mis-characterizations as excessive, inappropriate, disparaging, and abusive.”
Tom Ford has no problem watching straight porn.