I guess what’s hard to swallow with this post is here are a couple of gay men who created a gay-owned and operated company–who hired a gay photographer and gay model to sell their wares to the gay community … and you’re slamming them. Harshly. I love me some freedom of speech. And I’m all for the right to express ones’ opinion. But in this day and age, don’t we as gay people–who literally just got the door slammed in our equal-rights-desiring faces– have bigger enemies to battle? Shouldn’t we save our fighting words for them?
Part of the reason I was so harsh is that I’m too skinny to pull off Ajaxx63 clothing. (There’s also the evocations of tribal house music, flag-dancing and K holes.) But here’s what I didn’t know when I wrote that little diddy on Aden’s photo shoot: that the owners of Ajaxx63 have apparently impressed everyone they’ve met; that they write this extremely readable blog and that they invented the famous Pitcher and Catcher shirts that I once wore myself as a repeat victim of statutory rape in the very early days of my adolescent slutdom. For that reason alone I can’t help but salute Ajaxx63.
Not to mention that their ad campaigns are welcome additions to my masturbation fodder. Here are some images from past campaigns (you probably recognize the first model as former big studio porn star and current bareback performer Nelson Troy.)
It's an interview with Phillip Aubrey: porn star, Spencer Reed's boyfriend, burp fetishist.
The COLT superstars joined a protest in Rome against the Catholic Church in order to make the claim that gay people are not pedophiles. There was a chihuaha involved.
I feel sorry for people with fetishes that can never be realized in real life. Take this Flickr user, who has to make do with his giants fetish using Photoshop.
I'm not one for bragging about intellectual accomplishments (it's something I learned from, you know, graduating with honors from Brown University), but Conner Habib is justifiably excited about his blurb in a book written by Carl Sagan's son.