Friday, February 03, 2017

Good Morning, World

A happy 44th birthday today to Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini, who can currently be seen at a theater near some of you in The Salesman, the new film from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi. He even won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for the movie, and he is very very good indeed. I just reviewed this movie last week - read the review right here. If you don't follow me on Twitter you missed a co-exoration:

And obviously that's why we're here this morning.That said, good luck finding much more erotically charged out of Shahab than this Flashdance picture of him here:

I am somewhat blindly assuming this is a cultural thing -- but if anybody wants to correct my American ignorance please do -- that it's difficult to find even so much as a shirtless picture of this respected actor. Thinking back through the films of Farhadi and Abbas Kiarostami, aka the only Iranian directors whose work I have regularly gotten my eyes onto, I can't think of much if anything in the way of beefcake or the beefcake adjacent. What are the cultural norms regarding male beauty there? Anybody have any insight?


Dougie said...

OMG he looks like a hairier, handsomer version of Ron Livingston

Jason Adams said...

EXCELLENT CALL, Dougie! I knew he reminded me of somebody and it's totally RL.

Unknown said...

To answer your question as an iranian i have to say that we are not that great when it comes to appreciating male beauty however with social media now being a big part of peoples lives we're starting to and some of it is of course because of censorship they can get away with glimpses of skin here and there but it's usually frowned upon by the administrations that review the movies before they come out