Monday, February 27, 2017

Let's Celebrate Moonlight's Win Today...

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... with these pictures of Trevante Rhodes
 in his underpants.


30 comments:

JB said...

Oh sweet Lord. Speechless.

Dame James said...

You CANNOT do this to me while I'm at work. There goes the rest of my day.

Sam said...

I'm actually speechless.

Anonymous said...

Good gravy! Perfection. Is it wrong to want to lick him from head to toe?

billybil said...

OMG! Seriously. This man is breathtaking in SO MANY WAYS!!

Anonymous said...

In the comments section of the Jezebel article about this development, there are some workout GIFs that are... exceptional:

http://jezebel.com/let-us-give-thanks-to-this-image-of-trevante-rhodes-in-1792785886

Paul Outlaw said...

huminah huminah huminah

Anonymous said...

amen.

Anonymous said...

Because the objectification of Black men by white cis men is really how a film like Moonlight should be celebrated.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 3:08, are you new here? Objectifying men is kind of what's done here. I'm asking an honest question out of confusion: if white cis men don't find black men attractive (or if he only objectified non-PoC), then that's racist, right? But then objectifying black men is also problematic?

Anonymous said...

" if white cis men don't find black men attractive (or if he only objectified non-PoC), then that's racist, right? But then objectifying black men is also problematic?"

There's a major difference between objectification and finding someone attractive. There's a major difference between finding someone attractive and posting a bunch of photos and proclaiming that this is the way we celebrate the major achievement that is this movie. But, when Milo Yiannopoulos is held up a standard-bearer for white cis gay men, I'm not sure what us non-whites can actually expect.

And for the record, objectification is wrong. And it's especially wrong when white people objectify Black bodies, as they have historically done and continue to do. Not sure why it's hard to understand why treating Blacks as objects is a sore spot for us.

JA said...

For a very long time there weren't a lot of pictures objectifying black actors on the internet, so I didn't have a lot to post of black actors. And every week I'd have somebody in here telling me I was racist because I didn't post anything but white dudes.

Now it's gotten much better, and exploitative pictures of black guys are more available, and I am posting them, and now I'm not supposed to exploit them like I do everyone.

I exploit everybody here. Don't come here if you think "objectification is wrong." I couldn't disagree with that statement more, and it's not how this site will ever be run. Everybody can be objectified, equally and exuberantly.

I get that MOONLIGHT means more to you than this silly post. I love the movie, and even I, a white gay man, was deeply moved by it, even though it was not my direct experience in life. I have praised the movie to the heavens.

But I don't have to put it on a pedestal every single moment any more than I do anything here on this site - I have fun with the movies. Fun! We are having fun here. Which is what we're here to do. We're being inclusive and goofy and celebrating a great achievement by a great movie and a hot guy therein. I don't think he took these pictures expecting any less. Eyeballing him does not lessen the greatness of the damn film! They can co-exist.

Anonymous said...

So some Tumblrina got his jock in a bunch. Please stay on your Tumblr, this site is about movies and objectifying men with humor. Don't like it? Whine on your Tumblr about it like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think he took these pictures expecting any less."

Exactly.

Robert Kirby said...

Moonlight is a great film and Trevante R is a super-gorgeous fellow. MNPP celebrates both. What's to argue?

Anonymous said...

"I exploit everybody here. Don't come here if you think "objectification is wrong." I couldn't disagree with that statement more, and it's not how this site will ever be run. Everybody can be objectified, equally and exuberantly."

Yes, I get it. Black folks don't get to decide for ourselves what we should view as offensive, we should listen to privileged white people tell us what's offensive. After all, that's what 2016 was all about: disempowerment for anyone who wasn't a white cis male.

No, not everyone can be objectified "equally and exuberantly." This is no different than white people complaining that when Black folks someone says something negative about white people, it's "reverse racism." No, it's expressing a rational response to systemic racism that all white people are culpable in perpetuating.

What you are doing is wrong. I expected better from gay white men, but I've been learning a lot of harsh lessons about that since November.

And before you haul off on me being an "anonymous" commenter: I'm a Black gay man working at a bank in Florida. And I would like to keep my job there, thank you.


"So some Tumblrina got his jock in a bunch. Please stay on your Tumblr, this site is about movies and objectifying men with humor. Don't like it? Whine on your Tumblr about it like everyone else."

I'm a grown man. I don't have or use Tumblr. But if by Tumblrina, you meant something else, by all means say it. Wouldn't be the first time some alt-right, alt-gay twit said something racist to me.

JA said...

Dude, I can't do anything about you being or not being offended. Decide away! Good for you! I can't not offend everybody. If you're offended over this, so be it. I love Moonlight, I love this beautiful black man, and I will post about them both until my fingers break. How you take it is how you take it.

Anonymous said...


"Dude, I can't do anything about you being or not being offended."

You could not be racist, and post pictures with captions about you lusting and objectifying Black men, but I now realize that's too much of a stretch for you.

"I love Moonlight, I love this beautiful black man, and I will post about them both until my fingers break. How you take it is how you take it."

I give up.

Everyday, this country and the people in it find a new way to fill me with utter despair. It is increasingly clear that Black people are strangers in their own nation, and we have no place where whites do not try to make us into objects for their pleasure and amusement. And rather than acknowledging how much they are responsible, they simply double down.

What makes it worse is that I used to only worry about white hetero males. Now I wonder about the day when our supposed 'allies' turn on us because whiteness will prevail over any other identity.

Anyways, I am broken, again, by a lack of empathy from a fellow human being, so I will leave you to your racialist objectification.



Anonymous said...

What I honestly don't understand is - did someone force Rhodes to pose in his underwear? No. When he agreed to do this, did he intend only for black people to ogle him? I mean, I don't know him so I can't for sure say no, but I'd doubt it.

JA said...

Anonymous (5:10) -- I recommend therapy. It worked wonders for me, and it will clearly be a more fruitful time for you than coming here. It's a fair trade-off, I think. More than fair, even. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

" I recommend therapy. It worked wonders for me, and it will clearly be a more fruitful time for you than coming here. It's a fair trade-off, I think. More than fair, even. Good luck."

Your condescension and genuine understanding of racial concerns is appreciated.

And yes, I get it "free speech" to post what you want, just like Milo and Donald Trump. Don't act so shocked when there's pushback against racism though. Racism still has consequences, even for privileged white people.

JA said...

Therapy. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

And good luck with your future employment prospects. Even Milo was brought down, after condoning pedophilia. Racism, like child abuse advocacy, has consequences.

JA said...

Therapy. Good luck.

Maxim Ross said...

Ignore the Tumblrina. And Milo is awesome- he likes black dicks! He'd probably be all over the Tumblrina if he wasn't such a whiny SJW pussy.

JA said...

Ugh no Milo is not awesome. And "SJW" is not an insult -- we should all be warriors for social justice. Let's rein this conversation in, please.

Maxim Ross said...

"Ugh no Milo is not awesome. And "SJW" is not an insult -- we should all be warriors for social justice. Let's rein this conversation in, please."

Milo is for the same things you are: free speech and a healthy appreciation of the male body (though specifically for black dicks!). If you actually read his writings, you'll see a lot of it is performance art mixed in with real appreciation for true queer culture. In the current mood where we're all expected to conform to the married-kids-picket fences crap, it's refreshing to have an unabashed slut as spokesman.

JA said...

Jesus Christ, the comments on this post are like a rainbow of nuttiness. Milo's "performance art" is hate speech, and he can go fuck himself. The shit he's said about women and black people and Muslims, I'd punch him in the throat if given the chance. And that would be, in return, me exercising my love of free speech.

Maxim Ross said...

"Milo's "performance art" is hate speech, and he can go fuck himself. The shit he's said about women and black people and Muslims, I'd punch him in the throat if given the chance. And that would be, in return, me exercising my love of free speech."

There's no such thing as hate speech, despite what the Tumblr/SJW alt-left fascists might tell you. We have freedom of speech in this country.

And wanting to punch Milo doesn't change the fact that he's right. The only things Milo has said is to point out the danger from extremist Muslims, like the one who massacred the Orlando nightclub and toss gay people off roofs in Iraq. But people like Anonymous 11:30 would rather complain about made-up racism than actual violent homophobia.

And if you haven't read anything of Milo's, I can send you some of his work. Try reading it with an open mind. You might be surprised.

JA said...

Really, I am good. You do you, dude.