Saturday, January 03, 2009

Vintage photo of a man with a bubble butt. Why?

When I look at this photo of "Ratzy" I imagine nudging his legs apart, kneeling between them and lowering my body on top of his. I want to feel that perfect butt pressed against my groin, the warmth of his skin against mine.

My question is: Why was this picture taken?

It dates from the 1940s, and came from a family photo album that includes guys in the military, lots of horsing around, and the common snapshots of Mother and babies and Cookie the dog. So why then, a photo like this which seems so obviously homoerotic?

Was it meant to be funny? Was the photographer simply oblivious to the male beauty on display? We'll never know.

Whatever the intent, it has found a new, appreciate audience.

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