Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick, and Chace Crawford. Now, just a little closer. Closer … Closer … Now start panting!Photo: Out.com
It turns out that we aren’t the only people in the world who uncomfortably fetishize the cast of Gossip Girl. The gays do it, too! (Okay, to be fair, Daily Intel editor Chris is one, and Jessica is a big ol’ ’mo ho herself.) Out Magazine has a delicious photo shoot of the boys “roughhousing” around in its March fashion issue, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the results. Also, they provide telling insight into why their home demographic is so into the show:
The thought of returning to high school is a harrowing one for most gay men, but being able to look at adolescence through a lens that idealizes everyone as insanely wealthy, impossibly gorgeous, and improbably well-spoken is like porn.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Okay, we have, but it took us thousands and thousands of words to do it.
Dan Penn Badgley talks a bit to the mag about whether or not he would be comfortable going gay for the show. “It would be an interesting thing to do,” he says. “It could bring in a whole different demographic.” If you’re talking about the kind of demographic who lusts after teenage boys discovering their sexuality, Penn, we’re pretty sure you’ve already got that one sewed up.
School Ties [Out.com via Towleroad]