Male Gaze: The King of Gyrating Hips

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Few men can boast that their pelvis is too hot for TV. But after The Ed Sullivan Show deemed Elvis Presley's hip-shaking too controversial for a family program, the King of Rock and Roll could say that very thing. Even shot from the waist up, the singer oozed sex appeal. With his boyish face, heartthrob hair, and bad-boy attitude, Elvis was the image of rock-and-roll cool. With a smile that made girls scream and a voice that made him one of the best-selling artists in history, Mr. Presley could love us tender any day. In honor of his birthday, spend a moment taking in that alluringly brooding look and celebrate with some hip-shaking of your own tonight.